Hamilton County - Program Specialist

March 3, 2020

Position:  Program Specialist (2198-29)
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Job Id:  2198-29

Program Specialist (2198-29)
Deadline to Apply: 
March 10, 2020
Work Location:
Todd B. Portune Center for County Government
138 East Court Street
10th Floor
Work Hours:  
80 Hours Bi-Weekly
Starting Salary: 
$1,600.00 Bi-Weekly
Requirements (Education, Experience, Licensure, Certification): 
  • Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, Public Administration, Urban Planning or a closely related field
  • two (2) years related experience
  • or equivalent combination of education or experience
  • Valid driver’s license issued by the state of residency.
Job Duties (Summary):
  • Directs and coordinates agency activities with approval of Community Development Administrator; assists in development and enforcement of agency policies and procedures, goals and objectives, etc.; interprets rules and regulations of program; ensures program activities are in compliance with appropriate laws and guidelines.
  • Manages day-to-day operation of assigned programs and projects funded under Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnership Grant (HOME) and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. 
  • Oversees other related functions and processes, including environmental review, labor standards, Section 3 requirements, 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 (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 of: 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; bookkeeping; inventory control.
Skill in: management; supervision.
Ability to:  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 Intern/Co-Op position
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