Housing Specialist-Lewis County Opportunities, Inc. This is
a Full Time, non-exempt position of 35 hours/week that will be housed in the
New Bremen office. The wage range is $13.20/hr. – $21.26/hr. The incumbent will
perform all functions related to the general operation of the Housing
Assistance Program. These duties include, but are not limited to, conducting
enrollment interviews to determine eligibility, conducting housing inspections,
maintaining landlord and tenant relationships, record keeping, and
disseminating educational materials. The incumbent must minimally possess a
High School diploma or equivalent; with a preference of relevant college
coursework or experience directly related to the job requirements. Applications can be downloaded at www.lewiscountyopportunities.com,
and returned to email@example.com,
along with a resume and cover letter, or picked up and returned in person or by
mail to Lewis County Opportunities; 8265 State Route 812; Lowville, NY 13367. The
full job description is also available on the website. Deadline for
applications is Wednesday, May 25, 2022. Lewis County Opportunities is an Equal
Time-Regular (35 to 40 hours per week)
Bremen or Watertown Offices and other assigned work sites throughout the
counties of Jefferson and Lewis.
General Statement of Duties:
incumbent will perform all functions related to the general operation of the
Housing Assistance Program and will assist in all daily activities. The
incumbent will conduct enrollment interviews to determine program eligibility
and verify consumer information. The
incumbent will be responsible for record keeping, maintaining landlord and
tenant relationships, and disseminating educational materials. The incumbent
also will provide support and assistance to the Program Manager in program
planning and the implementation of agency policy.
Essential Job Functions:
following is a summary of the essential functions of this job. The incumbent
may perform other duties, both major and minor, that are not mentioned below,
and essential functions may change.
- Prepares contracts
and leases for submission to the Administrative Assistant and the Program
Manager for finalization. Assists in finalizing negotiations, term of
lease/contracts, agency determinations, and payments authorizations.
- Conducts housing
quality standards inspections and follow-up negotiations with
tenant/landlord regarding inspection results/deficiencies.
- Maintains timetable
and initial gathering of data for income, landlord agreement, and other
pertinent information needed for recertification and new contracts.
- Consults and
advocates with other agencies on consumer’s behalf.
- Prepares necessary
correspondence in support of routine duties.
- Maintains all
required documents in consumer files as required by regulation and best
- Remains knowledgeable
and up to date with current housing regulations.
- Correlates and
assembles files for disposition prior to payment account request (PAR)
inspections and direct services for the Shelter Plus Care Programs. (additional function assigned to select Housing
Specialists by the Housing Program Manager)
recertification (computer) letters for both the consumer and landlord on a monthly basis. (additional
function assigned to select Housing Specialists by the Housing Program
- Performs duties in
other housing-related secondary programs as assigned; to include Family
Self Sufficiency, Homeownership, Project Based, Homeless Apartment,
Emergency Food and Shelter, and others
demonstrates a commitment to Opportunities’ mission, objectives
- Consistently displays
good work habits, initiative and enthusiasm, and invests
in learning opportunities to discover, develop, and apply new skills.
demonstrates the ability to effectively interact with co-workers,
consumers, vendors, outside agencies, and the public with emotional
maturity, good judgment, tact, and courtesy.
communicates, comprehends, and carries out oral and written instructions.
- Ensures consumer
confidentiality according to regulations and agency policy.
- Properly reports all
work-related accidents and completes the appropriate reports.
- Attends all
meetings and trainings as required by the agency and in compliance with
grants, and actively acquires/maintains certifications and credentials
necessary for performance of duties.
- Performs other
duties as assigned, including assisting other agency programs as directed.
following qualifications are the minimum requirements necessary to perform the
essential functions of the job:
- Required Knowledge, Skills
acceptable knowledge of, and experience with HUD Housing Quality
Standards, carpentry, and building construction;
- Have the ability
to operate a computer, perform basic arithmetic computations, and
comprehend complex regulations;
- Have knowledge of
agency Programs as well as services available in the community;
- Have the ability
to access and traverse between sites to perform services with or without
assistance; requiring full range of body motion to include bending,
kneeling, squatting, sitting, climbing, reaching, lifting and the ability
to carry items up to 15 pounds with or without assistance;
- Travel as
necessary to attend meetings, conferences and trainings relevant to the job;
effectively and accurately carry out oral and written instructions;
independently and in a team setting, with the ability to manage multiple priorities;
- Have a valid
driver’s license with acceptable driving record.
- Acceptable Experience and Training:
The incumbent must possess a High School
diploma or equivalent; with a preference of relevant college coursework or experience
directly related to the job requirements. Experience with Microsoft Word,
Publisher, Excel and PowerPoint preferred. Compensation
is relative to experience and skills listed above.
incumbent will be formally evaluated after the introductory three months, at
twelve months from acquiring the job, and annually thereafter, and will be
evaluated by the Housing Program Manager. The incumbent will be evaluated on
competency with the essential functions of the job.
have carefully read, understand, and have received a copy of this job
description. I possess the required job skills and qualifications to perform
the essential functions of the job, and understand
that I am held accountable for those essential job functions and will be
evaluated in that regard.