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Class Title: Project Manager – Housing Development
Position Status: Full Time
FLSA Status: Exempt
Effective Date: February 2018

General Nature & Scope of Work

Under the supervision of the Director of Housing Development, performs a range of duties in support of the management of the development and construction process. Serves as a contact person for all entities involved in the development and construction of projects; may direct activities of Associate Project Manager and outside consultants. Performs feasibility analysis; secures all necessary development approvals, prepares documents and plans, and project financing applications. Oversees coordination of required materials for applications for project financing and department approvals, financing documents, and plans and documents prepared by outside engineers, architects, and consultants. Monitors performance of consultants on projects. Typically manages development projects of average complexity with moderate supervision.

Illustrative Examples of Work/Essential Functions

•   Perform feasibility analysis on proposed development projects
•   Serve as a contact person for project on development related issues for all entities involved with the construction project, including public and private lenders, City Planning, Building & Safety, Coastal Commission and others such as community groups
•   Oversees preparation of applications and coordinate required materials for applications for project financing and department approvals; including providing material for architects
•   Coordinate, supervise and may select project consultants, construction team members; oversee preparation of construction bidding and contract materials
•   Monitor and evaluate all phases of design and construction drawings, construction in progress, payments, change orders; ensure construction compliance
•   Negotiate with equity partners on investment terms and conditions in the syndication of low-income housing tax credits and other financing programs
•   May negotiate with public agencies and community groups, assist with coordinating selection of consultant team members
•   Coordinate tenant relocations
•   May provide public presentations of project
•   Coordinate with all public utility companies

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Knowledge of:
•   Standard methods, techniques used in project feasibility analysis, and in preparation and monitoring of construction projects and project financing
•   Applicable federal, state and local laws, codes, regulations, policies and procedures; familiarity with recent funding programs, regulations and requirements
•   Working understanding of financial pro formas
•   Working understanding of financing sources such as LIHTC, MHP, AHP
Skill Level:
•   Proficient in the use of personal computers and Microsoft Office products
•   Strong analytical and organizational skills
•   Experience with “hands on” responsibility for managing construction and development process for a housing project
•   Able to work well in team environment; excellent interpersonal skills for establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with employees, vendors, other departments and city staff, city officials and the public
Ability to:
•   Speak and write in English
•   Review and respond to construction and project financing applications
•   Review complex data and make appropriate recommendations for application procedures
•   Read, interpret, apply and explain codes, rules, regulations, policies and procedures
•   Monitor the work of outside vendors for compliance with scope of work contained in contracts
•   Able to work independently with moderate supervision

Education & Experience

A combination of education and related experience may substitute for education requirements.

•   Bachelor’s Degree in Development, Economics, Architecture, Public Administration, Planning, Real Estate, Business or related field, Master’s Degree preferred; and
•   2 or more years of progressive responsibility in real estate development or finance, or related experience such as affordable housing, finance, planning, community development, including 2-3 years of direct development experience in a significant role

Physical Demands/Working Conditions

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

•   Work is performed primarily in an office environment under pressure and requires the ability to quickly adjust to changing priorities and demands
•   While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and use a keyboard
•   Travel by various modes of private and commercial transportation within the region may be required
•   Occasional fieldwork is required
•   Must be physically capable of lifting, bending, climbing, standing and walking, especially pertaining to inspection of buildings where navigation of stairs, crawl spaces, attics, roofs, etc. will be required

The statements contained in this class specification reflect general details as necessary to describe the principle functions of this class, the level of knowledge and skill typically required, and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise to balance the work load.


Salary competitive and commensurate with experience – excellent benefits.

Selection Process:

Please submit resume and cover letter to: jobs@linchousing.org

Open Until Filled           Posted: February 2018

  Project Manager – Housing Development Job Posting

Equal Opportunity Employer
It is LINC Housing’s policy to recruit, hire, train, and promote in all job titles without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, age, medical condition, marital status, military service, sexual orientation, or any other basis protected by law.