Under general direction, to act as Secretary of the California Housing Finance Agency; to serve as confidential advisor to the Executive Director, chairperson and members of the Board of Directors, on all matters relating to the operation of the Agency; supervises the Office of the Comptroller and is responsible for all accounting, auditing and program control functions of the Agency; to be responsible for all staff services and business services of the Agency; to be responsible for all personnel matters of the Agency; to be responsible for all information systems of the Agency; to be responsible for all evaluation, research, and program and policy development matters of the Agency; to supervise and to direct the day-to-day operations of the headquarters office of the Agency; and to do other related work.
Directs the setting of meetings, preparation of agendas, resolutions, minutes, and other documents and materials and directs meetings of the Agency's Board of Directors; oversees conduct of meetings of Board committees and supervises staff with regard to all Board matters; as authorized officer of the Agency, approves and executes any and all documents and other such items pertaining to the sale, delivery, and execution of the Agency's notes and bonds; provides highest level advice and expertise to Agency Executive Director on all matters including lending and insuring policies, programs, financing activities, including the sale of notes and bonds, and Agency management in general; participates in Executive sessions of the Board and advises the Executive Director and Board of Directors on matters of the highest sensitivity and confidentiality; plans, organizes, directs, coordinates, and supervises all operations and personnel of Administrative Services, Fiscal Services, and Policy and Program Development Divisions of the Agency; directs and supervises day-to-day operations in Agency's headquarters office; authorizes and approves all contracts, purchases, leases, personnel documents and other related matters; reviews, analyzes, and makes recommendations on legislative action affecting the Agency; as directed, represents the Agency before the Legislature, news media and other public and private groups and organizations; maintains high level contacts with Federal agency personnel, congressional representatives, State officials and local government officials; makes presentations and recommendations to the Board of Directors on a wide range of fiscal, financing, and lending policies and actions; designs new lending and insuring programs; takes independent action on behalf of the Agency with regard to any and all matters; and performs other duties as requested.
Experience: Broad, extensive (more than five years) and responsible administrative experience, including fiscal or personnel management. At least two years of the required experience must have included planning, program development or program evaluation in the area of housing. (Experience in the California state service applied toward this requirement must include at least two years performing the duties of a class at a level of responsibility equivalent to that of Staff Services Manager III.) (A master's degree in one of the above fields may be substituted for one year of the required administrative experience, but may not be substituted for the required experience in the housing area.) (Additional qualifying experience in the housing area may be substituted for the required education on the basis of one year of experience equaling two years of college education.) and Education: Equivalent to graduation from college, preferably with a degree in business administration, economics or public administration.
Knowledge of: Operations of the California Housing Finance Agency, other housing-related issues of State Government and Federal programs relating to housing and renewal activities; organization and function of State Government; procedures and practices followed in housing development and finance; principles and practices of policy formulation, program development and evaluation techniques; principles and practices of public administration, including personnel management and training, budget, fiscal management and controls, information systems, and public policy analysis.
Ability to: Analyze data and situations accurately, develop recommendations and alternate courses of action, and take effective actions on matters pertaining to the operations of the California Housing Finance Agency; formulate and make recommendations on policies; work effectively with individuals of both public and private organizations; direct the work of others; present ideas effectively, both orally and in writing.