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Housing Specialist

Organization: City of Visalia
Date Posted: 5/15/2020
Date Needed: 7/1/2020
City: Visalia
Location: California
Country: United States
Primary Category: Admin/Budget/Financial
Salary: $75,600.00 yearly
Type of Position: Full-Time
Education Requirement: Bachelor's
Experience Requirement: 3-5 years

Description & Details


  • Monthly salary: $6,300- $7,920 Monthly
  • CalPERS Retirement Program ([email protected] plan for
  • Classic members and [email protected] plan for new members)
  • Health, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Onsite City Health and Wellness Clinic (no out of pocket expenses)
  • Paid Holidays, Vacation, Sick Leave and much
  • more...


This position will be assigned to the City's Finance Department which is responsible for the City's fiscal operations including the planning, directing, monitoring, and improvement of the City's financial resources.  The department operates under the supervision of the Finance Director and is made up of various divisions including Budget & Analysis, Capital Improvement, Audit, Accounting, Purchasing, Passports, Solid Waste (Call Center & Public Counter), Business Tax, Information Systems, and Affordable Housing.


The Housing Specialist (HS) position currently supervises one hourly employee who oversees and monitors the City Housing loan portfolio and assists with project monitoring.  The HS is supervised by the Assistant Finance Director.  The City Housing staff focus is on planning, implementation of programs and projects, and monitoring completed projects for compliance.  Project and program implementation is accomplished through contracts and development agreements with non-profit agencies specializing in the services required.  Current funding is mainly from Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Home Investment Partnerships (HOME) and Housing funds remaining from the dissolution of California Redevelopment Agencies.


The ideal candidate for this position will be a self-managing, detail oriented individual, who likes to stay busy with a wide variety of tasks and projects.  They will possess strong analytical and management skills.  Previous experience in grant funded project management, escrow management, logistical management, or a related field is desirable, but not required.  The ability to research, interpret, and implement complex State and Federal regulations is a key requirement for this position. Managing and prioritizing multiple complex projects and deadlines is essential, as is the ability to identify and overcome obstacles.  The candidate should enjoy meeting and working with citizens and community partners and be able to build and maintain a cooperative working environment with coworkers and project partners.  The successful candidate will be at ease organizing and/or attending public meetings and preparing and presenting reports, answering questions on materials presented and making recommendations for actions to be taken.

Any combination equivalent to experience and education that could likely provide the required knowledge, skill and ability is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge, skill and abilities would be:

  • Three (3) years of increasingly responsible administrative or analytical experience preferably in the field of housing, grant administration, escrow management, or related field.

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with major course work in business administration, economics or related field.

  • Experience with developing projects with multiple funding sources is desired.



  • Possession of a valid California Drivers License by time of appointment.

How to Apply / Contact



  • Additional information and application materials available on our website at under Jobs in the City.
  • This recruitment will be open until filled with the first review of applications on Friday, May 29, 2020.
  • Selection process may include a job related interview and/or examination process.

Questions may be directed to:

Vanessa Shearer

(559) 713-4417

[email protected]