HOMEOWNERSHIP PROGRAM ADMINISTRATOR

Location
Arlington, Virginia
Posted
May 19, 2017
Closes
Jun 22, 2017
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Job Title: HOMEOWNERSHIP PROGRAM ADMINISTRATOR Closing Date/Time: Thu. 06/22/17 11:59 PM Eastern Time Salary: $62,358.40 - $95,284.80 Annually
Job Type: Full-Time Location: 2100 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington *METRO-accessible*, Virginia       Note: This is a re-announcement.  If you have already applied for this position under a former announcement number, there is no need to reapply unless you wish to update your application with new information.

Arlington County's Department of Community Planning, Housing and Development (CPHD) is looking for a talented professional to fill a Homeownership Program Administrator position on the Housing Division's Development team. The Housing Division is responsible for helping to create and sustain affordable housing that strengthens the community. This professional will administer and implement the County's single family homeownership programs in furtherance of the County's Affordable Housing Master Plan (AHMP) goals and objectives. Ongoing access to affordable housing at all income levels, in the form of both rental and home ownership, is fundamental to maintaining healthy neighborhoods and families and our local economy. Innovative strategies and broader thinking to expand affordable housing opportunities are needed. The Homeownership Program Administrator will work closely with the Housing Development Supervisor as well as CPHD leadership and stakeholders to effectively implement those strategies.  

Major duties/responsibilities include the following:
 
  • Administer and manage the County's homeownership programs - the Moderate Income Purchase Assistance Program (MIPAP) and the Home Improvement Program (HIP) - and serve as the lead underwriter for MIPAP and HIP loans, which shall include counseling applicants about borrower credit, capacity, and collateral, obtaining internal loan approvals, and assisting qualified borrowers to navigate loan approval and closing processes;
  • Prepare accurate, informative, and visually-appealing quantitative and qualitative analysis, projections, and reporting on the County's homeownership programs;
  • Coordinate with the County's homeowner counseling service Arlington Homeownership Made Easier, Inc. (AHOME), the County Attorney's Office, outside counsel, title companies, the Virginia Housing Development Authority (VHDA), real estate professionals, mortgage lenders, and others on borrower qualifications, loan closings and subordinations, and loan workout solutions in loss mitigation/short sale/foreclosure cases;
  • Lead the strategic planning of the MIPAP and HIP programs and prepare staff recommendations for program innovation, guideline revisions, and periodic updates;
  • Lead the County's Condominium Initiative and provide technical assistance to low and moderate income homeowners and condo associations in order to strengthen the County's condominium community;
  • Write professional reports and make public presentations that include program and portfolio data analysis and comparative jurisdiction research to County executive management and leadership, including elected officials; and
  • Represent the Housing Division at inter-jurisdictional meetings and conferences with other public and private lenders and working groups.
The ideal candidate in this position has both single family homeownership program and mortgage underwriting experience and is familiar with the regulation and intersection of federal, state, and local housing programs.  This individual has experience researching, formulating, and communicating (in writing and through oral presentations) policy recommendations based upon regulatory changes and housing market information and data. You also have experience assessing individual household situations and developing solutions that are consistent with federal, state and local policies and program guidelines.
 Selection Criteria: Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in Public or Business Administration, Real Estate Finance or Development, Planning, or a closely-related field, PLUS at least two (2) years of professional experience with the following:
  • Homeownership programs;
  • Housing counseling;
  • Real estate finance or development;
  • Loan underwriting;
  • Project management; and
  • Excellent customer service abilities.
Substitution: Additional years of experience in a directly related field may be substituted for the education requirement.

Desirables:
  • Experience working with affordable homeownership programs and mortgage finance institutions, such as VHDA, the Federal Housing Administration, Fannie Mae, or Freddie Mac;
  • Experience underwriting single family mortgage or home improvement loans;
  • Knowledge of public sector (federal, state, and local government) funding programs, including HUD's Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) programs, as well as laws, rules, and regulations such as the Truth-in-Lending Act (TILA) and Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA);
  • Knowledge of non-financial (planning and zoning) tools to incentivize homeownership for low and moderate income households; and/or
  • Certification(s) in first-time homebuyer, homeownership education, and housing counseling.

 Special Requirements: Interested candidates should apply online and include a cover letter of application that describes how their experience and qualifications meet the position requirements.  Please use the space provided in the Supplemental Questionnaire section or attach your letter to your online application.

In your letter of application please be sure to describe the following:
 
  • How non-traditional housing arrangements, such as accessory dwelling units, tiny houses, tenant rights-to-purchase, community land trusts, cooperatives, cohousing and intentional communities, can expand affordable housing options and preserve community and diversity.
  • Your experience in evaluating new approaches to existing housing programs and procedures and collaborating with others to achieve program success and innovation.

 Additional Information: The actual title for this position is Management Analyst.

This is a 40-hour per week position, Monday through Friday, with flexible work hours typically between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 pm.  Attendance at evening and weekend meetings, as well as out-of-office travel to Richmond, Virginia or conferences, may be required.

Your responses to the supplemental questionnaire are considered part of the selection process and are required for this position. Please do not give "see resume" as a response to the questions. Incomplete applications will not be considered. In order to receive full credit for your experience, please ensure that you have included details of all relevant work experience on your application and have completed the Supplemental Questionnaire in its entirety.