The City of Jamestown Department of Development is committed to providing economic, social, and cultural opportunities through a variety of public and private partnerships and resources to engage, educate and empower our citizens, create vibrant and safe neighborhoods with decent and affordable housing options, and to generate new investment that will improve the overall quality of life, well-being and sustainability of the entire community. The Department of Development also aids business owners, both small and large, with grant and low-interest loan programs in the hopes of creating jobs within the city. This department is also in charge of administering Community Development Block Grant and HOME Program funds.
The DOD includes the Jamestown Local Development Corporation (JLDC) and the Jamestown Urban Renewal Agency (JURA). Further information can be received at 716-483-7541 or email@example.com.
Hours: 9:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday thru Friday
Riverwalk Community Skatepark, NEPA review – Public Comment Period
A public comment period will be conducted from April 12, 2021 through April 27th, 2021.
The purpose of this public comment period is to provide the community the opportunity to review and submit feedback on the U.S.DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT regarding the Riverwalk Community Skatepark project. Access to Part I of the full draft is available here with Part II available here.
The Jamestown Department of Development will consider all submissions received during the public comment period.
COVID-19 Alerts and Information
Any permits shall be filed with Larry Scalise, Building Code Enforcement Officer, by appointment only. Residents may call during normal business hours for all other questions and concerns.
All code enforcement officers are directed to limit inspections to external buildings only. Inside building inspections are not permitted during this time with the exception of emergency situations.
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Employment Opportunity: REHAB AND CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER
(*see full job posting here)
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Performance of code enforcement and housing rehab activities. Does related work as required.
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: Works in cooperation of the with the City Building & Zoning Code Enforcement Officer and Department of Development staff as well as collaborate with other City departments as necessary and/or directed to ensure effective code enforcement and housing rehab activities.
EXAMPLE OF WORK:
Code enforcement of the Jamestown City Code, the Uniform Code of New York State – Code 19 NYCRR Part 1219-1228, and the Energy Code 19 NYCRR Part 1240, which includes:
- Conducting residential and commercial properly inspections with regard to code compliance.
- Management of property inspections cases.
- Preparation and issuance of all code enforcement related documents including notices of violation, court appearance tickets, and condemnation/demolition orders.
- Prosecution of non-compliant cases in Jamestown City Court.
- Posting of properties “Not to be occupied” and monitoring such properties until they are made habitable.
- Issuance of certain building permits.
Property rehabilitation through the administration of federally-funded residential and commercial property rehabilitation programs, which includes:
- Preparation of work write-ups and bid specifications.
- Conducting all pre-rehab and post-rehab client interviews and property inspections.
- Monitoring program funding and spending.
- Ensuring compliance with specific CDBG and HOME Program HUD regulations.
- Coordination of federal audit and compliance requirements of the rehab programs.
- Daily entry and update of all rehab and code enforcement data into JURA’s electronic code enforcement information tracking system with the generation of reports upon request.
Completion of special projects as assigned by the Director of Development.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
The possession of demonstrated, competent written and oral communication skills.
Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and other Microsoft Office programs.
A proven track record of effectively dealing with the public.
Possession of a valid New York State Driver’s License at the time of application and appointment.
Must successfully attain New York State Code Enforcement certification within eighteen (18) months of hiring.
A genuine interest in improving the Jamestown community.
Prior experience with other housing or human services agencies a plus.
ACCEPTABLE TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
An Associate’s Degree in Business Administration, Construction Management, Human Services or related program and at minimum three (3) years of satisfactory experience in building construction, housing inspections, or code enforcement.
A high school diploma, or equivalent, and five (5) years of satisfactory experience in building construction, housing inspections, or code enforcement.
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CITIZEN ADVISORY COMMITTEE
The Department of Development is looking for citizens interested in being appointed to the Community Development Citizen Advisory Committee (CDCAC). The Community Development Citizen Advisory Committee (CDCAC) will review the established policies and procedures, ordinances, land development regulations, approved Consolidated and Annual Action plans, and comprehensive plan and will recommend specific actions or initiatives to encourage or facilitate fair housing while protecting the ability of the property to appreciate in value. In addition, the CDCAC identifies incentives that are pertinent to affordable housing and serves as an information resource to help improve affordable housing feasibility.
The CDCAC shall serve in an advisory role to the Department of Development, Planning Commission and City Council. The committee may study, research and recommend policies and actions to the City Council and other committees as appropriate to promote affordable homeownership and rental housing, and implement the goals, strategies and action items of the City of Jamestown 5-year Consolidated and Annual Action Plans and the Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing.
The CDCAC will submit an annual written Recommendation Report to the City Council Housing Committee at the end of every calendar year.
Individuals interested in applying should submit applications to the Department of Development at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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