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JOB OPENING: Occupancy Specialist

338 West Wainman Ave. • PO Box 609
Asheboro, North Carolina 27204-0609
Phone (336) 629-4146 Fax (336) 625-0651
TDD 800-545-1833 (Ext. 419)

March 14, 2017
If you would like to apply, please submit an resume & cover letter to

Robert Lawler, Executive Director
Open Until Filled

The primary purpose of this position is to support the activities of the Authority’s Public Housing program by performing various clerical and technical tasks. The incumbent frequently interacts with applicants and residents by providing information, conducting interviews and preparing related paperwork. Bi-lingual (English/Spanish) applicants preferred but not required.

The position manages and maintains HUD’s Low-rent Public Housing database of applications and the waiting list; verifies accuracy of all related documents; determines eligibility of new applicants and confirms continued eligibility by conducting appropriate checks, including income verification, background checks, and reference checks. In addition, conducts interviews and prepares necessary paperwork and packets for move-ins, transfers, interims, and recertifications; calculates and adjusts rent; communicates charges and adjustments to residents and conducts move-in inspections and special inspections; generates work orders as needed.

This front line position enforces lease compliance by investigating potential violations, meeting with violators to communicate the nature of the issue and steps required to rectify, and performing follow-up work to ensure that compliance has been achieved. The position also collects and tracks resident payments; negotiates debt repayment schedules as needed; records and deposits payments, preparing bank drafts accurately and completely. As needed, assists law enforcement with resident-related issues by providing information and access to units per applicable laws and regulations and prepares information for hearings such as evictions and money-owed cases; attends hearings held by the Authority, District Court, and/or Small Claims Courts.

Required education and experience includes an associate’s degree in business administration or related field, and a minimum of 2 years of experience performing administrative services, preferably in an affordable housing environment. Public Housing Management Certification required, or must be obtained within 12 months of hire. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. Must possess a valid North Carolina driver’s license and be insurable under the Authority’s plan.

The position requires strong computer skills (MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and web-based applications). In addition, the position must have the ability to learn other computer software programs as required by assigned tasks, including but not limited to EIV, in-house computer programs and data base. The starting salary range is $30,000 to $35,250 with benefits.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Authority does not discriminate against any person because of

race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin.

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