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Job Type:
Full-time
Minimum USD Salary: 38,476
Maximum USD Salary: 51,561

Industry: Community Development

Company: Baldwin Park

Salary : $38,476.18 – $51,561.76 Annually

Location : Baldwin Park, CA

Job Type: Full-Time

Job Number: 2024-0529-014

Department: Community Development

Opening Date: 05/29/2024

JOB SUMMARY

HOUSING SPECIALIST

MONTHLY SALARY – $3,206.35 – $4,296.81

4/10 WORK SCHEDULE (MON-THUR 7:30 AM – 6:00 PM)

PLUS AN EXCELLENT BENEFITS PACKAGE

This is a continuous recruitment and will remain open until filled. Applications will be reviewed in the order received. For earliest consideration, apply now. The recruitment may close with or without prior notice.

THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT IS LOOKING FOR COMPASSIONATE, RESPONSIBLE, AND SERVICE ORIENTED INDIVIDUALS TO JOIN THE HOUSING DIVISION.

The examination process will consist of a competitive evaluation of qualifications based on a review of the application and supplemental questionnaire; therefore, it is to your advantage to provide as much detailed and relevant work experience. Please note that only applicants who are among the most qualified and best meet and exceed the requirements and needs of the City, will be invited to participate further in the selection process.

THE POSITION

Under general supervision performs a wide variety of tasks relating to the administration of the Section 8 Rental Assistance Program.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED

Receives supervision from the Housing Manager and Housing Programs Coordinator.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

As defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. This is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class; employees may be assigned duties which are not listed below; reasonable accommodations will be made as required. This job announcement does not constitute an employment agreement and is subject to change at any time by the employer. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Respond to the general public and provide information on housing and/or refer to other service agencies as appropriate.
  • Provide technical information regarding the rules and regulations on the Section 8 Program to existing and prospective owners, managers, and agents.
  • Explain program and procedure to applicants; determine tenant eligibility; verify income and assets; determine tenant deductions or allowances; calculate total tenant portion; accept and review application and maintain a waiting list.
  • Establish and maintain files, type lease agreements and contracts, applications, addendums, and correspondences.
  • Type inspection booklets and schedule housing inspections.
  • Obtain tenant, owner and Housing Authority signatures on lease agreements and contracts; type HUD Certification Application and obtain tenant signature; complete certification of rent reasonableness.
  • Respond to tenant and landlord complaints by phone or letter.
  • Analyze and determine need for interim rent change and complete all processing necessary.
  • Assist in scheduling briefing sessions for Housing Programs Specialist; prepare and type briefing packets.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE OF:

  • Modern office methods, procedures and equipment.
  • English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
  • Basic interview techniques.
  • Community resource availability.

ABILITY TO:

  • Learn, interpret, explain, and apply program rules and regulations.
  • Communicate effectively, orally and in writing.
  • Prepare and maintain accurate reports and files.
  • Establish and maintain effective work relationships with those contacted in the performance of required duties.
  • Make basic mathematic computations.
  • Understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
  • Type at a rate sufficient for timely completion of required duties.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

EXPERIENCE:
One year of experience in a social services agency, community organization, or a similar agency involving heavy public contact.

TRAINING:
Completion of formal or informal education sufficient to assure the ability to read and write at the level required for successful job performance, supplemented by specialized clerical courses.
SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION

Applications must be submitted online. Employment application and supplemental questions must be completed. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a City application. Applicants must be specific in describing their qualifications for this position. Failure to state all pertinent may lead to elimination from consideration. Stating “See Resume” is not an acceptable substitution for a completed application. If you submit multiple applications, only the most recent application will be considered. Application materials will be screened in relation to the criteria outlined in the job announcement. Applicants whose qualifications best meet or exceed the requirements and needs of the City, will be invited to participate further in the selection process. Copies of the required certifications must be submitted with the application. Possession of the minimum qualifications does not ensure continuing in the recruitment process. The selection process may include a written examination, a panel interview and other testing processes designated to predict successful job performance. It is the applicant’s responsibility to notify Human Resources of any changes to their contact information.

THE CITY OF BALDWIN PARK IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The City of Baldwin Park is committed to promoting equal employment opportunity to all without regard to political affiliation or opinion, age, race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, marital status, disability, medical condition, gender, pregnancy, or pregnancy related condition. Please note: If you require an accommodation during the selection process, please notify the Human Resources Department. The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract for employment. Any provision contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice.

REASONABLE ACCOMODATION
The City of Baldwin Park is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to applicants as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). Individuals with qualified disabilities who need reasonable accommodation during the selection process must specify the accommodations needed, in writing, at the time when the employment application is submitted.

PROVISIONS
The provisions of this job announcement do not constitute a contract, expressed or implied, and any provision contained in this job announcement may be modified or revoked without notice.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo a reference / background check and pass a post-offer pre-employment medical examination (which will include a drug/alcohol screening). The City of Baldwin Park utilizes E-Verify and new employees must provide documentation to establish both identity and work authorization.

