Arlington, Virginia
Jun 22, 2018
Jul 26, 2018
Full Time
Job Title: MANAGEMENT & BUDGET SPECIALIST Closing Date/Time: Continuous Salary: $53,560.00 - $107,099.20 Annually
Job Type: Full-Time Location: 2100 Washington Blvd., Arlington, (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. In addition to analyzing and researching federal budget, and management and policy issues regulating the HCV program, this employee compiles and submits reports to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to include 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.

Specific 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 analyzing data, preparing reports and spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel or similar tools, and managing budgets for a federally funded program.

Substitution: Additional qualifying experience may substitute for the education requirement on a year for year basis.

Desirable: Preference may be given to candidates with experience in one or more of the following areas:
  • Providing financial oversight of a non-profit, public housing or similar program such as the HCV;
  • Managing and providing strategic direction for the budget process; and/or
  • Certification(s) in financial management for a public or private housing program.

 Special Requirements: Applicant must possess, or obtain by the time of appointment, a valid motor vehicle operator's license (or CDL) from the applicant's place of residence or the applicant must have the ability and willingness to use alternative methods of transportation to perform assigned duties and responsibilities at locations other than the primary worksite. If the applicant possesses or acquires a license, the applicant must provide or authorize Arlington County to obtain a copy of the applicant's official state/district driving record. Any offer of employment may be contingent on a favorable review of the applicant's driving record and criminal history.
 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.

Your responses to the supplemental questionnaire are considered part of the application 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.

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