9772 - Community Development Specialist

Program Underwriting - Community Development Specialist

Recruitment #PBT-9772-086821

Introduction

 

This is a Position-Based Test conducted in accordance with Civil Service Rule 111A. 

 9772  Community Development Specialist

Program Underwriting– Community Development Specialist

Mayor's Office of Housing and Community Development

 The current position located at the Mayor's Office of Housing and Community Development.  The eligible list resulting from this examination may be utilized for future positions in this class in other City departments.

 

The Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development (MOHCD) is looking for an experienced mortgage loan underwriter/processor to assist with its down payment assistance loan and below market rate housing programs.  Duties include intake, processing and underwriting of applicant households to the MOHCD ownership and below market rate and affordable housing programs.

Position Description:  

Under immediate supervision, the Community Development Assistant at the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development (MYR) performs journey level duties in monitoring and evaluating community development, housing and/or housing development, finance, education, social work, children/youth work, or criminal justice programs. The essential functions include:  Assist with the daily administration of the various types of homeownership and rental programs.  Plan and prepare regular partner trainings as necessary for homeownership and rental programs. Conduct intake, review and underwriting of loan applications to determine compliance and eligibility with program requirements and guidelines.  Prepare, underwrite and process the necessary documents for loan approvals and closings.  Maintain and track data for homeownership and rental programs.  Prepare reports to funders for homeownership and rental programs.  Update and post program changes on the website.  Correspond to potential buyers, lenders, renters, leasing agents and mortgage brokers.  Execute new homeownership and rental programs.  Update new changes to the application, manual, brochure, and PowerPoint for homeownership and rental programs as needed.  Community Development Specialist also performs related duties as required.   

Desirable Qualifications:

Minimum two years’ experience in mortgage underwriting or three years loan processing

Experience qualifying households for affordable housing eligibility.

NMLS certification.

Experience with government sponsored down payment assistance programs and multi layered financing.

Capacity to undertake and prioritize various responsibilities

Ability to efficiently execute instruction, work independently and meet deadlines

Effectively interact with community organizations to help increase home buying and rental opportunities among communities with the greatest need.

Proficiency in Excel.

Experience in governmentally run homeownership and rental assistance programs targeting the low and moderate income community.  

Desirable QualificationsThe stated desirable qualifications may be used to identify job finalists at the end of the selection process when candidates are referred for hiring.

Minimum Qualifications

 

1.        Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university AND two (2) years of administrative/professional experience in community development, housing and/or housing development, finance, education, social work, children/youth work, criminal justice or elections related work; OR

2.       Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in public or business administration, urban planning, government, social work, education, finance, criminal justice, or related field AND one (1) year of administrative/professional experience in community development, housing and/or housing development, finance, education, social work, children/youth work, criminal justice or elections related work; OR

 3.       Possession of a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in public policy, planning, social work, public administration, finance, education, criminal justice, or business administration; OR

4.       Possession of a Ph.D. or Juris Doctor degree from an accredited college or university.  

 

SUBSTITUTION: Verifiable administrative/professional experience involving community development, housing and/or housing development, finance, education, social work, children/youth work, criminal justice and/or elections related work may substitute for the educational requirement in Minimum Qualification #1 on a year-for-year basis.

How To Apply

Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are only accepted through an online process. Visit www.jobaps.com/sf to register an account (if you have not already done so) and begin the application process.

  • Select the desired job announcement
  • Select “Apply” and read and acknowledge the information
  • Select either “I am a New User” if you have not previously registered, or “I have Registered Previously”
  • Follow instructions on the screen

Computers are available for the public (from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday) to file online applications in the lobby of the Dept. of Human Resources at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco.

Applicants may be contacted by email about this announcement and, therefore, it is their responsibility to ensure that their registered email address is accurate and kept up-to-date.  Also, applicants must ensure that email from CCSF is not blocked on their computer by a spam filter.  To prevent blocking, applicants should set up their email to accept CCSF mail from the following addresses (@sfgov.org, @sfdpw.org, @sfport.com, @flysfo.com, @sfwater.org, @sfdph.org, @asianart.org, @sfmta.com, @sfpl.org, @dcyf.org, @first5sf.org, @famsf.org, @ccsf.edu).

Applicants will receive a confirmation email that their online application has been received in response to every announcement for which they file.  Applicants should retain this confirmation email for their records.  Failure to receive this email means that the online application was not submitted or received.

All work experience, education, training and other information substantiating how you meet the minimum qualifications must be included on your application by the filing deadline.  Information submitted after the filing deadline will not be considered in determining whether you meet the minimum qualifications.

Applications completed improperly may be cause for ineligibility, disqualification or may lead to lower scores.

