Recruitment #2402-5309-001



Appointment and continued employment are at the pleasure of the Department of City Development Commissioner.

Located on the western shore of Lake Michigan, Milwaukee is an urban hub bursting with energy. Milwaukee provides a casual sophistication – big city appeal without the big city hassles. We are accessible and affordable, and our residents are welcoming. Milwaukee has evolved through the years, bringing together its unsurpassed historic charm with a breathtaking art museum, top-flight cultural attractions, professional sports, lakefront festivals, recreational opportunities, and great restaurants.

The City of Milwaukee is proud to employ a diverse workforce that is committed to providing exemplary service to the City’s residents. If you have a passion for being a part of an inclusive team of public servants, please consider the following opportunity.


Under the general direction of the Housing Programs Manager, the Housing Rehabilitation Manager is responsible for the development, coordination, management and implementation of the department’s housing and neighborhood loan and grant programs.

Essential Functions


  • Ensure and monitor compliance with program goals, project objectives, and local/federal regulations and requirements and contract provisions, including reviewing cost estimated rehabilitation scopes of work.
  • Participate in program development and process improvement projects to ensure compliance with guidelines and alignment with departmental goals.
  • Maintain relationships with partners, including local policymakers, community-based organizations and neighborhood residents, and assist with outreach to highlight the department’s housing and neighborhood development loan and grant programs.


  • Coordinate and manage staff administering the housing and neighborhood development loan and grant programs, ensuring efficiency, compliance and the highest level of customer service.


  • Participate in the development of annual operating and capital budgets for the department and monitor budgets throughout the year.
  • Maintain records and prepare reports.

We welcome qualified individuals with disabilities who are interested in employment and will make reasonable accommodations during the hiring process in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, as amended by the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) of 2008.

Conditions of Employment

  • Position will require working variable hours as required by the needs of the department, including occasional evenings and weekends.
  • Will require travel to various sites throughout the City of Milwaukee as needed.
  • The Housing Rehabilitation Manager is required to file a statement of economic interests in accordance with the Milwaukee Code of Ordinances Chapter 303 - Code of Ethics.

Minimum Requirements

  1. Bachelor’s degree in business, architecture, real estate development, public policy or close related field.
  2. Three years of experience supervising and coordinating neighborhood/housing redevelopment activities and programs.
  3. Valid driver’s license and properly insured vehicle at time of appointment and throughout employment. Mileage reimbursement is provided.

Equivalent combinations of education and professional experience will be considered.

NOTICE: Please do not include your academic transcripts with your employment application. The hiring department will verify candidates’ education as part of the background screening process prior to extending any job offers.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Other Characteristics


  • Knowledge of housing rehabilitation development, including residential rehabilitation/construction, housing rehabilitation standards, contract management and housing financing.
  • Knowledge of housing policy and programming management and public administration.
  • Knowledge of grant funding and federal funding housing program initiatives to develop outside funding sources.
  • Knowledge of the development of annual budgets.
  • Skill in using computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software.


  • Knowledge of management principles and practices.
  • Ability to effectively supervise staff, assign duties, set performance standards, provide guidance and training, monitor and evaluate performance, coach and counsel employees, take corrective action, and make hiring recommendations.
  • Ability to plan and coordinate work of others.
  • Knowledge of leadership principles and best practices for selecting, supervising, and motivating employees.


  • Ability to collaborate with a wide range of people across responsibility levels.
  • Customer service skills to provide outstanding client service.
  • Ability to effectively communicate to a wide variety of audiences, e.g., residents, lenders, and elected officials. 
  • Verbal communication skills to communicate effectively with diverse groups of individuals and make presentations in public meetings.
  • Written communication skills to create clear and concise business communications such as memos, reports, budget summaries, policies, procedures and performance reviews. 
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with diverse customers including elected officials, community organizations, business owners, contractors, the public and co-workers.


  • Honesty, integrity and the ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to recommend and implement solutions to complex problems.
  • Ability to plan and organize work, prioritize tasks, manage projects, and successfully delegate work to complete tasks based on departmental deadlines and goals.
  • Ability to use tact, diplomacy, and excellent judgment when interacting with the public, elected officials, and employees of the City.

Current Salary

The current salary range (1IX) is $95,170-$112,137 annually, and the resident incentive salary range for City of Milwaukee residents is $98,025-$115,501. Appointment above the minimum is possible based upon level of experience and other qualifications and is subject to approval.

The City of Milwaukee provides a comprehensive benefit program which includes:

  • Defined Benefit Pension Plan
  • 457 Deferred Compensation Plan
  • Health and Dental Insurance
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Comprehensive Wellness Program
  • Onsite Clinic Services
  • Onsite Employee Assistance Program
  • Alternative Work Schedules
  • Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Group Life Insurance
  • Tuition Benefits
  • Paid Vacation
  • 12 Paid Holidays
  • Paid Sick Leave and other paid leaves
  • Flexible Spending Arrangement
  • Commuter Value Pass  

For full details of the benefits offered by the City of Milwaukee, please visit https://city.milwaukee.gov/benefits.

Selection Process

Screening for this position will be based on an evaluation of each applicant’s education, experience, and professional accomplishments, which should be detailed in a resume and cover letter.     

The City of Milwaukee reserves the right to invite only the most qualified applicants to participate in the selection process.

INITIAL FILING DATE: The selection process will be conducted as soon as practical after the deadline listed above. Receipt of application materials may be discontinued at any time after this date without prior notice. However, recruitment may continue until the needs of the City have been met. The applicant is responsible for attending all phases of the job selection process at the time and place designated by the City of Milwaukee.

Additional Information

  • Further information may be accessed by visiting, http://city.milwaukee.gov/jobs.
  • If you would like additional assistance, please contact the Department of Employee Relations at (414) 286-3751 or staffinginfo@milwaukee.gov.
  • The Department of Employee Relations is located at City Hall, 200 E. Wells St., Room 706, Milwaukee, WI 53202.


The City of Milwaukee values and encourages diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.