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American Planning Association
National Association of Counties (NACo)
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National Community Developers Association (NCDA) (members only)


Community Economic Development Association of Michigan (CEDAM)
Council of Michigan Foundations
Michigan Economic Developers Association (MEDA) (members only)
Michigan League for Human Services
Michigan Municipal League (MML)

Updated June 12, 2019

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  • December 13, 2022 10:09 AM | Anonymous


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    City of Grand Rapids (pop. 198,917) is conducting a national search for an experienced housing and community development professional to lead a department of 46 employees with a total budget of $18 million that is organized under the following service areas: 

    ·         Code Compliance to proactively and reactively enforce City codes that ensure community health and safety.  These services include residential rental property certification, residential property maintenance, building maintenance and zoning code compliance, and nuisance remediation and blight monitoring. 

    ·         Community Development oversees federal, state, and local programs that increase housing stability and access to affordable housing, improve housing and neighborhood conditions, and provide economic opportunities for low-and moderate-income residents and vulnerable populations.  Core services include grants management, housing rehabilitation, and coordination of homelessness response, lead-based paint remediation programs and indigent defense.

    Reporting to the Senior Managing Director of Community Services, the Community Development Director will be a key member of the City’s upper management team providing them with the opportunity to contribute to broader affairs of the organization. The Director will directly supervise 3-5 direct reports and provide managerial direction to all employees with support from two (2) Assistant Directors.  The Director works with diverse groups including nonprofit and for-profit entities, community partners, and residents experiencing socio-economic disparities. 

    The Community Development Director will develop long and short range planning and needs assessment for community and service improvements in keeping with the City’s mission of elevating Grand Rapids quality of life and in keeping with the Strategic Plan (

    The ideal person will be able to manage financially complex department operations, assess overall department effectiveness, and establish effective community development and code compliance programs. The position requires a proven track record of working effectively in a culturally and ethnically diverse community while coordinating activities with contractors, other government officials, business, and civic leaders, and explaining department activities to the media and citizen groups. 

    The successful candidate must uphold the highest level of ethics and integrity in performing work and representing the City.  They will have demonstrated experience and a good record managing the federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) and Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) programs.  The successful candidate will have proven experience leading housing and building code compliance and will be skilled in addressing complex issues among diverse stakeholders. The successful candidate will have political astuteness, excellent writing skills, the ability to maintain relationships, ability to work with community partners and be able to engage well with the community.

    Requirements include:

    ·         Bachelor's degree in business or public administration, urban planning, or related field;

    ·         Eight (8) years of related experience in community development, code compliance, or housing, inclusive of five (5) years of supervisory experience or any equivalent combination of training and experience.

    ·         Extensive knowledge of federal housing and community development programs including the Community Development Block (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME), and Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) programs.

    Compensation for this position range starts from $109,872 to $140,103 +/- DOQ/E, plus excellent benefits.  

    Preview Fringe Benefits Guide Sheet

    Apply online by January 16, 2023. Submit cover letter, resume, and three (3) reference at  Confidential inquiries are encouraged.  Contact Ryan Cotton, Vice President, GovHR USA at 847-380-3240, ext. 114.

    MANDATORY APPLICATION QUESTIONNAIRE – The following Application Questionnaire MUST be completed and submitted along with application.

    Grand Rapids, MI – Community Development Director Mandatory Application Questionnaire


    Application Deadline: January 16, 2023

  • November 02, 2022 8:51 AM | Anonymous

    Unclassified Service

    Class Grade 11

    Title:   Grant Coordinator/ Loan Service Specialist 

    General Summary:

    Advises and assists the Director of Neighborhood and Economic Operations in planning, directing and administering the following programs; community development block grant (CDBG), CDBG CV, HOME, HOME ARPA, ARPA pertaining to Housing, Affordable Housing and Development Board. Including oversight of funding, monitoring sub recipients, meeting federal regulatory requirements, advertising housing programs and preparing the planning documents.  Also required to perform research, analyze data, prepare reports, make recommendations, approve and track payments, and keep a variety of records, and make presentations. Processes loan applications and facilitates closings related to various home rehab programs. Represent the NEO Department at all Continuum of Care meetings.  Completes related program work including clerical and basic bookkeeping functions.  Position involves public contact and requires ability to organize tasks.  Provides staff services for various public bodies and agencies as needed. 

