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Assistant Director - Housing Facilities Operations

Omaha Housing Authority

Omaha Housing Authority


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Assistant Director - Housing Facilities Operations

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Assistant Director - Housing Facilities Operations The Omaha Housing Authority is a Non-Profit Government Agency based in Omaha. The OHA contracts with HUD to provide low and moderate-income individuals with safe and sanitary housing through rent subsidies and administers over 2700 public housing units and over 3700 Section 8 units. The ideal candidate for this position will be responsible for the maintenance operations of housing programs, including public housing. They will coordinate closely with the Capital Improvements program, in addition to Planning. This position is responsible for ensuring compliance with federal regulations and OHA procurement policies and procedures and providing supervision and leadership to Maintenance Managers and other maintenance supervisors. Essential Functions: Responsible for the creation of department wide policies and procedures related to maintenance (preventative maintenance, UPCS inspection requirements and REAC protocols), including training and implementation. Maintenance department oversight including repair, renovations/ vacancy turn, painting, grounds, cleaning and pest control. Responsible for the development of policies and procedures related to department wide maintenance operations, including inventory, fleet management, safety, equipment maintenance, etc. Employ, supervise and trains management staff within the maintenance department. Responsible for ensuring that OHA meets established performance benchmarks including PHAS scores. Submit reports to the Director of Public Housing on budget status, inventory management, maintenance and custodial work tracking, etc. This includes the development of action plans as needed. Assist with preparation of maintenance budgets for all AMPs. Responsible to review budget performance for all AMPs and provide recommendations related to purchasing and contract renewals. Review results of annual UPCS inspections, REAC inspections and Physical Needs Inspections to provide recommendations for priorities and projects. Provide feedback to assist in the preparing of the annual and 5-year capital funds plans. Establish and implement preventative maintenance planning and programs; have oversight of Housing Facilities On-Call operation for after-hours service; inventory control systems; and fleet management. Establish and implement safety, methodology, technical skills, professional development, and life skill training programs for both maintenance and custodial staff. Ensure regular communication with all staff through means of regular staff and individual meetings. Additional Responsibilities: May provide assistance to all other departments as requested. Workload may require evening and weekend work hours. Perform other duties as required or assigned. Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree with major course work in Business Administration, Urban Planning, Real Estate or related field preferred. Minimum of five (5) years’ relevant experience preferred, or any combination of education, training, and experience that provides the required knowledge and abilities. Basic construction knowledge and some knowledge of the general operations and procedures of a Public Housing Agency extremely beneficial. Good understanding of the technical features of plumbing, carpentry, and electrical systems. Strong knowledge facilities machines and equipment. Solid understanding of health and safety regulations and practices. Must participate in training opportunities and seminars relevant to this position. Excellent organizational and leadership abilities. Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills. Strong decision-making and problem-solving skills. Must excel in effective communication and presentation skills and display high quality standards in representing OHA. Must possess and maintain a valid motor vehicle license. Must maintain a good driving record and be insurable under the OHA auto insurance policy. Abilities: Ability to interpret budgets and skills to develop spreadsheets to monitor project costs and progress. Ability to successfully maintain and prioritize multiple demands as required. Must recognize the importance of accuracy and accept the responsibility of meeting deadlines. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, consultants, contractors, HUD, local, state, federal officials; ability to communicate with people from a broad range of socio-economic backgrounds. Ability to sit, stand and walk up to 100% of the time; and reach stoop, squat, push, pull and type up to 25% of the time. Ability to move objects weighing up to ten (10) pounds up to 33% of the time. Equipment Operation: (Any one position may not use all of the tools and equipment listed nor do the listed examples comprise all of the tools and equipment that may be used in positions allocated to this classification) Computer Telephone Copier Calculator Facsimile Machine OHA is an equal opportunity employer, M/F/D/V.

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Posted on:
April 7, 2021