California Statewide Communities Development Authority (CSCDA)
September 20, 2013
Commensurate with part-time position.
The California Statewide Communities Development Authority (“CSCDA”) has an Executive Director to work with the CSCDA Commission and its contract program manager to facilitate tax-exempt financings. This is a part-time position consisting of 10-15 hours per month with a commensurate salary.
The Executive Director is the chief administrative officer of CSCDA. The position is appointed by the CSCDA Commission, and is responsible and will report to the Commission for the proper and efficient administration of CSCDA affairs.
CSCDA is a joint powers authority sponsored by the League of California Cities (“League”) and the California State Association of Counties (“CSAC”). CSCDA was created by the League and CSAC in 1988 to enable local government and eligible private entities access to low-cost, tax-exempt financing for projects that provide a tangible public benefit, contribute to social and economic growth and improve the overall quality of life in local communities throughout California. CSCDA has issued more than $48 billion through 1,330 financings since 1988 and consistently ranks in the top 10 of more than 3,000 nationwide public issuers of tax-exempt debt, as measured by annual issuance amount. More information on CSCDA can be found at www.cacommunities.org .
CSCDA meetings are typically the first and third Thursday of each month, and are held at the offices of CSAC or the League in Sacramento. The CSCDA Commission consists of current and former employees of city and county governments.
The Executive Director works under the policy direction of the Commission and is responsible for the proper and efficient administration of CSCDA. The Executive Director has responsibility for developing, coordinating, approving, and executing policy and methods. Work consists of the direction, planning, policy recommendations to the Commission and interpretation of the Commissions adopted policies.
The Executive Director is required to coordinate work with, and coordinate the activities of, the various contractors employed by CSCDA including, but not limited to: the General Counsel, the Auditor, Bond Counsel, and the Program Manager. All contractors, with the exception of the General Counsel and Auditor, who are responsible directly to the Commission, work under the direction of the Executive Director. In addition, the Executive Director is responsible for working with other local, state, and federal agencies, including but not limited to: counties and cities, the State Controller’s Office, the State Treasurer’s Office and the Internal Revenue Service. The duties require creative ability, resourcefulness and discriminating judgment in the analysis and solution of complex problems, and the ability to make technical decisions on specialized matters.
Emphasis is placed on overall management skills to guide and direct the organization in a manner that achieves policy goals of the CSCDA Commission and integrates programs and contract operations in the best cost-effective and efficient way within available resources. Work is reviewed in terms of fulfillment of goals, program effectiveness and soundness of judgment.
The following general duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other related duties may be required and assigned.
1. Acts as agent of the CSCDA Commission for the administration
of all CSCDA functions and policies.
2. Coordinates the work of all CSCDA contractors in such matters that are the concern and responsibility of the Commission.
3. Prepares the annual budget for CSCDA.
4. Performs the continuous review of CSCDA expenditures throughout the fiscal year to determine if such expenditures are necessary and in accordance with Commission policy.
5. Attends meetings of the Commission and makes recommendations on administrative and budgetary matters.
6. Analyzes and recommends policies and procedures for the orderly conduct of CSCDA administrative affairs.
7. Directs surveys and studies on a wide variety of administrative and budgetary subjects and makes recommendations to the Commission.
8. Directs the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data on CSCDA activities.
9. Represents the Commission as assigned in relationships with other governmental agencies, as well as the League of Cities and California State Association of Counties (CSAC).
10. Conducts requests for proposals for professional services based upon CSCDA’s contracting policy.
11. Conducts special studies of assignments as the Commission may direct.
The following specific duties exemplify the day-to-day work activities of the Executive Director:
1. Review and sign-off on CSCDA compliance with requirements of
2. Review and sign-off on borrower applications for compliance with Commission’s policies and procedures.
3. Review and sign-off on recommendations to the Commission on all project financing requests.
4. Respond to requests from the IRS and any other local, state, or federal regulatory agency with assistance from the Program Manager.
5. Propose CSCDA policy and procedure changes for review and approval by the Commission based on changing market conditions with assistance from the Program Manager.
6. Analyze potential new finance programs, present opportunity and implement at the direction of the Commission as necessary with the assistance from the Program Manager.
7. Respond to public records request with the assistance of General Counsel and the Program Manager.
Knowledge of: Thorough knowledge of modern principles of public administration, organization, and management necessary to plan, analyze, develop, evaluate, and direct the diverse and complex activities of CSCDA activities and bond financing; thorough knowledge of administrative survey principles and techniques; wide knowledge of the principles and practices of budgeting and accounting, and effective public relations.
Ability to: Analyze and make recommendations on administrative and technical problems involving complex issues while maintaining consistency with CSCDA objectives and standards; interpret, explain, and apply applicable laws, rules and regulations; plan, organize, direct, and evaluate the work of others; define problem areas and supervise the collection, interpretation and evaluation of major bond projects and programs; conceptualize and project the consequences of decisions and/or recommendations; plan, coordinate, and initiate action necessary to implement recommendations or decisions; communicate and interact with personnel at all organization levels; instruct, persuade, negotiate with and/or motivate individuals with diverse backgrounds and business interests; communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; prepare and present comprehensive reports and recommendations; establish and maintain effective relationship with public officials, administrators, employees and the public; use personal computer, related hardware, and software applications in performance of duties.
Education and Experience: Equivalent to the completion of core course work from an accredited college or university in Public Administration, Business Administration, or a related field; six years of broad and increasingly responsible experience in an administrative or staff capacity in public employment, involving responsibility for planning, organizing, and executing a wide variety of work programs, including at least three years in supervisory capacity or any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Special Requirements: Essential Duties require the following
physical skills and work requirements: Requires the ability to
exert a small amount of physical effort in sedentary to light
work involving moving from one area of the office to another; may
require the ability to operate
a motor vehicle.
How to Apply:
If you are interested or have any questions about the Executive Director position please contact James Hamill at firstname.lastname@example.org, or send a cover letter and resume to the same address.
Open until filled.