Housing Development Assistant City of St. Petersburg City of St. Petersburg 49 reviews

This is a grant funded position performing professional work assisting in the development, implementation and accounting of comprehensive municipal housing development programs and related financing programs. Work requires the skilled use of a personal computer to compose, edit and revise correspondence, memoranda and reports; the ability to quickly learn departmental procedures, policies and practices used to carry out position responsibilities; multi-tasking skills; familiarity with housing related business processes; the ability to properly apply federal regulations and accounting practices related to housing and redevelopment programs and procedures; and excellent customer service and interpersonal skills. An employee in this position must be able to exercise considerable independent sound judgment serving internal and external customers, answering routine and in-depth questions and/or providing presentations regarding organizational programs; must assist with the development of plans and procedures for effective housing programs; and is expected to exercise a high degree of professional discretion in situations involving sensitive or confidential information.

$42,944 – $71,233

Close Date:
02-09-2021 (11:59 PM EST)

To Qualify

Minimum Qualifications. Applicants must:
  • Have graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, preferably with major course work in business administration, public administration, finance, accounting or a related field – or – relevant experience combined with education and training may be considered in lieu of a four-year degree.
  • Possess and maintain a valid Driver’s License.
  • Have some experience in housing and community redevelopment, or related field.
  • Have some experience in financial analysis.
  • Be highly proficient in typing and the use of a personal computer, including the use of Microsoft Office, Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Be able to compose complete, well-written correspondence and documents.
  • Be able to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Be able to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing, including presenting information, projects, proposals, ordinances and regulations to individuals, groups and organizations.

    Desirable Qualifications.
    Preferred applicants:
  • Have some experience in housing and community development or a related field, preferably providing administrative support.
  • Have experience using Oracle eBusiness software.
  • Have some experience in financial analysis, especially related to housing and community development.
  • Service loans by preparing monthly statements and letters and by assisting recipients via walk-ins and appointments; organizes, assigns, records and enters loan information for loans revoked by the City.
  • Conduct applicant interviews to gather financial information required for loan or grant approval; completes preliminary mortgage applications and verifies and documents pertinent applicant information including employment history, income securities, mortgages, rents, deposits and credit.
  • Coordinate activities with local lending institutions when referring applicants for federally assisted local housing loan programs and coordinates with the U.S.Department of Housing and Urban Development when processing applications for direct federally funded assistance.
  • Have some knowledge of the rules, regulations and laws governing state, local and private housing.
  • Are able to efficiently and effectively multitask, responding to rapidly changing administrative, telephone and project demands.
  • Have experience in performing bookkeeping and using accounting principles.
  • Are able to perform detailed work involving written and numeric data and make mathematical calculations rapidly and accurately.

Selection Process

For purposes of employment, re-employment, promotion, transfer or demotion, the most qualified applicants will be selected to continue in the hiring process. At this point, any prior criminal records will be verified. A prior criminal record will not necessarily disqualify a selected applicant from employment.

The City of St. Petersburg is committed to a Drug Free Workplace and compliance with the Department of Transportation (DOT) drug testing rules. Applicants may be required to successfully complete pre-employment drug testing and/or medical exams.

How To Apply

Apply online at www.stpete.org/jobs – Select Apply for Jobs/Register/View Job Postings. City employees must use the Current City Employee link or use a City computer to access iRecruitment Employee Candidate. The City of St. Petersburg is committed to affirmative action and equal opportunity employment and encourages individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply for posted positions. In accordance with Chapter 295 of the Florida Statutes, qualified servicemembers/veterans and the spouses/family members of certain servicemembers/veterans receive preference/priority in employment. Eligible applicants are responsible to apply for Veterans’ Preference at the time of submission of any job application. Reasonable accommodations may be made for qualified individuals with disabilities to apply, to interview for positions and to perform the essential job functions.

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