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The Quincy Housing Authority is now hiring for multiple positions. Check out our employment opportunities below for more information or to apply.

Family Self-Sufficiency Program Coordinator

General Description :

This is a responsible and sensitive temporary position, the duration of which is dependent upon grant funding. The incumbent is responsible for the, development and management of the Authority’s Family Self-Sufficiency Program. The incumbent will also be responsible for developing and maintaining systems for monitoring the progress of program participants. Such systems will also support any reporting requirements of the grant. If there is more than one incumbent in this position, the Director will have discretion to assign the duties of the position in a way that best serves the program.

Principal Responsibilities:

  1. Examines and monitors ongoing Family Self-Sufficiency activities and prepares new and/or revised plans to meet changing needs.
  2. Provides resources and coordination of all QHA-administered Family Self-Sufficiency activities.
  3. Maintains accurate records of program activities.
  4. Develops, enhances and maintains systems for accurately monitoring the progress of program participants.
  5. Develops and maintains accurate reports of program activities as required by the grant or which may be desirable.
  6. Provides direct supervision on a regular basis to other staff who may be assigned to the program, as needed.
  7. Ensures that the goals, objectives and outcomes of the Authority’s Family Self-Sufficiency Program, as revised from time to time, are met.
  8. Ensures that the FSS Program is implemented in accordance with applicable regulations.
  9. Submits recommendations for improvements in the Authority’s FSS Program.
  10. Ensures confidentiality of client information.
  11. Provides training and technical assistance and program support to other QHA staff, as needed, regarding Family Self-Sufficiency issues, policies, and procedures.
  12. Collaborates with other service providers to provide resources, funding, and services needed for families advancing toward self-sufficiency.
  13. Collaborates with Advisory Committee, which meets regularly, and other related committees, to ensure program goals are met.
  14. Organizes meetings with relevant persons, complete with agenda and minutes of same, as needed to further the goals of the FSS Program.
  15. Interprets the program to the general public.
  16. Interviews QHA resident families regarding individual and family strengths, abilities, and weaknesses.
  17. Evaluates the family’s ability to move towards independence from welfare  and/or other support-related services.
  18. Assists family in developing plans of action to reach goals of independence from welfare and other goals of self-sufficiency.
  19. Assists family in identifying possible obstacles preventing independence from  welfare and/or other support-related services.
  20. With the family’s permission, reviews case management with collateral agencies to ensure nonduplication of service and progress toward individual goals.

Knowledge, Ability and Skills:

  1. Ability to initiate and complete complicated research into aspects of poverty, creation of employment opportunities, and the development of educational assistance initiatives. 
  2. Knowledge of ESL, ABE, and GED network. 
  3. Knowledge of statistical analysis and applications.
  4. Knowledge of Quincy (and surrounding area) Human Service, Education, Health, and Vocational Training service delivery systems. 
  5. Ability to develop evaluation and monitoring systems and implement same. 
  6. Ability to work as part of a team and supervise others in terms of program outcomes, goals, and objectives. 
  7. Strong grant writing and administration skills. 
  8. Strong mathematical skills and data administration skills.  
  9. Ability to design policies and procedures that meet the Quincy Housing Authority’s and HUD’s missions, rules, and regulations. 
  10. Good public speaking skills and ability to work effectively with local media outlets. 
  11. Good written and oral presentation skills, plus appropriate attention to details that relate to an individual family’s needs. 
  12. Ability to analyze an individual’s and family’s strengths, abilities and weaknesses. 
  13. Must have positive attitude toward program goals of career development, vocational opportunities, and educational advancement. 
  14. Must be willing to recruit parents by going door to door, hosting small meetings, and/or speaking before various groups.
  15. Knowledge of the needs of culturally and economically disadvantaged families and understanding of methods to meet those needs.
  16. Ability to interact effectively and professionally with tenants and other persons.
  17. Massachusetts drivers license and daily use of vehicle or ability to get to work sites.

Training and Experience:

Bachelors Degree in Social Work, education, or related field preferred with two years experience, or Associates Degree or two years college with five years’ experience in related position. Prior experience working with tenants, particularly low-income tenants, preferred. Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel. Ability to create spreadsheets and data bases to accurately track and manage complicated financial and other information.

Salary is $54,126.40 annually.

