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Hawaii Public Housing Authority (HPHA)

 

 

We invite highly motivated individuals to make a difference in the lives of others,

By joining the team that manages Hawaii’s Public Housing Properties.  

 

EXEMPT ADMINISTRATIVE POSITIONS

 

v  CHIEF HOUSING PLANNER

 

The Planning and Evaluation Office is responsible for the planning, evaluation and research activities for programs administered by the HPHA.  The office compiles, reviews and analyzes statistical, demographic and market data to identify specific levels and types of housing needs within Hawaii; assesses current and future tenant populations; works with other government agencies, developers, and community groups to identify strategies and assess needs; develops legislative proposals and reports in support of the HPHA’s plans and programs; processes changes to Hawaii Administrative Rules; and develops and maintains communication with Hawaii’s congressional delegation and the state legislature.

 

The incumbent is responsible for supervising and performing program planning, development, research and analysis in support of HPHA’s programs, and includes developing, planning legislative proposals, grant application, reports and rule making decision; reviews and evaluates the HPHA objectives, policies, procedures and programs.

 

Minimum Qualification Requirements:

 

Education:  Successful completion of a baccalaureate degree program from an accredited college or university in urban or regional planning, public administration, business administration or related fields, with at least 3 semester credit hours in statistical methods and models.

 

Experience:  Two (2) years of progressively complex responsible experience that required the application of research and analysis principles for the formulation of plans and programs, and policy recommendation.  Experience must have included the collection and evaluation of an extensive variety of physical, social economic and/or environmental data, determination of public opinion and general community objectives and policies to obtain a comprehensive prospective of conditions and identify problems and opportunities in the area of concern.

 

v  ASSISTANT CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

 

The Assistant Chief Financial Officer (ACFO) is responsible for administering, advising, managing, and overseeing HPHA’s fiscal/financial management programs and activities.  The position assumes the responsibility for day-to-day operations of Fiscal Management Office’s Asset Management, General Ledger, and Payroll & Disbursement Sections.

 

The incumbent is also responsible for overseeing the compliance and conformance of all HPHA’s financial and accounting transactions to U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) statutes, rules and policies, state laws and rules, and other applicable financial standards.

 

Minimum Qualification Requirements:

 

Required Licenses, Certificates, Etc.:  Certified Public Accountant designation preferred.

 

Education: Graduation from a four year accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, finance, accounting, economics, finance or related field is required.

 

Experience: Five (5) years of progressive administrative and/or analytical experience that involved in designing and administering budget or financial systems; analyzing economic, financial and auditing, data; modeling and forecasting financial information; establishing and implementing internal control; program analysis and evaluation, program planning, program budgeting or any combination of these areas; directing a program that provides staff advice and assistance; giving technical advice and direction to management; and preparing and making oral presentations.

 

v  HOUSING MAINTENANCE MANAGER

 

The Hawaii Public Housing Authority is seeking a Housing Maintenance Manager. This position is located in Property Management and Maintenance Services Branch (PMMSB). The PMMSB is responsible for administering and managing various Federal and State rental housing programs and provides day-to-day management for public housing projects throughout the State of Hawaii.

The incumbent is responsible for serving as a liaison between the PMMSB, Central Maintenance Service Section, Management Units' maintenance staff, and Construction Management Branch in the planning of preventive maintenance and repairs of state and public housing, maintaining and reviewing required records and ensuring building code compliance, solving complex problems and responding to and resolving emergencies.

Minimum Qualification Requirements:

Education: Graduated from a four-year accredited college or university with a degree in Engineering, Facilities Maintenance Construction or other related field.

Experience: Five (5) years of progressively responsible relevant experience in the housing, remodernization, repair, commercial construction, maintenance, planning, redevelopment and including 3 years of supervisory work experience. Additional qualifying experience may be a General Contractor.

 

v  CONTRACT ADMNISTRATOR

 

The HPHA’s Construction Management Branch is seeking a Contract Administrator.  This position is responsible for supervising and overseeing the staff in performing program and contract administration of selected State and Federal assisted programs for HPHA facilities, Statewide; assigns construction projects; formulates guidelines and procedures to aid in the execution of consultant and construction contracts; ensures that construction project are on schedule; conducts periodic project inspection to evaluation site and building conditions to determine when projects should be renovated or replaced; review contract award documents; conducts periodic consultation site inspection to evaluate the contractor’s and architect’s performance review.

 

Minimum Qualification Requirements:

 

Required Licenses, Certificates, Etc.:  Registration as a professional engineer or architect preferred.

 

Education: Graduation from a four year accredited college or university with a degree in architecture or engineering is required.

