Housing Program Coordinator

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Housing Program Coordinator
1/26/23 | SC State Housing Finance & Development Authority | Lexington County, SC
Full-time, 40 hours per week
Salary: $35,360 - $65,429
Closing March 10, 2023, 5:00 PM Eastern

We are a state governmental agency but one unlike you’ve encountered before. We operate much more like a private-sector business. We are a completely self-sustaining operation that offers rental and homeownership products and services and we face many of the same regulatory, market, and financial hurdles of private sector financial institutions. Our clear advantage to employees is that we offer challenging, and meaningful work but with an appropriate work-life, and home-life balance as well as excellent state government benefits. Now we’re looking to reinforce our team with a person who is energetic, brilliant, and talented.
  •  A high school diploma and two (2) years of full-time experience in housing subsidy programs, property management, housing finance, or other related housing fields.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted to meet the aagency'sminimum requirements. (i.e. 1 year of education = 1 year of related experience) 
  • Ability to multi-task and manage time effectively, prioritize tasks, and process time-sensitive materials in a fast-paced environment.
  • Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills to write letters and other business-related correspondence that are professional in appearance and content.
  • Have excellent customer service and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to interpret laws, regulations, policies, and procedures relevant to program requirements.
  • Possess a valid SC driver's license and be able to operate motor vehicles. Must be able to travel throughout the state of South Carolina on a regular basis including overnight travel.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with department staff, coworkers, and external customers.
  • Current, relevant Knowledge of personal computers, Windows operating system, and Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Ability to maintain organized, accurate, and updated files.
  • Must be able to lift and carry files, books, and reports weighing up to 20 lbs. Must be able to perform filing, desk work, and operate general office equipment. Must be able to sit or stand for prolonged or intermittent periods of time while sharing, gathering, or presenting information to other staff members or external parties. Employees must be able to perform these tasks with or without reasonable accommodations. SC Housing is committed to a diverse workforce and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, including pregnancy & childbirth (or related medical conditions), age, or disability.

Job Details

The South Carolina State Housing Finance and Development Authority (Authority) administers the Housing Choice Voucher Program in seven South Carolina counties (Clarendon, Colleton, Dorchester, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lee, and Lexington). The Authority provides rental assistance subsidies for approximately 2,000 very-low-income families through an Annual Contributions Contract with the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
 This position provides the opportunity to utilize one's unique interpersonal, critical thinking, and self/time management skills in assisting very low-income families, the elderly, and the disabled to afford and locate decent, safe, and sanitary housing in the private rental market. It also affords the opportunity to expand on the program knowledge and skills gained and to demonstrate those additional capabilities that are key and essential to the ability to take advantage of other opportunities as part of the Authority's progression planning initiatives.
 Duties and responsibilities associated with this position include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Working as a team member assisting families in multiple counties.
  • Determining families' eligibility for program participation based on HUD and Authority requirements.
  • Performing initial lease-up actions and completing periodic and annual recertification requirements to determine a family's and rental unit's continued program eligibility.
  • Coordinating and conducting physical inspections of rental units to ensure compliance with HUD Housing Quality Standards.
  • Negotiating and executing Housing Assistance Payment Contracts with landlords and ensuring contract rents are reasonable.
  • Interacting with applicants, participants, and landlords on a daily basis in determining eligibility and ensuring program compliance.
  • Conducting public relations and landlord outreach concerning program availability and requirements for participation.
  • Monitoring participation to ensure maximum program utilization.
  • Obtaining certification as a Housing Quality Standards inspector and as an Eligibility, Income, and Rent Calculation Specialist within (1) year of hire date.
To apply: Complete application visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/sc/schousing/jobs/3805908/housing-program-coordinator