Housing Programs Specialist I

Housing Authority City of Eureka and County of Humboldt

Posted: July 31, 2020

Job Summary

Job descriptions are written as a representative list of the ADA essential duties performed by the entire classification. They cannot include, and not intended to include, every possible activity and task performed by every specific employee.

Job Title: Housing Programs Specialist I Date: Effective July 2020

Under the direction of: Housing Programs Supervisor

Grade: TBD, $3,152.00 - $3,869.00/month FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Application Closing Date: August 17, 2020, 5:30pm

Under general supervision, performs duties in either Public Housing, intake or Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8). This is the entry level specialist position in the department.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. This list is meant to be representative, not exhaustive. Some incumbents may not perform all the duties listed while in other cases related duties may also be assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Interviews program applicants and explains programs and eligibility criteria.
Interviews program applicants.
Establishes eligibility based on verification of income and other factors and makes initial eligibility determinations.
Informs applicants of eligibility status.
Maintains computerized waiting lists in compliance with HUD regulations and guidelines.

Performs eligibility screening, placement and ongoing case management for all public housing clients in PHA owned units.
Coordinates placement of tenants into vacant units with maintenance and accounting departments.
Explains tenant and landlord rights and responsibilities and program rules regulations and penalties.

Establishes and maintains program records and files.
Maintains a computerized system for units under management.
Performs lease up functions.
Annually verifies family eligibility.
Assists in investigations of program abuse.
Prepares HUD and other reports.

Establishes initial placement and on-going case management for Housing Choice Voucher participants.
Briefs families to explain program rules and regulations.
Prepares lease contracts and other documents related to the Housing Assistance Program.
Prepares monthly, quarterly and annual reports.

Interested persons should inquire by emailing Christy Hanly (see e-mail link to craigslist ad and select the “reply” button). In your email please use a subject line of “Housing Programs Specialist I”. In the body please request an application package. The package will include a job description, a benefit and salary description, and application for employment. This package may also be picked up at the Housing Authority main office at 735 West Everding Street, Eureka, CA. Applicants are required to return a letter of interest and resume along with the standard application included in the package.

All applications for this position must be received by the Eureka Housing Authority at its main office at 735 West Everding Street, Eureka, CA no later than August 17, 2020, 5:30p.m. All applications that are incomplete and applications received later than August 17, 2020, 5:30 p.m. will not be considered.

All applications will remain sealed until August 17, 2020, 5:30 p.m. Interviews will be scheduled as soon as possible thereafter. A hiring decision will be made after completion of the interviews. At the time of the job offer the position is available contingent on a successful background check and a work fitness exam.

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