King County Housing Authority

Since its establishment in 1939, KCHA has played a key role in providing affordable housing options for residents of the metro-politan region surrounding Seattle. Through partnerships with local communities and nonprofit organizations, KCHA delivers affordable housing and related support services such as education, job training and social services to more than 50,000 local residents who earn less than the county median income. Head-quartered in Tukwila, WA, it has 370 employees. KCHA is an independent municipal corporation established under state law, assists more than 18,000 households in the Seattle metropolitan region on a daily basis. A mission-driven organization, we administer rental housing and work closely with community stakeholders to address local priorities such as ending homelessness, improving educational outcomes for the region's low-income youth and assuring that disabled and elderly households can live with dignity. We are a high performing group and we are glad to provide creative and self-directed individuals with a variety of future opportunities. Our mission: KCHA is a national leader in providing innovative and effective housing solutions so that people and communities can prosper. Our vision is: That all residents of King County have quality affordable housing. We transform lives through housing.

King County Housing Authority 600 Andover Park West, Tukwila, WA, USA
Nov 20, 2019
Full time
Desktop Support Technician Salary $27.14 - $31.73 Hourly Location Tukwila, WA Job TypeRegular Full-TimeDivisionADMINISTRATION Job Number2019096 Closing 12/2/2019 4:30 PM Pacific Description Benefits Questions Job Summary King County Housing Authority (KCHA), an independent municipal organization is a high performing nationally recognized leader in affordable housing.  KCHA is a national leader in providing innovative and effective housing solutions so that people and communities can prosper.  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 transform lives through housing. The Desktop Support Technician provides technical IT support and performs administration work that involves working with users to resolve computer hardware and software issues located both onsite and offsite.  Work involves scheduled and unscheduled travel to multiple sites throughout Western Washington to troubleshoot and resolve those issues.  Responsibilities include:  managing equipment inventory by researching, ordering, receiving, labeling, moving, tracking equipment locations/assignments, and surplussing obsolete equipment; planning and implementing project-based solutions, as well as proposing solutions to common and ongoing problems; Handling a wide variety of technical issues and unpredictable demands without prior notice; providing individual or group end-user training as necessary for various technical topics.  Additionally, this position will be researching new technologies to resolve and improve current procedures/problems and advising and assisting both the Infrastructure and Application Development teams as needed. Essential Functions Receives support and information requests via phone, email, or in person to assist users in resolving computer, software, printer, phone, and other peripheral issues. Requires troubleshooting software, hardware, and connectivity issues. Provides one-on-one training to users on the use of standard and nonstandard agency software including the operating systems and office suite applications. Assesses issues to determine if equipment needs repair or replacement, or escalates to other Infrastructure staff. Supports local VoIP hardware and software by ordering, installing, troubleshooting, repairing, replacing, relocating and inventory tracking. Supports agency hardware and software for mobile devices. Provides tier two support for the Telecommunication Specialist. Maintains Information Technology van by coordinating scheduled maintenance, unforeseen repairs, cleaning, stocking and organizing. Orders, installs, maintains and tracks desktop scanners. Coordinates with Application Development for approval of installations and user profile setups. Responsible for the planning, setup, movement, tracking, replacement, lifecycle, and surplus of desktop computer hardware, printers, and other peripherals.  Works with users to coordinate equipment replacements and relocation.  Works with vendors to identify and price equipment for purchase.  Generates and submits requisitions and orders equipment. Installs, updates, troubleshoots, and schedules software installations across the entire agency. Will push software updates and deploy new applications in both large and small-scale deployments as necessary. Maintains software inventory to track licenses and ensure that license agreements are met. Prepares requisitions for required nonstandard software.  Responsible for inventory management for all agency desktops, laptops, printers, mobile devices, phones, scanners and related peripherals. This includes receiving and asset tagging equipment, documenting purchase information, tracking equipment locations, performing audits, creating inventory reports, managing lifecycles, and surplussing end-of-life, and stolen, lost or defective equipment.  Initiates and/or assists with project planning and implementations, including researching, purchasing and deploying new hardware and software.  Maintains up-to-date knowledge and education to ensure agency technology remains appropriately current. Researches new solutions to ongoing problems or improvements and develops proposals for implementation and streamlining processes. Tests updated and new operating systems and applications to find bugs and incompatibilities prior to deploying to users.  