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DESCRIPTION

GENERAL JOB SUMMARY

The Project Manager I will assist in managing and facilitating the disposition of property by the Detroit Land Bank Authority (DLBA) for real estate development or Community Partner projects, including: (1) projects consisting of small- and large-scale rehab or new construction for residential, mixed-use, commercial, or industrial/manufacturing uses; and (2) land sales and transfer for urban agriculture, beautification, storm water management or green space.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage real estate development projects, from application intake and review, to transaction processing, to compliance monitoring
  • Assess and interpret financial viability of applicant and project
  • Interface with applicants and stakeholders on a consistent basis
  • Coordinate and execute closings on transactions and other projects
  • Enter, track and report components of approval processes and transactions into Salesforce database and maintain accuracy
  • Monitor progress of all projects to ensure compliance consistent with terms of agreements
  • Maintain coordination with City Economic Development Offices (Office of Jobs and Economic Growth, Planning & Development Department, Housing and Revitalization Department, and Detroit Economic Growth Corporation) and work collaboratively with Department of Neighborhoods
  • Ensure compliance with all DLBA procedures and guidelines; ensure that economic development goals and objectives are achieved
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Assistant Director and Dispositions Manager

 

QUALIFICATIONS (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities)

  • Bachelor’s degree in public administration, urban planning, community development, business administration, or a related field
  • At least two (2) years of experience in economic development, real estate, project management, planning, public administration or other related professions.
  • In depth knowledge of Detroit communities and respect for diverse cultures/lifestyles
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends to represent DLBA at community events
  • Ability to work cooperatively and effectively with outside organizations and stakeholders
  • Ability to work well in a fast paced and demanding environment
  • Excellent communication, both verbal and written, and grammar skills
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to multitask
  • High level of customer service orientation
  • Proficient use of the following software: Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Must possess a dependable vehicle and a current and valid license to drive in the state of Michigan
  • Proficient in the use of office machines, including computers, fax machines, copiers/scanners, and telephones; and software (i.e., Microsoft Office Suite – Word, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Must currently possess or have the ability to obtain a valid Michigan Driver License at time of hire

 PHYSICAL DEMANDS

While performing the duties of this job, the candidate must be able to move up to 30 pounds floor to waist, and pushing/pulling up to 30 pounds a distance of up to 100 feet.  Must have ability to travel to and from various locations throughout the City of Detroit utilizing personal vehicle. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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DESCRIPTION

GENERAL JOB SUMMARY

Employees in this job interacts, face-to-face, via telephone, and e-mail with clients; providing them with information to address inquiries and/or resolve complaints regarding Detroit Land Bank Authority programs and services. The employee works in a developing capacity with increased responsibility for performing a range of assignments under the supervision of the ISR III & CSM.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Serve clients via telephone, email or face-to-face interaction. Handle customer complaints, provide appropriate solutions and alternatives within the time limits; follow up to ensure resolution. Keep records of customer interactions, process customer accounts and file documents
  • Answer inquiries by clarifying client needs; researching, locating, and providing answers to inquiries, fulfilling requests; maintaining database to record all client activities
  • Resolve problems by clarifying issues with other departments; escalating unresolved problems to ISR III or CSM
  • Instruct clients on usage of Kiosk
  • Communicate regularly with manager regarding job issues and concerns
  • Perform other related duties as assigned
  • Must possess exceptional interpersonal skills and be able to handle sensitive and confidential situations and documentation
  • Ability to de-escalate interactions with clients and maintain a peaceful work environment
  • Follow communication procedures, guidelines and policies
    • Answer inquiries by clarifying client needs; researching, locating, and providing answers to inquiries, fulfilling requests; maintaining database to record activities
    • Resolve problems by clarifying issues; escalating unresolved problems
    • Analyze client inquiries; direct callers and visitors to appropriate departments, as necessary
    • Instruct clients on the usage of the Kiosks
    • Reply to and track all inquiries from Kiosks
    • Communicate regularly with manager regarding job issues and concerns
    • Perform other related duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS (Knowledge, Experience, Skills and Abilities)

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent
  • One year of customer service experience
  • Bi-lingual – Spanish
  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Basic math skills
  • Ability to type and operate standard office equipment
  • Knowledge of customer service practices and principles
  • Meticulous and thorough with a strong attention to detail
  • Good time management skills and ability to multi-task
  • Good telephone and listening skills
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Good problem-solving skills
  • Good data entry and proofreading skills
  • Must be highly flexible and have the skill to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment where priorities, demands and timelines can shift
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Must pass a background check

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, walk, stand; use hands to finger, reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stoop.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: This job operates in a clerical, office setting. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

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DESCRIPTION

The Project Manager I will assist in managing and facilitating the disposition of property by the Detroit Land Bank Authority (DLBA) for real estate development or Community Partner and Rehabbed and Ready projects, including: (1) projects consisting of small- and large-scale rehab or new construction for residential, mixed-use, commercial, or industrial/manufacturing uses; and (2) land sales and transfer for urban agriculture, beautification, storm water management or green space.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage projects, from application intake and review, to transaction processing, to compliance monitoring
  • Enter, track and report components of approval processes and transactions into Salesforce database and maintain accuracy
  • Monitor progress of all projects to ensure compliance consistent with terms of agreements
  • Ensure compliance with all DLBA procedures and guidelines; ensure that economic development goals and objectives are achieved
  • Raise and discuss relevant issues at the job site meetings
  • Monitor and track the progression of the approved scope of work
  • Monitor job sites to ensure procedures are enforced, specifically established security protocol and permit posting
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Manager and Director, Disposition

