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State of Colorado Emergency Mortgage Assistance Program Team Lead (Term-limited through 12/31/2026) in Denver Metro, Colorado

Emergency Mortgage Assistance Program Team Lead (Term-limited through 12/31/2026)

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Emergency Mortgage Assistance Program Team Lead (Term-limited through 12/31/2026)


$70,140.00 - $88,536.00 Annually


Denver Metro, CO

Job Type

Full Time

Job Number



Department of Local Affairs


Division of Housing

Opening Date


Closing Date

7/18/2024 11:59 PM Mountain


Determined by Position

FLSA Status

Exempt; position is not eligible for overtime compensation.

Department Contact Information

Hannah Emmons at

Type of Announcement

This position is open only to classified permanent employees of the listed department and division within that department.

Primary Physical Work Address

1313 Sherman St., Room 500 Denver, CO 80203 - This position will work remotely. Occasional travel may be required to attend meetings with DOLA managers or stakeholders.

How To Apply

Please submit an online application for this position at Reach out to the Department Contact to apply using a paper application, including any supplemental questions. Failure to submit a complete and timely application may result in the rejection of your application. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that application materials are received by the appropriate Human Resources office before the closing date and time listed.

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Department Information

This posting is only open to residents of the State of Colorado at the time of submitting your application.

This posting may fill other similar positions in the same class including some permanent regular and term-limited positions.

This is a term-limited position that ends on 12/31/2026. Continuation of this position is dependent on availability of funds.

About the Colorado Department of Local Affairs

The Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) serves as the primary interface between the State and local communities. The Department provides financial support to local communities and professional and technical services (including training and technical assistance) to community leaders in the areas of governance, housing, and property tax administration. While all state governments provide such services through various Departmental structures, Colorado’s approach is unique in that these local community services are gathered into one Department of “Local Affairs,” which has a central focus on strengthening Colorado communities and enhancing livability.


The Department of Local Affairs is responsible for strengthening Colorado's local communities through accessible, affordable, and secure housing; implementing property tax law; capacity building, strategic training, research, technical assistance, and funding to localities.


Our mission is to help strengthen Colorado’s communities

Why work for the Colorado Department of Local Affairs?

The work we do matters greatly. It matters to us and it matters to the citizens of the great state of Colorado. We love our community and are passionate about supporting our community. We value the diversity ( that Colorado offers. If your goal is to build a career that makes a difference in communities across the State, consider joining the dedicated people of the Department of Local Affairs.

In addition, we offer a great location and great benefits, which include:

  • Medical and dental plans (

  • Strong, secure, yet flexible retirement plans including PERA Defined Benefit Plan or PERA Defined Contribution Plan ( plus pre-tax and ROTH 401K, and 457 plans (

  • Employee wellness programs

  • Paid life insurance

  • Short and long-term disability coverage

  • 11 paid holidays per year plus vacation and sick leave

  • Training Opportunities

  • Flexible work schedule options and remote-work options

  • Some positions may qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. For more information go to (

  • Variety of discounts on services and products available through the State of Colorado's Work-Life Employment Discount Program.

Description of Job

Division of Housing - Office of Housing Recovery

The Office of Housing Recovery exists to work with public and private entities, nonprofit

organizations and public housing authorities to create and rehabilitate housing for low and

moderate income persons; to deliver safe, reliable emergency housing assistance to low,

moderate and middle income persons; to provide shelter and supportive services to the

homeless; to provide safe, sanitary, decent housing for low and moderate income persons and families throughout the state through allocation of funds from federal and state grant programs; and, delivery of technical assistance and training to applicants and grantees.

Job Duties

The Emergency Mortgage Assistance Program Manager The position is delegated the Staff Authority on the Emergency Mortgage Assistance Program. This staff authority includes amending and updating program guidelines, providing guidance to State partner agencies,

ensuring program requirement and federal rules and regulations are adhered to, decision making regarding program and project eligibility, ensuring compliance with all Federal/State and local guidelines, manage and maintain contracts and payments effectively, ensure audit compliance throughout the remaining grant cycle, and closeout the program and all contracts to include subrecipient monitoring.

