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GENERAL JOB SUMMARY

Employees in this job perform a variety of administrative support assignments for departmental programs where the processing of documents and recording, retrieving, and distribution of data or information is an essential and/or substantial part of the work.

There are three levels in this job.

 

PRINCIPLE JOB DUTIES

This is the experienced level. The employee functions as a lead worker overseeing the work of others and performs a full range of administrative support assignments and uses judgment in making decisions where alternatives are determined by established policies and procedures.

QUALIFICATIONS (Knowledge, Experience, Skills and Abilities)

  • Provide work direction for two or more full-time employees, or their equivalent, on a regular basis
  • Assist with training of Sales & Programs Specialists
  • Coordinate the program with other departments
  • Assist with program development

 

NOTE:  Some knowledge in the area listed is required at the entry level, developing knowledge is required at the experienced level, and thorough knowledge is required at the advanced level.

  • Strong sense of public service to residents of Detroit
  • Strong sense of urgency and problem-solving skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent communication, both verbal and written, and grammar skills
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to multi-task
  • Ability to work well with computers and multiple software interfaces
  • Ability to work well in a fast paced and demanding environment
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Detroit resident preferred

Additional Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Demonstrated reporting experience
  • Demonstrated leadership experience
  • Ability to organize and coordinate the work of the unit
  • Ability to explain instructions and guidelines and train others effectively
  • Ability to determine work priorities, assign work, and review work for quality and production standards
  • Ability to assist others in solving work problems
  • Ability to establish and revise operational standards

EDUCATION

  • Associate degree in business administration or related field, required; Bachelor’s Degree in business administration or other related field, preferred
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GENERAL JOB SUMMARY

The Demolition Contract Specialist reports directly to the Demolition Operations Team Leader-Supervisor and is responsible for processing demolition program activities to implement federal, state and private blight elimination grants in Detroit in full compliance with executed contracts, program requirements and all federal/state/local regulations.

PRINCIPLE JOB DUTIES

  • Update and maintain the Salesforce demolition database and financial tracking systems.
  • Ensure that Salesforce demolition database is updated regularly and accurately reflects demolition activities including but not limited to:  property address condition status, contractor invoicing activities and required federal/state/local regulatory documentation.
  • Ensure that Blight Elimination grant reimbursement system (MATT) is updated regularly and accurately reflects demolition reimbursement activities including but not limited to:  property address condition status, contractor invoicing activities and required federal/state/local regulatory documentation.
  • Processes assigned demolition contractor invoicing activities including but not limited to:  review assigned invoices for completeness and accuracy; perform quality control audit for all assigned invoices; upload reviewed invoices and required supporting documentation into payment and grant reimbursement processing systems; respond to and facilitate the resolution of invoice documentation concerns; and ensure compliance with all federal/state/local regulations. 
  • Maintains electronic and physical property file documentation in accordance with Demolition Department’s HHF Manual policies and procedures.

 

QUALIFICATIONS (Knowledge, Experience, Skills and Abilities)

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration, preferred.
  • Minimum 2 years of data entry experience
  • 2-4 years’ experience in a shared services center environment for high volume transactions preferred
  • 2-4 years of procurement or accounts payable experience, preferably in the construction industry.
  • 1-2 years of compliance and/or audit experience, preferably with federal/state/local regulations preferred.
  • Experience with accounting systems
  • Detail-oriented, ability to work independently and take ownership of projects
  • Strong organizational, analytical and time management skills
  • Ability to effectively prioritize multiple projects to meet tight deadlines and produce high quality work in a fast-paced environment
  • Effective conflict resolution skills demonstrating negotiation and building effective business partnerships internally and externally
  • Ability to embrace and adapt to change and a positive can-do approach to the job is required
  • Demonstrated commitment to quality improvement and performance excellence
  • Intermediate written and verbal communication skills
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel
  • Ability to collaborate and work effectively with various internal and external business partners to deliver outstanding customer service.Understanding of current construction billing practices including experience with AIA documents
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DESCRIPTION

