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Housing Development Officer II

  • Housing Development Officer II
  • What will I be doing?
  • Do I qualify?
  • Can I be successful?
  • Benefits
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Class Number: 
Annual Salary Range:
$32,400.00 – $51,468.00
Twice-a-Month Salary Range:
$1,350.00 – $2,144.50
Pay Grade: 

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This is mid-level technical work involving housing and rental assistance programs in one or more of the following areas: housing development/redevelopment viability, monitoring and disbursing program funds, loan servicing programs, or client placement.

Job Duties

Oversees expenditures and funding available for Missouri Housing Development Commission (MHDC) housing programs and MHDC investments.

Communicates with lenders, community groups, and departmental staff regarding housing programs offered.

Contacts potential sponsors to develop proposals; assists in planning and development of grant applications and renewals.

Prepares or assists participants with application process for various housing programs; explains and interprets policies and rules of programs.

Advises applicants of the requirements and procedures for obtaining financial and technical assistance.

Assists and advises clients, developers and/or non-profit organizations on application procedures and requirements.

Provides technical support to participants interested in housing programs.

Collects, organizes, and processes data relative to urban and rural housing development/redevelopment proposals, to include determining need, desirability, and financial feasibility.

Prepares necessary documents on approved Commission proposals for submission to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Compiles and maintains the project status and control reports on Missouri Housing Development Commission projects.

Compiles statistical data and drafts documents and/or reports for the efficient administration of programs.

Assists in preparing complex reports to the Commissioners and other administrative departments regarding housing programs.

Prepares and distributes special announcements to prospective sponsors on availability of funds.

Maintains an active, current mailing list of sponsors, developers, and mortgagors.

Attends and actively participates in meetings and training programs.

Exercises significant independence and initiative in the performance of responsibilities; receives general administrative direction.

Performs other related work as assigned.

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(The following minimum qualifications will determine merit system eligibility.  Allowable experience and education substitutions are provided in italics below the corresponding minimum qualification statement; no other substitutions will be permitted.  These minimum qualifications may also be used to evaluate applicants for Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System positions not requiring selection from merit registers.)

One or more years of experience as a Housing Development Officer I and/or Accountant I with the Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System; and possession of a high school diploma or proof of high school equivalency.


A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum of 15 earned credit hours in one or a combination of the following: Finance, Accounting, Economics, Business or Public Administration, Sociology, Psychology, Community or Economic Development, or a closely related field; and,

One or more years of technical or professional experience in housing management, banking, real estate, accounting, community or economic development, loan or mortgage administration, credit analysis and investigation, social services/social welfare, mental health, or a closely related area.

(24 earned graduate credit hours from an accredited college or university in the specified fields may substitute for the required experience.)

(Additional qualifying experience may substitute on a year-for-year basis for deficiencies in the required degree.)

Please note that documentation that supports your eligibility (i.e. transcripts, employment records, etc.) may be required at any time during the application and hiring process. If you do not possess the minimum qualifications, please consider one of many other employment opportunities with the State of Missouri.

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Key Skills

Do you possess the key skills which are considered essential for successful employment in this classification?

Comprehensive knowledge of office organization practices, procedures, equipment and management.

Intermediate knowledge of the principles and practices of office organization.

Comprehensive knowledge of the general provisions, objectives, and philosophy of rental assistance programs.

Intermediate knowledge of federal and state laws, rules, regulations, and regulatory changes pertaining to housing development and redevelopment programs.

Intermediate knowledge of real estate mortgage lending principles.

Intermediate knowledge of current trends in the housing development/redevelopment industry.

Ability to interpret and apply policies and procedures.

Ability to understand and effectively carry out complex directions and maintain highly complex technical records.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, clients, governmental officials, sponsors, and the public.

Ability to communicate effectively and interpret policies and procedures to clients.

Ability to travel as needed, including long distance, overnight, and extended stays.

Ability to train staff and plan/organize their work.

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