City of Lorain - Neighborhood Development Specialist

May 14, 2019

CITY OF LORAIN CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION

THE LORAIN CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION IS ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE FOLLOWING POSITION:

CLASSIFICATION: NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST BUILDING, HOUSING & PLANNING DEPT.

SALARY: GRADE A6-$ 54,7591.51

Applications for the classified, non-bargaining, management position of NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST in the Lorain Building, Housing & Planning Department are available in the office of the Lorain Civil Service Commission,7th Floor of Lorain City Hall, 200 West Erie Avenue Lorain, Ohio 44052 beginning Monday, May 13, 2019 through Tuesday, December 31, 2019 and will be received on a continuous basis or until the position is filled. Applications will be received in person or they are also available online at: www.cityoflorain.org under departments, click on Civil Service and then Job Application and follow the 4-step instructions. Email directly to:

rosemary_white@cityoflorain.org

(Be sure to include the underscore between rosemary and white.) [Please DO NOT fax or mail!] The office will receive applications Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and is closed everyday from approximately 12-1:00 p.m. and on holidays.

POSITION SUMMARY:
The nature of the work performed requires that an employee in this class establish and maintain close cooperative working relationships with applicants, contractors and subcontractors, investors and other departmental personnel. The Neighborhood Development Specialist also serves as the City's liaison for diversity activities to include assisting the Fair Housing Administrator.

SOME PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:
Serves at the City of Lorain's point person for emergency/special assistant requests or complaints of discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations. Provide referrals to appropriate support agencies and may serve as a conciliatory agent in the resolution of these situations. Assists in managing the City of Lorain's fair housing process to include all aspects of Fair Housing Compliance, work with partners and related work with consultants, and a willingness to train in all necessary standards. Act as the City of Lorain's Section 3 Coordinator. Works with landlords and tenants to resolve landlord/tenant disputes when necessary.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS:
Must possess good communications skills both written and verbal. Good customer service; problem solving; prioritizing; attention to detail. Graduation from a college or university of recognized standing with a Bachelors's degree in Business Administration, Finance, Real Estate or a closely related field; some experience in banking or consumer credit preferred; some training in Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and or the Department of Justice (DOJ); Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the work.

A complete job description for the position will be available upon request. It will also be attached to this announcement which appears on the City of Lorain website at: www.cityoflorain.org under departments click on Civil Service and then "Current Opportunities." Contact Rose Maffei at 440-204-2066 with any questions. 

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