Land Development Coordinator - AZ - Phoenix
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Land Development Coordinator
AZ - Phoenix

KB Home, a Fortune 1000 NYSE company and one of America's premier homebuilders, has an immediate employment opportunity available. The Company operates in 10 states across the nation from California to Florida.

KB Home is one of the largest and most recognized homebuilding companies in the United States. Since its founding in 1957, the company has built more than half a million quality homes. KB Home's unique homebuilding approach lets each buyer customize their new home from lot location to floor plan and design features. As a leader in utilizing state-of-the-art sustainable building practices, all KB homes are highly energy efficient and meet strict ENERGY STAR® guidelines. This helps to lower monthly utility costs for homeowners, which the company demonstrates with its proprietary KB Home Energy Performance Guide® (EPG®). KB Home has been named an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Sustained Excellence Award winner for five straight years and a WaterSense© Partner of the Year for four consecutive years.

JOB SUMMARY:     The administrator position is responsible for assisting the Director of Land (at times Land acquisition staff) in coordinating a wide range of critical tasks for the Arizona Division that involve contractors, vendors, suppliers related to the Land development and planning function. Will also oversee and coordinate the HOA process for the division.

Manage administrative and accounting related functions including preparation of contracts, processing of invoices, updating of budgets, lot master (AS400) data entry, accounts payable, performance bond process and reporting, fee payments and budgeting.  Facilitate proposal process and issuance of work agreements. 
• Maintain land budget updates in the AS 400 system based on discussions with project managers.
• Manage the performance bond process.  Work with project managers, civil engineers and the appropriate jurisdictions to determine bond requirements for obtaining new bonds.  Track all outstanding bonds and work with jurisdictions and contractors to manage the timely exoneration of bonds.  Assist with updating budgets accordingly if bond is still in process.
• Perform all aspects of contracting tasks including contract set-up, contract drafting, updating contract/bid trackers, making sure that signed contracts are in place, sending out bid award letters, and change order management.

• Set up new vendors and enroll vendors in KB's wrap insurance policy.  Work closely with the RAC/ Risk Management to trouble-shoot all vendor setup issues, wrap insurance renewal issues, master agreement issues etc.

• Code & process contract progress payments, retention billings, and utility billings for review and approval. Reconcile and research contract accounts for final payment settlement. Work closely with RAC to track payment status and/or resolve non-payment issues for vendors. 
 
• Be able to read, review, and identify which contracts are left open and which need to be closed. If not closed, final billing notices must be submitted to ensure total close out. Budgets are reviewed once each month for accuracy and progress.
Assist Project Mangers
• Maintain an action item spreadsheet which is derived from the weekly project meetings. 
• Process check requests for development field personnel.
• Assist with the development permitting through the various municipalities.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Education/Certifications/Licenses     
College Degree in Accounting/Finance Required or Equivalent work experience

Experience
Prior builder experience in a Forward Planning or Land Dept. and/or 1 to 2 years of Office Organization, Contract Administration, or Administrative Assistant experience. 

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Position requires excellent people skills coupled with the ability to effectively manage multiple projects to meet critical deadlines. Must be detail oriented. Position requires the ability to create and manage a variety of spreadsheets including the use of the AS400 software.

Work Requirements
Position may require periodic travel to project sites.  Periodic increases in work load may require additional hours be worked on a given day beyond that of a normal work day.

 



Find out why KB Home is attracting and retaining the best employees! If you are interested and qualified, please apply now. KB Home provides above average compensation packages and earnings potential, full benefits, an outstanding 401K matching program, bonus plans and amazing promotional opportunities. KB Home is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse work team. Diversity is important to KB Home!

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