Documents solutions to common problems and communicates these solutions to computer users and other Information Technology department staff, outlining steps performed to solve issues and writing how-to documents and videos to share with staff and users.  Prepares and maintains required reports, records, logs and files for operational, administrative and compliance purposes. Prepares and submits budget reports for lifecycles and upgrades for the following year. Covers Help Desk absences by answering phones, walk-ins and responding to Help Desk tickets. Qualifications and Competencies Required Qualifications: High School Diploma or GED AND A minimum of two years of experience in desktop and/or help desk support 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: Understands technical aspects of the job and continuously stays up-to-date on the technical or procedural aspects of the job including knowledge of: Microsoft Windows Operating Systems, through the current version of Windows 10; Microsoft Office Professional applications including Word, Excel, Outlook, Skype for Business, PowerPoint, InfoPath, Access, Project and Visio; Virus and spyware protection tools such as McAfee VirusScan Enterprise; Help Desk ticketing, tracking, and inventory system such as TrackIt; Desktop imaging deployment software; Desktop, laptop and tablet computer support, troubleshooting, diagnosis, and repair including related peripherals such as scanners and laser printers; Basic network connectivity troubleshooting skills and understanding of TCP/IP. Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to work collaboratively; remains professional, calm and tactful in stressful situations. Experience and commitment to providing exceptional customer service to a diverse population of; ability to work effectively under pressure in a fast-paced environment. Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to clearly and effectively communicate with individuals and groups; ability to present and explain complex information regarding policies and procedures. Ability to prepare clear, concise and accurate documentation, user guides, reports of work performed, and other written materials. Ability to troubleshoot basic hardware and software issues with computers, printers, and other peripherals, and perform minor repairs or fixes over the phone and remotely. Ability to read, interpret and apply detailed and technical manuals and verbal/visual instructions, as well as understand documented procedures, flow charts, operating systems, and computer operations concepts. 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. 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. Special Requirements: 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 to regularly travel between construction sites. Position Information and Application Process 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: The starting salary range of this position is $27.14 – $31.73 per hour.  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.   Physical 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. Work is performed primarily in office environments.  Work requires mobility and balance, lifting and carrying of computer equipment and peripherals up to 40 pounds, kneeling, crouching, crawling, bending and twisting when installing and troubleshooting computer equipment.  Uses standard and specialized office equipment including personal computers, telephone, and related equipment. 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.
King County Housing Authority 600 Andover Park West, Tukwila, WA, USA
Nov 06, 2019
Full time
Job Summary About King County Housing Authority King County Housing Authority (KCHA), an independent municipal organization, is a high-performing, nationally recognized leader in affordable housing and in providing innovative and effective housing solutions so that people and communities can prosper. 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 transform lives through housing.   As one of the most highly regarded housing authorities in the United States, and the largest provider of affordable housing in the Pacific Northwest, KCHA continues to do excellent work toward achieving our vision.   Reaching for such an important goal means that we must have mission focused leaders, intent on moving the organization forward. The Authority has an exceptional opportunity for a strong and seasoned professional to join the organization as Regional Manager.   The Regional Manager will be based in Auburn and will lead and manage the Southeast region team which is responsible for roughly 1,200 units in the south and east portions of King County. The SE region is composed of 8 portfolios that are each managed by a Property Manager and support staff. The properties are located in Kent, Auburn, Renton, and Snoqualmie.   The selected individual will plan, direct, manage and review the work that is done in and around the public housing in their designated region. Taking responsibility for managing a large staff and multiple properties and rental units in the region, the Regional Manager works with the Property Managers to review and assess property management, building and asset maintenance, leasing, and legal issues. Other work will include reviewing property staffing, budgets, and operational reporting as well as assisting in the development and implementation of new policies and procedures. When necessary, this role is responsible for approving terminations of resident tenancies.   