Project Manager of Community Development Programs - #1671878

City of San Bernardino, CA

Date: 2 weeks ago
City: San Bernardino, CA
Salary: $89,637.48 - $108,966.24 per year
Contract type: Full time

Are you looking for an opportunity for professional growth and development? Consider joining the City of San Bernardino's Community and Economic Development Department as a Project Manager of Community Development Programs (U)!

About the Position: The Project Manager of Community Development Programs (U) is responsible for developing, implementing, and managing a wide variety of high-profile City programs and projects. The Project Manager of Community Development Programs (U) is expected to have knowledge of the City’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) programs, HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME), and other State and Federal Grants. The selected incumbent will be responsible for performing specialized and complex assignments for the purpose of creating new affordable and special needs/homeless housing and preserving and expanding existing affordable housing. And work directly with City department directors, subordinate staff, consultants, contractors, brokers, and members of the community to ensure that projects are well-planned and executed on time and within budget
The Ideal Candidate:
The ideal candidate will have in depth knowledge of all grant entitlement programs. In addition, the ideal candidate will possess experience in affordable housing development, with an understanding of Low-Income Housing Tax Credits; grant management; experience in community engagement; and extensive knowledge of compatible local and state funding sources. The ideal candidate will possess the ability use independent judgment and problem-solving techniques and requires considerable knowledge of affordable housing financing, as well as knowledge of various housing program regulations and procedures. This position requires a highly organized self-starter that takes initiative to problem solve and manage multiple tasks with competing deadlines
About the City: The City of San Bernardino is a community rich in history and cultural diversity. Influences of Native Americans, Mexican settlers, and Spanish missionaries can still be seen throughout the City today. From 1810 to the present, San Bernardino has been recognized for its scenic beauty and strategic location. Today, the City of San Bernardino serves as the county seat and is the largest city in the County of San Bernardino with a population of 214,706

Essential Duties & Responsibilities


Typical duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Assist the Deputy Director of Housing & Homelessness in establishing goals, objectives, priorities, schedules and budgets for individual programs, projects and events.
  • Serve as a liaison to local organizations, businesses, developers, real estate brokers, public agencies, property owners, legislative representatives, and the general public to educate, encourage collaboration and promote City programs, projects and activities.
  • Make public presentations at City events and other venues to legislative bodies, business organizations, community groups, development associations and other constituents.
  • Conduct, evaluate and/or coordinate complex studies, and prepare comprehensive reports and recommendations.
  • Establish and maintain electronic database and contract management programs or capital improvement project tracking system(s).
  • Coordinate with other departments, utility companies, non-profit organizations and affected parties, and agencies to facilitate timely completion of projects or the review and processing of specific private development projects.
  • Facilitate interdepartmental coordination related to the timely completion of projects, programs and activities.
  • Identify and market sites suitable for Affordable Housing
  • Evaluate and underwrite affordable housing projects, prepare loan documents to administer loan funds, monitor construction period financing, review leasing materials, and complete conversion to permanent financing.
  • Prepare and administer professional service and real estate development contracts.
  • Develop and issue Requests for Qualifications (RFQ) and Requests for Proposals (RFP) and evaluate qualifications and proposals received in accordance with City policy and coordinate with appropriate City departments and develop recommendations for the award of contracts.
  • Plan, develop and manage real estate development, financial analysis, direct business assistance and incentive program development/implementation.
  • Manage housing programs and projects in accordance with Federal, State and local requirements; analyze housing financing proposals and develop recommendations; ensure that required Housing Plans are current and updated at required intervals; monitor loan and grant recipients to ensure compliance with terms; make recommendations concerning the servicing and collection of housing loans.
  • Enter into negotiations with developers, vendors, business owners and tenants.
  • Establish and manage performance measurement systems related to capital improvement projects, and goals and Housing goals & objectives.


Knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices of public administration and project management.
  • Procedures for planning and establishing plans, specifications, construction and inspection for City projects.
  • Design and construction principles, methods, materials and equipment.
  • Budget preparation and administration.
  • Applicable laws and ordinances.
  • Contract language administration and content.
  • Other City departments, agencies and organizations affected by capital improvement projects.

Ability to:

  • Use common office software including Microsoft Office.
  • Evaluate alternative courses of action and reach sound conclusions within established guidelines.

