Recertification / Occupancy Specialist

Employer
Preservation Management, Inc.
Location
Baltimore, MD
Posted
Sep 13, 2017
Closes
Sep 18, 2017
Function
Accountant, IT
Hours
Full Time
Preservation Management, Inc. is seeking an experienced Site Recertification / Occupancy Specialists for one of our multi-unit properties in Baltimore, Maryland. The Recertification / Occupancy Specialists manage the process of residents' re-certification, rent increases, utility allowance changes, controlled expenses and tenant satisfaction in a timely manner. Assist the On-site Property Manager to maintain occupancy levels and ensure that owners' real estate investments achieve expected revenues. Generally, Site Occupancy Specialists work at a single mid-size or large property. Specific Responsibilities: Manage residents' re-certification, rent increases, utility allowance changes, controlled expenses, and tenant satisfaction.Maintain occupancy level of 97% or better;Work with the On-site Property Manager and the PMI Marketing Coordinator to develop tenant marketing plans for the property; distribute sales materials and conduct marketing activities to attract prospective tenants to the property;Keep track of tenant applications on the "wait list;" update and maintain the "prospect tracking report" in the Boston Post database.File all received applications; perform preliminary review of all received applications and determine if applicants appear to be income and program eligible;Make appointments with prospective tenants; help show available units to prospective tenants.Help the On-site Property Manager to enforce the terms of rental or lease agreements and termination-of-lease procedures; collect delinquent accounts promptly; submit outstanding accounts to collections and special billing. Monitor reports that all security deposits are processed within 30 days of tenants moving out.Prepare all paperwork for the On-site Property Manager for final approval prior to tenants moving in or transferring to different units.Assist the On-site Property Manager in preparation for all site REAC reviews, Management and Occupancy Reviews (MOR), Investor Site Reviews, and Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) reviews;Log onto and update company computer-based records, including maintenance of accurate resident household information; submit required company, governmental, or agency reports in a timely manner.Travel to local bank branches and make deposits of property revenues on an as needed basis. Qualifications: Candidates should possess a high school diploma - Associates Degree preferred;3 years related property leasing experience preferred; desirable applicants have completed industry course work in Certified Occupancy Specialist training.Site Occupancy Specialists should possess an introductory knowledge of some or all of the following initiatives:Implementation and compliance requirements for federal housing programs such as Low Income Housing Tax Credits;Section 8 Project and Tenant Based (including Preservation/Enhanced Vouchers) programs; Section 8 Moderate Rehabilitation and the Project Based Voucher program;Rural Development 515 and Rental Assistance programs;Section 236 Interest Reduction and Section 221-d-3 programs;FHA and Risk Share mortgage insurance programs as well as state funded housing programs.Current knowledge of all applicable local, state, federal and industry standards required of occupancy specialists, including:HUD, Rural Development, and IRS rules and regulations specific to their assigned property;Relevant legislation, such as the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Federal Fair Housing Amendment Act, and local fair housing laws;Experience in the use of business computer systems and software such as Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook; experience with on-line database systems such as Boston Post Property Manager.Compensation & Benefits: This is a full-time position with a competitive hourly wage. Benefits include: Health, Dental, Disability & Life Insurance, Paid Time Off, Holidays and 401(k) retirement plan w/ company match. Employment offers are contingent upon completion of a background check and drug screen. EEO/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans