Affordable Housing Development Administrator

  • Orange County, CA
  • Orange County, California
  • Jun 04, 2022
Full Time Administration and Management Housing
  • Salary: $62,628.80 - $124,467.20 Annually USD

Job Description

Affordable Housing Development Administrator
(Administrative Manager I)


Salary may be negotiable within the range listed above, based on position requirements and successful candidate's qualifications, subject to appropriate authorization.

This recruitment will establish an open eligible list. This eligible list will be used to fill current and future Administrative Manager I positions within OC Community Resources/OC Housing & Community Development. This eligible list may also be used to fill positions in similar and/or lower-level classifications throughout the County of Orange.


This recruitment will remain open on a continuous basis for a minimum of five (5) business days, until the needs of the County are met. Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply immediately, as the deadline to apply for the first round of consideration will be on

Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at 11:59 PM (PST).

The County of Orange is a regional service provider and planning agency whose core businesses include public safety, public health, environmental protection, regional planning, public assistance, social services and aviation. Click here for more information.

OC Community Resources is a multi-faceted department comprised of OC Animal Care, OC Community Services, Housing & Community Development & Homeless Services, OC Parks, and OC Public Libraries. Click here for more information.

The County of Orange, Housing & Community Development is a division of OC Community Resources that administers affordable housing development, community development, and housing authority programs. Click here for more information.

OC Community Resources, OC Housing & Community Development is seeking a candidate with strong project management skills and experience that can be applied to managing complex development projects and affordable housing-related programs. The Affordable Housing Development Administrator is a pivotal and supervisory management position, with a high degree of responsibility to ensure that all available County and private resources are used efficiently and effectively to create viable affordable housing opportunities. This position reports to the Housing Development Manager as a key member of a small and interactive professional team. This position is also required to be able to independently operate and initiate in order to complete multiple tasks.

This position helps to plan, review, analyze, and develop funding recommendations and policies for a wide variety of affordable housing developments. Under direction, this position plays a lead role in administering the funding for affordable housing projects and programs. This includes working with developers, lenders, public agencies, and County of Orange departments and commissions, through all stages of development from initial approvals/commitments through completion. Under minimal supervision, the incumbent develops, secures, analyzes, and recommends financing for the development of complex affordable rental housing, including new construction and rehabilitation; reviews requests for funding; conducts feasibility analyses; negotiates loan terms and conditions; presents staff recommendations for financing approvals; reviews and monitors the loan development process; provides project management expertise and technical assistance in complex funding/closing loans; provide expertise and technical assistance in implementation of project-based voucher rental subsidies program including drafting, reviewing and negotiating housing assistance payment agreements and contracts; conducts housing policy analysis and recommends housing policies/programs; provides expertise in implementation of Mental Health Services Act funding for development of supportive housing; develops and reviews contracts for approval by department management; and other related work as required.

Other major responsibilities include administration of the County's Affordable Rental Housing and/or Supportive Housing Notice of Funding Available (NOFA), homeownership program and participation in formulating policies/processes for financing procedures, program development, compliance, and monitoring.

The ideal candidate will have four (4) years of progressively responsible experience in the field of (a) affordable or supportive housing and/or (b) community development, or policy and affordable housing/community development finance. A Bachelor's Degree in Public Administration, Public Policy, Finance, Business Administration, Economics, Political Science, Urban Planning, or other related field may substitute for up to two (2) years of this experience.

Knowledge in Federal, State, and Local funds related to the development of affordable and supportive housing programs is key to success in this role.

In addition, the ideal candidate will also possess demonstrated expertise in the following core competencies:

Technical | Project Management
  • Understands federal, state and/or conventional financing and rental subsidy programs applicable to relocation, rehabilitation, redevelopment and/or new construction of affordable housing and/or supportive housing
  • Implements methods, techniques and procedures involved in preparing, negotiating and processing funding applications for affordable housing development
  • Creates and maintains affordable housing and community development policy
  • Manages complex projects, including underwriting, feasibility analysis, and negotiation of loan terms and conditions
  • Prepares and analyzes financial pro forma's with varying degrees of complexity
Interpersonal Communication | Relationship Building
  • Demonstrates skill and ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships
  • Negotiates and works with diverse populations and different constituency groups with diverging interests to achieve a shared understanding and commonality of purpose
Oral | Written Communication
  • Prepares and conducts public presentations and clear and concise reports and recommendations
  • Prepares and presents written reports and recommendations concisely, logically and convincingly
  • Communicates professionally in confrontational situations
  • Works as a team member with a positive, forward focused attitude
Supervision | Leadership
  • Leads and creates a team with a strong customer service focus and excellent organizational skills
  • Attracts, leads, and develops employees to benefit their teams and their career goals
  • Provides structure to a team with tools and processes to achieve best practices
  • Performs supervisory tasks related to performance and talent management, training and staff development, and creates and maintains succession plans

Please click here for information regarding the complete classification description, including the minimum qualifications, for Administrative Manager I.

Human Resource Services (HRS) screens all applications to identify the candidates who meet the qualifications for the position based on the skills required to meet the needs of the County of Orange. After the initial screening, those who meet the desirable qualifications will be referred on to an Application Appraisal Panel (AAP).

Application Appraisal Panel (AAP) | Application Rating (Weighted 100%)
A panel of job knowledge experts will thoroughly screen and evaluate the application and supplemental questions for job knowledge, competencies, and related experience described above.

Based on the Department's needs, the selection procedures above may be modified. Candidates will be notified of any changes in the selection procedures.

Eligible List
Once the assessment has been completed, HRS will establish an eligible list of candidates. Candidates placed on the eligible list may be referred to a selection interview to be considered for present and future vacancies.

Veterans Employment Preference
The County is committed to providing a mechanism to give preferential consideration in the employment process to veterans and their eligible spouses and will provide eligible participants the opportunity to receive interviews in the selection process for employment and paid internship openings. Please click here to review the policy.

Please see below for important information regarding COVID-19 related requirements.
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, and laws, regulations, and policies regarding COVID-19 are subject to change. The County of Orange is required to comply with all applicable State or County Public Health Orders, some of which require vaccination and boosting as follows:
  • Workers, who provide services in certain Health Care Facilities or in a correctional facility or detention center where health care is provided, will be required to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated and boosted in accordance with applicable state orders . (Workers may be exempt from this requirement based on religious beliefs or a qualifying medical reason)
  • In addition, depending on assignment and COVID-19 Community Level, workers in certain high-risk settings may be required to wear masks regardless of vaccination status.
The position for which you are applying may be required to adhere to any applicable State or County Public Health Orders. You will receive notification of any requirement as it applies to a position.

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For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Vanessa Rosas at 714.480.2867 or e-mail


Orange County, as an equal employment opportunity employer, encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

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