Oregon Housing and Community Services
Oregon Housing & Community Services (OHCS) is searching for a Chief Financial Officer with extensive knowledge and leadership experience in instituting financial integrity, fiscal responsibility and accountability.
*This recruitment will be open until it is filled. It will also be used to establish a list of qualified applicants to fill the current vacancy and may be used to fill future vacancies as they occur.*
WHAT YOU WILL DO
The Chief Financial Officer and Administrator of the Financial Management Division will provide leadership to all Oregon Housing and Community Services (OHCS) staff and direct all activities of the Division.
The CFO will establish and carry out the mission of the Division, provide long term planning, facilitate communications between Division and Department sections, and coordinate all high level activities that cross section lines. This senior management position provides expert advice in close consultation with the Department's Executive Team, which sets the direction and agenda for OHCS. The person in this position will set broad scope policy direction, and will be responsible for ensuring OHCS’s financial integrity.
As a leader of OHCS, the person in this position must operate on his or her own initiative to investigate and evaluate complex information, to identify and address risks and financial opportunities, and act to resolve problems while communicating with upper and middle management and other Department staff in performing the duties of the job.
Essential Job Functions
1. Department Administration & Policy Guidance
2. Financial Operations
3. Personnel Management / Affirmative Action Agency Representation
For a copy of the complete position description, submit your request to HCS_HR.Solutions@oregon.gov
WHO WE ARE
Oregon Housing and Community Services (OHCS) is Oregon’s housing finance agency. We provide financial and program support to create and preserve opportunities for quality, affordable housing for Oregonians of lower and moderate income. Our vision is that all Oregonians have the opportunity to pursue prosperity and to live free from poverty.
Across Oregon, housing has emerged as a paramount concern. The lack of available housing, high rents and home prices are driving rapid increases in gentrification, housing instability and homelessness. The data is clear: too many Oregonians are without a safe, stable and affordable place to call home.
The Statewide Housing Plan is a bold new agenda that articulates how Oregon Housing and Community Services will pave the way for more Oregonians to have access to stable housing opportunities necessary for self-sufficiency and to address past policies and programs that have created – and perpetuate - racial inequities in housing. It lays the foundation for OHCS to be a data- and research-driven organization, and proposes a new way of collaborating and focusing resources and energy to address the most pressing housing issues facing Oregon today. Our plan lays out ambitious goals to increase access to housing, including goals and strategies to prevent and address homelessness.
WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR
Oregon Housing and Community Services is Oregon's housing finance agency, providing financial and program support to create and preserve opportunities for quality, affordable housing for Oregonians of lower and moderate income. We are looking for a professional, with the ability to manage and provide oversight and risk mitigation for all agency funds with a biennial budget exceeding $3.4 billion. Sources of funds are varied and include federal and state resources which have complex regulatory compliance requirements, and thus stewardship, compliance monitoring, and asset management are all critical functions played by OHCS.
Required Attributes & Competencies
Ability to track financial trends that will impact the agency operations and programs
Expert knowledge and ability in making sound decisions regarding regulatory and financial compliance
Experience and knowledge developing policies, programs and delivering training on topics related to racial justice, equity, diversity & inclusion
Ability to communicate and work with people of diverse cultural and educational backgrounds
Must embrace teamwork and promote a team-oriented environment
Must have the experience and ability to build relationships with stakeholders, staff, leadership, Housing Stability Council, and external partners
Demonstrated awareness of and respect for cultural values and norms of various communities
Represent OHCS professionally at all times
Serve as a positive role model and maintain positive working relationships with leadership, staff, partners & communities
Possess skills to interpret laws, rules, and regulations and apply them to varying and complex compliance situations
Understanding of management principles and practices
Strong project management skills
Strong commitment to professional and ethical standards, with an ability to think and act strategically, maintain confidentiality, use diplomacy and discretion, offer sound judgement, and share and receive feedback in a constructive manner
Excellent judgement in all aspects of work and position
We recognize that your time is valuable. We will be looking for the following Minimum Qualifications in addition to the skills listed above:
Four (4) years of management experience in a public or private organization which included responsibility for each of the following: a) development of program rules and policies, b) development of long- and short-range goals and plans, c) program evaluation, and d) budget preparation. OR Three (3) years of management experience in a public or private organization which included responsibility for each of the following: a) development of program rules and policies, b) development of long- and short-range goals and plans, c) program evaluation, and d) budget preparation; AND 45-48 quarter hours (30-32 semester hours) of graduate level coursework in management. In the "Work History" section on your application, you must clearly describe your experience in each of the a), b), c), d) areas listed. Failure to provide this information may result in eliminating your application from further consideration.
WHY JOIN US
OHCS values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We stand by our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants of a protected class, including disability status and veteran status. We encourage Individuals of diverse backgrounds, who promote diversity, and inclusion join our agency.
Our Vision is that all Oregonians have the opportunity to pursue prosperity and live free from poverty.
Our Mission is to provide stable and affordable housing and engage leaders to develop integrated statewide policy that addresses poverty and provides opportunity for Oregonians.
Our Core Values: Collaboration – Compassion – Equity – Integrity – Leadership – Transparency.
WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU
Join our innovative and strategic group of professionals and enjoy a competitive salary and benefits package!
Salary Range: $6,554 - $10,138
Generous benefits package including, employer-paid health insurance, vacation and sick leave, ten paid holidays, three paid personal days, flexible spending accounts, and an employer contribution retirement plan ( PERS ).
A positive environment that offers opportunities for career growth and cross-training.
An agency culture that supports and encourages work/life balance and overall wellness.
RECRUITMENT TIMELINE *This timeline is approximate and may change.*
Job Posting Closes: Open until filled
Applications Reviewed: Ongoing
Eligible List/Notices Generated: Week of August 3-7
1st Round of Interviews: Week of August 10-14
2nd Round of Interviews: Week of August 17-21
Job Offer: Between August 24th & September 4th, 2020
The work experience and education section of your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the minimum qualifications, required and requested skills for this position. For additional application tips, please visit the Oregon Job Opportunities page: Resources for Job Seekers .
HOW TO APPLY
External Applicants: Click the ‘Apply’ button at the top of the job announcement. You will need to either create or update your Workday profile.
Internal Applicants: Apply via your employee Workday account. Please be sure to update your profile if needed.
All Applicants : As part of your application, we are requiring that you submit a resume and cover letter by uploading it to your application. Failure to submit both documents will remove your application from further consideration.
BEFORE SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATION…
Check to see that ALL required documentation is attached to ensure your candidacy.
Check that you’ve provided a thorough and updated job history as it pertains to the position for which you are applying. Your application materials will be used to determine salary based on a pay equity assessment.
Veteran’s Preference: Eligible veterans who meet the qualifications will be given veteran’s preference. To receive preference, veterans must attach appropriate documentation as outlined by the Department of Administrative Services at the following website: Veteran Resources
Work Authorization: OHCS does not offer VISA sponsorships. Within the first three days of hire, the successful candidate will be required to complete the US Department of Homeland Security’s I-9 form, confirming authorization to work in the United States.
To learn more about Oregon Housing and Community Services, visit our website: https://www.oregon.gov/OHCS/pages/index.aspx
For questions about the position or job duties, please contact: HCS_HR.Solutions@oregon.gov
OHCS commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ+ community members, and others to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.