Job Opening: Project Manager Housing Authority of the County of Santa Clara
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County of Santa Clara.
Job Code: NA10139
Site: 100 Great Oaks Blvd., San Jose, CA 95119
Posting Date: 11/29/2010
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Salary Range: $76,911.47 - $99,984.91/Annually
PURPOSE OF CLASSIFICATION:
The purpose of this classification is to provide the Authority with experienced,
expert skills in the identification of potential project sites, the facilitation
of real property acquisition, the creation of financial performance, and the
construction and/or rehabilitation of affordable housing units. Work with real
estate construction and financing professionals, elected city, county and state
government officials, and the community stakeholders in pursuit of cost
effective affordable housing that is responsive to community needs.
Education: Master’s degree or any combination of experience and training that
would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities for this
classification. Such experience and training would be equivalent to a Master’s
degree with major course work in urban planning, finance, business
administration, public administration, or a related field. Experience used to
satisfy the education requirement must be in addition to any other experience
required for this position.
Experience: A minimum of five (5) years of increasingly responsible professional
experience in residential property development, acquisition, and/or
rehabilitation or any combination of training and experience in architecture,
planning, public or business administration or related field.
License: Must have possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid
California driver's license within 30 days of employment.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND/OR EXERCISED: Receives direct supervision from the Real
Estate Services Department Director and may receive direction from higher level
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific
statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the
work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other
duties may be required and assigned.
• Perform activities associated with the acquisition, development and/or
rehabilitation of affordable housing units.
• Establish visibility for the affordable housing programs within the real
estate, land development, financial, and governmental communities in order to
promote and develop affordable housing with services.
• Identify, research, and analyze potential housing sites; assess market values
and financial considerations to develop sites to low and moderate income
housing; negotiate and prepare land purchase documents and sale agreements.
• Identify land sites for the construction of housing units; negotiate, and
prepare land purchase documents and sale agreements.
• Coordinate the preparation of environmental reports for potential sites;
review and analyze reports.
• Develop financial plans and costs for potential housing units; prepare
feasibility studies for acquisition and rehabilitation; recommend financing
options and alternatives through the development of funding plan.
• Prepare a variety of applications for project developments including rezoning
applications, permits, and maps.
• Develop a variety of documents on housing development operations and
activities; submit documents to local jurisdictions for endorsement. Research
and prepare grant proposals.
• Develop and issue requests for proposal to consultants, analyze proposals;
select appropriate contractor for services. Review and analyze contract, and
negotiate contract terms for services to be rendered.
• Coordinate the administration of construction contracts with appropriate
agency staff. Conduct regular construction site inspections of development
• Work with a variety of individuals and agencies including financial, real
estate, and legal professionals, contractors, inspectors, and licensing and
regulatory agencies. Develop partner relationships with other
• Collect, compile, and analyze housing development programs information from
various sources; prepare reports which present and interpret data; identify
options and alternatives; make and justify recommendations.
• Work with pertinent internal operations and a variety of consultants on
project and environmental design considerations.
• Assist in the resolution of conflicts between project consultants and
contractors, tenants and the local community of the prospective and developing
• Respond to question from the general public, agencies and local government on
housing development programs and activities; review problems and recommend
• Prioritize assigned work and assure that critical deadline dates are met.
• Maintain close and continuing interaction with other Authority
departments/units concerning issues of common concern.
• Keep updated with current regulations, Federal, State, local laws, and codes.
• Undertake special assignments for the Real Estate Services Department.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
• Provides assistance and serve as a back up to other employees of the
department as needed.
• Must be able to operate a computer. Must be proficient in Microsoft programs
including but not limited to Excel, Outlook and Word. Must be able to learn
other software programs required by the Agency and/or department.
• Supervisory practices and principles, and organizational administration and
• At lease five years experience in the commercial real estate and affordable
• Fundamentals of subsidized housing construction programs and their
• Familiarity with advanced real estate finance concepts
• Financial analytical skills with an in-depth understanding of affordable
• Basic inspection techniques.
• Housing construction federal, state, and local laws, codes, regulations, and
• Principles and techniques of public relations.
• Tenant and owner rights and responsibilities.
• Techniques of negotiation and contract development.
• Basic municipal administration process, including programming municipal
services, budget preparation and control, planning, organization, and
communication of complex governmental projects.
• Federal, State and local law relating to development and rehabilitation
• All types of building construction materials and methods of construction and
• Permit processes pertinent to construction and development.
• Must have a sound knowledge and ability in business correspondence and an
ability to proofread for grammar, spelling and punctuation with a high degree of
• Proper telephone etiquette and procedures.
• Perform other duties as required.
APTITUDES AND ABILITIES:
• Prepare clear, concise reports and to present them effectively both orally and
• Analyze complex problems; make rapid decisions within the scope of authority
and to recommend effective action.
• Financial analysis for assessing project feasibility, putting together
financial structures and budget analysis
• Detect housing hazards and code violations and recommend corrective actions.
• Methods of research, program analysis, and report preparation.
• Design, evaluate, and implement changes in rehabilitation design proposals to
assure the quality of all construction projects.
• Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those encountered
in the course of business.
• Work under the stress of short timelines and understand oral and written
instructions and procedures.
Equipment, Machinery, Tools, and Materials Utilization: Requires the ability to
operate, maneuver and/or control the actions of equipment, machinery, tools,
and/or materials used in performing essential functions.
Verbal Aptitude: Requires the ability to utilize a wide variety of reference,
descriptive, and/or advisory data and information.
Mathematical Aptitude: Requires the ability to perform addition, subtraction,
multiplication, and division; the ability to calculate decimals and percentages;
the ability to utilize principles of fractions; and the ability to interpret
Functional Reasoning: Requires the ability to apply principles of influence
systems, such as motivation, incentive, and leadership, and to exercise
independent judgment to apply facts and principles for developing approaches and
techniques to resolve problems. The ability to problem solve while under great
pressure when in an emergency situation.
Situational Reasoning: Requires the ability to exercise judgment, decisiveness
and creativity in situations involving the evaluation of information against
sensory, judgmental, or subjective criteria, as opposed to that which is clearly
measurable or verifiable.
Physical Ability: Tasks require the ability to exert light physical effort in
sedentary to light work, but which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing
and/or pulling of objects and materials of light weight (5-10 pounds) to heavy
weight (up to 50 pounds). Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a
keyboard or work station. This position may also require climbing ladders and
roofs and working up to 40’ high.
Sensory Requirements: Some tasks require the ability to perceive and
discriminate colors or shades of colors, sounds, and visual cues or signals.
Some tasks require the ability to communicate orally.
Environmental Factors: Tasks may require exposure to such environmental
conditions as dirt, dust, pollen, odors, wetness, humidity, rain, fumes,
temperature and noise extremes, machinery, vibrations, electric currents and
traffic hazards while on construction sites.
This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills,
duties, requirements, efforts or working conditions associated wit this job.
While this job description is intended to be an accurate reflection of the
current job management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that
other or different tasks are performed when circumstances change. This job
description replaces all previous descriptions for this position.
The Housing Authority of the County of Santa Clara (HACSC) is an Equal
Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion,
sex, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, familial status,
national origin, veteran status or any other consideration protected by federal,
state or local laws. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the
Authority will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with
disabilities. If you need an accommodation to complete the application process
please contact the Authority’s Human Resources Department by either visiting the
Authority at 505 West Julian Street, San Jose, California, 95110, or calling
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