DIRECTOR OF HOUSING 5168
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
An employee in this class administers and coordinates a municipality's Housing and Urban Development Programs. The incumbent is responsible for program administration, program implementation, staffing and budget compliance and control. This position differs from Community Development and Housing Rehabilitation in that the Director of Housing oversees and coordinates all Affordable Housing Programs, both rental and ownership, all community development activities, both Housing and Urban Development Section 8 rentals and municipal-owned housing projects and all housing rehabilitation programs. The Director of Housing reports directly to the Town Board and work is reviewed through conferences and written reports. Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES
Oversees and coordinates affordable housing programs, community development activities, and Housing and Urban Development's Section 8 rental programs;
Directs the management of municipally-owned housing projects and related rehabilitation programs;
Researches project housing needs, and provides comprehensive planning reports to town officials;
Plans and implements the construction and sales of affordable housing units;
Administers community development programs including rental rehabilitating programs;
Provides liaison to government and private development agencies for all aspects of housing and development;
Provides management services for municipally-owned rental properties;
Maintains responsibility for staffing and budget compliance and control;
Prepares grant applications for government financing and meets with bank officials to obtain private section financing.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Comprehensive knowledge of local, state and federal laws and regulations relating to housing and community development programs; thorough knowledge of local planning, zoning and building requirements; good knowledge of real estate law and regulations; good knowledge of construction, architectural and urban planning techniques; good knowledge of recent developments, current literature and sources of information in public budgeting work; ability to prepare financial reports for development activity; ability to organize and execute complex housing development projects; ability to communicate effectively, both orally and writing; ability to analyze facts and to exercise good judgment in arriving at conclusions; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, professional colleagues, organizations, public officials and the general public; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.
Graduation from a college with federally-authorized accreditation or registration by NY State with a Master's degree and four (4) years of experience in government or private sector housing and urban development programs.
NOTE: Additional experience in government or private sector housing and urban development programs may be substituted for education on a year for year basis to a maximum of four (4) years.
Two (2) years of permanent competitive status as an Assistant Director of Housing.