Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Housing and Community Development Manager

Recruitment #180531-2156MP-002


The Department of Housing, strengthens and revitalizes communities by promoting affordable housing opportunities. The Department seeks to eliminate homelessness and to catalyze the creation and preservation of quality, affordable housing to meet the needs of all individuals and families statewide. As Housing & Community Development Manager, you will be responsible for oversight of the Community Development & Technical Services Unit and help ensure that Connecticut continues to be a great place to live and work. Located just outside of downtown Hartford at 505 Hudson Street, this is a Monday thru Friday, 40 hr/week position.

Selection Plan

Applicants must upload a cover letter and resume with their applications. (Note: In order to upload documents you must ensure that your internet browser's 'pop-up' blocker is off. Failure to do so may prevent you from being able to upload documentation and submit your application.)

Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.
Incumbents in this class may be required to speak a foreign language.

Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Irena Baj Wright at or at (860) 713-5391.


In the Department of Housing, this class is accountable for directing housing and/or community development programs and/or projects.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


• Experience administering state and/or federal affordable housing and/or community development programs
• Experience reviewing, analyzing and/or preparing financial assistance applications for local, state, and/or federal governmental funding
• Experience planning, implementing and evaluating housing finance and/or community development finance programs
• Graduate degree in real estate, urban planning, or a related field
• Experience providing technical advisory assistance to local, state, or federal government entities regarding affordable housing and community development
• Experience with Microsoft Office applications, including especially Word, Excel, and Powerpoint as well as HUD reporting sytems including IDIS, eLOCCS and HDS.
• Knowledge of state and federal environmental regulations
• Experience with project management of construction projects


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.



The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.

The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.