Danville Redevelopment & Housing Authority

GENERAL DEFINITION AND CONDITIONS OF WORK:
Performs difficult paraprofessional work managing assisted housing projects; does related work as required. Work is performed under the regular supervision of the Public Housing Director or Rental Property Manager. Supervision may be exercised over subordinate clerical personnel.

This is sedentary work requiring the exertion of up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to move objects, and some light work requiring the exertion of up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects; work requires climbing, stooping, reaching, standing, walking, fingering, and repetitive motions; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; visual acuity is required for preparing and analyzing written or computer data, visual inspection involving small defects and/or small parts, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities; the worker is subject to inside and outside environmental conditions.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/TYPICAL TASKS:

  • Processes certifications and recertifications; showing apartments; counseling residents; maintaining files and records.
  • Inspects project grounds, makes notes of landscape or building maintenance work required, reviews maintenance, reports on action taken, checks inventory supplies, reorders as needed and updates inventory records.
  • Hears and investigates resident complaints, provides advice and assistance, develops possible solutions.
  • Investigates potential lease violations or disturbances by tenant.
  • Oversees the preparation and maintenance of tenant files.
  • May be required to supervise and evaluate subordinate office personnel.
  • Prepares letters and bulletins to residents and local services agency representatives regarding housing project activities, policies, etc.
  • Conducts annual and interim recertifications, schedules recertification meetings.
  • Conducts annual and vacant inspections of public housing units; counsels’ residents about problems noted.
  • Leases apartments.
  • Attending resident council meetings and submitting reports.
  • Shows and leases apartments; briefs new residents on leases, project rules, regulations, and grievance procedures; Attends court hearings on delinquent renters.
  • Assists with evictions.
  • Performs related tasks as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
General knowledge of real estate practices with regard to lease agreements; general knowledge of the principles and practices of assisted housing management; general knowledge of Federal guidelines governing assisted housing; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with governmental officials, residents, the general public and associates; ability to plan, organize and supervise the work of subordinate employees; ability to prepare and supervise the preparation of records and reports.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Considerable experience in the field of rental housing, housing-related work, or any combination of experience and education equivalent to graduation from an accredited community college with major coursework in business administration, real estate, sociology, liberal arts, or a related field.  Some experience in counseling.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Certified Public Housing Manager within one year of employment.
Must possess a valid Virginia or North Carolina driver's license.

Submit resume and cover letter to mkirby@drhava.com