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Job Title: 

Director, Public Housing Division

Miami-Dade County, FL
Job Location: 
Miami, FL
Salary Range: 
Full Job Description: 

Miami-Dade County, located in Southeast Florida, is the seventh-most populous county in the United States with 2.7 million residents.  The largest county in Florida by population, Miami-Dade is the third-largest in the state in terms of land area, covering 1,946 square miles.  The County is one of the largest governments in the southeast with a $7.14 billion annual budget and 26,773 employees.  The Mayor of Miami-Dade County is elected countywide to serve a four-year term and is considered a "strong mayor,” and is responsible for appointing the County’s Department Directors.  The Miami-Dade Public Housing and Community Development Department (PHCD) is the sixth largest housing agency in the nation.  PHCD is responsible for housing more than 30,000 residents inclusive of public housing, providing Section 8 subsidized payments for 16,000 families and administering an array of specialized housing opportunities for special populations including the homeless.  PHCD administers federal subsidies that support almost 400 units of public and other assisted housing.  The Public Housing Division Director is responsible for executive level work in planning and directing activities related to the management and maintenance of more than 9,000 Public Housing units, including occupancy, relocation, leasing, rent, eviction, vacancy reduction, and policy review and development. An incumbent in this class is responsible for directing staff in a high-paced, challenging housing environment comprised of more than 100 Public Housing developments with varying degrees of maintenance needs, including new and aged buildings. An incumbent in this class is responsible for managing the Applicant Leasing Center, determining eligibility of applicants; move-ins/move-outs; and maintain a waiting list of new applicants as well as applicants waiting for relocation/transfers. An incumbent in this class is also responsible for the establishment and training of resident representatives to provide leadership at eligible Public Housing sites, as well as ensuring the provision of services through the engagement of service providers. Candidates must have the minimum qualifications which include a bachelor’s degree and a minimum of five years of professional administrative experience in large-scale public housing or subsidized public housing programs to include performing various types of internal control assessments, management efficiency studies, and financial/budget analysis AND/OR experience in project management, property maintenance and construction is required. Additional related experience may substitute for the required education on a year-for-year basis. Must possess certification by a national public housing accrediting organization such as NAHRO, Nan McKay or Quadel within 1 year of hire. Experience at a public housing authority of at least 8,000 Annual Contributions Contract (ACC/Public Housing) units and extensive working knowledge of public housing rules, regulations and policies is preferred. A Master’s or Law degree in a relevant discipline is also preferred. The incumbent requires exceptional verbal and written communication skills necessary to effectively communicate with program staff, residents, industry professionals and community partners; review and understand issues associated with affordable housing, including Public Housing projects; be sufficiently knowledgeable about project development and financing to adequately review and discuss issues relevant to Public Housing developments, including the development/rehabilitation of new/existing projects. Additionally, the incumbent ensures compliance with all local, state, and federal regulations. Knowledge and experience of housing management principles, contract management, lease enforcement, occupancy monitoring, site inspection and emergency response procedures to include working with the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) rules and regulations is needed. Evidence of knowledge and experience of this subject must be included in the incumbent’s resume. The starting salary is open, dependent upon qualifications.  The County offers an attractive benefits package.  To apply, visit www.miamidade.gov/jobs and apply online.  Questions may be directed to Ms. Simona Marlow at smarlow@miamidade.gov.  Miami-Dade County is an Equal Opportunity/ADA Employer. According to Florida’s broad Public Records/Sunshine Law, employment applications and résumés are subject to public disclosure. 

To Apply: 

To apply, visit www.miamidade.gov/jobs and apply online.  

Date Posted: 
Monday, March 30, 2020
Application Deadline: 
Sunday, April 19, 2020
Posting Expiration Date: 
Friday, May 29, 2020

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