Director of Rental Housing (Finance Manager)
The Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) is seeking an experienced leader and property management professional as its Director of Rental Housing to enable the HCD and the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) to achieve their financial goals and ownership objectives. The FCRHA is a large Moving to Work (MTW) Public Housing Agency (PHA) and is staffed by the Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development. This is a senior level position whose purpose is to oversee the operation of over 4,000 units of affordable rental housing owned and operated by the HCD and the FCRHA. The FCRHA owns and operates affordable rental housing with various federal and local subsidies including the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC), Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Home Investment Partnership Program (HOME), Affordable Dwelling Units (ADU), Specialized and Supportive Housing, Project Based Vouchers (PBV), Project Based Rental Assistance (PBRA) and other federal and local funding sources and programs, including Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) owned and non FCRHA-owned properties. Some assets are highly complex, consisting of multiple programs and/or funding requirements. Oversees the administrative and technical functions of management, maintenance and modernization activities for units managed by HCD staff, and contract administration services for privately managed developments. Responsible for strategic planning and goal setting, development and implementation of strategies to preserve and enhance the value and condition of all properties, as well as directing, overseeing and assessing the performance of property leasing and management, maintenance of properties, and capital improvements. Also responsible for establishing and maintaining appropriate policies and procedures necessary to implement the FCRHA asset management programs and functions to effectively ensure that federal, local and FCRHA regulations and performance goals are met or exceeded. Develops and maintains standards of performance for property operations, property conditions, safety and security, financial performance and evaluating accomplishments through the review of recurring and special reports. Exercises considerable independent judgment and initiative in performing the duties of the position, and exercises tact and courtesy in all interactions with federal, state and local officials, consultants, housing agencies, residents and the general public. The ideal candidate will have experience in asset management, property management, and leasing and maintenance operations for stabilized and leased up properties. Must have strong analytical skills to evaluate financial data to effectively review and evaluate residential investment opportunities and to assess the performance of the individual properties in the portfolio. Must be able to work independently with minimal supervision and thrive in an environment that encourages problem solving, creative and strategic thinking, multitasking, decision making and prioritizing under tight deadlines. Must possess the operations business acumen to identify, direct and correct operational deficiencies to achieve optimal financial results. Must have experience in public housing authority (PHA) or affordable housing operations including asset management, property management and maintenance.Employment Standards MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:Any combination of education, experience and training equivalent to the following: graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree in business, finance, accounting or a related field; plus six years of progressively responsible managerial experience in the area of asset management, accounting, finance, or related area.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, a credit check and a driving record check to the satisfaction of the employer.
- Preferred candidates will have a bachelor's degree in business administration, finance, real estate or progressive working experience and knowledge in the area of affordable housing, property management and maintenance, asset management, local and federal housing programs, and/or residential multifamily housing development.
- Solid budget and financial management background, with working knowledge of financial underwriting and modeling to create/manipulate/review pro-formas, budgets, cash flow analysis, and forecasting reports.
- Experience managing complex processes across organizational units, and a work group with multiple layers and disciplines.
- Strong written and oral communication skills.
- Outstanding customer service skills and ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
- Ability to plan and implement activities in order to ensure effective and efficient utilization of resources.
- Experience working with the public.
The job will require routine visits to properties within the assigned portfolio. Duties require walking, standing bending, stooping, reaching, carrying/lifting items under 15 pounds in weight, and sitting for lengthy periods. Must be able to operate a motor vehicle. Visual acuity is required to read data on computer monitor and operate keyboard driven equipment. Must be able to communicate verbally and in writing. All duties perform with or without reasonable accommodations.
Panel interview.It is the policy of Fairfax County Government to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.
Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 711. EEO/AA/TTY.