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Program Administrator – Emergency Rental Assistance

Pulaski County

This is a Full-time position in Little Rock, AR posted May 12, 2021.

PULASKI COUNTY
invites applications from current County Employees and the General Public for the position of:
Program Administrator-Emergency Rental Assistance
An Equal Opportunity Employer

Department: Community Services
Starting Salary Range: $35,686 – 41,322
Position Number: 007
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt position, eligible for overtime
Safety Sensitive Designation:
This position is not designated as safety sensitive and is not subject to random drug and alcohol
screening.

Opening Date: 5/05/21 Closing Date: 5/11/21 at 5:00 PM

JOB SUMMARY:
Responsible for the research and writing of grants and administering various programs within
Community Services; develops, implements, and evaluates the Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) grant
program within the department and ensures compliance with applicable rules and regulations of Title
VI and the ERA program.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
* Researches available federal, state, and local grant opportunities aimed at enhancing the
quality of life for Pulaski County citizens; makes recommendations to the Director.
* Reads and interprets grant regulations to ensure compliance in development of departmental
policy and in answering questions.
* Prepares and submits grant applications to applicable federal, state, and local agencies.
* Develops, implements, and analyzes goals and objectives of the ERA grant program.
* Ensures grant program requirements, responsibilities, and procedures are explained to staff,
community organizations, and partners.
* Reviews application paperwork submitted by applicants to ensure regulations are met and
appropriate documentation has been submitted; ensures applications are processed in a timely
manner.
* Conducts training sessions for staff, community organizations, and partners to inform them of
rules, regulations, and details concerning the grant programs.
* Meets with other governmental agencies to obtain assistance in coordinating additional client
services; serves on committees relative to client services.
* Works with the supervisor to review program files to ensure compliance with applicable
federal, state, and local regulations.
* Prepares annual and biennial budgets, project incomes, and ensures sufficient appropriations
for grant awards; analyzes expenditure reports.
* Assists the Grant Specialist and/or Director of Communications prepare advertisements for
local newspaper, radio, television, and the media to seek participation in grant programs.
* Prepares detailed reports of actions taken in grant programs to provide information to funding
sources, ensuring compliance with grant requirements; submits to Director for approval.
* Collaborates with the Director of ERA Program to write department policies and procedures for
all grant programs ensuring compliance with all applicable statutes, grantor regulations, and
County policy.
* Maintains effective relationships with citizens, community partners, and other organizations
to maximize program efficiency.
* Ensures all appropriate financial and program status reports are prepared and distributed in a
timely manner.
* Develops reporting systems and monitoring methods to measure program effectiveness and to
ensure that grant programs are in compliance with state and federal laws; monitors grant
projects for compliance with state and federal regulations.
* Trains program staff on the ERA Program regulations and other pertinent regulations; ensures
cross training of assigned staff.
* Assists the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program staff and Housing Inspector in the completion
of HCV Program duties.
* Briefs HCV staff members on client needs and researches suggested resolutions.
* Participates in agency meetings which includes housing agencies throughout the state
discussing program obstacles and identified resources.
* Attends federal, state, and local grant training sessions to remain current on any regulation
changes.

SECONDARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
* Perform other related duties as required.

PERSONNEL SUPERVISED: None

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Ability to communicate orally and in person and by telephone.
Ability to operate a motor vehicle.
Manual dexterity necessary to operate office equipment including computer keyboard.
Visual acuity necessary for use of computer screen.

WORKING CONDITIONS:
Duties are primarily performed in a smoking-restricted office environment with occasional meetings
at outside agencies.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Completion of a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Social work, Sociology, Public Administration or a
related field; considerable work experience in the administration of Social Service programs, Public
Administration or a related area; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which
provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
Must possess or be able to immediately obtain a valid Arkansas Driver’s license.

Employment is contingent upon satisfactory completion of a criminal background check.

PREFERENCES:
Considerable work experience with Section 8 housing programs.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
Applications must be filed online at www.pulaskicounty.net.

ACCESSIBILITY NOTICE: If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process
due to a physical or mental disability, please send an email to humanresources@pulaskicounty.net or
call (501) 340-6110.

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