The specific duties of the position include:

Management of the Emergency Mortgage Assistance Program

  • This position is overall responsible for the ongoing management of the State’s Emergency Mortgage Assistance Program (EMAP) HR 1319 grant and is relied upon as the State’s expert in this unique source of federal recovery grant funds.

  • Establish budget projections and ensure partners and contractors stay on task with

project and program completion and contract timelines.

  • Inform changes to, and update, program guidelines and policies.

  • Provide guidance and oversight of partner agencies and contractors on progress and challenges related to policy decisions and grant completion.

  • Communicate and coordinate with office director, Colorado Office of the State

Controller, DOLA executive staff, and US Treasury on issues of timely expenditure of funds or compliance issues that arise through the grant period and ensure proper resolution of such issues.

  • Manage people and processes to ensure successful execution of the program.

  • Manage the grant administrative budget to ensure funds are available to

complete the administration of the grant..

Technical Assistance

  • Advises, guides, trains, evaluates, interprets, and provides technical assistance to state contractors (non-profits and local governments) in using state and federal funding resources, data collection, housing needs assessments, and general operation of affordable housing programs. These programs can include new construction, rental assistance, down payment assistance, and rehabilitation of owner occupied housing and existing rental housing projects.

  • Provides assistance via e-mail, phone, or face-to-face meetings.

  • Travels statewide to provide on-site technical assistance and training and attend community meetings.

  • As part of these responsibilities, incumbent develops, writes and produces policies and procedures to address the information needs of state contractors, landlords, community officials, program beneficiaries, and DOH staff.

  • Conducts statewide training on federal and state regulatory compliance.

Contract Management and Monitoring

  • Reviews the contract file to ensure it is complete, accurate, and all submissions required prior to contract meet DOH, UST andHUD standards.

  • Follow up with the contracting team and/or grantee/borrower when documents are missing or of insufficient quality.

  • Provides technical assistance to grantee/borrower to ensure required documents meet standards.

  • Reviews the contract which includes award amount, funding sources, applicable federal and state statutes/regulations, and other performance requirements; and the loan documents when state and federal dollars are loaned.

  • Ensures compliance with all contractual requirements throughout the term of the contract.

  • Ensures documents are recorded properly and initiates action to replace erroneous or incomplete documents when necessary.

  • Generates option letters and initiates contract amendments to complete any needed revisions.

  • Reviews, analyzes, and writes quarterly reports concerning each affordable housing project regarding the completion of the project and the technical assistance provided.

  • Reviews state contractor quarterly performance, financial, project narrative, and vacancy and rent roll reports to determine status of each project and program in order to complete the above reports.

  • Releases DOH funds based on the review of the project quarterly performance reports, requests for reimbursements and reconciliation of contractor costs.

  • Develops and plans on-site monitoring reviews to detect agency violations and failures in state federal contract compliance by sampling contractor documents and the as-built project.

  • Evaluates contractor performance with regard to goals established in the legal documents.

  • Analyzes and tests contractor financial control and management systems to determine internal control and compliance with HUD, US Treasury, single audit OMB requirements.

  • Writes monitoring compliance letters; reviews contractor monitoring reply to ensure state and federal compliance with required federal and state regulations.

Work Leader

  • Position will conduct supervisory duties to include but not limited to approving leave, creating work schedules, and delegating duties as deemed necessary.

  • In addition, this position will mentor subordinate(s) and ensure appropriate opportunities are available for professional development and personal growth.

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights

Minimum Qualifications and Substitutions


Seven (7) years of professional work experience in public housing program administration, public benefit programs administration, grants administration, or other similar field as determined by the department.


Education and Work Experience

Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution in the fields of Business Administration, Public Administration, Sociology, Accounting, Pyschology, or other similar field as determined by the department.


