City of Mobile

Mobile , AL

Director of Community & Housing Development (CHD) Department

City of Mobile
Mobile, AL Full-time
Posted on August 14, 2019

City of Mobile, Alabama

Director of Community & Housing Development Department

The City of Mobile, Alabama, seeks to hire a full-time, professional employee to serve at the pleasure of the Mayor as Director of the Community and Housing Development (CHD) Department. This employee will be eligible for the health plan and retirement benefits available to City employees. Salary is competitive and negotiable.

Job Requirements:

Must possess a Bachelor's Degree and have at least five years experience in the administration of federal Community Planning and Development (CPD) programs. Must have working knowledge of federal laws and regulations governing grants management and CPD programs.

Primary Responsibilities:

The Director provides management and oversight for the City of Mobile's CHD Department funded by the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and other associated programs, including but not limited to the Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) program, Home Investment Partnerships Act (HOME) program, Neighborhood
Stabilization Program (NSP), and Emergency Solutions Grant Program (ESG). Director supervises program, financial, and administrative support staff and coordinates activities of support staff to include legal, accounting, inspections, planning, and environmental functions. Director reports to the Senior Director of Neighborhood Development.


  • Plans, organizes, and administers the City's CPD programs to include annual program planning, daily operations, project implementation and monitoring, and allocation of expenditures.
  • Coordinates with various community organizations to assure all grant fund are spent on eligible activities.
  • Provides guidance and technical assistance to the City's CPD programs to ensure compliance with all federal regulations and guidelines.
  • Ensures all sub recipient projects are in compliance with regulatory guide- lines, spending deadlines, and reporting requirements.
  • Interacts with and provides detailed briefings to the Mayor.
  • Works closely with HUD officials regarding program activities, audits and reviews.
  • Presides at required public hearings to obtain program input from citizens.
  • Represents the City at national conferences on CPD programs.
  • Prepares the City's HUD consolidated plan, annual action plans, CAPER, and other HUD-required reports.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Mayor and/or Senior Director.

The City of Mobile is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state and local fair employment practices laws which ensures equal employment opportunity in all aspects of employment to all employees and to all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age (40 and over), citizenship, disability, past, current or prospective service in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law.