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The Administrator, Community Development is responsible for planning, directing, supervising and managing all programmatic and fiscal aspects of the Community Development Division. Responsibilities involve establishing guidelines and procedures to promote the orderly and efficient administration of the Division, as well as implementation of the objectives of the law; developing a Consolidated Plan and an Annual Action Plan; developing public/private partnerships; developing strategy to address the changing Federal and State fiscal partnerships; preparing and implementing grants; establishing and implementing grants; establishing and implementing approved programs; program coordination; preparing the agency's annual budget, and fiscal responsibility for projects and services. Contacts with others are extensive, critical and important, and include various County officials, State officials, County legislators, the business community, the general public, employees, and the press.
Examples of Duties:
(The following examples illustrate the work performed in the positions in the class. Positions may require some or all of these examples depending on the organization of work within the department.The list is not inclusive. A position may require duties not listed, if necessary, to accomplish the work of the department.)
- Administers through subordinates, direct service programs and contracted services including Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Home Partnership Program (HOME), Grant-In-Aid, Continuum of Care Program (COC), TEFAP Program, and other community development programs, including promotion and education programs in accordance with Federal, State and County laws and regulations, such as Federal fair housing requirements (FHEO), the Americans with Disabilities Act, Article 70B of the Maryland State Code, and the County Code. Interprets and applies laws and regulations; devises systems for compliance, including reports and eligibility procedures.
- Directly and indirectly supervises full and part-time employees providing a variety of services & for County residents.
- Represents the County in meetings, public hearings and conferences on aging issues. Chairs public hearings and meetings, including the public hearing on the Consolidated Plan and Annual Action Plan, as necessary. Makes presentations before the County Council, Board of Estimates, State legislative committees, and municipal bodies, as required.
- Staffs Community Development Review Board; prepares or directs preparation of agendas.Provides guidance/direction to same group as they formulate long-term planning and strategies.
- Supervises preparation and implementation of contracts administered by the Community Development Division, including contracts providing affordable housing development and rehabilitation, homeless services, services to low and moderate income, grants to area non-profit organizations, capital construction and consultant services.
- Prepares/guides preparation of the County General Fund budgets, Capital budgets, and budgets submitted to State funding agencies. Monitors expenditures throughout year for compliance with budget. Determines if expenditures are within scope of various funding sources. Negotiates budget revisions with funding sources. Monitors capital projects funded within agency budget.
- Prepares or guides preparation through subordinates, plans/grant applications submitted to funding agencies, including the Consolidated Plan for the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
- Plans and implements public information campaigns covering topics of interest to providers of the low to moderate income, including program information, planning and agency services. Such campaigns may include media coverage, development of special publications supported by private public partnerships, staff outreach to community groups, public events and mass mailings.
- Liaisons with agencies within and outside the county government, such as Procurement, Planning & Zoning, Treasury, Economic Development, Law, Town of Bel Air, City of Aberdeen, City of Havre de Grace, Social Services, Health Department, Community College, etc. Coordinates projects, responds to complaints, and troubleshoots technical problems.
- Oversees management of Division's computerized information system. Provides technical assistance to subordinates in developing databases, spreadsheets, word processing, and presentation documents. Oversees preparation of content for inclusion in the agency's Web Page.
- Negotiates and submits for approval partnership agreements with private and nonprofit organizations, which result in benefit for the County's low to moderate income population, including recreational and educational opportunities, health promotion and screening activities, and donations supplementing services administered by the Office.
- Coordinates planning and implementation of new community development initiatives, and modification of existing plans, including obtaining approval of HUD.
- Negotiates between community groups and advocates, and educates public officials as to Agency's position.