PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Department of Housing, this class is accountable for directing housing and/or community development programs and/or projects.
Receives administrative direction from the Commissioner or Deputy Commissioner of Housing.
Directs the staff of a unit or units within the Department of Housing.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Directs staff and operations of one or more units; coordinates, plans and manages unit activities; formulates program goals and objectives; tracks progress and evaluates goals and objectives; develops or assists in the development of related policy and procedures; interprets and administers pertinent laws; evaluates staff; prepares or assist in the preparation of agency budget; maintains contacts with individuals both within and outside of the agency who might impact on program or project activities; provides technical assistance and administrative oversight of local, state, regional, federal and private aid programs for housing and community development purposes; plans and conducts special studies and evaluations on program operations; assists with the formulation of legislative changes affecting programs and projects; makes recommendations regarding policy, programs and funding decisions; represents the department at public forums as required; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; considerable knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable knowledge of principles and objectives of housing and community development related programs to include, but not limited to, capital subsidy programs for affordable housing and housing and homeless services programs; knowledge of public housing management and associated processes; knowledge of real estate development and finance; knowledge of public and private housing financing models; knowledge of commercial lending or equity investment underwriting; knowledge of local housing authorities' functions and processes; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Nine (9) years of professional experience in administering housing and community development programs including the areas of affordable housing and community development, real estate finance and/or development, legal, underwriting, project management, advocacy or policymaking capacity.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been in a lead or supervisory capacity performing the most complex duties related to the development, implementation and monitoring of housing programs and projects.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
1. College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equaling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
2. A Master's Degree in housing and community development, housing studies, housing and human environments, urban planning, business administration, public administration or a closely related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
1. Incumbents in this may be required to travel.
2. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.
3. Incumbents in this class may be required to speak a foreign language.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(1)-Officials And Administrators
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Housing and Community Development Manager in Salary Group MP 64 approved effective October 31, 2014. (Revised to modify Substitutions Allowed)