CLACKAMAS COUNTY

CLASSIFICATION NO. 830
Established: 06/06
FLSA: Exempt
EEO: 1

HOUSING AUTHORITY EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

CLASS CHARACTERISTICS

Under administrative direction, to plan, organize, direct and manage the administrative operations and program activities of the Housing Authority of Clackamas County; to implement policies and procedures approved by the Board of Commissioners, and to do other work as required.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

The Housing Authority of Clackamas County (HACC) is an independent public corporation which owns, manages, leases, maintains and develops housing for low & moderate income persons particularly for those with special needs.

The Housing Authority Executive Director reports to the County’s Director, Department of Human Services and provides general direction to program managers and coordinators.

TYPICAL TASKS

Duties may include but are not limited to the following:

  1. Oversees the day to day activities of HACC including housing management, development, maintenance, and accounting/finance functions; oversees and prepares materials, reports and supporting documents; participates as a member of the management bargaining team and administers and interprets labor agreements.
  2. Develops, recommends and implements new and revised policies to respond to service needs; establishes goals and objectives and supervises the preparation of annual plans; ensures compliance with Federal and State statutes, rules, and regulations.
  3. Coordinates activities with national, regional and state organizations, commissions, task forces and groups; represents the HACC in drafting, introducing, advocating and testifying on related legislation; responds to citizen, tenant, city and landlord concerns regarding program operations.
  4. Oversees the development of annual budgets; presents budget proposals to department director, federal agencies and the Board of Commissioners; oversees the monitoring of revenues and expenditures; researches alternative funding sources including preparing and/or approving grant proposals.
  5. Hires and directs management staff to provide quality service to citizens and 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.
  6. Provides administrative direction to staff members in program planning and development, and in sensitive issues which could subject the County or HACC to significant liability.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

Comprehensive knowledge of: Principles, practices, methods and techniques of public administration, personnel management and budget/grant/contract administration; participative management theories; principles and techniques of housing, property and construction management; applicable federal, state and local statutes, rules and regulations; state and local government operating methods and procedures; funding sources and financing methods for public housing; techniques of negotiation and public relations; land use design principles; community and urban planning principles and practices; housing needs of low and moderate income people.

Skill to: Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; prepare and deliver oral presentations to public and private groups; develop and implement operational and administrative policies; prepare and justify budget requests and grant proposals; interpret and apply pertinent Federal, State and local statutes, rules and regulations; organize, direct, train, and evaluate management, professional, technical and administrative 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 staff; establish and maintain accounting and budgetary control procedures; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with outside agencies, elected officials, employees and the public.

MINIMUM RECRUITING STANDARDS

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