Description

Job Summary: Section 8 Specialist is responsible for the operation of assigned Section 8 (also known as Housing Choice Voucher) Programs ensuring these programs are administered according to Federal regulations and agency policies and procedures. This position requires a thorough knowledge of individual programs, landlord/tenant relations, residential housing inspection capabilities and record keeping.

Relocation expenses accepted. Salt Lake City is an up and coming city with a strong economy. Beautiful mountains with year-round recreational activities, if you haven’t been to Salt Lake City come see what you have been missing!
Primary Responsibilities: Essential Functions

-Establishes and maintains filing system and clerical procedures for applications, certifications, and interims; verifies all data and changes reported by program participants; enters and retrieves data from the system, ensuring accuracy and completeness of information.
-Verifies accuracy of data obtained from residents and applicants during initial application and annual interview; establishes eligibility of applicants and of residents for continued occupancy; and updates information as required.
-Prepares residents for continued eligibility through the completion of necessary documentation and recertification appointments.
-Calculates eligibility, and rents in accordance with related regulations; determines income allowances and deductions.
-Coordinates to obtain and/or provide documents.
-Regularly monitor program turnover and request an adequate number of applications to maintain program utilization.
-Performs other related duties as assigned.
Desired Qualifications: Section 8 Specialist
Description

Relocation expenses accepted. Salt Lake City is an up and coming city with a strong economy. Beautiful mountains with year-round recreational activities, if you haven’t been to Salt Lake City come see what you have been missing!


Summary

Section 8 Specialist is responsible for the operation of assigned Section 8 Housing Programs ensuring these programs are administered according to Federal regulations and agency policies and procedures. This position requires a thorough knowledge of individual programs, landlord/tenant relations, residential housing inspection capabilities and record keeping.


Essential Functions

Establishes and maintains filing system and clerical procedures for applications, certifications, and interims; verifies all data and changes reported by program participants; enters and retrieves data from the system, ensuring accuracy and completeness of information.
Verifies accuracy of data obtained from residents and applicants during initial application and annual interview; establishes eligibility of applicants and of residents for continued occupancy; and updates information as required.
Prepares residents for continued eligibility through the completion of necessary documentation and recertification appointments.
Calculates annual income, determines initial eligibility, and calculates resident rents and total payments in accordance with related regulations; determines income allowances and deductions; and provides residents with relevant documentation.
Coordinates with landlords to obtain and/or provide documents including leases, HAP contracts, and affordability notifications.
Conducts data entry, entering all resident move-ins, changes, mandatory moves, and port-ins into the Authority’s software system. Interviews residents on an annual basis and makes interim rent determinations as requested.
Calculates retroactive rent increases or credits where applicable; ensures rent charges are accurate; forwards necessary documents to resident and landlord.
Conducts briefings for program orientations, mandatory moves, and port-ins and for new landlords.
Regularly monitor program turnover and request an adequate number of applications to maintain 100% program utilization.
Performs audits on program files and computer entries to ensure program compliance according to federal regulations, and agency policies and procedures.
Performs other related duties as assigned.


Requirements


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Able to convey complex information, orally and in writing, in a professional, clear, and concise fashion. Understands and practices the principles of effective listening. Strives to constantly improve communication skills.
Accurately interpret and implement regulations relating to the Section 8 Program.
Accountability for assigned cases, including accurate and complete files, resolution of customer service cases, and responsiveness to participant and landlord inquires.
Demonstrated ability to perform detail-oriented work, including the ability to apply detailed guidelines to specific individual programs and established policies and procedures. Effectively function in stressful situations.
Sensitivity to people who have special needs, such as the culturally diverse, persons living with a disability, elderly, or chronically mentally ill.
Maintain a high level of daily productivity. Ability to work with confidential and sensitive information and issues.
Exceptional customer service and support. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with customers, co-workers, vendors, and local, state, and federal officials.
Demonstrated time management and organizational skills.
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and related software. Understanding of basic math and
Proactively seeks solutions to resolve unexpected challenges.
Ability to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing.
Ability to pass Rent Calculation exam within 6 months of hire.
Education & Experience

High School diploma or equivalent with four years’ experience in housing programs, property management, or related work; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.


Work Environment

This job operates in a professional office environment with prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands; and reach with hands and arms. This position routinely uses standard office equipment.

This position requires the ability to occasionally lift office products and supplies, up to 20 pounds. Travel is minimal and primarily local.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the person assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, skills and physical demands required by thi
Benefits / Why Work for Us: Excellent benefits! Paid time off and holidays. Medical, dental and vision benefits. Retirement options through Utah Retirement Systems. Tuition reimbursement and much more!
How to Apply: The position is open until filled. Apply online or drop off resume.
Compensation Type: Hourly wages
Hourly Wage Minimum: $16/hour
Hourly Wage Maximum: $19/hour
Salary Minimum: This is an hourly wage position.
Salary Maximum: This is an hourly wage position.
Status: Full Time
Location: Salt Lake City

Information

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Contact Name: HR
Email: hr@haslcutah.org