Housing Community Developer Iv - Senior Project Manager

Fairfax, Virginia
$72,752.58 - $121,254.64 Annually
Jul 24, 2021
Aug 14, 2021
Full Time
Job Announcement

Manages the development, design and construction of major housing projects. Responsible for the overall management of capital improvement projects including land development, design, and construction of housing projects. Housing projects may include rehabilitation of existing buildings or new construction. Acting as the agency representative, responsible for the negotiations of Public-Private partnership agreements and manage project implementation, including schedule and budget. Ensures compliance with federal, state, and local requirements. Conducts feasibility studies to determine projects' implementation strategies. Keeps stakeholders and community groups informed of project progress. Ensures design plans are coordinated with end users and stakeholders. Works with utility companies and designers to ensure utility conflicts are addressed in a timely fashion. Ensures housing project development, design and construction are completed on schedule, within budget, and meets project plans and specifications. Leads a diverse team of project stakeholders in the successful management of assigned projects using a team-based approach.

Illustrative Duties

Plans, designs, develops, organizes, oversees, and administers highly complex affordable housing programs and projects such as the Affordable Dwelling Unit (ADU), Workforce Development Unit (WDU), Partnership Units, Asset Management and/or grant programs;
Manages the acquisition of affordable housing units including debt and equity operations, underwriting the debt financing or project manager of HCD design, development or construction projects;
Coordinates with developers to ensure that proposed developments comply with the ADU/WDU program or other funding requirements and provides information on the process to deliver units;
Analyzes housing/community development needs, policies, trends and regional data to determine current housing deficiencies, and assesses housing needs for low and moderate income persons;
Recommends program changes for new or revised programs, systems, procedures, policies and methods of operation;
Coordinates, develops, implements and monitors program goals, strategies, plans, policies and procedures to ensure financial and programmatic compliance with federal, state and local regulations;
Performs outreach within the county and to other jurisdictions with respect to the provision of affordable housing, including participation in inclusionary housing studies;
Identifies target areas and needed programs, develops specific projects, and prepares grant applications;
Provides day today supervision of the various housing/community development projects, including setting short term goals, assigning tasks, and organizing work;
Oversees preparation of annual planning documents from initial concept through final approval by Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA), Board of Supervisors (BOS) and Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD);
Reviews legal documentation such as sales contracts and condominium/homeowners association documents, proffers, and development conditions;
Inspects units and ensures that the purchased units are transferred into the county's inventory;
Prepares and presents reports on matters related to federal, state, local, private, non-profit programs and/or FCRHA/HUD and Department of Housing and Community Development initiatives;
Prepares and delivers presentations on HCD projects and proposals, responding to specific questions in dealings with the FCRHA, Board of Supervisors, various committees, the Planning Commission, federal and state agencies, County departments and the public;
Oversees and approves the establishment of conservation and redevelopment plans for the County, including analysis and evaluation of collected data, development of plans and capital improvement programs, and implementation of specific projects;
Coordinates the preparation of environmental reviews and environmental impact statements on all projects to meet federal and state requirements;
Approves work order changes, work progress and progress payments, and assesses completion of contract obligations;
Reviews financials and searches for opportunities to maximize revenue and minimize expenses;
Conducts preliminary analysis on repositioning of properties and recommends ways to enhance the property.

Design, Development and Construction/Rehabilitation Project Manager:
Manages capital improvement projects including rehabilitation and new construction projects which involve multiple agencies and community stakeholders;
Serves as agency representative, managing project development, design, construction, schedule and budget;
Conducts feasibility studies in order to determine project implementation strategies;
Works in a team environment to negotiate public-private partnership agreements;
Manages design and construction contracts of HCD projects;
Leads a diverse team of project stakeholders and staff in the successful management of assigned projects;
Coordinates with end users and other interested agencies regarding design plans;
Prepares project cost estimates, schedules and budget documents;
Ensures compliance with federal, state and local requirements;
Informs senior officials, state and federal agency contacts and community groups of project progress.

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

Extensive knowledge of housing law and programs, site planning, real estate and land use law and building construction practices;
Advanced knowledge of applicable federal, state and local regulations;
Advanced 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;
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;
Advanced 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;
Ability to lead multiple projects from concept through implementation;
Ability to coordinate project participants from multiple organizations, motivating them toward project completion;
Ability to prepare clear and concise reports.

Employment Standards

Any combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor's degree in urban/regional planning, architecture, engineering, land use planning or related field, plus four years of progressively responsible managerial experience in real estate development. A master's degree in a related field may be substituted for one year of the required experience.

Click here to learn how Fairfax County interprets equivalencies for "Any combination, experience, and training equivalent to"

  • Driver's license.
  • Possession of a valid Virginia Professional Engineer or Architect license. An individual who possesses a valid Professional Engineer or Architect license in another state will be granted a temporary exemption to this requirement pending the ability to get the Professional Engineer or Architect license from the Board for Architects, Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, Certified Interior Designers & Landscape Architects within 12 months through review of that individual's application for reciprocity.
The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check and a driving record check to the satisfaction of the employer.

  • Five years of progressively responsible experience in the development, budgeting, design, construction, project management, and construction contract administration of complex capital projects;
  • Possession of a college degree in engineering or architecture;
  • Possession of a valid Virginia Professional Engineer or Registered Architect license;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Knowledge of local, state, and federal building codes;
  • Demonstrated expertise in managing multiple capital projects concurrently;
  • Demonstrated innovative and efficient project management practices;
  • Experience in conducting public meetings on capital project issues;
  • Experience with Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Project);
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced collaborative team environment; and be oriented toward providing outstanding customer service to user agencies and project stakeholders.

Requires the ability to operate keyboard driven computer; visual acuity to read data on computer monitor; ability to communicate in person and on phone; drive a motor vehicle; walk construction sites to inspect progress of project; walk, bend, reach and lift up to 25 pounds. Duties may be performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or status as a veteran 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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