Assistant Director of Modernization

The Quincy Housing Authority has an employment opportunity for an Assistant Director of Modernization.  This is a responsible managerial position, in which the incumbent works directly with the Director of Modernization, Modernization Coordinator, Modernization Project Managers and the Executive Director in the development, implementation, and maintenance of modernization programs for Quincy Housing Authority and its managed Agencies.  Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Meet with Local Tenant organizations and Resident Advisory Boards as necessary to facilitate review and inclusion of Resident input into Capital plans.
  • Working with multiple QHA disciplines, conduct ongoing existing conditions surveys of QHA and managed agency properties, compile and verify information and develop and/or update Capital Needs Assessments including buildings, grounds and equipment. 
  • Assist in developing and updating short-and long-term capital plans for QHA and managed agencies.
  • Assists in/develops applications for funding under federal and state modernization programs.
  • Responsible for purchases and procurements as may be assigned by the Executive Director; ensures that such purchases and procurements are conducted in accordance with applicable law and policies, maintains accurate records of all such purchases and procurements. 
  • Assists in/develops the preparation of Request for Proposals (RFPs) for design services including but not limited to: Assist in designer selection process, prepare Consultant contract, attend job meetings, review specifications, drawings and contract bid documents, attend/review bid opening, review contractor interim payments, attend Punch List and Final Inspections, review Final payments and close out documents.
  • Assists in/develops the preparation of Request for Proposals (RFPs) and Request for Quotes (RFQ) for small Construction projects and Force Account projects. 

Training/Experience required:

Substantial and responsible experience in construction administration, architecture, engineering, or government funded housing modernization programs and a related bachelors’ degree.  Extensive knowledge of Design and Construction practices and methods and materials used in construction, maintenance, and repair of buildings. Previous experience with public procurement laws. Experience with EOHLC and HUD regulations relating to housing authority operations is highly desirable. Must have or be able to achieve credentials as a Massachusetts Certified Public Purchasing Official (MCPPO) within one (1) year of hiring.  Ten or more years of experience in construction management with three of those being in a supervisory capacity.  Excellent computer skills with knowledge of software for capital planning, capital project management and facility maintenance.   Familiarity with EOHLC and HUD systems highly desirable.  The candidate must be proficient with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Access).Possession of a valid MA Unrestricted Construction Supervisor’s License is highly desirable.

A complete job description can be obtained by contacting Terry Champion at tachampion@quincyha.comSalary is $80,000 annually.   A completed QHA application and resume should be submitted to Terry Champion, Administrative Assistant, Quincy Housing Authority 80 Clay Street, Quincy, MA 02170 or to  Applications will be accepted until July 28, 2023.

Leasing Officer

The Quincy Housing Authority has an employment opportunity for a Rental Assistance/HAP Specialist.  The Rental Assistance/HAP Specialist assists in administering all rental assistance programs, including but not limited to Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers, Enhanced Vouchers; Project Based Vouchers; Designated Housing Vouchers; Mod Rehab SRO; and MRVP. S/he is responsible for eligibility certifications, rent determinations, lease processing, processing of HAP payments, preparing various reports related to rental assistance and maintaining complete and accurate records of program and participant information on paper and in the Authority’s computer system.  S/he also helps answer questions and resolve administrative problems that arise in connection with rental assistance programs.  A complete position description is available.  Salary is $ 55,164.20,  plus benefits. Two years of college education in human services related subjects or three years experience in related position required.  Prior experience working with tenants, particularly low-income tenants, preferred.  This is an AFSCME Union position.   An Application and Resume should be submitted to Terry Champion, Quincy Housing Authority, 80 Clay Street, Quincy, MA  02170


Accounts Payable Clerk

The Quincy Housing Authority has an employment opportunity for an Accounts Payable Clerk.  The Accounts Payable Clerk is responsible for the prompt and accurate payment of all accounts payable and the recording of accounting data payments.  He/she performs other accounting duties and prepares and maintains the employee payroll data file in a web-based system.  The incumbent is responsible for maintaining a vendor invoice suspense file, purchase order vendor payment file, and vendor paid file.  He/she also is responsible for entries against auto posting ledgers and provides assistance to the Director of Finance.  The incumbent maintains a complete understanding of the principles of bookkeeping and understanding of federal and state tax laws applicable to sales and employee withholding.  The incumbent is held to a high standard of maintaining confidentiality of records.  Provides necessary monthly entries and performs other miscellaneous account responsibilities, including maintaining accounting ledger and preparing monthly account summary reports. 

A working knowledge of MS Office, Excel, and Microsoft Word is required.  Performs other related duties of the position as assigned. Salary is  $56,547.40. A high school diploma and two years prior bookkeeping experience is required.    



Benefits are offered for full time 35 hour/week positions and include:

  • Defined pension plan
  • Health and dental coverage
  • Long-term disability
  • Life Insurance
  • Deferred compensation

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