QUALIFICATIONS (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities)

  • Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management or Construction a related field
  • At least two (2) years of experience in inspection or the construction trades, or any equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Working knowledge of the City residential building, mechanical, plumbing, and electrical codes
  • Working knowledge of City policies, procedures, codes, and ordinances, health and safety code, construction scheduling, practices, and methods, architectural design and construction methods, materials, tools and equipment
  • In depth knowledge of Detroit communities and respect for diverse cultures/lifestyles
  • Ability to work cooperatively and effectively with outside organizations and stakeholders
  • Ability to work well in a fast paced and demanding environment
  • Excellent communication, both verbal and written, and grammar skills
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to multitask
  • High level of customer service orientation
  • Proficient use of the following software: Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Must possess a dependable vehicle and a current and valid license to drive in the state of Michigan
  • Proficient in the use of office machines, including computers, fax machines, copiers/scanners, and telephones; and software (i.e., Microsoft Office Suite – Word, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Must currently possess or have the ability to obtain a valid Michigan Driver License at time of hire

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

While performing the duties of this job, the candidate must be able to move up to 30 pounds floor to waist, and pushing/pulling up to 30 pounds a distance of up to 100 feet.  Must have ability to travel to and from various locations throughout the City of Detroit utilizing personal vehicle. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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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 excellence
  • 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

Reporting directly to the Demolition Director, the Demolition Data Analyst will be responsible for providing cradle-to-grave management of complex procurements, contract administration and the associated budget and planning for the Detroit Land Bank Authority’s demolition and grant compliance program activities.  The Demolition Data Analyst performs a full range of procurement professional duties involved in planning, preparing, issuing, analyzing, project management, contract close-out and administering of complex solicitations for demolition services. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Procurement Management

  • Prepares Requests for Proposals (RFP); prioritizes RFP and Requests for Information and Qualification (RFIQ); prepares and analyzes bid process recommendations from third party agent; coordinates review and recommendations of change orders, modifications, and payments; and oversees contract completion and termination process.
  • Reviews and recommends new award and change order negotiation plans, including assessments of cost analyses.
  • Reviews and recommends approval for contract awards.
  • Initiates action to resolve contract problems with vendors; provides guidance in resolving and negotiating vendor claims; reviews, monitors and plans the acquisition of demolition operations services.
  • Manage and maintain all Detroit Land Bank Authority Demolition Department contract and contractor files, both physical and electronic, in accordance with all federal/state/local regulations.
  • Collaborates with staff in the preparation all Detroit Land Bank Authority Demolition Department contracts and supporting documentation including Notices of Award, Agreements, Notices to Proceed, Stop Work Orders, Contract Amendments and Change Orders.
  • Ensure that demolition contract and contractor files, both physical and electronic, complies with all federal/state/local regulations and federal/state/local/private grant fund requirements. 
  • Collaborate with stakeholders, funding partners and procurement managers to ensure compliance with federal/state/local regulations.

Grant/Financial Management

  • Maintain and monitor internal control programs to ensure grant compliance.
  • Measure grant performance goal achievement and present progress report regularly.
  • Assists with preparation and execution for all MSHDA and federal audits.
  • Operates within an integrated project delivery team requiring coordination of contract administration efforts among several departments.
  • Collaborates with Demolition Contract Administration Manager to recommend demolition operations budget including:  grant project timelines, RFP/RFIQ schedules, contract administration goals, objectives, procedures, and scope of work requirements.

 

Financial Management

  • Maintain, reconcile and review detailed property accounting records for program revenues, expenditures and reimbursements for each grant source.
  • Maintain grant final performance reporting.
  • Assists with the preparation of the annual demolition department operating budget.

 

Regulatory Compliance

  • Maintain Demolition Department Policies and Procedures Manual.
  • Research, identify and recommend policy and procedure changes.
  • Communicate and collaborate with various strategic business partners on regulatory compliance matters.
  • Maintain complex reporting to verify compliance with federal/state/local regulations

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, Public Administration or closely related field
  • Preferred, 1 year of experience preparing graphic representations of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data to identify and display spatial relationships using maps, graphs or tabular data.
  • Preferred, 1 year of experience creating geospatial data analysis using spatial analysis, data manipulation or cartography software utilizing cartography software.
  • 2 years of experience performing contract administration work (pre- and post-award)
  • 2 years of experience preparing comprehensive bid specifications, contracts, reports and correspondence, preferably in construction services.
  • 2 years of construction services cost and price analysis experience
  • 2 years of bid/proposal and contract analysis planning experience
  • 2 years of physical inventory or property accounting experience
  • 2 years of compliance and/or audit experience, preferably with federal/state/local regulations.
  • Understand, interpret and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, contracts, budgets and labor/management agreements.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, with the ability to proactively identify and support creative and viable business solutions
  • The ability to balance competing interests in a regulatory and political environment
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships through collaboration with various internal and external business partners to deliver outstanding customer service
  • Demonstrated commitment to quality improvement and performance excellence
  • Advanced written and verbal communication skills
  • Advanced Excel skills demonstrating the ability to create complex reporting
  • Knowledge and understanding of construction demolition processes