Housing Development Specialist

East Bay
2/6/2019 at 5pm
$7,602.04-$9,231.73 Monthly

Please review the special instructions before applying for this job opportunity.


77 B Street Hayward, 94541


The Position

The City of Hayward is excited to announce its recruitment for the position of Housing Development Specialist.  The incumbent performs moderately difficult professional level assignments in research, analysis, planning and implementation of housing development programs and housing finance assistance. Hayward has long been a leader in ensuring high quality affordable housing in a range of settings. Under the general supervision of the Housing Division Manager, the Housing Development Specialist is responsible for professional duties related to preserving and expanding affordable housing opportunities in the City. The Specialist coordinates with non-profit and for-profit developers; interprets, applies and explains City, State and Federal policies and procedures related to affordable housing and funding sources; analyzes proposed projects to recommend the best use of limited affordable housing resources; assists in developing and implementing local housing policies and plans, e.g. the Housing Element and Inclusionary Housing Ordinance; and identifies and analyzes legislation affecting or providing funds for affordable housing.  The successful candidate will possess exemplary communication skills in group and community settings and in written reports. Assignments may require providing lead, technical, or functional supervision to technical and clerical positions.

Selection Process  

Candidates must submit a completed City of Hayward job application and responses to the Supplemental Questionnaire, which fully describe the nature of their professional experience and qualifications.  Applications submitted without all required materials will not be considered.

Based on the information provided, those best qualified may be invited to the next phase of the process, which may include an oral, practical, and/or written examination.

The examination process will result in a ranked eligible register of candidates for hiring consideration by the department.  Actual hire depends on success in the departmental selection process.

Candidates under final consideration for employment with the City should expect to undergo an employment background/reference check that may include, but is not limited to: employment history, confirmation of educational credentials and degrees, licenses including driver's license, registrations, certificates, and other credentials as part of the appointment process. Some positions, depending on the nature of the work, also require a credit check and a review of Summary Criminal History obtained from the State Department of Justice through Live Scan Fingerprinting.

Applicants will be notified electronically via Government Jobs as to their status in the selection process.  It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure they can receive email notice from Neogov/Government Jobs and the City of Hayward.


Date Of Examination:

Week of 1/21/2019


The City of Hayward reserves the right to modify the selection process as necessary to conform to administrative or business necessity.

Special Instructions

The City of Hayward has transitioned to a new applicant tracking system powered by Government Jobs. As of August, 2017, we will no longer accept applications through CalOpps. To apply for this posting, please create an account profile with Government Jobs by clicking on the following link https://www.governmentjobs.com/Home/ApplicationGuide as your CalOpps profile information will not transfer automatically to Government Jobs.

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