GENERAL JOB SUMMARY

Employees in this job perform a variety of administrative support assignments for departmental programs where the processing of documents and recording, retrieving, and distribution of data or information is an essential and/or substantial part of the work.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Search public records to verify property ownership and outstanding property taxes
  • Prepare closing documents, review conditions/terms and coordinate closing for all parties involved
  • Maintain effective communication with all necessary parties involved in closing a transaction to ensure a seamless closing experience
  • Work with various internal departments as well as external organizations to obtain closing related documentation or obtain necessary information needed to complete a closing
    • Perform a thorough and accurate review of the file to ensure the loan is in compliance with State and Federal guidelines as well as obtain verbal verification of employment on all borrower’s that are income qualified.
    • Working knowledge of applicable federal and state regulations
    • Strong interpersonal, organizational, and problem-solving skills
  • Review HUD for compliance
  • Review title commitments for chain of title defects and curative title requirements
  • Review and complete all applicable information in relation to the closing process
  • Assemble closing packages
  • Ensure all loans close within required time frames
  • Ensure all regulatory and compliance issues are met
  • Address and resolve potential issues that arise in relation to closing to meet the customer’s
  • Strong communication (both verbal and written), organization and time management skills

QUALIFICATIONS (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities)

  • High School Diploma or GED required, Associate’s degree in business administration or other related field, preferred
  • Three (3) years’ experience in mortgage or title industry with closing experience
  • At least one year of customer service, case management experience
  • Experience in real estate closings or loan processing
  • Demonstrated reporting experience
  • Strong sense of public service to residents of Detroit
  • Strong sense of urgency and problem solving skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent communication, both verbal and written, and grammar skills
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to multi-task
  • Ability to work well with computers and multiple software interfaces
  • Ability to work well in a fast paced and demanding environment
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and other computer related skills
  • Detroit resident, preferred
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DESCRIPTION

GENERAL JOB SUMMARY

The Data Analyst I will perform a variety of data analysis and administration activities to support the activities of the Inventory department. One of the primary duties will be analyzing and verifying all documents related to the ownership of parcels entering and exiting DLBA ownership. The position will work closely with the Data Analysis division to resolve problems related to ownership documents and other records within internal and external databases.

This is the entry level. The employee is responsible for generating reports and providing the department with technical and administrative support. This role will be primarily responsible for making changes and updates to related data based on requests received

PRINCIPAL JOB DUTIES

  • Acquire property-based information from external sources and reconcile it with information in the DLBA’s Salesforce database
  • Coordinate with external partner agencies to ensure data relevant to DLBA-owned or formerly DLBA-owned properties is accurately reflected in those external databases
  • Perform regular audits of property-based information within the DLBA’s database
  • Extract, load, and reconcile large amounts of data across multiple system platforms and sources
  • Load data into the DLBA’s Salesforce database
  • Check and/or compare documents, forms, applications, or other materials for accuracy, completeness, grammar, and format 
  • Provide administrative and simple analytical data management support for activities of the Inventory department
  • Develop regular reports and deliverables for management
  • Prepare and interpret goals and objectives for the work area in order to resolve problems, make recommendations for changes in instructions and/or guidelines, and ensure the adequacy of work
  • Comply with all state, federal, and company guidelines, rules and regulations
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with team
  • Perform other related duties as directed by leadership

QUALIFICATIONS (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities)

  • Must have strong organizational, analytical, diagnostic, and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to maintain records and prepare reports and correspondence related to work duties
  • Some knowledge of Salesforce or other CRM software, preferred
  • Familiarity with land records and real estate transaction processes
  • Ability to communicate clearly
  • Excellent customer service to both internal and external customers
  • Knowledge of Detroit communities and respect for diverse cultures/lifestyles
  • Proven track record of working in a highly dynamic and fast-paced environment
  • Ability to operate standard office equipment (e.g. a personal computer, wireless equipment, copier and fax)
  • Proficiency with the following software: Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook), Adobe version 10 or greater

EDUCATION

 Data Analyst I

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Statistics, Urban Planning, Geography or equivalent demonstrated analytical and technical ability

EXPERIENCE

Data Analyst I

  • 1 or more years of professional or academic experience in Data Management, Data Analysis or Database Administration
  • Experience working with stakeholders to understand and propose solutions and approaches to analytic problems
  • Experience creating, testing, and optimizing data tables
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DESCRIPTION

GENERAL JOB SUMMARY

The Demolition Contract Specialist reports directly to the Demolition Operations Team Leader-Supervisor and is responsible for processing demolition program activities to implement federal, state and private blight elimination grants in Detroit in full compliance with executed contracts, program requirements and all federal/state/local regulations.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Update and maintain the Salesforce demolition database and financial tracking systems.

