• Houston, TX


Applications accepted from:All Persons Interested


Workdays & Hours:Monday - Friday, 8 am - 5 pm
Subject to change

The City of Houston's Department of Housing and Community Development (HCDD) seeks to create a city in which every resident has an affordable home in a community where they can thrive. Partnering with non-profit, governmental, and local entities, HCDD seeks to strengthen Houston's neighborhoods, provide true housing choice and execute the Mayor's vision for One Houston with complete communities throughout. Since Hurricane Harvey, HCDD is managing more than one billion dollars dedicated to helping low and moderate-income families recover.

To achieve our vision, HCDD is seeking a Deputy Assistant Director - Disaster Recovery to join its team. In this position, you will help manage personnel in the disaster recovery (DR) division and monitor all DR-program activities. This position will report to the Assistant Director of Recovery and Public Services and will work collaboratively with other project staff and contractor teams.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage division personnel working on disaster recovery efforts
  • Review division operations and establish objectives, policies and guidelines as needed
  • Serve as a main contact for the coordination of disaster recovery efforts
  • Assist in developing, monitoring, managing and promoting programs and initiatives related to disaster recovery efforts in coordination with community partners and consultants
  • Identify recovery-related assistance gaps/needs and provide recommendations for leveraging current resources to increase program impact
  • Assist in the review and assessment of current disaster recovery programs to ensure the best use of resources and most effective/efficient methods for execution
  • Serve as a liaison to other departments, government agencies, contractors and community partners
  • Represent and articulate the city's recovery programs and objectives to internal and external stakeholders
  • Develop monthly reports on various activities for tracking and assessing outcomes
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Essential Attributes
  • Reliable: Assumes additional responsibilities while maintaining punctuality and
  • Detail-Oriented: Brings the highest level of attentiveness to all work
  • Driven: Shows initiative and a willingness to take ownership of assignments and go the extra mile
This is a grant funded position subject to cancelation when funds are depleted and/or contract period ends.

This position requires stooping, bending, and/or lifting of items with occasional periods of walking on rough surfaces. There are occasional discomforts from exposure to moderate heat, cold, moisture/wetness and unpleasant air conditions.


Requires a Bachelor's degree in business administration, public administration or a closely related field.Directly related professional experience may be substituted for the education requirement on a year-for-year basis.

Seven years of progressively more complex/responsible administrative experience are required, with at least three of the years in a supervisory capacity.
A Master's degree in business administration, public administration or a field closely related to the work being performed may be substituted for two years of experience.

Valid Texas Driver's License and compliance with the City of Houston policy on driving (AP 2-2).


Preference will be given to candidates with:
  • Ten or more years of relevant experience
  • Experience with economic development, public administration, CDBG/HUD programs, FEMA, and/or other disaster recovery programs
  • Proficiency with the Microsoft Office software suite including MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Proficiency with Adobe Acrobat and project management software
  • The ability to multitask and complete work assignments independently with minimal supervision/guidance
  • Effective oral, listening, and written communication skills
Bilingual applicants and Section 3 residents in the Houston area (in accordance with Section 3 of the HUD Act of 1968) will receive an additional preference.

Preference shall be given to eligible veteran applicants provided such persons possess the qualifications necessary for competent discharge of the duties involved in the position applied for, such persons are among the most qualified candidates for the position, and all other factors in accordance with Executive Order 1-6.


None; however, the Department may administer a skill assessment evaluation.

If yes, this position is subject to random drug testing and if a promotional position, candidate must pass an assignment drug test.

Factors used in determining the salary offered include the candidate's qualifications as well as the pay rates of other employees in this classification.

Pay Grade 30

Only online applications will be accepted for this City of Houston job and must be received by the Human Resources Department during posting opening and closing dates shown. Applications must be submitted online at: To view your detailed application status, please log-in to your online profile by visiting: .For application status inquiries please contact(832) 393-6069.

All new and rehires must pass a pre-employment drug test and are subject to a physical examination and verification of information.

Due to the high volume of applications received, the Hiring Department will contact you directly, with specific instructions, should you be selected to advance in our recruitment process.

If you need special services or accommodations, please call TTY 7-1-1.

EEO Equal Employment Opportunity
The City of Houston is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.

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