[Full time] Senior Project Manager at HACLA

Southern California Association of NonProfit Housing     Development     Affordable Housing     January 24, 2022

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Southern California Association of NonProfit Housing

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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.

Position Overview

Role :   Senior Project Manager
Location :   Los Angeles County
Company URL :   http://www.hacla.org

OPENING DATE: 12/16/21

Please go to http://www.hacla.org/careers for details of this position and to apply.

***Position is open until filled***


Under general direction, the Senior Project Manager performs a wide variety of complex activities related to managing, planning, development and oversight of the Housing Authority’s development and real estate services; and construction project management services. 



The Senior Project Manager is responsible for managing, planning, development and oversight of the Housing Authority’s development and real estate services; and construction project management services including but not limited to real estate acquisition, development and repositioning of assets, with the intent of building best in class affordable housing communities and infrastructure that promotes thriving environments for individuals and the surrounding communities. The Senior Project manager will be tasked with overseeing design, engineering, permitting, and site preparation and construction oversight for small and large projects including housing, parks, infrastructure, and some commercial buildings. The incumbent may also oversee and monitor the construction progress of the Housing Authority initiated projects, or as Owner’s representative in connection with the rehabilitation of existing and /or new construction of affordable housing, infrastructure, commercial and public space. 

The Senior Project Manager will have familiarity with affordable housing project requirements financed with   grants, Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC), tax exempt financing, Bond and Mixed income/use financial application models. The Senior Project Manager will have direct responsibility for the detailed implementation of capital projects, capital fund planning, construction project management, design, and environmental services. The incumbent may also manage and approve construction, draft project status reports, monitor overall progress of Capital Improvement Projects, and address and creatively resolve solutions in the field.  The position will focus on all aspects of project predevelopment and due diligence including but not limited to title, civil, geotechnical, environmental, entitlement, market studies, issuance and evaluation of Requests for Information/Quotes/Proposal, the development and monitoring of safety programs related to capital projects.  

The incumbent may prepare and manage project and/or division budgets, manage cash flow, conduct distribution analysis and investment projects; forecast funds needed and the monitor of expenditures and performance including approving construction draws and change orders; directs and implement project adjustments and creatively problem-solve in the field; prepares detailed reports and project schedules; participate in the development of policies and procedures; and develop training programs, reviews and approves change orders. The position may also identify and manage personnel as applicable.  


The Senior Project Manager will be responsible for conducting analysis, making recommendations, engaging in partnerships and activities, and the implementation of strategies of the developments owned or operated by the Housing Authorities or affiliated partnerships and organizations. The position may supervise support staff as applicable including but not limited to project managers, field superintendents, construction trades, architects, engineers, and environmental specialists. The incumbent will also have responsibilities with coordinating and implementing the planning and scheduling of assigned staff and program activities, as applicable, which support operational activities. The position will also perform other job related tasks as needed and required. 



Education: 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, Architecture or closely related field. For those without a Master’s degree, two additional years of direct experience is preferred, with a minimum total of seven years’ experience desired.

Experience: Five (5) years’ experience in managing real property developments financed by multiple public and private sources including tax credits or other government-assisted programs. 


Experience for construction project management services: Five (5) years of engineering, architectural, or construction management experience, including project management involving budget preparation, design and construction of building and/or public utilities, construction contract interpretation and administration; experience with master site planning for multi-phased developments as well as experience managing large multifamily projects is a plus; of the five (5) years’ experience, the ideal candidate would have three (3) years of direct supervisory responsibilities over subordinate construction staff.  

Knowledge of construction procedures, building codes, and estimating, budgeting, scheduling and safety practices is a must, while familiarity with Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC), TCAC and CDLAC regulations/procedures and other affordable housing financing sources preferred. High level communication, written and problem-solving skills are strongly desired.

Desirable Qualification: Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California State General Contractor’s License. 

Special Requirement: Must possess a valid California class ‘C’ driver’s license. 

Applications will be reviewed for relevant experience, education, and training.  Applications must be detailed and complete for proper evaluation. Resumes may be included but may not be submitted in lieu of application content.  Only the MOST QUALIFIED APPLICANTS will be invited to the interview and selection process; however, only the best qualified applicants will be considered.  
Applications will be reviewed for relevant experience, education and training.  The application must be detailed and complete for proper evaluation prior to examination.
All job offers are contingent upon providing proof of full vaccination against COVID -19 and successful completion of a pre-employment evaluation, which includes: a post-offer medical examination (includes drug and alcohol screening), criminal records check, employment history and education verification, and documentation of the right to work in the United States. Fully vaccinated means 14 days have elapsed since receiving the second dose of the two dose vaccine or 14 days since receiving the one dose vaccine.
Candidates will start at STEP ONE of an eight step salary range unless there are special exceptions in accordance with the Personnel Rules.
Testing Accommodations: If you accommodations due to a physical, mental or learning disability, please call (213) 252-5400 for special assistance.  Special testing accommodations may be arranged if verification of the disability is provided by a physician, rehabilitation counselor, or other authority.
Mandatory Vaccination Accommodations: If you are unable to submit proof of vaccination at time of acceptance of a job offer due to medical and/or religious reasons, you will need to submit a request for a reasonable accommodation to engage in an interactive process. Fully vaccinated means 14 days have elapsed since receiving the second dose of the two dose vaccine or 14 days since receiving the one dose vaccine.
We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Candidates who require a reasonable accommodation in any portion of the selection process should state their need in writing when submitting an application.

NOTE: The provisions of this announcement do not constitute an expressed or implied contract and any provisions contained in this announcement may be modified or revoked without notice.

As an At-Will, non-represented employee, the incumbent must participate in mandatory direct deposit of payroll as a condition of new and continued employment.

Pursuant to the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles' Conflict of Interest Policy, new and existing employees are required to refrain from participating in activities, employment or enterprises, which are in conflict with public interest and/or with his or her duties as an employee of the Authority.  A copy of the Conflict of Interest Policy may be obtained by visiting our website at:
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