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Senior Housing Development Officer

  • Senior Housing Development Officer
  • What will I be doing?
  • Do I qualify?
  • Can I be successful?
  • Benefits
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Class Number: 
Exam Components: 
Non-Competitive Registration
Annual Salary Range:
$35,308.00 – $56,092.00
Twice-a-Month Salary Range:
$1,471.00 – $2,338.00
Pay Grade: 

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This is senior-level technical and/or supervisory 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

Coordinates the internal technical review of project presentations, contract services, and commitments submitted for approval.

Analyzes data relative to urban and rural housing development/redevelopment proposals including need, desirability, and financial feasibility; oversees the administration and funding of housing programs.

Audits and/or interprets documents relating to projected and/or existing properties regulated under the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) rules and guidelines.

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

Provides support to owners/managers on design and troubleshooting of computerized housing program databases; tests data integrity of reported information; and communicates discrepancies and resolves errors.

Collects and develops statistical data relating to housing occupancy and cost information.

Serves as liaison to HUD, property owners, management agents, and clients.

Supervises and instructs professional, technical, and support staff.

Attends and actively participates in meetings and training programs.

Exercises independence and initiative in the performance of responsibilities under general administrative direction; work is reviewed through conferences, written reports, and observation of work in progress.

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 II with the Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System; and possession of a high school diploma or proof of high school equivalency.


Two 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,

Three 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 a maximum of one year of 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 the principles and practices of office organization and management, including supervision and training of staff.

Comprehensive knowledge of federal and state laws, rules, and regulations pertaining to housing programs.

Comprehensive knowledge of real estate mortgage lending, appraisal, and loan principles.

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

Intermediate knowledge of current construction and related costs, rental rates, operating expenses, and requirements in federal and state assisted housing.

Ability to maintain knowledge of regulations and all regulatory changes for each funding program.

Ability to gather, organize, and analyze data, and compile reports.

Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely.

Ability to train, supervise, and evaluate the work of staff.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, clients, community leaders, governmental officials, interested housing groups, sponsors and the general public.

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

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