Under general supervision, the Senior Community Development Specialist II at the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development manages the development and preservation of affordable housing in San Francisco. The core function of the position involves evaluating complex real estate transactions; underwriting projects that include multiple affordable housing finance sources of funds; bringing such projects through the City system for the additional financing and support necessary to complete construction; and managing the community outreach process.
This staff member may also be required to work with building owners to creatively implement repositioning strategies for existing affordable housing properties so that they can maintain quality habitability, financial feasibility, and affordability over the long term. Additional essential duties include: issuing funding notices; making funding recommendations; monitoring loan compliance and construction progress; providing technical assistance to developers on zoning, environmental, historic preservation, economic opportunity, relocation and accessibility requirements; representing MOHCD before interagency committees, City boards and commissions, and other organizations; preparing loan and grant documents and closing loans; reviewing and approving funding disbursements; supervising junior project managers with project evaluation, financial underwriting and administration; developing and implementing training opportunities for all project management staff; developing project administration policies and procedures; collaborating inter-departmentally on City-wide policies affecting housing; assisting with development of office underwriting and funding allocation policies; coordinating the development of a major program area and/or the implementation of activities with other government agencies, private corporations, and community organizations; seeking and applying for funds from various governmental agencies to augment established funding sources; developing and implementing procedures to assure compliance with applicable laws and regulations; attending program or project-related meetings, some of which may be in the evening; and working with confidential information. The Senior Community Development Specialist II at the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development also performs related duties as required.