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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Job Details for 1953 - Administrator of Community Development

Job Description

GRADE: 315

Under direction; performs work of considerable difficulty in supervising and administering the housing and community development programs; research and development, and the coordination of operations of services in the Community Development division.  Supervises program operations and assists the Director of Community Services in conducting special projects; performs related work as required.

This is a professional and administrative position responsible for the management of activities to support Community Services, Community Development, Transportation and grants programs, and preparation of plans.  An employee in this class spends a considerable amount of time planning, implementing and enforcing goals and activities of the unit, coordinating the work of Community Service Managers in the unit, and developing systems to ensure provisions are in compliance with program requirements.  Work is performed under the direction of the Director of Community Services. Customarily and regularly directs the work of two or more other employees.

The list of duties and responsibilities is illustrative only, and is not a comprehensive listing of all the duties and responsibilities performed by positions in this class.
• Develops goals, objectives, and plans for community development, housing, social service and volunteer programs
• Develops methods for programming of grants
• Reviews processes and procedures of work unit for quality and efficiency
• Participates in local, state and federal committees on issues of community development, housing, and volunteerism
• Serves as staff liaison to Community Development Commission
• Oversees the development and implementation of Consolidated Plan for Community Development and other Federally required plans
• Oversees grant applications and statistical reports to ensure that provisions of services are in compliance with program requirements
• Prepares annual operating budget and statistical reports for programs
• Develops working relationships with community groups, non-profit agencies, and other units of government in order to improve and enhance the delivery of programs within Community Services’ goals
• Assists Community Services Director with specialized research projects, budget and reports. 
• Recommends hires and promotions, directs and evaluates employment decisions for all assigned positions
• Maintains regular attendance and punctuality.

• Adjusts work assignments and schedules in the event of an emergency to participate in emergency preparedness, response, and recovery activities as assigned.
• Depending on assignment may maintain required emergency management training, licensure and/or certifications.
• Performs related duties as required or assigned within job classification.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and /or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Knowledge of:
• Planning, coordinating and implementing community development, housing and grants activities;
• Social service program administration
• Functions, availability and resources of public and private social service agencies
• Housing and Urban Development (HUD) regulations relating to community development and housing
• Project economics
• Social service and workplace trends
• Current office practices, procedures and equipment
• County policies and procedures
• Applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, regulations, codes, and/or statutes
• Management and leadership principles

Skill in:
• Facilitating positive group interaction and enlisting support and cooperation
• Organizing, supervising, and training others
• Analyzing facts and in exercising judgment and arriving at conclusions
• Conducting planning studies
• Planning and developing an adequate information system.
• Using computer hardware and software including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, email, etc
• Applying an acquired knowledge of procedures, rules, regulations and services applicable to the assigned office
• Planning, scheduling and supervising the work of others

Ability to:
• Manage projects and multiple priorities simultaneously
• Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals
• Plan, analyze and evaluate programs and services, operational needs and fiscal constraints
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with department and division staff, other departments and others, such as vendors
• Communicate and use interpersonal skills to interact with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. to sufficiently exchange or convey information and to receive work direction
• Ensure compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations and statutory requirements
• Convey excellent oral and written communication
• Work effectively under stress
• Maintain confidentiality
• Monitor and evaluate employees
• Prioritize and assign work
• Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals
• Plan, organize, manage and evaluate the work of the division to ensure efficient, timely and cost-effective services
• Plan, analyze, and evaluate programs and services, operational needs, and fiscal constraints
• Provide leadership to effectively resolve issues

Exercises supervision of personnel in related area of responsibility.

Completion of a Bachelor’s degree in Business or Public Administration, Social Services or related field, and five years of professional experience in managing a community development, housing, or social service program or related area of program planning work, including three years’ experience in a supervisory or administrative capacity; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Position is typically office or administrative work and is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.