Housing Manager Job at Petaluma, Sonoma County, California

Housing Manager

City of Petaluma , California

Job Information 


City Manager

Senior Level


$104,963.04 - $127,567.44 Annually

Application Deadline 


09/29/2020 11:59 PM PDT

Recruitment Type 

Open Competitive


Manages, plans, and monitors all of the City’s housing programs and provides highly technical policy analysis and staff assistance related to housing programs and policies.

Class Characteristics
General direction is provided by a higher-level manager in the City Manager’s Office; responsibilities include the direct and indirect supervision of lower level professional, technical, and support services personnel and consultants.
Housing Manager is distinguished from the Housing Administrator by its management responsibilities for division operations and activities and performance of the full range of duties and responsibilities of the City’s housing programs. The incumbent exercises independent judgment in the development, implementation, and management of assigned programs.


Manage the City’s housing and other assigned programs; manage and participate in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for the Housing division.
Interpret, apply, and explain federal, state, and local regulations and statutes relative to assigned program areas.
Coordinate and oversee City efforts with housing development companies to implement affordable housing projects.
Prepare and present detailed policy and legislative analyses, including reports and recommendations to the City Manager, City Council, and a variety of boards/commissions/committees, community and business organizations, and other public agencies regarding housing programs, projects, funding, and the City’s Housing Element of the General Plan.
Negotiate and manage contracts, including development agreements and affordable housing agreements; monitor for compliance with adopted programs, such as Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME.
Develop requests for proposals and evaluate proposals relating to affordable housing.
Coordinate with community organizations, public officials, consultants, non-profit groups, developers, real estate agents, and others to develop and implement housing projects and programs; assist in creating new housing programs and projects.
Act as a liaison to the City’s homeless service providers and related non-profits.
Assist with monitoring and retaining certification of the City’s housing programs, including the General Plan Housing Element and the Housing and Urban Development CDBG Consolidated Plan.
Complete the annual Redevelopment Agency reports as required.
Manage the City's CDBG program and other Housing Urban Development (HUD) grants and programs.
Administer the City’s First Time Homebuyer program; prepare and provide information to homeowners and financial institutions.
Prepare, administer, and monitor all Housing fund budgets and subrecipient agreements; prepare and submit all required documents necessary for the administration of the CDBG program.
Prepare grant applications and program reports.
Prepare staff reports, correspondence, notices, resolutions, ordinances, and other written materials.
Respond to and provide assistance to City staff and community-based subrecipient agencies regarding assigned programs.
Supervise the City's Comprehensive Housing Affordability Strategy and Annual Final Statement.
Act as liaison with the HUD offices, other CDBG agencies, and other City, county, state, and federal agencies.
Select, train, motivate, and evaluate assigned personnel; provide or coordinate staff training; provide performance improvement counseling and/or recommend corrective action.
Perform related duties as assigned.


Knowledge of:
Federal, state, and local laws, codes, regulations, and ordinances relating to assigned program areas.
Principles and practices of public administration, including budgeting and program management.
Financial analysis techniques and research methods related to housing activities; report writing.
Principles of project management.
Negotiating and public relations techniques.
Development and presentation of service level options.
Basic construction methods and terminology and construction financing techniques.

Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and databases.

Education and Experience
Any combination equivalent to the education and experience likely to provide the required knowledge and abilities would be qualifying. A typical way to gain such knowledge and abilities would be:
A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in planning, business administration, public administration, or a related field is required. A Master's degree with major course work in a related field is desirable.
Five years of increasingly responsible experience in affordable housing or a related field.  

Possession of a valid California Class C driver’s license.

Physical Demands and Working Environment

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit at desk and in meetings for long periods of time; talk or hear, in person, in meetings and by telephone; use hands and fingers to handle, feel or operate standard office equipment; and reach with hands and arms. Intermittently, twist to reach equipment surrounding desk; bend, stoop, or crouch; perform simple grasping and fine manipulation; use telephone, write, or use a keyboard to communicate through written means; operate an automobile to attend various meetings and workshops. Occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Requires the ability to work in an office environment where the noise level is usually moderate. While performing duties, the employee is regularly required to explain and interpret codes, policies and procedures; interact with City management, other governmental officials, contractors, vendors, employees, and the public.


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