As proven leaders with demonstrated skill in inspiring others, the Regional Manager will train, coach and direct Property Managers and Maintenance staff. Working with and through others, they will ensure compliance with all applicable federal and local regulations. Essential Functions Click here for additional details regarding this position's classification specification. Qualifications and Competencies Required Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree AND A minimum of three years of relevant work experience in subsidized housing and/or property management at a Property Manager or higher level 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: •Supervisory experience and effective supervisory skills to include coaching and mentoring to support employees in achieving Authority and individual goals; demonstrated ability to provide strong leadership in a dynamic, highly regulated work environment. In depth knowledge of complex public housing issues, trends, principles, practices, and/or other applicable regulated housing programs and Authority policies and procedures. Communicates plans and activities with leadership, colleagues, and subordinates in a manner that supports strategies for involvement and accomplishment of mission and outcomes; applies effective written and oral communication techniques to convey clear and timely messages; strong presentation skills. Analyzes problems, identifies solutions, and articulates possibilities and recommendations; demonstrates critical, creative, and reflective thinking. Utilizes excellent time management and problem solving techniques, and use of professional judgment in complex situations. 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. 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. Values open-mindedness, inclusion, multicultural perspective and multiple ways of knowing, thinking, and being; helps create a work environment that embraces and appreciates diversity; values organizational diversity; treats others with respect; promotes cooperation. Strong level of knowledge with budget development, planning, analysis, and tracking. Proficiency using MS Office applications including Word, Excel, Outlook and the Internet. Special Requirements:   •Consent to and pass criminal record 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.   Position Information and Application Process 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: The salary range of this position is $92,423.21 - $108,019.62 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.   Physical 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.   Work is performed primarily in an office environment with frequent travel between work sites. Incumbents frequently use standard office equipment including personal computers, telephone and related equipment and may drive a vehicle on Authority business.   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
King County Housing Authority 600 Andover Park West, Tukwila, WA, USA
Nov 06, 2019
Full time
Job Summary This position is open until filled; however, to ensure consideration applications should be received by November  19 at 4:30 p.m. The King County Housing Authority (KCHA) is a national leader in providing innovative and effective housing solutions so that people and communities can prosper.  Our vision is that all residents of King County have quality affordable housing.   KCHA is the largest landlord in the county, and annually, the agency serves over 55,000 low-income individuals.   We transform lives through housing. The individual selected for this role will be responsible for performing manual work cleaning and maintaining residential facilities and grounds. The work involves a variety of indoor and outdoor tasks such as cutting grass, general landscaping and cleaning vacant units and common areas. Additionally, the Landscaper/Cleaner will be responsible for gutter and roof cleaning and pressure washing.  The Landscaper/Cleaner will also learn and assist in a variety of semi-skilled tasks involved with general maintenance of housing units.  We are currently recruiting for a conscientious and dedicated Landscaper/Cleaner for our portfolio based in Kirkland, WA. The ideal candidate will have experience performing manual labor including cleaning and will have some knowledge of landscaping, as well as a desire to support the important work of King County Housing Authority. This position is represented by the Seattle King County Building Trades Council. Essential Functions Click here for additional details regarding this job classification. Qualifications and Competencies Required Qualifications:   High School Diploma or GED. Experience in general landscaping and/or residential/commercial cleaning.  Equivalent combination of education and experience will be substituted on a year for year basis.      Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:   Knowledge of basic building maintenance methods, procedures and tools.  Knowledge and ability to safely operate vehicles, tools and power equipment related to grounds maintenance including appropriate use and care of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Communication Skills: Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing with supervisors, co-workers, and customers. Good listening skills including the ability to follow semi-complex instructions. Ability to read and write in the English language, as well as understand and interpret Chemical Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS). Ability to perform continual manual labor (bending, stooping, standing, pushing, pulling, reaching, lifting, walking, holding hands above head, repetitive and vigorous use of appendages). Ability to work independently and as a member of a team. Ability to build constructive working relationships characterized by a high level of acceptance, cooperation, and mutual respect. Ability to maintain composure and adapt to changing business needs, conditions, and work responsibilities. Ability to work effectively and positively with individuals of diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. Proficiency using MS Office applications including Word, Excel, Outlook and the internet.  