Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Job Opening: Housing development specialist

An open position has been posted for the Division of Housing:

LOCATION: Other (see primary location below for details), Colorado
PRIMARY PHYSICAL WORK ADDRESS: Position is located in Grand Junction but the successful candidate may be able to negotiate to another work location within the geographic areas of responsibility.
SALARY: $3,895.00 - $5,617.00 Monthly

FLSA STATUS: Exempt; position is not eligible for overtime compensation.
OPENING DATE: 07/26/12
CLOSING DATE: 08/09/12 05:00 PM
JOB TYPE: Full Time
For many communities throughout Colorado, the Department of Local Affairs is the "face of state government" that initial and primary point of contact where local communities work in partnership with the state. Our department's mission statement, "Strengthening Colorado Communities," exemplifies the level of responsiveness and attentiveness that lies at the heart of our services. Through financial and technical assistance, property tax administration, property valuation appeals and programs addressing affordable housing and homelessness, our department works in cooperation with local communities. It is through that work where we learn first-hand how to build on the strengths, unique qualities and priorities of Colorado.  For more information about the Department of Local Affairs go to www.dola.colorado.gov.

The Division of Housing works with public and private entities, nonprofit organizations and public housing authorities to create and rehabilitate housing for low and moderate income persons, to deliver energy conservation services to low income persons, to provide shelter and supportive services to the homeless, and to allocate funds from federal and state grant programs in order to provide safe, sanitary and decent housing for low and moderate income persons and families.
This position carries out the Division of Housing's mission by analyzing, negotiating, monitoring, and developing applications for financial assistance from private housing developers, local housing authorities, and/or local development organizations.  Position advises private housing developers, local housing organizations, local governments and others in the use of federal and state housing resources to finance acquisition, rehabilitation, and new construction of affordable housing proposals.  Position underwrites applications for financial assistance, negotiates revisions, and prepares funding recommendations to Division of Housing Staff and the State Housing Board.  Position develops, markets and provides technical assistance and training in the areas of affordable housing, use of federal financial resources, market assessments, and other relevant topics to stakeholders. Position identifies means to increase availability of affordable housing, including researching incentives or impediments.  Position establishes performance benchmarks for contracts and assesses how well grantees meet such benchmarks.  The geographic areas of responsibility for this position include the following counties: Archuleta, Delta, Dolores, Eagle, Garfield, Gunnison, Hinsdale, La Plata, Mesa, Moffat, Montezuma, Montrose, Ouray, Pitkin, Rio Blanco, Routt, San Juan, and San Miguel.  Travel is required for approximately 20% of the work assignment.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (only those applicants who possess the required minimum qualifications will be allowed to continue through the application process):
Qualified applicants must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and two years of professional-level experience in the administration of federal housing programs (HOME, Rural Development, Community Development Block Grants), multifamily housing finance, real estate development or architecture/construction management.

SUBSTITUTION: Additional professional or technical level work experience in the administration of federal housing programs, multifamily housing finance or real estate development may be substituted year-for-year for the bachelor's degree.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: The successful candidate must possess and maintain a valid Colorado driver's license and must have the ability to travel in-state on a regular basis and out-of-state occasionally.
The Department of Local Affairs requires all applicants to submit a completed employment application and a current RESUME. Applicants may submit the resume along with the online application using the "Attach" feature, or via email or fax to the contact listed below. Application and resume must be received by 5:00 p.m. on the announcement closing date (postmarks will not suffice). If your application and resume are not received by the closing date of this announcement, you will not be considered for this position. Application forms are available at the Dept. of Local Affairs employment website at http://dola.colorado.gov/employment.html.

Applications are used as part of the selection and exam process. Applications will be reviewed to determine whether you meet the minimum qualifications for the position and only those applicants who do meet the qualifications listed above will be allowed to continue through the examination process.  Applications may be used to rank the most qualified applicants for this position. Be sure your application specifically addresses all of the education and experience requirements listed. 

Please include your current e-mail address on your application, as most correspondence regarding this position will be electronic-based. The department cannot guarantee the successful delivery of e-mail. You will be notified of the status of your application two weeks after the closing date of the announcement. If you do not receive information regarding the status your application after this time, please call (303) 866-4911.
HOW TO APPLY: Thank you for your interest. Submit an on-line application by clicking the link below or submit a State of Colorado Application for Announced Vacancy and all supplemental questions according to the instructions provided below. Failure to submit a complete and timely application may result in the rejection of your application. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that application materials are received by the appropriate Human Resources office before the closing date and time listed above.
Peggy Valdez Olivas, 1313 Sherman St., #315, Denver CO or by fax to 303-866-2251
Peggy Valdez Olivas, 303-866-4911 or peggy.valdezolivas@state.co.us.
METHODS OF APPOINTMENT: Appointment to the vacancy or vacancies represented by this announcement is expected to be from the eligible list created or the transfer, non-disciplinary (voluntary) demotion or reinstatement applicants. However, there is the possibility that appointment(s), for valid, articulated business reasons may be made by transfer, reinstatement, disciplinary or non-disciplinary demotion, trial service reversion, placement due to return from military service, or another method of appointment not stated.