The District of Thunder Bay Social Services Administration Board, Housing Programs Officer

Under the supervision of the Manager of Housing and Homelessness Programs, the Housing Programs Officer assists to oversee the administration of public and non-profit housing within the region to ensure that housing providers are meeting their obligations in compliance with Ministry Legislation, Policies, Standards, Public Housing Management Agreement, and various Affordable Housing Program Operating Agreements.

HOUSING PROGRAMS OFFICER
HOUSING OPERATIONS DIVISION

ONE (1) PERMANENT FULL-TIME POSITION EXISTS

POSTING NUMBER: 11-2018

STATUS: EXTERNAL COMPETITION
POSTING DATE: FEBRUARY 2, 2018

CLOSING DATE: FEBRUARY 16, 2018

AFFILIATION: NON-UNION HOURS PER WEEK: 35 (Full-Time)

POSITION SUMMARY:

Under the supervision of the Manager of Housing and Homelessness Programs, the Housing Programs Officer assists to oversee the administration of public and non-profit housing within the region to ensure that housing providers are meeting their obligations in compliance with Ministry Legislation, Policies, Standards, Public Housing Management Agreement, and various Affordable Housing Program Operating Agreements.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Conducts monitoring processes, operational reviews, and the implementation of intervention actions as required
  • Provides advice and guidance to Housing Provider Boards/Management and Board Officials on Legislation/Policy Interpretation, and on effective business and property management methods, practices, and systems
  • Negotiates and resolves business/property management issues, provides briefings and recommendations to senior management
  • Ensures effective and consistent administration of policies relating to the assisted rental programs and provides input for changes to policies and procedures
  • Participates in the preparation of budgets, reviews/negotiates/revises where required and recommends the submissions for approval/recommends/negotiates reallocation of funds to meet unforeseen expenditures.
  • Co-ordinates the effective and efficient administration training and compliance within the Service Manager’s boundaries in the area of financial testing
  • Participates in the various rent supplement programs from the initial application by the Landlord through the various approval processes
  • Conducts compliance reviews and recommends viable solutions and implementation strategy
  • Participates in the staff training and development process for community agencies
  • Prepares reports and analysis as required
  • Performs such other duties as may be assigned

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor of Business Administration Degree or diploma in property management
  • Minimum five years’ related property management experience
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience

Skills/Abilities:

  • Sound knowledge of property management and (preventative) maintenance functions and a working knowledge of the budgetary process
  • Detailed knowledge of the relevant Acts, Codes and procedures
  • Ability to effectively involve, co-ordinate, and integrate a range of community agencies, client groups, and government representatives in carrying out affordable housing planning and consultation processes is essential
  • Must have demonstrated ability to manage time effectively and work independently
  • Must have excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Proficiency in the use of a personal computer and knowledge of both windows and web-based operating systems, as well as, word processing, spreadsheet and database applications
  • Must be competent within the meaning of the Ontario Health and Safety Act R.S.O. 1990 Chapter 0.1 as amended and be capable of issuing clearly understandable written and oral instructions

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:

  • Must undergo a successful police records check, Type I


Applications must reference the competition number and be submitted by 4:30 p.m. on the closing date to the attention of:

Human Resources
The District of Thunder Bay Social Services Administration Board
231 May Street South
Thunder Bay, Ontario, P7E 1B5

Applications may be sent by mail or dropped off at the address indicated above or faxed to 807-345-2466

Applicants currently employed by the TBDSSAB must include a completed INTERNAL APPLICATION FORM. All other applicants must include a completed EXTERNAL APPLICATION FORM.

Application forms are available on our website or are available for pickup at the TBDSSAB location. For more information on employment opportunities at TBDSSAB visit our website
http://www.tbdssab.ca/index.php/about-us/careers 

Applications received for this position will not be acknowledged unless you are being notified of an interview.

As an equal opportunity employer, the TBDSSAB encourages applications from Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible minority groups and women.

Reasonable accommodations are available upon request for all parts of the recruitment process.