Senior Development Officer - Affordable Housing and Project Development (Housing Department)
City Of San Jose
San Jose
hace 1 día

Job Description

  • Senior Development Officer - Affordable Housing and Project Development (Housing Department) (2000593)About the DepartmentThe City of San José Housing Department is a leader in the development of affordable housing.
  • 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.

  • Tasks will include, but not be limited to : working with affordable housing developers and community groups to proactively manage affordable housing projects from the earliest stages through completion;
  • underwriting loans for the production, rehabilitation and preservation of affordable rental housing with tax credit and / or tax-exempt bond financing, with a focus on determining feasibility and effect on the City’s repayments, risks and policy objectives;
  • 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.

    Qualifications

    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 :

  • Experience with affordable housing principles and policies; and state and federal governmental lending in support of affordable housing development.
  • Experience with the principles and processes of loan underwriting for the production, rehabilitation and preservation of affordable multi-family rental properties and single family properties.
  • Familiarity with the California Redevelopment law on affordable housing, and inclusionary policies and procedures.
  • Ability to establish excellent working relationships with outside organizations, City staff, and key stakeholders.
  • Ability to organize, work effectively and to successfully manage multiple projects and processes, including preparing complex reports for City executive staff, and meet deadlines in a high pressure environment.
  • Ability to carry out detailed analytical assignments and make sound judgments and recommendations.
  • Excellent oral communication skills.
  • Excellent written communication skills.
  • Proficiency using the following software / computer applications listed : MS Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint software.
  • The ability to plan, direct, and delegate the work of others; ability to stimulate and motivate the work of subordinates.
  • The ability to manage and operate in a collaborative, cooperative and diverse team environment with honesty and integrity.
  • A demonstrated track record of cultural competency and a commitment to serving a diverse constituency.
  • 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 :

  • Have you completed 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?
  • If yes, please indicate the college or university and the field in which you obtained your degree.

  • Do you have five (5) years of directly related work experience? If yes, please describe your work experience in implementing and / or managing a housing-related program.
  • Detail where you obtained your experience and the duration in which you performed these duties.

  • Do you have work experience with managing affordable housing production programs? If so please describe your experience working with affordable housing development, loan underwriting, and financing.
  • Do you have experience collaborating with multiple stakeholders in support of the development of affordable housing? If so, please describe your experience.
  • Do have two (2) years of supervisory or development lead project experience? If so, please describe your experience and the number of direct reports and their classification(s).
  • 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.

  • Communication Skills Effectively conveys information and expresses thoughts and facts clearly, orally and in writing; demonstrates effective use of listening skills;
  • displays openness to other people’s ideas and thoughts.Decision Making Identifies and understands issues, problems, and opportunities;
  • 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.

  • Project Management Ensures support for projects and implements agency goals and strategic objectives. Supervision Sets effective long and short-term goals based on a good understanding of management practices;
  • 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.

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