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Neighborhood Development Manager


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The Neighborhood Development Manager oversees the daily operation of neighborhood development activities and provides policy guidance in neighborhood development areas. The employee provides leadership to other City staff in the areas of affordable housing, housing rehabilitation, and redevelopment efforts. Work includes maintenance of proper documentation for state and federal program compliance records and monitoring rehabilitation projects to ensure work meets the standards of funding agencies. The employee must be able to manage multiple projects and tasks such as preparing planning documentation and reports while coordinating and maintaining the daily flow of programs. Procedures require reports for funding requests to be scheduled for approval to meet submission deadlines for applications and plans. Work requires a wide variety of public contact.

  • Reviewing appropriate federal publications to ensure program compliance with all applicable local, state, and federal laws and regulations
  • Preparing Annual Action Plan, Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER), and Consolidated Planning
  • Processing rehabilitation client applications to establish income, site verification, and other eligibility requirements and make recommendations to the City Council as to funding recipients and amounts
  • Negotiating and preparing contracts with Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program
  • Maintaining working relationships with clients, contractors, engineering firms, and legal counsel associated with housing rehabilitation program
  • Presenting at City Council meetings and work sessions as necessary
  • Receiving and responding to complaints and requests from program participants
  • Conducting special community development projects
  • Responding to program monitoring findings
  • Overseeing Code Enforcement division
  • Monitoring jobs to ensure proper procedures are followed
  • Coordinating community development activities with affected federal, state, municipal, and regional agencies, private agencies, and departments within the City
  • Serving as a direct contact and liaison to HUD as well as managing all HUD visits and responses to inquiries
  • Monitoring program expenditures
  • Submitting a variety of reports to funding authorities in order to monitor program compliance and performance
  • Writing grant proposal
  • Developing education and training for program participants
  • Drafting agreements, contracts, and internal programs
  • Overseeing tracking of all loan payments and due dates for outstanding loans
  • Coordinating citizen participation for federal grants
  • Monitoring rehabilitation program for weekly progress
  • Maintaining and updating appropriate policies and procedures for CDBG and HOME programs.
  • Overseeing environmental review process for all federally funded programs
  • Maintaining and updating yearly environmental policies and procedures
  • Responsible for website maintenance and public education efforts
  • Performing related duties as designated by the Deputy City Manage


  • Knowledge of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) guidelines and regulations for local community development program implementation; management principles; federal regulations, state statutes, and local ordinances; computer applications in planning, geographic information systems, word-processing and spreadsheets, and especially HUUD software and the Integrated Disbursement Systems; construction and building standards; and financial and legal systems, especially regarding land transfers and tractions, and estates.
  • Skill in prioritizing his/her workload to meet established deadlines; Microsoft Office; maneuvering through various software programs simultaneously; search tools, browsers, email, attach files, scan and fax; reading and comprehending City Ordinances, policy manuals, General Statutes, planning law references, zoning information and requirements, maps, reports, cost statements, budget information, and other related documents; and communicating effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Bachelor's degree in a related field of study
  • 1-3 years of related experience


Please complete a City of Valdosta Application form and email it to to be considered for the position you are interested in applying for. An application must be submitted for each position you are interested in. A resume and cover letter may be attached as additional information only. You may apply in person at the City of Valdosta Human Resources Department, 216 East Central Avenue, Valdosta, GA 31601.

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The City of Valdosta offers a competitive salary with an excellent benefits package. The City is an Equal Opportunity Employer and an E-Verify employer. For more information, go to

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