Deputy Director of Housing & Community Development
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Fairfax County's Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) seeks an innovative and accomplished leader to become the Deputy Director for Housing Operations. This deputy director leads 95 staff in three divisions (Rental Services, Asset Management, and Property Management). Oversees the delivery of an array of services, including 1,000 units of Public Housing, 3,200 Housing Choice Vouchers, and nearly 3,000 units of affordable rental housing, including Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC), and Federal Housing Administration-insured senior, workforce and other housing programs. Ensures on-going high performance in well maintained and well managed properties and effective use of federal funds. Serves as an Assistant Secretary of the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA), a US Department of Housing and Urban Development Moving to Work (MTW) agency. Assists in facilitating the ongoing implementation of MTW across Fairfax County's Health and Human Services system. Works in partnership with the Director of HCD and the Deputy Director for Real Estate, Finance and Development to create an environment of collaboration and trust, applying systemic approaches to program planning and decision making. Interfaces with the county's human services agencies and an extensive network of nonprofit and for profit community partners. On behalf of director, meets and works closely with members of the Board of Supervisors and Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority commissioners.
Click here (Download PDF reader) for more details about this position and the FCRHA. Employment Standards MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
Any combination of education and experience equivalent to a Bachelor's degree in business, public administration or related program area; and at least seven years of increasingly responsible managerial and administrative experience in public administration, financial management, housing management, real estate finance, or design, development and construction. A master's degree in an appropriate field may be substituted for one year of the required experience.
LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS:
Valid driver's license.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background investigation, a credit check and a driving record check to the satisfaction of the employer.
- The best candidate will be an experienced manager with a background in public administration, management of federally and/or locally funded housing programs, and solid leadership experience in an affordable housing and human services environment.
- Ideally, this candidate will have proven experience in a Moving to Work agency with solid management expertise, a strong knowledge of financial management and experience working in a public sector or not-for profit environment.
- The selected candidate will have demonstrated experience in managing staff as well as programs, with an ability to communicate effectively with boards, elected officials and other senior officials.
- A background directing, planning and administering affordable housing or human services programs.
- Extensive experience with HUD programs and regulations.
- Proven ability to establish, maintain and sustain partnerships with boards, other governing bodies that have policy and administrative authority, diverse communities, and non-profit/for-profit community providers.
- Ability to collaborate successfully across the county's human services system and with non-profit organizations.
- Ability to see the big picture, recognize political, economic, social, technological, legislative and environmental trends, and implement steps to carry out vision and strategic plan.
- Ability to build staff's capacity for leadership, responsibility for continuous improvement, and accountability for high performance and innovation.
- Exceptional skills for attention to detail and the ability to plan as well as execute strategic initiatives while operating day-to-day functions.
- Highly organized with the ability to ensure solid compliance, good record keeping and accountability.
- Solid budget and financial management and proven experience in executing a budget in excess of $100 million.
- The ability to hold one's self accountable.
- Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
Position is generally sedentary in nature. In addition, it entails walking, standing, sitting, climbing stairs, reaching and bending; use of hands to grasp, handle, or feel; visual acuity to read data on a computer monitor; and ability to drive a vehicle. Incumbent must be able to operate keyboard driven equipment and computer; communicate with others verbally and in writing; employee may be required to lift up to 15 pounds (all duties). Duties can be performed with or without reasonable accommodations.
It is the policy of Fairfax County Government to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability 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 711. EEO/AA/TTY.