Housing & Community Development Manager

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Make a difference in the community you live in! As a Community Builder—an employee with the City of Gainesville— you will have a direct hand in building and improving your community and making a visible impact on the lives of your neighbors. Working for local government is more than a job, it’s a chance to contribute to community success and to help enhance the Gainesville way of life.

Job Description:


This is managerial work planning, coordinating, directing and implementing all administrative operations and program activities of the Housing and Community Development Division in the Neighborhood Improvement Department.

The Housing and Community Development Manager serves at the will of the City Manager and may be appointed or removed at will by the City Manager.  Work in this class is distinguished from other classes by its emphasis on the management of the City’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME), State Housing Initiative Partnership (SHIP) Programs and other related programs.


This section of the job description is not intended to be a comprehensive list of duties and responsibilities of the position.  The omission of a specific job function does not absolve an employee from being required to perform additional tasks incidental to or inherent in the job.  Performance of lower level duties may be required.


Plans, directs, coordinates and administers all program activities and personnel relating to the City’s Housing and Community Development division in accordance with all applicable laws, rules, regulations and directions from City government.

Ensures, through monitoring of programs, ongoing review and compliance with federal, state, local and other related regulations.

Prepares, submits, and manages annual departmental budget and supplemental budgets.

Negotiates and monitors the administration of contracts and agreements with other departments and agencies.

Makes long- and short-range plans for the division.

Oversees the development, revision, evaluation, and implementation of operational policies and procedures to ensure the City’s program compliance with federal, state, local and other related laws, ordinances, regulations, and policies.

Recommends and implements new and revised policies to respond to service needs; establishes goals and objectives and supervises the preparation of the division’s annual program plans and ensures that provision of services is in compliance with applicable federal, state and local statutes, rules, and regulations.

Directs and coordinates the administration of grantee performance reports, the Integrated Disbursement and Information System (IDIS); SHIP Program tracking reports and other related reports and documents as required by federal, state, local and other grantors.
Monitors recordkeeping of program activities and beneficiaries.

Directs and coordinates grant application activities; directs the solicitation, evaluation, and allocation processes for federal, state, and local funds administered by the Housing and Community Development Division.

Directs staff in monitoring, reporting and evaluating activities relating to the expenditure of federal, state, local and/or other related funds.

Makes presentations at public meetings to City Commission, advisory boards, other organizations and the general public related to housing and community development programs.

Confers with related community groups, commissions, boards, government and non-profit agencies, financial institutions, developers and the public to identify goals and objectives for meeting community needs and project feasibility for funding.

Provides staff support to the Citizens Advisory Committee for Community Development, SHIP Affordable Housing Advisory Committee and/or other appointed boards, as required.

Analyzes and interprets Federal and State housing regulations and makes program recommendations to determine their impact on City policies, practices, programs and operations.

Works in close cooperation with related boards and commissions relating to housing, community and economic development programs.

Directs and coordinates program audit activities for outside agencies.  Oversees and prepares materials, reports and supporting documents; and implements findings and recommendations.

Responds to citizen concerns regarding program operations.

Supervises and coordinates activities of staff, including authority to hire, discharge and appraise performance.

Conducts and/or facilitates staff training and development programs.

Attends work on a continuous and regular basis.


Bachelor degree in business or public administration, finance, economics, planning, or related subject, and five (5) years of progressively responsible federal, state or local government experience in planning, developing and implementing housing, community development and/or neighborhood revitalization, including three (3) years of responsible supervisory or managerial experience; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities.



Valid Florida Driver License.



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