Housing Authority of the City of Austin
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Housing Eligibility Specialist 39-19
at Housing Authority of the City of Austin
- 08-Aug-2019 to 06-Sep-2019 (CST)
- Assisted Housing
- Austin, TX, USA
- Full Time
DATE POSTED: August 9, 2019 POSITION: Housing Eligibility Specialist
SALARY: $16.78/hour JOB #: 39-19
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: September 6, 2019
PRIMARY FUNCTIONS: Determines initial and on-going eligibility for Housing Choice Voucher applicants/recipients. The employee may perform some or all of the specific duties: Conducts yearly and interim interviews of residents' family income and household composition to determine continued eligibility and benefit level. Schedules re-exam appointment, collects documentation, makes revisions, calculates rent adjustments, notifies residents and landlords orally and/or in writing. Writes up leases and contracts, obtains client and owner signatures, documents and compiles file, and submits for case screening. Answers resident and landlord inquiries and mediates problems between tenants and owners. Maintains client records on computer and in case files, provides clients with resources and referral information needed to work towards self-sufficiency. Other related duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelors degree in Business Administration or Social Science plus (1) year experience working in the social services or property management field. Experience may substitute for required education with a maximum of four (4) years of allowable substitutions. Experience in determining initial and ongoing eligibility for applicants/recipients is preferred along with experience as a program coordinator between existing clients and their landlord when questions/disputes arise. Skill in operating general office machines and computers required. Valid Texas Driver's License and copies of diplomas/transcripts and driving record required.
WORK ENVIRONMENT & PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Work is principally sedentary, but may involve some physical exertion, such as kneeling, crouching, or lifting to obtain files and records, and eye strain from working with computers and other office equipment. Work involves the normal risks and discomforts associated with an office environment, but are usually in an area that is adequately cooled, heated, lighted, and ventilated.
APPLICATIONS FOR EMPLOYMENT: Application for open posted position must be submitted via online at the following website: https://hacanet.applicantpro.com/ However, we will accept applications at the Housing Authority of the City of Austin, 1124 S. IH-35, Austin, Texas 78704. No applications will be accepted after the noted closing dates on the job announcement. We encourage you to visit our website often to view and apply for vacant positions with the Housing Authority of the City of Austin or sign up for job alerts at our career site. The HACA is a drug-free workplace. A Criminal Background Check including a sex offender registry check. A Driving Record, Texas Driver's License, and a Physical/Drug Screening will be required upon offer of employment. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER