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Community and Economic Development Program Coordinator

CDBG · Orem, Utah
Department CDBG
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Entry-level
Compensation $3,921.00/month, DOE, plus benefits

Internal/External Recruitment

Position: Community and Economic Development Program Coordinator

Salary: Full Time, Grade 16, $3,921.00/month, DOE, plus benefits

Application:  Interested candidates must submit a resume at by Monday, January 20th, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. Candidates selected for an interview will be required to complete a standard MAG employment application. Our employment application is available at Selected candidates must authorize background and drug and alcohol screening before an offer of employment will be extended. 


  1. A Bachelor’s degree in public administration, business, policy, grant writing, community and/or economic development or related field from an accredited institution, OR

  2. Four years of experience in program management including administration of grants, contract management, community development, and economic development, OR
  3. An equivalent year-for-year combination of education and experience in related field. 

Evaluation and Selection Factors: Experience with grants and contract management.  Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing; strong interpersonal communication skills and technical writing ability.  Ability to exercise initiative and independent judgment, creative thinking and analytical problem-solving. Ability to analyze a variety of legal, legislative and organizational issues to implement program guidelines and make recommendations.  Must be able to maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in course of work activities, must be experienced in presenting plans and documents for approval, must be detail-oriented in maintaining documentation and ensuring complex program requirements are consistently followed by a number of project recipients.  Skill in word processing, presentation, and spreadsheet programs. Must have access to a privately-owned vehicle, and ability to drive to various locations throughout the Mountainland region and Wasatch Front.

Primary Responsibilities: Coordinate specific aspects of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program for Utah County, Summit and Wasatch Counties, and Lehi City.  Provide assistance to eligible jurisdictions and non-profit agencies in applying for CDBG funding, coordinate training opportunities, provide application and survey assistance.  Oversee environmental assessments and labor compliance issues, maintain survey data, etc. Conduct onsite audits to monitor progress and compliance with grant terms and conditions.  Coordinate with housing and homeless programs and services. Keep program policies and procedures up to date with the most current federal guidelines and regulations. Assist with and initiate Economic Development programs including the revolving loan fund, EDA, and quarterly professional meetings. Represent MAG on various boards and task forces. Ability to travel to in or out of state conferences and/or trainings twice per year is required. 

Other Duties: Please note that this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

PHYSICAL/ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS: This position requires sitting at a desk or in meetings for extended periods of time, regularly walk and stand, occasionally lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects weighing up to 30 lbs, ability to project voice for public speaking, occasional attendance at night meetings and irregular working hours, and occasional exposure to high-stress environments. Travel to conferences and/or trainings twice per year, in or out of state. Regularly drives a motor vehicle within the Wasatch Front area. 


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  • Location
    Orem, Utah
  • Department
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation
    $3,921.00/month, DOE, plus benefits