This position is open until filled; however, to ensure consideration applications should be submitted by October 10, 2023 at 4:30 p.m.
King County Housing Authority (KCHA), an independent municipal corporation, is a nationally-recognized leader in affordable housing. KCHA provides innovative and effective housing solutions so that people and communities can prosper. KCHA is the largest housing provider in the county and the agency serves over 55,000 low-income individuals annually. Our vision is that all King County residents have quality affordable housing.
We transform lives through housing.
The new Property Manager will perform administrative and supervisory work managing the operations of two senior manufactured home communities, Vantage Glen in Renton and Rainer View in Black Diamond. This person will ensure that the properties are operating in an efficient, cost-effective manner while overseeing the sale of homes and ensuring property upkeep. Routine duties include marketing vacant lots and vacant manufactured homes; delivery and the removal, and site preparation of manufactured homes; coordinating the purchase and sale and title transfer of homes; tenant accounting; and resolving homeowner issues. The Property Manager will ensure that all daily work orders, emergencies, and maintenance items are scheduled and performed and that homeowner issues are handled in a timely and effective manner; there is one on-site roving maintenance staff, and the majority of maintenance items will be scheduled via vendors by the Property Manager.
The Property Manager will:
- Maintain a waiting list for upcoming sales of manufactured homes on a unique Buyback Program Home Ownership.
- Provide management and upkeep to two manufactured home communities for seniors.
- Schedule viewing of homes, pre-move in walk through with prospective purchasers.
- Submit Earnest Money to Accounting department.
- Move-In Closings: Schedule Closings for purchase of the home and payment of the security deposit and first month’s rent.
- Prepare and sign Excise Tax Affidavits, complete and notarize Vehicle Title Application, prepare, sign and explain all real estate documents to include Purchase & Sale Agreement, Lease, Rules & Regulations, Agreement of Waiver & Disclaimer, Buyback Agreement, Statement of Policies and general resident information.
- Submit monies to Accounting and give Buyer set of keys to their home.
- Move-Out: Handle Official Move-Out Notice from resident, schedule a home inspection with homeowner or representative.
- Inspector to inspect the homes for needed Buyback repairs to interior and exterior of home.
- Obtain from Seller all documents and items required for Buyback (signed off title, keys to home,
- Mailbox and shed, legal estate documents, if applicable, approved upgrade receipts and written repair authorization.
- After Move-Out Inspection, prepare a Buyback breakdown list to include estimated costs to bring the home back to marketable standards and give the Seller the option of completing the repairs themselves; or, for a repair fee, KCHA will coordinate the hiring of licensed/bonded contractors to complete Buyback Repairs needed.
- Move Outs and Move Ins: Prepare and submit Check Requests to Asset Manager for: Title Transfers, Excise Taxes, Personal Property Taxes, and Fire Fees. Any amounts to the King County Assessor’s Office, Personal Property Tax Division and Department of Licensing.
- Vacant Unit Upgrades by KCHA: Meet with contractors to obtain bids for necessary repairs.
- Research and obtain information on new licensed contractors to hire for repair and remodeling projects.
- Meet with contractors and obtain bids. Schedule work needed.
- Update vacancy availability list and schedule applicants on waiting list for home showings.
- Mail annual letters to all waiting list applicants on both properties to keep waiting list current.
Qualifications and Competencies
- Associate's degree or Technical degree AND
- Considerable experience in property management, asset management, or affordable housing programs OR
- An equivalent combination of experience and education that provides the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of this position.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Knowledge of manufactured housing programs and/or other applicable regulated housing programs.
- Demonstrated ability to prepare and maintain records (manual and electronic) and reports with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail.
- Experience supervising staff including coaching, mentoring, and providing strong leadership in a dynamic work environment; planning, organizing, directing and evaluating the work of subordinate employees.
- Ability to work independently and as a team member to develop effective working relationships; works cooperatively, exchanges ideas, and addresses issues in a constructive, collaborative manner.
- Adapts to changing business needs, conditions, and work responsibilities; responds to change with a positive attitude and a willingness to learn new ways to accomplish work activities and objectives.
- Analyzes problems, identifies alternative solutions and consequences of proposed actions, articulates possibilities, and implements recommendations to support goals; demonstrates critical, creative, and reflective thinking.
- Utilizes excellent time management and problem-solving techniques, and use of professional judgment in complex situations; demonstrates strong project management skills.
- Communicates effectively and collaboratively with individuals, and internal and external organizations; applies effective written and oral communication techniques to convey clear and timely messages.
- Ability to work in a fast-paced office environment while providing a high-level of customer service.
- Consent to and pass required assessments.
- Consent to and pass a driver's and criminal records background check.
- Must possess a valid driver's license and own or have access to a vehicle to travel between work sites as required. Must have an acceptable driving record at time of appointment and throughout employment.
Position Information and Application Process
To be considered for this opportunity, you must:
- Complete the online application profile in its entirety.
- Upload a cover letter that addresses how your experience and education qualifies you to perform the essential functions listed in the job announcement. (Cover Letter)
- Upload a detailed résumé of all educational and professional experience. (Résumé)
Salary & Benefits:
The starting salary range for this position is $78,539.00 - $96,210.00 annually and overtime-exempt dependent on qualifications and professional experience. The complete salary range for this position is $78,539.00 - $113,881.00 annually. Performance based merit increase opportunities and COLAs are reviewed on an annual basis. A comprehensive health care benefits package for you and your dependents includes medical, dental and vision insurance, life and long-term disability insurance plans, vacation, sick and personal leave, tuition reimbursement, and retirement benefits are available. For more details regarding KCHA comprehensive benefits, please visit our benefits page.
Incumbent(s) must be able to meet the physical requirements of the classification and have mobility, balance, coordination, vision, hearing and dexterity levels appropriate to the functions performed. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Work is performed primarily in an office environment at the property site. The incumbent frequently uses standard office equipment including personal computers, telephone and related equipment and may drive a vehicle on Authority business.
This work requires the frequent exertion of up to 10 pounds of force; work regularly requires speaking or hearing and using hands to finger, handle or feel, frequently requires sitting and repetitive motions and occasionally requires standing, walking, climbing or balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling, reaching with hands and arms, tasting or smelling and pushing or pulling; work has standard vision requirements; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word and conveying detailed or important instructions to others accurately, loudly or quickly; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels and to receive detailed information through oral communications and/or to make fine distinctions in sound; work requires preparing and analyzing written or computer data, visual inspection involving small defects and/or small parts, using of measuring devices, operating motor vehicles or equipment and observing general surroundings and activities; work occasionally requires exposure to outdoor weather conditions, exposure to extreme cold (non-weather), exposure to extreme heat (non-weather), exposure to the risk of electrical shock and exposure to bloodborne pathogens and may be required to wear specialized personal protective equipment; work is generally in a loud noise location (e.g. grounds maintenance, heavy traffic).
King County Housing Authority is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.