|HOUSING DIVISION MANAGER|
|Performs professional administrative work directing and coordinating the functions of the Housing program which encourages the maintenance and preservation of existing homes, and development of new affordable housing opportunities for residents. An employee assigned to this classification supervises staff supporting the City of Orlando housing programs to include rehabilitation and inspection, and loan administration. Work involves governing the administration of the federal, state and local funds for housing activities and developing and evaluating policies and procedures in accordance with complex federal and state regulations, rules and policies. Work requires initiative and independent judgment and is reviewed by the Housing Department Director through conferences and evaluation of results achieved.|
|Supervises staff responsible for the receipt, allocation, expenditure, evaluation, reporting and the financial management of the Community Development Block Grant, HOME Grant, HOPE, Emergency Shelter Grant, other HUD-funded programs and SHIP.
Provides in-service and professional training opportunities to staff; makes recommendations on housing related issues in the Growth Management Plan and the Consolidated Plan.
Initiates land development projects for low cost housing which include activities such as acquisition, zoning, site planning, housing design, unit construction; coordinates financial packaging for such projects.
Determines feasibility of rehabilitation activities; conducts inspections of proposed housing sites; reviews bids submitted by contractors; receives and resolves construction warranty claims; approves reimbursement/payments to contractors.
Supervises program staff who review housing assistance applications; reviews appeals of denied emergency and substantial rehabilitation applications.
Coordinates program activities with those of other City departments, public and private organizations.
Monitors leveraging program and negotiates rates and with lending institutions.
Administers critical State and Federal grant programs; coordinates the annual application process for grants and ensures required documents are provided to implement housing activities.
Monitors the preparation of the Grantee Performance Report and CDBG application to HUD; prepares other monthly project monitoring and tracking reports.
Meets with private agencies/businesses and contractors, attends meetings of local officials, citizen advisory organizations and professional organizations that are related to ongoing projects.
Makes recommendations to Mayor and Council regarding pursuance of housing projects; makes presentations to City Council and the public; prepares resolutions for City Council; conducts citizen participation meetings.
Serves as liaison with the Housing Advisory Committee and other organizations.
Performs other related work as required.
|Knowledge of administration and operation of local, state and federal housing programs.
Knowledge of Federal Housing Regulations, minimum housing standards, local ordinances and City policies and procedures.
Knowledge of the HUD regulations governing the Community Development Block Grant Administration, the Sadowski Housing Act, and Cranston-Gonzalez Affordable Housing Act.
Knowledge of Concurrency Management regulations.
Knowledge of real estate principles and laws.
Knowledge of construction and lending practices.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with private and public agencies, builders and developers, investors, homebuyers and renter organizations and the public.
Ability to develop and maintain a grant budget.
Ability to effectively plan, assign and review the work of subordinate employees.
Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
Ability to speak effectively in front of large groups of people.
Ability to operate personal computer.
|Bachelors degree in Economics, geography, Public or Business Administration or related field, and five (5) years of experience implementing housing programs including three (3) years of supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination of related training and experience.
LICENSES AND CERTIFICATES:
Certification as a Community Development Block Grant Administrator desired.
01/15/93 - SV
05/22/96 (note added)
05/11/06 CF-Modified from Housing and Community Dev. Bureau Chief job description.