Three (3) years of professional work experience in public housing program administration, public benefit programs administration, grants administration, or other similar field as determined by the department.


Master's Degree from an accredited institution in the fields of Business Administration, Public Administration, Sociology, Accounting, Pyschology, or other similar field as determined by the department.


Two (2) years of professional work experience in public housing program administration, public benefit programs administration, grants administration, or other similar field as determined by the department.


Doctorate Degree from an accredited institution in the fields of Business Administration, Public Administration, Sociology, Accounting, Pyschology, or other similar field as determined by the department.


One (1) year of professional work experience in public housing program administration, public benefit programs administration, grants administration, or other similar field as determined by the department.

This experience must be demonstrated in your application to be considered for employment.

Preferred Qualifications:

The preferred candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  • Prior State of Colorado work experience in public housing programs or with individuals experiencing homelessness

  • Prior experience managing grants

  • Prior experience working with the US Treasury Emergency Mortgage Assistance Program

  • Prior experience tracking data and creating reports for management teams

  • Prior experience leading or managing employees

  • Prior experience working and communicating with stakeholder groups including; landlords, tenants and legislative oversight committees

  • Prior project management experience or training

    Required Skills and Competencies

  • Strong written and verbal communications skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Superior critical and analytical thinking skills

  • Ability to work independently

  • Ability to manage multiple projects and prioritize appropriately

  • Ability to create program performance dashboards and metrics

  • Ability to make timely and appropriate decisions

    Conditions of Employment:

  • You MUST be a Colorado resident to apply for this position.

  • A pre-employment background check will be conducted as part of the selection process.

    Applicant Checklist:

    Only complete applications submitted on or before the closing date for this announcement will be given consideration. Failure to submit all required documents by the closing date of this announcement may result in your application being rejected. For assistance with the application process, please review the following video provided by the Colorado Department of Personnel & Administration "Applying for a Job with the State of Colorado" .

    Work history must be documented in detail under the experience portion of application-"see resume" will not be accepted.

    Complete Applications must include the following documents:

    1) A complete Application for Announced Vacancy (Submit online using the link in this announcement)

    2) A complete Supplemental Questionnaire (Submit online as part of your application)

    Recommended :

    3) A chronological resume (Attach to your online application, late submissions will not be accepted)

    4) A Cover Letter with a Written Narrative (strongly encouraged). The written narrative should describe your interest in this position and specifically how your education, abilities, skills and experience relate to the requirements, responsibilities and competencies listed in the job announcement. (Attach to your online application, late submissions will not be accepted)

    Minimum Qualifications and Comparative Analysis:

    Part of, or the entire comparative analysis for this position, may involve a review of the information submitted in the application material, including the answers to the supplemental questions. Therefore, it is paramount that in the experience portion of the application, the applicant describes the extent to which they possess the education, experience, competencies and background as they relate to the duties outlined in the job announcement, as well as the special and/or preferred qualifications.

  • List your employment history starting with the most recent job, including part-time, temporary, and volunteer jobs. If more than one job was held with a given organization, list each job held as a separate period of employment.

  • Under "Duties," describe clearly the tasks you performed and the nature of your supervisory, technical, or other responsibilities as they relate to the job for which you are applying. Be complete and specific in detailing of duties.

  • Information must be accurate, including dates of employment. If it is found that information provided is falsified, you will not be considered for a job with the State of Colorado and/or may be removed from a job after hire.

  • Failure to include adequate information or follow instructions may affect the applicant's score and/or prevent them from competing in any subsequent measures used to arrive at a top group of applicants.

  • Factors to be assessed are those outlined in the requirements, competencies, and preferred qualifications.

