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Housing Specialist I/II/III

Location: Williamsburg
Posted on: September 20, 2022

Job Description:

Housing Specialist I/II/III (Housing Quality Standards Inspector/Family Self-Sufficiency Coordinator) Salary DOQ + Full-Time County BenefitsJames City County Social Services seeks an individual to perform responsible work in determining eligibility and housing counseling for several federal, state and locally funded housing assistance programs, which may include but not limited to, the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program, Virginia Homeless Solutions Grant, Housing Preservation, and the Affordable Housing Programs. Responsibilities: Coordinate and conduct residential Housing Quality Standards and Habitability Inspections for State and Federal program assisted units in conformance with local Administration Plan and State and Federal regulations. Act as a liaison between landlords, Program Coordinators and program participants to assure timely access to housing units and conformance with Housing Quality Standards requirements. Assist families and participants of assisted housing programs with achieving self-sufficiency by following local Program Action Plan, HUD guidelines and program policy; grow and maintain Program Coordinating Committee and participant growth and funding; provide case management and calculate and monitor escrow accounts. Interview applicants and review detailed paperwork used to determine housing needs and eligibility for programs. Provide case management services to participants of assisted housing programs; maintain participant files and update entries; prepare reports on availability and use of housing resources. Requirements: Must possess, or obtain within 30 days of hire, a valid Virginia driver's license and have an acceptable driving record based on James City County's criteria. Must have or complete HUD approved Housing Quality Standards Inspection training/certification within 6 months of hire. Must have or obtain HUD Housing Counseling Certification within 1 year of hire. Skill in making mathematical computations and effectively utilize a variety of automated data management, reporting, and analysis programs. Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with landlords, tenants, homeowners, contractors, government and agency personnel and the public including other jurisdictions and state and federal officials; efficiently assist customers with direct intervention including rendering specialized and difficult casework services; work independently; establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, clients, officials and the public; interview people effectively; handle confidential information with sensitivity; gather facts and report them accurately; express ideas clearly and concisely both orally and in writing. Only online applications to our website will be considered. To apply, please visit the James City County Career Center at Job Type: Full-timeWork Location: One location

Keywords: JAMES CITY COUNTY, Newport News , Housing Specialist I/II/III, Other , Williamsburg, Virginia

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