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Housing Specialist

Company: Colorado Bluesky Enterprises Inc.
Location: Pueblo
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Job Description:


Job Title: Section 8 Housing Specialist

Department: Housing

Reports to:

Remote Work: Possible

Pay Grade: $14.00-$15.00 per hour

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Purpose of Position- The Purpose of the Section 8 Housing Specialist is:
Support the mission of Colorado Bluesky Enterprises by providing assisted rent services to low-income individuals and families in Pueblo County. This is accomplished by following H.U.D and CBE regulations, policies and procedures and working closely with various community service agencies and partnerships.
Essential Duties/Responsibilities
Remain familiar with current U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development ever changing Federal Regulations as they relate to Section 8 Housing programs.
Maintain required reports and statistics ie: waiting list program and SEMAP reports, prepare reports on a monthly and annual basis, as required.
Facilitate and mediate communication with assigned clients and landlords, as needed.
Respond to inquires, phone calls, correspondence, and email in a timely and responsive manner.
Inform and educate applicants of program requirements and responsibilities..
Coordinate and perform Housing Quality Inspections to ensure timely inspections at admission to program, annual re-certifications and condition of unit inspection.
Maintain proper maintenance of client files and computer records to insure accuracy according to HUD regulations This includes renewing of contracts for Section 8 housing participants, including interims and re-certification/review of income and household composition.
Respond in a timely manner to all allegations received such as drug-related criminal activity, activities that threaten the health and safety of residents any gang related activity, violent criminal activity, any sexual offense, fraud allegations, income discrepancies, household composition and any program participant responsibilities that have been violated. Attend informal hearings and pertaining to any of the above allegations
Coordinate and collaborate with the Finance Department to insure accurate and timely housing assistance payments (HAP) to landlords including separating, sorting and mailing of checks check for accuracy , run checks and correct errors on a bi-monthly and monthly basis.
Other Duties/Responsibilities

Job Requirements


Knowledge, Skill, and Ability
Minimum two years related experience in a job related field.
Valid driver's license
Flexible and cooperative to job demands to meet work needs.
Able to communicate well in English language, both spoken and written
Typing 50 wpm
Must be able to prioritize and manage a wide variety of tasks.
Ability to work well under stressful conditions.
Must be able to work and communicate well with elderly, disabled and low income families and individuals.
Must be prompt and dependable
Because of the nature of this work, someone that is pleasant, personable, patient and having a desire to be of assistance to those in need is required.
Able to handle, communicate and solve problems related to tenants and landlords.
Able to work with minimum day to day supervision.
General office and clerical skills required.
Ability to attain certification for Housing Quality Standards (HQS) Housing Inspections and use ot the Enterprise Income Verification (EIV) System; Certification for Fair Housing and Lead Hazard Training.
Knowledge of various computer programs, excel, word,
Must be able to perform general office procedures
Knowledge of community agencies
Basic math
High School Graduate
Minimum 2 years in job related field
Working Environment/Physical Activities
Sitting, stooping
Note: This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with the job. CBE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We respect the dignity and diversity of individual work force members. We also recognize the value of diversity in our organizations and wish to employ a workforce that is as diverse as the communities and people we serve. It is our policy to comply with applicable federal, state, and local laws governing Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO). Unlawful discrimination in employment because of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, or other characteristics protected by applicable laws is strictly prohibited.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $15.00 per hour

401(k) matching
Dental insurance
Employee assistance program
Employee discount
Flexible schedule
Flexible spending account
Health insurance
Health savings account
Life insurance
Paid time off
Referral program
Retirement plan
Vision insurance
10 hour shift
Supplemental Pay:
Signing bonus
COVID-19 considerations:
All employees are required to wear face coverings, and observe all covid requirements ,work areas are sanitized

housing related: 1 year (Preferred)
Work Location: One location

Keywords: Colorado Bluesky Enterprises Inc., Pueblo , Housing Specialist, Other , Pueblo, Colorado

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