Neighborhood Program Specialist
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Maricopa, AZ 85138
Neighborhood Program Specialist
Neighborhood Program Specialist
$35,172.80 – $42,911.86 Annually
The Neighborhood Services primary function is to improve and preserve neighborhood vitality, housing and redevelopment, community development and diversity, and citizen participation programs to improve the quality of neighborhoods in the City of Maricopa. The Program Specialist position will be responsible for outreach and support various programs, activities and citizen participation programs to improve the quality of neighborhoods in Maricopa. Program goals include family and housing stability, implementation of projects funded with Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), work closely with non-profit and government entities to promote opportunities and healthy community connections.
This position will be opened until filled.
The City of Maricopa is an Equal Opportunity / Reasonable Accommodation employer. The City does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, familial status, age, disability, and United States military veteran status. Pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City will make a reasonable accommodation(s) during the recruitment & selection process. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation by contacting Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job. Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.
+ Cultivates partnerships with other non-profit organizations, local businesses, social/civic groups;
+ Provides excellent customer service to contracted agencies, community partners, businesses and residents related to community development programs, questions and concerns;
+ Assists in the implementation of goals and objectives for programs, projects, and training;
+ Supports conducting appropriate research, relevant city ordinances, policies, and operating procedures to help to customers in a timely manner;
+ Helps to initiate, review and provide feedback on environmental and other required reviews for CDBG, HOME, other related programs and projects;
+ Assists with the tracking and reporting of grant spending and awardee performance outcomes;
+ Prepares and conducts presentations to community groups about neighborhood programs, and other related neighborhood improvement initiatives; with the guidance of management.
+ Prepares a variety of comprehensive statistical reports summarizing and interpreting data and providing analyses and recommendations;
+ Facilitates neighborhood and .
+ Assist in the planning of programs and initiatives to generate citizen involvement in property maintenance and neighborhood improvement efforts within identified target neighborhoods;
+ Responsible for a wide variety of division special projects;
+ Performs public education and information duties, including scheduling neighborhood meetings, public meetings, hearings.
+ Develops information and educational pamphlets, brochures, flyers, newsletters, and other media-related information for programs and initiatives;
+ Attends City Council meetings, board and commission meetings, and other meetings as assigned.
+ Works closely with volunteers and neighborhood groups. Provides assistance, when needed.
+ Keeps management of overall project performance (i.e. completion dates, changes/delays in scheduling, etc.)
+ Record keeping and general job-related inventory
+ Creates and provides bi-lingual timely notifications for neighborhoods and community as applicable
+ Informal problem-solving.
+ Abide by city rules, regulations and policies.
Minimum and Preferred Entrance Qualifications
Education and Experience
+ High school diploma or GED equivalency with additional college courses in social work, grant writing, communications and/or accounting; and
+ Three (3) years’ experience in social work, non-profit organizations, grant allocations for low to moderate income community development, or in a related field; or
+ Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform the work.
+ Work requires broad knowledge in a general professional or technical field. Knowledge is normally acquired through four (4) years of college resulting in a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in neighborhood services, public administration, planning, social work or related fields or a business related field.
+ Equivalency is acceptable. Equivalent years of experience are equal to 1 (one) year of experience for every 1 (one) year of education required.
+ Public Speaking Experience
Competencies for Successful Performance of Job Duties
+ Principles and practices of volunteer recruitment and management;
+ Various community, business, academic, and social organizations; resources in the field of volunteerism;
+ Planning, administration, organizational, scheduling, coordination, and promotional activities related to special events and related activities;
+ Rules, guidelines, and regulations affecting the CDBG and HOME programs;
+ Program and project management methods and techniques and time management principles;
+ Basic marketing principles and practices;
+ Customer service procedures and techniques;
+ Available community resources and services;
+ Basic principles of communication both oral and written in English/Spanish;
+ Electronic Document Management systems;
+ Federal OSHA and State and County regulations and city policies regarding safe work practices.
+ Communicating effectively with citizens of varying socioeconomic backgrounds and respond to requests and inquiries tactfully and courteously;
+ Planning, organizing, implementing and coordinating volunteer, special projects, work activities, programs and events;
+ Making effective oral presentations, present information clearly and concisely to various audiences;
+ Preparing written documents including letters, s