Current Administrative Job Openings

Leased Housing Dept:

Expected Hiring Range: $32,549-$37,679 ($15.65-$18.11/hour)

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Under general supervision performs administrative work in determining initial and continued eligibility for Section 8 applicants/recipients. Work includes calculation of rent payments in accordance with HUD regulations and auditing files.  Considerable attention to detail must be exercised in the verification of information submitted by tenants.  Employee must exercise independent judgment, discretion, and initiative when completing assignments and apply knowledge of applicable policies, procedures, and programs.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Must possess and maintain a valid NC driver’s license. Drug testing, criminal background check and DMV check required.

DESIRABLE EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Requires a high school diploma or its equivalent. An Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Business Administration is preferred, with 2-3 years experience in bookkeeping, personal income tax preparation, or performing calculations to determine eligibility for benefit assistance; or an equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Bilingual skills (English/Spanish) are preferred.  Experience with Word and Excel.

For instructions on applying, go to the Application link.

Development Dept:

Expected Hiring Range: $34,176-$39,563 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Monitors and oversees daily operations of the department. Prepares highly confidential correspondence.  Independently composes correspondence to employees within and outside the department.  Responsible for coordination, typing, and timely mailing of correspondence for the Director and Assistant Director.  Monitors and assists Director with information and problems regarding operational issues and concerns.  Assists in the development of the department and/or program budgets.  Gathers pertinent data, analyzes requests, and processes technical information.  Assists with the preparation of special reports and projects with limited supervision by the Director.  Collects information, prepares, reviews and submits departmental timesheets to payroll for processing.  Maintains departmental files.  Assists in the preparation of required reporting documents for HUD and RHA board meetings.  Coordinates arrangements for departmental meetings, conferences, or workshops.  Notifies participants of meetings and assists in preparation of programs and attends, as needed, to assists with registration or take minutes.  May prepare meeting documents for distribution to appropriate individuals.  Coordinates closings for disposition of real property.  This task includes acting as the contact for mortgage lender and attorney.  Works with lenders and buyers to assist in the loan qualification process, reviews closing documentation, coordinates the execution of closing documentation by seller, and attends real estate closings.  Searches real property records for recorded maps, deeds, leases, or other recorded information on an as-needed basis.  Creates and maintains various spreadsheets to track the status of ongoing contract projects and funds related to CFP grants.  Assists in the formal bid process, including distribution of plans and specifications, coordination with architects on preparation of addendums to plan sets, and advertisement of upcoming formal bid projects.  Performs other related job duties as assigned.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Must possess and maintain a valid NC driver’s license. Drug testing, criminal background check and DMV check required.

DESIRABLE EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Graduation from high school or its equivalent supplemented by course work in business administration, computer science, or accounting with 3-5 years of progressively responsible experience in administrative/executive support wok in the real estate, legal, or construction industries; or an equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Experience with Word and Excel.

For instructions on applying, go to the Application link.

Development Dept:

Expected Hiring Salary: $58,452-$64,444

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Performs supervisory and administrative work in relation to grants awarded by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and for construction and modernization projects performed by Capitol Area Developments, Inc. Duties include administrative functions and implementation regarding the Capital Fund Program’s (CFP) components including the five-year plan, mandated reporting, scheduling of work items, budget revisions, and grant close outs.  Prepares and oversees preparation of contract documentation in connection with the CFP and departmental work activities.  Prepares bid package documentation and oversees the formal bidding process.  Prepares schedule of implementation for work items of the CFP and ensures that items are completed in a timely fashion.  Performs quality assurance of department’s work by periodically inspecting contracts monitored by the department’s Contract Monitor(s) and takes the necessary actions to resolve discrepancies. Assists in resolving issues related to lead based paint and asbestos remediation in public housing and CAD Inc. inventories.  Assists with elements related to land acquisition and disposition.  Plans, directs, and supervises the activities of the department’s Contract Monitor(s) and other support staff as needed.  Employee must use tact and courtesy in contact with Housing Authority personnel, suppliers, contractors, residents, and professional disciplines.  Reviews budget line items in CFP and resolves discrepancies in conjunction with the agency’s Finance Department.  Assists in the preparation of departmental resolutions for Housing Authority Board meetings and its department’s representative board meetings when the Director is absent.  Effectively keeps abreast of and communicates the Dept. of HUD field office officials regarding updated regulatory issues that affect CFP compliance.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Must possess and maintain a valid NC driver’s license. Drug testing, criminal background check and DMV check required.

