Now Hiring — Housing Disposition Manager

Mahoning County Land Bank, a nonprofit community improvement corporation, seeks an experienced, full-time Housing Disposition Manager.

The Manager will work with the Director of Planning, Acquisitions and Dispositions to oversee the demolition or renovation of abandoned residential structures in Mahoning County. The ideal candidate must be a self-starting individual with reasoning ability and problem solving skills.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Works directly with contractors and assists with project management from project inception to completion.
  • Tracks incoming inventory; inspects and evaluates for demolition or possible rehabilitation.
  • Manages asbestos testing and contract award procedures.
  • Manages utility disconnection requests.
  • Manages asbestos abatement estimates, contract awards, EPA notices and inspection processes.
  • Manages demolition quotes, contract awards and EPA notice processes.
  • Manages demolition process including on-site project monitoring; photographs; sewer cap, foundation removal and pre-backfill inspections; and final inspections, all within deadlines.
  • Manages post-demolition greening activities.
  • Manages housing renovation activities, including showing properties to prospective buyers, securing code inspection reports and monitoring progress of renovation projects.
  • Verifies and processes contractors’ invoices.
  • Updates databases as needed.
  • Accepts additional duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. An individual also must possess a valid driver’s license and provide proof of automobile insurance.

Education and/or experience:

  • 3 years’ experience performing or managing housing demolition and asbestos abatement work for a private firm or a local, state of federal government office; OR
  • 3 years’ experience performing or managing housing construction, rehabilitation, landscaping, heavy equipment operation, nuisance abatement and/or asbestos abatement work – including bidding, contract and inspection issues – for a private firm or a local, state or federal government office; OR
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience.

 Skills:

  • Ability to evaluate structures for demolition or rehabilitation.
  • Ability to interpret asbestos inspection reports.
  • Ability to write and interpret specifications and contracts.
  • Ability to issue EPA 10-day asbestos abatement and demolition notices.
  • Ability to use database technology, including mobile technology.
  • Ability to navigate and upload content to web sites.
  • Ability to organize a diverse set of tasks and create an efficient daily schedule.
  • Ability to maintain standards of quality.
  • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing in a professional manner with contractors, their representatives, employees of the organization and citizens.

 Working Conditions:

  • Some jobs require travel.
  • Some jobs require an employee to be exposed to inclement weather conditions.

Reasoning Ability:

  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
  • Ability to multi-task and manage several projects at one time with all taking priority.

Resumes and cover letters should be submitted to Debora Flora, Executive Director, Mahoning County Land Bank, 20 W. Federal St., Suite M5-A, Youngstown, OH, 44503 by March 31, 2017.

Equal Opportunity Employer

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2017 Meeting Schedule

LB meeting dates for 2017

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Read August Meeting Minutes Here

Click on the link below to read minutes of the Board of Directors meeting held Aug. 23, 2016:

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Read June Meeting Minutes Here

See the link below for minutes of the June 28, 2016 meeting of the Board of Directors of Mahoning County Land Bank:

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Butterfly Habitat Takes Flight

Visitors are guaranteed to see one giant butterfly at the new Butterfly Habitat on Youngstown’s North Side.

That’s because neighbors and students pulled together over the summer to transform a pair of vacant, overgrown city lots into a bright spot. They cut the grass, raked up leaves, cleaned debris and, with the help of a local landscaper, planted pollinator-friendly perennial flowers and plants in an attractive design. At the center of it all is the outline of a monarch butterfly made entirely of painted and unpainted tires.

The effort was led by Know Your Neighbor Block Watch, a winner of a 2016 Youth Greening Grant from Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation. The grant was funded through the Youth Violence Prevention Center at University of Michigan and intended to create new community gathering spaces while engaging youth in community and leadership development.

As the block watch looked at places to install a butterfly habitat, its leaders consulted Mahoning County Land Bank. A pair of land bank-owned vacant lots at Ohio and West Dennick avenues became the project site. The County Land Bank also invested in the installation, thanks to a greening grant it received from The Raymond John Wean Foundation.

Read the full press release here: butterfly celebration press release

tree limbs on lots 6-18-18ohio ave end of cleanup day june 2016kids and mac crew 2tire painting 4finished productmayor joyce michele and natesite sign tires behind

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Read July Meeting Minutes Here

The Board of Directors of Mahoning County Land Bank currently meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 11:30 a.m. in the County Commissioners’ conference room, County Administration Building, 21 W. Boardman St., downtown Youngstown, unless otherwise posted. See links below to read minutes of the July 26, 2016 meeting.

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Annual Financial Report

In accordance with Ohio Revised Code Section 1724.05, Mahoning County Land Bank is publishing its Annual Financial Report for the period ending Dec. 31, 2015. Read it here:

Mahoning County Land Bank Basic Financial Statement 12-31-15

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