Affordable Housing Development Coordinator (housing And Community Development Division Director)

Fairfax, Virginia
$84,677.63 - $141,130.50 Annually
Aug 24, 2019
Sep 21, 2019
Full Time
Job Announcement

This is an exciting new opportunity to support the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) in its work to preserve, expand and facilitate affordable housing opportunities in Fairfax County and to play a critical role at the forefront of affordable housing initiatives in the community. Builds capacity and promotes the consideration of affordable housing goals in decision-making across planning/development disciplines (e.g. transportation, planning and zoning, revitalization, land development, economic development). Engages with the Deputy County Executive for Planning and Development, directors and others in senior management within the planning/development disciplines to build support for affordable housing, equity and sustainability. Coordinates public private partnerships process with other departments in Fairfax County. Coordinates and assists in the execution of affordable housing land use policy innovations, in coordination with the Deputy County Executive for Planning and Development. Serves as a liaison with the County's Capital Improvement Program (CIP) with a goal of identifying opportunities for co-location of affordable housing with county facilities, and expansion and preservation of affordable housing options via the CIP process. Prepares administrative and technical reports on difficult and varied subjects and conducts research on special and complicated issues for agency division directors, director and boards to advise of critical elements of projects to which staff are assigned. Assists with development of land use and urban planning policies to ensure access to affordable housing options. Promotes improved understanding of current housing needs and disparities. Serves as a Subject Matter Expert on housing and community development planning strategies and collaborates with cross-departmental county-wide initiatives and major projects to recommend equitable access to housing. Builds capacity among decision-makers for recognition of the housing needs, equity, and opportunities during the development process. Through internal and external communication, training and technical assistance, works with stakeholders from multiple internal and external sectors such as local government agencies, business/chambers of commerce, community-based organizations, and non-profit organizations as partners in affordable housing development

View the 2018 Annual Report video to learn more about the great work HCD does in the community!

Illustrative Duties

Serves as a member of DHCD's management team, which plans, implements, administers, and evaluates county-wide housing and community development/revitalization strategies, programs, and services;
Plans and directs the work of the Division to accomplish stated goals and desired outcomes;
Has overall responsibility for projects during specific stages of development, and actively participates in the direction of projects during other phases;
Provides direction, guidance and supervision to staff in the division, to include oversight of staffing, performance management and recognition practices
Establishes goals, objectives and priorities for the division; develops performance management measurements and benchmarks; monitors progress and analyzes the program effectiveness in meeting the division and agency objectives;
Ensures staff compliance with federal, state, and local regulations and standards;
Develops and implements policies and procedures;
Oversees preparation of the division's budget and monitors expenditures by project;
Represents the agency in meetings with public and private-sector officials and interest groups, and federal and state regulatory agencies;
Prepares board items, and makes presentations to the Board of Supervisors, the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA), business and community organizations, and other county agencies;
Participates as a member of the Loan Underwriting Committee;
Develops requests for proposal, reviews bids, and supervises the selection of consultants and contractors;
Authorizes payment to consultants, contractors, and other public agencies performing work under assigned programs;
Prepares/reviews correspondence and reports related to the work of the division;
Coordinates projects with other divisions;
Serves as liaison with pertinent federal, state and local agencies;
Acts as a Development Coordinator/ ombudsman for Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority's projects with county's regulatory agencies;
Coordinates with variety of county agencies on development of Capital Improvement Plan to identify opportunities for co-location of affordable housing with capital facilities;
Coordinates and assists in execution of affordable housing related land use policies.

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

Extensive knowledge of federal, state, and local housing programs, regulations and standards related to the work activities of the assigned division;
Thorough knowledge of, and ability to effectively apply managerial methods, practices, theories, and processes;
Knowledge of the issues relating to public and private participation in real estate acquisition/sale, financing and construction;
Demonstrated skills in needs assessment and strategic planning;
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing;
Ability to structure, prepare and deliver concise, understandable presentations on complex issues;
Ability to plan, organize, coordinate, assign, and evaluate the work of professional and support staff in a complex, highly interactive work environment;
Ability to direct programs requiring coordination with other governmental agencies, private developers, lending institutions, and citizen organizations;
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with elected and appointed officials, and representatives of public, private sector and community organizations.

Employment Standards

Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree in a field related to the position as described below. A master's degree may be substituted for one year of the required experience.
Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following:
(Click on the aforementioned link to learn how Fairfax County interprets equivalencies for "Any combination, experience, and training equivalent to")

For the Affordable Housing Development Coordinator
Degree in urban/regional planning, architecture, engineering, land use planning or related degree; plus six years of progressively responsible experience in the fields of real estate development.

The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, credit check, and driving record check to the satisfaction of the employer prior to appointment.

Bachelor's degree in architectural engineering, urban planning and development or a related field. Extensive experience in urban planning and development, affordable housing, land use, and real estate finance. American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) certification preferred.

Operate keyboard driven equipment. Bend, stoop, reach, lift/carry up to 15 lbs. Sit for extended periods. Communicate verbally and in writing. Drive a motor vehicle to off-site meetings and property locations. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview; may include prctical exercise.

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 703-222-7314 . EEO/AA/TTY.

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