DESIRABLE EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Graduation from a four-year college with a degree in business supplemented by considerable experience in the construction field; or an equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. NC General Contractor’s license, Asbestos Abatement Supervisor, and Lead Based Paint Supervisor certifications are preferred.  Experience with Word and Excel.

For instructions on applying, go to the Application link.

Leased Housing Dept:

Expected Hiring Salary: $32,549-$37,679 ($15.65-$18.11/hour)

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Under general supervision performs administrative work in determining initial eligibility of Section 8 applicants along with continuing eligibility for Section 8 recipients. Work includes interviewing tenants to gather information regarding income, employment status, family composition, and allowable deductions; verifying the information; and determining tenants’ continued eligibility for housing.  Considerable attention to detail must be exercised in verifying information submitted by applicants and tenants.  Tact and courtesy are required in extensive public contacts with program applicants and associated outside agencies.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Must possess and maintain a valid NC driver’s license. Drug testing, criminal background check and DMV check required.

DESIRABLE EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Graduation from high school or its equivalent. An Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration is preferred, with 2-3 years experience in public housing programs; or an equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Bilingual skills (English/Spanish) are preferred.  Experience with Word and Excel.

For instructions on applying, go to the Application link.

Development Dept:

Expected Hiring Range: $41,541-$45,799

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Assists with inspection procedures of structures in target areas, production of bid documents and contract specifications, review of inspection reports and cost estimates, selection of contractors, award of contracts, final inspections, and approvals for payment. Makes periodic reviews of construction work in progress to ensure compliance with established regulations and standards, notes variances and explains need for correction to contractors, recommends withholding approval until adjustments are made.  Assists in the preparation of special reports, feasibility studies, and cost estimates for budgeting purposes.  Performs related work as required on Comprehensive Grants and Development projects.  Assists in gathering information to close out grants.  Performs other duties as assigned.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Must possess and maintain a valid NC driver’s license.  Drug testing, criminal background check and DMV check required.  Experience with MS Word and Excel. General Contractor’s License preferred.

DESIRABLE EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Graduation from high school or its equivalent with considerable experience in construction work, including supervisory responsibility and cost estimating. Five years experience in construction field work or an equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

For instructions on applying, go to the Application link.

Development Dept:  

Expected Hiring Range:  $67,666-$82,248

Salary Range:  $67,666-$82,248

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Supervises a staff of professional and trades personnel in the administration and direction of housing modernization and development programs.  Coordinates planning activities to determine priorities under modernization and new construction.  Carries out formal bidding and enforces HUD procurement policies for grants.  Develops, prepares, and submits fiscal budgets and federal funding requests for property purchases, development and modernization activities, and all new construction.  Coordinates activities of fee appraisers, consultants, and legal counsel in the acquisition of property for all new construction.  Develops recommendations for improving the appearance, useful life span, and functionality of our developments and the quality of life for our residents.  Analyzes long term maintenance needs to determine cost effective alternatives.  Implements environmental assessment.  Negotiates and administers contracts with architectural and related consultant firms; reviews bids and specifications for conformance to Federal, State and Housing Authority guidelines; works with architects and engineers to value engineer projects.  Plans and implements lead-based paint programs.  Coordinates programs with local environmental service departments and trains maintenance staff and HQS inspectors in lead-based paint procedures.  Supervises and acts as builder for our non-profit construction company.  Works within guidelines of budgets and deadlines to meet agency goals.

 SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Licensed N.C. Real Estate broker-in-charge is desirable.  Licensed General Contractor (Building Classification).  Certified in lead-based paint supervision of contractors (must obtain within 6 months of hire).  Must possess and maintain a valid NC driver’s license.  Drug testing, criminal background check and DMV check required.   

DESIRABLE EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Three years of experience in management, contract administration, architectural cost estimating and program budget preparation.  Graduation from a four-year college or university with major in business administration, engineering, or architecture; or an equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

For instructions on applying, go to the Application link.

