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Housing Authority Compliance Manager

Company: Government jobs
Location: Salem
Posted on: January 23, 2023

Job Description:

Job Summary

This is a Salem Housing Authority position, which is a separate employer from the City of Salem.

Make an impact:
Salem Housing Authority is seeking a Compliance Manager with demonstrable aptitude for interpreting and applying a wide variety of housing program rules, regulations, and policies, and operationalizing compliance strategies across the agency. The Compliance Manager must manage and analyze a large volume of detailed information while maintaining the broader perspective of continuous improvement of business processes and systems. The Compliance Manager works collaboratively and cross-functionally within the management team to uphold program integrity and advance the mission of the Housing Authority.

What you will do:
A successful candidate assists in creating a positive and supportive work environment; enforces a safe workplace; establishes a culture of teamwork and communication; creates a workplace that promotes the organizational values of workplace diversity, equity and inclusion and actively promotes an environment respectful of living and working in a multicultural society.

What you will bring:

  • File audit/review practices as they relate to housing program compliance.
  • Interpretation and application of federal, state, and local regulations and ordinances.
  • Organizational/management practices and principles and how they are applied.
  • Business and management principles involved in strategic planning of people and resources.
  • Best practices, developing and preparing in federal funding administration, including analysis, budget tracking, and financial reporting.
  • Work cooperatively and develop effective working relationships and communications with co-workers, other sections, outside agencies and organizations, and diverse community groups.
  • Prepare and submit detailed reports relating to housing program compliance.
  • Review and update policies based on changes in rules/regulations, guidelines, and/or industry best practices.
  • Present information to varied groups, such as colleagues, program participants, community partners, elected officials, and citizens.
  • Identify and respond to public, city, commission, and housing advisory committee issues and concerns related to a variety of housing programs.
  • Use Microsoft Office with moderate to advanced proficiency.Preferred Qualifications:
    • Federal, state, and/or local rules and regulations governing housing programs, including, but not limited to Section 8 (Vouchers, Project-Based Vouchers, Project-Based Rental Assistance), Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC), HOME, Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), and/or other regulated housing programs;
    • Laws governing Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity;
    • Laws governing rental housing transactions (Landlord/Tenant Law);
    • Federal rules and regulations related to public agencies;
    • Federal funding, including analysis, budget tracking and reporting;
    • Collaborative partnerships with community organizations and service providers; and
    • Microsoft Office applications, including Word and Excel, with moderate to advanced proficiency.
    • Depending on the area of assignment, certifications or licenses may be required or preferred (and maintained throughout employment).What can we offer you for all your hard work?
      • Medical, dental, and vision coverage for you and your family.
      • Paid vacation and sick time in accordance with City policies.
      • Competitive pay.
      • Employer-paid PERS contribution of 6%.
      • Opportunity for voluntary pre-tax contributions to a 457b account.
      • Health care and dependent care flexible spending accounts.
      • Voluntary long-term care.
      • Employee wellness program.
      • Employee assistance program.
      • Work Schedule: Business hours are Monday - Friday 7:30a.m. - 4:30p.m. Remote/hybrid schedule is negotiable for this position.Minimum Qualifications:
        • Must pass the pre-employment background check.
        • Must have an Oregon Driver license and have a driving record that meets the Salem Housing Authority's driving standards.
        • Must obtain industry standard certifications within 1 year of hire when required depending on area of assignment.
        • Industry-specific training and certification(s) or bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in public administration, real estate, or related field, and five years of related experience including progressively responsible managerial experience, OR
        • Any combination of education, experience, and training that demonstrate possession of the knowledge, skills, and abilities as listed, and ability to perform the essential job functions.About us:
          Our mission is to assist low- and moderate-income families to achieve self-sufficiency through stable housing, economic opportunity, community investment, and coordination with social service providers. This is a great opportunity to help positively impact your community. Come work in a positive and supportive work environment that enforces a safe workplace, has a culture of teamwork and communication, promotes the organizational values of workplace diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), and actively promotes an environment respectful of living and working in multicultural society.

          The City of Salem is the second largest City in the State of Oregon. Located in the lush Willamette Valley, Salem is the capital city of Oregon with a population over 170,000. Centrally located, Salem is 47 miles south of Portland and an hour from the Cascade Mountains to the east and an hour from the ocean beaches to the west. Salem is an exceptional community for living and working with exciting new and comfortable well-established neighborhoods and carefully preserved historic buildings.

          A full-service City, Salem has eight primary departments:
          Community Services, Finance, Fire, Enterprise Services, Legal, Police, Public Works, and Urban Development. Several departments also have functional divisions within their department. The City has five labor unions and employs roughly 1,350 talented and dedicated staff members.

          The Urban Renewal Agency and the Salem Housing Authority are separate municipal corporations. The Agency contracts with the City for services and the Authority is led by the Housing Administrator within the Urban Development department.

          Where can I find out more about the position?
          Go to the menu option for Class Specifications and search for Manager HA, I or view by clicking here.

          If you would like to learn more about the Salem Housing Authority, please visit our website at www.salemhousingOR.com.

