Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Summary of Job Duties

It is an exciting time to work for the City of Aurora, we're growing and looking for dedicated and collaborative individuals to join our team of talented and valued employees. Excellent organizations have a set of principles, or core values, that are used to implement their mission and vision. At the City of Aurora, we demonstrate our excellence by modeling the CORE 4 Values of: IntegrityRespect, Professionalism, and Customer Service, and we welcome all who share these values to apply.

A CULTURE DRIVEN BY PURPOSE
In the City of Aurora's Neighborhood Services department, we view business as an ecosystem rather than a competitive landscape. Our team exists with the sole purpose of serving our community and its constituents.
 
Our empathic culture helps us be mindful of the impact our day-to-day relationships can make on our ability to achieve our goals within the community we build and support.
Embracing different perspectives--in and out of the office--allows us to elevate the quality of our work and our culture as well as optimize the ways in which we deliver products and services.
 
The work we do is valued, important and rewarding; we strive to provide a work environment that listens to, understands and trusts its employees.
 
Our Community Development Department encourages employees to be:

  • Transitional: Constantly adapting to new technologies and the changing needs of our city
  • Dedicated: Committed to making the best decisions for our city, its residents and the community
  • Optimizing: By making the most of every resource we have available
  • Empathic: In our ability to understand and have compassion for the feelings and needs of our residents, customers and coworkers
 
MEET THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
Our ideal Supervisor is a self-starter, leader of leaders, organized, communicative, perceptive and accountable.
 
Our ideal Supervisor attention to detail and quality in all aspects of Community Development. They must have strong written and verbal communication skills to be able to articulate and present complex, technical concepts and terms to a broad spectrum of employees and managers. They have demonstrated an ability to develop and maintain the overall project vision and strategy while managing tactical details and activities. They are capable of using facilitation skills to achieve project progress per plan.
 
Please include a copy of the following:
  • Drivers License
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Professional Writing Sample

 **This posting is scheduled to close on Monday September 30, 2019 at 12:00 noon, however is subject to close at any time without prior notice.  Thank you**

PRIMARY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

This position is responsible for carrying out the requirements of the city's CDBG, HOME and ESG grant funding in accordance with local, state and federal requirements.  Primary duties include but are not limited to:

  • Designs and implements the Five-Year Consolidated Plan for Housing and Community Development, the annual Action Plan, the annual Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER), the Citizen Participation Plan (CCP), the Language Assistance Plan (LAP), and the Assessment of Fair Housing Plan (AFH) consistent with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requirements
  • Supervision and oversight of a minimum of three (3) planning staff, including but not limited to training, hiring and staff appraisals
  • Requires demonstrated knowledge and expertise in overseeing compliance of federal, state and local regulations pertaining to program implementation
  • Requires excellent writing, public speaking and broad communication skills
  • Provides technical support, assistance, and maintenance for Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), Home Investment Partnership Act (HOME), and Emergency Shelter Grants (ESG), fund grant compliance and reporting programs and projects
  • Supervises, develops and implement grant applications, redevelopment strategies and/or plans and programs; coordinates and monitors project work flow of planning staff
  • Facilitates a high level of resource development process, including research, interpretation, and compilation of census data for inclusion into the various HUD documentation for federal funding
  • Assists Manager in the enhancement of existing programs and the development of new programs
  • Interacts with the business community, local non-profit organizations, schools, state, and county agencies and other Aurora city departments; makes presentations to a variety of groups and committees
  • Serves as a technical advisor and represents Community Development in citizen and/or government committees and groups
  • Assists in the development, coordination, implementation, and support of new and existing neighborhood partnerships, associations, and collaborations
  • Attends and participates in neighborhood organization meetings
  • May assist division manager in general office management and staff supervision
  • Performs additional duties as assigned

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education:

  • Bachelor's Degree in planning, business management, or a directly related field.  Master's Degree in Urban and Environmental Planning, Public Administration, or a directly related field is strongly preferred.

Experience
  • A minimum of 5 years' progressively responsible professional experience in community development planning. 
  • Experience specific to HUD grant programs such as CDBG, HOME, ESG, community-based program development, community organization, and community relations strongly preferred. 
  • A minimum of 4 years' of supervisor experience supervising 3 or more full-time employees.

An equivalent combination of training and experience may be considered.

Knowledge:  Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of community planning activities specific to federal regulations relative to federally funded housing and economic development activities; local government structure; community relationships; small group facilitation; leadership development; personal computer with various platforms and operating systems and related software.

Abilities:  Ability to maintain effective working relationships with other employees, citizens, and the community development community; develop and maintain effective interpersonal and inter-group relationships with a variety of persons and groups of various socio-economic and multi-cultural backgrounds; train and motivate others; communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; analyze and compile technical information and reports; interpret and apply applicable laws, ordinances, and policies; identify, obtain support, and organize community resources and groups toward achieving program goals.

Skills:  Strong interpersonal, analytical, decision making, problem solving, organizational and presentation skills.  Highly skilled in administrative writing and budget preparation, the use of personal computers, spreadsheets, word processing, and graphic presentation skills.

Licenses, Certificates, and/or Equipment Required:  Colorado driver's license. 

This position may require the incumbent to occasionally use personal equipment (e.g. vehicle, cell phone, tools, etc.) in the course of their employment.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Physical Demands:  Sedentary to light physical work requiring ability to lift a maximum of 25 pounds; occasional lifting, carrying, walking, and standing; speech communication and hearing to maintain communication with employees and citizens; vision to read and interpret reports and other written documents; hand/eye coordination for operation of a computer system.

Work Environment:  Primarily works in a clean, comfortable environment; may be noisy.

Equipment Used:  Uses standard office equipment including a personal computer system.

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For Veterans preference:  Please show all of your employment history, military service and include related documentation (DD214) on the application.
            
The City of Aurora is an equal opportunity employer.  We are required by state and federal agencies to keep certain statistical records on applicants.  It will not be used in any way to discriminate against you because of your sex, race, age, sexual orientation, creed, national origin, disability or military status, gender identity, unless related to a bona fide occupational qualification as defined by the Colorado Civil Rights Commission and the Equal Opportunity Commission.
                                         
If you need assistance in completing this application, please feel free to contact our office at:  303-739-7225 or visit us at 15151 E Alameda Pkwy., Suite 3500, Aurora, CO 80012.

Despite the changes in Colorado law, the City of Aurora maintains a drug free workplace.  A positive test of marijuana is grounds for disqualification and ineligibility for employment with the city for one year or termination once hired.


Drug Testing, Thorough Criminal Background Check, and Employment References:
As a condition of employment, all applicants selected for employment with the City of Aurora must undergo a thorough criminal background check and drug screening. Employment references will be conducted on finalists for City of Aurora vacancies.

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