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

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

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.

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

 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


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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

 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.

Perform other related duties as required.


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.

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

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.

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.

Considerable work experience with Section 8 housing programs.

Applications must be filed online at

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 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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