CLOSING DATE: June 13, 2016
COMPANY WEBSITE: http://www.mountainview.gov/depts/hr/openings.asp#sthash.2um7HCH8.dpuf
We invite applications for the position of Housing and Neighborhood Services Manager.
$113,837 to $142,297 Annually (Plus a comprehensive benefits package)
Why Consider The City of Mountain View?
It’s simple. We are a passionate team of professionals committed to providing excellent service to the community we serve, and we want you to join us! When you become part of the City of Mountain View family, you will find this is not just a job, it is an opportunity to continue a career providing essential support in a dynamic and innovative environment.
About Our Team
The Community Development Department is responsible for the review of development and building activity to ensure compliance with zoning and building codes, economic development goals, General Plan policies, the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), housing policies, and community values. The department assists the community in establishing land use and neighborhood plans and ensures the quality of new projects through the design and development review process. The department staffs the Environmental Planning Commission (EPC), the Design Review Committee, the Council Neighborhoods Committee, the Downtown Committee, and the Visual Arts Committee in addition to establishing and maintaining communications with citizens, developers, businesses, other governmental agencies and City departments. The department also provides technical and policy support to the City Manager and other departments.
We are looking for a highly motivated, reliable, and detail-orientated individual who thrives in a fast-pace work environment. This is a management position and a high level of leadership, self-direction and initiative is required. As such, the ideal candidate must be open minded, flexible, professional, and exhibit a high-level of emotional intelligence. You can review the detailed job description on the City’s website here.
What You’ll Do
• Plan, organize, direct and coordinate high quality housing and community development programs and projects including but not limited to the Neighborhood Preservation Program, the Council Neighborhoods Committee and the Federal and State Housing and Community Development Programs (CDBG and HOME).
• Oversee, develop and implement housing preservation policies, including develop timelines, secure required resources, direct and perform research and coordinate with staff Citywide.
• Prepare and present written and oral reports regarding housing or neighborhood projects to committees, commissions, the City Council and other public agencies.
• Research and secure new sources of State and Federal funding and grants for the City’s subsidized housing and other housing and neighborhood projects.
• Serve as a liaison with various neighborhood associations, property owners, developers and general public to promote and facilitate the planning and execution of housing and neighborhood activities and projects.
• Assist in preparation of the Community Development Department budget and monitor the Neighborhood Preservation division’s budget and expenditures.
• Negotiate and administer contracts and other related documents between the department and consultants, contractors, and developers.
• Supervise and train assigned staff; communicate objectives and administer performance evaluations.
What You Bring
• Equivalent to a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in closely related field.
• Four years progressively responsible administrative or management experience in urban planning, community development, housing, redevelopment, Community Development Block Grant or a related field.
• Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California driver’s license.
• Master’s degree in closely related field.
• Community Development Block Grant management experience highly desirable.
Who You Are
• You establish and maintain effective working relationships and enjoy collaborating with others.
• You can interpret, apply and explain applicable Federal, State and local laws, codes, policies and procedures impacting housing and community development, as well as understand the principals of Federal Community Development Block Grant Program and HOME and Low-Income Tax Credits.
• You have exceptional communication skills, are comfortable preparing effective reports and making presentations.
• You can evaluate multiple alternatives to reach sound conclusions.
• You are passionate about housing and neighborhood preservation and strive to improve the community for which you serve.
What We Offer
• Comprehensive benefits package including generous paid leave and group health coverage.
• CalPERS retirement (2.7% at 55 formula for classic members; 2% at 62 for new members); employees contribute 11.5% for classic members; 10.5% for new members to CalPERS with no Social Security deduction.
• Opportunity to utilize $2,000 in tuition reimbursement for education advancement annually, with an additional one time opportunity for up to $20,000 for the completion of a work related bachelor’s or master’s degree.
• Employee appreciation days and activities.
• Wellness culture including access to the employee gym and incentive pay for participating in the wellness program.
Are You Ready? Apply!
Submit application, supplemental questionnaire, and resume online at www.calopps.org or the Human Resources Division, City of Mountain View, 500 Castro Street, Mountain View, CA 94041, (650) 903-6309.
Application materials will be screened on a continuous basis with a first application review date of Monday, June 13, 2016. Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply early.
Candidates with the most relevant qualifications will be invited to the following process:
• Skype interviews. Depending on the number of candidates, the first round of interviews may be conducted via Skype.
• Oral board interview and written exercise.
• Department interview. Candidates who pass the oral board interview may be invited to interview with the Community Development Director and Department staff for a more in-depth discussion regarding the Housing and Neighborhood Services Manager position and their qualifications for the position.
Depending on the number of applications, the above process may be altered.
The Fine Print
Prior to hire, candidates will be required to successfully complete a pre-employment process, including employment verification and a Department of Justice (DOJ) fingerprint check. A conviction history will not necessarily disqualify an applicant from appointment; however, failure to disclose a conviction will result in disqualification or termination.
Candidates with a disability who may require special assistance in any phase of the application or testing process should advise the Human Resources Division upon submittal of application. Documentation of the need for accommodation must accompany the request. The City of Mountain View is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).
*Incentive pay beyond this range may be awarded for meritorious performance.