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Assistant Director of Housing
Title:Assistant Director of Housing
Location:Bremerton - 600 Park Ave.
Number of positions:1

Position Title: Assistant Director of Housing
Classification: Exempt
Reports To: Housing Director
Department: Housing
Job Type: Regular
Job Status: Full Time
Grade: 55
Union: Non-Union
Work Schedule: Regular Business Hours
Amount of Travel Required: 5%
Positions Supervised: Housing Inspectors, Housing Specialists I, II, III; Housing Assistants I, II

Starting Pay Range: $3,096.74 to $3,618.59 per pay period (Bi-weekly) DOQ
Closes: Open Until Filled

Are you looking for a place to work that really cares about our community and is committed to making a difference? Then the Bremerton Housing Authority is the place for you! Come join our team as our new Assistant Director for Housing.

At BHA our mission is to provide high quality, stable and sustainable housing and related services to people who have limited financial means. Our work is to help our clients to become economically self-sufficient, while at that same time strengthen communities. We use our public and private resources efficiently and effectively. It is our goal to do this all while helping our employees to grow both personally and professionally.

If you’re looking for a great benefit package, we have that as well!

  • Accrue 150 hours of PTO in your first year
  • Accrue up to 69 hours of Sick Leave per year
  • 13 Paid Holidays annually
  • Telecommute Opportunities Available
  • Medical & Vision Insurance -90% Employer Paid
  • Dental Insurance- 100% Employer Paid
  • Washington State Retirement
  • Life Insurance
  • Short -Term & Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • And more!!

All new BHA employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 for the health and safety of the community we serve and our employees. Upon acceptance of an offer of employment, a prospective hire must submit a certificate of vaccination to the Human Resources Department. Individuals with a qualifying medical or religious reason may submit a request for exemption. Philosophical, political, scientific, or sociological objections to vaccination will not be considered for an accommodation.

Directs and administers all operational components of Housing Choice Vouchers to ensure optimum utilization of HCV program funding and to ensure the timely completion of eligibility processes and compliance with mandated requirements.

Reasonable Accommodations Statement
To accomplish this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation, each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to help enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Essential Function Summaries

  • Supervises and is responsible for the performance of a group of clerical and technical employees in accordance with BHA’s policies and applicable laws and regulations.
  • Implements performance standards for team members and monitors their progress in achieving the standards to ensure program effectiveness. Recognize employee accomplishments, conduct, work performance; coaches for improvement and takes disciplinary action as necessary and in accordance with BHA policy.
  • Ensures regulatory compliance with all Authority and program requirements including annual recertification's, interim recertification's, client port-ins and port outs, and appropriate file documentation ensuring rules are followed and files completed.
  • Assists in the development and implementation of goals, objectives and policies and procedures for the Housing Choice Voucher/Section 8 Department.
  • Ensures timely submission of required HUD reports. Prepares regular and special reports as required by Senior Management staff including but not limited to: legal actions, reasonable accommodations, and risk management. Writes and prepares program narratives, statistics, and other supporting data.
  • Provides technical leadership, coordinates, and provides training, counsels and advises staff, and ensures that all team members adhere to departmental program standards and policies as well as organization-wide personnel policies & procedures through goal setting, planning and evaluations.
  • Conducts regular staff meetings including the communication of and training in Authority policies and program changes.
  • Prepares and/or supervises the preparation of correspondence and monthly activities and status reports.
  • Responds to and resolves issues pertaining to area programs.
  • May create and make verbal reports and presentations to the Board of Commissioners and other bodies when requested.
  • Maintains professional relationships with HUD, community partners, all prospective and current clients and landlords and ensures staff interacts professionally and respectfully with all clients and with each other.
  • Serves in the role of Housing Director when needed.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.



Required Education and Experience

Education: Bachelor's Degree Required, Field of Study: Business Administration, Public Administration, Social Science, Behavioral Science, or related field


  • 5 years of increasingly responsible experience in a position with a housing authority or other public or assisted housing agency directly supporting daily housing operations, including 2 years of demonstrated experience in management of a voucher or Section 8 HUD-assisted housing program.
  • 3 years of supervisory experience.
  • Experience in the delivery of social service programs and/or other affordable housing programs.

Bremerton Housing Authority has the discretion to accept any other equivalent combination of education and experience when relevant.

Computer Skills:

  • Experience with YARDI or other property/housing management software.
  • Experienced user of Microsoft Office programs, including Excel, Work, and Outlook.
  • This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, ten-key machines and fax machines.

