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Posted on: June 18, 2019

Orange County seeking Director of Housing and Community Development

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Orange County is seeking a Director of Housing and Community Development to oversee the management and operations of the HUD funded housing programs such as the HOME Investment Partnership Program, the Community Development Block Grant Program, and the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program. The position also oversees locally funded programs such as the Urgent Repair Program and the Affordable Housing Bond Program and will manage a 13-person staff, develop and manage a $5.6 million budget, and manage a $5 million affordable housing bond initiative.

Orange County is seeking applicants with exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to confidently support and defend organizational initiatives while diplomatically dealing with differing viewpoints. It is expected for the candidate to have extensive knowledge of Federal, state and local guidelines/best practices relating to housing and community development along with familiarity with principles of the modern public administration and planning as it applies to local government.

The successful candidate will possess any combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in Planning, Public Administration, Business Administration, Finance, or a closely related field. An established record of progressively responsible managerial service in a county, municipality or similar work setting is required. The ideal candidate will have served as a director in a comparable organization or a manager in smaller organization.

The starting salary range is between $83,853 to $130,000 DOQ/E. The Director of Housing and Community Development reports to County Manager. This position is open until filled; however, interested candidates should visit this website to upload their cover letter and resume no later than July 15, 2019.

For more information, please contact Chuck Rohre at 214-466-2436. 

Orange County, NC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity at all levels of its workforce!