9774- Senior Community Development Specialist I

Asset Manager

Recruitment #PBT-9774-098562




Asset Manager


This is a Position-Based Test conducted in accordance with Civil Service Rule 111A.  The current position is located at the Mayor's Office of Housing and Community Development.  The eligible list resulting from this examination may be utilized for future positions in this class in other City departments.

Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development (MOHCD)

MOHCD’s mission is to support San Franciscans with affordable housing opportunities and essential services to build strong communities. We are industry leaders in financing the development, rehabilitation and preservation of affordable housing.  Through our financing, we strengthen the social, physical and economic infrastructure of San Francisco’s low-income neighborhoods and communities in need. We actively collaborate with community-based organizations, non-profits, affordable housing developers, and other City agencies and staff, in our pursuit of a more equitable and affordable San Francisco.  In our hiring practices, we strive to build teams that reflect the diversity of our City and the populations we serve, and we urge qualified candidates of all races, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and gender identity to apply.  

MOHCD’s Housing Division

MOHCD’s programs are organized into three divisions: Housing, Community Development, and Homeownership/Below Market Rate.  The Housing division focuses on creating housing policies and funding programs that create safe, stable, and affordable housing.  We are recognized nationally for our ground-breaking work to transform public housing through the HOPE SF and RAD initiatives; acquire and rehabilitate existing properties through innovative financing structures; steward an extensive portfolio of affordable housing; and expand that portfolio by advancing new housing production and inclusionary housing policies.  Our diverse staff and leadership work together to:

  • Guide and coordinate citywide housing policies under direction of the Mayor and through collaboration with the Board of Supervisors.
  • Administer a diverse set of financing programs to develop new affordable housing, preserve existing housing, and acquire and rehabilitate housing at-risk of market speculation. 
  • Monitor the long-term affordability and physical viability of the City’s publicly-assisted affordable housing portfolio of over 21,000 units, providing funding for needed repairs and upgrades to ensure sustainable operations and habitability for residents.
  • Incubate new programs, initiatives, and financing tools that further our production and preservation activities.
  • Conduct program evaluation and research to document housing needs and trends and communicate accomplishments to elected officials, collaborating partners, and the public at large.


The Asset Manager serves on the Housing Division’s Asset Management Team, which focuses on preserving the City’s existing investments in affordable housing and provides a critical feedback loop to internal and external partners that informs resource allocation decisions.  The position reports to the Senior Asset Manager.  The Asset Manager performs difficult and complex housing program transactions, analysis, and oversight, including but not limited to:

  • Preserving the City’s existing investments in affordable housing through transactional asset management such as refinancing, recapitalization, repositioning, and workouts.
  • Monitoring projects for compliance with a wide range of requirements; enforcing contracts and overseeing completion of remedial actions. Reviewing and making recommendations regarding the programs, operating budgets, and proposed activities of entities receiving funds; inspecting buildings and recommending physical improvements.
  • Interpreting applicable laws & regulations. Negotiating with prospective and existing grantees and borrowers; collaborating with deputy city attorneys to prepare, review and execute contracts and other necessary documents.
  • Fielding and responding to inquiries from residents and community members.
  • Providing technical assistance on program operations and systems, and support to project staff, management, and different key stakeholders
  • Collecting data, working with confidential information and preparing a variety of reports, memoranda, and correspondence. Invoicing, calculating accrued interest, collecting and processing loan payments.
  • Related duties as required.

Positions in this classification function at the senior journey level in the Community Development Specialist series. Employees in this class carry out their assignments with considerable independence. Positions in this class are distinguished from the lower classification 9772 Community Development Specialist by their significant coordinating and monitoring responsibility over a variety of housing development projects. Employees in this classification may serve in a lead role for subordinate personnel.  

Desired Qualifications:

