NATURE OF WORK:
This is a temporary, non-permanent CONTRACT position (Form 1099), which will primarily be responsible for administering and managing the Department of Community & Economic Development (CED) COVID recovery grant programs, coordinating with eligible business and commercial property owners and administering program funding in coordination the Office of Finance. This is a contract position and is funded through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.
The work requires a general knowledge of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 and eligible activities permissible by local government as well as similar programs being administered by both the State of Maryland and Prince George’s County, Maryland.
Responsibilities will include administration of the City’s relief grant programming, preparation of written and graphic reports and day-to-day administration of funding. This position will be responsible for oral presentations, performs field work, collaborates with other city departments, assists with community planning efforts, responds to requests for information at the public counter, and performs other duties as assigned. Work will be primarily performed remotely, with some work performed within the community and within the office. Work is performed under the direct supervision of the Director of Community & Economic Development.
- Provide support to the City Planner, Director of Community & Economic Development, City Treasurer, City Administrator, City Council and Planning Committee with respect to administration of funding provided by the American Relief Act.
- Administers business and commercial real estate grant funds which are funded through the American Relief Act of 2021.
- Attends and coordinates with City staff on events and programming that may benefit from ARA funding.
- Prepares and presents detailed reports on development proposals to government bodies.
- Performs limited GIS mapping and analysis.
- Assists with the collection of a variety of statistical data and prepare reports and maps on topics related to ARA funds.
- Attends tri-annual Business Roundtable events and community planning efforts including the update and execution of the City’s Community Sustainability Plan.
- As necessary, conducts or assists with feasibility studies for proposed community and economic development programming; projects.
- Responds to public inquiries regarding ARA funding.
- Prepares ARA related materials for presentations to the City Council, community groups and organizations and special interest groups.
- Conducts field evaluations and assessments.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Knowledge of American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 funding and State and Local Aid.
- Basic understanding of Adobe Suite and the application of GIS data.
- Skill in communicating complex technical information both orally and in writing to others within the profession, to staff, the City Council, and to the community; skill in developing and delivering public presentations.
- Ability to coordinate business events and support local economic development.
- Ability to manage multiple grant programs and deliver on schedule.
- Awareness of community and local business interests, problems, and needs related to community planning.
- Knowledge of effective writing techniques.
- Proficient in Microsoft Suite programs including Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Oral communication and interpersonal skills to explain rules and procedures clearly to the Public.
- Creative problem-solving skills to gather relevant information to solve vaguely defined practical problems.
- Ability to create graphic designs in the form of infographics, flyers, and other visual materials.
- Ability to work on several projects or issues simultaneously.
- Ability to work independently or in a team environment as needed.
- Ability to attend to details while keeping big-picture goals in mind.
- Attendance at evening or weekend meetings as necessary.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT:
- The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. This position requires light physical effort in working with lightweight equipment, materials and supplies and the occasional operation of normal office equipment.
- Our preferred candidate will have one year of relevant economic development or community/urban planning experience and a Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university in the field of community, city or urban planning, business administration, or a related field is required for this position.
- This position description should not be interpreted as all-inclusive. It is intended to identify the essential functions and requirements of this job. Incumbents may be requested to perform job-related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in this specification. Any essential function or requirement of this class will be evaluated as necessary should an incumbent/applicant be unable to perform the function or requirement due to a disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Reasonable accommodation for the specific disability will be made for the incumbent/applicant when possible. The City of Hyattsville is an Equal Opportunity Employer without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, ancestry, marital status, age, sexual orientation, disability, political or union affiliation.
HOW TO APPLY
- Applicants are required to complete and submit a City of Hyattsville employment application which is available online at www.hyattsville.org, a resume, cover letter and three professional references. Questions specific to the duties/qualifications of this position may be directed to Vivian Snellman, Director of Human Resources, at (301) 985-5043. Questions regarding the application process should be directed to Cynthia Canfield, Coordinator, Human Resources and Special Projects at (240) 487-1706. The position remains open until filled.
- All applicants must submit a City application, résumé, and cover letter to be considered.