Senior Housing Developer

$44.00 - $55.00 hourly
  • Clackamas County
  • Oregon City, OR, USA
  • Apr 25, 2024
Full time Housing

Job Description

Senior Housing Developer

Job ID: 107433

Location: Oregon City, Oregon

Full/Part Time: Full Time



Clackamas County employees work to serve the public and enrich our community. In that spirit, we pledge to hold ourselves to these standards at all times in our interactions with customers and one another:

• Service

• Professionalism

• Integrity

• Respect

• Individual accountability

• Trust

By incorporating these values into our daily routines, we can better serve our customers, ourselves and our projects. We're always looking to improve. That's the Clackamas County SPIRIT.

Clackamas County is committed to building a community where people thrive, have a sense of safety, connection, and belonging, so that everyone is honored and celebrated for the richness in diversity they bring. We encourage applicants of diverse backgrounds and lived experience to apply.


This position will remain open until filled. The first application review will be Monday, May 6, 2024. We reserve the right to close this recruitment at any time on or after that date. Applications will be reviewed every Monday.

Screening interviews may be scheduled while this job is open. We reserve the right to close this recruitment at any time on or after that date.


Annual Pay Range: $91,537.25 - $116,175.14

Hourly Pay Range: $44.008292 - $55.853432

Salary offers will be made within the posted pay range and will be based on a candidate's experience (paid or unpaid) that is directly relevant to the position.

Clackamas County proudly offers an attractive compensation and benefits package, including competitive wages, cost-of-living adjustments, merit increases (for eligible employees), and a robust sick and vacation plan for regular status employees.

We encourage and support employee health and wellness by offering, health and wellness classes and events, and alternative care benefits, so you can customize your wellness needs to fit your lifestyle. Employee benefits become effective the first of the month following an employee's date of hire.

Attractive benefits package and incentives for employees in regular status positions are detailed below.

Generous paid time off package, including:

• 12 hours of vacation accrued per month

• Eligible newly hired employees will have the one-time option to frontload their first year of vacation accruals! This means you have access to vacation time at time of hire.

• 8 hours of sick accrued per month

• 10 paid holidays and 1 personal days per year

Other Benefits:

• Membership in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)/Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan (OPSRP):

Employer-paid 6% PERS retirement contribution (The county currently pays the employee's share of the retirement contribution.)

A Choice of Medical Plans that include chiropractic coverage, alternative care, vision, and prescription drug coverage

A Choice of Dental Plans

• Robust EAP and wellness programs, including gym discounts and wellness education classes

• Longevity pay

• Other retirement Savings Options that allow for additional retirement funds savings, including an option to contribute a portion of employee earnings on a pre or post-tax basis to a 457b Deferred Compensation Plan

• A variety of additional optional benefits (see links below for additional information)

This is a full time County position represented by the Housing Authority Employee Association.


The Housing Authority of Clackamas County (HACC) seeks an experienced affordable housing developer to join our team as the Senior Housing Developer.

As the Senior Housing Developer, you will play a crucial role in spearheading the development and redevelopment of affordable housing projects from inception to completion. This position demands adeptness in navigating financial landscapes, securing funding, managing teams, and ensuring strict adherence to regulatory standards. The Senior Housing Developer will lead financial feasibility assessments and secure funding including Federal, State and local grants, loans, and tax credits. You will manage financing agreements, oversee real estate closings, and ensure strict compliance with reporting requirements. Taking charge of development initiatives, the Senior Housing Developer plans and executes new housing projects and revitalizes existing properties. Additionally, you would oversee construction progress, manage budgets, and mitigate risks, all while fostering sustainability and forging strategic partnerships to advance development goals.

Successful candidates will have excellent interpersonal skills and a proven ability to collaborate with staff members, elected officials, government agencies, and other business interests. Our next Senior Housing Developer will need to demonstrate successful results with engaging community organizations, resident outreach, and community involvement related to housing development.

HACC is an independent public corporation that provides Public Housing, Affordable Housing, Housing Choice Vouchers, and Resident Services to low-income residents of Clackamas County. HACC is a division of the County's Health, Housing, and Human Services Department.

