City of Vicksburg
Job Title: Housing Coordinator/Planning & Community Development
Summary the Housing Coordinator will provide Administrative support as well as pursue funding resources for development and implementation to benefit community housing assistance needs through Federal, State, and other partnership housing programs by performing the following duties.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
- Completes administrative projects and assignments for Housing Department
- May be responsible for administrative tasks and routine managerial assignments
- Organizes and maintains basic filing system for correspondence and other records
- Answers and screens telephone calls to the Housing Department and arranges conference calls, appointments, and meetings
- Prepares agendas, reserves and prepare meeting facilities, and records and transcribes minutes of meetings
- Makes copies of correspondence or other printed materials
- Prepares outgoing mail and other correspondence, including e-mail and faxes
- Orders and maintains supplies, and arranges for equipment maintenance
- Greets scheduled visitors and directs them to the appropriate area
- Responsible for intake processes which may include file labeling and organizing
- Maintain Counselor Max system
- Prepares spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel to maintain organization and workflow
- Assists with the collection of information for the CDBG Citizen Participation requirements.
- Meets with citizens, attorneys, appraisers, engineers, architects, contractors, and other interested parties.
- Assists with the development and administration Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) programs.
- Confers with personnel affected by proposed program to develop program goals and objectives, outline how funds are to be used, and explain procedures necessary to obtain funding.
- Assists with the writing of and/or writes grant application, according to format required, and submits application to funding agency or foundation.
- Assists with the direction and coordination of evaluation and monitoring of grant funded programs, or writes specifications for evaluation or monitoring of program by outside agency.
- Assists department personnel in writing periodic reports to comply with grant requirements.
- Maintains master files on grants.
- Maintains paperwork connected with grant funded programs.
- Include the following. Other duties may be assigned
This job has no supervisory responsibilities.
Qualifications 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 the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience
Bachelor's degree (B.A./B.S.); or High School diploma and four to six years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Thorough knowledge of public records and background or license in real estate is preferred. Must have good written and oral communication skills.
Certificates, License and Regulations
Requires a valid driver’s license and must maintain eligibility to drive as per the City’s Vehicle Usage Policy.
The Housing Coordinator must aspire to acquire the following certifications:
Housing Counseling Certification based on NeighborWorks of America:
1. Pre-purchase homeownership education for the educator to deliver a comprehensive homebuyer education training in a group setting.
REQUIREMENT: HO229 Homebuyer Education Method: Train the Trainer.
2. Post-purchase homeownership education for counselors to facilitate post-purchase seminars and workshops.
REQUIREMENT: HO247 Post Purchase Education Methods.
3. Homeownership counseling- certification in one on one counseling.
REQUIREMENT: Part 1 HO250 Homeownership Counseling Principles.
Part 2 HO109 Foreclosure Basics.
Financial Counseling Certification via NeighborWorks Training Institute or any qualified entity, such as the MS Community Financial Access Coalition, (MCFAC)
Part 1 Complete HO208 Building Financial Skills or MCFAC Financial Capability.
Part 2 Complete HO209rq Financial Education or MCFAC Financial Education Program.
Part 3 Complete HO310 Financial Coaching.
Part 4 Complete HO004WT Financial Management.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word software.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Must have a valid driver's license.
Other Skills and Abilities
Must have good organizational and communication (written and oral) skills
Overtime, alternative work schedules, and on-call status may be assigned as needed.
Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk and sit. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
Work Environment 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.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: From $14.00 per hour
- Dental insurance
- Health insurance
- Paid time off
- Retirement plan
- Vision insurance
- 8 hour shift
- Day shift
- Monday to Friday
- High school or equivalent (Preferred)
- related: 4 years (Preferred)
- Driver's License (Required)
- Waiting period may apply
- Only full-time employees eligible
- Temperature screenings
- Social distancing guidelines in place
- Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place