With a particular focus on affordable housing-related policy for the City of Moab, the Housing Director handles complex cross-departmental initiatives, provides strategic guidance to other staff and the governing body, addresses sensitive community concerns, and represents the City at high-level meetings and gatherings. This position is a substantially external-facing role, requiring a sophisticated awareness of community attitudes that relate to municipal operation while also maintaining strong working relationships across the City’s departments.
The Housing Director is an executive-level, at-will position that reports directly to the Community Development Director.
As part of a small team of city employees, the Housing Director works collaboratively across departments and with policy makers to address the short term and long term needs of the City. The primary focus of this position is to address the City and region’s shortage of housing options for the area workforce.
This job requires a can-do attitude, an adaptable mindset, and dedication to addressing the City’s challenges and opportunities associated with rapid growth and development.
Specifically, this position is responsible for select cross-departmental initiatives as assigned, which may include but is not limited to:
Additionally, the Housing Director responds to and addresses specific community-driven initiatives and quality-of-life issues as they are identified, such as pedestrian safety initiatives and community visioning.
The Housing Director coordinates closely with the City Manager to:
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
The Housing Director must be able to:
Education and Experience
Work Environment and Physical and Mental Demands
Employees work under typical office conditions, and the noise level is usually quiet.
While performing the duties of this job, employees are regularly required to sit, walk and stand; talk or hear, both in person and by telephone: use hands repetitively to finger, handle, feel or operate standard office equipment; reach with hands and arms; and lift up to 25 pounds.
While performing the duties of this job, employees are regularly required to use written and oral communication skills; read and interpret data, information and documents; analyze and solve non-routine and complex office administrative problems; use math and mathematical reasoning; observe and interpret situations; learn and apply new information or skills; perform highly detailed work on multiple, concurrent tasks; work under intensive deadlines with frequent interruptions; and interact with City managers, staff, customers, the public and others encountered in the course of work, some of whom may be dissatisfied or abusive individuals.
A formal resume is required; finalists will interview with the appropriate hiring authority as designated by the city council. Applicant must pass a pre-employment drug test and background check, and upon employment, must possess a valid Utah driver's license.