Position Overview Performs difficult professional, administrative, and management work in planning, organizing, and directing the development, management, and operations of the City’s Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher and conventional public housing programs.
Job Title: Public Housing Director
FLSA Status: Exempt
Reports To: Assistant City Manager
Location/Hours: Albemarle, NC/8a-5p, Mon-Fri
Hiring Rate: $68,000 – $80,000 annually; depending on qualifications
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
General Responsibilities Plans, organizes, and manages the operations of the federal programs in the City and County which includes the HUD Section 8 rental assistance housing program and a conventional public assistance program for the elderly, disabled, and low-income families and individuals; develops internal management information reporting; tracks other assistance programs; tracks program performance; develops and implements policies, practices, and procedures. Develops and recommends annual budget to the Assistant City Manager; administers federal allocated leased unit funds; works with the Finance Department in the fiscal accounting of all funds and checks issued for housing payments; reviews a variety of performance metrics to include SEMAP, PHAS, and REAC financial submissions; and writes and administers grants. Supervises and directs the service delivery of housing assistance and inspections; supervises a staff engaged in determining eligibility initially and for annual re-certifications of tenants and landlords; supervises initial and special inspections and annual re-inspections; supervises rental payment process; supervises staff responsible for health and safety of tenant and visitors to Housing properties; and supervises resolution of interpersonal disputes and grievances between tenants and landlords. Handles complaints from tenants and landlords or the general public, especially for difficult issues; meets with the tenants and/or landlords and negotiates settlement of disagreements or grievances. Oversees information technology application for the Department; ensures efficient and effective use of information technology. Conducts quality control audits and inspections on new contracts to ensure compliance with HUD guidelines. Actively promotes the program through public speaking to community groups. Attends meetings, workshops, seminars, and training sessions as necessary, and stays up-to-date on current program requirements and literature pertinent to the efficient and effective functioning of the programs. Performs supervisory functions including recruitment, selection, training, mentoring, motivating, and performance coaching and evaluation. Must be team oriented and collaborative, have excellent problem solving and critical thinking skills
Qualifications Possession of a valid North Carolina Driver’s License. Graduation from a four-year college with a degree in public or business administration and considerable progressively responsible experience in housing assistance program administration, including some supervisory experience; or a degree in Human Services field and considerable progressively responsible experience in housing assistance or human service programs involving federal program budgeting; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Additional Requirements Must establish residency in Stanly County within 6 months of employment. Must be willing and able to attend late night meetings.
ABOUT THE CITY OF ALBEMARLE The City of Albemarle is home to approximately 16,000 residents and provides a full range of municipal services to a growing community. Albemarle has a very strong and stable history in the Council-Manager form of government. The successful candidate must have effective interpersonal skills and desire to serve our community with humility and respect, honesty, integrity, and teamwork. EEO
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