Required Minimum Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills:*

• A minimum of five (5) years of relevant affordable housing development and finance experience that included interpreting and managing Federal and State laws and regulations related to housing development

• Effective verbal and written communication skills with employees and the public

• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with County employees and the public

• Ability to manage complex and time-critical processes, funding requirements, and relationships to complete projects on time and on budget

• Must pass a criminal history check which may include national or state fingerprint records check

• Driving is required for County business on a regular basis or to accomplish work. Incumbents must possess a valid driver's license, and possess and maintain an acceptable driving record throughout the course of employment.

Preferred Special Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills:*

• Experience in affordable housing development, urban planning, housing finance, community development, or a related field

• Experience leading a team comprised of agency staff, consultants, design professionals, and contractors

• Experience leading development teams through the LIHTC closing process

• Experience navigating government procurement processes

• Experience with policy and program development in the Affordable Housing industry

• Knowledge of affordable housing financing tools, including LIHTC, OAHTC, Housing Trust Fund, CDBG, HOME, Tax-Exempt Bonds, Metro Affordable Housing Bond funds, Permanent Supportive Housing, etc.

• Knowledge of HUD programs and processes, including public housing repositioning, Section 18, RAD, and Section 8

*For Veterans qualified for Veteran's Preference: If you believe you have skills that would transfer well to this position and/or special qualifications that relate to this position, please list those skills and/or qualifications in the open-ended question at the end of the application and explain how those skills and/or qualifications relate to this position.


Duties may include but are not limited to the following:

• Assesses financial feasibility of projects from concept through completion; identifies, researches, and pursues new affordable housing funding opportunities; obtains financing for HACC projects, including bonds, grants, loans, tax credits, and other subsidies through the preparation of funding applications; leads negotiation of financing agreements and real estate closings; produces reports required by funders and investors.

• Coordinates, prepares, and submits grant and funding applications; ensures compliance with grant reporting requirements; and serves as a liaison with granting agencies.

• Assembles and manages development teams; prepares, negotiates, and administers contracts; monitors contract expenditures and progress of projects; ensures compliance with terms and conditions of agreements; serves as liaison with service providers; oversees the performance of project partners: general contractors, architects, surveyors, geotechnical engineers, and County staff.

• Oversees, plans, and coordinates the work of professional and administrative support staff; assigns and reviews work; conducts staff training; provides input to management regarding hiring, performance evaluations, and disciplinary actions.

• Plans, organizes, and implements the development of new HACC housing and the redevelopment of existing HACC properties; analyzes and evaluates development, redevelopment, preservation, and land acquisition opportunities and develops options and alternatives for property development and redevelopment; inspects properties; and identifies, evaluates, and mitigates a project's construction, financing, and operational risk.

• Acts as project manager on a broad range of development and redevelopment projects; oversees the construction management process, including preparation of requisitions and draw requests; directs long-range project strategies; oversees the preparation of work plans, schedules, and budgets; evaluates feasibility analyses and monitors project progress and compliance issues; procures related professional and technical services; manages consultant contracts and performance; monitors community input and land use review process.

• Coordinates with HACC Finance and accounting firms to lead project cost certification and closeout; oversees the transition of completed projects to the HACC Asset Management team.

• Plans, coordinates, and oversees the development and implementation of development practices, procedures, and standards in support of HACC's strategic directive principles focused on improving sustainability, which includes environmental, economic, and social initiatives; makes recommendations for proposed changes, including estimated fiscal and organizational impacts; defines project concepts to meet housing needs and carry out HACC mission; establishes and maintains records of all activities.

• Works with regional and national entities, service providers, and other community resources to develop partnership opportunities for HACC development projects and programs; prepares funding applications for local, regional, state, and federal funding agencies.

• Plans organizes, and implements disposition of HACC-owned properties; manages HACC disposition plan, schedule, and budget; coordinates federal disposition application; analyzes and prioritizes the sale of properties in accordance with applicable rules, regulations, and policy decisions.

• Coordinates property sales, including procurement of real estate services, contract negotiations and administration, preparation of units for sale, and coordination with HACC tenants; coordinates relocation of HACC tenants; prepares, negotiates, and administers relocation services contracts.


Working Knowledge of: Principles, methods, practices and procedures of city, county, regional, statewide, and federal housing development; bond counsel, tax credit investors, government agencies, construction lenders, and permanent lenders financing terms; compliance and regulatory requirements of affordable housing financing tools; principles and practices of land use and design, and land use planning and building development; environmental, social, economic, and legal issues related to planning and development; principles and practices of funding development; project management and evaluation practices; statistical methods and their application to housing development and redevelopment; principles of community organization and citizen involvement; public speaking techniques; basic mathematical skills and techniques of monitoring expenditures; English grammar and composition; personnel management and organizational design.

