The Deputy Director provides key management, administrative and technical support to the Executive Director and may be placed in charge of the Authority in the absence of the Executive Director. The Deputy Director is responsible for the supervision of the Housing Choice Voucher program, Public Housing programs, Modernization and Development program, and the Housing Authority’s Financial and Administrative Services Division. Work is performed with a wide latitude for independent judgment and action under the general supervision of the Executive Director and is evaluated based on the achievement of the agency goals and objectives.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Identifies and resolves problems related to the general operating requirements.
- Advises and counsels the Housing Choice Voucher program, Public Housing programs, Modernization and Development program, and the Housing Authority’s Financial and Administrative Services Division in development of sound organizational structures, improving management methods and procedures.
- Confers with local, state, and federal government officials on the effects of proposed and existing programs in the County and State.
- Serves as the Director’s representative and spokesperson in meetings, regarding the Housing Authority’s activities, and may chair functional management groups and ad hoc committees.
Financial Services Operations and Fiscal Oversight
- Oversees Financial Services operations in coordination with the Director.
- Advises and assists in negotiation of contracts and cooperative agreements.
- Oversees the Housing Authority’s finance and budget activities through cooperative efforts with the Executive Director, and coordinates with the Office of Management and Budget and the Office of Finance, as appropriate.
Supervision and Leadership
- Provides direction by clearly and effectively setting course of action for department and subordinates; manages performance by providing regular feedback and reinforcement to subordinates.
- Makes expectations clear.
- Establishes a manageable workload.
- Accomplishes long-term objectives by planning and taking the necessary steps.
- Keeps focus on big picture while implementing details.
- Provides consistent and continuous feedback of work performance.
- Positively reinforces desired outcomes.
- Recognizes performance on a timely basis.
- Conducts performance reviews on time and provides complete and constructive feedback.
- Deals with sub-par performance effectively, sensitively and on a timely basis.
- Performs oversight and planning of the Department’s strategic plan.
Other Duties as Assigned
- Establishes and maintains pleasant, congenial, and cooperative relationships with those whom the Authority conducts business. Contacts always reflect loyalty to and best interest of the Authority and the County.
Education and/or Experience
- A bachelor’s degree in Business or Public Administration from an accredited four-year college is required.
- Minimum of (5) years of management experience that includes interpreting laws and regulations, supervision of non-exempt and exempt employees and project management.
- Must demonstrate working knowledge of accounting and human resources.
- Must demonstrate exemplary written and verbal communication skills.
- Knowledge of HUD Public Housing Programs and regulations preferred.