 

Experience: Six (6) years of progressively responsible Engineering or Architectural experience as described below:

 

Engineering/Architectural Experience:  Four (4) years of progressively responsible professional engineering experience which required the knowledge and application of the basic physical and mathematical sciences and the engineering sciences to the solution of theoretical or practical engineering problems including planning, design and construction of buildings, structures and other facilities.  Such experience must demonstrate knowledge to understand concepts of site and building planning, design, construction, inspection, and contract administration, administration and implementation of engineering programs and projects; interpretation of systems operational requirements for improvements and maintenance; planning, design, and construction,

 

or

 

Four (4) years of professional architectural work experience in developing and preparing complete designs, drawings, specifications, estimates of buildings, structure and installations.

 

Supervisory/Administrative Experience

Two (2) years of any one or combination of the following types of experience:

 

  1.  Supervisory Experience:  Professional engineering/architectural experience which included training subordinates, coordinating and assigning workloads, evaluating performance, assisting in difficult and problem areas, and performing timely accomplishment of work objectives, and maintaining high standards of work planning, design and construction of buildings, structures and other facilities, and/or

 

  1. Staff Advisory Experience:  Professional engineering/architectural experience as a technical expert in a specialized area or program function performing staff advisory, consultative and/or reviewing the work of a staff of specialist assigned the planning, development, and implementation of specific projects or programs, and/or

 

  1. Administrative Experience:  Professional engineering/architectural experience with included the planning (including budget planning and justification), organizing, staffing, policy formulation and implementation of the same and directing a program or programs.

 

Substitution: In lieu of education work experience may be substituted. For work experience to qualify in lieu of education, the applicant’s overall applicable work experience must have a similar scope and responsibility as to conclusively demonstrate that he/she has the ability to perform the duties and responsibilities for which he/she is being considered; e.g. must possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities.

 

v  PROJECT ENGINEER

 

The HPHA’s Construction Management Branch is seeking a Project Engineer to manage major capital improvement projects for Federal and State Public Housing developments statewide.  As a Project Engineer, the incumbent will be responsible for managing several design and construction projects, ensuring that they are completed within budget and time frames, funding deadlines, and in accordance with federal and/or state rules and regulations.  This position will plan projects, prepare cost estimates, manage design, and construction progress, change proposal and progress payment requests, maintain cost data records, wage and hour certification, accessibility compliance, review complex engineering designs, manage and administer multiple design construction contacts and projects for the HPHA.

 

Minimum Qualification Requirements:

 

Education:  Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Building Construction or Engineering.

 

Substitution:  Excess work experience as described below which provided knowledge, skills and abilities comparable to those acquired in four years of successful study while completing a college or university curriculum leading to a baccalaureate degree may be substituted for Education on a year-for-year basis.  To be acceptable, the experience must have been of such scope, level and quality as to assure the possession of comparable knowledge, skills and abilities.

 

Experience:  Three (3) years of experience in the planning, design and construction of projects as a project coordinator, project manager. or contracting officer is preferred.

 

Quality of Experience: Possession of the required number of years of experience will not in itself be accepted as proof of qualification for a position.  The applicant’s overall experience must have been of such scope and level of responsibility as to conclusively demonstrate that he/she has the ability to perform the duties of the position for which he/she is being considered

 

v  HOUSING DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST

 

The HPHA’s Construction Management Branch is seeking a Housing Development Specialist. This position will be responsible for all phases of public housing development activities for the agency, including but not limited to, preparing feasibility studies, master planning, processing the required governmental applications and permits, construction of housing units, and coordination for the sales agreement and loan documents for HPHA.

 

Minimum Qualification Requirements:

 

Required Licenses, Certificates, Etc.: Professional licenses or certificates (law, architectural, engineering, real estate, etc.). Valid Class 3, Hawaii State Driver License or equivalent, preferred.

 

Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree and major preferably in business administration, finance, real estate, engineering or architecture.

 

Substitution: Excess work experience as described below which provides knowledge, skills and abilities comparable to those acquired in four years of successful study while completing a college or university curriculum leading to a baccalaureate degree, may be substituted for Education on a year-for-year basis.  To be acceptable, the experience must have been of such scope, level and quality as to assure the possession of comparable knowledge, skills and abilities.  Six (6) years experience infrastructure and/or property/housing development, four (4) of which must be in land development experience, may be substituted for the education and experience cited above.  Substitutions are to be reviewed and approved by the agency.

 

Experience: One (1) year of experience infrastructure and/or property/housing development, such as project management or coordination; construction management; construction superintendence; project and/or warranty inspection; property management; and real estate and/or other property/housing development experience.

