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Capital Improvements Coordinator

Omaha Housing Authority

Omaha Housing Authority


Job title:
Capital Improvements Coordinator

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Job description:
Capital Improvements Coordinator

The Omaha Housing Authority

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 up to 4,300 Housing Choice (Section 8) Vouchers.

Core Values

We are Welcoming
We Actively Listen
We are Diverse, Inclusive & Equitable
We are Exceptional
We Practice Self Care
We Share Power
We Practice De-Escalation
We are a Team


The Omaha Housing Authority offers an exceptional benefits package for full-time employees that includes medical, dental, vision, and life insurance; retirement and 457 compensation; 12 days of vacation that begin on your date of hire; and 17 paid holidays, including your birthday, a floating holiday, and a self-care day. For information on Omaha Housing Authority, including more information on employee benefits and our company culture, visit our website at

Salary Range

$49,985 - $72,480

Job Function

The Capital Improvement Coordinator works as part of a team to plan and carry out development/construction projects to improve public housing properties. This position is responsible to plan, organize, manage and monitor assigned Capital Improvement budgets, work items, and projects. Assist with the development and coordination of the agency’s Capital Fund Five Year Plan and Annual Statement. Prepare schedules and develop timelines for the Capital Fund operations and manage the overall progress to ensure work is performed in accordance with established agency 5-year plan and completed in the designated timeframe. Maintains reporting methods to monitor property needs for dwellings, non-dwelling locations, and non-dwelling equipment and available funds for these projects. Coordinates all professional services required to complete the project planning process through the bidding phase.

Essential Functions

Assist with the evaluation of the physical condition and needs of existing locations for the purpose of determining construction and/or renovation requirements and ensuring compliance with plans, specifications, and local codes and ordinances. This includes a review of physical needs assessments.
Assist in the development and implementation of Capital Improvement Plans.
Coordinate the activities of Architectural / Engineering and other consulting contracts with OHA staff and residents necessary to complete the planning process and to deliver projects ready for implementation/construction.
Prepare and oversee the preparation of procurement documents necessary to carry out assigned Capital Improvement Plans.
Prepare periodic reports relating to assigned budgets, contracts, HUD Reports, and assigned duties and responsibilities.
Develop accurate bid specifications; attends pre-bid and pre-construction conferences; analyze bids and make sound recommendations to stakeholders regarding awarding of contracts consistent with Agency standards and goals.
Monitor and prioritize projects in need of repair or renovation as additional funds become available.
Assure OHA Policies, HUD Regulations, and Federal guidelines are met during all phases of work performed under Capital Improvement and Development Programs or during contract administration.
Confer with stakeholders to resolve problems and suggest changes in work being completed by OHA Consultants / Contractors or assigned OHA employees.

Additional Responsibilities

May make presentations to resident or community groups as requested.
May provide assistance in other areas as required.
Workload may require evening and weekend work hours.
Perform other duties as assigned by executive management.


Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Construction Management, Urban Planning, Public Administration or Real Estate Development or related field.
Five (5) years experience as a Planner or Project Manager for real estate rehabilitation or any combination of education, training, and experience that provides the required knowledge and abilities.
Experience with the Capital Fund Program, procurement and contracting, basic construction knowledge, and some knowledge of the general operations and procedures of a Public Housing Agency is extremely beneficial.
Ability to interpret budgets and skills to use spreadsheets to monitor project progress.
Knowledge of building maintenance as well as building codes and State and Local regulations regarding building standards.
Must be knowledgeable of OHA and federal procurement policies and procedures.
Ability to read blueprints, engineering drawings, and similar types of technical documents.
Excellent organizational skills, including the ability to track and document, in detail, multiple simultaneous projects. Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills. Strong decision-making and problem-solving skills.
Must maintain a valid driver’s license and have the ability to drive an automobile and be insurable under the OHA Auto Insurance carrier.
Ability to accomplish the described duties through the use of appropriate computer, general office equipment, and other resources as needed
Must participate in training opportunities and seminars relevant to this position.
Experience in utilizing Microsoft Office Software including SharePoint and Access.
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.

Working Conditions

Work is performed in an office setting amid normal conditions of dust, odors, fumes, and noises and involves public contact. Some exposure to outside elements when inspecting properties and work progress.


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.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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

OHA is Committed to Equal Opportunity

Omaha Housing Authority is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or expression, or any other characteristics protected by federal, state or local laws.

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Posted on:
January 18, 2022