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City of Canton - Director of Community Development

February 28, 2022

Salary:                 $69,995.00 - $102,781.00

Department:      Annually Community & Economic Development

Opening Date:   02/28/22

Closing Date:     03/18/22 11: 59 PM 


General Statement of Duties:
This is a responsible, professional, and managerial position. An employee in this classification directs the management and administration of the Community Development Department, which includes supervision, policy development, procedures, personnel safety, purchasing, training, hiring, and budgetary operations. The Community Development Department is responsible for administering, implementing, and overseeing the following federal programs run through the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD): Community Development Block Grant (CDBG); Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG); the HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) and any other HUD programs. The Department also manages the City's Fair Housing Office.

The work is performed under the Mayor's general policy guidance and in accordance with general policies of the granting agencies. The director is responsible for the direction of work and manner of accomplishment of the departmental staff. This is a fiduciary position who serves at the pleasure of the Mayor.

Minimum Qualifications:
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in planning, public administration, business administration, or a related field; extensive administrative experience, and five years' experience in the area of community development/administering HUD programs; or an equivalent combination of education, experience and/or training which provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Unique Requirements / Physical Requirements:
Ability to administer community development programs in accordance with current planning practices, standards, and regulations. Ability to analyze development programs and develop a positive course of action. Ability to plan and supervise the technical work of subordinates. Ability to prepare technical and administrative reports. Ability to analyze situations and develop workable solutions. Ability to present ideas effectively, orally and in writing. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with elected officials, department heads, City employees, other agencies, and the general public. Ability to supervise departmental staff.

Essential Functions:
Handles confidential materials such as personnel files and financial information.

Prepares and maintains records and reports delineating the activities of the department.

Keeps abreast of professional developments in the field of community development by outside reading and studying journals and trade magazines.
Coordinates efforts with various other departments. Works with various department heads on their projects and services; communicates with the Auditor's Office and Human Resources regarding departmental payroll matters.

Represents the Department of Community Development before City Council, the Administration, employee organizations, the press, and civic groups.

Discusses operational and departmental problems with managers of other City organizations, employee groups, and individual employees.
Supervises staff activities on a daily basis. Responsible for the direction of work and manner of accomplishment of the departmental staff.
Trains subordinate employees.

Note: Any employee hired into this position shall become a city resident within six (6) months of their hire date, unless a waiver of residency is granted by City Council.


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