City of Bethlehem – Housing and Community Development Administrator

Website City of Bethlehem

Department – Community & Economic Development (CED)

Type of Position – Full-Time

Salary/Pay Rate– $60,736 – $85,079 annual based on experience

Deadline to Apply – August 28, 2020


Bachelor’s degree in political science, planning, public administration, or a related field required; minimum of 3 years of experience in housing, community development or planning preferred; or any equivalent combination of education, experience, and training which provides the required knowledge, skill and ability.


Must pass a criminal background investigation, pre-employment physical, and drug test.NATURE OF WORK PERFORMEDThis position is responsible for ensuring federal and state and city funds are administered within the parameters specified by the funders and in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations of the various programs. Oversees housing related issues including facilitating the development of affordable housing and blight remediation efforts.  Supervises Housing Rehabilitation program and staff, grant writing, and management for related programs. This position receives supervision and performs duties in accordance with policies established by the Director/Deputy Director of CED.


Plans departmental activities related to Community Development and Housing; reviews and proposes new Community Development and Housing programs; assists Director/Deputy Director of CED in planning and developing the City’s annual Community Development Block Grant and HOME application, periodic program amendments and yearly performance report; assists in research and preparation of applications for federal and state housing and community development grants; assists in maintenance of City demographic statistics and with liaison activities with U.S. Bureau of the Census, and Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development; assists in the development and implementation of neighborhood planning efforts; manages local grant programs and ensures compliance with guidelines; oversees Housing Rehabilitation budget and management of program.REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIESComprehensive knowledge of housing and community development and urban planning practices; knowledge of applicable federal, state and local programs, especially compliance requirements; ability to analyze and interpret statistical information and data, understanding of accounting principles and their application; ability to express ideas, concepts and technical information clearly and concisely, both in writing and orally; good judgment and skill in dealing with public agencies, private groups and the general public; professional experience in the areas of planning, housing and community development.


Applicants should send a resume and cover letter outlining how they meet the specific requirements of the position to jobs@bethlehem-pa.gov or City of Bethlehem, Human Resources, 10 E. Church St, Bethlehem, PA 18018.  While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

To apply for this job please visit www.bethlehem-pa.gov.

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