Housing Authority of the City of Independence

4215 S Hocker Dr, Bldg 5
Independence , MO

HOUSING COORDINATOR I/SECTION 8

Housing Authority of the City of Independence
Independence, MO Full-time
Posted on March 10, 2019

HOUSING COORDINATOR I/SECTION 8

POSITION SUMMARY: Responsible for the admission, review and recertification of participants in the Section 8 program.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

 

  1. Processes applications for Section 8 housing assistance.

 

  1. Brief applicants.

 

  1. Issue vouchers.

 

  1. Completes recertification of tenants.

 

  1. Reviews HAP and UAP reports before checks are processed and mailed.

 

  1. Prepares correspondence,reports,does data input and maintains tenant files,as required.

 

  1. Maintains knowledge of HUD requirements, directives and Federal, State and Local regulations applicable and relating to the Section 8 Housing Assistance Payment Program.

 

 

RELATED DUTIES:

 

  1. Conducts home visits, as required.

 

  1. Performs other reasonably related duties as requested by the Housing Coordinator III.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

 

  1. Knowledge of HUD and Housing Authority policies, rules and regulations for Section 8 housing programs and of required forms and reports.

 

  1. Knowledge of interviewing techniques and records maintenance.

 

  1. Ability to make routine decisions in accordance with administrative rules,regulations and policies and to explain those rules to prospective tenants and landlords.

 

  1. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, supervisors and the public.

 

  1. Ability to make moderately complex computations with speed and accuracy.

 

  1. Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written communication.

 

  1. Ability to communicate with confidence, patience and concern.

 

  1. Ability to meet all required deadlines.

 

  1. Knowledgeofthespecialneedsandproblemsthatmaybeencounteredindealingwith special population groups, such as the elderly,disabled/handicapped,and children.

 

  1. Ability to work with confidential information.

 

  1. Ability to work with a wide variety of people, often under trying and stressful conditions.

 

  1. Ability to work independently.

 

  1. Basic computer skills, with a minimum typing speed of 30 words per minute.

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

 

  1. E.D.certification.

 

  1. Preferred experience in the Housing Choice Voucher program.

 

  1. Or an equivalent combination of education and experience to meet the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

 

  1. Must be bondable and insurable.

 

  1. Possessionofavalidmotorvehicleoperator'slicenseandabilitytolegallyoperate Housing Authority vehicles.

 

  1. Certification in Section 8 programs or ability to attain certification within one year.

 

  1. Must be willing to travel overnight for training, conferences or workshops.