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Policy & Development Manager

Department of Community Affairs

Listing Summary

Make a difference and join the DCA Team!  DCA gives employees more to do than merely make a living.  We are serious about helping Georgia's families live more abundantly with a greater sense of hope and achievement.  If public service, a great environment, and the desire to enrich the lives of others motivate you to do your best work, you should consider joining the DCA Team.  


To help build strong, vibrant communities.


For Georgians of today and tomorrow to have the opportunity to live and work in thriving communities.


We are a diverse team of highly competent and committed professionals who strive to help people and communities thrive through technical expertise, innovative thinking, and a passion for making a difference.  Team members are at their best when collaborating and supporting each other as they perform challenging and dynamic work


General Description

The Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) is a state organization dedicated to partnering with communities to help create a climate of success for Georgia's families and businesses. DCA offers a fast-paced, challenging, and dynamic environment that requires attention to detail, pride in quality of work, and the ability to work as a versatile team player.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

·Develop, document, and evaluate property data procedures for the office’s property database system to ensure the accuracy of property set-up and compliance testing of the portfolio of properties as a whole

·Oversee the Policy & Development team’s day-to-day activities to ensure properties comply with all programmatic requirements and regulations.

· Define, assign, and oversee workload and capacity, including evaluation of internal process for team workflows to define success for the group and each team member

·Evaluate staffing, training, and educational/training needs of staff

·Coach and provide feedback to staff

·Consistently review policies and procedures to ensure continued, optimal monitoring of our portfolio

·Complete internal and external reporting when requested or required

·Provide recommendations and oversight, when needed, regarding changes to the landscape in LIHTC and HOME policy development and implementation

·Work collaboratively with other department managers within the Office of Portfolio Management in the identification of industry changes, opportunities, seamless progression in departmental goals

·Establish and maintain relationships with project owners, managing agents, and various governmental agencies

·Work closely with staff to assess the performance of the portfolio and to help design workout strategies for delinquent/non-compliant properties.

·Execute the vision and goals of the Department, Division, and Agency


Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

·Comprehensive knowledge of federal and state laws, regulations, guidelines, and policies applicable to monitoring multifamily affordable housing property for compliance with IRS program rules and other state and federal regulations such as Housing and Urban Development (HUD) regulations

·Ability to manage a hybrid staff and set self-directed and team goals with defined milestones to measure progress, and assess outcome for quality and effectiveness

·Ability to develop and present comprehensive, succinct guidance related to affordable housing policy development, property data and documentation, income/rent restrictions, affordable housing compliance requirements in accordance with federal and state regulations, processes, and policies

 ·     Management of personnel

·Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills, and the ability to build relationships with staff, executives, and external partners

·Public speaking experience

·Ability to facilitate a resolution in challenging situations and serve as a resource to team members and internal/external stakeholders

·Ability to coordinate cross functional teams

·Strong organizational skills with excellent attention to detail

·Ability to prioritize and coordinate multiple tasks

Preferred Education/Training/Experience

Master's degree in policy analysis, real estate development, urban planning, or a related field from an accredited college or university AND One year of related experience OR Bachelor's degree in policy analysis, real estate development, urban planning, or a related field from an accredited college or university AND Two years of related experience OR Five years of experience in a relevant area(s), such as:

·Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) and HOME

·Previous work experience in real estate development, policy analysis, data input, or urban planning

If this sounds like you: Apply now!

Job Type: Full-time



·401(k) matching

·Dental insurance

·Flexible spending account

·Health insurance

·Health savings account

·Life insurance

·Paid time off

·Referral program

·Retirement plan

·Vision insurance

·Flexible schedule

·Possible remote/telework opportunity


Note: An equivalent combination of education and job specific experience that provided the knowledge, experience and competencies required to successfully perform the job at the level listed may be substituted on a year-over-year basis.


This position is currently designated as a hybrid (part in-office and part remote/Telework) position.  This position is full time (40 hours per week) and may require occasional overtime.  Local periodic travel may be required. 


Sedentary Work – Ability to exert 10 - 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or negligible amount of force frequently to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time but may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time.



NOTE: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. All qualified applicants will be considered but may not necessarily receive an interview. Due to the large volume of submissions received by this office, information concerning application and/or interview status cannot be provided.  Selected applicants will be contacted for next steps in the interview process.  Applicants who are not selected will not receive notification.  This position is subject to close at any time once a satisfactory applicant pool has been identified.


DCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. If you need an accommodation for an interview, please contact the Human Resources Office at (404) 679-4845


Hiring is contingent upon satisfactory results of employment verification, background, criminal records investigation and motor vehicle reports.


This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and the employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the business and requirement of the job change.  This job posting may close at any time upon gaining a sufficient applicant pool from which to select a qualified candidate.


All duties and responsibilities listed are considered to be essential job functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.  Marginal functions of the position (those that are incidental to the performance of the job duties) have not been included.   However, the omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or logical assignment to the position.


Bachelor's degree in a related field from an accredited college or university AND Three years of experience managing professional level staff OR Seven years of related professional experience AND Three years managing at the level equivalent to area of assignment OR Three years of experience required at the lower level Mgr, Business Ops (GSM010) or position equivalent. Note: An equivalent combination of education and job specific experience that provided the knowledge, experience and competencies required to successfully perform the job at the level listed may be substituted on a year-over-year basis.

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