Real Estate Finance Specialist I (Open Until Filled)

  • 2600 Fresno Street, Fresno, California
  • Sep 07, 2022
Full Time Accounting and Finance Real Estate
  • Salary: 4109.00 - 4934.00 USD

Job Description

Position Description

This recruitment is Open Until Filled and may close at any time.

Under supervision, the Real Estate Finance Specialist I performs specialized work processing real estate loan/grant packages for rehabilitation, homebuyer and development projects. The incumbent will interview and assist applicants in completing application forms for housing rehabilitation, homebuyer and development projects; disseminate program information; may make oral presentations to individuals or groups; review applications and gather documentation; analyze information to verify applicant eligibility for loan/grant programs; and will determine which programs and funding sources are best suited to individual cases.

The following skills and experience are preferred but not required: bilingual abilities, Notary Public, and/or experience with home improvement and/or homebuyer loans. A Real Estate Finance Specialist I may be promoted to Real Estate Finance Specialist II ($4,821 - $5,801) after one year of satisfactory performance with the City and upon the recommendation of the appointing authority.

One vacancy currently exists in the Planning & Development Department, Housing and Community Development Division. Immediate and future vacancies will be filled from this eligible list for a period of three (3) months from the date the eligible list is created, with the option of extending that period at the City's discretion. If the examination process is suspended for this recruitment, the eligible list may be limited to three (3) months.

Pay,Benefits, & Work Schedule

UNIT 3 Classification - The Fresno City Employees Association, Inc. (FCEA)

3% salary increase, effective June 19, 2023

HEALTH INSURANCE: The City contributes toward monthly premiums for PPO medical, dental and vision for employee and dependents.
FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNT: IRS 125 Plan for health and dependent care expenses.
DEFERRED COMPENSATION: Voluntary 457 plan with Fidelity Investments to increase your retirement savings.
VACATION LEAVE: Accrue 8-14.66 hours per month, based on years of service.
SICK LEAVE: Eight (8) hours per month, available after 90 days.
SUPPLEMENTAL SICK- 40 hours per fiscal year. 80 hours lifetime maximum.
HOLIDAYS: Ten (10) City-observed annual holidays plus birthday and one (1) personal day.
SHORT TERM DISABILITY: Provided through California SDI program.
BILINGUAL PREMIUM: PAY: $100 per month.
HEALTH REIMBURSEMENT ARRANGEMENT: To reimburse retirement medical insurance and qualified medical expenses.
RETIREMENT: City of Fresno Retirement Systems, one of the best funded public systems in the state. Reciprocity with other CA public agencies. Vested in Retirement benefits after 5 years of service. City employees do not participate in Social Security.
DROP (Deferred Retirement Option Program): an optional, voluntary program that allows an employee to deposit retirement benefits in a special savings account within the Retirement System while continuing to work for the City of Fresno for up to 10 years. Participation minimum is age 50 and vested. Benefits includes ownership of accumulated funds, compound interest earnings, and alternative distribution options.

Additional information regarding the City of Fresno benefits is available at

The Requirements

Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications on or before the posted filing deadline in order to qualify for the examination and does not assure a place on the eligibility list.

Twenty-four (24) semester units of accredited college or university course work in Real Estate or Finance, or related field; and two (2) years of journey level clerical experience directly related to loan processing, property rehabilitation, escrow procedures, financial accounting, real estate transactions, or related fields. Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education on the basis of twelve semester units equals one year of experience.

A copy of college transcripts must be uploaded and included in your on-line application for verification of requirement. Applicants lacking the documentation may be rejected if relying upon education to meet the Minimum Requirements.

The selected eligible candidates certified will be required to successfully pass a Department interview and a Department of Justice fingerprint prior to employment with the City of Fresno.

Possession of a valid California Driver's License may be required at time of appointment.

How To Apply

APPLICANTS MUST COMPLETE AN ON-LINE APPLICATION. PLEASE VISIT WWW.FRESNO.GOV/JOBS TO APPLY. For information on how to complete an on-line application, please view "Instruction Guide" on the City's website, Personnel Services Career Opportunities page, or call (559) 621-6950 for assistance. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed employment application.

ALL CORRESPONDENCE regarding this recruitment and exam process will be sent via e-mail. All applicants will acknowledge such understanding when they complete their on-line application. Verify we have your correct e-mail address before you submit your application. It is an applicant's responsibility to check their email frequently to ensure they receive all pertinent communication from the Personnel Services Department on a timely basis. Applicants will receive an automatically generated confirmation e-mail upon a successful application submittal. The e-mail is the only proof of submittal.

It is an applicant's responsibility to check their email account and to ensure it is set up to accept emails from the City of Fresno. Dependent upon your settings, notices from the City of Fresno may be directed to the junk mail or spam folders. It is the applicant's responsibility to check these folders.

Applications must be submitted by midnight on the filing deadline or they will not be accepted for any reason. FOR THIS RECRUITMENT, IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT PERMANENT FRESNO CITY EMPLOYEES APPLY THROUGH PEOPLESOFT SELF SERVICE.

Selection Process

The examination process may consist of the following:

ORAL EXAMINATION - 100%: A panel of subject matter experts will conduct a job-related oral exam to evaluate a candidate's Knowledge of real estate loan practices and procedures for processing residential and commercial property loans. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships. Candidates must achieve a passing score on the oral exam to qualify for the eligible list.

The oral exams have been tentatively scheduled for the week of October 10, 2022.

Veteran Preference Regulations

Qualified veterans who pass the examination may obtain five (5) additional points.
Candidates applying for veteran's preference are required to submit a copy of their DD214 with their application during the specified filing period. Evidence must be presented to indicate that the candidate was discharged honorably from the military service. Veterans, including City employees, must resubmit proof of honorable service for every examination for which veteran's preference credit is requested.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The City of Fresno is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Should you need a special accommodation due to a qualifying disability, please contact the Personnel Service Department at (559) 621-6950 in advance of the examination.

Closing Date/Time: 12/02/2022

Job Address

2600 Fresno Street, Fresno, California 93721 United States View Map