County Of Sonoma

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Community Development Block Grant - Disaster Recovery Administrator

County Of Sonoma
Santa Rosa, CA Full-time
Posted on December 1, 2018

Community Development Block Grant - Disaster Recovery Administrator - Time-Limited

$6,626 - $8,056 Monthly

Reporting directly to the CDC's Assistant Executive Director, this critical position will manage the administration of CDBG-DR funds, and coordinate timely delivery of the County's Action Plan and Citizen Participation Plan. In conjunction with the County of Sonoma's Office of Recovery and Resiliency, the County Administrator Office's Community and Government Affairs Team, and the CDC's executive management team, the CDBG-DR Administrator will work to ensure that the County's recovery efforts are compliant with the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Disaster Recovery requirements. This position will facilitate stronger accountability between County agencies/departments, HUD, and the Sonoma County community.

Additionally, the CDBG-DR Administrator will be responsible for standardizing and overseeing all CDBG-DR contract and grant coordination processes; monitoring HUD timeliness and commitment tracking; managing and assisting in the development of new policies compliant with California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA); developing and installing new programs and systems necessary to address critical recovery and resiliency needs in the community; informing and engaging interested citizens, community groups, and service agencies; working with City of Santa Rosa to create a new joint Consolidated Plan reflective of disaster recovery priorities and efforts; aligning the County's Consolidated Plan with the Continuum of Care and Housing Choice Voucher Annual Plan; and coordinating with County Consultants and the State of California to standardize and oversee sub-recipient monitoring activities.

The ideal CDBG-DR Administrator candidate is a proactive leader with strong analytical skills, sound judgment, and:
  • Experience working with HUD entitlement and State housing and community development programs as well as coordination with various HUD offices and the State of California's Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD)
  • Knowledge of the integration of federal disaster relief, long term recovery, and the restoration of infrastructure and housing into planning documents, programs, and services
  • A sound understanding of CEQA and NEPA requirements as they pertain to community development activities and affordable housing
  • Multiple years budgeting experience, employing strong budget and financial analysis skills in a governmental or similar environment
  • The ability to interpret and communicate complex programmatic, fiscal, and administrative concepts to operational staff
  • An understanding of federal, state, and grant funding sources and how to layer such sources to maximize positive community impacts
  • The ability develop and evaluate management improvements and practices through the use of research and analysis, as well as incorporate and develop new policies and procedures
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including persuasive report writing and the ability to present conclusions before command staff, advisory boards, governing bodies, etc.
  • A sense of ownership and accountability as well as a willingness and commitment to adding value to the organization

Equal Opportunity Employer