|DIR, OFFC OF HSG AND COM DEV|
|Is a highly responsible executive level position performing professional and administrative work directing, planning, and coordinating Housing and Community Development programs. These programs encourage the maintenance and preservation of existing homes, revitalization of designated neighborhoods and related infrastructure, development of new affordable housing opportunities, and other community programs. Administers special programs and grants which include, but are not limited to: the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), the HOME Partnership Initiatives Grant, the Housing Opportunities for Persons with Aids Grant (HOPWA), and the Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG). Work involves overseeing the administration of 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 polices. Work is performed with considerable initiative and independent judgment, and performance is reviewed through conferences, analysis of reports submitted, evaluation of accomplishments, and evaluation of results achieved.|
|Administers critical state and federal grant programs; coordinates the annual application process for grants and ensures required documents are provided to implement housing activities.
Oversees departmental staff responsible for: planning and receiving grant funds, monitoring compliance with grant regulations, timeliness of grant fund draws, adherence to expenditure guidelines, preparing required reporting, and performing comprehensive financial administration.
Initiates land development projects for low income housing which include activities such as acquisition, zoning, site planning, housing design, and unit construction. Reviews neighborhood revitalization plans for targeted neighborhoods and coordinates financial packaging for such projects.
Determines feasibility of rehabilitation activities; conducts inspections of proposed sites; oversees bids submitted by contractors; resolves construction warranty claims; and oversees approval of payments to contractors.
Initiates community projects for physical facilities and infrastructure.
Provides recommendations on housing and community development issues in the Growth Management Plan, the Consolidated Plan, and other policy documents.
Coordinates program activities with City departments, public and private organizations, and members of the community. Negotiates with lending institutions and other community providers.
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 City Council regarding pursuance of projects and activities; makes presentations to City Council and the public; prepares items for City Council; and conducts citizen participation meetings.
Monitors federal, state and local government laws and regulations relating to the activities of the office; analyzes legislative bills and proposals and makes recommendations concerning housing and community development programs.
Performs other work as requested.
|Thorough knowledge of federal, state, and local regulations, laws, and policies, including HUD regulations, surrounding the Community Development Block Grant, HOPWA Grant, Emergency Solutions Grant and other grants and programs.
Knowledge of the administration and operation of local, state and federal housing programs. Ability to develop and maintain grant management systems.
Knowledge of analytical and evaluative techniques to identify and deliver effective grants administration programming.
Knowledge of Concurrency Management regulations; construction and lending practices; and real estate principles and laws, including minimum housing standards.
General knowledge of accounting and budgeting and knowledge of internal control policies and procedures.
Skilled in the use of Microsoft Office and other software programs and databases.
Ability to formulate goals and objectives; execute multiple, deadline driven assignments and projects concurrently; evaluate projects, programs and outcomes, and modify execution as necessary.
Ability to communicate well, both orally and in writing, to deliver training programs and presentations, to prepare and revise policies and procedures, and to prepare professional reports.
Ability to assemble, organize, and present in writing and oral form statistical, financial, and factual information derived from a variety of sources.
Ability to plan, assign, review, and evaluate the work of employees.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, outside agencies, and the general public.
|Bachelor's degree in Economics, Public Administration, Business Administration, Planning or related field and five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in implementing housing and community development programs or related comparable experience to include three (3) years of supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination of related education, training and experience. Master's degree preferred.
LICENSES AND CERTIFICATES:
HUD related certifications desired.