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State of Montana Community Housing Program Specialist in Helena, Montana

About the Department The Department of Commerce aims to make sure Montana is the best place to work, live and play. We work alongside private industry and local organizations to create jobs, grow businesses, develop affordable housing and improve community infrastructure. (You can learn more about ushere.) * This position is open until filled; with a weekly review date starting 9.11.23.* About this Position Montana Housing strengthens our vibrant communities by supporting access to safe, affordable and sustainable homes for Montanans whose housing needs are not met by the market. Montana Housing assists with buying a home, down payment assistance, mortgage servicing, Reverse Annuity Mortgages, rental housing assistance and multi- and single-family development. This position will work as part of a committed and passionate team that manages three programs financed by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) – the Housing Trust Fund, Community Development Block Grant and HOME Investment Partnerships Programs. Responsibilities include: · providing technical assistance to developers and communities applying for and managing program funds · reviewing and making recommendations for financing applications through underwriting and assessing organizational capacity, project need and feasibility · ensuring entities receiving funds comply with complex federal, state and local requirements · monitoring compliance with program requirements after project completion including file reviews and on-site inspections · coordinating efforts with other federal, state and local programs and investors · providing input to policies and procedures for implementing the programs. What are we looking for?__ Education and Experience: // · Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, Finance, Humanities or other related area; and · Two (2) years of job-related experience with housing programs that includes housing development finance, property management, and/or grant management. · Alternate combinations of education and experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis. /Knowledge of:/ · Federal Grant Terminology, regulations, guidelines, and procedures · Affordable housing development concepts, program planning, public administration · Management and fiscal accountability practices, applicable federal and state financing programs · Grant management and construction techniques, local government administration · Applicable state and federal laws, rules, regulations that apply to projects /Ability to:/ · Plan, coordinate and supervise program activities under general guidance and direction · Analyze and interpret financial information, including grant and loan disbursement amounts, rental property pro forma and homebuyer underwriting · Negotiate with and persuade a variety of individuals · Work under short deadlines with changing priorities · Pay close attention to detail and follow written instructions · Communicate effectively orally and in writing with a variety of individuals and agencies How to apply Apply online by submitting yourresume,cover letter, and three professional business references. /(Please Note: You do not need to complete the “work experience” or the “education & certifications” portion of the application process in our recruiting system. You only need to upload the requested documentation.)/ Benefits · Lookhereto see the additional benefits! They include: o Work/life Balance o Health Coverage o Retirement plans o Paid Vacation and Sick Leave and Holidays o And more… · Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) –Employmentwith the State of Montana may qualify you to receive student loan forgiveness under the PSLF. Lookhereto learn more and see if you may qualify!* * * *Other important information to be aware of · This position requires the successful completion of a criminal background check. · Only online applications are accepted. By applying online, you can receive updates and monitor the status of your application.* · If you fail to upload the requested application documents and/or preference documents, we will notify you via email. Failure to upload these documents after notification will result in your application being removed from consideration.* This position allows for a hybrid work schedule from a remote location within the State of Montana. Weekly travel to Helena offices will be required. Specific conditions will be outlined as part of the job offer and must adhere to state policy. New Employees may be required to complete training in person before hybrid work schedules begin. Title: Community Housing Program Specialist Location: Helena Requisition ID: 23142559