          How can I apply?
          The City of Salem and Salem Housing Authority invites individuals of all diverse communities and backgrounds to apply for our available job opportunities as we strive to provide the best service to everyone. The City of Salem is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all and has a culture that values diversity, equity, and inclusion. We believe that by welcoming differences, encouraging new ideas and views, listening to and learning from each other, we are better able to serve the community.

          To apply, click on the green "Apply" button to complete your application. Hiring managers do not have access to view resumes as part of the application review process. Please ensure that the details of your application, including work history, demonstrate how you meet the qualifications for the position..

          Click here to fill out the Section 3 Employment Preference Form and submit with your employment application.

          Applicants that meet the minimum qualifications as outlined above but not selected for this position may be placed on an eligibility list, and candidates may be hired from the list. Eligibility lists are valid for six months. The City will send email notifications to eligible candidates about potential hiring opportunities so please ensure your email settings accept our system generated email notifications.

          You may subscribe for automatic notification of job openings at the City through the Job Interest Cards - sign up today!

          For more information about employment at the City of Salem, please visit our website at www.cityofsalem.net/jobs.

          HOUSING AUTHORITY OF THE CITY OF SALEM STATEMENT OF NONDISCRIMINATION
          The Housing Authority of Salem does not discriminate against any person due to disability, race, color, religion, sex, source of income , familial status, national origin, actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status and/or domestic partnership in accessing, applying for, or receiving assistance, or in treatment or employment in any of its programs and activities.

          The person named below has been designated to coordinate compliance with the non-discrimination requirements contained in the Department of Housing and Urban Development's regulations implementing Section 504 (24 CFR, part 8, dated June 2, 1988):

          Melanie Fletcher, Assistant Housing Administrator of Operations, Salem Housing Authority, 360 Church Street SE, Salem OR 97301
          (503) 587-4815 - compliance@salemhousingor.com - TDD users: Dial 711or.com - TDD users: Dial 711

          For benefits information, please go to:
          https://www.salemhousingor.com/employee-benefits

          01 What is your highest level of education? College degree must be in public or business administration a related field. We encourage you to include supporting details in your application.
          • High school graduate or GED
          • Associate's degree
          • Bachelor's degree
          • Master's degree
          • Doctorate's degree
          • N/A

            02 Are you currently certified in Low Income Housing Tax Credit compliance? Examples are: Housing Credit Certified Professional (HCCP), Certified Credit Compliance Professional (C3P), Tax Credit Specialist (TCS). Note: If yes, we encourage you to include supporting details in your application.
            • Yes
            • No

              03 Are you certified in other areas relating to the administration of affordable or assisted housing programs (for example, Nan McKay or NAHRO certifications)? Note: If yes, we encourage you to include supporting details in your application.
              • Yes
              • No

                04 How many years of experience do you have in progressively responsible managerial experience? We encourage you to include supporting details in your application.
                • No experience
                • Less than 1 year
                • 1-3 years
                • 3-5 years
                • 5-7 years
                • 7-9 years
                • More than 9 years

                  05 How many years' experience do you have interpreting and applying federal, state, or local laws related to affordable housing, rental assistance, or other government-regulated programs? We encourage you to include supporting details in your application.
                  • No experience
                  • Less than 1 year
                  • 1-3 years
                  • 3-5 years
                  • 5-7 years
                  • 7-9 years
                  • More than 9 years

                    06 What is your knowledge and experience with Landlord/Tenant law? We encourage you to include supporting details in your application.
                    • No Experience
                    • Some Landlord/Tenant law knowledge or coursework
                    • Direct work experience adhering to, interpreting, and/or applying Landlord/Tenant law in many facets of tasks performed
                    • Deep understanding of Landlord/Tenant law utilized to troubleshoot and resolve tenant issues, provide recommendations, or implement policies/processes

                      07 What is your knowledge and experience with Fair Housing law? We encourage you to include supporting details in your application.
                      • No Experience
                      • Some knowledge of Fair Housing law.
                      • Direct work experience adhering to, interpreting, and/or applying Fair Housing law in many facets of tasks performed.
                      • Deep understanding of Fair Housing law utilized to troubleshoot and resolve tenant issues, provide recommendations, or implement policies/processes.

                        08 Do you have work experience in the housing industry? We encourage you to include supporting details in your application.
                        • No experience
                        • No, but I have experience in the provision of other government-funded assistance.
                        • Yes, in managing a property with tax credit restrictions and/or subsidies.
                        • Yes, in a rental assistance program other than at a Housing Authority.
                        • Yes, at a Housing Authority.

                          09 What is your level of proficiency in Microsoft Word? (Please note this may be tested prior to interviews.) We encourage you to include supporting details in your application.
                          • No Experience
                          • Basic: open, modify, print, and save documents.
                          • Intermediate: create tables, change formatting, find and replace functions, and track changes.
                          • Expert: mail merge, design forms and fields, use of references, quick parts, and heading styles.

                            10 What is your level of proficiency in Microsoft Excel? (Please note this may be tested prior to interviews.) We encourage you to include supporting details in your application.
                            • No Experience
                            • Basic: open, modify, print, and save spreadsheets.
                            • Intermediate: create tables, change formatting, use fill function.
                            • Expert: use formulas, sort, filter.

                              * Required Question

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