Coordinates, plans, and implements the administration of federal, state and locally funded programs within the community development programs; performs directly related work as required. The principal function of an employee in this class is to provide administration of federal, state and locally funded community development programs within the neighborhood services department. The work is performed under the direct supervision of the Neighborhood Services Director and Deputy Director, but extensive leeway is granted for the exercise of independent judgement and initiative. Supervision is exercised over the work of employees involved in the administration of federal grants and related programs. The nature of the work performed requires that an employee in this class establish and maintain effective working relationships with other City employees, business and community groups, State and Federal officials, representatives of the media and the public. The principal duties of this class are performed in a general office environment.
Please Note: Recruitment for and the projected timeline for filling this vacancy is not impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This position is part of an operation that must be performed regardless of circumstances.
EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL WORK (ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY)
Supervises and evaluates the work of employees; recommends personnel actions related to selection, disciplinary procedures, performance, leaves, grievances, work schedules, and assignments; administers personnel policies and procedures;
Assigns ongoing work to subordinates; explains methods and procedures giving special instructions on unusual problems and situations; spot checks work in process or upon completion; participates in ongoing work;
Coordinates work activities with others in matters that directly impact assigned program operations;
Makes recommendations concerning budget, personnel, and related resource requirements for the area supervised based upon experience, anticipated workload, and production capability of the department;
Provides financial and program/operational data for higher-level management decisions; gathers, analyzes, and compiles data to prepare narrative and statistical reports on department activities;
Drafts recommendations for policy and procedural changes for approval by a higher authority;
Plans work activities and sequential operations on a daily, weekly, monthly, or longer-term basis;
Works with department director and deputy director and explains and interprets regulations and procedures; coordinates and improvises work schedules and systems;
Provides detailed responses about technical support programs and organization activities; explains criterion for evaluations, status of projects or program activities, coverage and limitations of services or programs, reasons for regulations or procedures, and how systems function and processes interrelate;
Compiles statistical or narrative information for agency personnel, other state, federal, county, or municipal officials, legislators, the news media, and the general public;
Explains the work of the department, program policies, and procedures to interested parties and staff; drafts detailed responses about programs, regulations, procedures, activities, and status of projects; compiles statistical or narrative information about the program;
Represents the department at various and related business meetings;
Exercises a substantial measure of responsibility and accountability for the technical soundness of the work which is supervised.
SELECTION METHOD Applicants deemed most qualified based on qualifications may be contacted for an interview. Qualified applicants who need a reasonable accommodation must inform this office at (515) 283-4213 or TTY at Iowa Relay at 711 or 1-800-735-2942 prior to closing date.
ACCEPTABLE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration, Business Administration or a related field; and
Considerable experience in community development and neighborhood service operations within a municipality or related field; and
Some of the required experience must be in a related supervisory or administrative capacity; or
Possession of a master’s degree in one of the above fields may be substituted for one year of experience, but may not be substituted for the supervisory experience.
REQUIRED SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS
Possession of a valid Iowa Driver’s License or evidence of equivalent mobility.
The City of Des Moines' Residency Requirement is in effect for this position. Applicant must be a resident of the City of Des Moines within seven (7) months of appointment date and maintain residency within the City of Des Moines while employed in this position.