: Euclid Technology Director of Development

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The Reno Housing Authority provides a stable foundation for low-income families to maintain their independence, plan for long-term goals, and achieve self-sufficiency by carrying out our mission with compassion and professional excellence.

The Director of Development is responsible for all aspects of the Reno Housing Authority’s construction activities including the development of new multi-family housing needs, renovation of existing units and Capital Improvements. Salary range $78,000 - $110,000 with excellent benefits package. 

For complete job description and employment application, please visit our website at www.renoha.org.  Candidates should submit cover letter, resume and employment application to Hillary Ratto, Human Resources Specialist at hratto@renoha.org.  




  • Assists in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies and priorities, and the monitoring and evaluation of progress and performance of the department.
  • Prepares budget submissions for HUD approval and oversees the identification and prioritization of physical needs and the development of the five-year Capital Fund Program (CFP) budget. 
  • Administers and directs the development of plans and specifications for contracting capital improvements and rehabilitation of Authority properties. Initiates resolution of construction problems and change orders for approval of Contracting Officer and authorizes modifications of standard specifications to meet field demands.
  • Administration of current programs.  Develops and implements new programs.  Recommends procedural and budgetary changes as required.
  • Acts as the 504 Coordinator and addresses requests and/or complaints regarding reasonable accommodations and fair housing concerns from program participants and applicants. Conducts needs assessment and works with program managers and staff to develop plans to meet the needs of individuals with disabilities.
  • Supervises department staff involved in the development, modernization and construction of agency projects.
  • Monitors modernization and rehabilitation funding and tracks costs obligated and incurred.  Reviews payment requests for accuracy and compliance.
  • Maintains records and prepares required reports for agency projects and writes and assists in the preparation of grant applications.
  • Monitors procedures to ensure compliance with HUD regulations and agency policy compliance and completes reports as required.
  • Periodically inspects the Authority’s administrative facilities to evaluate future needs and maintenance requirements.
  • Develops and monitors internal department audit procedures and coordinates correspondence between the Authority, contractors and A& E firms.
  • Creates and supervises the development of construction and A&E documents including standard boiler plate for bid specifications, contracts, notices to proceed, change orders, time extensions, stop work orders and contract settlement documents.
  • Monitors contractor compliance to Davis Bacon Wage Determination Act and adherence to the Authority’s Section 3 hiring requirements.
  • Confers with federal officials relative to plans, construction proposals, financing and budgets, and provides information and briefings to City Councils, County Commissioners, Planning Commissions, Advisory Boards, and other official groups as necessary.
  • Provides oversight, physical and financial evaluation of land and properties, obtains information and analyzes land use, including ownership, zoning, compliance with master plan, special use permit requirements, clear title, environmental problems, flood zone, airport noise, utility availability, and compiles required applications.
  • Reviews work orders and refers them to the appropriate maintenance staff, works with Asset Managers to evaluate and provide for maintenance of projects, and coordinates the implementation of quality control inspections.
  • Selects, trains, supervises, counsels, evaluates, and when necessary, recommends discipline or dismissal of department personnel in accordance with approved policies and procedures.


  • A four year degree from an accredited college or university in the field of architecture, engineering or construction management, or a closely related field.
  • At least three years of supervisory experience including projects related to development at a Public Housing Authority (PHA), or a combination of the following:

        a. Maintenance of public housing, assisted housing, or other rental housing programs.

        b. Building maintenance

        c. Construction contracting.

        d. Foreman level in any building trades.

  • An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this position will be considered.


  • Knowledge of construction and contract administration.
  • Knowledge of federal regulations pertaining to procurement and HUD Capital Fund Program.
  • Knowledge of civil, mechanical and electrical engineering, architecture, and allied fields.
  • Knowledge of the principles, practices and objectives of public housing, maintenance and the care of grounds, construction and modernization.
  • Ability to plan and coordinate a program involving diversified activities.
  • Ability to conduct and direct administrative and supervisory inspections of maintenance work.
  • Ability to prepare budget estimates and reports.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with Housing Authority employees, residents, other agencies and the general public.
  • Ability to communicate tactfully and effectively in both written and verbal form in English, and preferably also in Spanish.


  • Ability to work in a typical office setting and operate standard office equipment, including computers, printers, telephones, copiers, and calculators.
  • Must be able to lift and/or carry objects and/or materials up to 25 lbs.
  • Ability to travel to different sites and locations as required to perform job requirements or obtain agency-directed training.
  • Possession of a valid Nevada driver’s license with a good driving record.

The Reno Housing Authority is an affirmative action employer.  It is the policy and the intent of the Reno Housing Authority to provide equality of opportunity in employment for all persons; to prohibit dis­crimination because of race, color, reli­gion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, genetic information, military or veteran status or national ori­gin, in all aspects of its personnel policies, programs, practices, operations, and in all its working conditions and relationships with employees and applicants for employment.

Job ID
Job Title
Director of Development
Start Date
Application Deadline
Salary Range
$78000.00 - $110000.00
Job Major Category
Job Posting
Job Location
Reno, NV

Contact Information

Ratto, Hillary
Phone Number
(775) 329-3630
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