Closing: Open until filled, with review of applications beginning 7/12/21
Salary Range: $72,526 – $87,031 annually
Performs skilled professional work including establishment, coordination, and oversight of the Town of Morrisville’s American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) implementation. General duties include all facets of ARPA program management in accordance with federal requirements to ensure compliance with spending parameters, monitoring, and accurate reporting. This position will also be responsible for administration and support for ARPA related programs and initiatives, either directly or in collaboration with other Town departments and possible community stakeholder groups. The incumbent will conduct various forms of research, community outreach and other forms of networking activities to develop strategic relationships and transformational programs that leverage ARPA funds for purposes of economic recovery. This position may be required to represent the Town in various venues involving excellent communication and presentation skills. Support of the Town’s administrative functions and related special projects may also be required. Employees in this class require considerable independent judgment, initiative, communication skills, and accountability. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Town Manager and/or designee.
Duties & Responsibilities:
- Obtain and maintain a thorough understanding and awareness of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) and local government related relief funding programs that may benefit the Town. Serves as subject matter expert to the Town Manager and Town Council.
- Provide timely and accurate reporting and documentation in compliance with federal and state requirements.
- Comply with all Town budget and financial reporting, procurement, and documentation requirements.
- Manage financial monitoring, tracking, and reporting activities for ARPA funds and projects.
- Coordinate assessment of government operations and community needs for consideration of use of ARPA funds. Coordinate with both internal and external stakeholders to inform and engage on potential ARPA programs and activities.
- Explore and assess programs and activities that contribute to recovery and long-term transformational success. Establish metrics and benchmarks for gauging success.
- Research and compile Wake County and peer community ARPA response efforts. Collaborate with regional partners where appropriate.
- Recommend a strategic plan for prioritization of programs, projects and initiatives that will stabilize local government operations, households, and small businesses, positioning the Town to stabilize and transform local government.
- Serve as the Small Business Development Program Manager, to include policy development, program development and oversight of operations, activities, materials, and outreach to implement a robust program of small business support. Collaborate with the Morrisville Chamber of Commerce and Community Relations Liaison where appropriate.
- In coordination with the Management and Budget Analyst, seek out and evaluate grants, earmarks and other revenue sources for programs and priorities to preserve ARPA funds for other gaps and priorities.
- Develop community awareness through engagement events and stories to celebrate ARPA and small business success stories.
- Explore new creative and innovative programs aligned with ARPA guidelines to provide to the community. Examples may include public art, engagement with non-profit organizations and other related community development initiatives.
- Provide support for legislative agenda activities and communication with county delegation.
- Provide support for other community development projects, including Town Center, property acquisition and related public amenities.
- Perform related work as required.
Considerable knowledge of government policy and practice, particularly in the areas of policy development and analysis, community engagement, research, budget planning, and financial analysis, accounting, and reporting. Ability to review and interpret complex legal documents and related information. Adept at demonstrating best practices and principles associated with strategic planning, priority setting, project management and performance measurement and benchmarking. Exceptional written and oral communications essential. Ability to interact with the public, elected officials and internal and external stakeholders effectively. Must be proficient with the Microsoft Office Suite of software programs.
Any combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, with major course work in business, finance or public administration or a related field. Master’s degree is preferred. Five or more years experience working in government at a responsible level is required. Local government experience desirable.