    Essential Job Functions:

    An employee in this position may be called upon to do any or all of the following essential functions.  These examples do not include all of the duties that the employee may be expected to perform.  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. 

    1.            Coordinates and manages CDBG, CDBG CV, HOME, HOME ARPA, ARPA projects undertaken by the City, including coordinating the consideration of grant proposals, meeting with community stakeholders regarding allocations, recommending priority allocation to the Director, ensuring the City follows HUD regulations related to the grants, preparing contracts for sub recipients, monitoring sub recipients’ grant usage and record keeping, designing and/or amending sub recipient report forms to ensure receipt of all required information, and performing Davis-Bacon audits of non-residential construction projects.  Prepares sub recipient contract extension requests as appropriate.

    2.            Prepares City’s Annual CDBG Action Plan, 5-Year Plan, and Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report for review and approval by Director and City Council.

    3.            Performs research and analysis as needed for programs, and project and policy development. 

    4.            Prepares a variety of HUD reports, including Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing.  Prepares reports and performs other administrative tasks to accomplish community development goals and/or fulfill contract obligations.

    5.            Conducts environmental reviews for CDBG projects, as required.

    6.            Provides staff services to public bodies, such as the, Affordable Housing Board, Citizens Advisory Committee.  Staff services may include research; committee staffing; presentations and report preparation; preparation of agenda packets; and other administrative tasks to accomplish community development goals and/or fulfill contract obligations of the department.

    7.            Researches, prepares and/or assists in the preparation of grant and financial applications for other state, federal and private assistance programs for community development and housing programs.

    8.            Meets with general public, technical staff, elected officials and owners of private businesses to discuss, develop and coordinate grant projects; and to implement planning, public relations and program marketing, consistent with community and economic development goals.

    9.            Advertises and promotes department activities and programs.  Creates flyers, brochures and advertising materials for department programs and services.  Writes articles, bulletins and newsletters for publication or posting on website. 

    10.          Collaborates with outside organizations to build new homes and rehabilitate existing homes.  Consults with State Historic Preservation Office for environmental clearance and Section 106 reviews for CDBG-funded residential projects.

    11.          Monitor operations of Neighborhood Resource Center to ensure neighborhood issues are effectively addressed.  Assist NRC staff with maintenance and billing concerns.

    12.          Conducts on-site visits to verify grant conditions are met, as necessary for assigned programs.

    13.          Processes applications for various home rehab loan programs.  Reviews applications, conducts financial interviews, verifies information, determines eligibility, matches applicant to appropriate funding program and obtains requisite financial and inspection information.

    14.          Processes loans and related closings.  Assists in obtaining bids for rehab activities, prepares loan closing documentation, conducts loan closings, prepares payments and escrow accounts and closes files at completion.

    15.          Enters data in computer system, prepares data summaries, activity reports, and financial files.  Audits documents, records, and computer output for errors and makes corrections.  Prepares specialized government computer reports (GRP) and others as necessary.

    16.          Submits forms and computer-based requests to draw funds from external sources, prepares requisitions and receipts, and submit payments.  Checks contractor payments, prepares vouchers, waivers and final certifications, and tracks disbursements.

    17.          Performs routine bookkeeping activities for the department such as posting payments, paying bills, and typing and tracking reimbursements.  Receives payments, prepares receipts and make cash turn-ins

    18.          Represents the department on committees, as assigned.

    19.          Operates personal computer for word processing, database management, research and preparation of advertising materials.

    20.          Operates audiovisual equipment to make presentations.

    21.          Performs other assignments as required.

    22.          May perform duties of lower classified employee as assigned.

    Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Minimum Qualifications:

    The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, abilities and minimum qualifications necessary to perform the essential functions of the position.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the job.

    Bachelor’s degree in accounting, public administration, business management or related field plus two years experience related to accounting procedures, community development and/or grant writing; or the equivalent combination of job-related education and experience.

