The Neighborhood Services Department is seeking a qualified candidate for its Housing Development and Grants division. The Housing Development and Grants division manages several federal grants including HOME Investment Partnerships Grant (HOME), Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), and the Urban Development Action Grant (UDAG); with some projects involving Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) and Housing Opportunities for Persons with Aids (HOPWA). The grants are used to fund real estate developments and infrastructure improvements in the City of Fort Worth that benefit low and moderate income citizens. Additionally, the Neighborhood Empowerment Zone (NEZ) and Facade Improvement Program (FIP) are administered by the Housing Development and Grants division.
The Neighborhood Development Coordinator will coordinate new development and planning activities and be responsible for managing, supporting and administering community development projects and City programs that are funded by federal, state and local sources. Work will be undertaken collaboratively with other City departments, the Fort Worth Housing Finance Corporation, developers/partners, real estate brokers, engineers, contracted vendors/service providers and the general public and represent the Neighborhood Services Department at community meetings and City board and commission meetings.
The ideal candidate will need to be able to meet external and internal deadlines, work with internal City departments and outside organizations, be results driven, and produce high volumes of work as priorities shift. Additionally, the ideal candidate will demonstrate excellent written and oral communication.
The position will be a supervisory position and occasional evening work is required. Heavy phone and public contact required.
Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint experience required. GIS experience preferred. Prior to interviews, candidates will be tested on Excel, math and writing skills.
Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Public Administration, Urban Planning, Business Administration, or Real Estate Finance and four (4) years of professional experience in local government, community development, economic development, or commercial real estate such as multifamily housing; including two (2) years of experience in federal grants management, public infrastructure projects such as street reconstruction, project procurement, contract management and project or workflow management.
City Of Fort Worth, TX