Housing/community Developer Iv - Opeh Continuum Of Care Manager

Fairfax, Virginia
$79,329.95 - $132,217.07 Annually
Nov 05, 2022
Nov 26, 2022
Full Time
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Plans, designs, develops, organizes, oversees, and administers a highly complex set of processes related to federal and state grant funding for homeless assistance programs in Fairfax County. These projects include the Continuum of Care (CoC) program, the Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) program, and the Virginia Homeless Solutions Program (VHSP). As the CoC manager, the position is the county’s primary point of contact with federal and state government homeless assistance funders, such as the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development. Also participates in interagency planning groups, including the Metropolitan Washington Council of Government's Homeless Services subcommittee as well as the Fairfax County group developing and reporting on the Consolidated Plan. The most significant annual projects for the position are the coordination of the Point in Time count and community applications for federal and state funding.

Also monitors and evaluates federal and state government grant-funded projects to ensure financial and programmatic compliance with applicable regulations. Analyzes housing and homelessness-related needs, policies, trends, and regional data. Utilizing data and evidence-based practices, the CoC Manager will assess, identify, and discuss system improvements and recommend changes to local homeless policies and procedures. The position is the primary staff support to the local CoC Board, and its committees, and coordinates the planning for biannual CoC membership meetings. Also provides day-to-day supervision of one CoC Analyst.

The Department of Housing and Community Development is committed to the One Fairfax Policy by intentionally considering equity when making policies, delivering programs and services, considering diverse ideas and perspectives, and communicating with transparency in the decision-making processes. Click here to learn more about the One Fairfax policy.

Note: Salary offer will not exceed $105,773.41 annually (midpoint of the range).

Illustrative Duties

(The illustrative duties listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list. A complete list of position duties and unique physical requirements can be found in the position description.)

Analyzes housing/community development needs, policies, trends and regional data to determine current housing deficiencies, and assesses housing needs for low and moderate income persons;
Recommends program changes for new or revised programs, systems, procedures, policies and methods of operation;
Coordinates, develops, implements and monitors program goals, strategies, plans, policies and procedures to ensure financial and programmatic compliance with federal, state and local regulations;
Identifies target areas and needed programs, develops specific projects, and prepares grant applications;
Provides day to day supervision of the various housing/community development projects, including setting short term goals, assigning tasks, and organizing work;
Oversees preparation of annual planning documents from initial concept through final approval by Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA), Board of Supervisors (BOS) and Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD);
Approves work order changes, work progress and progress payments, and assesses completion of contract obligations;
Reviews financials and searches for opportunities to maximize revenue and minimize expenses;
Conducts preliminary analysis on repositioning of properties and recommends ways to enhance the property.
Serves as agency representative, managing project development, design, construction, schedule and budget;
Conducts feasibility studies in order to determine project implementation strategies;
Works in a team environment to negotiate public-private partnership agreements;
Manages design and construction contracts of HCD projects;
Leads a diverse team of project stakeholders and staff in the successful management of assigned projects;
Coordinates with end users and other interested agencies regarding design plans;
Prepares project cost estimates, schedules and budget documents;
Ensures compliance with federal, state and local requirements;
Informs senior officials, state and federal agency contacts and community groups of project progress.

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

(The knowledge, skills and abilities listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list.)

Extensive knowledge of housing law and programs, site planning, real estate and land?use law and building construction practices;
Advanced knowledge of applicable federal, state and local regulations;
Advanced knowledge of the theories, concepts, principles and practices of the housing development process, housing and real estate finance, or services for low income persons;
Knowledge of the social and economic issues associated with low and moderate income families in relation to housing;
Knowledge of research and statistical methodology;
Knowledge of budget development and administration, and/or basic principles of accounting;
Experience researching and analyzing funding sources for acquisition, development, and rehabilitation of housing and government facilities;
Advanced knowledge of building construction practices, and codes;
Ability to understand, interpret, explain, and apply applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations;
Ability to manage diversified and complex housing and community development projects;
Ability to communicate effectively in verbal, written and graphic forms;
Ability to supervise others;
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with public officials, private developers and contractors, citizen groups and community residents;
Ability to research, collect and analyze data and information;
Ability to lead multiple projects from concept through implementation;
Ability to coordinate project participants from multiple organizations, motivating them toward project completion;
Ability to prepare clear and concise reports.

Employment Standards

Any combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor's degree in in public or business administration, real estate finance or related field, plus four years of progressively responsible managerial experience in the fields of real estate, real estate finance and lending programs or grants management. A master's degree in a related field may be substituted for one year of the required experience.

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The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check to the satisfaction of the employer.

All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (two weeks after the last required dose) as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs may be subject to a weekly testing requirement. Vaccinated employees and employees with a medical or religious exemption will complete the attestation online on their first day of employment or shortly thereafter.

  • Five years of experience working in housing- or homelessness- related nonprofit or government organizations.
  • Five years of experience working with the federal Continuum of Care or Emergency Solutions Grant programs either as a recipient, subrecipient, or collaborative applicant.
  • Two years’ experience of serving on or supporting a board, authority, commission, or other governing body.
  • Experience using Microsoft Excel to analyze data from a Point in Time count, Homeless Management Information System, or other comparable datasets.

Job is generally sedentary in nature; however, visual acuity is required to read data on computer monitor, incumbent must be able to operate keyboard driven equipment. Must communicate with others, conduct presentations and facilitate meetings. Employee may require lifting up to 15 lbs. Must be able to type on a keyboard. Duties may be performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview.

The population of Fairfax County is very diverse where 39.8% of residents speak a language other than English at home (Spanish, Asian/Pacific Islander, Indo-European, and others) and we encourage candidates bilingual in English and a foreign language to apply to this opportunity.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or military status in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.

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