Current Openings

BELLINGHAM HOUSING AUTHORITY

P.O. Box 9701, Bellingham, WA 98227-9701

TEL: (360) 715-7330    FAX: 676-7747

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

OPENING DATE:                    September 27, 2016

POSITION:                              HOUSING SUPPORT SPECIALIST CLOSING DATE:        Open until filled

SALARY RANGE:                   Starts at $45,060, plus excellent benefit package

JOB SUMMARY: The primary focus of this position is to act as Housing Authority representative to residents for public housing units and similar housing programs. This position provides regular, on-site social work and referral services at facilities owned and/or managed by Bellingham Housing Authority for seniors, persons with disabilities and families.  This position performs tasks as necessary to provide supportive services to residents, including resident retention, public relations, direct resident contact.  Keeps familiar with the social service needs of residents and makes appropriate referrals.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

•     Ability to communicate with others, using courtesy, tact, and good judgment, and the ability to deal equally and fairly with tenants.

•     Ability to write clearly and legibly.

•     Ability to work independently.

•     Ability to apply common sense in a variety of situations and to keep composure in emergency situations.

•     Ability to understand and work well with government, private agencies and other organizations.  Ability to develop working relationships with city, county, state and federal agencies for the purpose of acquiring support and cooperation for reducing criminal activity in and around housing properties.

•     Ability to maintain confidentiality in dealing with sensitive records and information.

•     Demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills.

•     Ability to read, interprets, and apply local, state and federal laws and regulations.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

•     Bachelor’s Degree in human services, social services, psychology or related field.

•     Experience working in a social service setting, preferably with the elderly, mentally ill, and/or disabled, is desirable.


Licenses or Certificates:

•     Current Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW), or Licensed Advanced

Social Worker (LASW) WA certification preferred, but not required.

•     Valid Washington State driver’s license (within 30 days of employment) and an acceptable driving record according to BHA standards.

TO APPLY:  Download forms at www.bellinghamhousing.org, or obtain a packet from our front desk, located at 208 Unity Street, Bellingham, WA. Lobby Hours: 10am-4pm (M-Th.)

COMPLETED APPLICATION PACKETS WILL BE ACCEPTED VIA:

•     EMAIL: hr@bwcha.org

•     FAX: 360-676-7747

•     MAIL: P.O. BOX 9701, BELLINGHAM, WA 98227

THE BELLINGHAM HOUSING AUTHORITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER THIS IS A BARGAINING UNIT POSITION




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Current Openings

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT


POSITION:                              ACCOUNTANT                      HOURLY, NON-EXEMPT

OPENING DATE: September 6, 2016

APPLICATION DEADLINE:    Open until filled              REPRESENTED

SALARY RANGE:                   $53,100.- 66,612 Annually

JOB SUMMARY

The Accountant position performs daily accounting operations to assure the accurate, timely preparation of financial statements.  This includes providing accounting information, supporting resource control and the management decision-making process.  Works closely with HUD grants.  The Accountant may perform lead functions and coordinate the day-to-day work of the Accounting Technicians.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

·       Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff and outside contacts.

·       Ability to interpret and comply with established local state and federal accounting procedures laws and systems.

·       Ability to organize and establish priorities for work and effectively implement the priorities and instructions of the Accounting Manager.

·       Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

·       Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting or Business Administration with a major in accounting required.

·       Experience in governmental accounting (GAAP, HUD and RD) preferred. One year of experience working with housing management software is preferred.

·       Criminal records check is required.

TO APPLY: 

Applicants must submit a completed BHA Application, Resume, Data Applicant Sheet and Cover letter to be considered for this position. 

e-mail completed application materials to: HR@bwcha.org        

OR

Mail completed application materials to:

                    Human Resources

                    Bellingham Housing Authority

                    PO Box 9701

                    Bellingham, WA 98227-9701

                                 THIS IS A BARGAINING UNIT POSITION

THE BELLINGHAM HOUSING AUTHORITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER


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Current Openings

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT



OPENING DATE:  September 1, 2016

POSITION:  HOUSING INSPECTOR CLOSING DATE:        Open until filled

SALARY RANGE:  Starts at $39,996, plus excellent benefit package


JOB SUMMARY:

The primary focus of this role is to determine compliance with Housing Quality Standards (HQS) by performing inspections and related tasks. This position is responsible for preparing inspection documentation,  communicating  required  improvements  to  owners  and  assessing  proposed contract rents to ensure they are reasonable as compared to similar properties in the surrounding market.  The Housing Inspector serves as the point of contact for interpreting relevant policies and negotiating rents and/or required repairs with landlords and tenants. This position also maintains inspection database and provides backup for public housing and multifamily inspections.


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:


•     Read, understand, explain and apply Housing Quality Standards.

•     Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills.

•     Basic dispute resolution and mediation techniques.

•     Basic knowledge of local building codes, construction and maintenance processes.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

•     High School Diploma or G.E.D.

•     Four years’ in building trades, building inspections or equivalent. Up to two years of education in construction or design may be substituted for experience.

•     HQS Certification within six months of employment

•     Valid Washington State Driver's License and a good driving record.


TO APPLY:  Download forms at www.bellinghamhousing.org, or obtain a packet from our front desk, located at 208 Unity Street, Bellingham, WA. Lobby Hours: 10am-4pm (M-Th.)


COMPLETED APPLICATION PACKETS WILL BE ACCEPTED VIA:

•     EMAIL: hr@bwcha.org

•     FAX: 360-676-7747

•     MAIL: P.O. BOX 9701, BELLINGHAM, WA 98227


THE BELLINGHAM HOUSING AUTHORITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER


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