Project Manager (Housing Community Developer III)
Exercises overall project management responsibility for large, complex rehabilitation/ construction projects using a variety of funding sources to include various federal funds. In collaboration and coordination with the Property Improvement and Maintenance, Property Management and Asset Management Division staff and other county agencies, assesses and makes scope recommendations for current and future physical needs for Fairfax County Redevelopment Housing Authority (FCRHA) owned properties and projects. Applies county standard public procurement methods ensuring compliance with federal, state and local regulations. Coordinates the development of architectural and engineering plans, contracts and other legal documents associated with the project. Ensures compliance with all applicable federal, state, local and county requirements and regulations including--but not limited to--contracting, purchasing, inspections, disbursement of funding and project administration. Assists the capital grants manager in the collection, analysis and reporting of FCRHA assigned projects and/or relocation projects. Duties are performed under the direction of the capital grants manager.Illustrative Duties
- Analyzes, plans, and implements comprehensive affordable housing/community development programs and/or public facility projects;
- Ensures compliance of assigned projects with federal, state, and local program requirements and regulations;
- Drafts, reviews and negotiates a variety of complex legal agreements with developers, governing financing and implementation of housing development projects;
- Determines housing/community development needs, recommends programs and funding levels, and develop specific project proposals to meet target area needs;
- Develops and maintains reporting mechanisms and performance metrics;
- Monitors and coordinates activities of the development team throughout the development process, including architects, builders/developers, lawyers, mortgage lenders, management and marketing agents, and various consultants as well as staff;
- Participates in the preparation of annual housing and community development plans;
- Researches, designs, and develops user need standards, and reviews site plans and dwelling unit plans against these criteria;
- Monitors the expenditure of federal, state and county funds and maintains documentation for required reports;
- Works with citizen organizations and business leaders of target neighborhoods and/or properties;
- Makes presentations on narrow matters of expertise or responsibility and responds to specific questions in dealings with the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA), Board of Supervisors, Planning Commission, various committees, federal and state agencies, County departments and the public.
Design, Development and Construction/Rehabilitation Project Manager:
- Participates in development and management of capital improvement projects;
- Plans, designs, engineers, implements and oversees rehabilitation projects of multi-family dwellings using primarily federal funds;
- Performs property needs assessments;
- Gathers input from residents and housing managers regarding housing rehabilitation needs;
- Researches best practices, methods and materials in order to prepare contract specifications;
- Awards rehabilitation contracts and oversees rehabilitation process;
- Participates as member of project teams with other engineers, architects, technicians and administrative staff;
- Directs the rehabilitation and home improvement loan and grant programs, including loan interviews, work write?ups, architectural designs, cost estimates, contract preparation, bidding, and awards, and construction inspections;
- Coordinates relocation efforts with Homeownership and Relocation to ensure compliance with relocation regulations in rehabilitation and/or redevelopment projects
- Evaluates property conditions, prepares contract specifications, awards rehabilitation contracts and oversees the rehabilitation;
- Provides technical expertise for homeowners in rehabilitation inspections, design, counseling and construction;
- Conducts inspections of program participant units;
- Assures compliance with ADA and building code requirements;
- Ensures contractor compliance with federal, state and local regulations;
- Analyzes complex construction and financial problems and devises unique solutions so that projects conform to program requirements;
- Authorizes progress payments to contractors on behalf of the County and the FCRHA;
- Coordinates programs with federal division chiefs, chief building and housing code inspectors, division heads of other County agencies, and general construction contractors.
- Considerable knowledge of housing law and programs, site planning, real estate and land use law and building construction practices;
- Knowledge of applicable federal, state and local regulations;
- Working 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 issues;
- 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;
- 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 as required;
- Ability to manage projects from concept through implementation;
- Ability to prepare clear and concise reports.
Any combination of education and experience equivalent to the following: graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree in planning, engineering, architecture, economics, construction science, business or public administration, finance, real estate or related field, plus three years of experience directly related to assigned program area. A master's degree may be substituted for one year of the required experience.
CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
A valid driver's license is required.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, a pre-employment physical examination and a driving record check to the satisfaction of the employer.
- Progressive experience working in residential rehabilitation field preferably using federal funding.
- Experience with Davis Bacon and Section 3 Programs.
- Candidate must be results driven; possess strong organizational skills; be detail oriented; and have the ability to multi-task.
- Advanced knowledge of Excel, Outlook and Access is preferred.
Job requires daily walking, standing, bending, stooping, crouching, grasping, reaching, and climbing stairs and ladders. Work outside in all weather conditions and able to lift/carry moderately heavy items; up to 50 pounds unaided. Ability to operate a vehicle. Visual acuity to operate keyboard and be able to clearly communicate with others. Ability to move throughout a construction site to observe work in progress and to conduct site visits not accessible to wheel chairs. Duties may 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.