Development Project Manager II


Date Posted:
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Office of Capital Programs
United States of America
Hourly Minimum:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for coordinating real estate activities including, but not limited to; acquisition and development of affordable and market-rate housing, entitlement approvals, sourcing and reviewing of financing commitments, assisting in review and implementation of the architectural design, construction management, assisting in negotiating deal terms and financial analysis;
  • Responsible planning and strategy of project development from design effort through construction, obtaining Certificate of Occupancy and project closeout to stabilization;
  •  Engages and interacts with residents, community stakeholders and other District agencies to represent  DCHA and covey its mission and goals;
  • Ensures that all assigned projects are executed in accordance with  established means and methods to achieve quality project completion, on time, and within budget;
  • Prepare application materials and other correspondence that may include various financing sources or other documents needed for various City agencies, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) or other institutions required for approvals of development projects;
  • Collects and analyzes data for preparation of development and operating budgets;
  • Participates in procurement and assessment of third party consultants/reports;
  • Performs financial analysis, and prepares reports with related findings for submission to management, Executive Staff, HUD, and other agencies;
  • Prepares and delivers presentations regarding various development projects to management, executive staff, Board members, city officials, and the general public;
  • Plans, organizes, and leads project meetings with internal staff, consultants, project partners, and community stakeholders;
  • Prepares and assists in the preparation of routine compliance reports and expenditure reports;
  • Assists in creating, managing, and maintaining various electronic and hard copy filing and tracking systems to ensure projects are on schedule, within budget, and in compliance with contract agreements and regulations;
  • Coordinates and assists with the preparation of real estate and property ownership documents such as easements, title, funding draws, relocation, demolition, development agreements, operating agreements and various agreements with/for consultants and contractor services;
  • Produces, publishes, and manages Requests for Proposals (RFPs), and coordinates with other DCHA departments to assure appropriate advertising and budget allocation of a variety of procurements related to development projects;
  • Works with attorneys, lenders, investors, development partners and escrow and title companies to assist with equity and loan closings;
  • Manages and coordinates with the selected construction manager/general contractor to keep the project within established schedule and budget constraints;
  • Submits and tracks information in support of processing payments; tracks, processes, reviews, and approves invoices; prepares payment requests, and reviews for compliance with approved budgets;
  • Reviews deliverables and work produced by consultants and/or development partners;
  • Improves job performance through training and seeks opportunities for growth through special assignments;
  • Develops positive working relationships and effective  communication with co-workers, executive management, various departments at DCHA and service providers;
  • Uses initiative and vision to seek out areas where greater contributions can be made to the department;
  • Acts as a source of information for less experienced staff and provides support and assistance to co-workers when needed;
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Education and/or Experience

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with emphasis in real estate, or other related field; and at least (6) six years of project management related experience with a desired emphasis in either public housing, affordable housing, and/or real estate redevelopment or construction environment; or the equivalent combination of education and experience which meet the minimum qualifications requirement may be substituted.

Due to field responsibility, incumbent must possess a valid driver’s license and be insurable in accordance with the Authority’s Fleet Management Policy and Procedures.

The District of Columbia Housing Authority (DCHA) conducts pre-employment screening on specified positions, which may include but is not limited to a criminal background check, drug and alcohol testing, verification of academic credentials, licenses, and certifications, and/or verification of work history. 

This position has been designated by the department to require a drug and alcohol screening and background check.  Finalist(s) for this position will be subject to drug and alcohol testing and will be required to consent to a pre-employment background check as a condition of employment.