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About the position:
This position is the primary financial management position in the Portland Housing Bureau. It develops and implements bureau-wide financial policies, procedures, and schedules. The Financial and Accounting Manager produces the bureau-wide financial forecast and provides financial input on bureau policy decisions. The position plans, develops, and implements budget monitoring and reporting of bureau program budgets.
This position manages the bureaus Finance and Accounting Team. It plans staff work schedules, deadlines, workflow, and collaboration. It provides leadership, direction, and support to the team, including mentoring for staff education and improvement. The position develops and organizes performance expectations, determining team goals and standards, and evaluates team performance.
What you’ll get to do:
Staff Management: Lead a team of seven (7) professionals. Monitor team performance in accordance with the bureaus vision and goals.
Budget Development & Monitoring: Plans, organizes, coordinates, supervises and conducts complex financial, budgetary or management studies relating to bureau budget including bond programs. Identifies problems, determines analytical techniques including statistical and information-gathering processes and obtains necessary information and data for analysis. Analyzes alternatives and implements solutions. Discusses findings with management. Prepares reports of study conclusions. Develops implementation plans and implements policies and procedures.
Loan Servicing & Compliance – Instruct staff regarding development of policies and procedures. Recommend conveyances and write-offs to bureau director. Conduct complex operational and organizational studies of financial systems. Analyzes and researches alternatives for improving the system.
Grant Management Guidance regarding timelines, process, compliance (including set-ups, billings, and close-outs). Instruct staff regarding development of policies and procedures. Directs analyses of grants and ensures all legal and statutory requirements are addressed. Reviews related reports.
Bureau Financial Management Develops and implements bureau-wide financial policies, procedures, and schedules. Produces the bureau-wide financial forecast and provides financial input on bureau policy decisions. Plans, develops, and implements budget monitoring and reporting of bureau program budgets.
As a person, you are:
Collaborative: An outgoing professional who values partnership and develops and supports relationships to get things done.
Solutions Oriented: A person who possesses and uses strong communication skills to work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders to create, implement, document solutions, and problem solve.
An Equitable Leader: Experience leading and mentoring people and creating and maintaining an inclusive, respectful and culturally responsive workplace.
Someone who Values Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI): Someone who embraces anti-racist approaches through intentional partnership, self-awareness, and action, showing cultural humility, advocacy, and mindfulness. Someone who understands the importance of using DEI concepts to guide and inform your work.
Emotionally Intelligent: A person who is motivated, passionate, team-oriented, and empathetic, and works to create the same characteristics in their Team.
Although not required, you may have:
A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in management, finance, accounting, business administration, public administration or related field.
Management experience working for a public agency.
Four (4) years of progressively responsible experience developing, implementing and managing programs, projects, and/or personnel functions with an organization unit.
Two (2) years in a supervisory role.
About the Bureau:
Since 2009, the Portland Housing Bureau (PHB) has worked toward a vision that “all Portlanders can find affordable homes…and have equitable access to housing.” To that end, we are charged with developing citywide housing policy, delivering programs that increase the supply of affordable housing and promote stable homeownership, and administering a broad range of federal and local resources. Through our policies, plans, and funding, PHB works to stabilize families in their current homes, provide new affordable housing opportunities, and foster equitable, integrated, and diverse communities.
The mission of the Portland Housing Bureau is to solve the unmet housing needs of the people of Portland. The bureau accomplishes its mission by building and preserving quality, affordable rental and owner-occupied housing; supporting and sponsoring programs that help low-income Portlanders find, rent, buy, retain and repair their homes; bringing together partners and leading them to assess the city’s housing needs, choose sustainable solutions to efficiently meet them, and identify how best to pay for them; and reaching out to Communities of Color to ensure their participation in the economic opportunities that quality housing investments create.
City of Portland Core Values:
Anti-racism | Communication | Collaboration | Equity | Transparency | Fiscal Responsibility
These values guide our actions as we serve the community and engage our workforce. To learn more about the City’s core values, please click here.
Why work at the City of Portland?
The City of Portland workforce serves a population of over 650,000. We are culture- and solutions-driven, viewing every challenge as an opportunity to learn, improve, and share our expertise. We are committed to removing systemic barriers to resources, access, and opportunity. The City is a believer in ALL people and continues to actively recruit and retain diverse top talent every day. We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including but not limited to medical, dental, vision, basic life, short- and long-term disability coverage to eligible employees and their families. If you are open-minded, motivated, community-focused, and self-aware, please apply yourself at the City of Portland today.
