Danville Redevelopment & Housing Authority

DEPARTMENT: Administration

REPORTS TO: CEO / Executive Director

SUPERVISES: Procurement Administrator and three field supervisors

Position Overview:

The director of Operations will play a crucial role in ensuring the smooth operation of DRHA properties, including public housing units, scattered single-family homes, and office buildings. The ideal candidate will have a strong construction, housing, and urban development background, with a deep understanding of Virginia building codes, public procurement, and HUD regulations.

 Key Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the maintenance division, ensuring all public housing and scattered site facilities are well-maintained and operational.
  • Manage and coordinate the activities of contractors, ensuring compliance with contractual agreements and DRHA standards.
  • Ensure adherence to Virginia building codes, HUD regulations, and Davis Bacon requirements.
  • Draft, review, and manage contracts related to construction and maintenance projects.
  • Collaborate closely with DRHA vendors to facilitate seamless operations and project completions.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date procurement files, vacancy reports, work orders, and other essential records.
  • Prepare comprehensive reports for the executive director, including recommendations for improvements and developments.
  • Assist in large scale development projects and initiatives, providing expertise and support as needed.
  • Lift and transport materials and equipment weighing up to 75 pounds as required.


  • Minimum of five years’ experience in construction, housing, and urban development.
  • Bachelor's degree in a related field or equivalent experience.
  • In depth knowledge of Virginia building codes, public procurement, HUD regulations, and Davis Bacon requirements.
  • Proven experience in contract drafting, management, and vendor collaboration.
  • Strong leadership skills with experience managing teams and contractors.
  • Excellent organizational, recordkeeping, and reporting abilities.
  • Ability to read, interpret, and manage invoices and other financial documents.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, capable of working with diverse stakeholders.

 Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to lift and transport a minimum of 75 pounds.

 Work Location

In person

Equipment Used

Incumbents must be able to effectively use computers and related software, computer printers, photocopiers, and telephones (landline and cellular).

Salary Range

$58,000.00  $68,500.00

Compensation for this position is negotiable, depending on the qualifications and experience of the chosen candidate.

Residential Requirement

Must be willing to live within 5 miles of the city limits of Danville, Virginia.

The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility but should not be considered an exhaustive listing of work requirements. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

DRHA is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

Send a cover letter, your resume, and a completed copy of the application to mkirby@drhava.com