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Ohio Department of Development - Residential Revitalization Specialist

December 09, 2021

Starting Salary:   $26.24 hr. / $54,579 yr. Position Number: 20077613
Job Classification/Status:   Classified
Pay Range:   32
Division/Office:   Community Services/Community Development
Bargaining Unit:   14
Location:   77 South High Street, 26th Floor, Columbus, Ohio
Work Hours:    8:00am – 5:00pm, M-F
Supervisor:   Barbara Richards – Manager, Residential Revitalization

Job Duties:
Travels throughout state of Ohio to monitor grantees & community-based projects through on-site visits: reviews scope of work & project specifications & ensures completion; inspects homes’ quality of workmanship & compliance with appropriate building codes & standards (e.g., Residential Rehabilitation Standards, International Property Maintenance Code & the Residential Code of Ohio); conducts tests &/or reviews of electrical system components, combustion appliances, venting & plumbing system components to determine proper functioning & installation; discusses project with homeowner to learn & address any unresolved issues; records any deficiencies & discusses at exit interview & includes in monitoring report; reviews grantee files (i.e., administrative & client files) to ensure compliance with federal, state & local regulations & Office of Community Development (i.e., OCD) policies & requirements.

Provides technical assistance to grantees & responds to client inquiries (i.e., via telephone, email & meetings): discusses &/or explains scope & details of policies, projects, construction & technical issues or standards; writes response letters to policy &/or technical questions; utilizes resources to research information & substantiate regulations & policy.

Informs local government entities and/or non-profit organizations of grant opportunities and funding availability for housing grants including but not limited to- Community Housing Impact & Preservation (CHIP) Program, Housing Development Assistance Program (HDAP), Housing Assistance Grant Program (HAGP), Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR), Community Development Block Grant Coronavirus (CDBG-CV) and/or other housing programs as funding becomes available; & reviews competitive funding applications in order to approve/ disapprove execution of grants: writes & sends out notices of program funding availability to units of local government and non-profit organizations; prepares application packets & reviews documents; logs incoming grant request applications for tracking & record keeping purposes (e.g., requesting budget, project description, administrative & contact information); coordinates team review process (e.g., organizes team review structure & time table, facilitates team review process); evaluates & ranks applications based on established criteria (i.e., prior community performance, distress of community, program design, administrative capacity, cost effectiveness, leverage & coordination); reviews budget requests & reconciles with available funding sources; communicates strengths & deficiencies of applications with team members during review process; writes & sends out
letters (e.g., conditional award letters pending deficiency changes); prepares & forwards grant recommendations to director & legal office for final approval.

Reviews multi-family development projects for compliance with federal and state regulations funded with HOME, National Housing Trust Fund (HTF) and Ohio HTF.

Writes monitoring reports which outline non-compliance issues, corrective actions & technical explanation of findings (e.g., improper equipment installation & corrective action to take); creates or updates technical & program manuals (e.g., Housing Program Manual, Residential Rehabilitation Standards); researches policy & technical issues in regulations, code books &/or in conjunction with other staff or agencies.

Develops, conducts & markets training for grantees; determines & procures training providers for grantees; conducts research & works with staff to determine training needs; requests & analyzes training feedback for process improvement.

Assists housing manager with design & implementation of housing policies, programs & regulations (e.g., attends related meetings, conducts research & gathers information, develops ideas for policy & program change).

Minimum Classification Qualifications (a test may be given as part of the selection process):
Completion of undergraduate core program in business administration/public administration, urban planning or political science; 12 months training or 12 months experience. in planning, developing &/or implementing housing &/or homeless grant programs or real estate sales & must be able to provide own transportation.

-Or 36 months training or 36 months experience in planning, developing &/or implementing housing &/or homeless grant programs or real estate sales & must be able to provide own transportation.

Position Specific Minimum Qualification:
24 mos. exp. in working with building codes (e.g., Residential Rehabilitation Standards, International Property Maintenance Code & the Residential Code of Ohio).

Requires travel.

The final candidate selected for this position will be required to undergo a criminal background check. Criminal convictions do not necessarily preclude an applicant from consideration for a position. An individual assessment of an applicant’s prior criminal convictions will be made before excluding an applicant from consideration.

Ohio Department of Development, Human Resources Office
77 South High Street, 27th Floor, Columbus, Ohio 43215-6130

The State of Ohio is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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