Employment Opportunities

OPEN POSITIONS:  

Housing Choice Voucher Specialist (Please click link to see full job description.)

The Helena Housing Authority (HHA) is recruiting for a Housing Choice Voucher Specialist. This position is responsible for providing customer service, determining eligibility, calculating income, applying policies, operating computer, 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, while maintaining records and furnishing reports on such activities. Reports to the Operations Manager.

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; Waitlist 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;
• Performs 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 $13.18-$16.44/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 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 Application Form to: Attention: HHA HCV Specialist- either electronically to khoxie@mt.net or by mail to P.O. Box 1251, Helena, MT 59624. Initial application screening deadline is 5:00 P.M., December 11, 2017. Applications continue to be accepted and position remains open until filled.

Application:
Download a copy of the HHA Electronic Employment Application. 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.

HHA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Facility Support Technician (Please click link to see full job description.)

The Helena Housing Authority (HHA) is recruiting a Facility Support Technician 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 Facility Support 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 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 Application Form to: Attention: HHA FST Support Technician- either electronically to khoxie@mt.net or by mail to P.O. Box 1251, Helena, MT 59624. Initial application screening deadline is 5:00 pm, December 15, 2017. Applications continue to be accepted and position remains open until filled.

Application:
Download a copy of the HHA Electronic Employment Application. 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.

HHA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.