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Mar 19 14

NOW HIRING: Community Development Planner

by Dawn Hegland

RDC logo - square, with taglineThe Upper Minnesota Valley Regional Development Commission (UMVRDC) is looking for a planner — to develop and manage projects with cities, counties, and other organizations in the five-county UMVRDC region of Big Stone, Swift, Lac qui Parle, Chippewa and Yellow Medicine Counties.

We have an opening for a Community Development Planner:

  • Applications are reviewed every two weeks until position is filled.
  • Applications that do not include all requested information will be considered incomplete and will not be considered.
  • The application is available below. It is a Word document. Resume’s are not accepted in place of completed application.

 

About the Position

  • Starting salary depending on experience and qualifications.
  • Benefits include full single health insurance high deductible plan ($3,000 single/$6,000 family maximum),  50% family coverage, full single dental, agency funded health savings account ($1,500 in 2014), life, flexible benefits plan, vacation leave, sick leave, school leave, flexible work scheduling, deferred compensation plan, Roth 457, Public Employee Retirement Association (PERA).

 

Timing

The position is available starting immediately.

This position will remain open until filled.

Job offers are not final until receiving the UMVRDC Board of Commissioners’ approval and upon successful completion of a background and credit check.

 

To Apply

  • Send application, copies of college transcripts, and cover letter highlighting three things you can bring to the UMVRDC Community Development Team to:

Executive Director
323 West Schlieman Avenue
Appleton, MN 56208
320-289-1981 ext. 1
dawn.hegland@umvrdc.org

 

Application Attachment Checklist  (this checklist is included in the application)

___Cover letter highlighting three things you can contribute to the UMVRDC community development team.

___ List ALL work history:

        • Include internships.
        • Explain any gaps in employment.
        • Detailed explanation of work responsibilities and accomplishments.

___ Provided detailed summary of computer experience

___ Provided detailed summary of Community Development Planner expertise

___Attach All School Transcripts

___Signed Certification and Authorization Statement

___ Form DD-214 or FL-802 if claiming veterans preference

___Other Attachments: To assist us in evaluating your application, please feel free to attach any additional information necessary to describe your full qualifications.

___Additional Work History: If you need more space for work history, please use this form.

 

Jul 25 14

NOW HIRING: Senior Accountant

by Melissa

Senior AccountantRDC logo - square, with tagline

Challenging position in well-established, quality organization. Enjoy a  professional, dynamic and creative culture, flexible work environment,  exceptional benefits (Medical, Dental, Life Insurance, Flex Spending, employer funded HSA, Vacation, Sick, Paid Holidays, PERA and other retirement options) and career growth opportunities!

Candidates for this position must possess a degree in accounting, finance, business administration, public administration or a closely related field from an accredited four-year college or university and must have five (5) years related accounting or finance work. This position reports directly to the Finance Officer. Salary will be based on experience.

This position involves a strong working knowledge of accounting principles and procedures, A-133 audit preparation, compliance with state and federal grant conditions, financial reports and budgets, internal control procedures, payroll and accounts payable functions.

The ideal candidate will display excellent communication, leadership and supervisory skills for this position. Candidates should demonstrate strong work ethic, excellent attention to detail, be well organized, have the ability to work independently on diverse projects and be a team player.  Passion for customer service and for cultivating community relationships a must.

 

Application and full position description available at www.umvrdc.org EOE.

  • See the Job Description for detailed explanation of the position.
  • See the Position Profile for a general explanation of this position and the agency.

The position is available starting immediately.

The review of applications begins August 8 and every two weeks thereafter. This position will remain open until filled.

Job offers are not final until receiving the UMVRDC Board of Commissioners approval and upon successful competition of a background and credit check.

To Apply

  • Please complete the application electronically, print a copy, then sign and date it. Application is available here. 
  • Send application, copies of college transcripts, and cover letter highlighting three things you can bring to the UMVRDC Finance Team to:

Executive Director 323 West Schlieman Avenue Appleton, MN 56208 320-289-1981 ext. 101 dawn.hegland@umvrdc.org

Jul 25 14

Local governments affected by recent flooding can ask for early aid payments from the state

by Melissa

Local governments affected by recent flooding can ask for early aid payments from the state

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Local governments located in Minnesota counties can request their state aid payments early due to financial hardships caused by the recent severe weather and flooding, the Minnesota Department of Revenue announced today. As of today, eight counties have been officially recognized as disaster areas by Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and include: Chippewa, Freeborn, Jackson, Murray, Nobles, Pipestone, Renville, and Rock. Cities and townships within those counties are also eligible for early payment. Other counties, and the cities and townships within them that were affected by the disaster, may be eligible for early payment as FEMA continues to evaluate the damage around the state.

“Much of Minnesota has felt the effects of the severe storms and flooding this summer,” noted Revenue Commissioner Myron Frans. “Getting these scheduled aid payments into the hands of local governments months in advance can go a long way in helping them recover and rebuild.”

Normally, payments for Local Government Aid (LGA) for cities and townships, and County Program Aid for counties, are made in two installments, once in July and once in December. Minnesota law allows the state to make the December payment earlier than scheduled if a local government is determined to be in a “financial hardship” due to a natural disaster.

Based on the recent FEMA declaration, the Minnesota Department of Revenue is in the process of notifying the affected local governments of this option and will make early payments when requested by a local government.

Early payments of state aid have been made in previous natural disasters, most recently during the severe flooding in northeastern Minnesota during the summer of 2013.

Contact: Ryan Brown Ryan.brown@state.mn.us

Jul 1 14

June Newsletter now available

by Melissa

June newsletter now available! 

Jun 19 14

2014 Small Cities Development Program (SCDP) Grant Awarded

by Melissa

 2014 Small Cities Development Program (SCDP) Grant Awarded

The Upper Minnesota Valley Regional Development Commission (UMVRDC) successfully helped the community of Clara City secure $613,295 in DEED funds that will leverage other local funds provided by project participants to rehabilitate commercial properties, and owner-occupied, rental and multi-unit housing projects.

Clara City will work over the summer to set up the program and process applications for the program. It is estimated that 32 units will be improved with these funds. Projects are anticipated to begin this fall. More information about participation in the program and eligibility requirements will be made available this summer. The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development funded only 35 projects across the state, spending $17.5 million in available funding. Clara City contracted with the UMVRDC to author the grant applications on their behalf.

The Upper Minnesota Valley Regional Development Commission (UMVRDC) is a five county development agency providing services to local units of government in Region 6W. Its membership is comprised of representatives of townships, cities, counties, school boards, and public interest groups.  Geographically, the RDC represents the counties of Big Stone, Chippewa, Lac qui Parle, Swift and Yellow Medicine. The mission of the UMVRDC is to “enable the region to thrive by assisting local governments.” The UMVRDC provides both grant writing and technical assistance.

For more information on the UMVRDC or SCDP grants, please contact Kristi Fernholz, UMVRDC Senior Planner, at kristi.fernholz@umvrdc.org or 320-289-1981 x106.

The full list of 2014 Small Cities Development Funds is located here: http://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/newsdetail.jsp?id=466-130978

Jun 18 14

June Board Packet

by Melissa

The June Board Packet is now available.