Current Openings


Position: Groundskeeping Aide                                                                                                            Hourly, Non-Exempt, Represented

Opening Date: March 23, 2014

Closing Date: Position will remain open until filled 

Salary Range: $29,890 to $37,502 plus benefit/retirement package

Job Summary: 

Full time, year round position. Performs general grounds care maintenance, and labor tasks, such as picking up debris, hauling trash, roof and rain gutter cleaning and sanitation needs. Operates and maintains care of power grounds equipment and hand tools.

Performance Requirements:

1. Ability to work independently, quickly, and effectively.
2. Ability to deal with the public and other employees with courtesy and professionalism.
3. Ability to read, understand, and follow oral and written instructions and procedures.
4. Knowledge of materials, methods, and equipment used in grounds care work.
5. Ability to make minor repairs and adjustments to lawn/landscaping equipment with direction from supervisor or Maintenance Mechanic.
6. Physical condition and sufficient strength to remain on feet for full eight hours and perform moderately heavy manual labor.
7. Provide snow removal service.
8. General cleaning and upkeep of parking areas and dumpster enclosures.
9. Washington State Pesticide Applicator’s License a plus, although not required.

Minimum Qualifications:

1. Six months' continuous experience in lawn and landscaping care.
2. Valid Washington State driver's license and verified safe driving record.
3. High School Diploma or GED.
4. Criminal records check is required upon job offer.

To Apply: 

Obtain application packet at or from the front desk of the Housing Authority at 208 Unity Street, Bellingham, WA 98225. For more information, call BHA Human Resources Office at 360.715.7330.

The Bellingham Housing Authority is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer

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Incomplete applications will NOT be considered.



Position: Leasing Specialist, Rental Management Division

Opening Date: March 30, 2014

Closing Date and Time: April 14, 2014 at 4pm (This job opening has been extended until 4pm April 21,2014)

Salary Range: $39,264 to $49,259 plus full benefit package


This position works closely with residents of low-income multi-family housing communities to ensure compliance with HUD, Rural Development, HUD 202 Elderly, Public Housing, Bond and Tax Credit program requirements.  Leasing Specialist performs rental application intake, resident income verification, lease compliance, move-in inspections and other duties associated with the operations of these programs and assures fair treatment of participants.


  •  High school diploma or G.E. D. required. 
  • Associates Degree in social sciences or related field is desirable.
  • Administrative support experience with at least four years in a public service position requiring significant analysis and interpretation of data in accordance with established procedures required.  A four-year college degree may be substituted for two years of experience.
  • A mix of public and private sector property operation experience, including leasing, calculating rents, lease compliance, etc., is desirable. Valid Washington State Driver's License (within 30 days of employment) and an acceptable driving record (according to BHA standards).


  • Ability to meet strict deadlines.
  • Knowledge of basic English composition, spelling, punctuation and mathematics.
  • Ability to acquire a clear understanding of the organization's programs, policies, and terminology.
  • Works effectively and cooperatively with a wide range of people, including patrons which may be under significant personal stress.
  • Courteous, compassionate, and tactful manner.
  • Ability to interpret and apply program information in making work decision or in providing information to others.
  • Communicates effectively with agency staff, the general public and other agency personnel.
  • Communicates with patrons with limited written and oral English skills.
  • Maintains confidentiality.
  • Balances workload and works effectively with frequent interruptions.
  • Maintains dependable, punctual attendance.


You can download an application packet at the Authority’s website, or pick up a packet at our office located at 208 Unity Street, Bellingham, Washington between 10am and 4pm, Monday-Thursday. Important: All applications must include the application form, a resume and a cover letter. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
This is a bargaining unit position.


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