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June 27, 2013 - August 12, 2013
Location:San Antonio, TX
Salary Range:$82,576
Employment Type:Full Time
Department:Public Housing
Description: SUMMARY

The Director of Housing formulates, develops, directs, administers and manages the activities of the Public Housing portfolio. Responsibilities include: The administration of the low-income public housing program consisting of 6,500 units, Admissions and Occupancy Department, all Maintenance activities, to include emergency, routine and preventative maintenance; as well as the execution of the annual Capital Improvement budget, and grants administration and monitoring. Models and ensures high performance and customer service delivery consistent with the agency’s mission, vision, and values.

Note: Open until filled.
Duties:An essential function (E) is a duty or responsibility that is a critical or unique component of the job and is required to be performed with or without reasonable accommodations

•Administers Public Housing Program. Responsible for the compliance and reporting requirements for programs. (E)
•Understands the Mission, Vision, and Values of the agency, and directs work within these guiding principles and operational framework. (E)
•Reviews and ensures compliance with the Public Housing Assessment Systems and ensures that performance will result in a rating of exceeds.(E)
•Develops long-term strategic goals and operational plans for the property management division. (E)
•Directly supervises the work of program department directors and other professional staff. Responsible for the overall performance of approximately 158 employees. (E)
•Oversees the development of the annual property management budget. Develops annual financial and programmatic plans and regularly monitors and evaluates program operations for effectiveness. (E)
•Monitors changes or trends in federal, state and local laws and regulations affecting the housing program and implements program changes as required. (E)
•Monitors resident programs, by periodically attending meetings and functions, to insure good resident/management relations.(E)

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the San Antonio Housing Authority will make reasonable accommodation to the known disability of a qualified applicant or employee to enable people with disabilities to enjoy equal employment opportunities, if it would not impose an “undue hardship” on the operation of the employer’s business.

•Reviews plans for new housing developments, and modernization and rehabilitation work; and monitors progress of work.
•Provides counseling and guidance to assistant division directors through discussions about performance or other job related problems.
•Monitors facility maintenance, modernization and upgrades. Monitors activities of the Trades.
•Performs other related duties as assigned.


•Planning, organization and direction of the agency and its various departments.
•Housing development, rehabilitation finance, low-income housing programs, policies, government regulations, rules and laws.
•Real estate and property management practices.
•Local, state, and federal housing regulations.
•Project planning and development.
•Proposal and grant writing techniques.
•Budget preparation and control.
•Outreach, community and public relations.
•Interpersonal skills using tact, diplomacy, patience and courtesy.
•Verbal and written communication skills.
•Leadership principles and practices.
•Plan, organize, control and direct programs and activities in accordance with established policies and procedures.
•Lead, direct, guide and coach assigned staff.
•Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
•Interpret, apply and explain rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
•Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with stakeholders, suppliers, and customers.
•Operate a computer and assigned office equipment.
•Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.
•Know principles and practices of leadership and management of people.
•Meet schedules and time lines.
•Work independently.
•Plan, organize, and prioritize work.
•Prepare comprehensive narrative and statistical reports.
•Direct the maintenance of a variety of reports and files related to assigned activities.
•Work respectfully and courteously with staff, residents, and the general public.


•Physical requirements include occasional lifting/carrying of 5 pounds.
•Visual acuity, speech and hearing; hand and eye coordination and manual dexterity necessary to operate a computer keyboard and basic office equipment.
•Subject to sitting, standing, reaching, walking, twisting, and kneeling to perform the essential functions. Working conditions are primarily inside an office environment.


•Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university in Business, Public Administration or related field required; an additional (8) years of experience may be considered in lieu of the education requirement.
•Nine (9) or more years in progressively responsible professional/ managerial positions.
•Texas Class “C” driver’s license at time of placement and be insurable by the Housing Authority’s liability and fleet insurance carrier.
•Successful completion of a criminal history background check, education and work history verification and drug screening test.


•Master’s Degree (M.A.) preferred.
•Certified as a Public Housing Manager and Senior Housing Manager.
•Public Sector or Housing Authority experience.

Applications will be reviewed for relevant experience, education, and training. Applications must be detailed and complete for proper evaluation. The best-qualified applicants may be required to complete further testing, which may consist of any combination of written, verbal, or performance examinations. Responses to supplemental questions are required if applicable.


As a state-chartered agency, SAHA is committed to maintaining the highest of ethical standards. Applicants selected for employment are expected to perform work responsibilities with the highest degree of integrity, professionalism and honesty, to merit the respect of our co-workers, clients, partners, vendors and the general public. Applicants selected for employment are also expected to serve the public with dedication, concern, courtesy and responsiveness.


The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

This position specification is not an employment agreement or contract. Management has the exclusive right to alter this position specification at any time, without notice

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