Housing Assistant

Housing Choice Voucher Program

FULL-TIME POSITION JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

  • Announcement Date: January 30th, 2024
  • Position Title: Housing Assistant
  • Program: Housing
  • Contact Person: Maxwell Hanson, Regional Housing Director
  • Hours: 40 Hours Per Week
  • Salary: $15.00 per hour; benefits include health insurance, life insurance, holidays, annual leave, sick leave; AFLAC, Colonial Life, EYEMED, United Concordia, BETA Dental products are also available on an employee paid basis; 457 Deferred Compensation match available after one year of employment.
  • Closing Date: Open until filled

Position Description: Assist applicants and property owners through the Housing Choice Voucher program by complying with all state and federal regulations in administering the program. Assist UAACOG in Front Desk & Reception assignments. Assist other areas of UAACOG operations as needed and directed.

Requirements: Must have high school diploma or GED. Must be willing to work in a fast-paced office environment. Must have operational knowledge of general office equipment and computer literacy. Must have a valid Colorado driver’s license and auto insurance. Must possess ability to work with people of varying professional, cultural, social, and economic backgrounds.

Applications are available ONLINE or in person at 3224 Independence Road.

Return application and resume with cover letter to the same address, or directly to max.hanson@uaacog.com

  • Job Title: Housing Assistant
  • Department: Housing
  • Reports To: Housing Director
  • FLSA Status: Non-exempt
  • Prepared By: Maxwell Hanson, Regional Housing Director
  • Prepared Date: January 30th, 2024

SUMMARY

Assist Housing Director in the daily operation of the Housing Choice Voucher program per Colorado Division of Housing and HUD regulations by performing the following duties.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Assist clients in obtaining and completing applications.
  • Receive and process applications for the Housing Choice Voucher Rental Assistance Program.
  • Determine applicant eligibility according to Federal, State, and local preference ranking
  • Identify applicant as potential FSS participant when feasible.
  • Prepare leases, contracts, family reports, and all documents related to new lease-up.
  • Prepare notices for annual/interim renewals; complete paperwork for individual annual or interim.
  • Perform 'Housing Quality Standards' inspections as necessary.
  • Maintain accurate records of all files and information received from participants and the Colorado Division of Housing.
  • Prepare and file all reports required by HUD and the Colorado Division of Housing, including data input
  • Interpret and communicate Federal regulations to participants and landlords.
  • Assist in Front Desk/Reception duties

Additional duties will be assigned as workload necessitates, including but not limited to the following:

  • Shall assist as needed to maintain accurate waiting list database for each county.
  • Shall assist as needed with other UAACOG programs
  • Shall perform other duties as assigned by the Housing Director.

QUALIFICATIONS – To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE – Must have high school diploma or GED. Must be computer literate, primarily in Microsoft Office applications. Must possess ability to work with people of varying professional, cultural, social, and economic backgrounds.

LANGUAGE SKILLS – Must have effective verbal and written communication skills; ability to read, analyze, and interpret governmental regulations. Must have ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from applicants, participants, and the general public.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS – Must have ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.

CERTICICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS – Must have a valid Colorado driver's license and proof of insurance.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS – The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, or crouch. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

WORK ENVIRONMENT – The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.




Equal Opportunity Employer

Upper Arkansas Area Council of Governments (UAACOG) provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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