The Baltimore City Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) was created in 1968 to consolidate local community development efforts with housing and building code enforcement. With over 400 employees, DHCD strengthens City neighborhoods by attracting investors, developers, and homebuyers. Through the administration of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME funds, City bond funds, and other creative financing mechanisms, DHCD finances and guides strategic development projects to meet housing and neighborhood needs. To hold property owners accountable and keep neighborhoods safe, DHCD monitors construction and building activity and enforces the City’s building, fire, zoning and related codes, as well as provides energy conservation services.
The Grant Services Specialist III – Program Manager provides a wide variety of grant-funded professional administrative, programmatic and executive support services in the Lead Hazard Reduction Program. Incumbents receive managerial direction from an administrative superior.
Essential Job Functions
• Manages multi-year, multi-million-dollar lead hazard reduction grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
• Supervises outreach, administrative, and field staff, providing training, assigning work, and evaluating performance.
• Performs site visits of residential homes or properties, conducting initial assessments of homes, preparing scopes of work and cost estimates, monitoring construction, and performing final assessments after project completion.
• Reviews and evaluates construction schedules. Reviews and approves contractor invoices for payment.
• Interprets lead risk reduction and healthy homes contract documents to ensure both contractual and regulatory compliance.
• Interacts with property owners, contractors, City staff, and others in coordinating lead hazard reduction projects.
• Ensures that program complies with regulations and policies and that program benchmarks are met. Maintains records and writes quarterly and close-out reports.
• Advises division head on the status, findings and problems of projects and programs; recommends to same project policies, practices and problem resolutions.
• Compiles complex reports, forms, summaries for division head, reviewing, interviewing and investigating a variety of sources to secure complete and accurate information.
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