The Department of Community and Human Services values diverse perspectives and life experiences. The Department encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, veterans, and those with lived experiences.
The Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS) provides equitable opportunities for people to be healthy, happy, self-reliant and connected to community.
The Housing Finance Program within DCHS works with partners internal and external to **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. to make affordable housing projects a reality through capital and operating/services funding support. Types of projects funded by **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. include:
1. Housing set-aside for people exiting homelessness with supportive services
2. System-connected housing that support people re-integrating into the community from hospitals or institutions, or have been criminal justice system-involved
3. Transit-oriented development projects that are affordable to low- and moderate-income households
4. Long-term affordable home ownership opportunities
The central focus of this position is underwriting and active management of projects in different phases of development to ensure that they are feasible, on track, and achieve **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***.'s full spectrum of affordable housing goals. The tangible results of the position's work are in the approximately 10,000 affordable housing units created or preserved in **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***..
WHO MAY APPLY
: This position is open to all qualified candidates that meet the minimum qualifications. The Department of Community and Human Services values diverse perspectives and life experiences. The Department encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, veterans, and those with lived experiences of housing instability.
: Candidates who wish to be considered for this position must submit an online **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. application and respond to the supplemental questions.
: This position is eligible for overtime (nonexempt) with supervisory preapproval. The typical work week is normally Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
: Susan Churchill: ****
Review and analyze project proposals, conduct feasibility analyses, underwrite transactions with multiple funding sources and make funding recommendations for affordable housing projects that meet housing objectives throughout the County. Effectively advocate for **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. affordable housing objectives during project negotiations and in meetings with stakeholders such as other public funders; participate in working groups as needed. Meet with Developers and other key stakeholders to discuss and identify challenges and opportunities for potential projects in their planning stages. Assist in the development of Request for Proposal (RFP) materials for housing capital and/or site availability. Manage complex and time-sensitive real estate closings, including conducting proper due diligence with assistance from counsel, negotiating loan terms with borrower and partner funders, and drafting/reviewing contracts and loan documents to ensure the County's regulatory requirements, interests, and resources are accurately reflected. Oversee contracts independently during the construction phase, monitor construction progress and coordinate review/approval of funding disbursements with the fiscal department. Collect due diligence and manage project close-out; maintain project and database files. Work collaboratively with the Housing Finance Program team, across departments, and with external partners to deploy funding resources to address housing needs. Respond to inquiries and provide technical assistance to borrowers and co-workers across County departments. Perform other related duties or special projects as assigned.
Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills
Bachelor's degree in public administration, urban planning, real estate or related field and/or equivalent education and experience. Minimum of two years related work experience in affordable housing, community development or real estate industries with demonstrated recent experience in underwriting housing transactions (both rental and homeownership) involving multiple local, state and federal fund sources. Excellent oral and writing skills with the ability to communicate effectively and work with diverse constituencies. Demonstrated ability to work with a variety of stakeholders and project partners with sometimes varying objectives. Strong facilitation, negotiation and creative problem-solving skills. Ability to work in a collaborative manner as a team member both internally and externally with staff, service providers and members of the public. Proficient skills in Microsoft Office Suite: Word, Excel, Outlook and the internet. Desired Qualifications: Demonstrated knowledge of public funding for affordable housing, including federal programs such as HOME and Low Income Housing Tax Credits. Working knowledge of issues facing the affordable housing industry, specifically the local issues of **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***.. Financial modeling and data manipulation skills, such as the ability to analyze several financial scenarios and analyze data to predict outcomes. Knowledge of equity and social justice principles and practices, and understanding of the effects of place-, race- and policy & systems-based inequities on marginalized communities.
**MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. offers a highly-competitive compensation and benefits package to all eligible employees. These benefits include county-wide paid medical, dental and vision coverage for yourself and all eligible dependents (spouse/state-registered domestic partner and children) who you enroll. Benefit eligible positions include -- Career Service, Career Service Exempt, provisional and term-limited temporary (TLT) employees working 20 hours/week or the equivalent of half-time or greater. These benefits become effective on the first calendar day of the month following the month in which the employee is hired; except if the employee's hire date is the first calendar day of the month, benefits begins on the day of hire.
More information about employee benefits is available on the county's website at: ****County Paid Benefits
Health Insurance (choice of several plans)
Life Insurance -- lump sum equal to annual base salary
Accidental Death and Dismemberment (basic and enhanced)
Basic Long Term Disability (LTD) -- replaces 60% of earnings after 180-day waiting period
Bus pass and other alternative transportation incentives
Employee Assistance Program
Making Life Easier Program
Employees are covered under retirement plans provided through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems and are covered by Social Security.
10 paid holidays per year plus 2 additional floating holidays administered through the vacation plan.
Vacation with Pay:
Hire date through end of year 5: accrual at 12 days per year (available after
first 6 months of employment) Beginning of year 6: accrual at 15 days per year
Beginning of year 9: accrual at 16 days per year
Beginning of year 11: accrual at 20 days per year
Beginning of year 17: accrual at 21 days per year
Beginning of year 18: accrual at 22 days per year
Beginning of year 19: accrual at 23 days per year
Beginning of year 20: accrual at 24 days per year
Beginning of year 21: accrual at 25 days per year
Beginning of year 22: accrual at 26 days per year
Beginning of year 23: accrual at 27 days per year
Beginning of year 24: accrual at 28 days per year
Beginning of year 25: accrual at 29 days per year
Beginning of year 26: accrual at 30 days per year
is accumulated at the rate of one day per month. There is no restriction on the amount of sick leave that can be accumulated and carried over to subsequent years. At retirement an employee will be paid 35% of their unused, accumulated sick leave. Non-represented employees and employees in certain bargaining units will receive this benefit as a payment to a VEBA account, which pays for post-retirement health benefits on a pre-tax basis.
Other leaves include:
Bereavement Leave (up to 3 days/year)
Family Medical Leave
**MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. Medical Leave
Jury Duty Leave
Organ Donor Leave
Executive Leave (for eligible FLSA-exempt employees)
-- available at employee option and at employee expense
Deferred Compensation Plan (no employer match) IRS 457 Plan
Enhanced Long Term Disability -- reduce waiting period/increase monthly
Additional Life Insurance -- 1 to 4 times your base annual salary for yourself and 50% of your enhanced amount for your spouse/domestic partner; and $10,000 for each child
Additional Accidental Death and Dismemberment coverage for employee and family
Credit Union membership
Flexible Spending Accounts – Health and Dependent Care
HRA Voluntary Employee Beneficiary Association (VEBA) Trust upon retirement
This is a general description of the benefits offered through employment with **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***., and every effort has been made to ensure its
accuracy. If any information on this document conflicts with the provisions of a collective bargaining agreement (CBA), the CBA prevails. Also, in the event of any incorrect information in this document, applicable laws, policies, rules, CBAs or official plan documents will prevail.
Describe your minimum of 2 years of work experience in affordable housing, community development or real estate industries with demonstrated recent experience in underwriting housing transactions (both rental and home ownership) involving multiple local, state and federal fund sources. List the organization name and dates.
Please describe your knowledge of public funding for affordable housing, including federal programs such as HOME and Low Income Housing Tax Credits. Please list N/A if you do not have this desired qualification.
**MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. has transformed its work on equity and social justice from an initiative to an integrated effort that applies the principle of fair and just intentionally in all the county does in order to achieve equitable opportunities for all people and communities. What is the most important equity or social justice issue to you and why?
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500 4th Ave. Rm. 553
Seattle, Washington, 98104
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