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Housing Specialist I (Silver Spring)

Company: Housing Opportunities Commission
Location: Silver Spring
Posted on: June 4, 2024

Job Description:

Job Code:

Posted On:
Closing On:

Wednesday, 3rd April 2024
Wednesday, 3rd July 2024


Housing Resources

Job Type:

Full Time


4 Year Degree

Pay Rate:

Grade 17; Salary Range: $49,447 - $79,755 - Salary determined by departmental budget- Offer commensurate with experience

Job Description: The Housing Specialist I will determine eligibility and continued participation for HOC Housing Choice Voucher applicants and families. Duties include:

  • Interviewing clients, certifying, recertifying annuals and interims, processing rent Increases requests.
  • Negotiating rent amounts with landlords.
  • Completing data entry, advising participants and landlords of program rules and regulations.
  • Provide customer service to internal and external customers. Market the Housing Choice Voucher Program.
  • Monitor clients for program compliance. Submit referrals as needed.
  • Incumbent must have transportation as this position may work from various office locations.
    Minimum Qualifications Experience: One (1) year of experience in affordable housing or customer service. Education:
    • Requires a Bachelor's degree in Sociology, Public Administration, Government or related field
      Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
      • Knowledge of, or the ability to acquire knowledge of, subsidized housing program guidelines and federal, state and local landlord-tenant laws is necessary
      • Strong communication skills and good customer service are required
      • Must obtain program certification within six (6) months of hire
      • Experience in the Housing Choice Voucher, Tax Credit or other subsidized program is a plus
      • Must have great verbal and written communication skills
      • Must be proficient with Microsoft Office
        Licenses and or certifications:
        • Must obtain program certification within six (6) months of hire
          An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted. Low income residents in Montgomery County with the above qualifications are encouraged to apply.Preferred Skills: HOC is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, age, national origin, religion, disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender reassignment, citizenship, immigration status, protected veteran status, or any other basis prohibited under applicable federal, state or local law. HOC promotes a drug-free workplace. HOC conducts criminal background checks, employment reference checks, and where applicable, reviews driving records in determining suitability for employment. Selected applicants will be required to submit to pre-employment drug and alcohol screening. Employment is contingent upon drug and alcohol test results.

Keywords: Housing Opportunities Commission, Silver Spring , Housing Specialist I (Silver Spring), Other , Silver Spring, Maryland

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