ASSISTANT DIRECTOR (NORTH SYRACUSE HOUSING AUTHORITY) 06240

(Competitive)


DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS


The work involves responsibility for assisting the Executive Director (North Syracuse Housing Authority) in the overall management of the Housing Authority. Critical responsibilities include policy making and planning, management and direction of Authority operations, and personnel administration. The Executive Director exercises administrative direction over the work of an employee in this class and allows wide leeway for the exercise of independent judgment in carrying out administrative details of the work. The Housing Authority Board of Commissioners approves ultimately policy. An employee in this class exercises general or administrative supervision, as the case may be, over a number of employees. Does related work as required.


TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES


Assist in serving as an advisor to the Board of Commissioners and acting as Executive Director in the Executive Director's absence.

Assists in the overall direction of the North Syracuse Housing Authority to insure its efficiency by means of planning, organizing, coordinating and evaluating objectives, staff and operations.

Is responsible for the administrative supervision of subordinate staff.

Assists in administering directives of the Board of Commissioners.

Ensures compliance with all HUD guidelines and regulations.

Participate in recruitment, hiring and supervision of the Authority’s workforce.

Participates with management staff regarding fiscal planning, budget policy and preparation and fund raising.

Administer all tenant related affairs in accordance with State law, HUD directives and local policy.

Interview and vet potential applicants, tenants and landlords.

Assists in conducting Housing Quality Standard (HQS) Inspections

Assists in conducting client re-certifications

Assists in submitting online PIC data to HUD


FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS


Thorough knowledge of principles and practices of administration, organization, effective management and work processing.

Thorough knowledge of principles and practices of administrative supervision.

Thorough knowledge of Federal Housing Programs including Section 8 rental assistance.

Good knowledge of principles and practices of supervision.

Good knowledge of policies and procedures of the Authority and its controlling legislation and regulations.

Working knowledge of budgeting process to identify and support staffing and equipment needs of the Authority.

Ability to plan, organize and evaluate work.

Ability to relate well to staff and tenants in working relationships.

Ability to interview for purposes of interviewing and selecting employees.

Ability to evaluate and analyze written and oral information to make decisions and recommendations with respect to policy and management of the Authority.

Ability to supervise in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale.

Ability to apply methods and principles of budget management.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS


A) Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a baccalaureate degree in business, public administration or related field and three (3) years of professional level experience, or its part‑time equivalent, in the administration of a housing authority or other public housing assistance program.


B) Eight (8) years of paraprofessional or professional administrative work experience, or its part‑time equivalent, three (3) years of which must have been in a capacity described in (A) above; or,


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