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The Housing Assistance Program of Essex County, Inc. is looking to hire a full-time, salaried Community Development Director. The Community Development Director answers directly to the Executive Director. Duties and responsibilities include those listed below:

  • Administer state and federally funded housing programs.
  • Develops new applications for federal and state funding for housing and other programs/foundations as assigned.
  • Assists local communities in all activities related to the administration of the CDBG program including acquisition and relocation policies as well as environmental review clearances.
  • Management of personnel assigned to community development projects including recruitment, training, scheduling, evaluation, and supervision.
  • Manage and provide all required reports. Maintain all files as required.
  • Maintain compliance with all federal, state, and local regulations, guidelines, and policies relevant to community development operations.

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in planning, public administration, business or related field of study which is supplemented by experience in housing and community development. A Master’s Degree in Planning or Public Administration may be substituted for 1 year of working experience.
  • Ability to present program information clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing, at individual and public forums.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with public officials and other community groups.
  • Working knowledge of principles and practices of housing and community development.
  • Strong sense of customer service, both internal and external.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team effort.
  • Ability to maintain accurate, clear and complete records of assigned program activities and client case files.
  • Individual must be organized, self-motivated, and comfortable in an online environment.
  • Strong computer skills for a software application environment.  Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office especially Excel.
  • Willingness and aptitude to learn new systems.
  • Ability to actively engage with senior management and key personnel


How to Apply:

Please submit letter of interest and resume to: Executive Director via fax (518) 873-9102 or mail to P.O. Box 157, Elizabethtown, NY 12932

HAPEC is an equal opportunity employer. HUD Section 3 eligible applicants are encouraged to apply.


Applications must be received no later than the close of business on September 8, 2017.



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