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Housing Programs Supervisor

Building Services Technician I


 


Supervisory Position

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT


POSITION: HOUSING PROGRAMS SUPERVISOR, EXEMPT
CLOSING DATE: Open until filled, with first review June 4

SALARY RANGE: $72,014 - $79,843 / plus benefits


JOB SUMMARY: This position is responsible for the oversight of the Housing Programs team in administering BWCHA’s federal and non-federal programs including Public Housing, Housing Choice Vouchers, Project Based Vouchers, and other housing programs, providing critical housing opportunities to our community. Successful management includes a keen awareness of community and participant needs with an emphasis on assisting our clients in obtaining and maintaining rental assistance.
This position will also support other management functions in the Maintenance, Development and Executive Departments. These functions include, but are not limited to, representing BWCHA at community meetings, coordinating monitoring reviews, and evaluating the ongoing needs of BWCHA program participants.


ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

1. Maintains daily oversight of BWCHA’s housing programs, including the monitoring and evaluation of operations along with maintaining an in-depth awareness of changing environmental, legislative, and program issues to maintain compliant, cost-effective, and high performing operations.
2. Supervises and provides front line support to Housing Programs Staff, including recruiting/selection, training, performance reviews, organizational development, and employee relations.
3. Supervises and oversees proper program administration (including initial and ongoing eligibility, leasing, property management and unit inspections), assuring compliance with program requirements.
4. Develops and implements short-term and long-term plans and strategies to maintain effective and efficient program operations.
5. Assists the Director of Housing Programs as a liaison with clients, community partners, public officials and others representing BWCHA in various venues building relationships, partnerships and furthering BWCHA’s mission.
6. Develops and implements written operational policies, procedures, and materials in compliance with changing Federal, State, and local regulations.
7. Performs general office management, including approving purchases, conducting department meetings, and contracting.
8. May assist with performing outreach activities on the availability of housing programs and eligibility requirements.
9. Develops marketing plans and materials for BWCHA owned/operated properties.
10. Conducts regular visits to BWCHA owned/operated properties. Issues violation notices, work orders and conducts follow up visits as needed. In addition, performs special inspection of BWCHA owned/operated units as needed.
11. Identifies funding needs and sources and prepares grant applications. Performs ongoing administration of grant policies, procedures, and monitoring.
12. Acts as primary liaison with law enforcement jurisdictions.
13. Acts as primary hearing officer in the resolution of claims made by residents and applicants, except for maintenance charge disputes.
14. Assigns daily work activities and projects to staff, monitoring and ensuring performance metrics are met in an effective/efficient manner.
15. Monitors compliance with SEMAP, PHAS, VMS, and other program performance measures.
16. Performs HQS inspections as needed.
17. Serves on agency safety committee.
OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS:
17. Provides support and performs special projects as assigned by the Director of Housing Programs and Chief Operating Officer.

18. Cooperatively coordinates work activities with other BWCHA departments.


Education and Experience:
• Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Real Estate, Property Management, or related field required.
• Four years of general housing authority experience preferred of which two years should be at a supervisory level.
• Combination of education and experience which provides the applicant with the requisite’s skills.

• Experience administering Public Housing, Housing Choice Voucher and Low-Income Housing Tax Credit programs preferred.

EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION, COVER LETTER & RESUME 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

 

Job Description

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Building Services Technician I

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT


POSITION:  BUILDING SERVICES TECHNICIAN I     NON-EXEMPT, REPRESENTED

CLOSING DATE:     Open until filled w/ first review on June 1

SALARY RANGE:  New hire to start at $36,372-$37,645 annually, DOQ, plus benefit/retirement package.

*The full salary range for the position is $36,372- $47,895 annually



ABOUT THE BELLINGHAM HOUSING AUTHORITY:

The Bellingham Housing Authority (BHA), an independent municipal organization, is a high performing
leader in affordable housing. BHA offers opportunities for people to thrive by ensuring access to
quality, affordable homes. Our vision is that every person has the opportunity to live in a safe,
secure, affordable home.

We are recruiting for a talented, detail oriented, and service focused Building Services Technician I.  This is an excellent opportunity for someone who thrives in a fast-paced environment, and is committed to the highest standards in public service.

JOB SUMMARY:
The Building Services Technician I is responsible for maintaining the cleanliness of the Bellingham Housing Authority’s owned and managed facilities contributing to a safe, healthy and functional living environment for residents.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

Performs a variety of floor care duties such as mopping, stripping, waxing, buffing,
vacuuming, sweeping and shampooing.

Maintains trash collection, recycling and pet stations.   Places trash/recycling in
appropriate containers, safely operates dumpster caddy, cleans trash room, pet stations and
compactor components.

Maintains BHA facilities including all common areas and offices. Cleans all surfaces, removes
trash, cleans windows and replaces light bulbs.

Completes minor maintenance and custodial work order tasks as directed in a timely and
efficient manner, including reviewing task, acquiring supplies, and performing task.

Cleans vacated units.

Walks property interiors and exteriors. Picks up and disposes of trash, removes items from trash
enclosures and identifies areas of tenant non-compliance and areas in need of attention or repair.
Reports findings to maintenance and leasing staff for additional follow-up.

Performs routine pest control functions as needed.

Assist with garbage and furniture pickup and delivery to refuse locations.

Performs regular roof and solar panel cleaning.

Programs call boxes and delivers keys/cards.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
1.  One year of uninterrupted relevant work experience.
2.  Experience using a variety of cleaning tools such as vacuums, buffers and carpet cleaners.
3. Valid Washington State driver's license and verified safe driving record according to BHA standards.
4. High School Diploma or GED.
5. Criminal records background check is required.

TO APPLY: Download formsbelow.

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