  • Ensure that Salesforce demolition database is updated regularly and accurately reflects demolition activities including but not limited to:  property address condition status, contractor invoicing activities and required federal/state/local regulatory documentation.

 

  • Ensure that Blight Elimination grant reimbursement system (MATT) is updated regularly and accurately reflects demolition reimbursement activities including but not limited to:  property address condition status, contractor invoicing activities and required federal/state/local regulatory documentation.

 

Processes assigned demolition contractor invoicing activities including but not limited to:  review assigned invoices for completeness and accuracy; perform quality control audit for all assigned invoices; upload reviewed invoices and required supporting documentation into payment and grant reimbursement processing systems; respond to and facilitate the resolution of invoice documentation concerns; and ensure compliance with all federal/state/local regulations. 

 

Maintains electronic and physical property file documentation in accordance with Demolition Department’s HHF Manual policies and procedures.

 

QUALIFICATIONS (Knowledge, Experience, Skills and Abilities)

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration, preferred.
  • Minimum 2 years of data entry experience
  • Detail-oriented, ability to work independently and take ownership of projects
  • Strong organizational, analytical and time management skills
  • Ability to effectively prioritize multiple projects to meet tight deadlines and produce high quality work in a fast paced environment
  • 2-4 years’ experience in a shared services center environment for high volume transactions preferred
  • 2-4 years of procurement or accounts payable experience, preferably in the construction industry.
  • 1-2 years of compliance and/or audit experience, preferably with federal/state/local regulations preferred.
  • Effective conflict resolution skills demonstrating negotiation and building effective business partnerships internally and externally
  • Ability to embrace and adapt to change and a positive can-do approach to the job is required
  • Demonstrated commitment to quality improvement and performance excellent 
  • Intermediate written and verbal communication skills
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel
  • Experience with accounting systems
  • Ability to collaborate and work effectively with various internal and external business partners to deliver outstanding customer service.
  • Understanding of current construction billing practices including experience with AIA documents
  • Proven track record of working in a highly dynamic and fast-paced environment
  • Proficiency with the following software: Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook), Adobe version 10 or greater
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DESCRIPTION

GENERAL JOB SUMMARY

 

The Project Manager I is responsible for managing the selection, vetting, and preparation of property owned by Detroit Land Bank Authority (DLBA) for disposition through the DLBA’s projects and marketing programs. The employee in this position is charged with overseeing every aspect of marketing pipeline, including: Monitoring the status of all properties under preparation for sale, coordinating necessary maintenance, advancing strategic acquisitions, overseeing parcel modifications, and other preparatory or related projects. The employee will work closely with departmental leadership to prepare properties to support broader initiatives.  The employee will also work closely with the Inventory Manager as it relates to overall program direction and resolution of issues. 

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage the DLBA marketing pipeline, from property selection to sale, ensuring that a high volume of properties move continuously and efficiently toward disposition and development.
  • Coordinate the end-to-end process for property sale preparation, including: Advancing strategic acquisitions, ordering property inspections, coordinating property condition evaluations, requesting title searches, managing listing distribution, ensuring the collection of necessary approvals, overseeing parcel modifications, and other roles as needed or directed. 
  • Interface with other DLBA departments, as well as residents, external partners, and vendors, for the effective management of DLBA pipelines and response to inquiries.
  • Monitor the progress of properties under preparation for sale to identify, triage, and resolve issues, working closely with the Inventory Manager and departmental leadership when necessary.
  • Assess a high volume of properties for listing potential by taking into account a range of factors to make determinations.
  • Assist with evaluating and measuring the effectiveness of programs/projects, identify areas for improvement, and make recommendations.
  • Maintain up-to-date documentation related to marketing sales pipeline processes.
  • Manage projects pertaining the DLBA’s property inventory.
  • Effectively translate overarching guidelines and directives into per-property action.
  • Prepare internal and external reports related to property and pipeline statuses.
  • Assist in on-boarding vendors.
  • Accurately maintain, track, and update high volumes of data related to the DLBA’s property inventory and sales pipelines.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Inventory Manager.

