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Job Title: 

Senior Housing Inspection Manager

Salary Range: 
$101,386.00 - $127,239.00 Annually
Full Job Description: 

SALARY: $101,386.00 - $127,239.00 Annually

OPENING DATE: 04/11/23

CLOSING DATE: Continuous

HOW TO APPLY: Senior Housing Inspection Manager


Please note this position is open until filled; however, to ensure consideration applications should be received by April 24, 2023 at 4:30 p.m.

King County Housing Authority (KCHA), an independent municipal organization, is a high performing nationally recognized leader in affordable housing. To learn more about KCHA and our Mission visit this link. Our vision is that all residents of King County have quality affordable housing. KCHA is the largest housing provider in the County, and annually the agency serves over 55,000 low-income individuals.
We are recruiting to fill a Senior Housing Inspection Manager position, based in Tukwila, Washington. This position is responsible for the overall management of a team of dedicated inspectors and administrative staff serving over 14,000 households.

The Senior Housing Inspection Manager is a hands-on leader who has exceptional communication skills, both verbally and in writing. The ideal candidate has proven ability to analyze, assess, document, support and present information and ensure rental units meet federal and local housing quality standards under KCHA’s and HUD regulation for HQS Compliance. This role will interact with the public (participants, agencies, owners/landlords) to present and provide education, training and interpret and explain program requirement regarding HQS practices with the ability to negotiate and resolve issues or disputes with landlords and participants.  

This is an excellent opportunity for someone who thrives in a fast-paced environment, enjoys communicating with a diversity of customers, and is committed to the highest standards in public service.  


The Senior Housing Inspection Manager will: 

  • Recruit and select department personnel; assign, direct, train and inspect the work of staff; reward, discipline, coach, counsel and evaluate staff performance; develop staff schedules; lead regular staff meetings; make recommendations on promote, demote, suspend, and terminate; ensure deadlines for the department are met; supervise and coordinate daily operations.
  • Negotiate and resolve disputes, issues, and concerns with clients, landlords, community, and agency partners; explain program requirements, operations, and procedures. 
  • Respond to requests for administrative review and hearing related inspection terminations and dispute resolutions; perform research and answer various types of correspondence and telephone inquiries relating to inspection staff, Housing Quality Standards (HQS), and program information.
  • Manage, lead, and monitor the high volume, daily operation of the HCV Program.  
  • Audit the work of the Housing Inspectors and associated support staff and coordinate the housing inspection process to ensure that each HCV assisted unit are properly inspected at the necessary time in accordance with all applicable rules and regulations.
  • Review and interpret HQS and other governmental regulations for implementation.
  • Maintain program compliance with Federal, State, and local laws, U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) regulations, and the Administrative Plan.
  • Identify program integrity issues and follow through to ensure referral and or other prompt appropriate action; work with and support resident services and agency partners for housing stability.
  • Aid in developing and setting policies under the direction of department management.
  • Develop and implement changes to increase use of technology; identify opportunities to streamline and improve the process for completing inspections; assist in the development and revision of policies and procedures related to inspection standards, rent setting, rent reasonableness, utilities, and other related program requirements.
  • Meet with property owners, officials, and management companies to address problematic areas and explain HUD guidelines; assist with owner orientation; develop and train property managers and agency partners.
  • Maintain files and records; prepare and present reports; summarize data from inspection reports and identify, analyze trends and statistics.


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree AND
  • Considerable experience conducting housing inspections and/or in HCV program operations 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 HUD and HQS and the principles and practices of leasing housing and organizational management such as the application of laws, rules and regulations, policies and procedures relating to HCV and HUD.
  • Ability to conduct a high volume of thorough inspections efficiently and effectively while applying detailed and comprehensive HQS. 
  • Accurately document conditions that do not meet standards with clear and concise reports; to use acute observational skills to identify unsafe/unsanitary dwelling unit conditions.
  • 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.
  • A collaborative team member who is also a strong leader with well-developed organizational and time management skills; ability to develop effective working relationships with internal and external partners.
  • Proficiency using MS Office applications including Word, Excel, Outlook and the internet; skill and ability to learn and use agency software, such as housing management programs (Tenmast or Yardi).
  • Values organizational diversity; treats other with respect; promotes cooperation; works effectively and positively with individuals of diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds and educationally diverse populations.
  • As a leader, possess the ability to represent KCHA professionally in various forums and conduct clear and concise presentations to a variety of audiences.

Special Requirements:

  • Consent to and pass a driver's and criminal records background check.
  • Must possess a valid driver's license to travel between work sites as required. Must have an acceptable driving record at time of appointment and throughout employment.


Application Requirements:
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:
Salary range is $101,386.00 to $153,093.00, with a midpoint of $127,239.00. New hires typically receive between minimum and midpoint. Salary is negotiable. 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, reduced tuition, and retirement benefits are also available. For more details regarding KCHA comprehensive benefits, please visit our benefits page.

Work Environment:
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.

Physical Requirements:
This work requires the occasional exertion of up to 25 pounds of force; work regularly requires speaking or hearing and using hands to finger, handle or feel, frequently requires tasting or smelling and occasionally requires standing, walking, sitting, climbing or balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling, reaching with hands and arms, pushing or pulling and repetitive motions; 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 wet, humid conditions (non-weather), working near moving mechanical parts, exposure to fumes or airborne particles, 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 blood borne pathogens and may be required to wear specialized personal protective equipment; work is generally in a moderately noisy location (e.g. business office, light traffic).

Equal Opportunity:
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. 

To Apply: 

Senior Housing Inspection Manager

Please note this position is open until filled; however, to ensure consideration applications should be received by April 24, 2023 at 4:30 p.m.

Date Posted: 
Wednesday, April 12, 2023
Application Deadline: 
Friday, June 30, 2023
Posting Expiration Date: 
Sunday, June 11, 2023
Job Location Details: 
Tukwila, Washington

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