  •  A minimum of 2 years of relevant experience in affordable housing development and/or real estate finance, preferably in San Francisco.
  • Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university in a field related to real estate development, planning, business, public policy, or finance.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and strong interpersonal skills, strong analytical, organizational, and quantitative skills.
  • Knowledge of and intermediate-level experience with word processing and database and information management systems; advanced ability with Excel spreadsheets, including development of complex mortgage loan models and budget variance analyses. Ability to work with windows-based computers and use multiple software applications simultaneously.
  • Direct experience in the development and/or management of affordable housing assets including acquisition/rehabilitation, refinancing, resyndications, year 15 buy-outs and LP exits, capital improvements, affordable housing finance, pre-development, construction administration, and project close-out.
  • Direct experience interpreting and enforcing compliance monitoring procedures and other elements of Federal, State and local governmental programs such as CDBG, HOME, LIHTC, tax-exempt bonds, HUD Section 811 and 202, Section 8 Project-based and tenant-based vouchers, CalHFA and HCD programs, and MOHCD programs, etc.
  • Experience with contract negotiation and enforcement, especially government contracts.
  • Experience in overseeing capital improvement projects related to housing or community facilities.
  • Experience and expertise prioritizing multiple assignments with competing needs and continually revising priorities as conditions change.
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision in a team environment and to handle detail-oriented work.
  • Ability to drive an automobile and possession of a valid California driver's license, and to conduct on-site walking inspections, which often require climbing stairs.   

Desirable Qualifications:  The stated desirable qualifications may be used to identify job finalists at the end of the selection process when candidates are referred for hiring.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university AND three (3) years of administrative/professional experience in community development, housing development, workforce development, finance, education, social work, children/youth work, or criminal justice; OR

 2. Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with a major in one of the following fields: public or business administration, urban planning, government, social work, education, finance or criminal justice AND two (2) year of administrative/professional experience in community development, housing and/or housing development, workforce development, finance, education, social work, children/youth work, criminal justice; OR

 3. Possession of a Master's degree from an accredited college or university in public policy, planning, social work, public administration, finance, education, criminal justice, or business administration; AND one (1) year of administrative/professional experience in community development, housing and /or housing development, workforce development, finance, education, social work, children/youth work, or criminal justice; OR

4. Possession of a Juris Doctor degree from an accredited college or university AND one (1) year of administrative/professional experience in community development, housing and/or housing development, workforce development, finance, education, social work, children/youth work, or criminal justice.

SUBSTITUTION: Verifiable administrative/professional experience involving community development, housing and/or housing development, workforce development, finance, education, social work, children/youth work, or criminal justice may substitute for the educational requirement in Minimum Qualification #1 on a year-for-year basis.

Note: Applicants must meet the minimum qualification requirement by the final filing date unless otherwise noted. Special Conditions: The department requires 24 months of Local, State, Federal, Community Block Grants, Housing, Housing Development experience. Special Conditions: The above minimum qualifications reflect special conditions associated with the position(s) to be filled.

How To Apply

Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are only accepted through an online process. Visit www.jobaps.com/sf to register an account (if you have not already done so) and begin the application process.

  • Select the desired job announcement
  • Select “Apply” and read and acknowledge the information
  • Select either “I am a New User” if you have not previously registered, or “I have Registered Previously”
  • Follow instructions on the screen

Computers are available for the public (from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday) to file online applications in the lobby of the Dept. of Human Resources at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco.

Applicants may be contacted by email about this announcement and, therefore, it is their responsibility to ensure that their registered email address is accurate and kept up-to-date.  Also, applicants must ensure that email from CCSF is not blocked on their computer by a spam filter.  To prevent blocking, applicants should set up their email to accept CCSF mail from the following addresses (@sfgov.org, @sfdpw.org, @sfport.com, @flysfo.com, @sfwater.org, @sfdph.org, @asianart.org, @sfmta.com, @sfpl.org, @dcyf.org, @first5sf.org, @famsf.org, @ccsf.edu).

Applicants will receive a confirmation email that their online application has been received in response to every announcement for which they file.  Applicants should retain this confirmation email for their records.  Failure to receive this email means that the online application was not submitted or received.

All work experience, education, training and other information substantiating how you meet the minimum qualifications must be included on your application by the filing deadline.  Information submitted after the filing deadline will not be considered in determining whether you meet the minimum qualifications.

Applications completed improperly may be cause for ineligibility, disqualification or may lead to lower scores.

If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the exam analyst, Karen Henderson, by telephone at 415-701-5557, or by email at Karen.henderson@sfgov.org.

Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point during the recruitment and selection process. If education verification is required, information on how to verify education requirements, including verifying foreign education credits or degree equivalency, can be found at https://sfdhr.org/how-verify-education-requirements

Note: Falsifying one’s education, training, or work experience or attempted deception on the application may result in disqualification for this and future job opportunities with the City and County of San Francisco.

Eligible List/Score Report:
A confidential eligible list of applicant names that have passed the civil service examination process will be created, and used for certification purposes only. An examination score report will be established, so applicants can view the ranks, final scores and number of eligible candidates. Applicant information, including names of applicants on the eligible list, shall not be made public unless required by law. However, an eligible list shall be made available for public inspection, upon request, once the eligible list is exhausted or expired and referrals resolved. The eligible list/score report resulting from this civil service examination process is subject to change after adoption (e.g., as a result of appeals), as directed by the Human Resources Director or the Civil Service Commission.