QUALIFICATIONS (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities)

  • Bachelor’s degree in public administration, urban planning, community development, business administration or a related field, or equivalent experience.
  • At least two (2) years of experience in economic development, real estate, project management, planning, public administration or other related professions.
  • Real estate background and/or familiarity with construction methods and building codes, a plus.
  • Strong ability to multi-task, prioritize multiple projects simultaneously and work under tight deadlines.
  • Ability to maintain a close attention to detail while working at high volumes.
  • Strong verbal and written communication and presentation skills, with a sound grasp of English grammar and composition.
  • Ability to understand and carry out the terms and conditions of contractual agreements.
  • Ability to maintain records and prepare reports and correspondence related to the work.
  • A self-starter with the ability to handle multiple projects at any given time.
  • In-depth knowledge of Detroit communities and respect for diverse cultures/lifestyles. Proficient in MS Office Suite of products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook).
  • Familiarity with Salesforce software, a plus.
  • Possession of valid Michigan driver’s license
  • Ability to travel to multiple sites throughout Detroit using personal vehicle
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GENERAL JOB SUMMARY

The Contract Project Liaison II is responsible for supporting the assessment and disposition of properties owned by the Detroit Land Bank Authority (DLBA). This includes identifying home sale opportunities and demolition needs within the DLBA’s inventory of structures and assisting in selecting, vetting, and listing properties for sale through the DLBA’s sale programs. The Project Liaison will be charged with reviewing property data, triaging property inspection results and determining additional information needed to make evaluations and working with other DLBA departments to ensure properties move smoothly toward disposition. The Project Liaison will also perform a variety of administrative support assignments related to departmental projects and activities. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Evaluate DLBA-owned structures for demolition or disposition programs, accounting for a range of factors, along with guidance from the Manager, in making determinations.
  • Identify home sale priorities and vet houses for sale through one of the DLBA’s home sale programs.
  • Review property inspection data received from the DLBA’s property management vendors.
  • Triage inspection results and identify issues in need of immediate attention, working with the Manager and other team members for their resolution.
  • Determine additional data needed to make assessments.
  • Track and prepare regular reports pertaining to property assessments and project statuses.
  • Provide support for broader department efforts to monitor and act upon changes in property status, condition and/or resident input.
  • Coordinate the input of large quantities of property inspection data into the DLBA’s data management system.
  • Coordinate with a range of DLBA departments and teams as directed to ensure the movement of properties through DLBA pipelines
  • Triage resident requests related to the status of DLBA-owned structures.
  • Assist with home sale pipeline activities as needed and in close coordination with Project Manager I.
  • Create online property listings for DLBA sales.
  • Assist the Manager with special projects as needed.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by the Manager.

 

QUALIFICATIONS (Knowledge, Experience, Skills and Abilities)

  • Bachelor’s degree in urban planning, political science, history, community development, architecture, real estate, construction management or a related field, preferred.
  • Familiarity with construction methods and building codes, preferred.
  • Familiarity with data analysis principles and methods, preferred.
  • Strong ability to multi-task, prioritize multiple projects simultaneously and work under tight deadlines.
  • Detail oriented with excellent organizational and time management skills and the ability to work under tight deadlines.
  • Strong verbal and written communication and presentation skills, with a sound grasp of English grammar and composition.
  • Ability to understand and carry out the terms and conditions of contractual agreements.
  • Ability to maintain records and prepare reports and correspondence related to the work.
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite of products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook). Experience with Salesforce, preferred.
  • Possession of valid Michigan driver’s license.