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Position Available: Director Of Social Development

Director of Social Development (Salary $50,000) Management position, 35 hour week position with full benefits which includes health insurance, paid dental/optical, vacation, sick and personal leave.

This position is the liaison between the City and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and acts as the grant writer and grants administrator for the city’s community planning and development grants.  The incumbent advises the Mayor and  City Administrator on policy initiatives that meet community needs.  This position is responsible for the city’s use of federal funds in compliance with federal regulations, including:  implementation and oversight of public services, housing, and infrastructure programs sponsored or sought by the city under the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Home programs and other grants that may become available to the city.  The position involves policy and program analysis and implementation as they apply to community planning, contract administration, community relations, and grants management.  A person in this position will be required to know, understand, interpret and execute pertinent state and federal directives and regulations.  Work is performed under general supervision and guidance of the City Administrator.  This position supervises subordinate clerical staff.

Minimum Qualifications:  Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college with a Bachelor’s Degree and one year of responsible professional work experience in the field of Community Development.

Special Requirement:  Candidate must possess a valid driver’s license at time of appointment and subject to pre-employment physical and drug testing.

Deadline to apply:  August 28, 2014

Apply: City of Poughkeepsie
Personnel Department
62 Civic Center Plaza
Poughkeepsie, NY  12601

The City of Poughkeepsie is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages women, minorities and persons with disabilities to apply.