This Job Posting closes at 11:59 p.m. (Pacific Time) on Wednesday, October 17, 2018
This recruitment may be used to fill multiple vacancies.
Hourly: $20.681303 - $26.080878
Bilingual skills are compensated at an additional 5%. Bilingual skills for this position are preferred, not required.
In addition to competitive wages, Clackamas County offers an attractive benefits package for employees in regular status positions.
This is a full time County position represented by the Housing Authority.
The Housing Authority of Clackamas County (HACC) has openings for an Occupancy Specialist to manage a caseload of Housing Choice Voucher participants living in federally subsidized housing. The position will be located at the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Administrative Offices in Oregon City. We are seeking a conscientious, detail-oriented individual with excellent interpersonal skills.
HACC is an independent public corporation which owns, manages, leases, maintains and develops housing for low and moderate income persons particularly for those with special needs. The HACC is a division of the County's Health, Housing and Human Services Department.
The HACC Occupancy Specialists are responsible for maintaining a caseload of clients/families under subsidized housing and responding to landlord/tenant questions, issues or concerns.
Clackamas County is committed to building a workforce that reflects the community we serve. In that spirit, we encourage applicants of diverse backgrounds and experience, or who identify as having lived experience.
Required Minimum Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills:*
Preferred Special Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills:*
*For Veterans qualified for Veteran’s Preference: If you believe you have skills that would transfer well to this position and/or special qualifications that relate to this position, please list those skills and/or qualifications in the open-ended question at the end of the application and explain how those skills and/or qualifications relate to this position.
Duties may include but are not limited to the following:
Working knowledge of: HUD regulations and Housing Quality Standards; Fair Housing and ADA laws; landlord/tenant laws; low income housing programs; caseload techniques; records management; computer software programs; general office procedures and practices; basic math.
Skill to: Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; interpret complex program regulations; make independent decisions and exercise good judgment in applying established procedures and regulations to new and recurring work situations; facilitate conflict resolutions; work independently, maintain record keeping systems; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with clients from diverse ethnic cultures, landlords, social services agencies, and other department staff.
This position is included in the County’s alternate workweek program, working 37.5 hours during a standard workweek of Monday through Thursday (Fridays off). Specific hours of work will be discussed with the candidate selected for this position at the time an offer of employment is extended.
This position will be located at the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Administrative Offices in Oregon City.
EXPLORE CLACKAMAS COUNTY
Clackamas County is in a prime location in the Portland, Oregon metropolitan area and is recognized nationally as one of the most livable areas in the United States. Located on the southern edge of the City of Portland and extending to the top of Mt. Hood, Clackamas County is part of a thriving region in the Northwest. It has a population of about 400,000 citizens.
ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT
The Housing and Community Development Division (HCD), within the Department of Human Services, manages programs to provide decent housing and economic opportunities, community improvement and affordable housing projects and housing rehabilitation loan programs for low and moderate income residents of the County. HCD is comprised of the Housing Authority of Clackamas County (HACC) and Community Development Division.
The Housing Authority of Clackamas County is a public corporation, established under the federal Housing Act of 1937 and the provisions of Chapter 456 of the Oregon Revised Statutes. Although it is a separate public corporation, the HACC falls under the administrative structure of Clackamas County government. Created in 1938, HACC was the first housing authority established in the State of Oregon. The HACC provides affordable, safe, decent and sanitary housing opportunities in a fiscally responsible manner to low-income people in Clackamas County.
Community Development manages housing and community improvement projects funded with federal funds that the County receives primarily through the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Fund sources include the Community Development Block Grant Program, HOME Investment Partnership Program, Emergency Solutions Grant, and Continuum of Care funds.
Clackamas County only accepts online applications.
Help With Your Application:
If you have any questions or issues you may contact the Department of Human Resources at 503-655-8459 or e-mail us. Our office hours are Monday - Thursday 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Pacific Time (closed on Fridays).
HOW TO CLAIM VETERAN'S PREFERENCE
Clackamas County does not offer visa sponsorships. Within three days of hire, applicants will be required to complete an I-9 and confirm authorization to work in the United States.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
Clackamas County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity, equity, and inclusion as essential elements that create and foster a welcoming workplace. All qualified persons will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, political affiliation, disability or any other factor unrelated to the essential functions of the job.
If you wish to identify yourself as a qualified person with a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act and would like to request an accommodation, please address the request to the Department of Human Resources prior to the recruitment close date. You may request an accommodation during the online application process.