COMMUNITY RECOVERY COORDINATOR/ASSISTANT TO THE TOWN ADMINISTRATOR
Class specifications are intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties performed by employees in the class. Specifications are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job.
The Town of Lyons, Colorado is seeking a candidate to coordinate flood recovery efforts following the September 2013 disaster. We are looking for an organized, energetic individual who enjoys community relations and working with a variety of people. The position would oversee the implementation of the recently-adopted Recovery Action Plan and coordinate our re-building efforts (see www.lyonsrecovery.org). The candidate must be passionate about Lyons and willing to work closely with the Town Administrator to orchestrate its recovery. The person would work directly with Local, County, State and Federal agencies and should have a good understanding of the public sector including administration and funding. The candidate must be willing and able to attend evening meetings on a regular basis. The position will perform a variety of generalist, project-oriented functions for Town Administration and Town Board of Trustees. Assist the Town Administrator with coordination, administration, and facilitation of activities as assigned. Duties include oversight and implementation of the Recovery Action Plan; assist in the development and implementation of programs designed to preserve the integrity of the town and promote a sense of community; work with staff and contractors regarding affordable housing efforts, community and economic development efforts; work closely with state, federal and local governmental entities involved in various community and economic development strategies, as well as funding options for disaster recovery providing information and assistance regarding the day-to-day operations of the town, and perform other duties as assigned.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED
The position would receive general direction from the Town Administrator and serves as an ‘at will’ employee of the Town. The position may provide oversight of temporary contracted employees regarding flood recovery projects. PRIMARY DUTIES--The following are examples of primary duties assigned to positions in this classification. Other related duties and responsibilities may be assigned.
1. Assist the town Administrator with coordination, administration, and facilitation of activities as assigned. Assist in the implementation and oversight of strategic initiatives to redevelop and repair the Town.
2. Participate with Town Board and management team in the implementation of goals and objectives for programs and projects. 3. Takes a role in drafting and/or developing grant applications, monitoring and managing the contracts. Identifies and pursues other funding opportunities available for recovery.
3. Respond to requests for information on Town recovery efforts; provide updates on status of projects; meet and coordinate communication between individuals, personnel, committees, working groups, the County, State and FEMA, as necessary.
4. Attends and participates in recovery meetings, committee meetings, governmental agency meetings and other disaster-related workshops and meetings.
5. Facilitate communication between the Town and neighborhood residents; develop strategies to enhance information flow between Town staff and citizens; serve as a liaison or ombudsman; work to resolve conflicts between various internal and external groups to achieve community goals.
6. Analyze and review specific Town policies and procedures, amending or creating them as necessary by providing research, analysis, and recommendations; ensure consistency with adopted policies. Provide research, analysis, and administrative support for a variety of special projects, as assigned by the Town Administrator
7. Respond to and resolve difficult and sensitive citizen inquires and complaints; answer customer complaints pertaining to ordinances, code violations or policy.
8. Perform related duties as required.
• Municipal government services, organization and general political structure
• Public relations, community involvement and marketing strategies
• Effective public speaking and presentation techniques.
• Mediation, facilitation and problem solving skills.
• English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation.
• Modern office procedures, methods and equipment including computers.
• Principles and practice of project management.
• Methods and techniques of effective technical report preparation and presentation.
• Methods and techniques of eliciting community participation in planning and
• Research methods and sources of information related to urban growth and development.
• Pertinent Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations.
• Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals.
• Interpret, apply, and explain Federal, State and local policies, laws and regulations.
• Handle sensitive issues with tact and diplomacy.
• Organize and manage multiple projects and deadlines.
• Write and/or edit written materials for publication.
• Write and administer grants.
• Identify opportunities to publicize Town programs.
• Prepare and conduct presentations for large audiences.
• Present technical data, in verbal, written, graphic and map form, to a variety of boards and commissions.
• Elicit community and organizational support for Town programs.
• Interpret and explain Town policies and procedures.
• Work closely with Town employees and staff in the development of program plans.
• Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Experience and Training Guidelines
Experience: Equivalent to three years of experience in municipal government or with public sector
Training: Equivalent to a Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in public administration, business administration, planning, or related field. Other combinations of experience and education that meet the minimum requirements may be substituted. This is a grant funded position through 2015.
Mostly an office environment with time spent in the community and in disaster-impacted area
The job is characterized by:
Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.
The following physical activities are very or extremely important in accomplishing the job’s purpose and are performed on a daily basis:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit for prolonged periods.
The employee is regularly required to see, hear, talk, stand, twist and use repetitive motions in the conduct of work. The employee is also required to perform light lifting
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