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SDHDA Has An Open Position Available

For Immediate Release


January 27, 2021

SDHDA Contact: Chas Olson

Housing Development Officer Position 

DESCRIPTION: Primarily responsible for the administration of federal financing programs for the development of affordable housing in South Dakota. Successful candidate will conduct research; analyze applications for need, desirability, program requirements and financial feasibility; assist in preparing legal documentation and program allocation plans; and market the programs to potential development sponsors.

QUALIFICATIONS: Successfulcandidate must possess innovative financial, analytical, and negotiating skills; an assertive attitude towards relationship building; experience working with a variety of partners; and the ability to interpret federal and state regulations and communicate concisely, both orally and in writing. Knowledge of real estate mortgage lending is required with an emphasis in underwriting single and multifamily development in the affordable housing industry. Ideal candidate must have a bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, business, real estate, or a related field and/or a combination of related education and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities. Strong PC skills are required, including database and spreadsheets. Individual should be a self-starter with a high degree of initiative and the ability to work independently and in teams.

LOCATION: Pierre, SD (limited in-state and out-of-state travel)

STARTING WAGE: $23.73-$27.10 per hour. SDHDA offers paid employee health insurance plus ten paid holidays, generous vacation leave accrual, and medical, dental, vision, and other benefits.

CLOSING DATE: Friday, February 12, 2021, by 5:00 PM (CT). Apply in writing with cover letter and resume to: Chas Olson, Director of Rental Housing Development, South Dakota Housing Development Authority, PO Box 1237, Pierre, SD  57501-1237; or email

Veterans' Preference Eligible

Equal Opportunity Employer

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