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Assistant Director of Community & Economic Development

JOB POSTING
Job Title: Assistant Director, Community &Economic Development
Department: Community & Economic Development
Supervision: This position does not supervise
Residency Requirement: Per city ordinance, a successful candidate must reside within the city.
FLSA Status: Exempt
Position Type: Full-time/Non-Union
Salary: $48,000- $50,000

Position Summary: This position is responsible to research grant programs, write funding applications and coordinate the activities of the grant programs, to plan and administer the City’s federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Home Programs. Work is performed under the direction of the Director of Community & Economic Development and is reviewed through performance reviews, reports submitted and results obtained. The employee must have a high level of attention to detail. This role routinely uses office equipment such as computers for various applications, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets, and fax machines. The Assistant Director will be required to project and maintain a positive image on the City of Williamsport.
This position is completely funded through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program and Home Program in the Federal Budget.
Essential Job Functions:
• With community input, assist in establishing funding guidelines and priorities for community development and other grant programs.
• Implement and manage the annual application and evaluation process for the CDBG and Home programs, develop and administer the CDBG and Home programs, and other grant programs as assigned.
• Administer and maintain records, agreements, and contracts with public agencies, funding agencies.
• Provide technical assistance to prospective and actual CDBG & Home recipients and coordinate citizen participation requirements.
• Maintain project information within files and generate reporting documents from those files Develop requests for proposals for community development and housing projects.
• Manage CHDO and Home Rental project inspections and rental rates.
• Coordinate activities provided by community-based agencies and organizations with programs offered through the Community Development Department.
• Research grant programs, write funding applications, and prepare quarterly or annual reports as required by granting agencies.
• Review revenues and expenditures, project status, to ensure proper expenditures are made for grant projects.
• Assist in implementing, planning, developing, and completing economic development projects and programs.
• Coordinate and manage CDBG and Home Rehab program delivery.
• Coordinate City resources in completing other joint projects with the Chamber of Commerce and other economic development associations.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Must understand and administer laws and other regulations related to municipal planning and building construction.
• Must prepare and present verbal and written reports clearly and concisely.
• Must communicate, read, write and understand the English language at a level necessary for efficient job performance.
• Must know municipal land use and development ordinances, zoning regulations, subdivision regulations, building codes, other construction-related ordinances, and other related public agency rules and procedures.
• Must be able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, City officials, other government agencies, and the public.
• Must be knowledgeable of Graphic Information Systems (GIS).
• Must be proficient with computer systems and have a working familiarity with related office equipment.
• Must have a current valid Pennsylvania driver’s license and personal vehicle for work-related use.
Additional Responsibilities:
• Represent the City and act as a liaison between the City and local social service and community groups Prepare resolutions and documents for City Council meetings.
• Attend meetings, prepare agendas, and minutes of meetings as required.
• Assist the Director of Economic and Community Development in other duties as assigned.
Required Education/ Experience:
• Any combination equivalent to graduation from a four-year college and two years increasingly responsible experience in Community Development Block Grant program administration.
• Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
• Operate office equipment including computers and supporting word processing and spreadsheet applications.
• Knowledge of federal, state, and local funding regulations of community development activities Ability to interpret guidelines and monitor projects for compliance.
• Ability to deal effectively with representatives from public and private agencies, community groups, City officials, and the general public.
Physical Requirements:
• Must be able to sit at a desk for prolong periods of time using a PC work station.
• Must be able to lift up to twenty-five (25) pounds.
• Must be able to bend, stoop, squat, kneel; reach above shoulder level and twist body periodically throughout the day.
• Must possess sight/hearing sense so that the requirements of the position can be fully meet.
• Ability to utilize hands for repetitive actions.
• Reasonable accommodations will be made to achieve essential functions of this position.

Working Conditions:
• Will work alone, with others and around others.
• Will work mostly in an office setting. Some outdoor work is required in the inspection of various land use developments, or construction sites.
• While performing duties, may be exposed to adverse environmental conditions, including inclement weather, extreme temperatures, noise, dust, fumes and other conditions while performing the functions of the position.
Hours of Work:
Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

How to Apply: The City intends to fill this position as soon as possible. If interested, please submit:
1. Cover letter
2. Resume
3. Three employment references
4. City application

The deadline to apply is February 22, 2021, apply to:
City of Williamsport, Human Resources
Joellen Gilbert, Director HR
245 W. 4th Street, Williamsport, PA 17701
Phone: (570) 327-7571
Email: HRDirector@CityofWilliamsport.org (electronic submission preferred)

The City of Williamsport is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Derek Slaughter, Mayor
www.cityofwilliamsport.org

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Codes Enforcement Officer I

Date of Posting, February 3, 2021
Title: Codes Enforcement Officer 1
Department: Bureau of Codes
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
Position Type: Full-time/ AFSCME Union

Position Summary: The City of Williamsport is seeking qualified candidates to serve as its next Public Works General Manager. This is an extraordinary opportunity to step in and work with other leaders in the City to set the course for the next decade and beyond. The Public Works General Manager is responsible for a full array of services for the City, including street and park maintenance, facility maintenance, traffic control, flood control, and the recreation department. This position will work under the direction of the General Manager, Williamsport Bureau of Transportation. In addition, this position will coordinate assigned activities with other city departments and outside agencies. This position takes a leadership role, and is provided considerable latitude to carry out operational management and leadership responsibilities. Overseeing the full Public Works Department, made up of 29 full-time employees and manages an annual department budget of $4.35 Million and a proposed 6-year Capital Improvement Budget of $38.4 Million.
Qualifications: The successful candidate must have considerable experience in construction, maintenance, equipment operation, or related fields. Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Engineering, Business or other closely related degree. Minimum of a High School Diploma Required. Three years of professional field experience with a public agency. Two years of supervisory experience with a union. Must be available for off-hour emergencies. Must have a passion for the job and public service.
How to Apply: Those individuals who are ready for the challenge of serving the City in this capacity are encouraged to submit a current resume, cover letter, application (found on City website) and a list of three references that can speak to your work experience and character to hrdirector@cityofwilliamsport.org.

