Administrative Support Technician


Salary: $17.11 - $22.24

Department: Resident Services

Accountable to: Resident Services Manager 
All applicants must submit an application by:
Internally – May 21, 2018
Externally – May 29, 2018

Incumbents perform a wide variety of office support activities which require routine decision making and office experience

Essential Duties Include
  • Provides receptionist functions for management office including: acting as a clearinghouse for residents, staff, service providers and visitors to the management office; communicating with persons from diverse racial and cultural backgrounds, persons with multiple disabilities and/or limited or no English speaking skills; handling incoming phone calls; providing general information about PHA policies and procedures and directing inquiries to appropriate sources; responding in an appropriate manner to clients who are angry, exhibiting signs of substance abuse, exhibiting symptoms of mental illness, unable to communicate readily due to disabilities. 
  • Reduces rental income loss and maximize occupancy by re-renting vacant units as quickly as possible, including:  maintaining accurate and current records and logs of vacant unit processing; providing regular and timely unit and resident information to Rental/Re-Exam, accounting and maintenance departments to notify these departments to begin their unit processing work; contacting potential new residents to schedule time for lease signing and orientation; participating in Admission Orientation Program presentations and tracking participation;  acting as new residents first contact with PHA management, answering general questions and referring to appropriate staff; preparing lease and other documents and information to facilitate move in of new residents;  and entering move in data into computer and transfer records from waiting list to active tenant. 
  • Maximizes resident awareness of and compliance with regulations, lease obligations, rules and procedures, maximizes safety and security, resident satisfaction and quality of life issues including: preparing correspondence as directed by manager or other management staff; drafting correspondence as requested by manager; maintaining a tracer file for follow up actions, notices, etc. and notifying staff to take actions when scheduled; processing incoming and outgoing mail; maintaining all needed forms and supplies, processing orders as needed; and assuring that invoices, billings are referred to manager for approval and sent to accounting for payment; typing and processing purchase orders for the Resident Services Department. 
  • Inputs data into computer systems including; inputting data regarding move ins, transfers and vacates into the tenant data system; inputting work orders into the work order entry system with appropriate follow up actions; and reviewing move in/move out tenant data entry done by other divisions for accuracy and correcting as needed. 
  • Provides clerical support to help manage hi-rises, family developments, and scattered site properties to the extent possible including: scheduling required and special unit and yard inspections and tracking results; advising Housing Manager on progress in meeting related PHAS goals. 
  • Provides clerical support to management unit to enforce lease provisions and rules fairly and uniformly; initiate legal action to remove residents who do not comply with lease and rules, or take other action to obtain compliance with lease and rules including: preparing correspondence to residents regarding lease violations such as letters and termination notices, including legal documents, from drafts from Housing Manager; and maintaining records of date/time of termination notices and tracing for follow-up. 
  • Coordinates and works with other divisions within Resident Services and all other departments within the PHA to achieve PHA goals and PHAS standards including: participating in monthly Coordinating meetings with other Administrative Support Technicians; participating in interdepartmental work groups as requested; and providing information to other departments as requested. 
  • Provides information to service providers working in PHA buildings and community centers including: referring to appropriate staff person, explaining general procedures such as how to request key access and reserve community space. 
  • Maximizes PHA operating income through appropriate implementation of HUD regulations regarding rent and other charges including: providing tenant ledgers as needed, scheduling appointments for interim interviews, logging and filing notices of rent termination per resident; processing information on move out charges to assure that state law regarding return of security deposits is met; and obtaining forwarding addresses for vacating residents. 
  • Completes all required statistics and reports accurately and on schedule to maintain an accurate database reflecting program operations including: regular printing and distribution of tenant directories, work order charge reports, potential transfer reports, control book and zero income households reports; and compiling and distributing monthly reports on terminations, housekeeping inspections. 
  • Maintains all management office files and current and vacated tenant files. 
  • Must abide by all Board approved policies, policies prohibiting discrimination and harassment, executive communications, administrative procedures, and safety procedures established by the PHA. 
  • Performs other duties of a similar nature or level. 

Education:  Graduation from high school or GED
Experience:  6 months work experience in clerical, customer service, general office or relevant field.

Knowledge, Skills and Licensing

Knowledge of:

  • Customer service techniques and telephone etiquette;
  • Basic record keeping practices;
  • English grammar and punctuation;
  • Basic clerical training;
  • Word processing

Skill in:

  • Using a computer and related software applications;
  • Preparing clear and concise memos;
  • Tracking and monitoring actions;
  • Operating multiple phone lines and switchboards;
  • Filing;
  • Using office equipment such as fax machines, telephones, printers, and copiers;
  • Maintaining files and records;
  • Performing basic mathematical calculations;
  • Working with persons with little or no English speaking skills, diverse cultures and ages, and persons with multiple disabilities;
  • Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction

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Tuesday, May 29, 2018