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Urban Renewal & Relocation Coordinator position within Department of Housing and Community Development's Community Services Division.

19 Sep 2017 9:03 PM | Daphne Politis (Administrator)

Urban Renewal & Relocation Coordinator - (170005JM)

Official Title: Administrative Officer IV

Primary Location: United States-Massachusetts-Boston-100 Cambridge Street

Job: Administrative Services

Agency: Department of Housing & Community Development

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Posting: Sep 19, 2017, 12:57:08 PM

Number of Openings: 1

Salary: $65,965.12 - $95,152.20 Yearly

Bargaining Unit: 06-NAGE - Professional Admin.

The Urban Renewal and Relocation Coordinator position is within Department of Housing and Community Development's Community Services Division.

The incumbent oversees all operations of the Bureau of Relocation (BOR), established by M.G.L. c. 79A to ensure fair and equitable treatment of displaced persons (i.e., residents & businesses displaced from public projects such as land takings and/or development activities) throughout the Commonwealth.  He/she coordinates urban renewal program activities under M.G.L c. 121B including monitoring urban renewal related grants and contracts; reviewing plans, amendments, and related documentation for consistency with statue and regulatory requirements; and preparing recommendations for agency action.  The incumbent also provides assistance to municipalities on community and economic development, municipal management and growth management issues.

The ideal candidate will have a detailed knowledge of MGL c. 79A and federal statutes relating to property acquisition, displacement and relocation with at least 3 years of professional, administrative, supervisory or managerial experience in the field of relocation.  Familiarity or knowledge of municipal government operations is required along with knowledge of the Federal Uniform Relocation Act.  A Master's degree in a related field such as Urban and Regional Planning is preferred.


DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (these duties are a general summary and not all inclusive):

1. Coordinates urban renewal program activities under M.G.L c. 121B including:


*         Oversight and monitoring of activities for the urban renewal program,

*         Review of plans, amendments and related documentation for consistency with statute and regulatory requirements, and preparation of recommendations for agency action,

*         Monitoring of urban renewal related grants and contracts, and

*         Maintenance of program files, records and database.

2. Reviews and approves designation of Relocation Advisory Agencies and Relocation Plans.

3. Provides interpretation of relocation statute & regulations as necessary.

4. Reviews and approves relocation claim submissions to ensure compliance.

5. Conducts site visits to ensure compliance with BOR policies and statutory & regulatory requirements and provides technical assistance and training as needed.

6. Mediates issues prior to and during the local grievance procedure and monitors Department hearings regarding appeals of local grievance determinations.

7. Provides assistance to municipalities on community development, municipal management and growth management issues.

8. Other duties as assigned.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Detailed knowledge of MGL Chapter 79A and experience with interpretation and implementation of statutes and regulations relating to property acquisition, displacement and relocation.

2. Detailed working knowledge of federal statutes and regulations relating to property acquisition, displacement and relocation.

3. Working knowledge of real estate appraisals.

4. Working knowledge of local government operations.

5. A general knowledge of government and local development issues.

6. Experience in conflict resolution.

7. Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

8. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

9. Ability to understand, explain and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures applicable to BOR and to Department programs.

10. Ability to work within close time constraints.

11. Ability to work with commonly used management information systems, computer software, and database applications.

12. A Master's degree in a related field such as Urban and Regional Planning is preferred.

13. Familiarity or knowledge of municipal government operations is required, municipal experience is preferred.

14. Demonstrated ability to administer program rules, perform program oversight, and to communicate effectively with the public is required.

15. At least 3 years of professional, administrative, supervisory or managerial experience in the field of relocation.

16. Knowledge of MGL c. 79A and federal Uniform Relocation Act is required.

MISSION STATEMENT
The Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) is within the Housing and Economic Development Secretariat and its work touches the lives of all Massachusetts residents.  DHCD's mission is to strengthen cities, towns and neighborhoods to enhance the quality of life of Massachusetts residents by providing leadership, professional assistance and financial resources to promote safe, decent, affordable housing opportunities, economic vitality of communities and sound municipal management.

COMMENTS
Salary placement is determined by years of experience and education directly related to the position and the Human Resources Division's Recruiting Guidelines.  In the case of a promotional opportunity, the salary provisions of the applicable collective bargaining agreement will apply to placement within the salary range.

Education, licensure and certifications will be verified in accordance with the Human Resources Division's Hiring Guidelines. Education and license/certification information provided by the selected candidate(s) is subject to the Massachusetts Public Records Law and may be published on the Commonwealth's website.

Please attach a resume when applying for this position.

QUALIFICATIONS
This requisition will remain open until filled; however, first consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days (10/03/17).

Applicants must have at least (A) five years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, professional, administrative, supervisory or managerial experience in business administration, business management, public administration, financial management, or professional experience in a particular specialty (i.e. scientific, professional, or technical),  and (B) of which three years must have been in a supervisory or managerial capacity, or (C) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below.
Incumbents may be required to have a current and valid motor vehicle driver's license at a class level specific to assignment.

Substitutions:

I. A Bachelor's or higher degree with a major in business administration, business management, public administration, financial management, or degree related directly to the specialty may be substituted for one year of the required (A) experience.

II. A Graduate or higher degree with a major in business administration, business management, public administration, financial management, or degree related directly to the specialty may be substituted for two years of the required (A) experience.

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

If you have Diversity, Affirmative Action or Equal Employment Opportunity questions or need a Reasonable Accommodation, please contact Diversity Officer / ADA Coordinator: Nancy DePaul - 617-573-1255

HOW TO APPLY
Create profile and apply online at https://massanf.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=170005JM

Contact: Leonardi Aray, President | MAConsultingPlanners@gmail.com
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