Skill to: Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; manage multiple complex work plans; obtain cooperation from stakeholders in processes and activities related to project progress and completion; negotiate and monitor contracts and agreements; prepare and deliver comprehensive and persuasive oral presentations to public and private groups; manage comprehensive research studies; analyze and evaluate complex data and evaluate and make recommendations; direct the preparation of maps, charts and other graphic materials which illustrate development or disposition activities; prepare clear and concise reports; interpret and apply appropriate laws, regulations, and codes; establish and maintain effective working relationships with local, county, and federal agencies, department staff and the public.


This position is included in the County's alternate workweek program, working 40 hours during a standard workweek of Monday through Thursday (Fridays off). Specific hours of work will be discussed with the candidate selected for this position at the time an offer of employment is extended. This position is eligible for hybrid on-site/telework subject to the and based on the Department's business needs. The exact amount of on-site/telework and schedule will be discussed with the hiring manager during time of offer. Telework locations cannot be located outside of Oregon or Washington. Washington residents must perform 50% of their time on-site at Clackamas County.


Clackamas County is in a prime location in the Portland, Oregon metropolitan area and is recognized nationally as one of the most livable areas in the United States. Located on the southern edge of the City of Portland and extending to the top of Mt. Hood, Clackamas County is part of a thriving region in the Northwest. It has a population of about 420,000 residents.





The Housing and Community Development Division (HCD), within the Department of Human Services, manages programs to provide decent housing and economic opportunities, community improvement and affordable housing projects and housing rehabilitation loan programs for low and moderate income residents of the County. HCD is comprised of the Housing Authority of Clackamas County (HACC) and Community Development Division.

The Housing Authority of Clackamas County is a public corporation, established under the federal Housing Act of 1937 and the provisions of Chapter 456 of the Oregon Revised Statutes. Although it is a separate public corporation, the HACC falls under the administrative structure of Clackamas County government. Created in 1938, HACC was the first housing authority established in the State of Oregon. The HACC provides affordable, safe, decent and sanitary housing opportunities in a fiscally responsible manner to low-income people in Clackamas County.

The Housing and Community Development Division (HCD), within the Department of Health, Housing & Human Services, manages homeless services programs and programs to provide housing and economic opportunity, community improvement and rehabilitation, and affordable housing development for low and moderate income residents of Clackamas County. HCD is comprised of the Housing Authority of Clackamas County (HACC), Housing Services, and Community Preservation.

Housing and Community Development Division (HCD) is a Division of the

Health, Housing, and Human Services (H3S) consists of six divisions, dedicated to ensuring health families and strong communities in Clackamas County.

Mission Statement: We lead and learn with equity in serving individuals, families, and communities by providing access to high quality healthcare, housing, and services that strengthen social and economic resilience.

Vision Statement: Individuals, families, and communities are resilient and thriving.

H3S is committed to improving programs and ensuring better outcomes for the people served, and focuses on the following goals:

• EMPOWERED AND THRIVING STAFF - H3S staff are empowered, engaged and have a sense of belonging while being valued and supported to thrive.

• EQUITY DRIVEN SERVICES - H3S promotes and provides accessible, equitable and culturally responsive services.

• ORGANIZATIONAL EXCELLENCE & CONTINUOUS QUALITY IMPROVEMENT - H3S operates consistently, efficiently and effectively as a cohesive department, using our individual and collective skills and expertise.


Clackamas County only accepts online applications.

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If you have any questions or issues you may contact the Department of Human Resources at 503-655-8459 or Our office hours are Monday - Thursday 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Pacific Time (closed on Fridays).





Clackamas County does not offer visa sponsorships. Once a job applicant has accepted a position, they will be required to complete an I-9 and confirm authorization to work in the United States prior to their first day.


Clackamas County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity, equity, and inclusion as essential elements that create and foster a welcoming workplace. All qualified persons will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, political affiliation, disability or any other factor unrelated to the essential functions of the job.

If you wish to identify yourself as a qualified person with a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act and would like to request an accommodation, please address the request to the Department of Human Resources prior to the recruitment close date. You may request an accommodation during the online application process.


James Callahan, Recruiter

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