City of Hyattsville – Housing Manager

  • Housing Manager
  • Hyattsville, MD
  • Filing Deadline: open until filled

FLSA: Exempt | Grade 117

Salary Range: $79,816 – $86,819

(Commensurate with exp and education)

NATURE OF WORK:

This position is responsible for managing and developing the City of Hyattsville’s affordable housing and rent stabilization programs, and developing strategic initiatives to support services and programs focused on helping residents achieve and maintain housing stability and self-sufficiency.

This position serves under the direction of the Director of Business and Economic Development and is responsible for aligning priorities in accordance with direction and policy outlined by the Mayor and City Council.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Manages and oversees the housing division to include developing work plans and supervising the housing staff.
  • Assists in the development and implementation of housing goals, objectives, policies, and procedures.
  • Researches, develops, and recommends policies and procedures that will form the basis of the divisions affordable housing program.
  • Develops a City-wide affordable housing strategy based on best practices; and local, regional, state, and federal programs.
  • Develops and maintains partnerships with community organizations, landlords, and other stakeholders to expand affordable housing opportunities and resources.
  • Creates and assesses initiatives that span across the housing continuum, including but not limited to, rental housing, home ownership, foreclosures, and homelessness.
  • Works with landlords and tenants to ensure compliance with the City’s Rent Stabilization legislative policies and to help resolve landlord-tenant issues.
  • Tracks the compliance and annual reporting of the Rent Stabilization program with landlords.
  • Responsible for staying up to date on existing resources for homeowners and tenants related to housing concerns such as tenant rights, housing repair programs, first-time buyer resources, etc.
  • Researches and analyzes housing programs and drafts reports on a variety of housing topics.
  • Works with the development community and other agencies to bring forward innovative strategies that will further the City’s affordable housing goals.
  • Facilitate efforts that advocate and incentivize the creation of a more diverse and affordable housing stock.
  • Act as the primary contact for projects related to affordability.
  • Partners with public and private agencies to coordinate local efforts to serve low to moderate income households and to help develop and implement paths to end homelessness in the City.
  • Review and evaluate current policies and codes related to affordable housing and make recommendations to update and/or revise to better reflect the City’s affordable housing goals.
  • Represents the division and department to outside agencies and organizations.
  • Prepares and presents comprehensive reports and memorandums.
  • Works with the grant writing team to identify and apply for new sources of funding to further the impact of Affordable Housing supportive services and programs.
  • Assist in the development of a “Homes for All” webpage, incorporating local affordable housing data and mapping.
  • Manages and monitors assigned contracts/consultants for services and monitors their progress.

SUPERVISION RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Housing Specialist
  • Affordable Housing support staff
  • Rent Analysis Consultant

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • Ability to supervise and direct the work of others.
  • Ability to interpret federal, state, and local regulations or program guidelines.
  • Knowledge and experience in Community Block Grant (CDBG), HUD regulations, and state and federal housing assistance programs.
  • Knowledge of real estate markets and trends.
  • Ability to effectively administer a comprehensive housing program including affordable housing and rent stabilization.
  • Knowledge of the codes, rules and regulations governing landlord-tenant affairs.
  • Knowledge of tenant rights.
  • Knowledge of grant management principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of pertinent local, state, and federal laws, rules, and regulations related to affordable housing.
  • Experienced in developing and delivering public presentations.
  • Skills in planning, scheduling, and project management.
  • Skills in conflict resolution and negotiating and facilitating meetings.
  • Ability to analyze and present complex technical information to community stakeholders, residents, and City Council.
  • Ability to plan, establish and monitor schedules, coordinate work of others and meet established deadlines, within budget.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and deliver on schedule.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • BA/BS in related fields such as human or social services, public administration, business administration, public policy, and urban planning.
  • Three years of professional experience in affordable housing management, social services, or real estate, single-family and/or multi-family residential real estate development or affordable housing finance.
  • A minimum of 3 years supervisory experience.

PREFERENCE MAY BE GIVEN FOR:

  • Direct experience with the Community Block Grant Program.
  • Management of Housing and Community Development Programs.
  • Experience working with Low Income Housing Tax Credit Programs.
  • Experience in municipal, county, or state, housing and infrastructure management and programs.
  • Is bilingual preferably English and Spanish.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT:

The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Work involves walking, talking, hearing, using hands to handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms. Vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. The employee may be required to push, pull, lift, or carry up to 40 pounds. The noise level is moderate.

LICENCES AND CERTIFICATION:

Valid driver’s license required.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

This class specification should not be interpreted as all-inclusive. It is intended to identify the essential functions and requirements of this job. Incumbents may be requested to perform job-related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in this specification. Any essential function or requirement of this class will be evaluated as necessary should an incumbent/applicant be unable to perform the function or requirement due to a disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Reasonable accommodation for the specific disability will be considered for the incumbent/applicant when possible.

HOW TO APPLY:

To be considered candidates must submit the City of Hyattsville job application, which is available here, along with a resume, cover letter, and three professional references to the attention of Jerome Joyner, Director of Human Resources to employment@hyattsville.org.

BENEFITS INCLUDE:

  • Maryland State Retirement Program (employee and city contributory plan)
  • Employer-supported Defined Contribution Programs (401a and 457)
  • Insurance (Health, Prescription, Life, AD&D, Dental & Vision) including FSA & dependent care.
  • Annual and sick leave accruals
  • Paid holidays, 11 annually.
  • Direct deposit
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Training and professional educational opportunities
  • Annual bonus incentives for employees who reside in the city, are bilingual and/or use green transportation methods.