MISSOURI RPC JOB OPENINGS

Senior Community Development Specialist: Meramec RPC

Posted 4/1/22

Classification: Non-Exempt

Nature of Work

Under the supervision of the executive director, assistant director, planning and/or project development manager, the Senior Community Development Specialist is responsible for providing technical expertise to communities in applications, administration of grant and loan programs, planning and special projects.

Responsibilities performed on a daily include:

Additional daily/weekly responsibilities may include:

  • Providing information and technical assistance to member governments in meeting state and federal requirements;
  • Providing information and educational programs on current problems facing local government;
  • Assisting in the application preparation and administration of grants, loan programs, planning documents, research projects and other programs;
  • Coordinating regional programs including joint purchases and workshops;
  • Identifying specific needs within communities and making recommendations and providing technical assistance/project development
  • Analyzing and organizing data into written reports utilizing computerization techniques, composition and editing skills;
  • Coordinating and providing professional assistance to citizens, groups and local governments within and outside the region;
  • Maintain a database of funding sources for reference.
  • Providing assistance in the updating and computerization of strategic/comprehensive plans to communities;
  • Providing information, compilation of applications, and the administering of loans for MRPC’s affiliated boards and loan programs;
  • Provide assistance in mapping and illustration
  • Provide funding information in the form of grant alerts to communities and not-for-profit organizations;
  • Coordinating fundraising and volunteer development;
  • Assisting with the development and occasionally the preparation of illustrations, leaflets, visual and graphic displays;
  • Researching and updating data and MRPC – related information both for written reports and electronic media;
  • Assist with staff training as needed; and
  • Performance of any other task assigned.

Responsibilities performed on an annual or as needed basis include

  • Represent MRPC and present information on behalf of the organization at workshops, meetings and trainings when requested.

This job description is a general description of essential job functions. It is not intended as an employment contract, nor is it intended to describe all duties someone in this position may perform. All employees of the Meramec Regional Planning Commission are expected to perform tasks as assigned by supervisory/management personnel, regardless of job title or routine job duties.

Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited college or university with preference given to major course work in the fields of public administration, business administration, economics, or other closely related fields of study. A master’s degree in any of the foregoing is desirable but not mandatory. Two years experience in either public or private economic/community development is required. Two years of relevant experience may be substituted for each year of college. Skill in the preparation of written reports and experience with GIS is desirable and competency in communication with public officials is essential. Must possess a valid driver’s license. Must possess the ability to work well with co-workers and commissioners and have the desire to work in a team atmosphere.

Physical Requirements

Constant use of hands and arms to type and write in order to complete necessary paperwork. Must be able to drive and/or ride long distances; night time driving is necessary. Must be able to converse by phone and in person with customers and clients. Must be able to sit long periods of time. Must be able to lift boxes of files to move them from one location to another. Must be able to kneel to go through files in lower level cabinets. Must be able to navigate rough, unimproved terrain to monitor projects.

Salary Range

The salary range for this position is $42,312 to $46,000 per year. This position, as posted, is full-time (40-hours per week) with benefits.

Internal and External Application Information

Applicants should submit a resume to Meramec Regional Planning Commission, 4 Industrial Drive, St. James, MO 65559, Attn: Anne Freand, Planning Manager, or by email to afreand@meramecregion.org.

Position is open until filled. EOE/AA.

 

Community Development Specialist: Meramec RPC

Posted 4/1/22

Classification: Non-Exempt

Nature of Work

Under the supervision of the executive director, assistant director, planning manager or project development manager, the Community Development Specialist is responsible for providing technical expertise to communities in applications, administration of grant and loan programs, planning and special projects.

Responsibilities performed on a daily include:

Additional daily/weekly responsibilities may include:

  • Providing information and technical assistance to member governments in meeting state and federal requirements;
  • Providing information and educational programs on current problems facing local government;
  • Assisting in the application preparation and administration of grants, loan programs, planning documents, research projects and other programs;
  • Coordinating regional programs including joint purchases and workshops;
  • Identifying specific needs within communities and making recommendations and providing technical assistance;
  • Providing information on federal and state funding programs;
  • Providing basic research for the use of senior level professionals and member governments;
  • Analyzing and organizing data into written reports utilizing computerization techniques, composition and editing skills;
  • Coordinating and providing professional assistance to citizens, groups and local governments within and outside the region;
  •  Coordinating fundraising and volunteer development, special events and projects.
  • Providing assistance in the updating and computerization of strategic/comprehensive plans to communities;
  • Providing information, compilation of applications, and the administering of loans for MRPC’s affiliated boards and loan programs;
  • Researching and updating data and MRPC – related information both for written reports and electronic media; and
  • Performance of any other task assigned.

