HRHA is now hiring for the Housing Choice Voucher Program Manager position and new Deputy Director position. For those interested read more about the positions below and apply via Indeed using the links provided.
Position Title: Housing Choice Voucher Program Manager – Apply Now on Indeed
Reports To: Deputy Director
Function: Leads and manages the Authority’s Housing Choice Voucher(HCV) program consistent with the agency’s annual goals and the United States Department of Housing and Community Development program guidelines. Ensures that all the program’s activities are in compliance with HUD policies and regulations.
Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Hires, leads, and supervises the Housing Choice Voucher program staff in the achievement of established goals and initiatives. Ensures staff has the necessary training and resources for accomplishment of the job responsibilities. Completes performance reviews and provides recommendations to the Executive or Deputy Director concerning salary compensation and program staffing.
2. Develops and implements strategies and program enhancement changes to maximize utilization and goal achievement. Develops necessary workflows to support MtW activities, landlord participation, and housing choice.
3. Leads program communication efforts. Responds to inquiries from all community stakeholders including applicants, prospective applicants, rental property owners, and other interested parties concerning Housing Choice Voucher program requirements and procedures. Provides training to new and existing landlords on program participation benefits.
4. Tracks and completes necessary reports for the Voucher Management System, PIC data, housing assistance payments, and voucher utilization submissions. Acts as the Authority’s EIV coordinator. Ensures submissions are consistent with HUD standards and business practices. Responds to any regulatory audit requests.
4. Revises and updates the Housing Choice Voucher Administrative Plan to ensure consistency and compliance with regulatory standards, MtW initiatives, and the Authority’s Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing plan. Ensures all program information accurately reflects and addresses the diverse and broad communication needs of the program participants.
5. When necessary, ensures that rent subsidy is calculated correctly; conducts participant briefings; assists applicant in locating suitable and qualified housing; oversees and performs interim and annual re-examination to determine tenant income and family status; makes related adjustments in subsidy amounts.
6. Supervises and participates in the preparation of regular and special reports required by the Authority, HUD and/or other government agencies.
7. Maintains active associations with social service, community, civic, and professional organizations to enhance the effectiveness and image of the Authority.
8. Performs additional duties and responsibilities as required.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
1. Must have previous leadership and/or supervision experience and be able to lead, direct program staff in the achievement of annual goals.
2. Must have extensive knowledge of HUD Housing Choice Voucher Program.
3. Must be able to utilize a variety of software and federal data systems (VMS, PIC, EIV) and interpret statistical records, develop statistical reports, and develop and monitor program utilization reports.
4. Must be able to read and interpret complex federal regulations, state law, and local regulations and incorporate them into written policies and procedures.
5. Must be able to communicate well, both orally and in writing, to a diverse population.
Education and Experience:
1. Graduation from an accredited college or university.
2. Previous experience in the housing choice voucher program or related rental assistance program.
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Position Title: Deputy Director – Apply Now on Indeed
Reports To: Executive Director
Function: Performs complex professional and administrative work overseeing the daily operations and programs of the Authority under the general direction and supervision of the Executive Director. Represents the Authority in the absence of the Executive Director, and performs all duties incidental to the Executive Office. Maintains close contact with officials on the local, state and federal level with regard to various Authority-related programs and projects, as well as other affairs of the Authority.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Typical Tasks: (Examples Only)
Participates in the creation of and assists the Executive Director in the development of strategic plans; coordinates department participation in developing strategic plans; and supervises the planning, organizing, directing, controlling, and evaluating of the systems, programs, and projects necessary to achieve organizational goals.
Provides day-to-day oversight of HRHA operational activities related to implementing organizational and department goals and strategies to effectuate the Moving to Work program and other housing initiatives: monitors department activities and goal achievement; coordinates department activities to assure completion of organizational goals; assures proper allocation of resources among departments; provides guidance to department directors to assure that department goals are achieved.
Supervises the formulation and implementation of department objectives and strategies: confers with program managers on department objectives and strategies to ensure conformity with organization objectives and strategies; provides advice, guidance, and direction on agency strategic matters; reviews the implementation of agency strategies and assesses their effectiveness; and recommends or directs corrective action.
