Housing Construction Manager

  • 104322

SUMMARY: Under general supervision, this position supervises the staff and oversees the activities related to the City’s Housing rehabilitation, owner-occupied and rental and new constructions projects; may perform related duties as assigned.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge skills, and other characteristics. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by incumbents of this class.)

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (which are not in any hierarchical order)
  • Ensures compliance with federal, state, and local regulations relevant to the City’s housing development projects and activities under the federal and state entitlement grant programs and discretionary grant programs in which it participates.
  • Set-up and maintains annual action plans and related projects and activities relating to construction and project management for each of the City’s federal grant programs in HUD’s Integrated Disbursement and Information System, including establishing projects and related funding for all programs wit the City’s approved Consolidated Annual Action Plans and amendments.
  • Responsible for maintaining all activities representing the implementation of the projects.
  • Supervises staff, including scheduling work assignments and field inspections, approval of work specifications, change orders and invoices for payment, resolution of homeowner/contractor disputes, and prepare performance evaluations of contractors and staff.
  • Assists in responding to special requests from HUD, the State, City Administration, other departments and HCD assignments as needed, including preparation of agenda items, responding to audit findings and responding to public information requests.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.
  • Knowledge of policies and procedures; state and federal regulations as they pertain to affordable housing and the City’s entitlement program.
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of neighborhood revitalization and stabilization.
  • Knowledge of proper procedures used in housing and final counseling activities.
  • Knowledge of management, administrative, and supervisory methods, practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge of general office machines, computer hardware, software and peripherals.
  • Skill in supervising, evaluating, training and motivating employees.
  • Skills in housing project finance and development and mortgage loan administration.
  • Skill in utilizing verbal and written communication in the development of presentations, management or regulatory agency reports, contracts and requests for proposals, etc.
  • Ability to comprehend technical federal and state regulations and policies.
  • Ability to research and compile reports.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work is performed mostly in an office setting. While performing the duties the employee is frequently required to talk or hear, sit, use repetitive motions of hands and/or fingers, handle, feel, or operate objects, tools, or controls, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, push, pull, lift, finger, grasp, lift and/or move light objects (up to 10 pounds), and perform other similar actions during the course of the work day. The City of West Palm Beach promotes a drug/alcohol free work environment through the use of mandatory pre-employment drug testing.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Business Administration, Planning, Economic Development, Public Administration, Social Sciences, or related field and five (5) years experience in administering federal and state housing and community development programs, including two (2) years direct supervision, or any equivalent combination of training and experience. A valid state of Florida driver’s license is required.

FLSA Code: E
B/U: None
Last revision date: April 2008