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CDBG – Technical Assistance Coordinator

February 28, 2024
Lucas King

Missouri Department of Economic Development

Location: Jefferson City, MO
Position: CDBG – Technical Assistance Coordinator
Status: Full Time


The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program administers approximately $24 million in federal funding each year from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to serve primarily non-entitlement communities in a manner that meets the CDBG program National Objectives:

  • Benefit to low- and moderate- income (LMI) persons;
  • Aid in the prevention or elimination of slums or blight; and
  • Meet a need having a particular urgency (referred to as urgent need)

You will facilitate and track training and technical assistance efforts for internal staff and external stakeholders in order to attain a high level of competency in state policy and federal regulation related to the CDBG program.

What You’ll Do:

  • In collaboration with Department management, determine required and optional training programs for staff that is consistent with HUD regulations and program best practices.
  • In collaboration with Department Management, determine required and optional training programs for Subrecipients and Administrators to ensure compliance with federal and state regulations.
  • Coordinate (including content gathering, and/or developing), and presenting (as needed), internal and external trainings and engagements on topics related to programs, plans, and compliance functions for the State CDBG Program, including, but may not be limited to:
    • Comprehensive Plans
    • Action Plans (General, DR, MIT, CV, other)
    • Action Plan Amendments
    • Implementation Plans
    • State and Federal Policies and Regulations
    • Compliance Specialty areas (i.e. Contract Management, Labor Standards, etc.)
    • Others, as identified and/or assigned
  • Develop a thorough tracking mechanism for internal staff and subrecipients for required and optional training on a yearly basis. This includes working with CDBG Officers and Program Manager to identify required and optional training programs for each by role or function.
  • From an existing training platform, build a training program that assesses competency in key policy areas, in partnership with subject matter experts on the CDBG team. This may include a test component for future implementation.

Trainings may be provided to the following stakeholders (but not limited to):

  • Department of Economic Development Staff
  • Regional Planning Commissions / Council of Governments
  • County Leadership representatives
  • City Leadership representatives
  • Others, as identified and/or assigned

All you need for Success:


  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Understanding or willingness to learn in detail about applicable Federal and State regulations and policies.
  • Attention to detail and ability to coordinate with multiple stakeholders during concurrent processes.
  • Capacity for analyzing and interpreting data for use in planning and decision-making.
  • Proficiency and passion for operational excellence and continuous improvement.  Familiarity with and experience implementing Lean/Six Sigma concepts strongly preferred.  Ideal candidate would be open to further developing these skills.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • One or more years of experience with demonstrated knowledge in the business practices and principles of Economic Development. This can be obtained through work experience or education in Planning, Finance, Accounting, Marketing, Economics, Business Administration, Community Development, Economic Development, or a closely related field
  • Lack of post-secondary education will not be used as the sole basis for denying consideration to any applicant

More reasons to love this position:

The State of Missouri offers an excellent benefits package that includes a defined pension plan, generous amounts of leave and holiday time, and eligibility for health insurance coverage.  Your total compensation is more than the dollars you receive in your paycheck. To help demonstrate the value of working for the State of Missouri, we have created an interactive Total Compensation Calculator.  This tool provides a comprehensive view of benefits and more that are offered to prospective employees. The Total Compensation Calculator and other applicant resources can be found here.

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The State of Missouri is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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