    -                      Considerable oral and written skills are required. 

    -                      Considerable ability to organize information and tasks.

    -                      Knowledge of accounting procedures and general ledger maintenance.

    -                      Skill in the use of general office equipment.

    -                      Considerable ability to use word processing and data base management software.  Ability to use specialized financial system and database software.  Experience working with IDIS preferred.

    -                      Ability to perform mathematical computations with speed and accuracy.

    -                      Ability to read, write, speak and understand the English language.  Ability to prepare and produce clear and concise correspondence.

    -                      Ability to work independently and manage projects.

    -                      Ability to exercise discretion related to the handling of confidential information.

    -                      Ability to interact professionally and constructively with other employees, elected officials and members of the public.

    -                      Must have own transportation to participate in off-site meetings and inspections, as necessary.

    -                      City employees are also expected to possess and maintain a record of orderly, law-abiding citizenship, sobriety, integrity and loyalty as it pertains to and reflects upon their employment with the City.   City employees must also be physically and mentally able to perform the essential duties of their positions without excessive absences.

    Physical Demands and Work Environment:

    The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the 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 frequently required to communicate in person and by telephone, read regular and small print, sit, use limited mobility in an office setting, use manual dexterity to type and enter data, and use sight to read and prepare documents and reports.  The job requires standing or walking, including the ability to use steps.  The job requires travel to other work sites.  Specific vision abilities required for this job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.  The typical work environment of this job is a business office setting where the noise level is quiet or moderate, although the employee occasionally works outdoors and in construction sites where the noise level may be loud.

  • June 09, 2022 11:45 AM | Anonymous

    Benton Harbor - Port of Opportunities

    POSITION:                                                        DEPARTMENT:

    Community Development Block Manager              Community Development 


    PAY SCALE: $42,500-$52,500/annually

    (Depending on qualification/experience)


    Under general supervision, coordinates federally-funded Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program activities and other related federal, state, and local programs.  Writing of grants, sub agreements, special reports, work with various computer applications.  Functions and tasks include coordination with various City departments and City-assisted agencies; assisting Director as City liaison to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD); assisting various local agencies and non-profits using or seeking CDBG funding; maintaining records, monitoring of CDBG recipients, and preparing annual application and reports to the City, state, and federal governments.


    Under general supervision from the Community and Economic Development Director, essential functions include, but are not limited to: implementing, administering, and coordinating the CDBG Program; coordinating grant administration with various divisions and departments of the City, as well as other governmental agencies; planning and implementing the grant application process; performing preliminary review of grant applications and making recommendations; preparing annual reports for the CDBG Program and conducting field monitoring of CDBG projects to ensure compliance with federal regulations; preparing and monitoring contracts for consulting services and construction projects needed to carry out CDBG activities and projects;  directing, coordinating, and evaluating the planning and execution of all activities of assigned complex targeted block grant activities; preparing applications and reports, and implementing all computerized progress reporting and financial controls required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD); organizing, writing, and coordinating written applications in response to requests for proposals; submitting grants to funding source for review and approval; attending and participating in community meetings regarding the impact of allocations of funds; coordinating public hearings and other related meetings; serving as a staff resource for committees; preparing periodic progress reports to comply with grant requirements; maintaining files for all grant requests; performing related duties and responsibilities as required.

    Acts as liaison with recipients and potential recipients of CDBG funds providing program information, funding availability, and assistance with completing applications.

    Evaluates program/project applications; recommends funding recipients and amounts; negotiates and prepares contracts with CDBG recipients; monitors and evaluates recipient progress, and reviews payments for contract services.

    Prepares annual Program Progress Report, Grantee Performance Report, and other reports as required by the City and HUD.  Experience and knowledge of Microsoft Office or equivalent programs and HUD systems such as IDIS and HEROS preferred.

    Along with the Director, serves as liaison with officials from the Department of Housing and Urban Development, coordinates visits by HUD-monitoring officials, and prepares responses to HUD findings and comments.

    Assists in planning, preparation, reviewing and implementation of other federal, state, and local programs that impact in the same areas as the CDBG Program.  Prepares state and federal grant applications.

