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Section 3 Coordinator

Baton Rouge, LA 70806
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Job Title Economic Opportunities Coordinator

FLSA Classification Non-Exempt

Annual Salary $32,281.60

Reports to Vice President of Affordable Housing

Supervises N/A

Date 12/03/2020


Job Summary:

The Economic Opportunities Coordinator is responsible for interacting with East Baton Rouge Parish Housing Authority (EBRPHA) staff, residents, and contractors to provide economic opportunities for those of low and very low income. The Incumbent ensures compliance in accordance with Housing and Urban Development (HUD) regulations and in accordance with the EBRPHA's section 3 policy.

Essential functions:

  • Develops a network of public and private sector businesses that EBRPHA will partner with to train and employ residents and create resident-owned businesses
  • Identifies and certifies businesses as Section 3 qualified, based on the data submitted by owners
  • Provides technical assistance to Section 3 businesses and offers resources in response to questions
  • Participates in community/business resource meetings and meets with residents to provide Section 3 information
  • Assists contractors, managers and public officials as required with program efforts
  • Reviews bids, Request for Proposal (RFP's) and Request for Quote (RFQ's) submitted for work projects
  • Ensures that the bids and requests include the required Section 3 plans relative to the project and evaluates such plans
  • Meets with contractors regarding performance and compliance with the Section 3 policy
  • Serves as the EBRPHA's representative in presentations before contractors, residents, and other organizations on Section 3 activity
  • Certifies individuals as Section 3 based on their household income by collecting data supplied by the applicant
  • Responds to inquiries regarding Section 3 and sends applications as requested
  • Provides information to residents about job opportunities by email, flyers, meetings, and/or in person
  • Coordinates special projects designed to inform residents and interested parties of the Section 3 Program and other employment opportunities
  • Provides Section 3 training for residents and businesses
  • Maintains a database of Section 3 residents by documenting their income, work experience, education, and interests
  • Prepares monthly reports detailing activity and status of compliance and non-compliance as well as Section 3 Annual Summary Report (Form HUD 60002) and all other required reports in a timely manner
  • Sends out requests for monthly Section 3 reports from partners
  • Reviews and updates Section 3 forms at least once a year to include new HUD income guidelines
  • Reviews and revises the Section 3 administrative policy as needed to ensure that EBRPHA is administering the program as approved by the Board of Commissioners
  • Ensure compliance with Section 3 based on EBRPHA's Section 3 Policy and HUD regulations by monitoring and tracking contractor performance
  • Markets the Section 3 programs to the public through meetings, mailing flyers, newsletters, and the website
  • Provides Section 3 information for the EBRPHA website that includes the Section 3 business application, the current list of Section 3 business, the monthly activity report, the resident application, and the Administrative policy
  • Makes presentations to the Board and Executive and Senior staff regarding the status of Section 3 compliance
  • Participates in professional development by attending industry related conferences, workshops, trainings, and national Section 3 conferences

Supervisory responsibilities:

  • N/A

Work environment

  • In office setting with the exception of travel

Physical demands

  • Mobility and flexibility to walk, bend, kneel, lift, and reach to perform above duties as stated

Travel required

  • Must poses a valid driver's license
  • Travel required

Additional duties

Please note 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.

Required education and experience

  • Minimum Associate Degree in Counseling, Human Resource Management or a related field, and 2 years' experience in a professional position with a housing authority, recruitment, employment placement agency; or
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted for the two-year college degree requirement.

Preferred education and experience

  • N/A


Posted: 2021-05-25 Expires: 2021-06-26

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