[Full time] Development Services Project Manager (Acquisitions at Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles

Southern California Association of NonProfit Housing     Development     Affordable Housing     June 14, 2021

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Southern California has the most acute need for affordable housing. In Los Angeles County alone, there is a shortage of 551,807 rental homes for households earning less than $41,500, and more than 47,000 homeless people. SCANPH is at the forefront of major policy initiatives in the region to address this crisis.

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Role :   Development Services Project Manager (Acquisitions
Location :   Los Angeles County
Company URL :   http://www.hacla.org

The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles is currently seeking a Development Services Project Manager in its Acquisitions and Development Division. For more details of the position, please go to http://www.hacla.org/careers. DEFINITION: The Development Services Project Manager (Acquisitions & Development) position is responsible for the successful delivery and sustainability of complex acquisition and development projects by managing project underwriting, due diligence, planning and permitting activities. The incumbent will be responsible for ensuring all regulatory requirements are met and that projects are acquired, designed and built in accordance with agency policies and project goals. The Development Services Project Manager (Acquisitions & Development) will develop and adhere to relevant guidelines, standards, procedural policies and protocols; oversee third party contract bidding and management; and develop schedules, priorities, and standards for achieving program goals. CLASS CHARACTERISTICS: The Development Services Project Manager (Acquisitions & Development) is an at-will position reporting to and receiving general direction from the Director of Development. Responsible for carrying out complex tasks that require a high degree of professional, organizational and interpersonal knowledge and skills, the incumbent will work collaboratively with Development Services staff and outside associates and interpret financial documents, legislation, administrative orders, regulations, policies and procedures and apply them to their everyday work. The Development Project Manager (Acquisitions & Development) is a key management position within the Housing Authority providing the essential oversight and expertise in ensuring that all acquisitions and development projects within their purview are successfully delivered and have a positive impact on the built environment, people’s lives, and HACLA’s financial sustainability. PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Under general direction, performs a wide variety of complex tasks related to acquisition, planning, permitting, site preparation, regulatory compliance, and project management of the Housing Authority’s property acquisitions and of its existing real estate assets that are going through or will be going through redevelopment. Project management oversight on all aspects of due diligence, including but not limited to physical needs assessments, appraisals, title, civil, environmental, geotechnical plan review and entitlement processes. Supports acquisition projects by preparing and updating pro formas and other financial models; touring, evaluating, and recommending properties; and preparing letters of intent, purchases and sale agreements, and other relevant documents required for financing acquisition and rehabilitation costs. With respect to new development and redevelopment projects, coordinates with regulatory bodies, including utilities and municipalities, as well as third-party developers, engineers, architects, and other consultants to obtain permits and complete rehabilitation or new construction. Assists with the reviewing of plans and master planning concepts to ensure feasibility of design, cost-effectiveness, and livability and sustainability goals. Develops scopes of work and manages bidding and contracting for all due diligence consultant contracts and public works contractors directly and/or oversees and approves third party developers’ contracting processes. Facilitates and coordinate environmental reviews (NEPA/CEQA); plans, organizes, and implements the work and scheduling of assigned staff and program activities that support operational endeavors; and perform other related duties as required. KNOWWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES: Success in this position will require strong technical skills and knowledge of industry standards combined with strong oral and written communication skills and the ability to maintain and establish cooperative working relationships with a variety of individuals, internal departments, third party developers and investment partners, brokers, consultants and related public agencies. QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from an accredited college or university with either a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Public or Business Administration, Finance, Economics, Real Estate Management, Engineering, Planning, Architecture or closely related field, AND a minimum of five (5) years’ experience in project management, real property financing/development/construction in government-assisted development programs. PREFERRED AND DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Experience in coordinating project activities in a multi phased integrated project effectively and efficiently as well as delivery of desired program outcomes preferred. Good communication and problem-solving skills are highly desired. Familiarity with Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC), tax exempt bonds, conventional multi-family debt and equity financing, TCAC and CDLAC regulations/procedures and other affordable housing financing sources. LICENSE: Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid California driver’s license. Employees must maintain a driving record, which meets the insurability requirement of the Housing Authority’s carrier.

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