Director of Administration and Federal Compliance - Denver Economic Development and Opportunity, Denver, Colorado

Created 03/19/2023
Employer City and County of Denver
Reference 619607
Job Type Full Time
Country United States
State Colorado
City Denver
About Our Job

The City and County of Denver utilizes a hybrid model workplace that balances the responsibilities of public service with the benefits of a flexible work environment. Employees work where needed, at a city site and/or in the field at least three days a week and telecommute remotely at a designated workplace within the State of Colorado the remaining days.

Please apply as soon, as this position will close without advance notice once wereceivea sufficient number of qualified candidates.

Denver Economic Development and Opportunity ( DEDO ) is leading an inclusive and innovative economy for all Denver residents and neighborhoods. We work to ensure the success of Denver’s economy is shared by our residents, businesses, and neighborhoods - because everyone deserves the opportunity to make a home, get a job, and build a future.DEDO’s team of over 130 people comprises of Workforce Services , Neighborhood Equity & Stabilization (NEST), Denver Construction Careers Program ( DCCP ), and Division of Small Business Opportunity ( DSBO ), and Business Development .

DEDO is seeking a Director of Administration & Federal Compliance to lead a multi-faceted team that provides administration, compliance, and operations support to the organization. In this role, you will manage and administer a portfolio that includes HUD entitlement grants and Workforce grants, and the administrative, compliance, and auditing functions required to receive them.You will be responsible for the oversight of HUD grant administration, DEDO’s business loan portfolio, and DEDO’s compliance functions such as fiscal auditing and programmatic compliance.

In this Director of Administration & Federal Compliance position, you will:
  • Direct a multi-level planning, administration, and compliance team for federal housing, community development, and workforce grants. Work closely with both DEDO and the Department of Housing Stability (HOST) to direct HUD programs including management and oversight of internal compliance processes and grant administration functions
  • Advise and strategize with leadership regarding agency investments, and post-award administration and compliance activities
  • Serve as a subject-matter expert to provide regulatory analysis and technical assistance to program teams utilizing federal grants for activities, including program design, scope development, program operations, project development, and special compliance issues
  • Oversee the preparation of the HUD Annual Action Plan, annual HUD Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER), HUD Consolidated Plan, and substantial amendments, and citizen participation plan
  • Oversee DEDO compliance and auditing functions for several work areas, including fiscal auditing, programmatic compliance, and loan administration
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with federal and local officials, regional governments, and stakeholders to gain support for management priorities and goals and resolve controversial issues expertise and guidance
  • Recommend, develop, and/or modify program policies, procedures, and guidelines to achieve program goals and objectives and determine changes that need to be made based on feedback from internal customers, officials, service providers, and/or community groups. Conduct community outreach activities and provide reports on accomplishments of federal grant programs to city leadership, officials, federal agencies, and community stakeholders
  • Monitor federal, state, and/or regional regulatory changes to determine when internal program policies and procedures need to be revised, and advise internal customers, service providers, community groups, and clients on changes needed to comply with program criteria
  • Prepare information for articles for publication, press releases, and promotional material as needed; deliver presentations at public meetings, conferences, and to other city agencies
  • Perform some or all of the elements of supervision or lead work including work planning, instruction, and review, handling grievances and disciplinary actions, hiring and dismissing employees, and evaluating employee performance

About You

Our Ideal Candidate has:
  • Master’s Degree in Business, Public Administration or Policy, Finance, Real Estate or closely related field
  • At least five years’ experience in federal programs, policy, compliance and/or legal work that involved input and participation from diverse stakeholders. Expertise in economic development, community development and/or urban planning
  • High familiarity with one of more of the following federal programs: HUD - CDBG, HOME, or HOPWA; Dept. of Labor - WIOA. Understanding of applicable policies, ordinances, and ability to participate in meetings and make presentations on behalf of the City and County of Denver
  • Experience in leading teams, directing projects and/or programs, creating plans, developing and monitoring contracts, and reporting for performance and compliance. At least 3 years or more of management experience including mentoring, coaching and supervising of professional staff, or substitute for leading programs and projects
  • Ability to analyze and make recommendations on complex development deal structure proposals using both local and federal housing funds. Knowledge of and ability to interpret complex federal regulation, local laws, and ordinances as well as local, state and federal legislation. candidate has a passion for creating equitable and inclusive communities

We recognize your time is valuable, so please do not apply unless you meet the following required minimum qualifications:
  • Education: Bachelor's Degree in a related field based on a specific position(s)
  • Experience: Seven (7) years’ experience performing full performance professional level duties within a specialized, functional area. (This does not include clerical experience.)
  • Education & Experience Equivalency One (1) year of the appropriate type and level of experience may be substituted for each required year of post high school education. Additional appropriate education may be substituted for the minimum experience requirements

To be considered for this position, you must include the following on your job application (upload the attachment(s) to the Resume/CV section on the My Experience tab):

  • Resume
  • Cover letter describing your experience in federal programs, policy, compliance and/or legal work. Expertise in economic development, community development and/or urban planning

About Everything Else

Job Profile
CA2309 Administrator III
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Position Type

Position Salary Range
$86,801.00 - $143,222.00

Starting Pay
Based on experience and education

Denver Economic Development & Opportunity

The City and County of Denver provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, or any other status protected under federal, state, and/or local law.

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