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Accountant

Job Posting

November 21, 2017

The Housing Authority of DeKalb County (HADC) announces an opening for the position of: 

Accountant

RESPONSIBILITIES: This position is responsible for performing accounting functions which includes: month-end closings, financial analysis, monthly financial reporting, variance analysis, account reconciliations, annual budgets and year-end closings. Must possess the technical accounting expertise to ensure accuracy of financial statements in accordance with GAAP, as well as with other government regulations and requirements. The Accountant must be self-motivated, results-oriented, efficiency driven, analytical, detail-oriented and a cross functional team player. Strong work ethic required and must be able to handle multiple projects in a deadline driven environment.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Bachelors degree in Accounting and five (4) years progressive experience in Finance or Accounting. Strong proficiency with Excel, Word and Access preferred. Experience with Yardi is a plus. Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively at all levels, internally and externally, to maximize performance, problem solving and results. Must possess excellent oral, written communication and strong interpersonal skills.

MINIMUM SALARY: TBD

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open until position is filled.

HOW TO APPLY:

Application may be filled out online at: http://dekalbhousing.org/career/employment-application.php

Resumes may be mailed to:

Accountant Position
Housing Authority of DeKalb County
Suite 201
750 Commerce Drive
Decatur, GA 30030

Resumes may be faxed to: (404) 270-2484. Please include a cover sheet stating position title.

Resumes may be e-mailed to: 

Portability Specialist II (Intake)

Job Posting

December 5, 2017

The Housing Authority of DeKalb County (HADC) announces an opening for the position of: 

Portability Specialist II (Intake)

SUMMARY: The Portability Specialist II (Intake) is responsible for the coordination of the portability intake process for the Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCVP). The Portability Specialist II (Intake) solely coordinates and conducts intake and briefing sessions for all incoming portable families. These duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Conducting client interviews of portability applicants/participants, reviewing incoming applications and documentation for accuracy and completeness.
  • Obtains, verifies, and calculates all sources of income and resources to determine financial eligibility.
  • Calculates tenant rents and housing assistance payments in accordance with established operation procedures.
  • Provides exceptional direct customer service to applicants/participants and collaborates with Initial Housing Authorities.
  • Maintains accurate and concise files in compliance with HUD requirements and the Agency’s policies and procedures.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Some college coursework preferred; Bachelor’s degree in business, public administration, urban studies, social service, or related field a plus.
  • Housing Choice Voucher Program Specialist experience required, with thorough working knowledge of the HCV Program and HUD regulations.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Yardi is required.
  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills, organization skills, presentation skills, and the ability to coordinate with minimum supervision.

MINIMUM SALARY: DOQ

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Until filled.

HOW TO APPLY: To apply, please email resume to 

The Housing Authority of Dekalb County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
(Minorities /Females/Veterans/Disabled)

 

 

Housing Choice Voucher Specialist III (VASH)

Job Posting

November 21, 2017

The Housing Authority of DeKalb County (HADC) announces an opening for the position of:

Housing Choice Voucher Specialist III (VASH)

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Housing Choice Voucher Specialist III (VASH) is responsible for providing direct customer service and some supportive services to the VASH Participants of the Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCVP). The Housing Specialist is assigned to all VASH Participants within HCVP and performs a variety of duties. These duties include, but are not limited to: coordination of and conducting client interviews, issuance of vouchers, processing rent determinations, handling HAP contract terminations/renewals, annual and interim recertifications; communicating with program partners from Veteran Affairs (VA), which requires face to face onsite weekly meetings, or as often as needed to provide assistance to VASH clients to ensure that VASH clients are in compliance with the HCVP requirements. The position requires good interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills; the ability to effectively communicate and interact with individuals of varying social, cultural, professional, and educational backgrounds including the ability to effectively deal with individuals who may be mentally challenged; the ability to act with tact, good judgment and discretion; and the need to maintain confidentiality.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provides exceptional direct customer service to all VASH participants, landlords and VA Case Managers participating in the Housing Choice Voucher Program.
  • Responds to inquiries and requests from participants, landlords, VA Case Managers and the general public.
  • Collects, reviews and processes data specific to assigned functions within required timelines; calculates tenant rents and housing assistance payments in accordance with established operational procedures.
  • Interfaces directly with program participants, property owners and VA Case Managers, as needed to conduct interviews; collect paperwork; conduct termination hearings; and resolve issues, complaints or problems.
  • Documents all tasks completed in the appropriate participant file in computer system; maintains hard documentation for all transactions in a neat and organized manner in accordance with established file requirements.
  • Responsible for timely and accurate follow-ups to complete tasks; opens, reviews and acts upon all mail received within established timelines; utilizes only agency approved forms, letters and correspondence; assures that all correspondence issued is the correct and most recent version.
  • Calculates HUD-required rental contribution from eligible tenant families and the amount of the monthly Authority housing assistance to the owner in accordance with HUD requirements for a tenancy under the voucher program.
  • Responsible for accurate document management process for all assigned controlled documents.
  • Updates landlord information and makes other appropriate changes in system information in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Contributes to assigned team; actively participates in team meetings, process improvements and other special projects; collaborates with and supports all team members and follows through on initiatives and assignments as directed.
  • Embraces and supports all initiatives, policies and procedures within the HCV department; implement all new requirements in accordance with established guidelines.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Some college coursework preferred. Bachelor’s degree in business, public administration, urban studies, social service, or related field a plus.
  • Experience, as well as, working knowledge of the HCV program and HUD regulations.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Yardi is required.
  • Must possess excellent communication skills and maintain collaborative relationships with other PHAs and external partners.

MINIMUM SALARY: DOQ

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Until filled.

HOW TO APPLY: To apply, please email resume to 

The Housing Authority of Dekalb County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
(Minorities /Females/Veterans/Disabled)