Under administrative direction, plans, organizes, manages, and provides direction and oversight for all functions and activities of the Housing Development Department including the acquisition, rehabilitation, and new construction of the Housing Authority’s housing units. Coordinates assigned activities with other Housing Authority departments, officials, outside agencies, and the public; fosters cooperative working relationships among Housing Authority departments and with intergovernmental and regulatory agencies and various public and private groups; provides highly responsible and complex professional assistance to the Executive Director in areas of expertise; and performs related work as required.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISEDReceives administrative direction from the Executive Director or Deputy Executive Director. The work provides for a wide variety of independent decision-making, within legal and general policy and regulatory guidelines. Exercises general direction and supervision over professional, technical, and administrative support staff.
CLASS CHARACTERISTICSThis is a department head classification that oversees, directs, and participates in all activities of the department to expand the supply of affordable housing, preserve existing affordable units and lead the Housing Authority’s development related functions. This position also oversees all functions of the Successor Housing Agency. Responsibilities include new construction, acquisition and rehabilitation, securing tax credit and bond financing for real estate development, asset management, oversight of large capital projects, and may manage the City sponsored or City funded housing and community development programs. Responsibilities of the class also include short- and long-term planning, development, and administration. While this is a department head position, incumbents will be required to perform project manager responsibilities for specific development projects as needed.
This class performs on behalf of the Executive Director in a variety of administrative, coordinative, analytical, and liaison capacities. Successful performance of the work requires knowledge of public policy, public agency functions and activities, real estate finance, entitlements and construction, affordable housing regulations, and the ability to develop, oversee, and implement projects and programs in a variety of areas. The incumbent is accountable for accomplishing departmental planning and operational goals and objectives and for furthering Housing Authority goals and objectives within general policy guidelines.
EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS (Illustrative Only)Management reserves the right to add, modify, change or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job.
- Develops the Authority’s housing development and housing affordability strategies and programs, and assumes full management responsibility for all Housing Development Department programs, services, and activities.
- Develops, directs, and coordinates the implementation of goals, objectives, policies, procedures, and work standards for the department; establishes, within Housing Authority policy, appropriate budget, service, and staffing levels.
- Oversees the acquisition, rehabilitation, and new construction of the Authority’s housing units and asset management of the existing portfolio...
- Develops and utilizes various financing and housing resources for the provision of affordable housing by Initiating housing projects, developing financing applications, assisting in selection of architects, engineers, contractors, consultants, etc., working with these professionals in project development and implementation; assists in government planning and review process; establishing construction time and cost schedules; and supervising or coordinating construction activity.
- Establishes and maintains liaison, as the Authority representative, with professional staff architects, HUD representatives, the City Community Development Department, appraisers, engineers, construction supervisors, and other included in the implementation of projects.
- May serve as lead project manager for assigned development projects.
- Develops and markets techniques, strategies and programs to stimulate housing affordability, including the development of financial incentives and resources through discussions with agencies of the State and Federal government, the private sector, non-profit agencies and community-based organizations.
- Prepares, develops, and implements short and long-range plans for housing affordability.
- Secures new development and participation and input from developers, property owners, neighbors and target populations.
- Analyzes proposed housing development, acquisition and/or subsidy projects desiring City/Housing Authority assistance or approval for their financial feasibility and potential impact on the expansion of affordable housing opportunities.
- Manages and participates in the development and administration of the department’s annual budget; directs the forecast of additional funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; directs the monitoring of and approves expenditures; directs and implements adjustments as necessary.
- Selects, trains, motivates, and directs department personnel; evaluates and reviews work for acceptability and conformance with department standards, including program and project priorities and performance evaluations; works with employees on performance issues; implements discipline and termination procedures; responds to staff questions and concerns.
- May administer assigned programs through services agreements with the City or other governmental entities.
- Contributes to the overall quality of the department’s service by developing, reviewing, and implementing policies and procedures to meet legal requirements and Housing Authority needs; continuously monitors and evaluates the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; assesses and monitors the distribution of work, support systems, and internal reporting relationships; identifies opportunities for improvement; directs the implementation of change.
- Represents the department to other Housing Authority departments, elected officials, and outside agencies; explains and interprets departmental programs, policies, and activities; negotiates and resolves significant and controversial issues.
- Participates in and makes presentations to the Housing Authority’s Board of Commissioners and a variety of boards and commissions; attends and participates in professional group meetings; stays abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of housing assistance, monitors changes in laws, regulations, and other HUD directives as they relate to the area of assignment that may affect the Housing Authority or departmental operations; implements policy and procedural changes as required.
- Directs the maintenance of working and official departmental files.
- Prepares, reviews, and presents staff reports, various management and information updates, and reports on special projects as assigned by the Executive Director.
- Participates in internal Housing Authority occupational safety activities.
- Responds to difficult and sensitive public inquiries and complaints and assists with resolutions and alternative recommendations.
- Performs other duties as assigned.