City of Tampa

Housing & Community Development Manager (#201900) MG

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$42.89-$67.22 Hourly / $7,434.27-$11,651.47 Monthly / $89,211.20-$139,817.60 Yearly


Introduction

This is highly responsible administrative and managerial work involving community housing redevelopment programs and activities.

Nature Of Work

An employee in this class, under general direction, performs tasks of unusual difficulty and responsibility involving housing rehabilitation and affordable housing programs. The position requires the application of considerable initiative and independent judgment in planning, directing, and supervising redevelopment and housing affordability activities; formulating and monitoring programs and programmatic, administrative, and escrow budgets; coordinating activities with other city departments and with public and private agencies; and, negotiating and implementing programs with local lending institutions. Work is reviewed through conferences, reports submitted, and results achieved.

Examples of Duties

Responsible for day-to-day operations of the division, including ensuring effective oversight and guidance for all personnel, budget, and administrative matters; continuous effort to improve operations, decrease turnaround times, streamline work processes, and work cooperatively and jointly to provide quality seamless customer service; use of metrics and data to manage performance of staff and programs; ensure division activity complies with federal and state legislation and programmatic requirements.

Plans, supervises, and coordinates project development activities, programs, and initiatives including, but not limited to, evaluating housing needs and resources and monitoring housing statistics; directing the development of housing goals and objectives; owner-occupied and rental rehabilitation programs, first time home buyers down-payment assistance program; providing housing counseling and rehabilitation services; leads implementation of a multi-county program for those infected and affected by HIV and coordinates; and oversees the City’s homeless outreach program.

Leads the division in support of the City’s strategic vision for housing and to initiate and support programs and direct efforts that support the Mayor’s strategic priority concerning housing affordability across the community, administer the Division’s federal and state housing programs including the Strategic Action Plan, and develop new programs in direct correlation with the City’s T3 (Transforming Tampa’s Tomorrow) Initiatives.

Develops policies and procedures related to construction requirements, loan processing and underwriting, housing counseling, and inspections for housing programs facilitated or directed by the Division.

Interprets federal and state housing program regulations; supervises the preparation of grant applications; implementation of federal, state, and local housing programs; development of sub-recipient agreements and vendor contracts; and preparation of grant performance reports.

Develops, reviews, monitors, and submits federal, state, and local reports related to program participation and funding.

Participates and responds to all audit activity including internal, external, federal, and state; routinely assesses the performance of all initiatives to determine best use of resources; establishes and publishes performance metrics that reflect the Division priorities and progress toward Mayoral goals.

Prepares reports and correspondence; prepares and manages Division budget, including integration of federal and state funding allocations and strategic alignment; manages unit budget and work processes.

Supervises the preparation of marketing materials for programs.

Oversees the coordination and collaboration of the City with external stakeholders including, but not limited to, The Tampa Housing Authority, the Tampa Hillsborough Homeless Initiative (THHI) and with developers, realtors, mortgage lending institutions, and others on matters relating to community development and improvement.

Consults with nonprofit housing delivery organizations and coordinates housing plans and programs with participating organizations; interacts with lenders on various loan programs, lines of credit and escrow accounts; interacts with builders and developers on delivery of affordable housing; approves letters of loan guarantee, construction vouchers for payment, and grant payments and documentation.

Participates in City Staff meetings; makes presentations to City Council; presents for any department-related activities.  

Prepares reports and correspondence; assigns, develops, and evaluates staff; manages unit budget and work processes.

Performs related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Extensive knowledge of: federal and state housing program regulations; principles and practices of urban development and housing management; community redevelopment and housing programs, including public financing principles, loan processing procedures, and practices used in construction contracts; current federal, state, and local housing redevelopment rules and regulations; modern management practices and procedures; real estate practices, procedures, and laws; public and private agencies rendering social, economic, and related assistance.  

Working knowledge of: housing, building and energy codes; procedures used in title search, property description and property assessments; applicable Federal, State, and local laws, rules and regulations of the programs administered by the Housing and Community Development Division, including State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP), the HOME Investment Partnership (HOME) Program, Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA), Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP), and Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) and associated financial software systems  

Ability to: create and implement initiatives associated with federal and state housing and economic development programs; plan, assign, direct, empower and coordinate the work of professional, paraprofessional, and clerical employees in a manner that promotes full performance; provide strategic and tactical methods to achieve goals and objectives; write and speak clearly and succinctly in a variety of communication settings; establish and maintain effective working relationships with city officials, directors, managers, and employees, representatives of banks, credit unions and other lending institutions, nonprofit groups that support housing rehabilitation programs, and the general public; set clear objectives and measures and monitor process, progress and results; interpret rules, laws, and regulations applicable to redevelopment; maintain cooperative working relationships with peers, employees, City, State, and Federal  officials, and the public.

Suggested Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in urban planning, public or business administration, real estate, economics or related area and five (5) years of experience relating to land acquisitions, housing rehabilitation, loan processing and contract administration, including one (1) year of supervisory experience.

Licenses or Certifications

Possession of a valid drivers' license may be required.

Comments

During periods when the Mayor issues an emergency declaration for the City of Tampa, all employees may be required to work in preparation, response or recovery activities related to the stated emergency.

CLASS: 201900; EST: 8/15/2013; REV: 3/10/2021;