Special Requirements: Consent to and pass a driver's and criminal records background check. Must possess a valid driver's license in order to travel regularly between work sites. Consent to and pass a Physical Abilities Test.To be considered for this opportunity, you must: Position Information and Application Process Complete the online application profile in its entirety. Upload a detailed résumé of all educational and professional experience.  (Résumé)   Salary & Benefits: The starting salary for this position is $19.78 per hour.  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. Physical 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. Work is performed primarily in both indoor and outdoor environments with exposure to dirt and dust, noise, fumes and odors, darkness or poor lighting in performing maintenance work. Work requires considerable physical exertion in completing tasks and requires bending, lifting
King County Housing Authority 600 Andover Park West, Tukwila, WA, USA
Nov 06, 2019
Full time
Job Summary This position is open until filled; however, to ensure consideration applications should be received by November 19 at 4:30 p.m.   The King County Housing Authority (KCHA) is a national leader in providing innovative and effective housing solutions so that people and communities can prosper. Our vision is that all residents of King County have quality affordable housing.   KCHA is the largest landlord in the county, and annually, the agency serves over 55,000 low-income individuals.   We transform lives through housing.   We are currently recruiting for an experienced and skilled maintenance professional to maintain, service and repair to energy savings products installed through KCHA's Energy Performance Contracts (EPC). This position is based at the central office and will be working throughout the Housing Management portfolio with properties all over King County.   KCHA has a reputation for excellence in affordable housing and this individual will ensure that the portfolio of energy saving products are kept in great condition through regular preventative maintenance. Another important aspect of this role is the need for excellent customer service in working with a richly diverse group of tenants. This position requires the individual to work independently and to be flexible as to what they will be doing on a day to day basis.   The individual selected for this role will be relied on for broad knowledge and experience in the field of maintenance. Additional training may be required and will be provided as necessary. The housing portfolio will require regular maintenance to include the upkeep, cleaning, repair and replacement of ductless heat pumps, energy recovery ventilators, low flow toilets and aerators, LED lighting to maintain the performance requirements of the EPC. Work will be in an around residential units in our communities.   The Site-Based Maintenance Mechanic will manage the regular service program for EPC units to include set up of maintenance schedules, determine routine maintenance performed by site staff (e.g. clean DHP filters), maintain maintenance records, perform diagnostic and repair of equipment and address warranty issues with manufacturers.   Basic maintenance skills may be necessary for repairs on and around equipment including painting, carpentry, minor plumbing and electrical work. This individual may need to respond to over-time emergency calls and is an essential employee. This position is represented by the Seattle King County Building Trades Council. Qualifications and Competencies Required Qualifications: High School diploma or GED. Two years of experience in the maintenance of residential buildings, or an equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the necessary competencies. Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Work requires knowledge of:•Building methods, materials, tools and equipment. Knowledge and understanding of residential heating/cooling, ventilation, plumbing and lighting. Interior and exterior painting, carpentry, plumbing, electrical or mechanical trades. Building systems (HVAC, Boilers, Sprinklers, etc.). Work requires the ability to:•Troubleshoot mechanical, electrical, appliances, plumbing problems and determine most cost effective method for repair. Be a self-starter and work independently or in a group. Maintain and service assigned equipment, including generators, DHPs, ERVs, and HVAC systems. Be knowledgeable regarding the permitting and inspection process for large projects. Be able to plan and work on small projects. Work in tight, confined areas or on roofs. Read and interpret diagrams, schematics, blueprints, drawings specifications and manuals. Maintain effective customer relations with tenants and their family members. Special Requirements:   •Consent to and pass a driver's and criminal records background check. Must possess a valid driver's license in order to travel regularly between work sites. Consent to and pass a Physical Abilities Test and required assessments 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: 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.   Physical 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.  •Work is performed in both indoor and outdoor environments with exposure to dirt and dust, noise, fumes and odors, in darkness or in areas with poor lighting. Incumbent(s) frequently use power and hand tools and machinery. Work requires bending, lifting, kneeling, climbing as well as working on ladders and tight spaces. Work may occasionally expose incumbent to electrical, chemical and mechanical hazards natural to maintenance work performed. Equal Opportunity: 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.
