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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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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.

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 Project Liaison II will draw upon a passion for constituent relationship-building, an understanding of data analysis, and a real estate background. The Project Liaison will be responsible for supporting field work, community engagement and marketing of pilot programs and strategies. The Project Liaison will be responsible for coordinating pilot programs and strategies, as well as related governmental relationships. In addition, the Project Liaison will perform a variety of administrative support assignments for the programs and/or various departmental projects and activities including field work as needed.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Build and maintain relationships through community engagement and field work to strengthen community ties with the Detroit Land Bank Authority
  • Assist with the planning and hosting of neighborhood events
  • Review documents and reports, and synthesize summaries to guide departmental policy
  • Visit neighborhoods and other cities to learn about new practices, and create reports for departmental leadership
  • Monitor and respond to constituent inquiries into properties
  • Conduct field investigations, site surveys, and on-the ground neighborhood studies
  • Enter, track and report all necessary components of process into Salesforce database
  • Generate weekly Salesforce reports and monitor daily Salesforce reports
  • Learn and ensure compliance with DLBA policies, procedures and guidelines
  • Triage eligible and ineligible participants and/or organizations using program guidelines
  • Track and monitor compliance of projects
  • Build tracking system for new projects as they are developed
  • Develop strategies to increase the disposition of DLBA owned properties and identify real estate development opportunities
  • Interact with department personnel, managers, directors, neighborhood leaders, and City officials
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Manager

QUALIFICATIONS (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities)

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferred. An equivalent of work experience may substitute for the degree, at the discretion of the DLBA.
  • Process-oriented individual who can strategize solutions and efficiencies in a developing program
  • Knowledge of Detroit communities and respect for diverse cultures/lifestyles
  • Ability to work cooperatively and effectively with outside organizations and stakeholders
  • Ability to work independently following guidelines, organize time effectively and set work priorities
  • Ability to work well in a fast-paced and demanding environment
  • Excellent communication, both verbal and written, and grammar skills
  • Excellent time management skills, ability to multitask, and attention to detail is required
  • High level of customer service orientation
  • Ability to read development plans and summarize to DLBA standards
  • Highly proficient with the following software: Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), Salesforce, Conga
  • Must currently possess, or have the ability to obtain, a valid Michigan Driver’s 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 SUMMARY

Employees in this job complete a variety of assignments to assist in managing and facilitating the disposition of property by the Detroit Land Bank Authority (DLBA) for real estate development or Community Partner and Property Rehabilitation 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
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Manager and Disposition Director
  • Builds and maintains relationships with General Contractors, Service Providers, Internal Stakeholders other organizations to strengthen community ties with Detroit Land Bank Authority (DLBA)
  • Works collaboratively with Department of Neighborhoods and other City of Detroit departments to fully develop visions into projects to maximize community opportunities
  • Ensures project goals and objectives are achieved; track and report results
  • Request and monitor completion of specialty orders (i.e. security doors, granite, fencing, alarm, etc.)
  • Inspect, verify and report to Property Rehabilitation Program Manager on conditions that may require changes to contract specifications, construction work procedures or schedules
  • Prepare weekly activity logs, reports and specialized reports as required
  • Request, track and review initial assessments and provide Property Rehabilitation  Program Manager with recommendations
  • Assist in the preparation of the project schedule, and ensure project deadlines are met
  • Maintain and organize records of projects that are under construction and maintain a schedule of progress and schedule of values
  • Work closely with Project Managers to track field inquiries, concerns and updates
  • Assist with drafting RFQs and RFPs
  • Assist with vetting and onboarding new contractors
  • Review and enter change orders into our internal database for tracking purposes
  • Assess and determine the market and financial feasibility of new real estate opportunities and prospective purchasers by review of development budgets, pro formas, and other financial indicators
  • Assist in identifying land assembly opportunities for development
  • Provide technical, financial and development assistance to the DLBA
  • Develop strategies to increase the disposition of DLBA owned properties and identify real estate development opportunities

QUALIFICATIONS (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities)

  • 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 and organization skills
  • 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
  • Ability to work independently following guidelines, organize time effectively and set work priorities
  • Skilled in tracking information and providing reports on results
  • Identifies and resolves issues and problems
  • Confident, articulate, and professional speaking abilities for presentations to public and/or groups with the ability to adapt communication style to suit different audiences
  • A demonstrated understanding of construction means, and methods associated with the renovation and construction of residential buildings and site work related thereto
  • Working knowledge of architectural, mechanical and electrical work
  • Knowledge of permitting processes and site plan approval processes
  • Knowledge of development financing, construction budgets and schedules

EDUCATION

  • Advanced degree in public administration, urban planning, community development, business administration, finance, or relevant field, preferred.

 

EXPERIENCE

  • At least five (5) years of experience in economic development, real estate, project management, tax incentives, planning, public administration or other related professions
  • Experience with development-related services, from project conception through construction
  • Experience with real estate valuation, prospecting and marketing residential and commercial properties

 

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 Inventory Program Coordinator is responsible for monitoring and evaluating the Detroit Land Bank Authority’s (DLBA) inventory of properties, with a focus on assessing DLBA-owned structures for demolition or sale pipelines; coordinating property inspections; triaging property inspection results; working with City partners as it relates to the demolition of DLBA-owned structures; and monitoring the DLBA’s inventory of structures on an ongoing basis to identify and act on resident requests and changes in condition.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Evaluate a high volume of structures for demolition or sale and rehab through a DLBA disposition program.
  • Gather information and analyze a wide range of factors to make property pipeline determinations.
  • Coordinate with external City partners for the prioritization of demolition at DLBA-owned structures, in-line with resident requests, DLBA sales programs, and neighborhood stabilization goals.
  • Interface with vendors for the completion of inspections at DLBA properties.
  • Review a high volume of property inspection results to ensure quality control, confirming services were completed as requested and identifying any issues in need of immediate attention.
  • Monitor the status of DLBA-owned structures on an ongoing basis to act upon changes of property condition.
  • 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.
  • Assist with sale events for DLBA-owned structures.
  • Prepare internal and external reports pertaining to project and property statuses.
  • 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.
  • Coordinate the input of property data.
  • 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 business administration, project management, urban planning, community development, real estate or related field
  • At least two (2) years’ experience in urban planning, real estate, or public administration, preferred
  • Familiarity with mapping and/or geographic information systems (GIS), a plus
  • Familiarity with construction methods and building codes, a plus
  • Strong ability to multi-task, prioritize multiple projects simultaneously and 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
  • A self-starter with the ability to handle multiple projects at any given time
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite of products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook)
  • Possession of valid Michigan driver’s license
  • Ability to travel to multiple sites throughout Detroit using personal vehicle