DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

Recruitment #2002-1488-001

Introduction

The City of Tucson is seeking a progressive strategic partner with a strong background in community development, public housing, rental assistance programs, excellent interpersonal skills, a proven financial management record, and the demonstrated ability to work in a team environment with City management, other staff, as well as internal and external stakeholders. 

The City of Tucson is an innovative, progressive and dynamic organization whose mission is to deliver exceptional customer service to the citizens of Tucson.  The Deputy Director will play a key role in embracing and advocating for the City's vision and the communities we serve.  The ideal candidate embodies and inspires the City's commitment to deliver exceptional service to the people of Tucson through an organizational culture of innovation and continuous improvement.

The ideal candidate is a driver who gets things done and who can support staff to enhance the Department's effectiveness.  Someone who is well organized, team and task oriented, with a dynamic personality would be the best fit.  Project management experience would be helpful in solving complex problems.

For more information about this exciting opportunity, please refer to the recruitment flyer on the HCD website under news "HCD Has Started the Deputy Director Recruitment Process" at:
        
                    https://www.tucsonaz.gov/housing-and-community-development


General Description

The Deputy Director assists the Director in planning, organizing, and coordinating all programs, functions and activities of the Housing & Community Services Department to fulfill housing, community development and social service requirements of the City.  The Deputy assists the Director by providing leadership on an organization-wide and community basis to ensure that public services are provided in alignment with the City's strategic objectives.  This includes evaluating personnel and program performance, preparing and administering the Department budget.

Essential Functions

Assists the director in planning, implementing, directing and managing of all functions and resources of the department to achieve the strategic objectives of the department and the City in an efficient and effective manner.

Acts in the director's absence by attending meetings, making decisions, and providing department leadership.

Works with private sector, non-profit and public agencies to seek funding and build partnership relationships that focus on Community Development, Human Services and Affordable Housing programs.

Works with private sector and not for profit developers to build and/or reposition housing in key target areas.

Provides relevant experience with asset repositioning including utilization of Rental Assistance Demonstration and Low-Income Tax Credit programs.

Assists the director with implementing the department vision and assists in leading the department for maximum employee productivity and morale through hiring, disciplining, evaluating employee performance, investigating and resolving grievances and other human resources actions.

Develops and administers the department budget with staff assistance.

Implements and evaluates staff department policies, projects and programs.

Analyzes organization and community needs, analyzes trends, reviews statistics and opportunities and communicates information to the director.

Develops strategic partnerships and contacts with community representatives, external agencies, and other organizations to develop a sense of relevant issues facing our community and to respond as a representative of the City.

Champions the values of the organization through example and accountabilities.

Ensures that department operations conform with local, state and federal governmental regulations, worker safety and other applicable rules and requirements.

Facilitates solutions to complex problems facing the department.

Maintains professional knowledge through such means as attending seminars, reviewing professional publications and participating in professional organizations.

Analyzes Federal legislation, and determines the availability of Federal funds to support program development and activities.  Assists in directing applications for funding and in assuring compliance with appropriate regulations in the administration of funds allocated for departmental programs.

Works with private sector, non-profit and public agencies to seek funding and build partnership relationships, including building auxiliary organizations relating to Assisted Housing, Human Services and Community Development programs.

Develops materials for presentation to the Mayor and Council regarding community development, assisted housing or related subject matter.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type: Bachelor's Degree

Minimum Experience Qualifications: At least 7 years of experience organizing and administering assisted housing, community development, and social services programs including municipal budgeting and federal funding.  At least 5 of the required 7 years in a Supervisory capacity in a related functional area.

"Supervisory" is defined as having supervised at least one (1) full-time FTE.

Special Job Requirements

 

  • strong background in community development
  • prior public housing experience
  • proven record of successful financial management
  • demonstrated ability to work in a team environment

 

Preferred Qualifications

Master's degree in Urban Planning, Community Development or Public / Business related field is preferred.

A bilingual Spanish and English speaker is desirable.


Selection Plan

This is a confidential process and confidentiality will be exercised accordingly throughout the various stages of the process.  References will not be contacted until mutual interest has been established.
HOW TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION:

Interested candidates must apply through CPS HR Consulting website: 
In order to apply for this exciting and rewarding opportunity to be the City of Tucson's Deputy Director of Housing & Community Development, you will need to submit a cover letter, resume and six professional references.

Please make sure to have your Resume, Cover Letter, and List of References ready for upload before you start the application process. One combined document that includes all three items is preferred.
Review of Resumes:
The first review of resumes will occur on March 16, 2020
Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be evaluated on the education and work experience in their submitted materials.
Application materials will be screened based on the qualification criteria outlined in this brochure.  Candidates with the most relevant qualifications will be invited to participate in a multi-faceted assessment process which will include written, oral and practical exercises as well as interviews conducted in Tucson.
Oral Board Interviews:
Oral Board interviews and multi-faceted assessment process will be conducted in Tucson on April 13, 2020.

Establishment of Civil Service Employment List:

Upon completion of all examination processes, the highest scoring applicants will be placed on the Civil Service Employment List.  An applicant's ranking on the Civil Service List will be based on their final score which will be calculated as follows:      

        10% of your Training and Experience         10% of your Written Assessment         10% Final Presentation

        70% of your Oral Board Interview

If you qualify for preference points, you must bring your documents to the Oral Boards and present them to the HR Manager.  The DD-214 must be a copy that indicates characterization of service.  If you are in need of Americans with Disabilities Act-related accommodations during the testing process, please contact Denise Kendle (420) 837-6958 at least 48 hours prior to the evaluation.  

Conclusion

This recruitment will incorporate existing rules and regulations that govern public sector recruitments in the State of Arizona.  Information presented to the City of Tucson for consideration may be made available to the public in accordance with public disclosure/open records laws.

 The City of Tucson hires lawful workers only - US citizens or nationals and non-citizens with valid work authorization - without discrimination.  Federal immigration laws require all employers to verify both the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.  In its efforts to meet the law's requirements, the City of Tucson participates in the E-Verify program established by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Social Security Administration (SSA) to aid employers in verifying the eligibility of workers.

Retired City of Tucson employees receiving benefits from the Tucson Supplemental Retirement System who are considering reemployment with the City should be aware that pursuant to Section 22-37(g) of the Tucson City Code, retirement benefits shall be suspended during the period of reemployment with the City of Tucson unless you have been separated at least twelve consecutive months before returning to work AND you return to a non-permanent employment classification.  Creditable service does not accrue during any reemployment period.

 

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To ensure accurate payroll information for tax purposes, the successful candidate will need to provide their original Social Security Card or original letter from the Social Security Administration with their social security number prior to beginning work with the City of Tucson.

The City of Tucson hires lawful workers only - US citizens or nationals and non-citizens with valid work authorization - without discrimination. Federal immigration laws require all employers to verify both the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. In its efforts to meet the law's requirements, the City of Tucson participates in the E-Verify program established by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Social Security Administration (SSA) to aid employers in verifying the eligibility of workers.

Retired City of Tucson employees receiving benefits from the Tucson Supplemental Retirement System who are considering reemployment with the City should be aware that pursuant to Section 22-37(g) of the Tucson City Code, retirement benefits shall be suspended during the period of reemployment with the City of Tucson unless you have been separated at least twelve consecutive months before returning to work AND you return to a non-permanent employment classification. Creditable service does not accrue during any reemployment period.



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