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TDHCA - CDBG Program Analyst

at Texas Department of Motor Vehicles

Posted: 6/24/2020
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 00010761
Keywords: planning

Job Description

Programs, Community Affairs Division


THIS IS A TEMPORARY POSITION ASSOCIATED WITH ONE-TIME FEDERAL FUNDING UNDER THE CARES ACT. THE POSITION IS ESTIMATED TO BE FILLED THROUGH APPROXIMATELY DECEMBER 2022, WITH POSSIBILITY OF EXTENSION SUBJECT TO FEDERAL FUND AVAILABILITY.


GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

Performs advanced (senior-level) financial analysis and regulatory work related to the implementation of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funded through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Work involves administering financial processes and systems; reviewing, analyzing, and evaluating financial data; preparing reports and responding to inquiries; and recommending and approving appropriate action to resolve financial and regulatory problems. Works under minimal supervision with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.


SPECIFIC JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

•Performs entries into and maintains HUD's Integrated Disbursement and Information System (IDIS) and TDHCA's Contract System for the CDBG CV program.
•Performs actions necessary to fund activities and reallocate funds as necessary, including activity set-ups, revisions, refunds, deobligations, and project close-out in IDIS and the TDHCA Contract System. Completes Fund Allocation in the TDHCA Contract System.
•Performs reconciliation of HUD's IDIS and the TDHCA Contract System for CDBG CV funds. Process and handle program income and refunds.
•Prepares, distributes and maintains the CDBG CV fund balance report including the tracking of uncommitted and deobligated funds.
•Assists with and/or handles HUD reports or requests. Reviews HUD published reports and makes recommendations to the Division Director.
•Responsible for tracking of performance data and reporting including the SLIHP, OYAP, CAPER, Board Reports, Fund Balance, and other reports on an as-needed basis.
•Ensure performance measures for CDBG CV Fund activities are tracked, as necessary.
•Identifies trends, variances, and changes in CDBG CV Program commitments and expenditures, and their effect on the Department's ability to meet HUD timelines; and prepares reports and recommendations for the Division Director.
•Coordinates with the Division Director to provide project metrics and reports to Department Executive level staff.
•Implements quality control and quality assurance in conjunction with other CDBG CV staff.
•Assists with responses to internal and external audit reviews.
•Provides technical assistance to contract administrators, TDHCA divisions and departmental staff.
•Develops and recommends revisions to program guidelines, procedures, policies, and reviews rules and regulations for approval by division management.
•Performs related work as assigned.

   







Qualifications

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

•Experience in financial analysis and regulatory work is preferred.
•Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in public administration or business administration preferred.
•Experience in the administration of a state or federally funded housing program is preferred.
•Experience in program planning and implementation of a state or federal program is preferred.
•Experience with HUD's IDIS System preferred.
•Experience or education may be substituted for one another on a year for year basis.


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

•Extensive technical knowledge of the CDBG Program; of public administration and management techniques; of statistical analysis processes; and of program planning and implementation is preferred.
•Ability to administer financial processes and systems and to perform and interpret numerical analyses is required.
•Ability to summarize financial and management records for accuracy and conformance to procedures, rules, and regulations is required.
•Knowledge of statistical analysis or accounting processes is preferred.
•Must possess proficient knowledge and skill in the use of Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Access; advanced skills in Excel and Access is preferred.
•Must possess the ability to gather, assemble, correlate, and analyze facts; to devise solutions to problems; to prepare concise reports; and to develop and evaluate policies and procedures.
•Must possess the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, state agencies, local government officials, and the general public.
•Must possess excellent written and oral communication skills.
•Must possess the ability to adapt to changing workloads and deadlines.
•Must possess the ability to set priorities and organize workload.


PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:  

•This classification functions in a standard office environment. Ability to drive and travel as needed. Will need to move about the office to access file cabinets, use office machinery, attend meetings in various offices and conference rooms, etc. Must be able to communicate and exchange accurate information via phone, computer, and in person. Must be able to observe and evaluate data in a variety of formats, including hard copy, electronic, and various media formats. Must be able to work non-standard hours including the ability to work beyond 40 hours per week as needed and in compliance with the FLSA.
•The employee must be able to lift and/or carry up to 15 lbs. Must be able to push and/or pull up to 15 lbs.
 


OTHER:
Must be willing to work in a non-smoking environment and adhere to all applicable Department policies and procedures. Must be willing to work overtime if necessary which may include nights and weekends. Must attend work regularly and adhere to approved work schedule.


IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR THE CANDIDATE:
• Official transcripts or other minimum requirement validations will be requested of final applicants.
• Criminal background checks will be conducted before an offer of employment is extended.
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Males born on or after January 1, 1960, between the ages of 18-26, will be required to present proof of Selective Service System registration on the first day of employment or proof of exemption from Selective Service registration requirement.

The U.S. Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires new employees to present proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States. Failure to provide this information within the required timeframe will result in the offer being rescinded.

Thank you for considering employment at the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs! The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.