    Works with Finance Department staff on projects/programs of mutual interest, public presentations, staff reports, filing, and other Finance-related activities.

    Performs related duties and responsibilities as required.

    The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job.  Being present daily, able, and willing to perform the duties of this position is an essential function of the position. 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 talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms.  The employee occasionally  must  stand for extended periods  or  walk reasonable distance and  stoop  or  kneel.  The employee frequently must lift and/or move items of 30 to 40 lbs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus. Must be able to work with computers, requiring extensive reading from a computer screen, comprehension, and keyboarding.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in a business office setting where the noise level is moderate.


    Education/Experience:  Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration,Public Service, Business Administration or a minimum of two (2) years work experience in Community Development, is preferred.  Two (2) or more years of responsible professional-level government finance and grant accounting experience is preferred.  Experience with federal grants (i.e. Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)/Section 8/HUD HOME Investment) is highly desired.

    Knowledge:  Extensive knowledge of the laws, policies, and principles of community planning. Extensive knowledge of grant application and administration procedures, as well as reporting and evolution requirements. Thorough knowledge of the processes associated with City ordinances and State and Federal statutes, which govern community and economic development activities, and related internal compliance data requirements.  Good  knowledge  of  personnel  management  techniques  and general approaches to effective public administration to properly assist in managing the department and its staff.

    Skill:  Ability  to  plan,  direct,  and  control  all  facets  of  complex  community  development programs.   Establish effective working relationships and use good judgment, initiative and resourcefulness when dealing with municipal officials, representatives of other governmental units, professional contacts, other employees, and the public.  Communicate effectively and present ideas orally and in writing. Prepare and maintain a wide variety of records and reports according   to   accepted   standards.   Compile   and   analyze   complex   data   and   assemble comprehensive reports related to such data. Maintain attention to detail and work effectively under stress and changes in work priorities.

    Note:  This job specification should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of the position.  Persons will follow any other instructions and perform any related duties, as may be required by their manager, supervisor or department head.


  • June 09, 2022 11:40 AM | Anonymous

    BENTON HARBOR - Port of Opportunities


    POSITION:                                                                                                             DEPARTMENT:

    Community Development Program Coordinator                                          Community Development 


    PAY SCALE: $27,000-$33,000/annually

    (Depending on qualification/experience)


    Under the supervision of the Community / Economic Development Director and the CDBG Manager performs a variety of administrative, clerical and secretarial duties in support of the operations of the Community and Economic Development Department.


    • Acts as first point of contact for City’s Home Rehabilitation programs. Answers general questions related to the City’s Home Rehabilitation programs. Receives and reviews applications for assistance, prepares correspondence and maintains appropriate records related to program activities. Performs  clerical  tasks  and maintains files  for  a  variety  of  housing  and  community  development  programs.  Inputs and retrieves data into and from computerized recordkeeping systems.
    • Responsible for researching topics when assigned, compiling, gathering and organizing a database or data relating to program administration and grant proposals.
    • Acts as receptionist for both walk-in and phone inquiries. Acts as the City’s community resource liaison, providing customers with information and referrals for available community resources.
    • Prepares request for checks and requisitions for grant program activity.  Prepares  requisitions for supplies and equipment.  Ensures that proper documentation and program files are maintained.  Will communicate the financial data necessary for grant reporting.
    • Prepares resolutions, memorandums, and correspondence and other documentation for the Director and Manager.
    • Performs a variety of clerical duties involving typing, account keeping, record keeping, payroll preparation and filing.
    • Relieves the Community & Economic Development Director and Manager of various clerical and administrative tasks in support of Department activities.
    • Maintains records of departmental expenditures and program activities.
    • Maintains a high level of confidentiality in all aspects of work performed. Performs related work as required.
    • Coordinate, schedule and facilitate events involving the City of Benton Harbor Parks System, including Jean Klock Park.
    • Other duties as assigned.


    Education/Experience:  High school diploma or equivalent, with some college-level training in office management, secretarial support, computers or related field, or equivalent.  A minimum of three (3) years office support or office management in a public or high-level private office setting.

