Candidates for the position of deputy corporate director at the Northern Marianas Housing Corp. are scheduled for interview next month, according to corporate director Jesse Palacios.
Palacios said the NMHC board has wanted to hire a deputy corporate director for quite a while now but announced the position only recently.
“Given the additional federal programs that we administer, a deputy is warranted to lessen the load of the corporate director,” he told Saipan Tribune.
The new position was opened to applicants on Nov. 26, 2012, with the deadline on Dec. 12, 2012.
Palacios declined to disclose the number of applications they received.
The announcement, published in the newspaper several times, states that the salary for the position is $58,000 per annum.
Meanwhile, Palacios confirmed that the chosen candidate for the position of Mortgage & Credit Division manager will report to work on Monday.
“Aside from his credentials (JD and MBA degrees), government and private sector experience, he did very well in the interview session,” he told Saipan Tribune.
According to Palacios, they received a good pool of applicants for the position he vacated after he became the agency's corporate director in August 2012.
The successful candidate will receive an annual salary between $28,807.51 to $49,266.21, depending on education, training, and experience.
“We expect the manager to have a strong financial background and analytical skills,” added Palacios.
NMHC is the Commonwealth's key provider for housing, mortgage, and community development programs.