King County Housing Authority
Nov 05, 2019
Full time
Job Summary This position is open until filled; however, to ensure consideration applications should be received by November 19 at 4:30 p.m. The King County Housing Authority (KCHA) is a national leader in providing innovative and effective housing solutions so that people and communities can prosper.  Our vision is that all residents of King County have quality affordable housing.   KCHA is the largest landlord in the county, and annually, the agency serves over 55,000 low-income individuals. We transform lives through housing. We are currently recruiting for an experienced and skilled maintenance professional to maintain, service and repair to energy savings products installed through KCHA's Energy Performance Contracts (EPC).  This position is based at the central office and will be working throughout the Housing Management portfolio with properties all over King County. KCHA has a reputation for excellence in affordable housing and this individual will ensure that the portfolio of energy saving products are kept in great condition through regular preventative maintenance.  Another important aspect of this role is the need for excellent customer service in working with a richly diverse group of tenants. This position requires the individual to work independently and to be flexible as to what they will be doing on a day to day basis. The individual selected for this role will be relied on for broad knowledge and experience in the field of maintenance.  Additional training may be required and will be provided as necessary.  The housing portfolio will require regular maintenance to include the upkeep, cleaning, repair and replacement of ductless heat pumps, energy recovery ventilators, low flow toilets and aerators, LED lighting to maintain the performance requirements of the EPC. Work will be in an around residential units in our communities.   The Site-Based Maintenance Mechanic will manage the regular service program for EPC units to include set up of maintenance schedules, determine routine maintenance performed by site staff (e.g. clean DHP filters), maintain maintenance records, perform diagnostic and repair of equipment and address warranty issues with manufacturers.   Basic maintenance skills may be necessary for repairs on and around equipment including painting, carpentry, minor plumbing and electrical work.  This individual may need to respond to over-time emergency calls and is an essential employee.  This position is represented by the Seattle King County Building Trades Council. Qualifications and Competencies Required Qualifications: High School diploma or GED. Two years of experience in the maintenance of residential buildings, or an equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the necessary competencies. Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Work requires knowledge of: Building methods, materials, tools and equipment. Knowledge and understanding of residential heating/cooling, ventilation, plumbing and lighting. Interior and exterior painting, carpentry, plumbing, electrical or mechanical trades. Building systems (HVAC, Boilers, Sprinklers, etc.). Work requires the ability to: Troubleshoot mechanical, electrical, appliances, plumbing problems and determine most cost effective method for repair. Be a self-starter and work independently or in a group. Maintain and service assigned equipment, including generators, DHPs, ERVs, and HVAC systems. Be knowledgeable regarding the permitting and inspection process for large projects. Be able to plan and work on small projects. Work in tight, confined areas or on roofs. Read and interpret diagrams, schematics, blueprints, drawings specifications and manuals. Maintain effective customer relations with tenants and their family members.  Special Requirements: Consent to and pass a driver's and criminal records background check. Must possess a valid driver's license in order to travel regularly between work sites. Consent to and pass a Physical Abilities Test and required assessments. 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: 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. Physical 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. Work is performed in both indoor and outdoor environments with exposure to dirt and dust, noise, fumes and odors, in darkness or in areas with poor lighting. Incumbent(s) frequently use power and hand tools and machinery.  Work requires bending, lifting, kneeling, climbing as well as working on ladders and tight spaces. Work may occasionally expose incumbent to electrical, chemical and mechanical hazards natural to maintenance work performed. 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.