    Knowledge:  Thorough knowledge of the principles and procedures of modern office support operations.

    Skill:  Must possess the ability to maintain attention to detail and work effectively under stress and changes in work priorities, communicate effectively, present ideas/follow instructions orally and in writing, maintain confidentiality, type 55 wpm with accuracy, and operate a variety of computer software programs including word processing, database, and spreadsheet applications and internet-based applications, including Google applications. Able and willing to train and learn from computer-based training programs and other.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear, and use hands to finger, handle, or feel.  The employee frequently is required to sit and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is occasionally required to stop, kneel, crouch or crawl.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move items of light weight.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in a business office setting.  The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

    Essential Functions:

    • Being present at work daily, willing and able to perform the duties of this position is an essential function of this position.
    • Ability to read and comprehend, follow instructions, learn, and execute program activities and assigned functions and duties in an acceptable manner.
    • Ability to concentrate and produce quality, timely and accurate work, with few distractions.

    Note:  This job specification should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of the position.  Persons will follow any other instructions and perform any related duties, as may be required by their manager, supervisor or department head.

  • May 03, 2022 3:11 PM | Anonymous

    Job Advertisement

    The Economic Development & Planning Department is excited to announce a Community Development Coordinator opening.  This is a great opportunity to sharpen your understanding and experience with federal regulations related to housing and community development programs.

    EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:  The City of Lansing reserves the right to utilize equivalencies where deemed appropriate with regard to education and experience requirements.

    ·         Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or related field preferred; however, relevant work experience considered.  Training in real estate or related field, such as construction, and

    ·         Five (5) years of professional experience which has included the Community Development Block Grant program, in planning and development work to include

    ·         Two (2) years in a supervisory capacity (with a state or local government agency preferred) 

    ·         One (1) year with a state or local government agency; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. 

    ·         Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license.  


    This position requires the individual through assistance or on their own to walk, climb, sit, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, reach balance, handle, finger dexterity and/or feeling, talking listening, depth perception, peripheral vision, color vision, near vision and far vision.  Driving a motor vehicle, taking property measurements, use of a ladder, or other tools and equipment and handling building materials are required.


    Work involves exposure to outdoor conditions and exposure to unsafe and/or unsanitary conditions while conducting housing inspections both inside and outside.   On-site inspections may involve walking on uneven, wet, slippery, or overgrown terrain, movement through tight spaces and entering dark areas.  Inspections may require the use of a ladder, other tools, building materials and safety equipment.  Office environment involves operating office machinery and equipment and handling dirty, dusty files and lifting storage boxes.



    The essential position functions listed below do not include all functions, which may be found in this position as duties, and responsibilities may be added, deleted, or modified at any time.


    ·         Complete acquisition, demolition, marketing, and disposition of real property in order to bring about community and economic development services to the community and City.

    ·         Work with private lenders and/or public financing entities (FHA, MSHDA, etc…) involved with economic development activities.

    ·         Plans work and supervises, trains, participates in hiring, evaluating and disciplining subordinates.

    ·         Prepares staff reports and drafts resolutions necessary for City Council action.

    ·         Operate grant funded homebuyer assistance program; issue and manage mortgage loans, liens and other funds due to the City.

    ·         Drafts deeds, mortgages, licenses, easements, liens, leases and other legal documents.

    ·          Contract management – Oversee the work of sub-recipients, which typically provide economic development, housing construction, rehabilitation and weatherization, social or public services to ensure compliance with federal regulations and contract requirements. 

    ·         Prepares proposed budgets for the allocation of CDBG, HOME, and various other federal and state grants, in consultation with the Development Manager, and based on a needs assessment, public comment and the policies of the Development Division. 


    Application Special Instructions



    Attach resume, cover letter, and verification of degree 


    The City of Lansing is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Certified Veteran Friendly Employer.

    The City of Lansing provides reasonable accommodation to applicants and employees with disabilities where appropriate. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, or during employment, notify the Department of Human Resources at (517) 483-4004. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.


