CLACKAMAS COUNTY

CLASSIFICATION NO. 267
Revised: 03/87, 01/93, 12/07
Revised and Retitled: 2/14
FLSA: Exempt
EEO: 2

HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

CLASS CHARACTERISTICS

Under general direction, to plan, organize, administer and manage the County's CDBG improvement programs, ESG Program, HOME Program and Housing Rehabilitation Loan Programs; to underwrite loans for rehabilitation and other housing development projects; to administer contracts for capital improvement projects; to provide oversight on technical development issues; to manage daily administrative operations of Community Development and supervise program staff; to develop and oversee administrative and fiscal processes; and to do other work as required.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

The Housing and Community Development Division (HCD), within the Department of Health, Housing and Human Services, manages programs to provide decent housing and economic opportunities, community improvement and affordable housing projects and housing rehabilitation loan programs for low and moderate income residents of the County.  HCD is comprised of the Housing Authority of Clackamas County (HACC) and Clackamas County Community Development.  The HACC is an independent public corporation which owns, manages, leases, maintains and develops housing for low and moderate income persons particularly for those with special needs. 

The HCD Manager is responsible for planning, implementing, administering and managing Community Development  programs for community revitalization, capital and public improvement, historic preservation, development of affordable housing and the Housing Rehabilitation Loan Programs. The HCD Manager acts as liaison between the County and public and private agencies in facilitating the operation and implementation of program components; assists in planning, coordinating and administering a comprehensive system of management functions, department requirements and legal guidelines. 

TYPICAL TASKS

Duties may include but are not limited to the following:
1. Develops, recommends, implements and evaluates new and revised policies and programs; develops and recommends goals, policies and procedures; researches, clarifies and maintains compliance with Federal, State and local statutes, rules, regulations and ordinances.
2. Assists the HCD Director in the administration of Community Development personnel, programs and operations and acts as Director in his/her absence; manages designated projects as requested by the Director, including coordination of staff, consultants and contractors.
3. Hires and supervises technical staff to provide quality service to citizens and County staff; prepares performance evaluations; recommends and administers progressive discipline; conducts and/or facilitates staff training and development programs; promotes cooperative team efforts among staff and with other County departments.
4. Develops underwriting standards for rehabilitation and other housing development loans and grants; consults with federal Housing and Urban Development officials; devises new financing tools within financial requirements of federal, state and local programs and regulations; ensures proper internal recordkeeping procedures and documentation.
5. Monitors and ensures program, project and contractor compliance with federal, state, and local rules and regulations; interprets and clarifies federal regulations; ensures proper internal recordkeeping procedures and documentation; oversees, prepares and disseminates compliance reports.
6. Participates in preparing, updating and managing budgets, grant proposals and annual grant applications; manages grant funds and reviews contract payments and program expenditures; develops proposals for additional funding and personnel; complies with auditing procedures; gathers and compiles data and prepares Community Development Annual Reports and other reports as required.
7. Approves or denies loan requests; supervises housing and rehabilitation loan intake, property inspection and eligibility determination; monitors delinquent accounts.
8. Oversees the inspection of substandard housing and the preparation of construction specifications and cost estimates; reviews payment vouchers and disburses loan funds.
9. Markets programs and loan products through community activities and media; communicates program goals, housing construction and home financing information to property owners, contractors, community organizations, interested citizens and government officials; responds to complaints and inquiries.
10. Acts as Community Development’s representative with project developers, builders and elected officials; attends community meetings; provides information and technical assistance as needed; works with local nonprofit developers that qualify as Community Housing Development Organizations as required by HOME regulations.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

Working knowledge of: Federal Community Development Block Grant, HOME program and other applicable federal rules and regulations; principles and practices of grant and budget preparation and administration; financing methods and loan processing and closing procedures; real estate principles and practices; residential and commercial loan underwriting standards and procedures; principles and practices of public administration and supervision; participative management theories;  principles and practices of contract, grant and budget preparation and administration; housing needs of low and moderate income people; project/building construction management principles and practices; construction methods and materials; engineering and architectural design applicable to capital improvement projects; housing code standards and code enforcement; statistical methods and research techniques;  marketing techniques.

Skill to: Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; plan, organize and develop and implement program objectives, policies and procedures; plan, supervise and evaluate the work of assigned staff; direct staff in continuous efforts to improve quality productivity and effectiveness; incorporate team participation in decision making; respond to changes desired by citizens and County staff; establish and maintain effective working relationships with property owners, lenders, contractors, local government officials, citizen groups, County personnel, other agencies and the public; collect and analyze demographic data; prepare and maintain statistical, narrative and assessment reports and records; interpret and apply pertinent federal regulations; analyze financial and property information and make final loan determinations; prepare grant applications and meet grant reporting requirements; maintain accurate accounting, bookkeeping and other records.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

Driving is required for County business on a regular basis or to accomplish work. Incumbents must possess a valid driver's license, and possess and maintain an acceptable driving record throughout the course of employment.

MINIMUM RECRUITING STANDARDS

Any satisfactory combination of experience and training that demonstrates possession of the required knowledge and skills.