Employment Opportunities

OPEN POSITIONS: 

Property Manager I

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The Helena Housing Authority seeks a Property Manager for a range of duties to include property management, housing program and policy administration, rent collection/accounting, coordinating maintenance, resolving tenant complaints, providing customer service, managing records, writing reports, and other related tasks.

Responsibilities:

  • Establish and maintain an effective landlord/renter relationship with HHA clients to ensure compliance with lease agreements and housing regulations and safe and comfortable living arrangements;
  • Perform record-keeping and reporting by collecting and maintaining a variety of housing program data and prepare reports for the Board and federal and state partner agencies;
  • Initiate work orders for repairs by maintenance staff;
  • Collect payment of deposit and rent.  Meet with tenants to resolve overdue issues; prepare and send overdue notices, initiate eviction process for nonpayment.  Post payment to the accounting and management information system (YARDI);
  • Perform various other duties such as completing special projects, attending meetings and conferences, maintaining an awareness of emergency service networks and be available for 24-hour/weekend coverage as required to respond to emergency/immediate client issues.

Qualifications:  Requires education and experience equivalent to a college degree or vocational/technical training and two years’ experience.  Requires strong client relations skills; housing/property management experience; customer service or related experience; possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Montana Driver’s License with a driving record acceptable to insurance carriers; and the ability to work extended hours, if needed.  Must pass a background check.  Course work in real estate and PHM, SPHM, CSM, CPM or RPA designation are preferred.

Demonstrated Skills and Abilities in:  Communications and teamwork, self-development, efficiency and effectiveness, adaptability to changes and problem-solving skills

Computer Skills:

  • Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Outlook, Access, Excel and Power Point
  • Windows-based applications
  • Internet Explorer

Salary Range:  $36,940 – $44,507, plus a generous benefit package.

Benefits:  HHA offers great benefits including participation in the Montana Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), health and life insurance, and a generous paid leave program including holidays, sick leave, and vacation leave.

To apply:  Please submit a cover letter, resume, and completed HHA Employment Application (Attention: HHA Property Manager) either electronically to khoxie@mt.net or by mail to P.O. Box 1251, Helena, MT 59624.  Initial application screening deadline is 5:00PM, March 20, 2019.   

Questions, please call 442-4934 or email khoxie@mt.net.

Applications will continue to be accepted and the position remains open until filled. 

 

Housing Choice Voucher Specialist

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Helena Housing Authority (HHA) is recruiting for a Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Specialist.  This position is responsible for providing customer service, determining eligibility, calculating income, applying policies, operating computers, and ensuring compliance to provide Housing Choice Vouchers to clients of the Helena Housing Authority.  This position processes applications for HCV programs, administers and follows policies and procedures established for the Housing Authority and maintains records and furnishes reports on such activities.  Reports to the Operations Manager.  The HCV position may include working on HHA’s permanent supportive housing voucher programs providing housing vouchers for persons and families who are homeless in our area including veterans and persons with disabilities, requiring close coordination and communication with landlords and program participants as well as community healthcare and social service agencies.

Duties include:

  • Explain program requirements and procedures, collect applicant information, determine eligibility for the housing choice voucher program and maintain applicant records;
  • Meet with applicants to explain detailed requirements and assist them with completing applications; Wait List management; Notify applicants of decision based on voucher availability;
  • Complete the process to award vouchers, calculating rents and housing assistance; coordinate with landlords, arranging inspections and ongoing monitoring of recipient’s eligibility;
  • Conduct reviews of continued eligibility for vouchers that includes income verification, change in family status, adherence to occupancy rules, initiating inspections, etc.;  Terminate clients from the program who no longer are eligible or have violated rules;
  • Prepare reports and maintain records of program activities for Director of Finance to ensure accurate housing assistance program policies are followed;
  • Perform a variety of other duties in support of ongoing HHA functions.

Qualifications:  The position requires education and experience equivalent to an associate’s degree with coursework in business, communication and/or office technology, and two years’ experience in social service, housing, customer service, and/or office management.  Attention to detail, customer service, communication, math, and office software skills required.  Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record; and the ability to pass a criminal background check.

Pay Range:  Starting pay is $14.24 – $16.94/hour depending on qualifications, plus a generous benefit package.

Benefits:  HHA offers great benefits including participation in the Montana Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), health and life insurance, and a generous paid leave program including holidays, sick leave, and vacation leave.

To apply:  Please submit a cover letter, resume, and completed HHA Employment Application (Attention: HHA HCV Specialist) either electronically to khoxie@mt.net or by mail to P.O. Box 1251, Helena, MT 59624.

