• Housing Development Officer

    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(2 weeks ago)
    Req ID
    2018-15443
    Dept
    Neighborhood Development
    Position
    Regular Full-Time
    Location
    CITY OF BOSTON: DEPT OF NEIGH DEV (DND)
    Salary Min
    59,259.04
    Salary Max
    85,650.59
    Union
    SU2
    Openings
    1
    Contact Email
    CATHLEEN.COLEMAN-FIUMARA@boston.gov
  • Overview:

    Brief Job Description (essential functions of the job):


     


    Under the direct supervision of the Senior Housing Development Officer, the Housing Development Officer is responsible for all appropriate project and program management activities related to DND's housing development and preservation efforts. In addition, this position will manage the Grassroots program, which provides grant funds, City-owned land, and technical assistance to neighborhood groups and non-profits that want to organize, develop, own, manage, and maintain community gardens and open space in low and moderate income neighborhoods.

    Responsibilities:

    Primary Responsibilities and Tasks


     



    • Prepares and reviews requests for proposals and manages the property disposition process.

    • Performs developer selection and negotiation and ensure compliance with program, project and funding requirements, as well as, policy standards.

    • Oversee projects through community process, public approvals and permits, into and through closing, construction, sales (or rent-up) coordinating with other City Agencies and approvals.

    • Coordinates projects and/or programs at appropriate points with the project team and divisional and agency staff.

    • Performs financial structuring, and restructuring for workouts, including appropriate use(s), costs, affordability, public subsidy and public benefits.

    • Works with staff to process funding requests, awards, commitments, requisitions and contract payments.

    • Maintains project files, prepares project status reports, prepares updates for the Directors Tracking.

    • Prepares and coordinates applications for state and federal resources, including housing grants and loans, rental assistance, and/or public services.

    • Manages programs that involve negotiations and coordination among multiple public and private agencies.

    • Prepares, negotiates, and administers public service and rental assistance contracts with non-profit organizations.

    • Assists with policy development pertaining to housing and housing-related services.

    • Performs related work as required.

    Minimum Entrance Qualifications:

    Minimum Entrance Qualifications


     



    •  At least (2) years experience in real estate development or finance.

    •  Familiarity with principles of real estate finance, real estate development and management, housing construction and rehabilitation, and mortgage financing.

    •  Working knowledge of federal and state regulations for housing and community development programs and resources.

    •  Familiarity with Boston neighborhoods and history, housing and community development issues, public housing subsidy programs, and city government.

    •  Familiarity with computerized word processing and spreadsheet programs.

    •  Strong organizational, writing, negotiation, speaking, and interpersonal skills.

    •  Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on details as required by the job.

    •  Appropriate educational substitutions may be made.


    Terms:


    BOSTON RESIDENCY REQUIRED


     


    Union/Salary Plan/Grade: SEIU 888/N-22


    Hours Per Week: 35


     


     

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