City of Portland - Housing & Community Development (HCD) Program Manager


Housing and Economic Development Department – Housing & Community Development Division -

The Housing and Community Development Division of the City of Portland’s Housing and Economic Development Department seeks a candidate to join our team working to enhance the quality of life of and provide services to the most vulnerable residents in our community.  Primary job responsibilities include the coordination and management of the City’s Community Development Block Grant program, including developing policies and procedures, evaluation of proposals and funding requests, soliciting community input and program oversight.  The ideal candidate for this position must possess excellent customer service and communication skills.  Experience in administering grant or community development programs, working with non-profit social service providers, coordinating citizen participation processes; ability to work effectively with a variety of individuals, groups and organizations, ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing, administer complex programs in a clear and consistent manner, and familiarity with various computer software programs is required.  Familiarity and experience with U.S. Department of Housing Urban Development Programs such as CDBG and HOME is preferred.  A Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Planning, Public Administration, Community Development or related field is required. A Master’s degree in Community Development or a related field of study is preferred.  The candidate will report to the Director of the Housing and Community Development Division with oversight from the Director of the Housing and Economic Development Department.  Must possess a valid Maine Class C Driver’s license, maintain a good driving record and have a personal vehicle available for work use.  Offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of a satisfactory criminal background check. 

Pay range starting at $60,586.76/year ($31.07/hour), and is based on experience and qualifications. 


Deadline for applications is Monday, January 31, 2022.   


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City Benefits -

Permanent, full-time employees receive a generous benefits package which includes 13 ½ paid holidays; employee health insurance; sick and vacation leave; optional life, dental, vision and income protection insurances; choice of retirement plans; and tuition reduction program with the University of Southern Maine.  


The City of Portland is strongly committed to diversity in its workforce.

Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply.

We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer.


For questions contact Human Resources by email at or 207-874-8624. 

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***COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate***     As a condition of employment, you must demonstrate proof of being fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to start of employment.  If you cannot get vaccinated due to a medical condition or a sincerely held religious belief, you may request an exemption as a reasonable accommodation.  Failure to provide proof of vaccination will result in your exclusion from employment with the City of Portland. 

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