The duration of the eligible list resulting from this examination process will be 6 months, and may be extended with the approval of the Human Resources Director.

Upon approval of the Human Resource Director (see Civil Service Rule 111A.26.5), the eligible list/score report resulting from this announcement may be used by other departments that also use this classification or a similar classification. To find other Departments which use this classification, please see https://sfdhr.org/sites/default/files/documents/Forms-Documents/Position-Count-by-Job-Codes.pdf

The certification rule for the eligible list resulting from this examination will be Rule of 3 Scores.  Additional selection processes may be conducted by the hiring department prior to making final hiring decisions.

Selection Plan

Minimum Qualification Supplemental Questionnaire (Weight: Qualifying): Candidates will be prompted to complete a Supplemental Questionnaire as part of the online employment application. This Minimum Qualification Supplemental Questionnaire is designed to obtain specific information regarding an applicant's experience in relation to the Minimum Qualifications for this position. Applicants must also complete the official application. It is essential that applicants provide complete information in identifying their education, experience and training.

The Minimum Qualification Supplemental Questionnaire will be used to evaluate if the applicant possesses the required minimum qualifications.  Supplemental Questionnaire:  In order to continue through the examination process, only those candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will receive an email outlining the instructions and deadline.

Supplemental Questionnaire - Weight (100%) - Candidates will be required to complete a supplemental questionnaire.  The Supplemental Questionnaire Evaluation is designed to measure the knowledge, skills and/or abilities in job-related areas which may include but not be limited to:  experience working with databases, Microsoft Office suite, and diverse populations; strong verbal and written communication skills; working with sensitive client information, and handling multiple deadlines or difficult situations in an efficient and professional manner.  A passing score must be achieved on the Supplemental Questionnaire Evaluation in order to be placed on the eligible list according to their final score.


Conviction History

As a selected candidate for a job, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction (or arrest, in limited circumstances) conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you are a selected candidate. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances, such as:

  • Candidates for positions with the Unified School District and the Community College District may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under the California Education Code.
  • Candidates for positions with the Recreation and Park Department may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under California Public Resources Code 5164.

Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with the City.

If you are a selected candidate, the hiring department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment.

Disaster Service Workers

All City and County of San Francisco employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the City requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.


Terms of Announcement:
Applicants must be guided solely by the provisions of this announcement, including requirements, time periods and other particulars, except when superseded by federal, state or local laws, rules or regulations.  Clerical errors may be corrected by the posting the correction on the Department of Human Resources website at www.jobaps.com/sf.

The terms of this announcement may be appealed under Civil Service Rule 111A.35.1. The standard for the review of such appeals is ‘abuse of discretion’ or ‘no rational basis’ for establishing the position description, the minimum qualifications and/or the certification rule.  Appeals must include a written statement of the item(s) being contested and the specific reason(s) why the cited item(s) constitute(s) abuse of discretion by the Human Resources Director.  Appeals must be submitted directly to the Executive Officer of the Civil Service Commission within five business days of the announcement issuance date.

General Information concerning City and County of San Francisco Employment Policies and Procedures:
Important Employment Information for the City and County of San Francisco can be obtained at http://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process or hard copy at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor.

Copies of Application Documents:
Applicants should keep copies of all documents submitted, as these will not be returned.

Right to Work:
All persons entering the City and County of San Francisco workforce are required to provide verification of authorization to work in the United States.

Applicants with disabilities who meet the minimum eligibility requirements for this job announcement can find information on requesting a reasonable ADA Accommodation at: 

Information regarding requests for Veterans Preference can be found at: 

Seniority Credit in Promotional Exams: 
Information regarding seniority credit can be found at:


Exam Type: CPE
Issued:  11/07/2019
Micki  Callahan
Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
Recruitment ID Number: PBT-9774-098562
Mayor's Office of Housing and Community Development/ KH/415-701-5557




All employees hired on or after January 10, 2009 will be required (pursuant to San Francisco Charter Section A8.432) to contribute 2% of pre-tax compensation to fund retiree healthcare. In addition, most employees are required to make a member contribution towards retirement, ranging from 7.5%-13.25% of compensation. For more information on these provisions, please contact the personnel office of the hiring agency.

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