Economic Vitality & Housing Coordinator

Economic Vitality & Housing:


$49528.00 Per Year


Full City Benefits Package

Salary and Benefits

Economic Vitality and Housing Coordinator Starting Salary: 49 ($49,528/year)

Individuals hired in this position have the opportunity to progress up to $74,292/year, which is the maximum salary for this position as of December 2021.

Benefits: Full City Benefits Package. The City of St. George covers 100% of the premiums for the High Deductible health plan for full-time employees and their qualified dependents. New hires also receive 2 weeks of vacation time during their first year of employment, one of which is available to the employee the first day of employment. To find out more about our benefits package, please visit our website at

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Job Description

Position Summary

Under the direction of the Economic Vitality and Housing Director, the EVH-CDBG Coordinator is responsible for supporting economic development and housing efforts for the City and administering the federally-funded Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program for the City of St. George.

Essential Functions (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills, and other characteristics. The list of tasks is illustrative only and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this class.)

Community Development Block Grant (50%): Administers all facets of the federally funded

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program to ensure compliance and timeliness,

including maintaining timely and accurate records and correspondence, overseeing required

financial management, records retention, and reporting, and coordinating with community partners

and other City departments.

• Interprets federal regulations for the CDBG Program; implements grant policies and

• procedures.

• Prepares and presents to Council the CDBG Consolidated Annual Action Plan and CAPER.

• Prepares budget and performs accurate and timely financial management of grant accounts.

• Supervises and monitors sub-recipients, including performing site visits and providing

• technical assistance necessary for the proper implementation of funded activities.

• Oversees related activities administered or performed by other City departments, consultants,

• or independent contractors.

• Maintains the HUD Integrated Disbursement and Information System (IDIS).

• Reconciles accounts with IDIS and the City.

Economic Development & Housing (50%): Provides administrative and project management for

economic vitality efforts, including RDA annual report and economic development project areas,

City-led redevelopment projects, RDA annual report, moderate-income housing plan, and other

departmental grants.

• Assists with department budgeting and monitors expenditures monthly; prepares and

• processes payments, agreements, and contracts.

• Conducts field research on issues, policies, and concepts pertaining to economic vitality and

• housing; gathers, tabulates, analyzes, maintains, and presents data and stories in the form of

• written, graphic, or oral reports; ensures accurate records are kept.

• Coordinates activities related to the Housing Action Coalition (HAC) and Local Homeless

• Council (LHC); works closely with other City departments, businesses, developers, and other

• public and private sector organizations and stakeholders.

• Supervises interns and administrative staff.

• Performs other related duties as required.

Typical Physical/Mental Demands/Working Conditions

Light physical effort. Comfortable working positions handling light weights. Intermittent sitting, standing, and walking. Generally pleasant working conditions. No health or accident hazards inherent in work performed. Intermittent exposure to stress as a result of human behavior.

Minimum Qualifications


Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in business, urban planning, public administration, or a closely related field. Experience in grants management, economic development, and/or housing may be substituted for education requirement.

Experience: Minimum of two (2) years full time paid professional experience in grant management, project management, economic development, housing, land use/urban planning, or closely related field, of which one (1) year must have been in a supervisory position.

Licenses and/or Certifications: Must possess a valid driver license. A valid Utah Driver License must be obtained within 60 days of hire and be maintained throughout employment.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge and skills:

• Principles and procedures in dealing with grant administration and project management; auditing and evaluation techniques regarding ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements.

• Principles, techniques, and objectives of land use planning, economic development, project area management, and housing strategies.

• Preferred experience with HUD/CDBG grant management.

Ability to:

• Use considerable independent judgment to set priorities, create budgets, and approve and process grant documents.

• Establish and maintain effective working relations with elected officials, department heads, colleagues and subordinates, the public, and officials and employees of other jurisdictions.

• Read, interpret, and apply complex regulations, policies, and procedures; manage detailed budgets and

program requirements.

• Identify, collect, analyze, disseminate, and maintain accurate data and information; compose and present clear and concise written and oral reports and presentations.

• Organize, direct, and evaluate subordinates.

To Apply

Submit a completed City of St. George Employment Application online at Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis. This Position closes 08/29/2022 12:00 AM. Refer questions to Human Resources at 435-627-4670. Pre-employment drug screening and criminal background screen are required. The City of St. George is an inclusive Equal Employment Opportunity employer that considers applicants without regard to gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, national origin, age, disability or genetic information. We make reasonable efforts to provide reasonable accommodation to disabled candidates.