Certifications & Licenses: Housing Choice Voucher Certifications (Specialist/Section 8 Rent Calculations, Management, Standards), required or the ability to obtain in the first 6 months.

Other Requirements:

  • Bilingual in a language other than English is desirable.
  • Must possess a valid driver's license for use in Washington State with the continued ability to be covered under the Housing Authority's auto insurance policies.
  • Must pass background check indicative to the position requirements.

Required Competencies

  • Accountability - Ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions.
  • Active Listening - Ability to actively attend to, convey, and understand the comments and questions of others.
  • Adaptability - Ability to adapt to change in the workplace.
  • Analytical Skills - Ability to use thinking and reasoning to solve a problem.
  • Applied Learning - Ability to participate in needed learning activities in a way that makes the most of the learning experience.
  • Assertiveness - Ability to act in a self-confident manner to facilitate completion of a work assignment or to defend a position or idea.
  • Business Acumen - Ability to grasp and understand business concepts and issues.
  • Change Management - Ability to encourage others to seek opportunities for different and innovative approaches to addressing problems and opportunities.
  • Coaching and Development - Ability to provide guidance and feedback to help others strengthen specific knowledge/skill areas.
  • Communication, Oral - Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word.
  • Communication, Written - Ability to communicate in writing clearly and concisely.
  • Conflict Resolution - Ability to deal with others in an antagonistic situation.
  • Conceptual Thinking - Ability to think in terms of abstract ideas.
  • Consensus Building - Ability to bring about group solidarity to achieve a goal.
  • Customer Oriented - Ability to take care of the customers’ needs while following company procedures.
  • Decision Making - Ability to make critical decisions while following company procedures.
  • Delegating Responsibility - Ability to allocate authority and/or task responsibility to appropriate people.
  • Drive - Ability to drive an automobile - Must be licensed and able drive to various work sites using a two or four door passenger car.
  • Ethical - Ability to demonstrate conduct conforming to a set of values and accepted standards.
  • Financial Aptitude - Ability to understand and explain economic and accounting information, understand budgets and financing strategies, and help make sound financial decisions.
  • Honesty / Integrity - Ability to be truthful and be seen as credible in the workplace.
  • Initiative - Ability to make decisions or take actions to solve a problem or reach a goal.
  • Innovative - Ability to look beyond the standard solutions.
  • Interpersonal - Ability to get along well with a variety of personalities and individuals.
  • Involvement of Stakeholders - Assesses who the stakeholders are and involves them in the process.
  • Leadership/Influence - Ability to influence others to perform their jobs effectively and to be responsible for making decisions.
  • Loyal - The trait of feeling a duty to the employer.
  • Personal Development - Display an ongoing commitment to learning and self- improvement.
  • Problem Solving - Ability to find a solution for or to deal proactively with work-related problems.
  • Relationship Building - Ability to effectively build relationships with customers and co- workers.
  • Resource Management (People & Equipment) - Ability to obtain and appropriate the proper usage of equipment, facilities, materials, as well as personnel.
  • Strategic Planning - Ability to develop a vision for the future and create a culture in which the long-range goals can be achieved.
  • Tactful - Ability to show consideration for and maintain good relations with others.
  • Technical Aptitude – HUD Affordable Housing Programs - Technical aptitude: Ability to comprehend complex technical knowledge and terminology of HUD affordable housing programs, such as Housing Choice Vouchers, Public Housing and Low Income Tax Credit, and accurately follow applicable federal, state and local laws.
  • Working Under Pressure - Ability to complete assigned tasks under stressful situations.


This is primarily an office position. The employee primarily sits at a desk but has the opportunity to move about at will. Hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate various types of office equipment. The employee will occasionally lift and carry up to 20 pounds.


N (Not Applicable) Activity is not applicable to this position.

O  (Occasionally)    Position requires this activity up to 33% of the time (0 - 2.5+ hrs/day)

F (Frequently)       Position requires this activity from 33% - 66% of the time (2.5 - 5.5+ hrs/day)

C (Constantly)       Position requires this activity more than 66% of the time (5.5+ hrs/day)


Physical Demands


Lift/Carry       11-20 lbs




Push/Pull      12 lbs or less







Manually Manipulate



Other Physical Requirements

  • Vision (Near)
  • Sense of Sound - listening to employee and customer comments




Reach Outward



Reach Above Shoulder









Squat or Kneel














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