City of Baldwin Park

Human Resources Department

“The City of Baldwin Park is an Equal Opportunity Employer”

For detailed explanation of benefits, see corresponding MOU on City website:

SALARY
Starting salary step will depend on qualifications, prior experience and skills.

RETIREMENT- CalPERS

Classic Members

  • 2.7% @ 55 formula, single highest year
  • $500 Retired Death Benefit
  • Military service credit
  • 1959 Survivors Benefit Level I EE contributes $0.93 PP
  • City contracts with CalPERS to include 1959 Survivors Benefit Level IV
  • Pre-Retirement Death Benefits continue after remarriage of survivor
  • 2% Annual Cost of Living Allowance

PEPRA Members

  • 2% @ 62 formula
  • EE pay 50% of normal cost, currently 6.25%
  • 3 Year Average Final Compensation
  • $500 Retired Death Benefit
  • Pre-Retirement Death Benefits continue after remarriage of survivor
  • Military Service credit as Public Service
  • 1959 Survivors Benefit Level I
  • City contracts with CalPERS to include 1959 Survivors Benefit Level IV
  • 2% Annual Cost of living allowance

MEDICAL & DENTAL INSURANCE

  • CalPERS Medical Plans and Delta Dental Plans
  • City contributes $1,600 per month.

VISION INSURANCE (Vision Service Plan)

  • City contributes up to a maximum premium cost of $34.05 per month.

LIFE INSURANCE (Lincoln Life Insurance)

  • City provides $50,000 term life and AD&D insurance.

SHORT TERM/LONG TERM DISABILITY (Lincoln Insurance)

  • City pays 100% of premium
  • The Short Term Disability Insurance Plan provides benefits commencing on the 31st day of non- work related injury or illness, and employees will be eligible to receive cash benefit of 66.67% of their weekly salary up to $1,871 for up to 22 weeks.
  • The Long Term Disability Insurance Plan provides a cash benefit of 66.67% of your monthly salary up to $8,100, starting 180 days after you are out of work and continuing up to age 65 or Social Security Normal Retirement Age (SSNRA), whichever is later

DEFERRED COMPENSATION (457 PLAN)

  • Empower Retirement 457 provider
  • City Contributes $100.00 per month

FLOATING HOLIDAYS

  • 4/10 work schedule
    • Will be credited with ten (10) hours of leave.
  • 9/80 work schedule
    • Will be credited with nine (9) hours of leave.
  • 5/40 work schedule
    • Two (2) eight (8) hour days of floating leave, for a total of sixteen (16) hours.

HOLIDAY BANK

  • City determines how many holidays fall on work day, determined by the assigned work schedule
  • Employees credited with an equivalent number of holiday bank
  • Employees may accumulate up to a maximum of one hundred (100) hours of holiday bank time.
  • Payout of unused hours in excess of 100 will be removed from the employee’s holiday bank hours accrual on January 1 and paid in their straight time hourly rate no later than June 30

SICK LEAVE & INCENTIVE PROGRAM

  • Accrue 3.693 hours for each pay period
  • Maximum accrual 300 hours, 600 hours or 900 hours
  • Excess hours will be removed from the employee’s sick leave hours accrual, calculated at their straight time hourly rate, paid at no less or no more than 75% of the total value paid in December.

VACATION

  • 1-5 years, 3.6923 per pay period (accrual =96 hours, max 192)
  • 5-10 years, 4.6153 per pay period (accrual=120 hours, max 240)
  • 10-15 years, 5.5384 per pay period (accrual =144 hours, max 288)
  • 15-20 years, 6.4615 per pay period (accrual= 168 hours, max 336)
  • 20 years, 7.3846 per pay period (accrual =192 hours, max 384)

BILINGUAL PAY

  • $150.00 per month for Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese, Tagalog, and American Sign Language

TUITION REIMBURSEMENT

  • Amount not to exceed $2,000 per fiscal year

01

Completion of the following supplemental questionnaire is REQUIRED. The information you provide will be evaluated to determine your eligibility to participate in the next phase of the recruitment process. Please be detailed and include all information requested. Comments such as “see resume” or “see application” are not valid responses. All submitted information is subject to verification at any time during the recruitment and selection process. Falsification of any information or failure to complete this questionnaire as instructed may result in disqualification. I understand and will abide by the above information and instructions (Please type your full name.)

02

Do you have experience with case management, client services and/or experience in social work?

  • Yes
  • No

03

If you answered “Yes” to the previous question, briefly list related work experience by including the following: 1. Employer Name 2. Position Title 3. Employment Dates 4. Job Functions / Areas of Responsibility. If you answered “No” please type N/A.

04

Do you have experience in a housing or property management environment?

  • Yes
  • No

05

If you answered “Yes” to the previous question, briefly list related work experience by including the following: 1. Employer Name 2. Position Title 3. Employment Dates 4. Job Functions / Areas of Responsibility. If you answered “No” please type N/A.

Required Question

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