Housing & Community Development Division Director - Clackamas County, OR

Title: Housing & Community Development Division Director
Type: Public Housing
Date Posted: November 1, 2022
Organization: Clackamas County, OR
Website: Click here for more information or to apply


Housing & Community Development Division Director


Job ID: 106578


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 next application review will be Monday, October 10, 2022. We reserve the right to close this recruitment at any time on or after that date.




Annual Pay Range: $ 120,564.38 - $ 162,762.68


Hourly Pay Range: $ 57.963646 - $ 78.251288


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.


In addition to competitive wages, Clackamas County offers an attractive benefits package for employees in regular status positions, including:


• Generous paid time off package, including:

• 16 hours of vacation accrued per month

• 8 hours of sick accrued per month

• 10 paid holidays and 1 personal day per year


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

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

• OPSRP members get vested after five years of contributions or when they reach age 65


• 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 457 Deferred Compensation Plan


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








Clackamas County's Department of Health, Housing, and Human Services (H3S) seek an experienced professional who enjoys a fast-paced environment and has a track record of collaboration, communication, and organizational and systems development to be our next Housing & Community Development Division Director.


H3S promotes and assists individuals, families, and communities to be safe, healthy, and thrive. By joining our team, the selected candidate will plan, organize, direct, and manage all aspects of the housing portfolio for H3S and oversee the administrative operations and program activities of the Housing Services & Development Division (HSD). In addition, the HSD Division Director implements policies and procedures approved by the Board of Commissioners and Housing Authority Board of Directors.


The HSD Division Director is responsible for the administration, policy setting, and implementation of the division's housing portfolio, consisting of the Supportive Housing Services Program, Community Restoration, and the Housing Authority of Clackamas County (HACC). The HSD Division Director will represent the Housing Authority on local, statewide, regional and national levels to promote awareness of housing programs and services.


This position reports to an H3S Deputy Director. It provides executive leadership in supporting the HACC Board, which provides policy and programmatic guidance, monitors programmatic expenditures, and evaluates the division's outcomes.




To lead the agency, the HSD Division Director must understand the risks, cost factors, and opportunities for the division. The ideal candidate will also be able to provide strong leadership in the development and implementation of standards, strategies, plans, and objectives and the recruitment and support of division personnel. Candidates should have experience in employee and labor relations and understand working within a union environment. Successful candidates should be able to work on high-profile issues and problems while maintaining effective relations with others.


The ideal candidate should be a creative and strategic thinker with strong business acumen. The HSD Division Director will need to develop ideas and implement them through teamwork, collaboration, and an effective communication style with people from all walks of life, including tenants, elected officials, commissioners, and staff. We seek someone who possesses solid operations experience, excellent customer service, management and supervisory experience, good judgment, and problem-solving skills for administrative challenges in a multifaceted organization.


The ideal candidate will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, a flexible work style to achieve results, exhibit organizational acumen, and strong attention to detail. In addition, we are seeking a candidate who will employ a hands-on, proactive, and collaborative approach that builds trust and develops positive relationships both internally and externally.


Equity, diversity, and inclusion are at the core of everything we do. Clackamas County is committed to building a workforce that reflects the community we serve. We encourage applicants of diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply in that spirit.


Required Minimum Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills:*


• A minimum of eight (8) years of experience in a related field that would provide the required knowledge and skills to perform the duties of the role


• A minimum of three (3) years of the experience must have been in a leadership or program management role with supervisory responsibilities


• Experience in working with elected officials/boards

• Experience working in a unionized environment, including an understanding of labor relations and personnel issues

• Experience managing and building consensus among major stakeholders, both internal and external to the organization

• Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration, including organizational development, personnel management, and procurement

• Thorough knowledge and experience related to housing and public housing, including funding sources and financing methods for public housing

• Strong verbal and written communication skills in a leadership role, including the ability to convey complex information to various audiences

• Must pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test. https://dochub.clackamas.us/documents/drupal/69fd8013-4594-4afd-bee9-f1e0aeab42ea.

• 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. http://dochub.clackamas.us/documents/drupal/828106a0-265a-47cc-a3a6-0a2c8b028673


Preferred Special Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills:*


• Master's degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, or other relevant fields of study

• Thorough knowledge of process improvement and organizational change management concepts

• Experience developing or refining strategic plans, developing and refining performance measures, and collecting and analyzing performance data


*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:


• Oversees the day to day activities of the Division's programs, including system support and coordination, outreach and engagement, shelter services, housing placement and retention, supportive housing, public housing management and maintenance, affordable housing development, and fiscal management; oversees and prepares materials, reports and supporting documents; participates as a member of the management bargaining team and administers and interprets labor agreements.

