New job Program Administrator-Emergency Rental Assistance in Arkansas | 2021

Program Administrator-Emergency Rental Assistance

Company : Pulaski County Government
Salary : $35,686 - $41,322 a year
Location : Arkansas

Full Description

PULASKI COUNTY
invites applications from current County Employees and the

General Public for the position of:

Program Administrator-
Emergency Rental Assistance

Department: Community Services
Starting Salary Range: $35,686 – 41,322 An Equal Opportunity Employer

Position Number: 004, 005, 006, 007
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt position, eligible for overtime
Safety Sensitive Designation: This position is not designated as safety sensitive and is not subject to

random drug and alcohol screening.
Opening Date: 3/24/21 Closing Date: 3/30/21 at 5:00 PM

JOB SUMMARY:
Responsible for the research and writing of grants and administering various programs within Community Services;
develops, implements, and evaluates the Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) grant program within the department and
ensures compliance with applicable rules and regulations of Title VI and the ERA program.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Researches available federal, state, and local grant opportunities aimed at enhancing the quality of life for Pulaski

County citizens; makes recommendations to the Director.
 Reads and interprets grant regulations to ensure compliance in development of departmental policy and in

answering questions.
 Prepares and submits grant applications to applicable federal, state, and local agencies.
 Develops, implements, and analyzes goals and objectives of the ERA grant program.
 Ensures grant program requirements, responsibilities, and procedures are explained to staff, community

organizations, and partners.
 Reviews application paperwork submitted by applicants to ensure regulations are met and appropriate

documentation has been submitted; ensures applications are processed in a timely manner.
 Conducts training sessions for staff, community organizations, and partners to inform them of rules, regulations, and

details concerning the grant programs.
 Meets with other governmental agencies to obtain assistance in coordinating additional client services; serves on

committees relative to client services.
 Works with the supervisor to review program files to ensure compliance with applicable federal, state, and local

regulations.
 Prepares annual and biennial budgets, project incomes, and ensures sufficient appropriations for grant awards;

analyzes expenditure reports.
 Assists the Grant Specialist and/or Director of Communications prepare advertisements for local newspaper, radio,

television, and the media to seek participation in grant programs.
 Prepares detailed reports of actions taken in grant programs to provide information to funding sources, ensuring

compliance with grant requirements; submits to Director for approval.
 Collaborates with the Director of ERA Program to write department policies and procedures for all grant programs

ensuring compliance with all applicable statutes, grantor regulations, and County policy.
 Maintains effective relationships with citizens, community partners, and other organizations to maximize program

efficiency.

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Ensures all appropriate financial and program status reports are prepared and distributed in a timely manner.
 Develops reporting systems and monitoring methods to measure program effectiveness and to ensure that grant

programs are in compliance with state and federal laws; monitors grant projects for compliance with state and
federal regulations.

 Trains program staff on the ERA Program regulations and other pertinent regulations; ensures cross training of
assigned staff.

 Assists the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program staff and Housing Inspector in the completion of HCV Program
duties.

 Briefs HCV staff members on client needs and researches suggested resolutions.
 Participates in agency meetings which includes housing agencies throughout the state discussing program obstacles

and identified resources.
 Attends federal, state, and local grant training sessions to remain current on any regulation changes.

SECONDARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Perform other related duties as required.

PERSONNEL SUPERVISED: None

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Ability to communicate orally and in person and by telephone.
Ability to operate a motor vehicle.
Manual dexterity necessary to operate office equipment including computer keyboard.
Visual acuity necessary for use of computer screen.

WORKING CONDITIONS:
Duties are primarily performed in a smoking-restricted office environment with occasional meetings at outside agencies.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Completion of a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Social work, Sociology, Public Administration or a related field;
considerable work experience in the administration of Social Service programs, Public Administration or a related area; or
any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
Must possess or be able to immediately obtain a valid Arkansas Driver's license.

Employment is contingent upon satisfactory completion of a criminal background check.

PREFERENCES:
Considerable work experience with Section 8 housing programs.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
Applications must be filed online at www.pulaskicounty.net.

Please Note: Applications will not be accepted after the close date. A selection will not be made until the close date and
the selecting official has received all applications.
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ACCESSIBILITY NOTICE: If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process due to a
physical or mental disability, please send an email to humanresources@pulaskicounty.net or call (501) 340-6110.

Please Note: Applications will not be accepted after the close date. A selection will not be made until the close date and
the selecting official has received all applications.
March 24, 2021 085-21

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