Questions, please call 442-4934 or email khoxie@mt.net.

Applications will continue to be accepted and the position remains open until filled. 

 

Custodian/Groundskeeper

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Helena Housing Authority (HHA) is recruiting a Custodian/Groundskeeper responsible for performing a variety of manual and semiskilled tasks in maintaining facilities, grounds, and landscaped features to ensure orderly, functional, safe and aesthetically pleasing appearances of assigned areas.  This position offers opportunities for learning new skills, for obtaining training, and for career advancement with competitive pay and generous benefits.

Duties include:

  • Monitoring grounds and facilities to remove trash and report unsafe conditions;
  • Caring for lawns, pruning trees and shrubbery, landscaping flower beds, etc. using mowers, trimmers, power tools and hand tools;
  • Providing proper upkeep of sidewalks, driveways, parking lots, fountains, planters, or other grounds features;
  • Operating vehicles and powered equipment, as well as diagnosing and performing minor repairs and preventative maintenance on machines, tools and equipment;
  • Providing cleaning, custodial and maintenance services to ensure buildings and facilities are clean, orderly and safe which includes removing garbage from interior and exterior of facilities, cleaning floors, walls, windows, cabinets, appliances, plumbing fixtures, etc. as well as performing minor repairs and painting; and
  • Proposing and implementing regularly scheduled deep cleaning activities.

Qualifications:  High school diploma or equivalent; two years related janitorial and grounds keeping experience; a valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record; and acceptable background checks.  Must be available to work overtime and/or after-hours, if needed.

Opportunities:  HHA offers a competitive salary and great benefits with opportunity for career advancement through our Custodian/Groundskeeper Career Ladder, and learning new skills through extensive job training.

Pay Range:  Starting pay is $12.47 – $14.67/hour depending on qualifications, plus a generous benefit package.

Benefits:  HHA offers great benefits including participation in the Montana Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), health and life insurance, and a generous paid leave program including holidays, sick leave, and vacation leave.

To apply:  Please submit a cover letter, resume, and completed HHA Employment Application (Attention: HHA Custodian/Groundskeeper) either electronically to khoxie@mt.net or by mail to P.O. Box 1251, Helena, MT 59624

Questions, please call 442-4934 or email khoxie@mt.net.

Applications will continue to be accepted and the position remains open until filled. 

 

Maintenance Technician I

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Helena Housing Authority (HHA) is recruiting a Maintenance Technician responsible for maintaining and repairing buildings, electrical, mechanical & plumbing systems, and grounds features.

Duties include:

  • Maintenance and repair of doors, windows, gates, walls, floors, roofs, and other building features using knowledge of carpentry, cabinetry, drywall, tiling, roofing, painting, and skill in the use of a variety of hand and power tools;
  • Repair and maintenance of building utilities, appliances, and mechanical systems using knowledge of plumbing, electrical, heating/ventilation/air conditioning, and welding;
  • Manual and semi-skilled tasks in maintaining the landscape using knowledge of lawns, trees, shrubs, and other plants and a variety of hand and power equipment;
  • May involve remediating contaminated units, conducting inspections and pest management.

Qualifications:  Requires the equivalent of high school graduation with vocational coursework and three years experience in construction and/or maintenance, a driver’s license, and acceptable background check.  Must be available to work overtime and/or after-hours, if needed.

Opportunities:  HHA offers competitive salary with opportunity for career advancement through our Maintenance Technician Career Ladder.   HHA also provides professional development and training opportunities including hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response training.

Pay Range:  Starting pay is $15.33 – $18.47/hour depending on qualifications, plus a generous benefit package.

Benefits:  HHA offers great benefits including participation in the Montana Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), health and life insurance, and a generous paid leave program including holidays, sick leave, and vacation leave.

To apply:  Please submit a cover letter, resume, and completed HHA Employment Application (Attention: HHA Maintenance Tech) either electronically to khoxie@mt.net or by mail to P.O. Box 1251, Helena, MT 59624

Questions, please call 442-4934 or email khoxie@mt.net.

Applications will continue to be accepted and the position remains open until filled. 

 

HHA Employment Application:

Download a fillable copy of the HHA Electronic Employment Application here or at any of the hyperlinks in the above listed postings.  For optimum formatting, please save the file to your computer before filling out the application.  If you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader, download it now.  You can also download a copy to hand-write your application.  Applications may also be picked up at the reception desk of our 812 Abbey St. office.

HHA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.