Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Housing and Community Development Manager

Recruitment #220126-2156MP-001


The State of Connecticut Department of Housing (DOH) is currently recruiting for a Housing and Community Development Manager to manage the increasing volume of funding passing through the Department under the variety of state and federal affordable housing production and preservation programs. This position will report directly to the Commissioner and will be responsible for managing housing and/or community development staff and activities of the Agency.

About Us:

Our mission at the DOH is to strengthen and revitalize communities by promoting affordable housing opportunities. DOH 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 to ensure that Connecticut continues to be a great place to live and work.

The duties/responsibilities associated with this position include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Directs staff and operations for three to five state or federal programs.
  • Coordinates, plans and manages unit activities.
  • Interprets and administers pertinent state and/or federal laws.
  • Evaluates staff.
  • Provides technical assistance and administrative oversight of local, state, regional, federal and private aid programs for housing and community development.
  • Assists with the formulation of legislative changes affecting programs and projects.
  • Represents the Department at public forums.
Work/Life Balance: This position is a full-time 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday with flexible hours between 7 am and 6 pm. The duty station is 505 Hudson Street, Hartford, CT 06106-7107. Potential for Telework upon completion of Working Test Period.

We offer a competitive benefits package that includes healthcare coverage, a retirement plan as well as paid time off, including 12 paid holidays per calendar year! Partial telework will be available.

Selection Plan

All state employees shall follow Executive Order 13G (as amended by Executive Order 14C).

To Apply:

  • In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on this job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application.
  • The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
  • In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process.
Important Next Step Information for After You Apply:

  • Although applicants will receive correspondence via email, as a backup they are also encouraged to sign on to their Personal Status Board on a daily basis to monitor their status, view all emailed notices and complete tasks required in the recruitment process.
  • This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs). You can access these RQs via an email that will be sent to you after the posting's closing date or by visiting your JobAps Personal Status Board (Certification Questionnaires section). Your responses to these RQs must be submitted by the question's expiration date. Please regularly check your email and JobAps Personal Status Board for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders on a daily basis in the event an email provider places auto-notification emails in a user's spam.
  • At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: a cover letter, resume, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency. Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications as indicated to apply for this position.
  • The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
  • Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position.
Connect With Us:

Due to the large volume of applications received, the Department of Administrative Services is unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be available through your JobAps portal account. If you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment please contact Jennifer Neumann at and reference the recruitment number.


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 leading or supervising staff.
  • Financial experience transacting housing or community development projects.
  • Experience communicating with internal and external customers.
  • Experience leading a project management team.
  • Experience in interpreting state or federal regulations.


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.