Housing Specialist

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Type of Job

Administrative

About the job

Under the direct supervision of the HCV Supervisor, coordinates program operations and administrative activities within the Housing Choice Voucher rental assistance program in accordance with HUD regulations, state law, and housing authority plans. Certifies participants for initial and continued rental assistance, informs clients and participating landlords of their responsibilities, schedules inspections and renews contracts. Responsible for monthly Housing Assistance Payments for assigned clients. Utilizes proprietary software for all client information and responsible for upkeep of client files. Performs program orientations to educate and inform applicants of program requirements.

Performs clerical and accounting duties including calculating rents, rental overpayments, damage claims, etc. Fills program vacancies and mediates tenant-landlord disputes. Responds to emails, phone calls, and correspondence in a timely and responsible manner. Must be able to communicate clearly and professionally in both verbal and written form. Preferred Qualifications: Two years of full-time paid work experience directly related to the above summary of duties. Must possess a valid Utah driver license. Extensive knowledge of human relations and communications; knowledge of ethnic and economic diversity. Ability to respectfully handle various interpersonal situations and ability to work effectively with individuals from varied backgrounds. Excellent computer and keyboarding skills and ability to work independently as well as part of a broader team.

Requirements

Must be able to communicate clearly and professionally in both verbal and written form. 

Must possess a valid Utah driver license. 

Preferred Qualifications: 

Two years of full-time paid work experience directly related to the above summary of duties. 

Extensive knowledge of human relations and communications; knowledge of ethnic and economic diversity. 

Ability to respectfully handle various interpersonal situations and ability to work effectively with individuals from varied backgrounds. 

Excellent computer and keyboarding skills and ability to work independently as well as part of a broader team.

Benefits

Salary commensurate with experience with excellent benefit package.

About us

We administer a wide variety of programs in our continued effort to meet our local need for affordable housing. We own and manage several apartment complexes and single-family dwellings throughout the county, as well as administer federal housing programs for the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), including the Public Housing program and Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers. We work with community partners to advocate for the needs of households with low-income.