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The City of East Palo Alto Invites Applications for the Position of


Salary: $8,943- $10,870 Monthly

$107,318- $130,446 Annual

Plus an attractive benefits package

This position is OPEN UNTIL FILLED


The Housing Project Manager plans, schedules, and directs the work and of all assigned professional consultants and staff activities assigned to manage the affordable housing development and rehabilitation projects through their entire life-cycle, including developing the scope of work, acquiring the funding necessary for assigned projects, construction management and inspection, and transfer of completed project to owner/asset management. In addition, the Manager performs other duties as assigned.

IDEAL CANDIDATE: The ideal candidate will possess the following:

  • Exceptional customer service skills.
  • The ability to develop, implement and reach goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for the division while considering the budget.
  • Be able to present, promote, and negotiate projects effectively.
  • Be a problem solver who can resolve issues as they arise.
  • Be self-motivated and able to motivate and provide leadership to staff to accomplish daily objectives and enhance each individual skills.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: Depending upon assignment, duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Serves as project manager for affordable housing development and financing projects, including supervising and coordinating the activities of consultants during design, bid document and specification preparation, and project implementation;
  • Negotiates, manages, and monitors contracts with developers, contractors, and/or homeowners for construction, develops and recommends awards of contracts; resolves conflicts between clients and contractors as needed; and performs construction management.
  • Provides professional staff assistance to management staff; participates on and provides staff support to a variety of interdisciplinary committees and boards such as the Rent Stabilization Board; researches, prepares, and presents comprehensive staff, technical, fiscal, and administrative reports and other correspondence as appropriate and necessary.
  • Participates in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for affordable housing programs; recommends and administers policies and procedures.
  • Participates in the development and administration of the assigned program budget; forecasts additional funds needed; directs the monitoring of and approves expenditures; recommends adjustments as necessary.
  • Researches and secures new sources of state/federal funding for housing programs; including, but not limited to HOME entitlement and city housing fees; and assists in the development and implementation banking loan programs.
  • Acts as a liaison to county, regional, state, federal agencies and private industry in the development and coordination of housing programs, policies, and projects.
  • Coordinate the preparation of the housing element of the General Plan; reviews housing proposals to ensure they are in conformance with the General Plan, and other planning objectives and strategies of the City.
  • Works with the City Attorney to ensure housing proposals meet City laws; drafts and revises complex legal documents for the implementation of affordable housing conditions.
  • Assists in calculating sale prices of affordable housing units and maintains an affordable housing buyer list.
  • Attends City Council Meetings, Planning Commission meetings, and Rent Stabilization Board meetings to present reports on program status.
  • Assists the Housing Manager in doing community outreach to inform tenants of the Rent program, organizes and empowers tenants, enhances tenants’ protections and rental units’ habitability.
  • Coordinates with the Building Department to ensure habitability complaints are investigated and resolved.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:

Education: Equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in finance, urban planning, public or business administration, or a related field.

Experience:  Five (5) years of highly responsible experience in housing, or community development block grant, or HOME or affordable housing programs, including one year of supervisory or lead experience.

License and Certifications: Possession of a valid California Class C Driver’s License and a good driving record, at the time of appointment.


It is important to complete all required application materials. Applications will be reviewed in detail to identify the most qualified candidates to interview.  The most qualified will be invited to a panel interview. Those that score the highest out of the panel interview will be advanced to department interviews. It is desired that the successful candidate begin employment as soon as possible.

Completion of the supplemental questions is a required part of the application and examination process.   “See Resume” will not be acceptable as an answer to supplemental questions.


To be considered for this exciting opportunity, candidates should apply through Please go to the Member Agencies tab, locate San Francisco/Peninsula, Under that select East Palo Alto. Or follow this link; Complete an online application and the required supplemental questionnaire. All materials must be included to be considered as a candidate.

This position is OPEN UNTIL FILLED

Additional inquiries about the position may be directed to Human Resources, or (650) 853-3100.

The City of East Palo Alto is not responsible for the failure of internet forms or email in submitting your application. Candidates with a disability who may require special assistance in any phase of the application or selection process should advise Danielle Oliveira from Muchmore Than Consulting at .



CalPERS Classic Members – 2.5% @ 55 formula

  • Employee pays 8% employee contribution
  • Three year average final compensation.

CalPERS New Members—2% @ 62 formula

  • Employee pays 6.25% employee contribution.
  • Three year average final compensation

Insurance Medical: (Medical (Kaiser HMO/HSA, Sutter HMO/HSA) 100% Employee Coverage/ 80% City Paid Medical Benefits for Eligible Dependents

Dental: Dental (Delta Dental) 100% Employee Coverage/ City Pays $92.37 towards Dental Benefits for Eligible Dependents

Life Insurance: City pays for coverage of $75,000

Long Term Disability: City paid

State Disability Insurance: Employee paid

Management Leave: up to 60 hours / year

Holiday: 13 Paid Holidays per year

Vacation: Vacation accrual is generally 3.08 per pay period (based on years of service in the City)

Sick Leave: accrual is 3.7 per pay period

Optional Benefits: Flexible Spending Plan (FSA and LFSA), Dependent Care, and Health Savings Account with Health Equity

Employee wellness program with comprehensive health screenings through Wellness Solution

ABOUT THE CITY: Founded in 1849 and incorporated in 1983, the City of East Palo Alto has an approximate population of 29,143 people. A pleasant city with a moderate climate with 59° – 77° temperatures and 2.5 square miles with open space and parks, it’s located in the heart of Silicon Valley,  with close proximity to the San Francisco and San Jose International Airports. East Palo Alto has excellent private schools and progressive public school district, a culturally diverse community with a rich historical heritage, and a friendly residential community and small-town family-oriented atmosphere.



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