Its mission is to strengthen and to revitalize our community through housing and neighborhood investment. The Housing Department provides loans for the development of affordable housing and manages a portfolio of over 17,000 housing units with a total value that exceeds $700 million.
Over the next five years, the City Council has a goal of creating 25,000 housing units, 10,000 of which will be affordable.
The Housing Department has an operating budget of approximately $12 million and 77 employees.The Senior Development Officer will be assigned to the Multifamily Project Development Program and will manage all phases of affordable housing lending.
The position will oversea the activities and programs within the Affordable Housing Production Division. The Senior Development Officer reports to a Housing, Planning and Policy Administrator.
Positions & Duties
The Senior Development Officer will be responsible for reviewing the structure of multi-family financing proposals for new construction and preservation of affordable housing.
reviewing financial statements and pro formas for feasibility; managing Development Officers, and support staff. The ideal candidate for this position will be comfortable working in a diverse environment and have extensive experience at a management level in banking, lending or real estate development with strong underwriting, loan servicing and regulatory compliance background.
In addition, the ideal candidate will be a team player and have demonstrated values that align with the City of San Jose’s values of : Integrity, Innovation, Excellence, Collaboration, Respect, Celebration and Diversity.
Completion of a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Planning, Housing, Geography, Economics, Business Administration, Public Administration, Political Science, Sociology or related field and five (5) years of increasingly responsible professional level, directly related work experience, including two (2) years of supervisory or development project lead experience.
A valid California driver’s license may required. Federal law requires all employees to provide verification of their eligibility to work in this country.
Please be informed that the City of San José will not prepare or file a labor condition application with the Department of Labor.
Desirable Qualifications The ideal candidate will possess the most desirable combination of training, skills and experience, as demonstrated in past and current employment history.
Desirable experience, knowledge and skills for this position include :
Selection Process The selection process will consist of an evaluation of the applicant's training and experience based on the application, resume and responses to the Job Specific Questions.
Only the candidates whose backgrounds best match the position will be invited to proceed in the selection process. Additional phases of the selection process will consist of one or more interviews.
You will be prompted to answer the following job-specific questions in the online application process :
If yes, please indicate the college or university and the field in which you obtained your degree.
Detail where you obtained your experience and the duration in which you performed these duties.
Competencies The ideal candidate will possess the following competencies, as demonstrated in past and current employment history.
Desirable competencies for this position include : Job Expertise Demonstrates knowledge of and experience with applicable professional / technical principles and practices, Citywide and departmental procedures / policies and federal and state rules and regulations.
Demonstrates extensive experience at a management level in banking, lending or real estate development with strong underwriting, loan servicing and regulatory compliance background.
uses effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions.Meeting Ethical Standards When confronted with ethical dilemmas, acts in a way that reflects relevant law, policy and procedures, agency values, and personal values.
establishes realistic priorities within available resources; provides motivational support; empowers others; assigns decision-making and work functions to others in an appropriate manner to maximize organizational and individual effectiveness.
You may answer these questions directly in the on-line application system or on a separate document and then cut and paste your answers into the appropriate spaces when prompted.