Salary  $35.57 – $47.18 Hourly
Closing – 1/9/2023 11:59 PM Pacific

About the position:

The RAC Housing Program Specialist is part of PHB’s Risk Analysis & Compliance (RAC) team, which monitors the City’s affordable multi-family housing stock through the terms of the regulatory and loan agreements. The RAC team assesses compliance for approximately 350 multi-family affordable housing projects, with approximately 40 additional projects to be completed in the next three years. The RAC team includes a manager, three Housing Program Coordinators, two Housing Program Specialists, and two Housing Assistant Program Specialists.

As the RAC Housing Program Specialist, you will:

  • Perform HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME) inspections using the Uniform Physical Condition Standards (UPCS) for approximately 60 projects on a rolling 3-year basis, which includes: on-site physical inspections of properties and HOME-funded units, management process review, and tenant file review.
  • Support compliance of the Development Incentives Programs (Inclusionary Housing, Multi-Unit Limited Tax Exemption, Systems Development Charges Exemption) by: maintaining and updating the Development Incentives section of the RAC webpage, coaching developers and property managers through the compliance process, and performing annual compliance testing to determine compliance with regulatory agreements, covenants, and administrative rules.
  • Perform annual compliance testing on multi-family affordable housing projects, which may include analyzing tenant, property, and financial data to determine compliance with regulatory and loan agreements.
  • Research, develop, recommend and implement project plans to meet overall program goals established by the Bureau.
  • Be knowledgeable of affordable housing practices.
  • Prioritize a large volume of tasks, which often have simultaneous or conflicting deadlines.
  • Utilize Microsoft and Adobe programs, particularly Word, Excel and PowerPoint, proficiently.
  • Commit to the City of Portland’s Core Values: Anti-Racism, Equity, Transparency, Communication, Collaboration, and Fiscal Responsibility.

As a person, you are:

  • Collaborative: A professional who values partnerships, and develops and supports relationships to get things done.
  • Strong Communicator: Someone who builds trust and strong relationships through frequent, transparent, and clear communications.
  • Solutions-Oriented: Possess the ability to use strong communication skills to work with a variety of internal and external partners to create, implement, and document solutions.
  • Value Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI): Willing to use DEI concepts to guide and inform your work.
  • Emotionally Intelligent: Motivated, passionate, team-oriented, and empathetic.
  • Adaptable: Flexible in the face of changing circumstances and see opportunity above obstacles, prepared and proactive.
This classification is represented by the District Council of Trade Unions (DCTU).  To view this labor agreement, please go to and click on the appropriate link. Applicants start at the entry salary rate. If you are a DCTU represented employee, see labor agreement for additional information or talk to your union representative.