• Develops, recommends and implements new and revised policies related to the Division; responds to service needs; establishes goals and objectives and supervises the preparation of annual plans; ensures compliance with Federal, State, and Local statutes, rules, and regulations in all areas of housing.

• Coordinates activities with national, regional and state organizations, commissions, task forces and groups related to housing; represents the Division in drafting, introducing, advocating and testifying on related legislation; responds to citizen, tenant, city and landlord concerns regarding program operations.

• In coordination with H3S Director's Office, represents the HCDD at BCC, HACC Board, and regional meetings.

• Oversees the development of the HCDD budget; presents budget proposals to the H3S Director, federal agencies, the BCC and the HACC Board.; oversees the monitoring of revenues and expenditures; researches and identifies new/alternative funding sources, including preparing and/or approving grant proposals.

• Hires and directs management staff to provide quality service to citizens and staff; prepares performance evaluations; recommends and administers progressive discipline; conducts and/or facilitates staff training and development programs; promotes cooperative team efforts among staff and with other County departments; participates in hiring and selection of positions within the Division.

• Provides administrative direction to Division staff members in program planning and development, and in sensitive issues which could subject the County or HACC to significant liability.




Comprehensive knowledge of: Principles, practices, methods and techniques of public administration, personnel management and budget/grant/contract administration; participative management theories; principles and techniques of housing, property and construction management; applicable federal, state and local statutes, rules and regulations; state and local government operating methods and procedures; funding sources and financing methods for public housing; techniques of negotiation and public relations; land use design principles; community and urban planning principles and practices; housing needs of low and moderate income people.


Skill to: Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; prepare and deliver oral presentations to public and private groups; develop and implement operational and administrative policies; prepare and justify budget requests and grant proposals; interpret and apply pertinent Federal, State and local statutes, rules and regulations; organize, direct, train, and evaluate management, professional, technical and administrative staff; direct staff in continuous efforts to improve quality productivity and effectiveness; incorporate team participation in decision making; respond to changes desired by citizens and staff; establish and maintain accounting and budgetary control procedures; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with outside agencies, elected officials, employees 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 https://dochub.clackamas.us/documents/drupal/9065b5fb-2237-47ce-9534-e7c8c40fc2bc 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.




Health, Housing, and Human Services helps individuals, families, and communities in many areas of their health, including:


• Physical and oral health

• Mental health and addictions services

• Child and family services

• Assistance for people with disabilities

• Public health

• Aging services

• Low income and special needs housing

• Employment training for individuals with barriers

• Assistance for low-income individuals




Community Restoration/Community Development strengthens and improves neighborhoods throughout Clackamas County through federal grants. Funding for projects and activities is made possible by the grants Clackamas County receives through the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD):


• Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

• HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME)

• Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG)


Learn more about our https://www.clackamas.us/communitydevelopment/improvement.html.


Learn more about our https://www.clackamas.us/communitydevelopment/affordable.html.


Clackamas County Weatherization Services helps low-income individuals and families residing in the county improve the energy efficiency of their homes and reduce their energy costs. An energy audit is conducted on homes to determine cost effective measures that will make the home safer and more comfortable in extremes of cold and heat. Related health and safety issues (roofing, plumbing, electrical) may also be addressed. https://www.clackamas.us/cfcc/weatherization.html


The Housing Authority of Clackamas County provides affordable, safe, and sanitary housing opportunities for Clackamas County residents. HACC is an independent public corporation that owns, manages, leases maintains, and develops housing for low & moderate income persons, particularly for those with special needs. https://www.clackamas.us/housingauthority


Metro voters passed the Supportive Housing Services measure, which will raise money for supportive housing services for people experiencing homelessness or at risk of experiencing homelessness. https://www.clackamas.us/housingauthority#supportivehousingservices




Clackamas County only accepts online applications.


Help With Your Application:


• https://dochub.clackamas.us/documents/drupal/6b3147a3-bf84-4f52-8238-64a37e936b4f

• https://www.clackamas.us/jobs#helpwiththeapplication


If you have any questions or issues you may contact the Department of Human Resources at 503-655-8459 or mailto:jobs@co.clackamas.or.us?subject=Application%20Materials%20Question. Our office hours are Monday - Thursday 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Pacific Time (closed on Fridays).




• https://www.clackamas.us/des/jobs.html

• https://dochub.clackamas.us/documents/drupal/a67ee11c-861c-4126-aa5a-4dec6174f6eb




Clackamas County does not offer visa sponsorships. Within three days of hire, applicants will be required to complete an I-9 and confirm authorization to work in the United States.




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.


To apply, visit https://apptrkr.com/3590609


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