HOUSING PROGRAM MANAGER

Location
Arlington, Virginia
Posted
Feb 24, 2017
Closes
Jul 21, 2017
Hours
Full Time
Job Title: HOUSING PROGRAM MANAGER Closing Date/Time: Continuous Salary: $74,048.00 - $129,272.00 Annually
Job Type: Full-Time Location: 2100 Washington Blvd., Arlington, VA (Sequoia Plaza) *ART Bus Accessible*, Virginia       Note:  This is a grant funded position and is contingent upon funding availability and is a re-announcement.  If you already applied for this position you need not apply again. 

The Economic Independence Division (EID) is seeking a dynamic leader to direct the overall direction and operations of the Federal Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCV). This program provides assistance to low income residents in acquiring decent, safe, sanitary and affordable housing. Although Arlington County does not have a public housing authority, it does have a large inventory of over 6,000 committed affordable housing units and many housing assistance programs including HCV. The employee will provide direction to a staff of 16 including supervisors, all of whom who support the administration of the HCV and HUD special programs including Family Unification Program, Rental Assistance Demonstration Program, Veterans Assistance Supportive Housing (VASH) vouchers, Housing for People with Aids (HOPWA), and Homeless Supportive Housing Program.

Duties:
  • Developing and monitoring HCV program budgets, federal priorities and regulations, and resources;
  • Pursuing opportunities to expand the program both financially and for special populations;
  • Ensuring all HUD management performance standards are met and agency maintains high performer status;
  • Monitoring the development and implementation of waitlist plans so that marketing strategies reach the broadest segment of potentially qualified/eligible applicants when waitlist is opened and on-going waitlist management ensures planned increases of new participants in line with funding availability;
  • Conducting ongoing reviews of fair market rents, exception rents, rent reasonableness standards, and utility allowance schedules;
  • Overseeing terms and conditions of agreements with property owners;
  • Investigating all complaints of owner contract violations; and
  • Ensuring quality and timely customer service is provided to all voucher holders.
The successful candidate is a strategic and innovative thinker and a proven leader with experience working in an ethnically and culturally diverse community; demonstrated strong verbal and written communication skills; and the ability to work with others to develop consensus goals and achieve results.
 Selection Criteria: Minimum: A Bachelor's degree in Public Administration, Community Planning, Urban Affairs, or a closely related field and considerable experience in administering federally funded housing assistance programs which includes one year of supervisory experience.

Substitution: Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the education requirement on a year-for-year basis

Desirables: Preference may be given to candidates with one or more of the following:
  • Master's Degree in Public Administration, Community Planning, Urban Affairs, or a closely related field.
  • Licenses and Certifications:
    • HCV Housing Quality Standards Certification
    • NAHRO Certified Management Executive Certification
    • PHADA Executive Director Education Program or equivalent and/or
    • Executive Management Certification and/or HCV Financial Management Certification from a qualified housing consultant within the HCV/Public Housing Arena (Nan McKay); and/or
  • Use of automated housing program systems.

 Special Requirements: Pursuant to Section 27-9 of the Arlington County Code, this position requires the completion of the "Statement of Economic Interest (Financial Disclosure)" form upon acceptance of employment and annually thereafter. 
 
 Additional Information: Work Hours: Monday - Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 pm. The work schedule may be adjusted based upon the needs of the program. Flexibility is vitally important.

Applicant must possess, or obtain by the time of appointment, a valid motor vehicle operator's license from the applicant's place of residence or the applicant must have the ability and willingness to use alternative methods of transportation to perform assigned duties and responsibilities at locations other than the primary worksite. If the applicant possesses or acquires a license, the applicant must provide or authorize Arlington County to obtain a copy of the applicant's official state/district driving record. Any offer of employment may be contingent on a favorable review of the applicant's driving record.

Your responses to the supplemental questionnaire are considered part of the selection process. Please do not enter "see resume" as a response to the questions. Each section of the application must be completed. A resume may be attached, however, it will not substitute for the completed application. Incomplete applications will not be considered