King County Housing Authority
Oct 15, 2019
Full time
Job Summary This position is open until filled; however, to ensure consideration applications should be received by October 25 at 4:30 p.m. King County Housing Authority (KCHA), an independent municipal organization, is a high performing nationally recognized leader in affordable housing.  KCHA provides innovative and effective housing solutions so that people and communities can prosper.  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 transform lives through housing. We currently have an exciting opportunity for a seasoned and talented Construction Cost Estimator to work in the Capital Construction department located at the central office in Tukwila, WA.  This work will involve the preparation of construction cost estimates for capital construction projects including multi-family rehabilitation, mixed use population rehabilitation, new construction projects, change order proposals, and change orders.   The Construction Cost Estimator is relied on and responsible for cost analysis, cost effectiveness and for the determination of labor, material and other ancillary costs.  The incumbent will determine and recommend cost effective approaches to the projects and will make presentations to management.  In this role, you will develop a database of historical costs, review contractor cost proposals and will assist project managers and project engineers with value engineering, cost controls and cost tracking.  KCHA currently relies on RS Means databases and Guide publications to develop estimates. Essential Functions Click here for additional details regarding this position's classification specification. Qualifications and Competencies Required Qualifications: Associate's Degree in Construction Management, Architecture, Engineering, or related field and a minimum of one year of related experience  OR an equivalent combination of education and experience. Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Experience with construction means and methods. Extensive knowledge with research, statistical and quantitative analysis techniques; principles and practices of cost estimating, financial project management; basic working knowledge of federal Uniform Business Code (UBC), and state and local business codes and laws are required. Knowledge of theory, principles and techniques of construction cost estimating for multi-family residential projects, mixed use population projects, and light commercial projects including community facilities.  Knowledge of building envelope upgrades, infrastructure work including civil upgrades, site improvements, and underground utility upgrades.  Working knowledge of RS Means, The Guide, and/or similar cost estimating resources; knowledge of labor costs including Davis-Bacon wages and Washington State prevailing wages preferred. Analyzes problems, identifies alternative solutions, and implements recommendations; demonstrates critical, creative, and reflective thinking.  Ability to explain complex or technical information regarding rules, rights, regulations, policies, procedures, programs, or services to answer questions, resolve problems, and communicate decisions or actions. Clearly and effectively communicates both verbally and in writing by actively listening and sharing relevant information. Effectively organizes multiple assignments, sometimes of a complex nature or involving competing priorities, to produce work products that are accurate, thorough and on time. Proficiency with MS Office to include Word, Excel, and Outlook.  Works effectively and efficiently to provide quality service to satisfy service expectations; seeks ways to improve service delivery; demonstrates strong project management skills. Special Requirements: Consent to and pass a driver's and criminal records background check. Must possess a valid driver's license in order to travel regularly between work sites.  Must have an acceptable driving record at time of appointment and throughout employment. Position Information and Application Process 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: The salary range of this position is $59,000 - $70,000 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 also available. 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. Work is performed primarily in an office environment with travel between work sites. The incumbent frequently uses standard office equipment including personal computers, telephone and related equipment and drives a vehicle on Authority business.
