Hamilton County - Program Manager

March 3, 2020

Position:  Program Manager (2199-29)
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Job Id:  2199-29

Program Manager (2199-29)
Deadline to Apply: 
March 10, 2020
Work Location:
Planning & Development
Todd B. Portune Center for County Government
138 E. Court Street, Room 800
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Work Hours:
Full-time/ 80 hours bi-weekly
Starting Salary:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration or related field;
  • Three (3) or more years of directly related experience including exposure to contract/grant administration
  • Demonstrated knowledge and expertise in the area of the program managed
  • Ability to obtain National Development Council certification (either Economic Development Finance Professional (EDFP), Rental Housing Development Finance Professional (RHDFP), or Housing Development Finance Professional (HDFP)) within 24 months from date of hire;
Job Duties (Summary):
  • Directs and coordinates agency activities with approval of Community Development Administrator; manages competitive processes for award of funds; assists in development and enforcement of agency policies and procedures, goals and objectives, etc.; interprets rules and regulations of programs; ensures program activities are in compliance with appropriate laws and guidelines. Shared budgetary responsibility of $5 million in grant funds a year; at any given time, each program manager is responsible for 30-40 projects and programs with total budgets of $10 to $15 million.
  • Manages day-to-day operation of assigned programs and projects funded under Community Development Block Grant, HOME Investment Partnership Grant, Emergency Solutions Grant and other grants. Manages approximately 30 to 40 projects and manages competitive process for 1-2 programs.
  • Collaboratively oversees, manages and documents other related functions and processes, including environmental review, historic preservation, Davis Bacon wage standards, Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) outreach, Section 3 compliance, etc.
  • Supervises and coordinates personnel activities for assigned staff (e.g., supervises, schedules, and assigns staff, interviews job applicants and recommends hiring, recommends discipline, evaluates performance of staff, receives grievances and complaints of staff and resolves when possible, approves leave requests). 
  • Performs related administrative and public relations duties with approval of Community Development Administrator (e.g., assists in preparation of budget and exercises fiscal control, attends and conducts meetings, serves as communication liaison with elected officials, other agencies news media, general public, etc.).
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Demonstrates regular and predictable attendance.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 
Knowledge: agency policies and procedures*; management principles and techniques; government structure and process; agency goals and objectives; HUD rules and regulations; office practices and procedures; public relations; personnel administration and practices; budget development and preparation; federal procurement; inventory control.
Skills: management; supervision.
Abilities: communicate effectively; develop and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, associates, staff, public officials and general public; deal with many variables and determine specific action; direct work of others; develop and administer programs; exercise sound judgment; accurately project annual expenditures; control expenditures within budgetary guidelines; calculate fractions, decimals and percentages; understand apply general principles and concepts of law.
Positions Supervised: Position may supervise Program Specialist or Intern/Co-Op position
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