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The Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) is hiring for the following position.
Job Title and Level: Program Specialist - Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
City/County: Lansing/Ingham - Hybrid/Remote
Type of Employment: Full Time
Pay Grade and Annual Salary: Pay Grade 3/Pay Grade 4. Position has option to be filled at either 3 or 4 level, depending on preferred candidate’s relevant skills, education, and qualifications. Pay grade 3: $28.95/hr. - $39.00/hr. Pay grade 4: $74,800 - $104,720 annually
Brief Job Description:
At MEDC, we help Michiganders prosper by investing in our businesses and communities, enabling the growth of good jobs and promoting Michigan’s reputation as a world-class business location and travel destination. By joining our team, you will play an integral role in directly supporting Michigan’s success, where you work, live and play. Come be part of the team that’s transforming their everyday as a Program Specialist with the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) team.
This position interprets and applies State or Federal program guidelines; answers questions from communities, companies, consultants and developers; interprets plans and scenarios to determine the statutory effect on the project; compiles reports and applicable data; and prepares recommendations for approval by the Michigan Strategic Fund Board (MSF) or its designee as required.
The preferred candidate will have
Business Unit: Community Development
Supervisor: Christine Cusmano-Whitz
Minimum Education Required:
Education: This position requires a bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university in business administration or related field.
Minimum Experience Required:
Program Specialist – Pay Grade 3: This position requires a minimum of two to four years of related experience and/or training in economic development, contract administration and/or government administration (preferably including previous experience with one or more of the MEDC’s Community Development programs), program/project underwriting and knowledge of contracts and property law or experience administering similar community development grant programs, business development grant programs, loan programs or tax credit programs; experience with word processing, spreadsheet, database, and calendaring software; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Senior Program Specialist – Pay Grade 4: Three to five years of related experience. Consideration given for the Senior Program Specialist if candidate has demonstrated ability and/or experience in the following: serving as a resource in the development and implementation of training to junior level staff, assist in the training and development of newly hired staff and existing staff; acting proactively as a primary point of contact for other staff and existing grantees/credit recipients in regard to the specialty area and incentive program for both community and business development as required; specializing in one or more compliance area (e.g. – CDBG, Brownfield, MCRP etc.), being the subject matter expert for the organization; demonstrated ability to make independent decisions that are sound and defensible; demonstrated ability to design, draft, present and implement team/organizational wide changes to policy or process; demonstrated ability to handle multi-incented projects with minimal direction from management; and ability to read, research, and understand legislation, rules and legal documents and interpret to interested parties.
Applicants with National Development Council (NDC) or International Economic Development Council (CEdC) certification preferred.
How to Apply:
If you believe that your qualifications meet the listed requirements and are ready to join our team, please submit a cover letter, resume and a completed Employment Application by e-mail to email@example.com.
Note: A completed application is not required for current MEDC employees who apply.
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Deadline for Response: Jul 5, 2022