The City of Portland also participates in the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System (PERS). For more information on the City of Portland’s benefits please click here.
Currently, many positions with the City of Portland are being performed remotely due to COVID-19. In the future, current positions classified as “full-time remote” could: 1) remain full-time remote, 2) become a remote/onsite mix, 3) revert to full-time at a city work location. As the situation evolves, the exact work location of the position in this recruitment may change based upon leadership direction and approval.
Applicants must specifically address and demonstrate in their responses to the supplemental questions and résumé how their education, training and/or experience, meets each of the following minimum qualifications:
Experience applying analytic and problem-solving skills to independently develop sound decisions, conclusions, and recommendations.
Experience managing various financial programs and functions such as procurement, revenue, accounting, treasury, debt management, taxation, and financial auditing.
Experience developing relationships with internal and external stakeholders, such as all levels of staff, elected officials and their staff, representatives of other government agencies, the public, low income and/or marginalized diverse, under-represented communities and key community members.
Experience supervising a multicultural workforce, promoting an equitable workplace environment, and applying equitable program practices to diverse and complex City services.
Applicant must also:
Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 per City/State mandate or have an approved exception by date of hire.
Possess a valid state driver’s license and acceptable driving record.
The Recruitment Process
An evaluation of each applicant’s training and experience, as demonstrated in their resume and supplemental questions are weighted 100%. Do not attach materials not requested. Only candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be placed on an equally ranked eligible list. You have 14 days from the notice of the examination results to let us know if you disagree with your results. Please read the City of Portland Administrative Rule 3.01 for complete information. Additional evaluation may be required prior to establishment of the eligible list and/or final selection.
** PLEASE NOTE: The eligible list generated from this recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies**
Recruitment Activity Schedule:
Job Posting closes: 11/15/21
Applications Reviewed: 11/8/21- 11/17/2021
Eligible List / Notices Generated: week of 11/22/2021
1st Round of Interviews: Early December
2nd Round of Interviews (if needed): Mid-December 2021
Job Offer: January 2022
Applicants must submit a professional resume and responses to the supplemental questions online, specifically focused on your qualifications for this position as identified in the “To Qualify” section of this announcement in accordance with the following Application Instructions:
Your résumé and responses to the supplemental questions will be the basis for our evaluation of your qualifications for this position. Incomplete or inappropriate information may result in disqualification.
Your responses to the supplemental questions should include details describing your education, training and/or experience, and where obtained which clearly reflects your qualifications for each of the numbered items in the “To Qualify” section of this announcement.
Your resume should support the details described in your responses to the supplemental questions.
If you are requesting Veteran’s Preference, as identified below, please describe in your responses to the supplemental questions and resume any transferrable skills obtained during your military service and how they relate to each of the required minimum qualifications under the “To Qualify” section above.
Please note, all completed applications for this position must be submitted no later than on the closing date and time of this recruitment. All applications must be submitted via the City’s online application process. Do not attach materials not requested. E-mailed and/or faxed applications will not be accepted.
Work Status: Non-citizen applicants must be authorized to work in the United States at the time of application.
Veterans’ Preference: If you are requesting Veterans’ Preference, attach a copy of your DD214/DD215 and/or Veterans Administration letter stating your disability to your profile, as well as checking the box identifying yourself as a Veteran. You must request Veterans’ Preference AND include a copy of your documentation for each recruitment to which you apply. Veterans’ Preference documentation must be submitted no later than 11:59 PM on the closing date of this recruitment.
ADA, Pregnancy, and Religious Accommodations: If you identify as a person with a disability, are pregnant or nursing, or observe a religious practice(s), and would like to request a reasonable accommodation when applying for this job, please contact the Recruiter below for assistance.
Equal Employment Opportunity: It is the policy of the City of Portland that no person shall be discriminated against based on race, religion, color, sex, marital status, family status, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or source of income. The City values diversity and encourages everyone who is interested in employment with the City to apply.
Did you know? The City of Portland offers How to Apply Classes that are free and review best practices for applying to the City. Follow the link for the most recent list of scheduled dates: https://www.portland.gov/bhr/events.
Tamara Larison, Senior Recruiter
Bureau of Human Resources
An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer
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