Municipal Planner/Community Development Block Grant Coordinator

July 16, 2019 9:49 AM | Anonymous

City of Holland

Job Description 07/12/2019

JOB TITLE:                 Municipal Planner/Community Development Block Grant Coordinator

PAY GRADE:             CP-D               Pay Range: $26.76 - $32.11

REPORTS TO:           Community & Neighborhood Services Director

JOB SUMMARY:        Under the direction of the Community & Neighborhood Services Director, is responsible for meeting various housing and community needs. Works with the Senior Planner regarding routine City planning and development review activities and attends all Planning Commission meetings.  Provides administrative support to the Neighborhood Improvement Committee and attends all meetings.  Monitors various State and Federal grants and private resources, works with neighborhood connector groups, prepares applications for annual funding, hosts annual community forums, and manages accounting for Community Development programs. 


1)   Municipal Planner I

a)    Performs professional work related to a variety of planning assignments including site plan development applications, requests for rezoning, and administrative site plan review.

b)    Research, review and prepare detailed documents / reports covering land-use master planning, zoning, annexation, site and development plans, site condominium plans, and subdivision plans for review by the Senior Planner, Planning Commission and City Council. 

    c)    Perform field inspections and verification measures to assure development projects are completed according to approved plans.

    d)    Attends Planning Commission meetings and other Boards and Commissions as requested.

    2)     Community Development Block Grant Coordinator

    a)    Provide staff support and administrative assistance to the Neighborhood Improvement Committee activities including housing goals and policies.  Prepare detailed and complex documents / reports for review by the Neighborhood Improvement Committee, City Council and various Boards and Commissions.

    b)    Work with Community and Neighborhood Services department staff, the Neighborhood Improvement Committee and City Council to prioritize community needs, allocate grant funds to agencies and administer the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Entitlement Program.  Said administration includes the preparation of annual plans and reports, oversight of grant allocations and expenditures, and assuring conformance with City goals and regulations as well as federal guidelines.

    c)    Seek grants, design program guidelines and provide oversight for the administration of state and federal grants assisting housing and neighborhoods.

      d)    Meet with the general public, social service agencies and neighborhood groups regarding neighborhood improvement and community development issues.


      1.    Works with staff assigned to housing and neighborhoods programs and projects.

      2.    Performs other duties as assigned.


      1.    The job requires knowledge normally acquired through the completion of a Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Planning, Public Administration or related field.

      2.    Two to four years of experience in municipal planning, community development, and/or grant writing/administration.

      3.    Working knowledge of and experience with Microsoft Office applications and with ESRI ArcGis applications.

      4.    Broad understanding of State and Federal regulations and assistance programs as they relate to Housing and Neighborhood grants and program administration.

      5.    Mathematical ability to make complex mathematical calculations with speed and accuracy.

      6.    Interpersonal skills necessary to effectively communicate in both oral and written forms with City officials and the general public in situations requiring tact and patience.

      7.    Mental ability to frequently work on projects requiring concentration and attention to detail and deal with the concerns of citizens, City officials, etc.

      8.    Physical ability to periodically sit/stand in one position for extended periods of time. Incumbent must occasionally lift/carry items weighing up to 50 lbs.


      1.  Normal office environment with little discomfort due to noise, dirt, dust and the like. Site visits and associated climbing or walking in various weather conditions also required.

      This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by a person assigned to this job. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties that may be performed by a person so classified.

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