  • December 21, 2021 2:13 PM | Anonymous


    Click Here for Posting

    To Apply:

    Job applications can be obtained from the Human Resources Division or downloaded from • A resume must accompany the completed job application. • Job applications will be accepted in-person, fax (866-522-9005), email (, or by mail at: City of Jackson Human Resources Division 161 W Michigan Ave Jackson, MI 49201 ** EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER*

  • September 24, 2021 2:45 PM | Anonymous

    To apply:

    The City of Lansing's Economic Development & Planning Department is excited to announce an opening for a Rehabilitation Construction Specialist that is interested in joining their professional Development Division team. This great opportunity is designed to attract persons that have experience with identifying the need for historic preservation, energy efficiency and lead hazard abatement measures in structures.  Additionally, have knowledge of building, plumbing, mechanical, zoning and electrical housing codes to identify and correct deficiencies within the City of Lansing.

    Ideal candidates will possess the following:

    ·         High School Diploma or GED plus one year trade/college training related to residential construction

    ·         AND five (5) years of experience in residential construction work;

    ·         OR an equivalent combination of training and experience

    ·         Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license

    ·         Must possess a residential builder’s license or trade license.

    ·         Must be a Certified Lead Abatement Supervisor OR able to be certified within 60 days of employment.

    ·         Experience in federal and local housing construction and rehabilitation programs preferred.

    This position requires the individual through assistance or on their own to walk, climb, crawl, sit, stand, reach, bend, stoop, pull, push, listen, carry, hear and visual acuity.

    Position requires work in an office environment along with extensive work inspecting houses and other structures during which extremes of temperature, unsanitary conditions, potential structural safety hazards and other undesirable conditions may be encountered.

    The essential position functions listed below do not include all functions, which may be found in this position as duties, and responsibilities may be added, deleted, or modified at any time.

    ·         Prepares contracts and makes cost estimates based on personal inspections for the construction, rehabilitation, improvement and upgrading of single and multi-family housing units, by viewing, testing and measuring property and buildings which requires; walking, standing, climbing, crawling, bending, stooping, seeing, hearing, talking, and sitting.

    ·         Writes clear and concise work specifications, cost estimates and architectural drawings, using written communication, drawing, diagram and spreadsheet skills.

    ·         Ensures projects are started and completed within designated time frames and that product purchases and work list items are completed as soon as conditions allow.

    ·         Maintains up to date rehabilitation cost data and product information.

    ·         Identifies all code violations within and around a structure, by interpreting and evaluating information obtained by viewing, testing, measuring and researching the property and/or building

    ·         Makes preliminary inspections to determine the feasibility of repair, purchase or possible demolition of existing structures, which requires interpreting and evaluating observed information.

    ·         Makes inspections for payment, final completion and other purposes on various types of work performed by contractors to ensure compliance with all code requirements, work plans and work specifications which requires observing, evaluating and interpreting information obtained.

    ·         Maintains accurate and complete project files on each rehabilitation project.

    ·         Manages progress in meeting grant production goals, grant benchmarks and performance or completion deadlines for assigned grants; maintains project data; documents compliance with grant requirements; prepares financial and other data for grant draw requests; keeps supervisor and other team members informed weekly and monthly as to progress, delays and problems; maintains and retrieves data for quarterly progress reports, grant close out, CAPER, Citistat and other reports.

    ·         Reviews proposals submitted by owners and contractors and makes estimates regarding their completeness and acceptability, by interpreting observed and written information.

    ·         Visits prospective applicants/borrowers and makes presentations to community groups to encourage program participation.

    ·         Prepares or assists with bid procurement, developing contracts for services and drafts scope of work descriptions.


