Community Development Director

$99,818 - $130,885 yearly
  • Tarrant County, TX
  • Tarrant County, TX, USA
  • Jan 11, 2021
Full time Government

Job Description

Summary

Assist the County Administrator in the daily administration of intergovernmental activities.

Develop public policy for affordable housing and community and economic development activities.

Supervise the Community Development division (including the Housing Assistance Office), serve as Executive Director of the Tarrant County Mayor’s Council, and provide support to the Tarrant Regional Transportation Coalition.

Direct the preparation of planning and grant documents for community-based programs.

Coordinate County-wide community development planning activities. 

Coordinate homelessness prevention activities with local agencies and support the criminal justice component of Tarrant County jails, courts, MHMR, and related agencies.

Posting may close at any time.

Tarrant County employees enjoy superior health, retirement, and insurance benefits.
 For more information, please click on the link below:
 http://www.tarrantcounty.com/en/human-resources/employee-benefits.html

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Develops public policy governing county-funded community development and affordable housing related programs.
  2. Directs the activities of the Community Development division.
  3. Represents the County Administrator in the areas of community development, affordable housing, and community-based activities.
  4. Provides administrative oversight for federal grant programs sponsored by special purpose units of local government and social services agencies in Tarrant County.
  5. Provides professional staff support to the Tarrant County Housing Finance Corporation.
  6. Provides administrative oversight and ensures compliance for all contracts administered by the Community Development division.
  7. Provides technical guidance to elected officials and administrators on the impact of state and federal legislation in the areas of community development, affordable housing, and homelessness.
  8. Performs all other related duties involved in the operation of the business as assigned or required.

Minimum Requirements

NOTE: YOU MUST FILL OUT THE WORK HISTORY and EDUCATION SECTIONS OF APPLICATION TO SHOW YOU HAVE YEARS OF EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION AS REQUIRED BY HIRING DEPARTMENT OR BE DISQUALIFIED.

TO APPLY, must have a Master’s degree or higher in Planning, Public Administration, Business Administration or a related field + Five (5) full-time years of work experience in Community Development or Public Administration in a management position.  

OR

TO APPLY, must have a Bachelor's degree in Planning, Public Administration, Business Administration or a related field + Seven (7) full-time years of work experience in Community Development or Public Administration in a management position. 

Master’s degree is preferred. 

Knowledge of Federal and state law and regulations governing community development, planning principles, housing development finances, statistical research methodology, business principles, and contract administration.

If hired, must provide proof of educational attainment
 at New Hire Processing or during the promotional process. 
Tarrant County will conduct background checks on new hires that will include a criminal background check related to convictions and deferred adjudications in the past seven years and may include credit reports, motor vehicle records, employment records and educational attainment. A conviction or deferred adjudication is not an automatic bar to employment. Each case is considered individually.

Physical Demands and Work Environment & Other Requirements

While performing the duties of this position, the incumbent is regularly required to perform general office work including visits to construction sites, project sites, etc.

Agency Tarrant County Address 100 E. Weatherford Suite 301

Fort Worth, Texas, 76196-0105 Phone (817) 884-1188
Website http://www.tarrantcounty.com