Fairfax County Job Openings - Detailed Description for Job #12-1536


Fairfax County Application Center, 12000 Government Center Pkwy., #270, Fairfax, VA 22035

HOUSING SERVICES SPECIALIST II


Department of Housing and Community Development

Job # 12-1536

$46,199 to $61,599  (Grade S21)
 
Description:

Multiple HSS II vacancies may be hired from this advertisement.

Primary responsibilities are to interview applicants, obtain and verify all income, assets, and family composition to establish initial applicant eligibility for the Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCV), including portability. Conducts voucher briefings, explains program rules and requirements, coordinates move-in inspection. Advises landlords on program requirements, including rent reasonableness, housing quality standards, and calculation of housing assistance payments or tenant rent. Investigates program abuse and conducts informal hearings. Must have exceptional customer service skills and maintain a working knowledge of federal housing programs administered by the agency and collaborate to improve or strengthen networks within the county, to promote family self-sufficiency and stability. Assists external and internal customers in the resolution of housing-related issues, making appropriate referrals, answering general questions related to housing programs, and other housing resources available throughout Fairfax County. Performs data entry, runs reports, ensures accuracy of data in computer database, and paper file. Manages timeliness and accuracy of caseload and issues notifications according to federal, state and local laws. Affirmatively furthers fair housing opportunities for clients, including reasonable accommodation requests and should be able to explain complex program rules to diverse populations.

 

Minimum
Qualifications:

Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree in sociology, psychology, public administration or a related field; plus three years of experience in the field of human relations, Section 8, property management or relocation.

 

Special
Requirements:

The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check and a driving record check to the satisfaction of the employer.

 

Preferred
Qualifications:

Proven record of achieving excellence in providing and delivery of programs/services to low- and moderate-income families including HCV, PH, and/or Low-Income Housing Tax Credits. Possess a strong working knowledge in the administration of the Portability process. Experience interpreting and administering complex regulations and performing mathematical computations. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to adhere to strict standards of confidentiality and ethical conduct (Fairfax County Code of Ethics).Experience with Microsoft software used for implementation of housing programs, such as Yardi, a plus. Professional Certification: Public Housing, Housing Choice Voucher, Low Income Housing Tax Credit, a plus.

 

Selection
Procedure:

A panel interview will be conducted and a written exercise may be administered as part of the interview process.

 

To Apply:

Submit your resume on-line through the AIMS system.

If this is the first time you have used AIMS, you will need to create an account.

Fairfax County is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veterans' status or disabled veterans' status. Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance; TTY 703-222-7314. Minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. EEO/AA/TTY.

 

Closing Date:

11/2/2012

 

Date Posted:

10/13/2012

 

Benefits:

Most positions advertised here are merit system positions funded for full benefits such as health insurance, retirement, life insurance and paid leave. Follow the link for details on Fairfax County's comprehensive benefits program for merit system employees. If a position is not funded for benefits that information will generally be included in the job announcement.

 

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