If you have any questions Karen Henderson, by telephone at 415-701-5557, or by email at Karen.henderson@sfgov.org

Special Conditions

The above minimum qualifications reflect special conditions associated with the position(s) to be filled. They may differ from the standard minimum qualifications associated with this classification. 

Verification:
Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point during the recruitment and selection process. If education verification is required, information on how to verify education requirements, including verifying foreign education credits or degree equivalency, can be found at http://sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=456

Note: Falsifying one’s education, training, or work experience or attempted deception on the application may result in disqualification for this and future job opportunities with the City and County of San Francisco.

Eligible List:
The eligible list resulting from this examination is subject to change after adoption (e.g., as a result of appeals), as directed by the Human Resources Director or the Civil Service Commission.

The duration of the eligible list resulting from this examination process will be of 6  months, and may be extended with the approval of the Human Resources Director.

Upon approval of the Human Resource Director (see Civil Service Rule 111A.26.5), the eligible list resulting from this announcement may be used by other departments that also use this classification or a similar classification.  To find other Departments which use this classification, please see http://www.sfdhr.org/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentID=21246. Search that document by title or job code to see which departments use the classification.

Certification:
The certification rule for the eligible list resulting from this examination will be Rule of 3 Scores.  Additional selection processes may be conducted by the hiring department prior to making final hiring decisions.

Selection Procedures

Supplemental Questionnaire Evaluation - Weight 100%: 

Candidates will be required to complete a supplemental questionnaire.   The Supplemental Questionnaire is designed to measure knowledge, skills and/or abilities in job-related areas which may include but not be limited to: knowledge of principles and practices of department specific programs including the goals and objectives of these programs; knowledge of the activities of community agencies charges with carrying out the programs; supervisorial experience; knowledge of relevant Federal, State and local laws, procedures, and regulations governing the department specific programs; ability to apply principles to define programs, collect data, establish facts, draw conclusions in order to make recommendations regarding the visibility or proposed project and program activities, and determine alternate or additional scores of funding for proposed project and program activities; and ability to prepare written information in a clear, concise, and well-organized manner, using appropriate rules of grammar and composition when composing reports, correspondence, and other documents.  A passing score must be achieved on the Supplemental Questionnaire Evaluation in order to be placed on the eligibility list according to final score. 

Conviction History

As a finalist for a job, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction (or arrest, in limited circumstances) conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you are a finalist. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances, such as:

  • Candidates for positions with the Unified School District and the Community College District may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under the California Education Code.
  • Candidates for positions with the Recreation and Park Department may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under California Public Resources Code 5164.

Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with the City.

If you are selected as a finalist, the hiring department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment.

Disaster Service Workers

All City and County of San Francisco employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the City requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.

Conclusion

Terms of Announcement:
Applicants must be guided solely by the provisions of this announcement, including requirements, time periods and other particulars, except when superseded by federal, state or local laws, rules or regulations.  Clerical errors may be corrected by the posting the correction on the Department of Human Resources website at www.jobaps.com/sf.

The terms of this announcement may be appealed under Civil Service Rule 111A.35.1. The standard for the review of such appeals is ‘abuse of discretion’ or ‘no rational basis’ for establishing the position description, the minimum qualifications and/or the certification rule.  Appeals must include a written statement of the item(s) being contested and the specific reason(s) why the cited item(s) constitute(s) abuse of discretion by the Human Resources Director.  Appeals must be submitted directly to the Executive Officer of the Civil Service Commission within five business days of the announcement issuance date.

General Information concerning City and County of San Francisco Employment Policies and Procedures:
Important Employment Information for the City and County of San Francisco can be obtained at http://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process or hard copy at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor.

Copies of Application Documents:
Applicants should keep copies of all documents submitted, as these will not be returned.

Right to Work:
All persons entering the City and County of San Francisco workforce are required to provide verification of authorization to work in the United States.

Requests:
Applicants with disabilities who meet the minimum eligibility requirements for this job announcement can find information on requesting a reasonable ADA Accommodation at: 
http://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process#applicantswithdisabilities

Information regarding requests for Veterans Preference can be found at: 
http://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process#veteranspreference

Exam Type:  Entrance and Promotive

Issued:  06/01/2018 

Micki  Callahan Human Resources Director - Department of Human Resources

Recruitment ID Number: PBT-9772-086821

Mayor's Office of Housing and Community Development / KH/415-701-5557

 

Benefits

All employees hired on or after January 10, 2009 will be required (pursuant to San Francisco Charter Section A8.432) to contribute 2% of pre-tax compensation to fund retiree healthcare. In addition, most employees are required to make a member contribution towards retirement, ranging from 7.5%-13.25% of compensation. For more information on these provisions, please contact the personnel office of the hiring agency.

For more information about benefits, please click here.

 



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