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Project Manager I - Affordable Housing Development

Company: City of Anaheim
Location: Anaheim
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:


The City of Anaheim seeks a Project Manager Ito perform a variety of professional level duties and responsibilities involved in the administration of projects within the Affordable Housing Development division. The Affordable Housing Development division manages Rental New Construction, For Sale New Construction, Affordable Housing Preservation, and Acquisition & Rehabilitation programs. The Project Manager I will assist the Community Investment Manager and department with the implementation and compliance of affordable housing programs including affordable housing agreements, density bonus ordinance, and affordable housing residential design guidelines.

Candidates must possess one (1) year of responsible professional level experience in entitlements processing/development, affordable housing, urban planning, or grants administration. Supplemented by a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in business administration, public administration, urban planning, environmental science, or a related field. An ideal candidate will be an excellent communicator and possess a strong understanding of development and entitlement disciplines. Related municipal government / public agency work experience is highly desirable.

In order to allow the hiring manager to identify candidates that are best suited to advance to the interview round, applicants should include a resume and cover letter with their application and supplemental responses.


This is the entry level class in the Project Manager series. This class is distinguished from the Project Manager II by the performance of the more routine tasks and duties assigned to positions within the series. Since this class may be used as a training class, employees may have only limited related work experience. Advancement to the "II" level is based on demonstrated proficiency in performing the full range of assigned duties, and is at the discretion of higher level supervisory or management staff.

Essential Functions

The following functions are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed functions and/or may be required to perform additional or different functions from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.

Assist with the implementation and compliance of affordable housing programs including affordable housing agreements, density bonus ordinance, and development residential design guidelines; assist with working with other City departments for the implementation of priority sewer, water and other services for affordable housing.

Research grant application opportunities for the development of affordable housing projects; assist affordable housing developers with tax credit and other project financing applications including Federal and State funding.

Assist in the management of Housing Authority/Housing Successor-owned properties including lease management, tenant relocations, demolitions, and site clearance activities

Attend meetings with developers to discuss development proposals; discuss terms and conditions of various development, and/or affordable housing agreements; conduct financial analysis of developer proformas to determine project feasibility; make recommendations on project approval.

Assist with project budget, scope of work, and schedule of performance, and ensuring all required project entitlements and permits are obtained in a timely manner; monitor projects and agreements for compliance with federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and guidelines.

Coordinate with other City departments regarding affordable housing development requirements for various projects; assist with conducting outreach meetings with neighborhood and other groups to discuss the status of affordable housing development projects.

Prepare a variety of operational reports regarding proposed and existing affordable housing development projects; assist with the preparation and submittal of annual updates on affordable housing development accomplishments to the State of California; prepare various reports for submission to the Housing Commission, Planning Commission, Housing Authority and City Council.

Assist with post-construction management requirements of developments including tenant lease-up, compliance monitoring, and any other requirements set forth by the agreement.

Assist with managing development plans and designs for proposed affordable housing development projects; identify potential affordable housing development project sites.

Review professional services agreements; assist with ensuring compliance with project specifications and requirements and compliance with federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and guidelines; ensure timely processing and payment of invoices.

Assist with coordinating and updating of department cash flows and inventory on land held for resale.

Prepare and evaluate Request for Proposals/Request for Qualifications for site development and professional consultants.

Answer questions and respond to requests for information concerning affordable housing development projects from councils, commissions, developers, consultants, and the general public; investigate complaints and recommend corrective action as necessary to resolve complaints.

Analyze the impact of public improvement requirements on affordable housing development projects; assist with prioritizing and determining public improvement project completion dates.

Research and analyze information related to development projects; identify alternative approaches to affordable housing development activities; assist with overseeing and coordinating capital improvements for affordable housing development projects; review CEQA and NEPA environmental documents.

Analyze current and new legislation pertaining to affordable housing development projects; assist senior management staff in responding to various legislative issues affecting affordable housing development.

Perform related duties as required.


Experience and Education: One year (1) of responsible professional level experience in entitlements processing/development, affordable housing, urban planning, or grants administration, supplemented by a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in business administration, public administration, urban planning, environmental science, or a related field.

Knowledge of: Principles and practices of urban planning, affordable housing development, and architectural design; principles and practices of public infrastructure and capital improvements construction administration; methods and procedures of development and affordable housing development; principles and practices of contract administration; principles and practices of project and construction management; land use entitlement and building permit process for the development of affordable housing projects; principles and procedures of financial accounting, budgeting, and financial analysis; methods and techniques of effective technical, administrative, and financial record keeping, report preparation, and presentation; principles of business letter writing; pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations; office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and databases.

Ability to: Interpret construction administration documents and site plans; prepare plans, specifications, and bid documents; interpret and explain affordable housing development policies and procedures; understand, interpret, and apply general and specific administrative and departmental policies and procedures as well as applicable Federal, State, and local policies, laws, and regulations; properly interpret, ensure compliance with, and make recommendations in accordance with laws, regulations, and policies; analyze and interpret developer financial statements and proformas; work cooperatively with other departments, City officials, and outside agencies; respond tactfully, clearly, concisely, and appropriately to inquiries from the public, City staff, or other agencies on issues in area of responsibility; organize and prioritize timelines and project schedules; manage consultant contracts; prepare and administer project budgets; prepare clear and concise reports; operate and use modern office equipment including a computer and various software packages; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; and establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

License/Certification Required: Possession of a California Class C driver's license.

Supplemental Information


Applications will be accepted on a continuous basis until a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received. The deadline for the first review of applications is on Friday,June 4,2021 at 5:00PM. Applicants are encouraged to apply early. Applicants that apply after the first review are not guaranteed to be considered for this recruitment. This recruitment may close at any time without notice after the first review date.

The selection process will consist of a minimum of skills examination and oral interview.

The eligibility list established from this recruitment may also be used to fill the current and/or additional vacancies throughout the City.

Candidates must be specific and complete in describing their qualifications for this position. Failure to state all pertinent information may lead to elimination from consideration. Stating "See Resume" is not an acceptable substitute for a completed application.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo a reference / background check (to include a conviction record) and pass a post-offer pre-employment medical examination (which will include a drug/alcohol screening). The City of Anaheim utilizes E-Verify and new employees must provide documentation to establish both identity and work authorization.

Communication regarding your application and/or status will be sent to the email address listed on your application. Please check your email regularly throughout the recruitment process as you will not receive communications by any other method.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Keywords: City of Anaheim, Anaheim , Project Manager I - Affordable Housing Development, Other , Anaheim, California

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