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Housing Authority of the City of Easley


Job Title: Executive Director


The Executive Director serves as Chief Executive Officer of the Housing Authority of the City of Easley and as Secretary to the EHA Board of Commissioners. The Executive Director is appointed by the Board of Commissioners of the EHA and serves at the pleasure of the Board. The Director has the responsibility and authority to Oversee the administration of all Authority affairs, programs, and projects in accordance with operating policies established by the Board and other state and federal agencies. The Director maintains close contact with officials of local, state, and federal governments with regard to coordination of existing housing and community development programs, as well as other affairs of the Authority and, in such capacity, maintains and develops a good public relations image with those offices as well as with the local media. The Director has the ultimate responsibility for enforcing all policies and procedures as delineated in the Policies and Procedures Manual of the EHA. The Director also serves as Comptroller of the Authority and the care of all funds and accounts of the Authority. The Director performs other duties as assigned. Valid driver's license is required and must be eligible for coverage under the Authority's automobile insurance coverage.

The Executive Director serves: as Chief Executive Officer, Human Resource Manager, Procurement Administrator, Contract Administrator and Comptroller for the Authority.

The Executive Director serves as Secretary to the EHA Board of Commissioners. Take minutes of meetings. Prepare Board resolutions and other written documents as required.

The Executive Director participates in the development and implementation of community/city projects and programs as needed. If the program or project development has high public visibility, the Director may participate as a member of a team or task force.

The Executive Director is responsible for the general status of EHA operation; confer with department heads and employees on EHA activities; visit communities to assess housing conditions; visits redevelopment and housing sites to observe progress of projects.

The Executive Director supervises and manages the. formulation and implementation of all strategic EHA activities and operations; establishes and communicates organization vision; assesses factors in internal organization and external environment; evaluates information relevant to the strategic planning process; direct the development and implementation of organizational goals and objectives; evaluates results of strategic actions and directs corrective action as needed. The Executive Director performs other related work as required.

The Executive Director is responsible for hiring, as well as termination with the approval of the Board of all employees of the EHA. The Executive is responsible for training new employees in their job duties and making them aware of personnel policies and procedures. The Director is responsible for ensuring that employees remain familiar with current EHA policies as well as those of state and federal agencies through staff development seminars help locally by EHA or out of town by other government or non-government agencies.

The Director is responsible for supervision of all employees, directly or indirectly. To ensure effective and efficient operation of the office, supervision may include but not limited to assigning and coordinating work. The Director is responsible for the harmonious working relations of all employees and will move quickly to alleviate any problem that may cause the work environment to be adversely affected, using as a basis sound management practices and relying upon the Personnel Policies and Procedures Manual Further, he/she will ensure that all employees receive a performance appraisal annually, or earlier if applicable, and are counseled in accordance with those same procedures.

The Executive Director is responsible for the financial well-being of the Authority and for maintaining the scope of operations of the Authority within administrative and monetary guidelines as they may exist or are established either by other agencies (federal, state, or local) or by the Board of Commissioners. The Director oversees resource acquisition and allocation; negotiates with government officials and political agencies to obtain financing and oversees actions of others in obtaining finance for projects and programs. With regard to monitoring financial control the Director will prepare and submit an annual budget for all areas of operations in a timely manner with consideration that the Board will have final approval. The deadline for the budget is established by HUD. The Director is responsible for ensuring that the Authority operates within the budget guidelines and that the proper account balances are maintained. Any deviations will be brought to the immediate attention of the Board.

The Executive Director is responsible for the annual audit of all accounts and scope of operation which service is customarily provided by an outside CPA firm with the Board approval. The deadlines for the audit will be established by the Board. Compliance with all rules and regulations (federal, state, and local) is the responsibility of the Executive Director.

The Executive Director is responsible for maintaining approximately 100 housing units within the City of Easley in a safe, sanitary, and livable condition and for maintaining an aesthetically pleasing appearance (shrubs, landscaping, painting, screens, doors, and absence of debris). The Director is responsible for establishing and overseeing the management program that places tenants in these units provides initial familiarization of the program and counseling, and maintains adequate records. Periodic inspections of sample units and surrounding areas are required.

The Director is responsible for the timely and efficient completion of all phases of new construction when funds become available and for advising the Board about the availability of such funds before the project begins.

The Executive Director is responsible for several existing development programs as well as the establishment and implementation of new programs as they may become available or develop internally. These programs are intended to improve the physical structures of existing buildings, create new buildings for low to moderate-income people, and to find or develop innovative permanent financing programs.

The Executive Director represents the Authority before government officials, political agencies, community groups, public housing residents, businesses, new media, the general public, employees, and others. The Director is responsible for how the public, state and municipal entities perceive the operation of the Authority. It is incumbent upon the Director that he/she does all in his/her power to establish a favorable image and to establish a harmonious relationship with other government bodies as well as private individual in-groups with whom the Authority has or may develop a relationship.

Bachelor degree preferred or Associate degree with exceptional experience and training will also be considered. Applicants should possess 7 to 12 years of experience in the public redevelopment and housing operations, to include progressively responsible management experience; or any experience that provides the required knowledge skills and abilities.

Comprehensive and current knowledge of federal, state, and local programs, laws, regulations, and roles related to property acquisition and redevelopment.

Comprehensive and current knowledge of federal, state, and local programs, laws, regulations, and rules related to public housing.

Comprehensive and current knowledge of public sector management laws, standards, regulations, practices and problems.

Comprehensive and current knowledge of general management principles, practices, theories, and methods.

Knowledge of public sector financing particularly those related to federal, state, and local financing of public housing projects.

Knowledge of property acquisition and property redevelopment systems, techniques, and practices to include knowledge of urban economics, design, and planning.

Knowledge of public housing systems, techniques, and practices to include knowledge of support activities.

Knowledge of City of Easley political, economic and real estate environment to include knowledge of local property development and conservation needs, and local public housing needs.

Operational knowledge of personal computers for use in word processing and electronic communications.

Extensive skills in coordinating multiple unit activity to achieve targeted results.

Extensive human resources skills particularly leadership, consulting, negotiating, persuasive, and supervisory skills. Must be capable of dealing effectively with a wide variety of individuals including those who exhibit skepticism.

Oral and written communication skills to present and make comprehensible complex information regarding organization operations, of which some information may be highly technical in nature; provide clear work instructions; compose technical reports; and respond to questions on a variety of job related matters.

A high level of analytical ability to comprehend, understand, and interpret complex. and technical information, such as public housing regulations, community redevelopment regulations, public sector financing, and residence and building construction plans; and to comprehend, understand, and interpret organizational and environmental factors that could have potential effects on the success of projects and programs.

A high level of ability to exercise independent judgment in the development and implementation of complex strategic activities, and the formulation of support policies.

Note: This description provides information regarding the essential functions of the designated job, and the general nature and level of work associated with the job. Job duties, responsibilities, specifications, and other job aspects may be changed as needed.

Equal Housing Opportunity Provider / Discrimination Prohibited

We are an Equal Housing Opportunity Provider. We provide housing without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, physical or mental handicap, familial status, national origin, or other protected class. To file a complaint of discrimination, write HUD Director, Office of Civil Rights, 451 7th Street S.W., Washington, D.C. 20410 or call Customer Service at (202) 708-1112 (voice) or (202) 708-1455 (TTY). HUD is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

In accordance with federal law and United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex or familial status. To file a complaint of discrimination, write HUD Director, Office of Civil Rights, 451 7th Street S.W., Washington, DC 20410, or call (202) 708-1112 (voice) or (202) 708-1455 (TDD).