  • Years will be expressed in terms of full-time equivalent service with full-time workload equal to one (1) Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) year. No more than 1.00 FTE year may be credited in any twelve (12) month period. Positions working 40 hours or less per week will be prorated (30 hrs/wk=0.75 FTE=9 mos credit; 20 hrs/wk=0.5 FTE=6 mos credit; 10 hrs/wk=0.25 FTE=3 mos credit)

    The eligible list established from this posting may be used to fill additional vacancies.

    The selection committee may move forward once they meet a certain number of qualified candidates.

    Comparative Analysis:

    Colorado Revised Statutes require that state employees are hired and promoted through a comparative analysis. The comparative analysis for this position will include a skill assessment. Depending on the number of qualified applicants, the next step will include a video or a voice screening of the applicants.

Supplemental Information


Per the requirements of the Step Pay Program implemented on July 1, 2024, any State employee must be paid a rate that is equal to or greater than the appropriate step pay rate within their classification’s pay range based on completed years in their current class series as of June 30. All current and former State employees must ensure that your entire work history within the State Classified System, including at Institutions of Higher Education, is indicated in your application so that your time-in-series can be calculated accurately.

Supplemental Information

The State of Colorado believes that equity, diversity, and inclusion drive our success, and we encourage candidates from all identities, backgrounds, and abilities to apply. The State of Colorado is an equal opportunity employer committed to building inclusive, innovative work environments with employees who reflect our communities and enthusiastically serve them. Therefore, in all aspects of the employment process, we provide opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, medical condition related to pregnancy, creed, ancestry, national origin, marital status, genetic information, or military status (with preference given to military veterans), or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law.

DOLA is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, our agency will assist individuals who have a disability with any reasonable accommodation requests related to employment, including completing the application process, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, participating in the employee selection process, and/or to perform essential job functions where the requested accommodation does not impose an undue hardship. If you have a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to ensure you have a positive experience applying or interviewing for this position, please direct your inquiries to Joel Ferguson, DOLA ADA Coordinator at .

Email Address:

All correspondence regarding your status in the selection/examination process will be conducted via email. Include a working email address on your application; one that is checked often as time sensitive correspondence such as exam information or notification will take place via email. Please set up your e-mail to accept messages from "" and "" addresses. It is your responsibility to ensure that your email will accept these notices and/or review your junk mail and spam filtered email.

Appeal Rights:

If you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for the position, you may protest the action by filing an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the date you receive notice of the elimination.

Also, if you wish to challenge the selection and comparative analysis process, you may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the receipt of notice or knowledge of the action you are challenging.

Refer to Chapters 4 and 8 of the State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures, 4 CCR 801, for more information about the appeals process. The State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures are available at .

A standard appeal form is available at . If you appeal, your appeal must be submitted in writing on the official appeal form, signed by you or your representative, and received at the following address within 10 days of your receipt of notice or knowledge of the action: Colorado State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director, Attn: Appeals Processing, 1525 Sherman Street, 4th Floor, Denver, CO 80203. Fax: 303-866-5038. Phone: 303-866-3300. The ten-day deadline and these appeal procedures also apply to all charges of discrimination.

The State of Colorado offers permanent employees a variety of benefits including medical, dental, life and disability insurance, as well as a comprehensive leave program. Please click the following link for detailed information:

Please note that each agency's contact information is different; therefore, we encourage all applicants to view the full, official job announcement which includes contact information and class title. Select the job you wish to view, then click on the "Print" icon.


Describe how your combination of education and work experience meet the Minimum Qualifications posted for this position.


Describe your experience managing public benefit programs, grants, and program budgets.


If you indicated that you are a current or previous State of Colorado employee, please list your dates of employment and classifications for all State of Colorado Departments or institutes of Higher Education for which you have worked and your Employee ID (if known):


DOLA - I understand that this is a TERM LIMITED position. The selected candidate will perform duties with the Colorado Department of Local Affairs from the date of hire through an approximate end date of 12/31/2026. The end date of the position may be extended if additional funding is secured. Upon acceptance of an appointment to a Term Limited position, candidates will be required to sign a waiver of their rights under the classified personnel system.

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