Deadline to apply for this position is Monday, February 15, 2021 by 4:00 p.m.

The City of Williamsport is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Derek Slaughter, Mayor
www.cityofwilliamsport.org

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Director of Finance—City of Williamsport

JOB POSTING
Director of Finance—City of Williamsport

Date of Posting, July 27, 2020

Title: Director of Finance
Department: Finance
Union: No
Residency Requirement: Per city ordinance, a successful candidate must reside within the city.
FLSA Status: Exempt
Salary: $75,000-$90,000 (based on education and experience)

Summary Description:
The Director of Finance is responsible for all financial matters of the City. The director assists the mayor, department managers, and City Council in shaping and executing strategy and resource allocation to ensure maximum benefit for residents. The City’s finance director promotes transparency, efficiency, and accountability, and serves as financial advisor to Mayor, City Council, and administration.

Primary responsibilities include:
Budgeting – Plan, evaluate, and direct departmental policies, programs, and operations related to the financial and budgetary activities of the City government. Develop and monitor performance on annual budgets. Direct the audit and approves disbursements for goods and services within budget appropriations.

Financial planning, analysis, and forecasting – Engage department and functional teams to ensure accurate monthly, quarterly, and annual forecasting. Facilitate the planning and deployment of resources to achieve objectives through the establishment and implementation of efficient tools and processes. Direct the financial operations of the City by an established central accounting system within commonly accepted governmental accounting principles.

Partner in strategy formation and execution – Support a strategic review of ongoing and future operations and activities. Supervise the data processing functions to ensure that required programming is in place and that necessary records and reports are produced in a timely manner. Direct the Treasury collection activity and custody of public funds. Oversee the investment of City funds and the payment of bond obligations.

Reporting – Prepare, analyze, and disseminate periodic and ad hoc reporting as required to support decision-making by preparing financial statements and cost reports at regular intervals. Represent the city administration by preparing and presenting financial information to the City Council, committees, and other forums.

Optimize working capital – Develop and implement processes and procedures to maximize the city’s cash position: revenues (collections), costs, the timing of payments to third-party vendors, and other expenses. Provide guidance to city leaders regarding cash management.

Drive operational performance and internal controls – Understand primary city functions and activities as well as their impact on revenues, costs, and risks. Develop and monitor key metrics and performance indicators. Demonstrate ownership of internal controls and ensure compliance.
Identify and drive opportunities to streamline operations as well as reduce costs and risks.

Lead the finance team – Recruit, hire, manage, and retain strong talent to serve the City of Williamsport. Support professional development and growth opportunities for all employees. Maintain a deep bench and succession plan.

Functional competencies
Financial acumen:
• Deep knowledge of financial planning and analysis (FP&A).
• Strong understanding of financial statements, accounting practices, administrative policies, and principles, practices, and processes of municipal budgeting.
• Knowledge of municipal bonds and contracts and available investment opportunities

Negotiation:
• Understand market-based approaches for purchasing goods and services.
• Be well-versed in general contract terms and conditions.
• Engage counsel as needed.

Quantitative analysis and problem-solving:
• Gather information broadly and thoroughly to identify root causes.
• Effectively synthesize information from multiple and disparate sources before drawing conclusions.
• Supervise maintenance of complex administrative records and prepare reports.
• Recognize trends and sees connections among issues.
• Quickly identify errors, discrepancies, and/or faulty assumptions.

Communications:
• Must possess strong verbal and written communication skills and be able to communicate to a wide variety of stakeholders including, but not limited to, City Council, Committees, and other forums.
•Maintain satisfactory working relationships with employees, government officials, private organizations, and the general public.
•Must be effective in written and oral communication in contacts with local, state, and federal officials and the general public.

Physical Requirements:
• Must be able to sit at a desk for prolonged periods of time using a PC work station.
• Must be able to lift up to twenty-five (25) pounds.
• Must be able to perform occasional field inspections and investigations.
• Must be able to bend, stoop, squat, kneel, reach above shoulder level, and twist body periodically throughout the day.
• Must possess sight/hearing senses, or use prosthetics that will enable these senses to function adequately so that the requirements of the position can be fully met.
• Must possess the ability to utilize hands for repetitive actions.

Experience(s) and knowledge
• 15 – 20 years of financial, business, or public administration experience preferred.
• Preparing and executing annual budgets.
• Financial planning and analysis.
• Fundamental accounting principles.
• Audit results, corrective actions, and risk mitigation.
• People Management/Development.

Education
Minimum BS/BA in accounting, finance, mathematics, or similar discipline. MBA or Master’s in Finance or Accounting strongly preferred.

How to Apply: The City intends to fill this position as soon as possible. If interested, please submit:
1. Cover letter
2. Resume
3. Three employment references
4. City application

The deadline to apply is August 10, 2020, to:
City of Williamsport, Human Resources
Joellen Chappelle, Director of HR
245 W. 4th Street, Williamsport, PA 17701
Phone: (570) 327-7571
Email: HRDirector@CityofWilliamsport.org(electronic submission preferred)

The City of Williamsport is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Derek Slaughter, Mayor
www.cityofwilliamsport.org

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