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Housing Specialist

City of Salem
Salem, OR 97301
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Salary: $22.20 - $27.01 Hourly
Job Type: Regular (Full-Time)
Job Number: 21-0229 SHA-01
Location: Salem, OR
Department: Urban Development Dept

Job Summary
Are you a dedicated professional, an efficient worker, and looking to make a difference in your community? Housing Specialists manage a caseload of 400+ low-income households receiving rental assistance through the Section 8 program.

The successful candidate will be detail-oriented and computer proficient. They will work closely with clients for initial, interim, and annual certifications of household income and composition. Housing Specialists prepare client files, act as liaisons to landlords, authorize Housing Assistance Payments, explain program rules, determine program eligibility, and verify that files are in compliance with HUD regulations.

The Housing Specialist role is a superb opportunity for someone interested in working with a diverse group of clients at a fast-paced, mission-oriented housing agency.

What are the minimum qualifications?
  • Must pass the pre-employment background check.
  • Must have an Oregon Driver license and meet the Salem Housing Authority driving standards.
  • A high school diploma or GED, and two (2) years of experience with federally assisted housing programs, low-income housing, rental property management, landlord/tenant relations counseling, and mediation skills with low-income families and/or elderly, or equivalent experience in working with federal regulations whereby you have had to determine eligibility and manage client files; or any combination of experience and training that demonstrate possession of the knowledge, skill and abilities as listed, and ability to perform the examples of work.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Public Housing and/or Section 8 Housing Management Training and Certifications preferred.
  • Bilingual proficiency preferred.
Where can I find out more about the position?

Go to the menu option for Class Specifications and search for Occupancy Specialist HA or view by clicking here .

How can I apply?

The City of Salem and Salem Housing Authority invites individuals of all diverse communities and backgrounds to apply for our available job opportunities as we strive to provide the best service to everyone. The City of Salem is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all and has a culture that values diversity, equity, and inclusion. We believe that by welcoming differences, encouraging new ideas and views, listening to and learning from each other, we are better able to serve the community.

To apply, click on the green "Apply" button to complete your application. Make sure that you specify how you meet the qualifications outlined in the class specification and complete the application.

This posting is for a Housing Specialist position at Salem Housing Authority. To learn more about SHA, go to www.salemhousingOR.com

Click here to fill out the Section 3 Employment Preference Form and submit with your employment application.

Applicants that meet the minimum qualifications as outlined above but not selected for this position may be placed on an eligibility list, and candidates may be hired from the list. Eligibility lists are valid for six months. The City will send email notifications to eligible candidates about potential hiring opportunities so please ensure your email settings accept our system generated email notifications.

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For more information about employment at the City of Salem, please visit our website at www.cityofsalem.net/jobs .


The Housing Authority of Salem does not discriminate against any person due to disability, race, color, religion, sex, source of income , familial status, national origin, actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status and/or domestic partnership in accessing, applying for, or receiving assistance, or in treatment or employment in any of its programs and activities.

The person named below has been designated to coordinate compliance with the non-discrimination requirements contained in the Department of Housing and Urban Development's regulations implementing Section 504 (24 CFR, part 8, dated June 2, 1988):

Melanie Fletcher, Compliance Manager, Salem Housing Authority, 360 Church Street SE, Salem OR 97301

(503) 587-4815 | complicance@salemhousingor.com | TDD users: Dial 711



Posted: 2021-07-20 Expires: 2021-08-21

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