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MCRHA:      Community Development Coordinator

Posting Date: September 24th, 2019

Location: Smethport, Pennsylvania

Type of Employment:  Full-Time

Position Purpose:

Apply a broad range of community development to identify, develop, and implement strategies and goals for the Authority. Responsible for locating funding resources which maximize the Authority’s financial base in supporting tactical or strategic planning. In addition delivering a broad range of service/assistance for municipalities and low-income participants. Develop and maintain partnerships and/or build relationships with local, state, and federal program contacts. Administer and monitor contract and grant compliance and other areas as appropriate. Serve as primary liaison to all funding agencies and organizations.  

Essential and Other Duties:

Performs technical work related to program activity delivery and implementation, contract development and management, grant documentation, and payment compilation, submission, tracking and reporting for several Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)-funded programs and other funding programs. Plan and implement Authority economic development and Authority Economic Loan Program. Reviews, evaluates and monitors contractual compliance for development projects. Reviews, evaluates and monitors funding request, complex planning proposals and development issues. Prepare and implement development of long-and short-term goals, objectives, programs and projects consistent with appropriate community development plan. Assist and/or manage all activities associated with the Authority’s advisory committees. Coordinates and liaisons with municipal and city departments, local area business associations, and other outside agencies/organizations for further promotion of Authority goals and objectives. Development coordinator will also provide construction management services by way of writing job specifications, overseeing bidding process and award of contracts as well as onsite visits during construction.

Qualifications and Knowledge:

Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Business Management, Public Administration, or closely related field two (2) to five (5) years of applicable experience or an equivalent combination of education or experience.

Working knowledge of federal, city, state, and Authority procurement and contracting regulations, policies, and procedures.

Ability to interpret regulations and standards, and contracts; for compliance with relevant requirements and Authority standards

Basic principles, practices, and funding sources for planning and implementing housing, economic
development, and related programs and projects.

Apply for and oversee CDBG and other grants/contracts with County and other agencies, compliance with Federal Davis Bacon Act requirements and monitor sub-recipients’ performance.

Working knowledge of specification writing, bidding procedures, cost of labor and materials for rehabilitation projects.

Skilled in interviewing vendors; persistent in following up on performance and in identifying problems and formulating solutions.

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exist.

Ability to address the public and present information in a clear and concise manner

Operate modern office equipment including computer equipment and specialized software
application programs.

Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

Resident of McKean County

Valid driver’s license and good driving record

Ability to be covered under Authority’s fidelity bond   

Resume and letter of interest must be post marked no later than October 9th, 2019 to be accepted.  

Procedure to Apply:

Forward resume and letter of interest to:

McKean County Redevelopment Authority

Executive Administrator, Patricia Fitzsimmons

415 West Main Street

Smethport, PA 16749



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