Employment

Maintenance Director WANTED:

Are you passionate about working outdoors and excited to work full-time with excellent benefits?  The Barron County Housing Authority (BCHA) is currently seeking a Full-Time Maintenance Director to join our team! This position plays a critical role in maintaining all BCHA owned and managed facilities.

Our work environment includes:

BCHA offers a comprehensive benefit package, including participation in the Wisconsin Retirement program and optional health, dental and vision, plus paid time off (sick and vacation).

The Maintenance Director plans, organizes, coordinates, and supervises the work of maintenance staff within all Barron County Housing Authority (BCHA) public housing facilities. Establishes day-to-day work priorities for and oversees the work of maintenance staff; assigns and monitors work performed by contracted vendor maintenance and repair services; coordinates and assists tenants in completion of repairs; oversees maintenance of inventory and ordering of materials and supplies; performs a variety of facilities and grounds maintenance, repair and building maintenance work; and performs related work as assigned. Represents BCHA with community groups; serves BCHA as the NSPIRE Inspector and performs HUD’s protocol for NSPIRE Inspections for dwelling units prior to and during participation in the Housing Choice Voucher Program.

Core functions include:

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Any combination of experience and education that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities in construction, landscaping, and mechanics is qualifying.

Must possess a high school degree, technical college degree preferred.  Demonstrated proficiency in light electrical, plumbing, general construction, HVAC, and flooring installation.  Comprehensive workplace references are required if an applicant has not been promoted internally based on experience. 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Must be able to physically perform the basic life operational functions of climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, walking, pulling, pushing, lifting, fingering, grasping, talking, hearing, and performing repetitive motions. Must be able to perform physical labor exerting 40 pounds of force occasionally and 20 pounds frequently.  Must be able to climb steps and ladders, must be able to operate power tools and motorized equipment.

Must be able to climb to roof height (approximately 9 feet), work from a kneeling, laying or sitting position, bend, walk on uneven surfaces, tolerate noise and vibration (chainsaw or jack hammer level-with proper ear protection), lift up to 70 pounds, tolerate extremes of cold and heat, tolerate human excreta (feces, urine, blood, vomit) and tolerate chemical substances which might be used in any of the duties listed.

Persons with mental or physical disabilities are eligible for this position if they can perform the essential functions of the job after reasonable accommodation is made to their known limitations. If the accommodation cannot be made, because it would cause the employer undue hardship, such person may not be eligible.

WORK SCHEDULE

This is a full-time position, Monday through Friday, with regular working hours to occur between 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.  The Maintenance Director will equitably share emergency call responsibilities with other maintenance staff.

 

Apply: INDEED.com (click here for link to posting)

Position Description - click here


This position will be considered open until filled. EOE


Occupancy specialist wanted:

 

Are you passionate about housing and excited to work full-time with excellent benefits?  The Barron County Housing Authority (BCHA) is currently seeking a Full-Time Occupancy Specialist to join our team! This position plays a critical role in supporting leasing activities with new resident applicants and helping boost resident retention through lease renewal activities. Under general supervision of the Housing Manager, the Occupancy Specialist provides clerical support for the administration of the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program, which provides rental assistance to 170 households in the private rental market, the Public Housing (PH) program, which provides housing to 60 low-income households, and the Multifamily Housing (MFH) program, which provides housing to 86 low-income households. 

Core functions include:

Assist in Wait list management: Maximize occupancy and utilization rates by maintaining wait lists. Assist applicants by performing telephone intakes when they are not able to apply online. Send initial notices of unit vacancies and track the application process.

Initial and continued eligibility determination: Collect and verify applicant information to determine initial eligibility, run background and reference checks, notify applicant of acceptance or rejection. Perform annual recertifications. Upload data monthly through HUD’s Secure Systems.

HCV Orientations: Issue vouchers and perform individual or group orientations for new voucher-holders. Process ‘Requests for Tenancy Approval’ and coordinate initial inspections with the Housing Quality Standards Inspector.

Program compliance: Learn and understand program policies, rules, and regulations. Schedule annual and biennial inspections, coordinate with inspector, perform follow-up.

Accounts receivable: Approve and post rents in the Tenants Account Receivables database (TAR) monthly. Upload ACH files to banks, collect rent, post to TAR, send receipts, prepare delinquency reports and deposits.

Accounts payable: Process mail and enter invoices in QuickBooks.

We desire someone with strong communication skills who is experienced working with people. Successful basic math testing proficiency required. Office hours are Monday-Friday, 9 AM - 5:00 PM, with minimal supervision.

Our work environment includes:

·        Casual work attire

·        Modern and separate office setting

·        Relaxed atmosphere with fast paced workflow

·        Comprehensive onboarding with field-specific training

·        Professional development opportunities

 

BCHA offers a comprehensive benefit package, including participation in the Wisconsin Retirement program and optional health, dental and vision, and paid time off (sick and vacation).

Apply: INDEED.com (click here for link to posting) or Email the Director

Click on the following links for the complete Position Description and Detailed Explanation of Tasks


This position will be considered open until filled. EOE


PROPERTY CARETAKER WANTED - Position Open at Four Sites:

 

The Barron County Housing Authority is seeking candidates for a Property Caretaker position to handle the building and grounds property maintenance at each of its managed and owned sites, located in the City of Barron, City of Chetek, Village of Dallas, and Village of Prairie Farm. One candidate will be hired for each of the four sites, a total of four hired staff.

The overall duties of this position include Routine Maintenance, Groundskeeping, Unit Turnovers, Fulfill Service Requests, Small Repairs, and Maintain Equipment.

This Part-time position has a flexible schedule at 10 to 20 hours per week with a wage range of $16.00 - $17.00/hour DOQ

Resumes are accepted by Fax, Email, or Postal Mail.

The complete position descriptions for each site may be viewed by clicking to download the PDF on the following links:


For more information, please call 715-537-5344 ext. 5 or email| Subject Line: Caretaker Position

Postal Mail: Barron County Housing Authority, ATTN: Maintenance Director, 611 E. Woodland Avenue #25, Barron, WI 54812


This position will be considered open until filled. EOE