King County Housing Authority
Oct 15, 2019
Full time
Job Summary This position is open until filled; however, to ensure consideration applications should be submitted by November 1, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. KCHA is seeking an experienced professional to lead the agency's research and evaluation activities, including oversight of program assessment and learning, and development and implementation of research projects and partnerships. Ideally, this individual will have solid academic background, significant experience conducting research and evaluation, and experience working in program implementation and management. The ability to translate complex findings into plain English and make practical program and policy recommendations is crucial.  The individual who assumes this role will be adept at helping others understand why and how data can be most helpful to them in operating programs. In addition, this person's vision, deep commitment to social justice, inclination toward continuous improvement, and her/his/their client-centered focus will assist in more fully integrating this function into and throughout the organization. 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 . WHAT YOU WILL DO: The Director of Research and Social Impact will:  Develop an overarching vision for the role of research, evaluation and learning within the organization in addition to developing a learning agenda for assigned initiatives. Develop and lead implementation of KCHA's research agenda to foster and support applied research partnerships that answer operational questions and enrich the evidence base on affordable housing. Use research, analysis, and evaluation findings to develop policy and program recommendations for senior and middle agency management, the Board of Commissioners, and external partners and policymakers. Develop and manage processes, learning formats, and communication tools to ensure research, measurement, analysis, and evaluation results are disseminated in practical and actionable formats for staff at all KCHA levels. Lead data management and analytic efforts to ensure robust data practices to be used to inform agency policy and practice.  Provide leadership and recommendations for emergent agency strategies and policy initiatives, including grant development, writing and idea synthesis, and internal and external stakeholder engagement. Mentor and support the research and evaluation team including hiring and staff planning, providing training, direction and oversight to individual staff, and ensuring completion of individual and team workplans and initiatives. Direct KCHA's measurement and evaluation activities for Moving to Work (MTW) pilots and other initiatives to ensure robust evidence and learning to inform program and policy scaling, pivots, and other adjustments.  Oversee, plan, and monitor the research and evaluation division budget, including management and reporting of third-party grants received as well as use of MTW block grant authority. Click here for additional details regarding this position's classification specification. Qualifications and Competencies Required Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in Public Policy, Evaluation Science, Sociology, Applied Statistics or closely related field, Master's Degree preferred AND A minimum of six years of experience with applied research strategy and/or design and implementation, policy analysis, program evaluation and measurement 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: Exceptional program management skill including the ability to prioritize and handle multiple projects simultaneously. Experience supervising staff including coaching, mentoring, and providing strong leadership in a dynamic work environment.  Knowledge of affordable housing policy and research and/or knowledge of related social policy arenas such as homelessness, health, education, or other areas. Contributes to a work environment that embraces and appreciates diversity; values organizational diversity; treats others with respect; promotes cooperation. Knowledge of and familiarity with analytic software programs such as Stata, Tableau, and or GIS; proficiency with MS Office to include Word, Excel, Outlook, and database software. Applies effective written and verbal communication techniques to convey clear and timely messages to internal and external stakeholders; listens to people's ideas and concerns; has exceptional public speaking skills. Analyzes problems, identifies alternative solutions, and implements recommendations; demonstrates critical, creative, and reflective thinking.  Establishes and nurtures relationships with internal and external stakeholders, regularly inviting feedback and suggestions; works cooperatively with others as an active member of a team. Works effectively and efficiently to provide quality service to satisfy service expectations; seeks ways to improve service delivery; demonstrates strong project management skills. Takes responsibility for own work performance and balancing critical job requirements, initiating and completing work; manages time/conflict/stress; ability to work effectively under pressure in a fast paced environment. Adapts to changing business needs, conditions, and work responsibilities; responds positively to change, embracing and using new practices or values. Collaborative team player that is at ease working with multiple and diverse stakeholders and who brings enthusiasm, curiosity, humility, and humor to their work. Special Requirements: 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 to regularly travel between work sites, or have an alternative reliable mode of transportation.  Position Information and Application Process 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: The starting salary range of this position is $90,000 - $120,000 annually.  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. Physical 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. Work is performed primarily in an office environment. Incumbents frequently use standard office equipment including personal computers, telephone and related equipment.  Work entails high volume processing with tight deadlines. 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.