Minimum Qualifications


Education, Training and Experience:

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, Planning, Engineering, Architecture or a related field; and five (5) years of progressively responsible program or project management experience involving community development and housing initiatives, including responsibility for grants applications and administration of grant awards; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience within a municipal agency.

A Master’s degree is highly desirable

Licenses; Certificates; Special Requirements:

A valid California driver’s license and the ability to maintain insurability under the City’s vehicle insurance policy. For out-of-state applicants, a valid driver’s license is required. A valid Class “C” California Driver’s License must be obtained within ten (10) days of appointment (CA Vehicle Code 12405c).

Certification as a Project Management Professional (PMP) is preferred, but not required.

Supplemental Information


The City offers an attractive compensation and benefit package, that includes:
  • Retirement – Participation in the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS). Classic members with less than 6 months separation: CalPERS 2% at 55, single highest year plan. New members, CalPERS 2% at 62, three highest year average plan.
  • Health Insurance – Monthly contribution of $1,125.00 (Employee Only), $1,289.00 (Employee plus one), or $1,724.00 (Employee plus Family) for health, dental and vision premiums. Eligible employees who waive all medical, dental, vision, supplemental life, and supplemental AD&D benefits will receive an annual “Health Insurance Waiver Stipend” of $4,000.00 every first paycheck of December.
  • Leave – Vacation beginning at 80 hours after one year, 96 hours of sick leave annually, 12 holidays, plus 18 hours of floating holiday time.
  • Life & Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance – The City provides Term Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance.
  • Other – Optional Deferred Compensation Plan, flexible benefits plan, pre-tax childcare plan, employee assistance program, and all other benefits which are received by Management/Confidential employees of the City per Memorandum of Understanding.
Application Submission:
Please allow ample time to complete and submit your application before the posted filing deadline. Applicants will be automatically logged-out if they have not submitted the application and all required materials prior to the posted deadline. Once your application has been successfully submitted you will receive onscreen confirmation and an email. We recommend that you save and/or print these for your records

If you require technical assistance, please contact the Toll-Free Applicant Support line at (855) 524-5627. Please note that Human Resources is not responsible for any issues or delays caused by your computer or browser used to submit the application

Selection Process:
All applicants must submit clear, concise, and complete information regarding their qualifications for the position, including detailed responses to all supplemental questions. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the application or supplemental application materials

The selection process will consist of:
  • Application Review
  • Oral Examination (Tentatively scheduled for the week of March 11, 2024).
Successful candidates will be placed on an eligible list, and highly qualified candidates will be referred to the appointing authority for further consideration. Candidates advancing in the selection process will receive information/instructions via email only

The City of San Bernardino will provide reasonable accommodation for the known physical or mental limitations of a qualified applicant with a disability. It is the responsibility of candidates with a disability requiring accommodation in the assessment process to contact the Human Resources Department to request such accommodation prior to the closing date of this recruitment. Please call 909-384-5104 or email [email protected] for additional information regarding requests for accommodation

Pre-Employment Process:
All positions are subject to the following pre-employment screenings:
  • Pre-employment Medical Exam, including drug test.
  • Background Investigation with the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
  • Employment/Professional Reference Check.
For more information about this position, please contact the City of San Bernardino Human Resources Department at 909-384-5104. THE CITY OF SAN BERNARDINO IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Health Insurance - Eligible to receive a City contribution of $1,125.00 or $1,724.00 to help offset health, dental and vision premiums. Eligible employees who waive all medical, dental, vision, supplemental life, and supplemental AD&D benefits will recieve an annual "Health Insurance Waiver Stipend" of $3,500.00 every first paycheck of December.

Retirement for Current Members - For employees hired after 1/1/2013 who are current members of California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) or a reciprocal agency as of 12/31/12 and have not been separated from service from such agency for six months or more, the retirement benefit shall be 2% @ 55; highest single year of compensation.

Retirement for New Members - For employees hired 1/1/2013 or later and who are not a member of the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) or a reciprocal agency as of 12/31/12, or those who have been separated from a public agency which contracts with CalPERS or a reciprocal agency for six months or more, the retirement benefit shall be 2% @ 62; 3 year final compensation. New members will be obligated to pay 50% of the “normal cost” of their retirement benefits as required by State law.

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