Public Housing Director – Rochester Housing Authority

PUBLIC HOUSING DIRECTOR

(Rochester Housing Authority)

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: This is an administrative and managerial position responsible for overseeing all aspects of property management for multiple properties within the Rochester Housing Authority (RHA). This position is responsible for the day-to-day management, operation, and maintenance of RHA owned properties. In addition, this position is responsible for the marketing and leasing of properties, the preparation of vacated units for rental, emergency repairs of properties, and the lease compliance of tenants. General supervision is received from the Executive Director and direct supervision is exercised over Property Managers and the staff assigned to the Application Processing Center. Related work is performed as required.

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES:

Plans and coordinates the operations of the public housing program by developing and revising program policies and procedures ensuring adherence to HUD compliance and reporting requirements;

Oversees the management of properties owned by RHA ensuring that they adhere to pre-established financial guidelines and property standards;

Supervises staff by assigning and evaluating work, initiating disciplinary actions, and conducting performance evaluations;

Maximizes occupancy rates of RHA owned properties by making regular market comparisons and reviewing rent rolls and turnover rates;

Directs the operations of the sector office in the preparation and maintenance of tenant records, cost reports, requisitions, budget estimates, and related management records and reports;

Establishes priorities and schedules for maintenance and preventive maintenance activities performed at RHA properties;

Reviews the work performed by independent contractors on RHA properties to ensure adherence to the terms of the contract;

Meets with Tenant Commissioners, Tenant Relations Committees, and community organizations to discuss complaints originating from RHA residents;

Prepares housing and financial reports pertaining to assigned properties;

Collaborates with the Property Development Department in the planning and coordinating of capital funding programs, property acquisitions, and property disbursements.

 

ENTRY LEVEL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

Knowledge of public housing management;

Knowledge of the principles and practices of office management;

Knowledge of effective supervisory practices;

Knowledge of the principles and practices of fiscal management;

Knowledge of the principles and practices of building maintenance activities;

Knowledge of the principles and practices of marketing;

Knowledge of the principles and practices of contract administration;

Knowledge of real estate terminology and practices;

Knowledge of capital programs and potential funding sources;

Ability to use a personal computer and common office software;

 

ENTRY LEVEL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:   (continued)

Ability to read, understand, and interpret complex written and numerical information;

Ability to plan, organize, set priorities, review, and supervise the work of professional, clerical, and maintenance staff;

Ability to access the cost of building maintenance and preventive maintenance tasks and projects;

Ability to prepare numerical or tabular reports;

Ability to prepare clear and concise written reports and correspondence;

Ability to establish and evaluate policies and procedures and recommend improvements;

Ability to explain complex information in manner which is understandable to the audience;

Ability to deal tactfully and professionally with a variety of people.

 

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Knowledge of local laws and codes governing housing standards;

Knowledge of the RHA administrative polices and procedures;

Knowledge of RHA’s personnel procedures and labor union contract;

Knowledge of the HUD budget process;

Knowledge of HUD compliance and reporting requirements;

Knowledge of the New York State Public Housing Law.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

High School Diploma or GED PLUS:

Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Real Estate Management or closely related field PLUS three (3) years of experience providing property management services, two (2) years of which must have included the supervision of a clerical and maintenance staff;

OR

Associate’s degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Real Estate Management or closely related field PLUS five (5) years of experience providing property management services, two (2) years of which must have included the supervision of a clerical and maintenance staff;

OR

Seven (7) years experience providing property management services, two (2) years of which must have included the supervision of a clerical and maintenance staff;

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

Possession of a New York State Class D License at time of appointment. Licensure must be maintained throughout employment.

Possession of a Public Housing Management or Asset Management Certification from an approved certifying organization as detailed in the regulations of the Department of Housing and Urban Development within one year of appointment.

 

All applicants need to apply at www.rochesterhousing.org

 

ADOPTED: OCTOBER 18, 2007

REVISED:   JUNE 26, 2008