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Housing Development Officer, City of Boston


General Description

Under the direct supervision of the Senior Housing Development Officer, the Housing Development Officer is responsible for all appropriate project and program management activities.


Primary Responsibilities and Tasks

Prepare and review Requests for Proposals and manage the property disposition process.

Perform developer selection and negotiation and ensure compliance with program, project and funding requirements, as well as, policy standards.

Oversee projects through community process, public approvals and permits, into and through closing, construction, sales (or rent-up) coordinating with other City Agencies and approvals..

Coordinate project and/or program at appropriate points with the project team and divisional and agency staff.

Perform financial structuring, and restructuring for workouts, including appropriate use(s), costs, affordability, public subsidy and public benefits.

Work with staff to process funding requests, awards, commitments, requisitions and contract payments.

Maintain project files, prepare project status reports, prepare updates for the Directors Tracking.

Prepare and coordinate applications for state and federal resources, including housing grants and loans, rental assistance, and/or public services.

Manage programs that involve negotiations and coordination among multiple public and private agencies.

Prepare, negotiate, and administer public service and rental assistance contracts with non-profit organizations.

Assist with policy development pertaining to housing and housing-related services.

Perform other related duties as required by the position.

Performs related work as required.


Minimum Entrance Qualifications

At least (2) years experience in real estate development or finance.

Familiarity with principles of real estate finance, real estate development and management, housing construction and rehabilitation, and mortgage financing.

Working knowledge of federal and state regulations for housing and community development programs and resources.

Familiarity with Boston neighborhoods and history, housing and community development issues, public housing subsidy programs, and city government.

Familiarity with computerized word processing and spreadsheet programs.

Strong organizational, writing, negotiation, speaking, and interpersonal skills.

Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on details as required by the job.

Appropriate educational substitutions may be made.

Boston Residency required

Union/Salary Plan/Grade: SEIU 888/N-22
Hours Per Week:              35

Please refer to the Salary Information section on the Boston Career Center site for more information on compensation.  For each Salary Plan, salaries are listed by Grade and Step.

Applicants wishing to apply for the City of Boston, Department of Neighborhood Development, Housing Development Officer position can apply to the City of Boston Career Center website at this link:


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