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Open Positions

Working at Helena Housing Authority (HHA) offers the opportunity to positively impact the lives of residents and to serve the Helena Community. HHA offers a challenging and dynamic work environment that allows you to succeed. Team members work together on a variety of projects to meet our common goal of providing safe and affordable housing and related services to eligible, low-income families, the elderly, and the disabled.

Helena is the state capital of Montana and is a vibrant community that offers numerous opportunities for community involvement, enjoying the arts and the outdoors, and access to excellent educational and health care systems. Ideally located for outdoor enthusiasts near the Missouri River and the Rocky Mountains Continental Divide, Helena provides opportunities for fishing, swimming, camping, skiing, hunting, and boating and offers downtown access to more than 90 miles of hiking, running, and biking trails.

Administrative Assistant

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Helena Housing Authority (HHA) is recruiting an Administrative Assistant responsible for providing customer service to the public and both clerical and technical support to program and management staff.

Duties include:
• Greet visitors, answer phones, answer questions about agency services, schedule appointments, organize and maintain front reception area;
• Sort mail, prepare mailing material, provide support on operation of HHA phone system, receive repair requests and set up maintenance work orders, prepare documents and update/maintain records using Excel;
• Assist with creating files and reference letters, provide information and forms for potential housing applicants, schedule and mail notifications to tenants for inspections and annual rent reviews;
• Maintain databases, assist with inventory of office supplies, perform data collection and filing, coordinate vendor services, serve as a resource for Housing Choice Voucher and Public Housing programs, and coordinate projects among staff.

Qualifications to Join our Team:
Requires education and experience equivalent to completion of high school and one year of office experience, valid Montana Driver’s License, and acceptable background check.

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, Excel, and PowerPoint
• Windows-based applications
• Internet Explorer / Google Chrome

Opportunities:
HHA offers competitive salary with opportunity for career advancement through our Administrative Assistant Career Ladder. HHA also provides professional development and training opportunities.

Pay Range:
Starting pay is $12.04 - $15.79/hour DOQ

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.

Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF):
Employment with Helena Housing Authority may qualify you to receive student loan forgiveness under the PSLF. Check if you qualify at https://myfedloan.org/borrowers/special-programs.

How to apply:
Submit a cover letter, resume and completed HHA Employment Application form either by mail to P.O. Box 1251, Helena, MT 59624 or electronically to khoxie@cmsmontana.com. Applications must be received by 5:00 P.M. June 29, 2021, to be considered for the first round of screenings. If a suitable candidate is found in that screening, no further consideration will be made of applications received after that date. The position remains open until filled. We look forward talking with you.

Questions:
Please call 442-4934 or email khoxie@cmsmontana.com.

HHA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Maintenance Technician

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HHA is seeking 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, and skill in the use of a variety of hand and power tools;
• Maintenance and repair of building utilities, appliances, and mechanical systems using knowledge of plumbing, electrical, heating/ventilation/air conditioning (HVAC), and welding; and
• Manual and semi-skilled tasks in maintaining the landscape using knowledge of lawns, trees, shrubs, and other plants and a variety of hand tools, power tools, and equipment.
• This position may involve remediating contaminated units, conducting inspections, and/or pest management.

Qualifications to Join our Team:
Requires the equivalent of high school graduation with vocational coursework and three years of experience in construction and/or maintenance, a driver’s license, and acceptable background check.

Opportunities:
HHA offers a competitive wage 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 Standard (HAZWOPR) Training.

Pay Range:
Starting pay is $17.43 - $21.01/hour, depending on qualifications plus a generous benefit package.

Benefits Package Includes:
Health, Vision and Dental Insurance with contributions to a health savings plan
Short-Term Disability
Life, and Accidental Death & Dismemberment with optional coverages
Montana Public Employees Retirement and Deferred Compensation plans
Paid leave program including 11 Holidays, 12 days of sick leave and 15 days of vacation leave per year.

Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF):
Employment with Helena Housing Authority may qualify you to receive student loan forgiveness under the PSLF. Check if you qualify at https://myfedloan.org/borrowers/special-programs.

How to apply:
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and completed HHA Employment Application either electronically to khoxie@cmsmontana.com or by mail to by P.O. Box 1251, Helena, MT 59624. Applications must be received by 5 P.M. June 21, 2021 to be considered for the next round of screenings. If a suitable candidate is found in that screening, no further consideration will be made of applications received after that date. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

We look forward to talking with you.

Questions: Please call 406-442-4934 or email khoxie@cmsmontana.com.

HHA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.