Please note this position is open until filled; however, to ensure consideration applications should be received by August 11, 2023 at 4:30p.m.
King County Housing Authority (KCHA), an independent municipal organization, is a high performing nationally recognized leader in affordable housing. We are currently recruiting for a Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Compliance Manager (Senior Housing Program Manager - Compliance) to be located at the central office in Tukwila, WA.
This individual will supervise, manage and oversee the Tax Credit Compliance Program in the Housing Management Department. The ideal candidate will be a seasoned professional with supervisory experience as well as a depth of knowledge in affordable housing and/or tax credit. The right person will find this work to be challenging as well as satisfying as they work closely with stakeholders both internal and external to the Authority regarding tax credit certification policies and procedures.
The individual selected for this position will be an excellent communicator that will be adept at explaining and interpreting program requirements. A natural relationship builder, this person will be seen as an advocate by stakeholders that are held to high standards of compliance to program policy, procedure and regulatory requirements.
The work will include auditing and review of files, submitting annual reports, conducting analysis and making necessary recommendations on issues. Other duties will include determining eligibility of applicants and approving or denying applications.
The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Compliance Manager will:
• Conducts daily audits on certification packets for the IRS Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program; organizes and ensures a variety of specialized regulatory requirements are within compliance guidelines.
• Provides support to internal and external customers; coordinates, develops, and consults executive and managerial staff providing system-wide comprehensive training programs and workshops to enhance program requirement comprehension.
• Assists in the coordination, preparation, and submission of periodic, special, and other reports; collects information from a variety of sources and compiles data.
• Recommends action to recruit and select department personnel; assigns, directs, trains and inspects the work of staff; recommends action to reward, discipline, coach, and counsel; evaluates staff performance; develops staff schedules; recommends transfers, promotions, suspensions, terminations, and demotions.
• Coordinates and works with program directors, managers, and associated departments to ensure smooth transition of LIHTC conversions; coordinates, monitors, and provides technical management of IT projects as needed or required.
• Directs, reviews, and prepares year-end financial reports for submission to appropriate state agency.
• Assists in preparing, organizing, and scheduling on-site property inspections as requested; coordinates and manages schedule as needed or required; assists in preparing, organizing, and assembling packets of property data and other legal documentation for funders as requested.
• Pursues professional and technical development; develops and strengthens tax credit compliance knowledge by attending workshops, reviewing professional publications, networking, and participating in professional societies.
Qualifications and Competencies
• Associate's degree in business administration, public administration, or related field AND
• Extensive (5 years or more) experience in low-income housing, especially the Tax Credit program, OR
• An equivalent combination of experience and education that provides the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of this position.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Thorough knowledge of and the ability to interpret and apply laws, rules, policies and procedures relating to housing assistance programs. External and internal knowledge of affordable housing perspective of different stakeholders, governance and industry trends for best practices, thorough knowledge of state laws and local ordinances applicable to Fair Housing, locally and federal, Landlord and Tenant Law – city, county and state.
• Experience supervising staff including coaching and mentoring and providing strong leadership in a dynamic work environment.
• Skill in developing and executing administrative procedures, management standards in orienting, training, assigning, scheduling and guiding staff for productivity, quality and identifying work process improvements for staff, leadership.
• Ability to conduct audits for annual reporting for external reporting; ability to exercise independent judgment, using analysis, experience, and perspective in solving problems or communicating decisions or actions with accuracy.
• Applies effective written and verbal communication techniques to convey clear and timely messages to internal and external stakeholders; communicates clearly and effectively via multiple methods (i.e. via phone, email, and in person); listens to people's ideas and concerns; attempts to resolve confrontations, disagreements, and complaints in a constructive manner.
• Values diversity and possesses an understanding of multicultural and cultural competencies; ability to work effectively and positively with individuals of diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds; recognizes the value of diversity; understands power, privilege, and inequity.
• Effective interpersonal/human relations skills; with the ability to work collaboratively to garner the trust, respect, and confidence from others; can be relied upon to achieve excellent results; ability to work effectively under pressure in a fast-paced environment; experience using and training staff on de-escalation techniques.
• A collaborative team member who is also a strong leader with well-developed organizational and time management skills; ability to develop effective working relationships; works cooperatively, exchanges ideas, and addresses issues in a constructive manner.
• Adapts to changing business needs, conditions, and work responsibilities; responds to change with a positive attitude and a willingness to learn new ways to accomplish work activities and objectives.
• Enhances compliance department by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to support job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities and reading industry publications.
• Consent to and pass criminal records background check.
• Must possess a valid driver's license to travel between work sites as required. Must have an acceptable driving record at time of appointment and throughout employment.
• Possession of a National Tax Credit Compliance Certification – Spectrum C3P, Novogradac HCCP & NPCC, Nan McKay LIHTC, HCCP and/or other National similar certifications preferred. If not certified at the time of hire, certifications and training will be provided.
Position Information and Application Process
To be considered for this opportunity, you must:
• Complete the online application profile in its entirety.
• Upload a cover letter that addresses how your experience and education qualifies you to perform the essential functions listed in the job announcement. (Cover Letter)
• Upload a detailed résumé of all educational and professional experience. (Résumé)
Salary & Benefits:
The starting salary range for this position is $101,386 - $127,239 annually dependent on qualifications and professional experience. The complete salary range for this position is $101,386 - $153,093 annually. Performance based merit increase opportunities and COLAs are reviewed on an annual basis. A comprehensive health care benefits package for you and your dependents includes medical, dental and vision insurance, life and long-term disability insurance plans, vacation, sick and personal leave, tuition reimbursement, and retirement benefits are also available. For more details regarding KCHA comprehensive benefits, please visit our benefits page.
Incumbent(s) must be able to meet the physical requirements of the classification and have mobility, balance, coordination, vision, hearing and dexterity levels appropriate to the functions performed. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
After initial onboarding, this role will have the opportunity to work remotely up to 100% in accordance with the KCHA's flexible work arrangements; however, remote work conditions will be reviewed on a regular basis based on business and program need. The ability to report to the Central Office in Tukwila will be required on occasion. Some local travel may be required to support KCHA business needs. Some local travel may be required to support KCHA business needs.
This work requires the occasional exertion of up to 10 pounds of force; work regularly requires sitting, speaking or hearing and using hands to finger, handle or feel and occasionally requires standing, walking, climbing or balancing, reaching with hands and arms and repetitive motions; work has standard vision requirements; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; work requires preparing and analyzing written or computer data; work occasionally requires exposure to outdoor weather conditions; work is generally in a moderately noisy location (e.g. business office, light traffic).
King County Housing Authority is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.