Manages the City's housing programs as directed, including the Affordable Dwelling Unit (ADU) Program, other federal community development programs, and special programs assigned to Office of Grants Development and Administration (OGDA) by the City Manager. These programs may include other local, state, or federal funding sources for low and moderate-income housing and community development activities, or for special populations within the city. Assists in planning, budgeting, and reporting of local, state, and federal funds. Provides information and obtains public input on housing and federal grant programs. Works with public and private agencies to coordinate local efforts to serve low and moderate-income households and to develop new initiatives using local, state, and federal funds. Oversees loan and grant programs providing low and moderate-income households with housing, including interviewing loan applicants, gathering and analyzing financial data, and preparation and presentation of loan documents. Coordinates with activities using Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) funds for neighborhood improvements. Works directly with local private lending institutions and federal and state agencies.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB:
- The development of plans to establish work programs with resources from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) entitlement grants. The development of budgets for both entitlement awards, and for the OGDA Presents plans City Council and City residents. Monitoring spending for timeliness and compliance with administrative and services limitations. Supervise preparation and reporting of the AD Program budget and actuals, goal development and progress reporting. Manage the day-to-day functions of the ADU Program. Coordinate with the project developers, and assigned property management companies. Assigns and prioritizes work, while recommending corrective actions and other interventions as necessary. Monitors compliance with agreements and contracts. Oversees development and modifications to policies and procedures. Assists in developing new housing programs through work with local leaders, lenders, and various government agencies. Works with non-profits and citizen groups in in the discovery of uses for entitlement funds. Communicates with federal officials on entitlement and housing program requirements, and to secure additional funds. Assist the OGDA in interactions with HUD. Provides information on programs and processes and incorporates recommendations into policy and procedure changes, and program improvements. Informs the public on the availability and benefits of CDBG funds. Assist in the preparation of the Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) to HUD on entitlement and housing program activities and financial status. Presents reports to the public, staff, and City Council.
- Bachelor’s degree in public or business administration, planning or social sciences. Four years of relevant experience in real estate, construction management, bank financing, and/or title and escrow. Four years of experience coordinating or administering federally funded housing programs.
- Master’s degree in public or business administration, planning or social sciences. Two years of experience coordinating or administering federally funded housing programs. Certain combinations of education and experience demonstrating the knowledge and skills to successfully perform the essential functions of the job will be considered
DESIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, and ABILITIES
- Working knowledge of federal grant programs and public and private housing finance programs. Working knowledge of department operations and procedures, pertinent federal, state, and local regulations. Excellent writing skills. Knowledge of property appraisal methods. Knowledge of real estate title and escrow principles. Knowledge of the technical aspects of loan finance and investments. Prepare accurate and timely detailed financial and program performance reports.
Salary: $78,000 - $89,700 Depending on qualifications
*COVID-19 vaccination required in order to qualify for this position.
How to Apply: please visit the city’s website at: www.cityofbowie.org and click on the employment link.
Application Deadline: Friday, October 20, 2023
All applicants MUST submit a completed City of Bowie employment application in order to be considered for this opportunity.
The City of Bowie is a drug and alcohol-testing employer. EOE