Neighborhood Services Director wanted for the City of Covington

Neighborhood Services Director
Posted 11 months ago

Under the general supervision and direction of the City Manager, the Neighborhood Services Director is responsible for managing the day-to-day neighborhood services activities for the City of Covington.


This position provides functional oversight of housing and community development grant programs, code enforcement, solid waste & recycling, parks, and recreation, as well as various strategic projects like management/disposition of City-owned real estate, an early learning initiative, a neighborhood grant program, etc. Housing and community development programs include those funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development including the Community Development Block Grant Program, the HOME Program (City and Consortium).


The following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

  • Plans and organizes work to meet schedules and timelines working directly with the City Manager and independently with minimal supervision.
  • Establishes goals and objectives and evaluates the degree to which they are achieved.
  • Researches prepare and submit administrative reports, studies, and grant applications.
  • Manages various procurement processes (RFPs, RFQs, IFBs).
  • Researches best practices and makes recommendations regarding policy issues and matters of concern.
  • Assesses community needs and develops and adjusts programs and activities accordingly.
  • Manages special projects and initiatives as assigned by the City Manager or at the request of the City Commission.
  • Prepares budgets and including the review of needs, programs, and projects; evaluation of budget projections; development of budgets; attendance at budget meetings; monitoring of expenditures and revenues.
  • Provides administrative oversight for the implementation of the department’s goals and strategies.
  • Supervises staff including development of annual goals and objectives, providing guidance, and monitoring progress toward goal achievement.
  • Presents to City Commission, community and business groups, and the public on various neighborhood projects, programs, issues, concerns, etc.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.


  • Possess and maintain a valid Driver’s License
  • Any related certifications are a plus


  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies or members of the business community. Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or board of directors.


  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide into all units of measure, using whole numbers, fractions and decimals.  Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference. Capacity to compute rates, ratios, and percentages, also able to create and interpret various types of graphs.


  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.  Capability to apply common sense understanding in order to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form


  • 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 regularly required to talk or hear.
  • The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; sit and use hands to finger, handle or feel.
  • The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


  • 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 to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job the employee is typically in an office environment with some exposure to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to quiet.


  • This is a full-time, exempt position.  Days and hours of work are typically Monday through Friday, 8:00 am- 4:30 pm.  Evening, weekend, or hour adjustments may be required as the job duties demand
  • This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.  Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

The City of Covington is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

If you need assistance or accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at [email protected] or you may call us at (859) 292-2351.

Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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