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Community/Economic Development Specialist

at The Chazen Companies

Posted: 11/11/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 456
Categories: Other/General
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Job Description

Location:
Multiple Locations

Job Code:
456

Job Category:
Administrative

Employment Duration:
Full time

THIS POSITION MAY BE LOCATED IN EITHER TROY, POUGHKEEPSIE, OR GLENS FALLS NY

Position Summary: 

Primary responsibility for securing and administering state and federal funding for infrastructure, community development, economic development projects .  Works collaboratively with Municipal Client Managers to identify projects/opportunities, establish and implement strategies to secure funds, develops funding requests, and captures and implements administration and implementation activities.  Assist Municipal Market Sector leader(s) with developing new municipal targets/clients through outreach/networking and other means.

Essential Job Functions/Responsibilities:

  • Develops, leads, manages and implements municipal funding portfolio activities
  • Identifies funding programs for existing municipal projects and strategic targets
  • Prepares funding requests, manages and/or completes grant implementation activities and ensures client compliance with funding agency requirements from grant award to project closeout
  • Executes and/or supervises grant administration activities including activities necessary to satisfy grant award including but not limited to the environmental review process, project reporting, MWBE compliance reporting, reimbursement requests, and related functions. 
  • Works closely with municipal clients and internal staff to ensure sound communications and client satisfaction
  • Serves as Project Manager/Technical lead on Community Development (CD)/Economic Development (ED) and Grant Administration projects
    • Develops and manages scope, schedule, and budget for these activities
    • Coordinates work of others when serving as Project Manager
    • Provides expertise in SEQRA/NEPA, economic development strategies, municipal finance, planning process/practices
  • Assist Municipal Market Sector leads in developing marketing/BD strategies, sales, lead development for Municipal Group

Qualifications:

  • BS/MS planning, engineering, public administration, finance or related field
  • IEDC Certified Economic Developer
  • Knowledge of CDBG, NYS EDC, NYS EFC, US EDA, USDA and related funding programs
  • Advanced knowledge of community development, economic development and municipal capital project planning.  Knowledge of municipal operations, administration and decision making
  • Sound knowledge of land development process, NEPA and SEQR
  • Intermediate/Advanced skills / knowledge in one or more of the following technical areas –municipal finance, tax credit financing/state financial incentives, fiscal/statistical analysis, demographics, other related
  • Intermediate/Advanced skills in Project Management, Sales/Influence, Interpersonal skills, Coaching, Training