JANUARY 31, 2018

The Suffolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority will be accepting applications for the position of COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM SPECIALIST until filled.  You must submit a S.R.H.A. application to be considered. Resumes may be attached to applications.  We are located at 530 E. Pinner Street-Suffolk, Virginia.  Salary $31,000 - $34,000.

General Statement of Duties:

Under the supervision of the Community Development Director, the Community Development Program Specialist is responsible for the Programs administered by the Suffolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority and assisting with the operating of CDBG, HOME, Elderly and other Rehabilitation Programs administered by the Community Development Department.  Prepares applications for continued funding of these programs relating to Development.  Perform other duties as assigned.

Essential Job Functions (Illustrative Only):

  1. Assists the Community Development Director with modernization and rehabilitation of the public housing stock of the Suffolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority
  2. Prepares, processes and files applications and reports of assigned programs in a timely and efficient manner.
  3. Works with resident councils and tenants to assess the continuing needs of the Authority relating to modernization management.
  4. Works with architects, engineers, and contractors as well as City, State and Federal officials.
  5. Prepares and recommends approval action on contract change orders and monitors contract payrolls and payments.
  6. Assists with the development of new programs directed at improving City housing stock.
  7. Assist with housing counseling programs, as needed.

Required Knowledge and Abilities:

The statements contained here reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance the workload.

  1. Any combination of education and duty related experience equal to two years of college level education is required.
  2. Experience in similar position or construction and cost estimating is required.
  3. Good working knowledge of the rules and regulations governing federal programs.
  4. Ability to collect/analyze data, conduct research studies, monitor ongoing programs and maintain records and reports.
  5. Ability to write clear and concise reports and correspondence.
  6. Knowledge and experience in construction and cost estimating.

Physical Requirements:

  1. This is sedentary work requiring the exertion of up to 10 pounds of force occasionally, and a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to move objects.
  2. Work requires reaching, fingering, grasping and repetitive motions.
  3. Vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word.
  4. Visual acuity is required for preparing and analyzing written or computer data, operation of machines, operation of motor vehicles or equipment, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities.
  5. The worker is not subject to adverse environmental conditions.

Special Requirements:

  1. Valid driver’s license required and must maintain eligibility for coverage under the Authority’s automobile insurance.
  2. Must pass a drug screen.
  3. Must supply a criminal background record.