Creates and maintains effective partnerships and other working relationships with external parties to aid in the achievement of organization goals; serves as the secondary liaison for the organization and the HRHA Board of Commissioners with the Harrisonburg City Manager, Harrisonburg City Council, and others; and meets, confers, negotiates, and establishes linkages with other entities to achieve organization goals.
Oversees financial and other resource acquisition and allocation for the organization: negotiates with government officials and agencies to obtain financing; oversees actions of department directors in obtaining financial support for department projects and programs; coordinates between departments to help develop annual budgets; and may present annual budgets to the Board of Commissioners for adoption.
Oversees the regulatory compliance of HRHA activities with U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Commonwealth of Virginia, and the City of Harrisonburg regulations; assures the timely submission of accurate reports to government bodies on HRHA compliance activities.
Represents the organization before government officials, political agencies, community groups, residents, businesses, news media, the general public, employees, and others: presents information on HRHA activities; participates in discussions to clarify issues and identify problems; and receives information on issues affecting HRHA.
Participates in developing and implementing department projects and programs as needed: may participate in project or program development that has high public visibility; may participate as a member of team or task force.
Monitors general status of HRHA operations: confers with managers and employees on HRHA activities; visits communities to assess housing conditions; visits housing and redevelopment sites to observe the progress of projects.
Serves as Executive Director in his/her absences, as directed.
Performs other related work as required.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Comprehensive and current knowledge of general and public sector management principles, practices, theories, and methods. Comprehensive and current knowledge of the interpretation and application of federal, state, and local programs, laws, regulations, and rules governing housing, development and redevelopment. Knowledge of public-sector financing, particularly those related to federal, state, and local financing of public housing and redevelopment projects and programs. Knowledge of property acquisition and property redevelopment systems, techniques, and practices; includes knowledge of urban economics, design, and planning. Knowledge of project-based and rental housing systems, techniques, and practices; includes knowledge of support activities. Knowledge of the City of Harrisonburg political, economic, and real estate environment; includes knowledge of local development and redevelopment needs, and local public housing needs. Operational knowledge of personal computer for use in word processing and electronic communications. Extensive human relations skills, particularly leadership, consulting, negotiating, persuasive and supervisory skills. The candidate must have the capacity to deal effectively with a wide variety of individuals, including those who exhibit skepticism or who do not cooperate with the candidate. Oral and written communication skills to present and make comprehensible complex information regarding organization operations, some of which may be highly technical in nature; provide clear work instructions; compose technical reports; and respond to questions on a variety of job-related matters. A high level of analytical ability to comprehend and interpret complex and technical information, such as public housing regulations, community development and redevelopment regulations, public-sector financing, and residential building construction plans; and to comprehend and interpret organizational and environmental factors that could potentially affect the success of projects and programs. Effective oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated ability to lead and coach people and to get results through others. Ability to exercise independent judgment and initiative in developing and implementing complex strategic activities and in formulating supporting policies.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in public administration, business administration, or another related field. Master’s degree preferred. A minimum of 15 years of progressively responsible experience in public administration and preferably in the redevelopment and housing field, to include progressively responsible management and supervisory experience. Any equivalent combination of training, education, and experience necessary to obtain the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
This work requires the occasional exertion of up to 10 pounds of force; work frequently sitting, speaking or hearing and using hands to finger, handle or feel and occasionally requires standing, walking, and reaching with hands and arms; work has standard vision requirements; 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; work requires preparing and analyzing written or computer data, operating motor vehicles or equipment and observing general surroundings and activities; work has no exposure to environmental conditions; work is generally in a moderately noisy location (e.g. business office, light traffic).
Valid driver’s license in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: Starting $85,000.00 per year
• Dental insurance
• Employee assistance program
• Health insurance
• Health savings account
• Life insurance
• Paid time off
• Retirement plan
• Tuition reimbursement
• Vision insurance
Work Location: One location
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