Leased Housing Dept:

Expected Hiring Salary: $39,563 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Performs initial and annual inspections of housing units for the Housing Choice Voucher Program in accordance with federal, state, and local building codes; and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Housing Quality Standards (HQS) requirements, including identification of potential lead hazards. Performs re-inspections of previously failed units and follows up on complaints to ensure compliance with building codes and Housing Quality Standards.  Prepares certification documentation for rent reasonableness calculations on all units inspected.  Assists the Inspections Manager in gathering rent comparable data for updating the Rent Reasonableness Database. Completes inspection checklists and documents HQS violations using Encompass software.  Files inspection reports and accompanying documents in the electronic file management system.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Must possess and maintain a valid NC driver’s license. Drug testing, criminal background check and DMV check required. Visual Assessment Certification for Lead Based Paint.

DESIRABLE EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Graduation from high school with vocational training in carpentry, plumbing, electrical or related building trades. 1 to 2 years of experience in the building trade or inspection field is preferred, or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

For instructions on applying, go to the Application link.

Leased Housing Dept:

Expected Hiring Salary: $32,549 ($15.65/hour)

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Under general supervision performs specialized screening work in determining applicant’s eligibility for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. Work includes scheduling applicants’ interviews for RHA’s Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program; interviewing applicants, explaining the applicant process, rules, and program regulations, and assisting applicants in completing forms.  Determines applicant’s eligibility for housing programs based on criminal background checks and information supplied.  Maintains the waiting list according to HUD regulations.  Considerable attention to detail must be exercised in verifying information submitted by applicants.  Tact and courtesy are required in extensive public contacts with program applicants and associated outside agencies.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Must possess and maintain a valid NC driver’s license. Drug testing, criminal background check and DMV check required.

DESIRABLE EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Graduation from High School and 2-3 years performing human services-related clerical and administrative work. An Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, experience performing calculations to determine eligibility for rental assistance, and/or administrative work in public housing programs is preferred; or an equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Bilingual skills (English/Spanish) are preferred.  Requires working knowledge of Word and Excel.

For instructions on applying, go to the Application link.

Housing Management Dept:

Expected Hiring Salary: $28,117-$32,549

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Performs a variety of clerical assignments to provide technical and administrative support to relieve Property Managers of operational details. Work involves collecting and posting rent payments, serving as receptionist, handling/routing mail, monitoring calls, responding to resident inquiries, preparing correspondence and reports, typing, filing, and other duties as assigned.  Assists the Property Managers in various technical and program activities relating to Public Housing Property Management.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Must possess and maintain a valid NC driver’s license. Drug testing, criminal background check and DMV check required.

DESIRABLE EDUCATION AND TRAINING

High school diploma supplemented by secretarial or business courses with 1-2 years of experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

For instructions on applying, go to the Application link.

Housing Management Dept:

Expected Hiring Range: $41,541 – $45,799

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Requires a highly organized, motivated and a self-starting individual. Work includes collecting rents, informing tenants of policies and procedures, inspecting units, leasing/transferring residents, and investigating lease violations. Courtesy and tact are required in daily contact with residents, outside human service agencies, and other employees.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Must possess and maintain a valid NC driver’s license. Drug testing, criminal background check and DMV check required.  Must be proficient with MS Word and Excel.

DESIRABLE EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Graduation from a 4 year college or university with major course work in business administration, public administration, or property management; or an equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Considerable experience in property management (preferably in a public housing authority) is preferred.

For instructions on applying, go to the Application link.

Front Desk/Maintenance Dept.:

Expected Hiring Range: $30,999 – $34,176

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Serves as receptionist/first point of contact for Housing Authority guests in person and via telephone.  Must exercise tact and courtesy in a variety of situations with the public.  Operates a multi-line phone system, screen, forward calls, or provide information to callers.  Performs high-volume data entry support work and other clerical tasks to assist with the daily operations of the Maintenance Department and the agency.  Assists with general inquiries or refers individuals to the appropriate official or agency.  Ensures visitors to the agency are signed-in before directing them to their destination.  Unlocks and locks/secures the main entrance of the Housing Authority administration building on business days at 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.  Assists in closing work orders.  Monitors all assigned annual contracts and POs, submits timely applications for payment, and informs Administrative Assistant or Director of any that require additional funds before they are overspent.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Valid NC Driver’s License required.  Drug testing, criminal background check and DMV check required.  MS Word and Excel proficiency. 

DESIRABLE EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Graduation from high school or its equivalent, supplemented with administrative/clerical coursework or training; or an equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.  Experience working with computer programs/software used for office management or residential/building maintenance work preferred.  Bilingual skills (English/Spanish) are a plus.

For instructions on applying, go to the Application link.