Primary Duties Minimum Starting Salary: $55,000.00
Under general supervision, the Housing Programs Analyst plays a key role in administering the City's federal community development and housing grants (CDBG and HOME) and other Housing special revenue funds. The Analyst also monitors City funding of major affordable housing developments and contracts for affordable housing and homeless programs. Other duties and assignments may include: assisting with budget preparation and monitoring, compliance tasks related to grants, loans and contracts; administer the Annual Action Plan process, preparing requests for proposals for federal and/or City housing funds, screening proposals for eligibility and scoring purposes; reviewing site development requests for major affordable housing projects; preparing plans and reports related to federal grants, and monitoring internal and subrecipient compliance with federal, state and local requirements. The Analyst is also responsible for writing staff reports, correspondence, providing technical assistance to grantees and maintaining excellent working relationships with outside organizations, City officials, local stakeholders, and staff. Essential Functions
Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. Factors such as regular attendance at the job are not routinely listed in job descriptions but are an essential function. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Educates local non-profits on funding availability for CDBG and HOME application for funding process; reviews application materials for the purpose of determining proposed program eligibility; develops and maintains working relationships with local non-profits, and other stakeholders to ensure understanding of program policies and procedures.
- Develops, updates, and maintains various databases and tools such as Integrated Disbursement and Information System and internal tracking sheets to support program activities.
- Performs annual audits, ensuring compliance with housing program requirements; identifies and resolves issues.
- Revises and updates policies and procedures related to monitoring housing programs; ensures educational materials are current and up to date.
- Oversees grant compliance activities; performs reporting and accounting functions.
- Contributes to the development of the annual division budget by making assisting in recommendations and participating in the preparation, researching of historical expenditure patterns, and estimating future needs; assists management in compiling overall budget requests; monitors subrecipient expenditures after budget adoption and recommends appropriate corrective action.
- Prepares check requisitions.
- Conducts analytical studies of complex and sensitive programmatic issues.
- Coordinates and assembles a variety of statistical information for inclusion in reports and presentations.
- Collects, analyzes, and reports demographic, statistical and financial data; prepares a variety of technical, administrative, and regulatory reports.
- Maintains accurate financial records to ensure compliance with program requirements imposed by Federal and State grant programs.
- Coordinates request for proposal process for sub-granting of federal entitlement grants funding; assists with the evaluation of proposals; prepares contract documents; reviews requests for payment.
- Assists the Director in exploring potential programs and opportunities for funding sources.
- Organizes and presents outreach meetings and educational workshops or Department programs and activities.
- Prepares and disseminated public outreach materials to inform the public and stakeholders of available programs.
- May be required to respond afterhours, including holidays and weekends, in the event of a departmental or City-wide emergency.
- Performs other related and assigned duties as required.
- Driving is essential.
Physical Demands Sedentary Work:
- Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Accounting, Business, Public Administration
- AND three years' experience in housing programs, social services and /or community development programs;
- OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Must possess a valid Texas Driver's License.
- Must be able to pass Excel-Normal test - 70%
- Must be able to pass Reading Comprehension - 70%
- Must complete the Writing Sample test.
- Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or 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.
The City of Waco is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to providing fair and equal treatment of all applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity. We value diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all.