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Temporary Housing Specialist I -II

Company: Riverside County, CA
Location: Riverside
Posted on: May 15, 2024

Job Description:

Salary: $22.77 Hourly

Location : Riverside

Job Type: Temporary

Job Number: 24-97463-01DK

Department: Housing Authority

Opening Date: 05/07/2024

Closing Date: 5/14/2024 11:59 PM Pacific


The County of Riverside's Human Resources Temporary Assistant Program (TAP) is seeking to fill a Temporary Housing Specialist position to support The Housing Authority of the County of Riverside (HACR) located in Riverside.

The incumbents will focus on determining housing assistance eligibility, conduct housing inspections, provide excellent customer service, and data entry.

The ideal candidates will be passionate about helping others and working with a outreach focus. The candidates must have at least one year of experience in housing or other state or federal program eligibility, or social work; knowledge of Homeless Management Information System (HMIS), is a natural people person, computer savvy, and provides excellent customer service.

TAP Benefits:

Meet the Team!To find out more about the Housing Authority of the County of Riverside, please visit:

--- Conduct initial, annual, special and vacated unit inspections for the Section 8 and related assisted housing programs; ensure proper condition of units including compliance with HUD decent, safe and sanitary conditions; develop service quality improvement initiatives for both contract and private facilities; implement and monitor outcomes.
--- Advise and assist property owners and tenants of unit maintenance needs identified from inspections or complaints; conduct follow up inspections of completed work and repairs; conduct site visits with contracted vendors for quality control, provide technical consultation and make recommendations as needed.
--- Conduct damage and move out inspections; investigate claims regarding violations of housing quality standards; counsel tenants on good housekeeping practices.
--- Mediate between the tenant and property owner; determine liabilities and charges for tenants and owners during vacated unit inspections; process damage claims; liaison between the Department of Mental Health and state licensed board and care facilities; troubleshoot and assist in resolving issues.
--- Prepare leases and agreements between tenants and property owners; negotiate rent agreements with property owners; calculate tenant's rent; collect delinquent overpayments from tenants or property owners.
--- Answer questions and provide information to the public; investigate complaints and recommend corrective action as necessary to resolve complaints; participate in State Community Care Licensing (CCL) orientation to provide information to operators and administrators interested in establishing new facilities.
--- Perform a variety of duties involved in the determination of applicants' eligibility and tenants' continual eligibility for assisted housing programs.
--- Prepare reports on inspections and related matters.


EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING GUIDELINES: Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Experience: Two years full time work experience equivalent to Housing Specialist I duties and responsibilities or two years of full-time work experience in the care and supervision as defined by State CCL contracted supportive services, or Section 8 and related assisted housing programs.

Training: Equivalent to the completion of twelfth grade supplemented by additional course work in social science or a related field. (Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree may substitute for one year of program eligibility experience.)

Knowledge of: Section 8 and related assisted housing programs, policies and procedures or State CCL regulations, policies and procedures; pertinent federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations; operations, services and activities in providing housing assistance to low-income persons under the Section 8 and related assisted housing programs.

Ability to: Perform housing inspections, determine needed repairs and estimate cost of repairs; investigate complaints and recommend corrective action necessary to resolve complaints; identify and respond to program participants and public issues and concerns; work effectively with people from a variety of social, economic and racial backgrounds; work independently in the absence of supervisor.


Other Requirements:
Possession of a valid California Driver's License is required.

Application Deadline

Applications will be reviewed in the order in which they are received. Based on the number of applications received, this posting may close without noticeApplications received prior to the closing date will be considered based on the information submitted. Changes or alterations cannot be accepted. No late applications will be permitted.

Veterans' Preference
The County has a Veterans Preference Policy. Upload a copy of your (or your spouse's) Member-4 Form DD-214 (or NGB-22) indicating dates of service, and a copy of your spouse's letter of disability (if applicable) with your application. For privacy reasons, it is recommended that you remove your social security information from the document(s). A Human Resources Representative will review the materials and determine if you qualify for veterans' preference. See the policy here:

Reasonable Accommodations

The County of Riverside is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to applicants as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). Qualified individuals with disabilities who need a reasonable accommodation during the application or selection process should contact the recruiter for the position noted above. For additional information and/or to obtain the appropriate form for requesting a reasonable accommodation, please visit the Disability Access Office web page located at:

Degree Verification

All applicants are required to provide a copy of any license(s), official/unofficial transcript(s), degrees, and/or related employment documents to your NeoGov account, prior to the closing date of the job posting. If your education was completed outside of the United States, you will need to provide a copy of your Foreign Education Equivalency evaluation from a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services () or Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc. ().

What's Next

This recruitment is open to all applicants.Applicants who fail to provide information demonstrating they possess the position requirements may not be considered further in the application process. A description of job duties directly copied from the job classification or job posting will not be considered.

Based on the number of applications received, this posting may close or be extended without notice. Qualified applicants may be considered for future vacancies throughout the County.

Upload a current resume, including month/year with experience details for each position.

