The Housing Authority of the County of San Mateo

The Housing Authority of the County of San Mateo
$133,983 - $167,492 Annually

The Housing Authority of the County of San Mateo has an exceptional opportunity for a Rental Programs Manager to join our team.

The Department of Housing (DOH) is in Belmont, California, and the Housing Authority of the County of San Mateo (HACSM) is a division within DOH. HACSM is federally funded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and administers various Tenant-Based Voucher, Project- Based Voucher and Permanent Supportive Housing programs, with an annual budget of over $100 million. HACSM provides rental assistance to over 5,500 households, including people that are homeless, disabled, foster youth and veterans. HACSM has been a participant in HUD’s Moving To Work (MTW) demonstration program since 2000. HACSM is a component unit of the County of San Mateo but a separate entity that utilizes different case management and financial reporting systems from the County. HACSM has separate payroll and benefits from the County of San Mateo; HACSM employees are not County employees.

Reporting directly to the Director of Housing, the Rental Programs Manager will plan, direct, manage and implement all rental assistance programs, including Housing Choice Vouchers, Project-Based Vouchers, Moving-To-Work, Family Unification, Mainstream, Emergency Housing Vouchers, HUD-VASH and Permanent Supportive Housing programs; coordinate agency resources to produce effective and efficient operations; provide leadership and coordination to community groups, public and private agencies, advisory boards in planning and implementing new programs; recommend, develop, implement and evaluate goals and objectives related to programs; prepare MTW Annual Plan and Report.

The ideal candidate will:

Provide clear, consistent and dynamic leadership in planning, organizing, directing, coordinating and reviewing the activities of the HACSM rental programs.
Think strategically and develop departmental strategies that balance vision with realism.
Interpret, explain and direct the enforcement of all applicable regulations and policies.
Research appropriate housing regulations and formulate policies and procedures.
Prepare, administer and monitor program funds and utilization to ensure program and service objectives meet program goals within budget limits.
Maintain effective working relationships with a variety of regulatory, public and private organizations.
Design, prepare and monitor standard operating procedures, work plans and schedules to ensure compliance with applicable standards.
Supervise, train and evaluate assigned personnel.
Review and respond to program audits from HUD or other federal agencies and HACSM independent audits.
Provide oversight and direction for the preparation the MTW Annual Plan, MTW Annual Report, Annual Progress Reports for PSH grants, grant applications and renewals.
Represent HACSM to elected officials and outside agencies; explain and interpret HACSM programs, policies and activities; negotiate and resolve significant and controversial issues.

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities are qualifying. A typical way to qualify is: A minimum of five years of increasingly responsible experience in one or more types of assisted housing programs, including three years at an administrative management level, and a Bachelor’s degree in business administration, public administration or related field.

Knowledge of: 

Federal regulations and other pertinent laws governing rental assistance programs.
Principles and practices of business/public administration, including program planning, implementation and evaluation.
Operational characteristics, services, and activities of rental assistance programs.
Organization and management practices as applied to the analysis and evaluation of programs, policies and operational needs.
Affordable housing development and finance.
Principles and practices of program budget preparation and administration.
Principles of supervision, training, motivation and performance evaluation.
Experience promoting racial equity in the workplace and in public-facing programs.
Modern office practices, methods and computer equipment and applications related to the work.
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Final Filing Date:  November 19, 2021

To learn more about this career opportunity and how to apply, please visit our job posting at: or visit the County jobs portal page at Applications are only accepted online.

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