    Application Special Instructions

    Submit online application, resume/cover letter and verification of current Builders or Trades License

  • July 05, 2021 2:15 PM | Anonymous

    The Housing Rehabilitation Specialist I position for the City of Grand Rapids has been posted.  Applications will be accepted through Monday, July 12, 2021.  Further information about the position and how to apply can be found by clicking here

  • March 23, 2021 10:59 AM | Anonymous

    $75,902.06 - $101,694.06 Annually

    Pontiac, MI

    Job Type
    Full Time

    Health Neighborhood Housing & Development

    Job Number


    Job Summary

    Under limited direction, is responsible for the daily administration and operation of home improvement, mortgage servicing programs and office operations. Provides comprehensive financial management including accounting, budgeting and fiscal functions for the federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnership Act (HOME), Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) and Comprehensive Housing Counseling (CHC) grants in accordance with county and federally mandated requirements. Prepares Division and individual grant budgets for submittal to the County and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Prepares and supervises the preparation of various financial reports and the annual comprehensive financial report for the U.S. Department of HUD. Analyzes fiscal systems, organizational methods and work procedures and directs authorized revisions including the implementation of computer systems to improve processing efficiency and accuracy. Participates with the Manager in establishing Division programs and policies. Implements and maintains division fiscal controls. Defines, researches and resolves problems encountered during implementation of home improvement, mortgage servicing and financial activities. Coordinates assessment of housing development proposals. Assumes responsibility for divisional activities in the absence of the Manager. Utilizes current Countywide and/or department specific software to complete assignments.

    Minimum Qualifications

    Applications will be rejected if the following information is not provided at the time of application:

    • Thoroughly documented work history
    • Valid Driver's License number
    • The application is incomplete in ANY capacity

    1.  Possess a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a preferred major in Business Administration, Public Administration, Finance, Real Estate, Economics, Urban Planning, Public Health or a closely related field.

    NOTE: Applicants possessing transcripts from a college or university outside of the United States will be required to provide documentation of degree equivalency from a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services ( The degree evaluation will be required for application processing.

    2.  Have had at least five (5) years of full-time work experience including budget, personnel and/or project responsibilities in an increasingly responsible administrative position in a public or private agency, with at least the equivalent of one (1) year of this experience managing real estate lending, development, or investment; and/or housing rehabilitation programs, or assisting in the coordination and management of federal and/or state grant funds at a policy or decision-making level.

    NOTE: A Master's degree in one of the fields listed above may be substituted for one (1) year of the general work experience described in 2.

    3.  Possess a valid United States motor vehicle operator’s or chauffeur’s license. Out of country driver’s license holders will be required to obtain the appropriate valid State of Michigan driver’s license before the hire date.

    4.  Pass the complete examination, including the employment medical, established for this classification.

    5.  Successfully complete the six-month probationary period.

    Work History
    You are required to include your work experience in the Work Experience Section of your NEOGOV application. If you have previously included work history on a resume you must transfer your work history into the Work Experience Section prior to applying. Attached resumes will not be reviewed or considered. Please review the job posting, specifically the purpose of the position and the minimum qualifications, prior to answering the work experience question; and note that only related work experience will be considered. NOTE: Provide full detail in the employment history section noting the skills, experience and hours worked per week pertaining to the minimum qualifications. 

    College Transcripts
    If a job offer is made, an official transcript with the award date will be required. Transcripts from outside the United States must be assessed for U.S. equivalency by a NACES National Association of Credential Evaluation Services ( Special Requirements

    1.  Must maintain a valid United States motor vehicle operator's or chauffeur's license.

    Oakland County Michigan
    2100 Pontiac Lake Road

    Waterford, Michigan, 48328

    Phone: 248-858-0530

  • March 11, 2021 1:27 PM | Anonymous

    Genesee County Metropolitan Planning Commission 

    GCMPC is seeking qualified applicants for a full-time Planner position.  Assist in data collection, developing applications, writing reports under the direction of a Division Manager. Assist with projects being carried out by organizations and local units of government.  Draft recommendations for projects and studies. Performs related duties as required. 

    Starting salary is $50,022 with annual pay increases, advancement opportunities, and full benefits package.  

    AFSCME Local 496.01 position 


    Bachelor’s degree in Urban and/or Regional Planning, Resource Planning, Geography, Environmental Science and Sustainability, or other related degree. A Master’s Degree in the above areas may be substituted for the 

    bachelor’s degree. 


    Bachelor’s Degree AND two (2) years of professional planning experience in a public planning office, private sector planning agency, or a non-profit organization serving the public sector.

    Closing Date:  Continuous Until Filled


    Click on “Public Job Vacancies”

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