: Euclid Technology Housing Director

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Description

OPENING DATE: 04/17/19 
CLOSING DATE: Continuous 

This position is advertised from the minimum to the maximum hourly rate. Salary will be determined based on education and experience at the time of offer.
 
NATURE OF WORK:

Under administrative direction of the County Administrator, performs work of considerable difficulty in planning and directing the functions, staff and programs of public housing; the employment relationship of incumbents in this position is "at will", and as such, the employee may be terminated at any time, for any reason, with or without cause; this position has department specific responsibility.


EXAMPLE OF WORK:
(Illustrative Only) Plans, organizes, coordinates and supervises the operations of the federal funded public housing programs such as Public Housing, Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers, Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH), Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Resident Opportunity and Self-Sufficiency (ROSS) program, management of work force housing programs, and development and implementation of an overall housing strategy for community, and new programs; responsible for the coordination and supervision of the staff activities and the implementation of HUD's Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program, other programs for affordable rental or ownership housing; prepares the conceptual program designs, soliciting participation in programs, coordination for proposals with various city, state and federal agencies for approval of funding assistance, developing strategies for joint participation and financial planning, site and structural design analysis; negotiates the development agreements with private developers, economic viability analyses, and oversight of constructions and redevelopment budgets, and facility management; develops and implements strategies for private developer and non-profits organization funding assistance; develops and implements housing policies and assistance programs in compliance with U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) regulations; submits program applications, financial reports, and budget documentation to HUD authorities; manages the processing of Housing Assistance Payment Program (HAP) applications and administers disbursement of funds; develops general maintenance programs and oversees quality standards inspections for public housing units; responsible for the grants administration and federal and state compliance including administering grant funds and programs internally and externally; ensures compliance with all federal and state regulations; prepares proposals and grant applications to various funding sources including program development, performance monitoring, compliance with contract provisions, disbursement of funds, and program definition/solution. Directs major repair, maintenance and modifications to existing public housing units; consults with contractors, engineers, and architects on major construction projects; prepares Requests for Proposals (RFP) and technical specifications for competitive bidding of vendor supplies and contracted services; meets regularly with County leaders to offer support and guidance; analyzes and evaluates issues and proposals; recommends and implements solutions; submits recommendations for improving the organization's functions and processes; researches and presents information to the Board of Supervisors and executive management of the County; works closely with HUD and provides recommendations as desired; may assists in the national training, orientation, planning or development seminars, conferences, and workshops; reviews proposed laws and regulations and recommend changes and/or improvements; serves as a liaison between various regional organizations and state and federal agencies; serves on committees, task forces and other groups; develops strategic plans and tactical goals for the department; determines scope and priorities of projects; coordinates resources required to achieve goals; monitors and assesses operating results, recommends any necessary and prudent modifications, and facilitates processes that result in the elimination of duplicate resources; plans and develops department's policies and procedures; provides leadership, direction and guidance to the department managers and staff through appropriate delegation and work supervision; meets regularly with them to discuss work performance, technical issues, strategies and procedures; assures a productive work environment; assures that effective communications and participative decision making occur; meets with residents concerning complaints and/or grievances and advises them of their rights to hearings according to the Authority Program's procedures; interprets laws and regulations; assures department's activities are in compliance with all laws, policies, regulations, and the County's strategic directions; regular and reliable attendance is required; performs other duties as assigned.


EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION:
Bachelor's Degree in Public Administration, Urban Planning, or closely related field; AND seven (7) years of experience in housing, finance, planning, and public administration; AND five (5) years in management capacity; AND HUD training in housing inspection; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience; must have Public Housing Manager (PHM) Certification; must possess and maintain a valid driver's license; requires successful completion of a background check.


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of: County policies and procedures; Yuma County organization, operations, policies and procedures; federal, state and local laws, codes and ordinances pertaining to low-rent housing such as HUD, Housing Assistance Payment program, Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) rental assistance program, and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations; application and administration procedures for Community Development Block Grants (CDBG); the building trades; principles and practices of management; principles and practices of accounting; operation of water and sewer treatment plants.

Skill in: Developing and implementing procedures for cost effective management of allocated resources; analyzing issues and preparing recommendations based on findings; creating a work environment that fosters teamwork and a business-like acumen; assigning and leading the work of others at a Department level; writing and negotiating grants and applications; interpreting HUD regulations and guidelines to determine compliance; reading and interpreting blue prints; preparing bid specifications for major construction projects; meeting and dealing tactfully with the people of varied socioeconomic backgrounds.

Ability to: Research and write detailed reports; use modern office equipment and computers; react to the diversity of various county agencies; work well with people of varied socio-economic backgrounds; communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing; speak effectively to large groups and public bodies; establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other agencies and the public; perform the essential functions of the job specifications with or without a reasonable accommodation.

Working Environment: The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands: occasional lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling; some stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling; and significant fine finger dexterity; generally the job requires 60% sitting, 20% walking and 20% standing; working at a computer monitor for extended periods required; the job is performed under minimal temperature variations and in a generally hazard free environment.
 
EOE/AA/ADAAA/M/F/V/D DRUG FREE WORKPLACE

Job ID
1861
Job Title
Housing Director
Application Deadline
09/26/2019
Salary Range
$39.58 - $62.55
Job Major Category
Job Posting
Job Location
Yuma, AZ
Website
www.yumacountyaz.gov 

Contact Information

Name
Arciniega, Jessica
Phone Number
(928) 373-1119
Email
jessica.arciniega@yumacountyaz.gov 
Best Method of Contact
EMAIL