 

 

v  HOUSING CONTRACT SPECIALIST (Construction)

 

The HPHA’s Contract and Procurement Office is seeking a Housing Contract Specialist to secure construction services for the HPHA’s Central Offices. The incumbent is responsible to provide agency-wide administration of all contracts and procurement activities specializing in construction contracts; ensuring that the agency is in compliance with all federal and state procurement laws, program requirements, and all rules and regulations in securing construction services, for the HPHA.

 

Minimum Qualification Requirements:

 

Required Licenses, Certificates, Etc.: Valid Class 3, Hawaii State Driver License or equivalent.

 

Education: Graduation from a four year accredited college or university with a degree in architecture, preferred.

 

Substitution: In lieu of education work experience may be substituted. For work experience to qualify in lieu of education, the applicant’s overall applicable work experience must have a similar scope and responsibility as to conclusively demonstrate that he/she has the ability to perform the duties and responsibilities for which he/she is being considered; e.g. must possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities.

 

Experience: Two (2) years of work experience specializing in design and construction, specifications, plans, preparing contracts, legal documents or notices requiring the knowledge and application of pertinent Federal and State procurement laws, policies and procedures, and contract management.

 

v  HOUSING CONTRACT SPECIALIST (Goods and Services)

 

The HPHA’s Contract and Procurement Office is seeking a Housing Contract Specialist to provide HPHA-wide administration of all contracts and procurement activities relating to goods and services.  This position is responsible for ensuring that the procurement of goods, supplies, services, and construction materials for HPHA are in compliance with all federal and state procurement laws, rules, and regulations.

 

Minimum Qualification Requirements:

 

Required Licenses, Certificates, Etc.: Valid Class 3, Hawaii State Driver License or equivalent, preferred.

 

Education: Graduation from an accredited 4-year college or university with a bachelor’s degree. 

 

Substitution: In lieu of education work experience may be substituted. For work experience to qualify in lieu of education, the applicant’s overall applicable work experience must have a similar scope and responsibility as to conclusively demonstrate that he/she has the ability to perform the duties and responsibilities for which he/she is being considered; e.g. must possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities.

 

Experience:  Two (2) years of work experience in procuring professional services, preparing and processing contracts, legal documents or notices requiring the knowledge and application of pertinent Federal and State procurement laws, policies, and procedures and contract management.

 

v  PROPERTY MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST

 

The Property Management & Maintenance Services Branch is seeking a Property Management Specialist.  This position is responsible for analyzing proposals for the management service of rental properties; reviewing property management agreements to ensure that all terms and conditions of these agreements are in accordance with State and Federal rules and regulations; and monitoring contracts with private contractors for compliance.  Additional responsibilities include coordinating and/or conducting special inspections; resolving complaints; and conducting tenant file reviews to verify compliance with State and Federal regulations of housing programs eligibility.

 

Minimum Qualification Requirements:

 

Education:  Graduation from a four (4) year accredited college or university, preferred.

 

Substitution:  Excess work experience as described below which provided knowledge, skills and abilities comparable to those acquired in four (4) years of successful study while completing a college or university curriculum leading to a baccalaureate degree may be substituted for Education on a year-for-year basis.  To be acceptable, the experience must have been of such scope, level, complexity, and quality as to assure the possession of comparable knowledge, skills and abilities.

 

Experience:  Two (2) years of specialized experience in property evaluation, operation of residential and/or commercial properties including efficient utilization and maintenance of real property which includes property evaluation, preparation of management proposals, solicitation of tenants, planning and execution of protection and maintenance of buildings and grounds

 

 

v  HOUSING COMPLIANCE AND EVALUATION SPECIALIST (Anticipated)

 

The Compliance Office is seeking a Compliance and Evaluation Specialist.  The Compliance Office performs activities to ensure the HPHA manages and operates programs in accordance with Federal and State requirements, and agency policies and procedures. 

 

The incumbent is responsible for conducting program and/or operational compliance reviews, reviewing law changes and assisting property managers in developing new or revising procedures to implement the law changes, administering the management assessment programs, and coordinating training for the programs, coordinate special inspections and investigation.

 

Minimum Qualification Requirements: 

 

Education:  Graduation from an accredited 4-year college or university with a Bachelor’s degree.  Preferred Juris Doctorate.

 

Experience:  Three (3) years of program analysis experience which required the identification and investigation of problem areas and developing recommendation for improving the program.

Note: The above positions are exempt non-civil service and on continuous recruitment until filled. HPHA is an equal opportunity employer.  We offer competitive compensation package with added benefits with the State of Hawaii.  Salary is commensurate with training and experience.

 

For consideration, please submit your resume and a cover letter, referencing the position title that you are interested in, to:

 

Hawaii Public Housing Authority

Human Resource Office, Building G

1002 N. School Street

Honolulu, HI 96817

Email: hphajobs@hawaii.gov

Fax: (808) 832-5979