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Development Manager

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The primary purpose of this position is to provide project management and technical expertise to the Development Division to accomplish its primary goal of the development of mixed income housing in the City of Pittsburgh. The Development Division is a branch of the HACP Development and Modernization Department. It is responsible for the planning, design, financing, project management and oversight of all phases of the development process required for developing mixed-income housing.  This includes the revitalization of antiquated and obsolete public housing and necessary connections and/or improvements to the surrounding neighborhood. It is a very fluid and dynamic division, and the selected candidate will be working in a team environment with highly motivated and dedicated staff.

All activities will support the Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh’s (“HACP” or “Authority”) overall mission, strategic goals and objectives.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

-The position duties and responsibilities listed below describe the general nature and scope of work. Other responsibilities, duties and skills may be required and assigned, as needed.

-Ensure that all assigned projects are executed in accordance with the established means and methods to achieve quality project completion, on time, and within budget.

-Manage project schedule and investment decision-making process for development-related acquisition, demolition/disposition, and relocation programs with inter-departmental or inter-agency task groups.

-Manage the planning, development, and construction of multiple mixed finance and mixed income housing development projects.

-Create and administer project budgets (i.e.: development, construction, operating, and additional services budgets)

-Prepare and manage the preparation of application materials for various financing sources and HUD approvals for development projects.

-Prepare and manage the preparation of development subsidy and financing applications for a variety of governmental and private sources.

-Prepare and present presentations about various development projects to executive staff, Board members, city officials, and the general public.

-Plan, organize, and lead project meetings with internal staff, project partners, and community stakeholders.

-Prepare and assist in preparation of routine compliance reports and expenditure reports.

-Prepare and maintain organized contract files with appropriate documentation.

-Assist in creating and managing various tracking systems to ensure projects are on schedule, within budget and in compliance with contract agreements and regulations.

-Assist in developing and maintaining division filing system, both for electronic/hard copies.

-Collect various forms/types of data, perform analysis and completion of reports on findings, and prepare/submit reports to Executive Staff, HUD, and other agencies.

-Collect and analyze data for preparation of budgets, perform budget analysis, and prepare reports with related findings.

-Research and manage property ownership records.

-Identify, procure and manage consultant assistance for planning, development and supportive service activities.

-Produce, publish, and manage Requests for Proposals (RFP) and coordinate with other HACP departments to assure appropriate advertising and budget allocation of a variety of procurements related to development projects.

-Submit and track information in support of processing payments.  Track, process, review, and approve invoices, prepare payment requests, set up payments in HACP requisition system, and review for compliance with approved budgets.

-Improve job performance through training and seek opportunities for growth through special assignments.

-Maintain full understanding and ability to communicate Departmental goals and standards.

-Acquire in-depth knowledge of HACP and HUD guidelines, policies and procedures.

-Develop positive working relationships with co-workers, executive management, and service providers.

-Use initiative and vision to seek out areas where greater contributions can be made to the Department.

-Be flexible as to work environment and assigned tasks.

-Act as a source of information for less experienced staff.

-Meet all output goals in an expeditious and accurate manner.

-Develop and implement strategies for the employment of public housing residents in all aspects of plan implementation.

-Attend frequent evening and weekend meetings.

-Performs other duties as assigned.


Education and/or Experience

Bachelor’s Degree in architecture, planning, public or business administration, finance or other related field.  Previous experience in real estate development, real estate finance, capital improvement program planning, neighborhood economic development, and/or neighborhood planning and a minimum of three (3) years of experience in the development of affordable multifamily housing.  Preference for candidates that have specific experience in multifamily housing finance, the use of Low Income Housing Tax Credits, or grant administration for federally funded housing construction projects.   An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.  Must possess a valid Pennsylvania driver’s license and be insurable under the Authority’s plan.


Technical Skills

To perform this job successfully, the employee must have strong computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and experience with creating and maintaining complex spreadsheets. Must have the ability to learn other computer software programs as required.


Physical Demands

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. 

To perform this job successfully, the employee is frequently required to remain in a stationary position and occasionally required to travel to various Authority properties and other offsite locations. Daily movements include hand functions such as handling/fingering/gripping/grasping; motions such as sitting and standing, operating computers and other office equipment, moving about the office, and attending onsite and offsite meetings. The employee must occasionally transport up to 30 pounds.


Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  Position generally works in an office environment.

Position occasionally visits Authority properties, which may cause the employee to experience a range in temperatures and other weather conditions. Indoors and outdoors in dry, wet, hot, cold, and windy conditions may be experienced. The noise level may be loud and the environment may be more hazardous due to hazardous materials and heavy tools/machines than a standard office environment.

Employees must have access to 24 hour reliable internet service. Employees must also have reliable transportation to and from work, as well as, to get to and from multiple HACP locations based on business needs and assignments.

The Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh (HACP) provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.


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Date Posted: 
Thursday, June 8, 2023
Posting Expiration Date: 
Monday, August 7, 2023
Job Location Details: 
412 Blvd. of the Allies, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

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