CLASSIFICATION NO. 267
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT HOUSING MANAGER
Under general direction, to plan, organize, administer and manage the County's HOME Program and Housing Rehabilitation Program; to supervise program staff, to underwrite loans for rehabilitation and other housing development projects; to provide oversight on technical development issues; to develop and oversee administrative and fiscal processes; and to do other work as required.
The Housing and Community Development Division, within the Department of Human Services, manages programs to provide decent housing and economic opportunities, community improvement projects and housing rehabilitation loan programs for low and moderate income residents of the County.
The Community Development Housing Manager is responsible for planning, implementing, administering and managing the Division's HOME Program and Housing Rehabilitation Program. The Community Development Housing 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.
The Community Development Housing Manager differs from the Community Development Director which plans, researches, evaluates and implements broad programs to improve residential, commercial and industrial areas of the County serving low and moderate income residents.
Duties may include but are not limited to the following:
- 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.
- Assists the Division Director in the administration of division 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Participates in preparing and updating 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 the Division's Annual Performance Report and other reports as required.
- Approves or denies loan requests; supervises housing and rehabilitation loan intake, property inspection and eligibility determination; monitors delinquent accounts.
- Oversees the inspection of substandard housing and the preparation of construction specifications and cost estimates; reviews payment vouchers and disburses loan funds.
- 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.
- Acts as Division 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; construction methods and materials; housing code standards and code enforcement; 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; 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.
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.