Salt Lake City

  • HOUSING & NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT POLICY AND PROGRAM MANAGER

    Requisition ID
    2018-3865
    Department
    COMMUNITY AND NEIGHBORHOODS
    Minimum Salary
    USD $66,115.00/Yr.
    Maximum Salary
    USD $90,281.00/Yr.
    Post End Date
    11/21/2018
    Location
    US-UT-Salt Lake City
  • Overview

    Reporting to the Director of Housing and Neighborhood Development (HAND), incumbent assists in formulating strategic management, disposition, oversight, and development projects related to city-owned assets, federal grants, housing programs and/or land. Oversees implementation of policy decisions, budget management, and finance tools as they relate to the delivery of all programs and activities. Works strategically within the division to achieve the goals of HAND and invested internal & external stakeholders. Participates in the strategic planning, budget, team collaboration, and policy formation for one or more areas of HAND.

     

    This classification is reserved for highly-responsible management positions requiring knowledge, training, and experience in handling large financial transactions and managing processes associated with working in a regulatory environment such as the mortgage industry or federally funded/guided programs. Knowledge of software applications, city and federal property acquisition rules and regulations, and the ability to direct, supervise, and motivate employees are required. Must have the ability to communicate effectively with various public and private organizations. 

    Responsibilities

    Incumbents perform any combination of the duties listed below, depending on assigned workgroup:

     

    • Manages and oversees programs related the mission and functions of Housing & Neighborhood Development such as the development and disposition of city owned land, affordable housing projects, capital improvement program, impact fees, and community development.
    • Proposes policies and programs to improve housing conditions and develop affordable housing in the City; supervises financial transactions, contractual agreements, expenditures and receipts; develops requests for proposals, evaluation criteria and contract specifications; develops policies and procedures to ensure compliance with HUD guidelines federal programs.
    • Negotiates program solutions and contracts for complex housing projects in collaboration with subordinate staff and internal stakeholders. This includes meeting with developers, nonprofit organizations, and staff on complex project issues to explain regulations and processes and identify appropriate direction.
    • Participates in structuring, obtaining, and developing financing opportunities using federal grants, bond financing, loans, and other funding mechanisms. Creates, analyzes, and implements financial proformas.
    • Collaborates extensively with all City departments, Mayor’s Office, and City Council to implement master plans, the capital facilities plan and the impact fee facility plan. Supervises the implementation, administration and close-out of capital projects.
    • Oversees City-owned property development strategies, including strategic planning of City real estate activities: acquisition, disposition and leasing for all City departments. Ensures compliance of funding and projects whether related to federal funds or general funds.
    • Responsible for the planning, program design and implementation of city and federally funded programs and special projects. Develops requests for proposal, evaluation criteria and contract specifications for awarding loans to housing providers and owners. Interprets, implements and supervises HUD’s guidelines and tracks all regulatory changes.
    • Manages the division’s community programs. Meets with community councils and other groups to explain housing development plans and receive feedback. Oversees projects to ensure compatibility with existing neighborhoods and suitability of the project for affordable housing.   Builds and strengthens relationships and serves as a developer liaison ensuring projects receive maximum public benefit.  Creates opportunities for the use of the city funding programs. 
    • Develops relationships with various private banking sources to provide adequate funding for departmental projects. Negotiates rates and terms of lending agreements. Reviews, prepares and amends all HUD-funded housing contracts and agreements between the City and private lenders, contractors, homeowners, nonprofits and other parties that conduct business within HAND.  Coordinates with the City Attorney’s office to ensure changes in rules and regulations are included in the current version of all housing contracts and agreements.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, Public Administration, Planning, Real Estate, or a related field plus five (5) years’ work-related experience, two (2) of which must be in a supervisory capacity. Education and experience may be substituted one for another, on a year-for-year basis.
    • An understanding of federal grant programs, including CDBG, HOME, HOPWA, and ESG and the reporting and monitoring requirements for these programs.
    • Familiarity with real estate development and current trends including the acquisition and disposition of properties, leases, easements, appraisals, and environmental studies. Understand trends and opportunities as they apply to housing markets, funding from federal and local grants, the City budget process, etc.
    • Ability to understand financing tools such as grants, loans, bonds, etc. Ability to evaluate and analyze complex financial problems and make appropriate recommendations or decisions.
    • Ability to obtain and disseminate data, quickly identify needs in the community, and create and implement strategy to meet those needs. Well organized, detail oriented, and have the ability to meet specific deadlines and manage relevant federal requirements.
    • Ability to manage and inspire multiple teams of staff members who are responsible for various operations of the division. Ability to clearly explain expectations to employees and follow-up with staff to ensure that the division’s goals are being achieved.
    • Understand how to develop and administrate complex budgets.
    • Ability to understand the division’s mission and develop and refine the business processes to achieve that mission.  Must be able to objectively evaluate program processes and outcomes.
    • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills. Must be able to effectively present in front groups, boards, community-based organizations, Mayor’s office, and City Council.

     PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Master’s degree in Business Administration, Real Estate Development, Public Administration or a related field.

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