Director, Housing and Community Development

    Fulton County Government
    September 26, 2019


    Fulton County Government is seeking a dynamic, change agent for our Director, Housing and Community Development vacancy. 

    Salary $115,212.00 - $172,819.00 annually. Position closes October 9, 2019.


    This position is responsible for a staff of 30+ with a budget of over $13 million.  The Director is charged with developing, directing and administering various housing and community development programs to meet the needs of the residents of Fulton County.  This will include grants administration, contract compliance and program management for all housing and community development programs. 

    Minimum Qualifications:

    Bachelor's Degree (Master's Degree preferred) in business or public administration, public policy, management, finance, marketing, economics, or a related field required; supplemented by ten years of  experience in planning and administering community development programs (including administering HOME, Housing and Urban Development - HUD, and Community Development Block Grant - CDBG  program grants), experience with turnaround Management and Project management;  and 7 years of  supervisory experience, or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.

    Specific License or Certification Required: 

    Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver's license. Professional certifications related to Housing and Urban Development regulations and HUD recognized financial systems are preferred including HUD Certification, Certified Public Management (CPM), Program Management( PM) and Six Sigma.

    Essential Functions: 

    The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.
    Supervises, directs, and evaluates assigned staff: makes hiring or termination decisions/recommendations; develops and oversees employee work schedules to ensure adequate coverage and control; compiles and reviews timesheets; approves/processes employee concerns and problems and counsels or disciplines as appropriate; assists with or completes employee performance appraisals; and trains staff in operations, policies, and procedures.
    Organizes, prioritizes, and assigns work; prioritizes and schedules work activities in order to meet objectives; ensures that subordinates have the proper resources needed to complete the assigned work; monitors status of work in progress and inspects completed work; consults with assigned staff to assist with complex/problem situations and provide technical expertise; and provides progress and activity reports to county management.
    Oversees the administration and contract compliance management of federal and local grant funds provided for community development, including Community Development Block Grant (CDBG); Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP); and HOME, Emergency Solutions, and other programs; and/or housing projects within Fulton County and its municipalities.
    Conducts comprehensive business studies and develops position papers, briefing memos, and complex written and oral reports for presentation to the County Manager, and Board of Commissioners to advise of issues and concerns affecting funding for affordable housing.
    Analyzes and interprets existing and proposed legislation affecting housing-related issues to determine their impact on Fulton County's programs and practices and to ensure federal and state compliance.
    Oversees Fulton County's Homeless Continuum of Care and other service assistance to those experiencing homelessness.
    Oversees grant administration: identifies and evaluates housing-related funding sources; directs the application process for federal and state funding and oversees grant-funding processes; and develops policies and procedures to govern grants and grant-funded programs; and oversees financial management of grant-funded projects, including preparing operating budgets, reporting, cost allocations, managing expenses, and ensuring appropriate audit controls.
    Oversees development of division budget: reviews previous year's expenditures, and determines budgetary needs for staffing, supplies, equipment, services, and/or capital improvements; confers with Deputy Director to monitor expenditures for budget compliance; and approves program expenditures prior to submission for payment.
    Develops action plans and creates strategies and methods for establishing policy for projects.
    Processes a variety of documentation associated with department/division operations, within designated timeframes and per established procedures: receives and reviews various documentation; reviews/approve documents created by subordinates; completes, processes, forwards or retains as appropriate.
    Prepares or completes various forms, reports, correspondence, and other documentation; compiles data for further processing or for use in preparation of department reports; and maintains computerized and/or hardcopy records.
    Maintains a current, comprehensive knowledge and awareness of applicable laws, regulations, principles and practices relating to Housing & Community Development; reads professional literature; maintains professional affiliations; and attends meetings, workshops, hearings, and training sessions as required.

    Qualified candidates must submit your application here