West Valley Housing Authority

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SALARY RANGE: $6,137 – $7,466 per month plus excellent benefits.
Full time position. Non-Exempt.


The Executive Director provides leadership and organizational direction to West Valley Housing Authority (WVHA) and provides guidance and staff support to WVHA Board of Commissioners. The Executive Director administers all programs, policies and personnel of WVHA, including housing management, maintenance, construction projects, finance and personnel.


Received - This position reports directly to the WVHA Board of Commissioners.

Exercised - This position manages, leads and directs, either directly or through subordinate levels of supervision, all employees, programs and projects of WVHA.


The essential duties of the Executive Director include but are not limited to the following:

  • Serve as chief staff support to WVHA Board of Commissioners.

  • Directs the overall administration of all Housing Authority programs and projects.

  • Ensures that all programs are operated in compliance with all applicable regulations and with contractual budget parameters.

  • Oversee and prepare budget development. Monitor accounting and finance activities, grant proposals, approve contracting and procurement policies.

  • Prepares and oversees the preparation of all ongoing and specialized reports for HUD and other related sources regarding WVHA activities, programs and services.

  • Oversee the development and/or replacement of Public Housing units as requested by the Board of Commissioners.

  • Serves as Labor relation Manager and Personnel Manager for the agency.

  • Conduct collective bargaining and dispute resolutions, including grievances.
    Knowledge of labor laws and collective bargaining procedures.

  • Provides advice to private and/or non-profit industry related to the development of new affordable housing based upon community needs.

  • Represents WVHA on a local, statewide, regional and national level to promote awareness of housing programs and services.

  • Perform other duties and tasks as assigned by the Board of Commissioners. All of the Essential Duties are to be performed in a timely and effective manner.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business/Public Administration or an applicable field (Master’s preferred); and five (5) years responsible administrative experience including three of those years in a management capacity with fiscal oversight including housing management and/or community and housing development; or any combination of education, training or experience that ensure the ability to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position.

  • Requires previous experience in managing personnel including the ability to communicate, delegate, train, coach, counsel and discipline employees effectively.

  • Requires a thorough and extensive knowledge of the principles and practices related to the overall administration of a public agency to include personnel management, labor relations, budgeting, financing, marketing, reporting, policy development and implementation, and program administration.

  • Knowledge of federal grant application development and the ability to learn and interpret state and federal assisted housing programs, laws and regulation including interpretation, development, and implementation of policy directives and changes; program compliance; budgeting and finance requirements.

  • Extensive experience working directly in a public housing program(s) in a supervisory capacity with direct budgetary responsibility is preferable.

  • Requires knowledge of real estate development (including financing, design, constructions and management).

  • Requires basic knowledge of construction management including specification development, familiarity with architectural plans, blue-prints, and drawings, coast estimating, construction inspection, and building codes. Requires ability to read, understand and negotiate contracts.

  • Requires extensive experience in managing an organization and personnel including the ability to communicate, train, counsel, and discipline employees effectively.

  • Requires strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills as direct communication with supervisors and employees.

  • Conducts effective presentations before public and private agencies, officials, and other groups or individuals.

  • Must be able to develop and maintain extensive contacts on a local, state, and federal level with a variety of community groups, government officials, contractors, architects, realtors, and other individuals to elicit information and effectively design, implement and maintain existing and potential housing programs.

  • Prefer previous experience as a director for a housing authority and/or like organization.

  • Knowledge of tenant- landlord laws.

  • Previous experience in collective bargaining and dispute resolution.


Work is performed indoor in an office environment and outside in all weather conditions. Time spent performing functions (typing, calculating, etc.) on a computer will vary from day to day and involve repetition of tasks. Incumbent may be exposed to hostile and/or uncooperative clients and/or employees occasionally. Work in this position will generally include, but is not limited to, pushing, pulling, lifting, bending, reaching, crouching, and twisting. Usually work a standard work week. The incumbent may be required to work some overtime hours, as the need arises.


To be considered for this exciting job opportunity:


1. Housing Authority employment application form completed. (Resume’ optional.)

2. Supplementary questions with answers along with Section 3 declaration form. (Required)

3. Certified Court Print of your driving record from Department of Motor Vehicles will be required from those applicants selected to interview. (Not required with application.)

4. Pre-employment drug screening will also be required of the selected candidate.




Completed and signed original application materials must be returned to the Personnel Department by 4:30 p.m., Thursday, February 22, 2018 to be considered.

Applications may be:

  • Mailed to WVHA Office at PO Box 467, Dallas, OR 08338 or

  • Dropped off at the Reception Desk of the Main office at 204 SW Walnut Avenue, Dallas OR 97338 (If after hours, applications may be left in the 24-hour Drop Box located in front of the Main Office.)



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