General Information
For specific questions regarding this position, please contact Daniel Kimbrough at

If you are experiencing technical problems, you may contact the governmentjobs.com applicant support desk Monday through Friday, 6 am to 5 pm Pacific Time at or toll-free 1-855-524-5627.


Please read and follow any special application instructions on this posting. Click the 'Apply' link located on this page to submit your application. For instructions on the application process, examinations, Veteran's preference, pre-employment accommodation or other employment questions, please refer to our web site, A pre-employment physical examination and background check may be required.

MEDICAL/DENTAL/VISION INSURANCE: A choice of different medical, dental and visions plan are available to elect. The County provides a Flexible Benefit Credit contribution as governed by the applicable SEIU Memorandum of Understanding to contribute towards the cost of these plans.

Note: Employees on assignment through the Temporary Assignment Program (TAP) receive different benefits. See the list
MISCELLANEOUS RETIREMENT: County of Riverside has three retirement Tiers through the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS).

  • Tier I (Classic Member - Formula 3% @ 60): Applicable to current and former County of Riverside local miscellaneous employees hired prior to 08/24/2012 and did not withdraw CalPERS contributions. The employee contribution is eight (8%) percent.
  • Tier II (Classic Member - Formula 2% @ 60): Applicable to local miscellaneous employees 1) hired after 08/23/2012 through 12/31/2012; 2) Previously employed with another CalPERS contracting public agency or a reciprocal retirement system, with a break in service of less than six months between the separation date with the previous employer and the appointment date with the County of Riverside. The employee contribution is seven (7%) percent.
  • Tier III (PEPRA New Member - Formula 2% @ 62): Applicable to CalPERS local miscellaneous new members hired on or after the implementation of the Public Employees' Pension Reform Act of 2013 (PEPRA) which took effect January 1, 2013. Effective July 1, 2023 employee contributions are 7.25% and will increase to 7.75% effective July 1, 2024.
    A new member is defined as any of the following:
  • A new hire who enters CalPERS membership for the first time on or after January 1, 2013, and who has no prior membership in any California Public Retirement System.
  • A new hire who enters CalPERS membership for the first time on or after January 1, 2013, and who was a member with another California Public Retirement System prior to that date, but who is not subject to reciprocity upon joining CalPERS.
  • A member who first established CalPERS membership prior to January 1, 2013, and who is rehired by a different CalPERS agency after a break in service of greater than six (6) months.
    CalPERS refers to all members that do not fit within the definition of a new member as "classic members".

    Contribution rates are subject to change based on the County of Riverside annual actuarial valuation.


    This summary is for general information purposes only. Additional questions regarding retirement formulas can be sent to or by calling the Benefits Information Line at (951) 955-4981,
    Option 2.

    If you have prior service credit with another CalPERS agency or within agencies, please contact CalPERS at (888) 225-7377 to determine which retirement tier would be applicable to you. CalPERS is governed by the Public Employees' Retirement Law. The Retirement Law is complex and subject to change. If there's any conflict between this summary and the law, the law will prevail over this summary.
    DEFERRED COMPENSATION: Voluntary employee contribution with a choice between two 457 deferred compensation plan options.

    VACATION ACCRUAL (Bi-Weekly Accrual):

  • No


    Are you legally authorized to work in the United States under federal law?
    • No
    • Yes
    • I am in the process of obtaining authorization.


      Do you possess a valid California's Driver License?
      • Yes
      • No


        How many years of full-time work experience do you have equivalent to a Housing Specialist I duties and responsibilities or in the care and supervision as defined by State CCL contracted supportive services, or Section 8 and related assisted housing programs ?
        • None
        • Less than 12 months
        • 1 year or more, but less than 2
        • 2 years or more, but less than 3
        • 3 years or more, but less than 4
        • 4 years or more, but less than 5
        • 5 years or more, but less than 6
        • 6 years or more


          What is your highest level of education completed from an accredited college or university?
          • None
          • Less than 30 semester or 45 quarter units
          • At least 30 semester or 45 quarter units
          • At least 60 semester or 90 quarter units
          • At least 90 semester or 135 quarter units
          • At least 120 semester or 180 quarter units
          • I have my Associate's degree
          • I have my Bachelor's degree
          • I have my Master's degree
          • I have my Doctorate degree


            Do you fluently read, speak, and write in Spanish?
            • Yes
            • No


              What is your work experience gathering and intaking information, compiling, and preparing reports?
              • None
              • Less than 1 year
              • 1 to 3 years
              • 3 to 5 years
              • More than 5 years


                How many years of full-time experience do you possess in Microsoft Office Suite?
                • None
                • Less than 1 year
                • 1 to 3 years
                • 3 to 5 years
                • More than 5 years


                  How many years of customer service experience do you posess?
                  • None
                  • Less than one year
                  • 1-2 years
                  • 2-3 years
                  • 3-4 years
                  • 4-5 years
                  • 5+ years


                    Do you have experience using TENMAST, Yardi, or Happy? If so, please be sure this experience is illustrated in your application.
                    • No
                    • Yes


                      Do you have professional work experience assisting the public with employment services including resume writing? If so, please be sure this experience is illustrated in your application.
                      • No
                      • Yes

                        Required Question

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