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THE POSITION OF:                                                                        CD Deputy Director

DEPARTMENT OF:                                                                        Community Development

FLSA CLASSIFICATION:                                                               Exempt

SCHEDULE:                                                                                    Full Time

POSTING DATE:                                                                             April 4, 2023


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The Community Development Deputy Director will oversee Housing Urban Development (HUD) programs. The CD Deputy Director is responsible for coordinating all programs related to Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), developing, implementing and executing the grants offered for multiple programs to assist revitalizing the City of Reading’s real estate, including developing blight strategies, directing, identifying, remediating and reutilizing of abandoned and blighted vacant properties, maximizing revenue potential of City-owned, or encumbered, real estate; managing City’s housing loan portfolio; overseeing the administration of federal, state and local grant programs funding housing or real-estate related activities.

Typical duties may include but not limited to:

  • Knowledge of City agencies, CD divisions for implementing policies with Planning, Zoning, Building & Trades, Property Maintenance, Community Development grant administration.
  • Annually report to HUD required Consolidates Plans and Annual action plans and Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER).
  • Effectively coordinate federal requirements for HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOM) and Emergency Solution Grants Program (ESG).
  • Organize, update inventory of vacant and blighted properties threatened with abandonment.
  • Develop strategic plans for property acquisition and disposition, maximizing potential for neighborhood revitalization and leveraging private investment.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Educational Requirements & Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture, Construction Management, Engineering, Real Estate/Urban Planning.
  • Minimum of five (5) years’ experience in the essential responsibilities and duties of this position.
  • Demonstrated experience in working with non-profit housing agencies.
  • Demonstrated experience in construction methods, renovating, demolition, management of significant public projects; negotiating complex transactions with ability to close large deals.


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