King County Housing Authority
Oct 15, 2019
Full time
Job Summary This position is open until filled; however, to ensure consideration applications should be received by October 24, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. King County Housing Authority (KCHA), an independent municipal organization, is a high-performing, nationally recognized leader in affordable housing and in providing innovative and effective housing solutions so that people and communities can prosper.  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 transform lives through housing. We are recruiting to fill a Housing Quality Standard (HQS) Inspector position, based in Tukwila. This is an excellent opportunity for someone who thrives in a fast paced environment, enjoys a diversity of customers, and is committed to the highest standards in public service. This position is dedicated to ensuring that program participants are provided with quality and affordable housing opportunities. Representing the Authority as an ambassador in the community, this key role uses a hand held tablet to conduct housing inspections and to perform a variety of duties both in and outside of the office.  The ideal candidate will: Have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to build and maintain successful working relationships with internal and external stakeholders. Bring experience drafting professional correspondence.   Be comfortable traveling to privately owned properties to conduct inspections on housing quality standards. Possess knowledge and skills necessary to determine eligibility for safe and sanitary housing in accordance with federal and local housing quality standards (HQS). Demonstrate strong attention to detail and the ability to successfully prepare inspection and failure documentation. The HQS Inspector will be a key point of contact for interpreting relevant policies and will negotiate with landlords and tenants on rent and/or required repairs. When improvements are reported as completed, the HQS Inspector will follow up to verify that the repairs have been completed sufficiently. Essential Functions Contacts property owners to arrange for inspections; conducts thorough inspections of the unit by evaluating the exterior, site and neighborhood conditions, all painted surfaces, plumbing, electrical, and heating systems, security, doors and windows, and interior conditions for floors, walls and ceilings; records all information and gives owner a list of repairs to be completed. Conducts initial, annual and special inspections of housing units; documents room locations and areas not meeting quality standards. Responds to requests to increase rent; receives written requests and conducts research using a comparable study or several other sources; recommends approval or disapproval of the increase. Explains the housing inspection program to landlords, owners, and tenants in a way that is understandable. Click here for additional details regarding this position's classification specification.   Qualifications and Competencies Required Qualifications: High School Diploma or GED AND Three years of experience in building maintenance, construction, property management, housing programs, safety inspections, and/or real estate appraisals 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 basic construction and maintenance/repair processes and materials. Ability to conduct a high volume of thorough inspections efficiently and effectively while applying detailed and comprehensive HQ standards; accurately document conditions that do not meet standards with clear and concise reports. Demonstrates responsible personal and professional conduct, which contributes to the overall mission and goals of KCHA; accepts personal responsibility for the quality and timeliness of work; ability to work effectively under pressure in a fast paced environment. Works effectively and efficiently to provide quality service to satisfy service expectations; seeks ways to improve service delivery; demonstrates strong project management skills. Applies effective written and verbal communication techniques to convey clear and timely messages to internal and external stakeholders; listens to people's ideas and concerns. Uses critical, creative, and reflective thinking skills to identify problems, analyze and evaluate various solutions, and monitor their effectiveness; keen observation skills to identify and resolve dwelling issues. Ability to explain complex or technical information regarding rules, rights, regulations, policies, procedures, programs, or services to answer questions, resolve problems, and communicate decisions or actions. Uses systems to organize, prioritize, and keep track of information and/or work in progress; maintains accurate and complete electronic and manual records; exhibits attention to detail; ability to multi-task in a high pressure environment. Strong, positive interpersonal skills, including the ability to work collaboratively; remains professional, calm and tactful in stressful situations while adhering to a high standard of integrity, honesty, and confidentiality; knowledge of basic de-escalation and mediation skills. 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. Proficiency using MS Office applications including Word, Excel, Outlook and the internet; skill and ability to learn and use agency software housing management program (Tenmast). Ability to perform mathematical calculations in accordance with housing inspections and rent reasonable process. Special Requirements: Consent to and pass a driver's and criminal records background check. Consent to and pass required assessments. Must possess a valid driver's license to regularly travel between work sites.  Must have an acceptable driving record at time of appointment and throughout employment.  Position Information and Application Process 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. Be sure to include why you believe customer service and communication are essential in this position.  (Cover Letter) Upload a detailed résumé of all educational and professional experience.  (Résumé) Salary & Benefits: The salary range of this position is $24.15 - $27.77 per hour.  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 also available. 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. Work is performed indoors and outdoors in a variety of weather and environmental conditions and requires the operation of a motor vehicle to conduct inspections in the field. Incumbents frequently use standard office equipment including personal computers, telephone and related equipment, and mapping software. 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.