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Housing Program Manager  Chicago, IL  Posted: 9/21/2022
Job Description

Job ID#:

53472

Job Category:

Other Professional

Position Type:

Associate - W2


This position is within Cook County's Bureau of Economic Development; Department of Planning and Development

To apply click here: Housing Program Manager

Job Summary
Under the direction of the Deputy Director of Housing and Strategic Finance, collaborates with department senior management to manage/oversee planning, policy and compliance initiatives in the development, coordination, submission, and implementation of various housing programs, plans and reports. Oversees policy manual development, revisions, and implementation in coordination with functional areas coordinates entry of accomplishment data, project management and completion and program closeout data in funder systems. Ensures that policies and procedures are observed, records are complete and up to date. Works to identify/develop strategies to maximize funding and leverage to enable more impact for the County's affordable housing activities: development projects, policy, legislation, and partnerships. Participates in team discussions, assists in the preparation of technical reports for management, represents the office in discussions with key stakeholders, partners, and clients. Assists less experienced members of the team. Responsible for providing recommendations to the Director for all loan level and deal level credit decision making.   Works with the production team to provide input on new loan applications, including information about market conditions, management agent and owner. Perform other duties as needed.
 
This is a grant funded position.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics

Knowledge of potential/available revenue sources. Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning and resource allocation. Skill aligning both the community and County's efforts/investment needs in suburban Cook County. Knowledge of Federal, State and County reporting requirements and systems including HUD, IDIS, DRGR, online tools to assist grantees create market driven, leveraged housing and community plans (eCon Planning Suite), Microsoft Office Suite. Knowledge of County, State, and Federal records management requirements, performance measurements and compliance best practices, Fair Housing requirements, and Freedom of Information ACT (FOIA) requirements. Ability to set appropriate program and performance goals and facilitate goal accomplishment. Ability to effectively coordinate and collaborate with others internal and external to the County. Ability to prioritize and multi-task given overlapping deadlines and required data inputs at various levels. Ability to translate data into clear, actionable, and sustainable plans in communities with varying needs, interests, capacities, and resources. Ability to identify and address gaps in policy for streamlined, effective and compliant operations. Ability to the highest confidentiality of all information and records. Skill communicating both verbally and in writing. Skill collecting, analyzing, and interpreting data and apply it to major plans and project proposals.

 
Job Requirements

 

Minimum Qualifications
  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in Urban Planning Studies, Business or Public Administration is required.
  • Five (5) years of full-time work experience in Community Development Department to include Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME, Public Housing or Housing Trust Funds is required.
  • Two (2) years of staff or project supervisory experience is required.
 
Preferred Qualifications
  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a master's degree in Urban Planning/Urban Studies, Business or Public Administration.
  • Experience as a HOME Certified Regulation specialist.

Physical Requirements

Sedentary Work                                                 

Sedentary Work involves exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally or a negligible amount of force frequently to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects.  Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time, but may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time.

 
To apply click here: Housing Program Manager
 
PURSUANT TO EXECUTIVE ORDER 2021-1 AND COOK COUNTY'S MANDATORY COVID-19 VACCINATION POLICY, THE SELECTED CANDIDATE WILL BE REQUIRED TO EITHER SUBMIT PROOF OF FULL VACCINATION OR A REQUEST FOR REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION PRIOR TO THE START OF EMPLOYMENT. PLEASE CLICK THE FOLLOWING HYPERLINKS FOR THE FULL TEXT OF EXECUTIVE ORDER 2021-1 AND THE COOK COUNTY MANDATORY COVID-19 VACCINATION POLICY.
 
The duties listed are not set forth for purposes of limiting the assignment of work. They are not to be construed as a complete list of the many duties normally to be performed under a job title or those to be performed temporarily outside an employee's normal line of work.
*Degrees awarded outside of the United States with the exception of those awarded in one of the United States territories and Canada, must be credentialed by either the World Education Services (WES) or Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE).
VETERAN'S PREFERENCE
When applying for employment with Cook County Government, preference is given in the application process to honorably discharged Veterans who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States for more than 180 consecutive days, or during War Time.   To take advantage of this preference a Veteran must:
  • MEET THE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE POSITION.
  • IDENTIFY THEMSELVES AS A VETERAN ON THEIR EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION BY ANSWERING YES TO THE QUESTION 'Are you a military veteran?'
  • ATTACH A COPY OF THEIR DD 214, DD 215 or NGB 22 (NOTICE OF SEPARATION) AT TIME OF APPLICATION FILING.  IF YOU HAVE MULTIPLE DD 214S, 215S, OR NGB 22S, PLEASE SUBMIT THE ONE WITH THE LATEST DATE. COAST GUARD MUST SUBMIT A CERTIFIED COPY OF THE MILITARY SEPARATION FROM EITHER THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (BEFORE 911) OR THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (AFTER 911).

The Cook County Department of Veterans Affairs can assist you with obtaining a certified DD214 and having it recorded for you at no charge. Please contact veterans.affairs@cookcountyil.gov

  
VETERAN MUST PROVIDE ORIGINAL APPLICABLE DISCHARGE PAPERS AT TIME OF INTERVIEW.
  

 

Benefits Package
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage
  • Basic Term Life Insurance
  • Pension Plan and Deferred Compensation Program
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Paid Holidays, Vacation, and Sick Time
  • You May Qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF)
For further information on our excellent benefits package, please click on the following link:
 

*This position requires successful completion of post-offer tests, which may include a background check, drug screen and medical examination.

Falsification of any information in the application process will result in disqualification, dismissal after hire, and/or placement on the County's Ineligible for Rehire List for a period of two (2) or five (5) years. For current County employees, such falsification may result in discipline, up to and including termination, and placement on the County's Ineligible for Rehire List for a period of two (2) or five (5) years. See Cook County Code of Ordinances, Article II, Sections 44-54 Unlawful Practices Relating to Employees and Employment - Penalty, 44-56 Political Discrimination; Cook County Employment Plan, Section V.N. Pre-Interview License and Certification Verification; Supplemental Policy No. 2014-2.13 Ineligible for Rehire List; and Cook County Personnel Rules 3.3(b) (7) (d)

 

EEO Statement

Cook County Government is an Equal Employment Opportunity ('EEO') employer. Cook County prohibits illegal discrimination and harassment and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, sex, age, religion, disability, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, source of income, housing status, military service or discharge status, gender identity, genetic information, or any other protected category established by law, statute or ordinance as further defined in Chapter 44. Human Resources, Article II. Personnel Polices, Section 44-53 of the Cook County Code of Ordinances and Chapter 42. Human Relations, Article II. Human Rights, Section 42-35 of the Cook County Code of Ordinances.

 

NOTE: As an internal candidate, should you be offered the position, salary allocations shall abide by the Cook County Personnel Rules.

 

*Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship.

 

Social Media Disclaimer

The County's hiring process is governed by the Cook County Employment Plan which prohibits employment actions from being influenced by any Political Reasons or Factors for Non-Exempt Positions. The advertisement of this position by any individual does not constitute an offer or promise of employment, promotion, or any other employment action and shall not influence the County's hiring decision. Cook County officials and employees who become aware of or receive a complaint that involves an allegation of Political Reasons or Factors being considered in the hiring process of Non-Exempt positions are obligated to refer the complaint to the Cook County -  Office of the Inspector General. If the Cook County Inspector General sustains allegations of Political Reasons or Factors being considered, Cook County will disqualify the Applicant or Candidate from consideration for employment and disciplinary action will be imposed on any involved Cook County employees, if applicable.


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