HUD Grants Monitor – City of Allentown

Deadline: Thursday, December 5, 2019

Class Title: HUD Grants Monitor
Grade Number: 11N
Department:  Community & Economic Development
Union:  No

General Purpose

Performs a variety of planning, organizing and executing compliance reviews of all City funded sub-grantees. Directs and coordinates evaluation of monitoring of grant funded programs.

Supervision Received

Works under the supervision of the HUD Grants Manager.

Supervision Exercised


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Monitors and evaluates grant funded programs.
  • Conducts investigations to resolve complaints and report violations for grant-funded agencies.
  • Cooperates with local, state and federal governmental units and other organizations in identifying needs and providing assistance in enforcement of funding rules and regulations.
  • Confers with personnel affected by proposed program to develop program goals and objectives, outline how funds are to be used, and explain procedures necessary to obtain funding.
  • Assists in writing periodic reports to comply with grant requirements.
  • Maintains master files on grants.
  • Monitors paperwork connected with grant funded programs.
  • Interprets a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.
  • Performs related work as may be required.

Desired Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration or Accounting.
  • Experience in Community Development and grants, or an
  • Equivalent combination of related education and experience.

Education and Experience

  • Knowledge of Community Development Block Grant Program.
  • Knowledge of HOME Investment Partnerships Program and Emergency Shelter Grants Program Regulations.
  • Ability to assess housing rehabilitation work and review housing financing proformas.
  • Ability to create and generate reports using basic computer systems.
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedures manual.
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence
  • Ability to speak publicly before groups of customers or employees of an organization.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Ability to multi-task to perform the essential functions of the position.

Tools and Equipment Used

Requires intensive daily use of personal computer, adding machine and various software packages.

Physical Demands

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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is constantly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

Selection Guidelines

Formal application, rating of education and experience; oral interview and reference check; job related tests may be required.

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.