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SRAP Housing and Recertification Specialist

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Job Details
Job Order Number
735734
Company Name
Delaware State Housing Authority
Physical Address
18 THE GREEN
Dover, DE 19901
Job Description

OPENING DATE: 07/10/2020 CLOSING DATE: 07/24/2020
Looking for a career with excellent benefits?
As part of the DSHA team, you will have immediate access to health, vision, and dental insurance,
vacation and sick leave, paid holidays fitness reimbursement, retirement plan, and more while
working to further DSHA’s mission of providing safe, affordable housing.
As a non-State SRAP Housing and Recertification Specialist, you are part of our Inspection team
assisting with interviewing our State Rental Assistant Program (SRAP) and Housing Choice
Voucher (HCV) participants to obtain information for their annual recertification to determine
continuing program eligibility. You are also responsible for negotiating leases and completing
Housing Assistant Payment Contracts, and advising property owners and participants on SRAP
and HCV program regulations.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of
the following areas:
1. Knowledge of principle practices pertaining to physical inspections of residential units.
2. Knowledge of gathering or organizing, formatting, and distributing information.
3. Knowledge of office/ recordkeeping practices and procedures and document
maintenance.
4. Ability to communicate effectively.
5. A background screening and valid driver’s license is required.
THIS POSITION REQUIRES THE SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF A CRIMINAL
BACKGROUND SCREENING.
PRINCIPLE ACCOUNTABILITIES
Essential functions are fundamental, core and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job
duties. Since specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job
duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.
• Conduct on-site technical housing inspections to ensure housing units comply with
SRAP, HUD Housing Quality Standards (HQS) and the State Housing Code. Notifies
property owners of results and recommendations via letter. Schedules re-inspections to
ensure deadlines are met according to regulations. Interviews tenants to obtain
participant supplied and third-party verification used to determine continued eligibility
and the amount of subsidy based on family composition and income.
• Complete SRAP and HQS inspections and conduct lease negotiations for housing units
initially entering the program. Explains program procedures and policies to new property
owners and tenants. Schedule re-inspections as required.
• Maintains comprehensive computerized tenant files. Ensures accurate data input.
Prepares and ensures all third-party verification forms are sent. Completes annual
certifications in the Easy Housing software program.
• Interact with State, federal, and local agencies, applicants, residents, and general public.
Identifies unusual housing or social conditions and makes referrals to Child Protective
Services, Department of Natural Resources, and Environmental Control, Division of
Aging or other appropriate agency. Assists in outreach and orientation for new property
owners. Conduct informal reviews and hearings to review appeals of ineligible
applicants and participants.
• Provides professional training for new staff members on the SRAP and HCV Easy
Housing computer program, SRAP/HQS inspections, interviewing tenants and
administrative procedures.
BENEFITS
These include up to 15 vacation days and 15 sick day leave accrual, up to 13 paid holidays a
year, liberal retirement benefits, immediate access to paid health, short- and long-term disability,
and life insurance plans and voluntary dental, vision, and various supplemental benefit options.
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Applications must be completed by the closing date of July, 24
2020 on our website www.destatehousing.com (Click on About Us, Employment, Click Here to View
All Current Openings, Select job, Scroll Down & Click “Apply Now”.) Contact: e-mail:
hr@destatehousing.com
DSHA IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.
Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and
employment process. Please call DSHA at 302.739.4263 or 888.363.8808 with any questions or
requests. TTY/ ASCII/ VOICE/ VCO users may utilize the Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS)
at 800.676.3777.
DIRECT DEPOSIT OF PAY IS A CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT. FAILURE TO AGREE
TO PARTICIPATE IN DIRECT DEPOSIT WILL RESULT IN THE WITHDRAWAL OF
OFFER OF EMPLOYMENT. DSHA HAS A LAG PAY SYSTEM.


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