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3427FT job - City of Oakland, CA - Housing Development Coordinator III

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  • Asha Agrawal
    Feb 22, 2008

      City of Oakland
      (Selective Certification)

      Open                All qualified individuals may apply
      Closing Date                Friday, March 7, 2008, at 5:00PM
      Salary/Work Week                $5682– $6977 per month, 37.5-hour work week
      Civil Service Status                Classified (Job Code AP199)

      The City of Oakland is currently recruiting to fill several Housing Development Coordinator III vacancies within the Housing and Community Development Division of the Community and Economic Development Agency (CEDA) and the Community Housing Services Division of the Department of Human Services (DHS). Under general direction, the incumbents will be part of a team of housing professionals within CEDA or DHS. These positions require specialization in one or more of the following areas and candidates will be Selectively Certified to fill a vacancy in one of these areas: (1) housing development and asset management or (2) coordination of the Permanent Access to Housing (PATH) Strategy.  

      Typical duties may include, but are not limited to the following:

      Housing Development and Asset Management:
      •        Plan, coordinate, and implement housing development from the initial proposal through project completion, including monitoring projects for compliance with budgets, schedules, standards, and program requirements
      •         Draft, review and negotiate complex legal agreements with developers relative to the financing and implementation of housing development projects
      •        Assure compliance with federal, state, and local regulations; review and recommend payments to developers who comply
      •        Draft resolutions, ordinances, and reports for the City Council and the Redevelopment Agency
      •        Attend site and project board meetings, City department, and community meetings
      •        Monitor completed rental housing developments for compliance with financial and regulatory requirements
      •        Develop, administer and implement loan programs to fund affordable housing
      •        Prepare Requests for Proposal, evaluate applications for funding and make recommendations on awards
      •        Provide technical assistance to developers of affordable housing
      •        Prepare and maintain records and reports
      •        Respond to public inquiries regarding housing development programs

      Permanent Access to Housing (PATH) Strategy Coordination:
      •        Coordinate funding resources as well as with systems of care  (Public Health, Behavioral Health Care, Housing Development, Social Services, HUD, state HCD, etc) to support the development and implementation of a Housing First Model of care to address homelessness
      •        Plan, coordinate and develop permanent supportive housing projects, policies and programs for homeless, special needs and at-risk populations
      •        Responsible for the redesign of a transitional housing model of programming to a permanent supportive model of programming
      •        Develop resources for the development and operation of permanent housing with supportive services
      •        Coordinate and oversee property management of City-owned transitional housing
      •        Monitor and coordinate major rehabilitation of buildings that operate supportive housing
      •        Responsible for day-to-day management and administration of the City’s supportive housing programs

      Any combination of education and experience that is equivalent to the following minimum qualifications:
      Education: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in city planning, public or business administration or a closely related field.  A master’s degree is highly desirable.
      Experience: Four years of progressively responsible experience in public or private housing or real estate development. In addition, specific experience is desirable for the following specialty areas:  
      Housing Development: Experience with CDBG, HOME, and redevelopment agency low and moderate income housing set-aside fund, affordable housing programs and with development and finance of affordable housing is preferred.
      Permanent Access to Housing (PATH) Strategy: Experience with local, state and federal funding sources for homeless and special needs populations; project management, program and systems planning and analysis; housing development; meeting and group facilitation; program budget development and monitoring is preferred.
      Additional Qualifications:  Bilingual Skills in Spanish, Cantonese, Vietnamese, and Mandarin are desirable.

      Knowledge of: theories, concepts, principles and practices of the housing development process, housing and real estate finance, and services for homeless persons; Federal, state, and local housing programs and resources; Federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and ordinances pertaining to housing development and finance; research and statistical methodology; public speaking principles and practices; budget development and administration, basic principles of accounting; computer systems and applications; and public contact and community relations.
      Ability to: plan, organize, implement, and evaluate housing development projects; interpret federal, state, and local regulations, guidelines and requirements pertaining to housing development, emergency and transitional housing, and finance; negotiate and administer a variety of complex legal documents, including financial, development, and administrative contracts and agreements; plan, organize, direct, prepare and evaluate complex studies, reports, proposals and other written materials; evaluate, administer and monitor budgets; coordinate functions and activities among departments, developers, and outside agencies; communicate effectively in both oral and written form; interpret and explain complex housing programs and policies to diverse public and private agencies, developers, and members of the public; maintain accurate records; prepare clear, concise reports; manage workloads by setting priorities and meeting critical deadlines for completion of assignments; establish and maintain effective work relationships with those contacted in the performance of required duties.

      City of Oakland application documents may be obtained in person or by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope  and request to the Office of Personnel, 150 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, 2nd Floor, Oakland, CA  94612-2019.  You may also call (510) 238-3112 for information.  You may access a copy of the City’s announcement (including the required supplemental questionnaires) for this position and the employment application at the following Internet address: www.oaklandnet.com.  Click on “City Jobs” to access these required documents.
      The City of Oakland is an EEO/ADA Employer.  Please read the City of Oakland's Employment Information Pamphlet, which can be viewed online, prior to applying for a position in the City of Oakland.