Job Title: HCV Specialist
Department: Office of the CHO
Reports To: HCV Manager
Deadline Date: Open Until Filled
Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience
Company Information: The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged Dothan Housing (DH) to create a different platform for sustainability by “thinking outside of the box” by becoming a housing authority of the future. This was done through its digital transformation initiative. Whereas, DH has answered the challenge of evolution through transformational leadership and acknowledging the paradigm shift of public housing authorities (PHAs) of doing more with less, moving from paper to the cloud, and streamlining its operations through technology by embracing an online platform. DH has also implemented a modern-day leadership approach focused on creating a high-value organizational culture built on trust, getting the right people on the team, and coaching that team to greatness to meet key performance indicators (KPIs) that will ultimately increase its overall productivity. DH offers remote, flexible, and hybrid work environment so that its employees can work from locations other than the office. DH’s new business model has enhanced its efforts to attract, recruit, and retain an articulate, talented, and diverse workforce of the best and the brightest in the affordable housing industry.
Position Summary: As a Moving to Work (MTW) Expansion Agency under the Landlord Incentives Cohort #3, this position will report Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Manager. The HCV Specialist coordinates, implements, and monitors the Wiregrass Regional Voucher Program (WRVP) tenant and landlord processes new admissions and annual and interim reexaminations. The incumbent will also review tenant applications, determine income and family composition eligibility, and compute housing assistance payments and family rental rates. Work includes lease negotiations, resolution of property damages, and participant/landlord complaints.
Required Education and Experience:
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Business, Public Administration, Social Services, or a related field. Two (2) years of experience in responsible public contact, preferably in Human Relations or Social Work. Public Housing or Section 8 experience preferred. OR,
- Associate’s degree or two (2) years of completed college from an accredited college or university with major course work in Business/Public Administration, Social Services, or a related field. Four (4) years of experience in responsible public contact, preferably in Human Relations or Social Work. Public Housing or Section 8 HCV experience preferred.
- Must be certified or obtain HCV Specialist or equivalent within one year of employment.