Affordable Housing Bond Project Manager

Buncombe County Government
Published
November 18, 2022
Location
200 College Street, Asheville, North Carolina
Category
Billing Address
200 College Street
First Name
Mary
Last Name
Lunsford
Phone Number
8282504107
County
Buncombe
Closing Date
12/04/2022

Description

Job Title:  Affordable Housing Bond Project Manager

Department: Assistant County Manager

Hiring Range: $64,801.15 - $79,651.43

Job Posting End Date: December 04, 2022

 

Purpose of the Position:

Provide management, direction, and coordination of the Affordable Housing Bond Program
 

Minimum Education, Training and/or Experience (required at time of hire):

Bachelor’s degree in project management, planning, business administration, finance, or related field and four (4) years of experience in housing finance and community development at the local level is preferred, including experience administering bond funds or a Master’s degree in planning, business administration, finance or related field with two (2) years of experience as noted above; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

Additional/Preferred Education, Training and/or Experience:

Major course work in planning, business administration, finance, or a related field with an emphasis on housing finance and community development at the local level is preferred. Experience working with the community and stakeholders is also preferred.
 

Essential Functions of the Position:

  • Manage the process for evaluating and selecting projects for the Affordable Housing Bond Program, in concert with the Buncombe County Affordable Housing Subcommittee and Board of Commissioners.

  • Facilitate the Affordable Housing Subcommittee and Board of Commissioners’ development of a strategy for the Affordable Housing Bond Program.

  • Receive and present external applications for bond funding to the Affordable Housing Committee and Board of Commissioners.

  • Present Affordable Housing Subcommittee recommendations to the Board of Commissioners for discussion and final approval.

  • Serve as Staff to the Community Oversight Committee, developing agendas, presenting projects and facilitating presentation of project financial information in partnership with the Finance and Budget Depts.

  • Provide technical assistance to eligible bond fund recipients throughout the life of a project (e.g. provide instructions and applications, develop contracts, monitor projects and manage the program process).

  • Ensure the accurate and timely capture and maintenance of programmatic and financial data on all projects for use in producing reports for boards, committees, citizen groups, staff, and the public.

  • Manage the bond transparency website to ensure accurate project status and financial data is available to the public.

  • Work closely with communications team to provide bond information to all residents and stakeholders through a variety of channels.

  • Develop a sound fiscal administrative budget and make projections about future expenditures and revenues, identifying, leveraging, and coordinating with other funding sources to ensure efficient use of bond funds.

  • Administer and implement Bond budgets by ensuring the maintenance, collection, and consolidation of budget data.

  • Evaluate bond internal control framework and perform routine monitoring activities to ensure activities are conducted effectively and securely to ensure compliance with NCGS.

  • Oversee implementation, administration, and monitoring of bond related budgets, contracts, loan and grant elements for audit, fiscal and performance; preparation of bond grant and loan agreements including detailed budgets and scopes of work.

  • Evaluate projects using equity principals and the equity evaluation tool.

 

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of project management and research techniques.

  • Knowledge of affordable housing programs as well any related ordinances, policies, and procedures.

  • Knowledge of real estate practices, contract preparation and grants administration.

  • Knowledge of housing planning and community development specializations.

  • Knowledge of state and federal housing and community development programs.

  • Knowledge of the principles and practices involved in housing finance.

  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of residential development underwriting (single family and multifamily rental and ownership), risk analysis, and management.

  • Knowledge of legal documents associated with lending.

  • Ability to assist in the preparation and review of legal documents (Promissory Notes, Deeds of Trust, Warranty Deeds, Modification Agreements, Deeds of Release, Satisfaction of Liens, Court Orders, Notice of Foreclosure, Bankruptcy filings, etc.)

  • Ability to develop budgets.

 

In order to uphold internal pay parity and equity, salaries are non-negotiable for new and current Buncombe County employees. All new employees are paid according to their years of relevant education and experience above minimum requirements for the position and employees have the opportunity to obtain pay increases via cost of living increases and promotions.

 

Buncombe County Government realizes the importance of a diverse professional workforce and the need to foster a responsive and innovative organizational culture, one that fully engages all of our employees, honoring and building on each employee's unique experiences, opinions, and perspective.

 

It is the policy of Buncombe County to provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, physical or mental disability, age, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other legally protected class under federal or NC State law. In addition, Buncombe County expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment or discrimination.

 

Applicants for employment are invited to participate in the affirmative action program by reporting their status as a protected veteran or other minority. In extending this invitation, we advise you that: (a) workers (applicants) are under no obligation to respond but may do so in the future if they choose; (b) responses will remain confidential within the human resource department; and (c) responses will be used only for the necessary information to include in our affirmative action program. We are a company that values diversity. We actively encourage women, minorities, veterans and disabled employees to apply. Refusal to provide this information will have no bearing on your application and will not subject you to any adverse treatment.

Salary

Hiring Range: $64,801.15 - $79,651.43

Qualifications

Minimum Education, Training and/or Experience (required at time of hire):

Bachelor’s degree in project management, planning, business administration, finance, or related field and four (4) years of experience in housing finance and community development at the local level is preferred, including experience administering bond funds or a Master’s degree in planning, business administration, finance or related field with two (2) years of experience as noted above; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

Additional/Preferred Education, Training and/or Experience:

Major course work in planning, business administration, finance, or a related field with an emphasis on housing finance and community development at the local level is preferred. Experience working with the community and stakeholders is also preferred.