2-year project position, full-time with benefits. Applicant may have the ability to telework as agreed upon at time of hire.
The Port Angeles 2021-2022 Strategic Plan lists Housing/Homelessness as the number one Issue of Critical Importance (ICI#1). The desired goal is that every Port Angeles resident has a safe and affordable place to live. To support this goal the city must work in collaboration with the community to:
- Take concrete steps to increase housing units of all types, with a particular focus on affordable and permanent supportive housing.
- Provide appropriate services to Port Angeles residents experiencing homelessness.
To meet the goal of the Strategic Plan the City is looking to hire a 2-year Housing Coordinator.
Under the direction of the Community & Economic Development Director and City Manager’s Office, the Housing Coordinator will be primarily responsible for managing the City’s affordable housing programs and projects. The incumbent is accountable and responsible for the delivery of effective and efficient services to the public. This position serves as the City liaison to other Departments and community agencies on housing issues related to housing policy and provides City-wide leadership and coordination on housing policy issues. The position oversees and coordinates utilization of the City’s Housing Rehabilitation Fund including Affordable Housing Tax revenue and the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) income (specific to housing) including management and administration of grants awarded to the City for housing benefits and purposes. Additional responsibilities include being an advocate for the utilization of the City’s code incentives supporting housing and providing support to community housing groups and agencies that are actively working to add housing units within the City of Port Angeles, and other duties as assigned.
Primary Job Duties:
The primary focus areas of achievement for this position over a two-year period are outlined in the 2021-2022 Strategic Plan to include:
- The number and percentage increase in overall housing units.
- The number of unhoused people moving to housing.
- Established land use plan and policies to meet housing needs for all demographics over next 20 of years.
- The number of affordable units built.
- The percentage of family income spent on housing and utilities.
Additionally, this position will -
- Develop, implement, and administer the City’s Housing Action Plan to achieve community housing goals.
- Build relationships with community partners in the non-profit, public, and private sectors.
- Plan, organize, coordinate, and implement the work plan and policies related to the City’s housing policies, projects, and programs. Evaluate and recommend housing policies and procedures.
- Identify and execute needed studies to enable the city to make informed decisions about the affordable housing program and the implementation and administration of changes.
- Manages databases, including data entry, evaluation, and reporting of all federal housing and community development contracts.
- Analyze, plan, and facilitate the city permit and development review processing activities related to housing projects.
- Analyze, plan, and coordinate long-range planning activities as related to housing projects.
- Work closely with other departments to develop joint procedures and to solve administrative problems.
- Direct the monitoring of contracts with other governmental agencies and community-based organizations as they relate to the City’s housing programs; formulate improvements and implement changes within the program; consult with the Department Head and other management staff on work programs, schedules, policies, and housing program development; represent the program at meetings.
- Administer consultant contracts related to housing needs, including preparing Request for Proposal and Scope of Work documents, participating in consultant selection, overseeing contract compliance and payments.
- Research grant funding opportunities and assists with grant writing proposals to enhance the City’s affordable housing resources, implements grants as assigned.
- Prepare program proposals, web content, analyses, publications, visual aids, displays, newsletters, and activity progress reports.
For complete list of duties assigned, see job description.
Salary: Management/Non-represented salary schedule range M24 $65,490 - $78,278 annual salary (placement within the range is dependent upon qualifications), plus benefits.
To Apply: Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest and resume to Human Resources by January 28, 2022. COPA is an E.O.E.
Please contact Abbi Fountain, HR Manager for more information at 360-417-4510 or email email@example.com.
Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration, Planning, Finance, Business, Social Sciences, or a closely related field.
Experience: Considerable (3-5 years) experience in program management, affordable housing programs, community housing, planning, public policy, real estate finance or development, business administration, or economic development.
Licenses or Certificates: Must possess or can possess within one month of hire date, a State Driver’s License.
A combination of the experience and education listed below which provides an equivalent background to perform the work of this position will be considered.