This job description is a general description of essential job functions. It is not intended as an employment contract, nor is it intended to describe all duties someone in this position may perform. All employees of the Meramec Regional Planning Commission are expected to perform tasks as assigned by supervisory/management personnel, regardless of job title or routine job duties.

Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited college or university with preference given to major course work in the fields of public administration, business administration, economics, or other closely related fields of study. One year of relevant experience is preferred but not required. Two years of relevant experience may be substituted for each year of required education. Skill in the preparation of written reports and experience with GIS is desirable and competency in communication with public officials is essential. Must possess a valid driver’s license. Must possess the ability to work well with co­workers, commissioners and the desire to work in a team atmosphere.

Physical Requirements

Constant use of hands and arms to type and write in order to complete necessary paperwork. Must be able to drive and/or ride long distances; nighttime driving is necessary. Must be able to converse by phone and in person with customers and clients. Must be able to sit long periods of time. Must be able to lift boxes of files to move them from one location to another. Must be able to kneel to go through files in lower level cabinets. Must be able to navigate rough, unimproved terrain to monitor projects.

Salary Range

The salary range for this position is $34,974 to $43,000 per year, dependent on education and experience. This position, as posted, is full-time (40-hours per week) with benefits.

Internal and External Application Information

Applicants should submit a resume to Meramec Regional Planning Commission, 4 Industrial Drive, St. James, MO 65559, Attn: Anne Freand, Planning Manager, or by email to afreand@meramecregion.org.

Position is open until filled. EOE/AA.

 

Executive Director: Ozark Foothills RPC

Posted 4/1/22

TITLE:  Executive Director

ORGANIZATION:  Ozark Foothills Regional Planning Commission (OFRPC)

DUTY LOCATION:  3019 Fair Street, Poplar Bluff, MO  63901. The OFRPC serves the counties of Butler, Carter, Reynolds, Ripley, and Wayne Counties and the sixteen incorporated cities within those counties in southeast Missouri.

DUTIES:  The Executive Director reports to the Chairman of the Ozark Foothills Regional Planning Commission Board. The ideal candidate will have strong knowledge of regional planning and local government operations, with a proven track record in grant and government funding administration and organizational management. The ability to bring together diverse constituencies in a collaborative effort is required. This position is responsible for the management and administrative functions associated with the operations of the Ozark Foothills Regional Planning Commission, the Ozark Foothills Development Association, the Ozark Foothills Solid Waste Management District, and the Ripley County Public Housing Agency, including personnel management, leading project planning efforts, financial management of the organization’s entities, representing the organization with national, state, and local stakeholders, and any other responsibilities as assigned by the Chairman of the Board. We are looking specifically for a candidate with demonstrable experience in government relations, partnership development, communication skills, and creative problem-solving. Specific duties include:

  • Daily management of the organization and associated entities.
  • Function as a liaison between member agencies (local governments) and funding agencies to ensure funders receive all data and documentation needed to fund and implement grant-funded projects.
  • Manage personnel with the authority to carry out the Commission’s progressive discipline policy when necessary.
  • Direct economic development, solid waste, and transportation planning carried out by staff.
  • Provide guidance in conflict resolution between personnel, members, and clients.
  • Recommends and implements plans for utilizing space, facilities and resources along with the management of the facilities owned by the organization.
  • Financial management of the organization’s entities.

QUALIFICATIONS:  The successful candidate for this position will have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree and at least two years of full-time experience in personnel and financial management within a multifaceted for profit or non-profit organization. Experience in the interaction with national, state, or local governments preferred.

SALARY AND BENEFITS:  OFRPC offers competitive salary and a benefit package including health, vision, and life insurance, plus participation in the MO LAGERS retirement plan. All state holidays are observed, and vacation and sick time provided.

APPLICATION SUBMISSION: Candidates should submit a resume, list of references, and salary requirements to OFRPC, Executive Director Search, 3019 Fair Street, Poplar Bluff, MO 63901, or electronically to crystal@ofrpc.org. Review of applications will begin on April 8; applications will be considered until a candidate is selected. For more information about OFRPC, please consult our Facebook page or our website at ofrpc.org. OFRPC is an equal opportunity employer.