Arlington, Virginia
Nov 10, 2017
Mar 01, 2018
Full Time
Job Title: MANAGEMENT & BUDGET SPECIALIST Closing Date/Time: Continuous Salary: $53,019.20 - $105,996.80 Annually
Job Type: Full-Time Location: 2100 Washington Blvd., Arlington, VA (Sequoia Plaza) *ART Bus Accessible*, Virginia       Arlington County Government is recruiting for a Management & Budget Specialist for its Economic Independence Division's (EID) Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCV). The Management & Budget Specialist will ensure the integrity of the HCV Rent Assistance Program and provide oversight for all financial aspects of this $18M federally funded program, which serves approximately 1500 eligible households and provides monthly rental payment to over 200 community landlords.
This highly responsible and visible position works closely with EID and HCV staff, and coordinates with other County offices for technology and financial management support. This employee is responsible for analyzing and researching federal budget, management and policy issues, and regulating the HCV program which includes submissions to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for funding allocation and federal year-end close out, income statement, balance sheet and final voucher settlements. The Management & Budget Specialist reports to the Division's Financial and Administrative Support Services Unit Chief.
Major Duties include:
  • Manages, tracks, monitors, and reports on revenue, expenditures and adherence to financial requirements for several HUD programs implemented by the HCV office;
  • Conducts detailed review, analyses, and projections of personnel and operating budgets, income and administrative requirements for annual HCV program budgets for County, HUD, and other non-profit partners;
  • Disburses payments to, and receives payments from, landlords, vendors, HUD, and other jurisdictions while receiving, investigating and resolving issues;
  • Coordinates with internal and external auditors of the County and HUD, and affirms the integrity of the HCV data base (Visual Homes) by monitoring security features and providing audit trails for HCV financial transactions; and
  • Recommends alternatives, options, and solutions for optimum fiscal management.
The ideal candidate will have experience managing large federally funded programs that require conducting high level analysis and creating a vision for process improvements with a strong background in financial accountability and budgeting, and leadership experience providing financial oversight of a non-profit, public housing or similar program.
 Selection Criteria: Minimum: A combination of education and experience equivalent to a Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, Business, Public Administration, Public Policy, or a related field plus progressively responsible experience in finance and accounting that  includes managing program and reporting requirements for federally funded programs.

Substitution: Additional qualifying experience may substitute for the education requirement on a year for year basis.
Desirables: Preference may be given to candidates with experience in one or more of the following areas:
  • Financial management of a large federal HCV or public housing program;
  • Managing and providing strategic direction for the budget process;
  • Analyzing financial data and preparing financial reports and spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel or similar tools for tracking and managing budgets for a large federally funded program;
  • Certification(s) in financial management for a public or private housing program.

 Special Requirements: Completion of Supplemental Questionnaire.
 Additional Information: This is a grant funded position and is contingent upon funding availability.

Work Hours: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.

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