• Homeownership Program Specialist

    Marin Housing Authority
    Job Description
    Annual Salary Range: $64,589.40-$86,555.98 DOE
    Status:   Part-Time, Permanent
    Reports To:   Program Manager
    Closing Date: Open until filled

    WHO WE ARE 
    Our purpose is to assist low- and moderate-income people to secure and maintain quality, affordable housing. The Marin Housing Authority (“MHA”) is a small, dynamic agency, well-respected in our field. We serve thousands of people through a wide range of programs and services, including public housing for families, seniors and the disabled; housing choice vouchers (Section 8); supportive housing services for special needs populations; and financial and technical assistance for low to moderate-income first-time homebuyers and low-income homeowners. 

    ABOUT THE HOMEOWNERSHIP PROGRAM
    The Homeownership Department administers the countywide Residential Rehabilitation Loan Program for low-income homeowners who need to make basic repairs to homes, mobile home and floating homes with a revolving loan fund of $1 million and a portfolio of nearly $9 million. The Department also administers the Below Market Rate Home Ownership Program with a portfolio of 330 homes located throughout Marin for sale to lower to moderate income first-time homebuyers, offers Down Payment Assistance and First Time Homebuyer education workshops.

    THE POSITION 
    This position will report to the Homeownership Programs Department Manager. 

    The position will be responsible for property rehabilitation loans including the Rehab Loan Program and the rehab of BMR units purchased by MHA.  The Specialist will be responsible for the following duties:
    • Intake loan applications, examine financial documents and determine eligibility
    • Inspect properties and assess repair and construction needs and develop scopes of work
    • Submit NEPA reviews for approval to the County Community Development Department
    • Submit loan packages for approval to the Rehab Loan Committee 
    • Estimate rehabilitation costs, assist with the bid process and determine priorities
    • Prepare loan and construction documents, execute and record Deed of Trust
    • Provide technical assistance to homeowners in all phases of construction
    • Monitor construction for completeness and quality of work including accepting or rejecting work
    • Establish in-house disbursement account and oversee approval of invoices and issue payments
    • Comply with Federal (HUD) CDBG and NEPA requirements and prepare reports periodically 

    QUALIFICATIONS
    Demonstrated knowledge and experience in the following areas:
    • Materials, methods and technologies of residential construction and repair
    • Residential property inspections
    • Preparation of construction plans and specifications 
    • Construction monitoring and contract compliance
    • Relevant Building Codes including CA Building, Electrical, Plumbing and Mechanical codes
    • Fire Safety Standards and related State and County building and zoning codes and ordinances
    • State of California Contractors licensure laws.
    • Financial and real estate lending documents, liens, and construction lending practices

    SKILLS
    1. Ability to interact well with people of all incomes, life circumstances and personal beliefs.     
    2. Organizational ability to administer multiple housing rehabilitation loans simultaneously
    3. Ability to read and understand plans, specifications, and drawings
    4. Ability to use independent sound judgement in solving problems that present themselves 
    5. Ability to maintain accurate records and files and operate standard office equipment  
    6. Ability to input information into the department database and produce reports
    7. Ability to prepare clear and effective policies, procedures and correspondence
    8. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients and colleagues 

    EDUCATION
    Any combination of education and experience that provide the required knowledge and skills may be considered such as:

    Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university with major coursework in architecture, engineering, planning, construction management, public administration, or a field related to the work and two years inspecting housing facilities, preparing plans and specifications for construction work, administering government contracts and applications for funding 

    Possession of an active or inactive California Contractor License “B” (General) is highly desirable as is a   Real Estate agent or broker license.

    COMPENSATION / BENEFITS
    Annual salary range is $64,589.40-$86,555.98 DOE. We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes a generous monthly allowance for medical, dental and life insurance; CalPERS retirement 2% @ 62; a 457 deferred compensation plan. MHA offers 12 paid sick days per year; 10 days paid annual leave per year for the first two years, and will progressively increase as years of service increase (up to 30 days per year); 45 paid floating holiday hours per year; and 13 paid holidays. Finally, the Housing Authority has 9/80 schedule available to employees, which, upon supervisor approval, allows eligible employees to have every other Friday off. 

    TO APPLY
    For consideration for this excellent job opportunity, you MUST submit a completed Marin Housing application at https://www.marinhousing.org/careers. In addition to a Marin Housing application, candidates are encouraged to submit a resume, cover letter, copies of relevant license(s) and/or certifications, and references. Please note that our primary means of communication with applicants is sent via email, therefore, please include a valid email address on your application.  Hearing impaired TDD, call 1-800-735-2929. 

    EXAMINATION PROCEDURE
    All completed application documents will be reviewed. Based on the information provided in these documents, the most qualified applicants will be invited for further examination. Depending upon the number of applications received, the examination may consist of an application screening, written test, practical exam, oral interview or any combination of these.

    In compliance with the Immigration Reform Act of 1986, individuals offered employment by Marin Housing would be required to show the specified documentation as proof of authorization to work in the United States before hiring would occur.

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