Employment Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in INHS.

How to Apply

To apply for a position listed below, email a cover letter and resume to Johanna Anderson, Executive Director, at janderson@ithacanhs.org.

In the cover letter, please specifically address relevant experience and reasons for your interest in this particular position. For more information about INHS, visit www.IthacaNHS.org.

INHS is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

INHS is a Tompkins County Living Wage Certified Employer.

Home Repair Specialist

Purpose of Position

Home Repair Specialists are responsible for the day-to-day implementation of the Home Repair Program. The responsibilities include the evaluation of service requests, home surveys, materials cost estimating, preparation of required documents, and the execution of construction activities. Repairs may include carpentry, flooring work, minor plumbing and electrical repair, and other repairs as needed with a particular focus on health and safety concerns. General knowledge of building trades’ practices and codes, as well as good communication and organizational skills are essential.

Duties & Responsibilities

Small Home Repairs

  • Evaluate service requests. Assess whether the request meets the eligibility requirements under the guidelines of the program;
  • Inspect homes for health and safety, evaluate needs, create work scopes, develop cost estimates and create materials list required for repairs;
  • Perform required services needed to accomplish eligible repair requests;
  • Purchase materials and maintain records to clients can be billed;
  • Maintain tool and materials inventory. Keep shop and vehicle organized and clean;
  • Efficiently organize and perform repair work necessary;
  • Work on referrals from and coordination with other local service agencies;
  • Travel to and from job sites, carrying the necessary tools and materials;

Recordkeeping

  • Complete the forms required to track the hours and expenses related to each job;
  • Enter data into database and complete other tracking sheets;
  • Work with the Director of Construction Services on reporting, equipment procurement and budgetary monitoring as per funders’ requirements.

Other Repairs

  • Complete occasional repairs for clients receiving assistance through INHS’s home purchase programs;
  • Complete occasional repairs or other work needed to complete projects for INHS’s House Recycling or Community Housing Trust programs.

 

 

SUPERVISORY

Reports to: Director of Construction Services

Supervises: no other staff

Education & Experience

High school diploma or GED and a minimum of five years of professional experience in construction or home maintenance.

The ability to interact effectively with elderly and disabled clients, co-workers, other service providers, and building material suppliers; ability to manage confidential information; ability to work independently and efficiently schedule and manage the work load.

Ability to successfully perform a wide range of construction tasks, including but not limited to general carpentry; flooring, window and door replacement, minor electrical and minor plumbing repairs. Possess physical conditioning in line with the demands of the position. Must pass a criminal background check.

Novice or better proficiency in the basic use of Windows-based software. Preferred: Novice proficiency in MS Word and MS Excel.

Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a commitment to the INHS mission to revitalize neighborhoods and to assist low to moderate income people in obtaining quality housing on a long-term basis.

Travel

Travel around Tompkins County will occur routinely. A valid driver’s license is required. INHS provides work transportation and tools.

Leasing Assistant

Purpose of Position

The Leasing Assistant provides general support to the Property Manager. The Leasing Assistant helps with lease-up, certifications, apartment showings, property move-in and move-out inspections, gathering tenant information, and other general assistance to the Property Manager.

Duties & Responsibilities

Lease-up and Renewals

  • Contact applicants regarding application details to work our issues;
  • Show vacancies to applicants;
  • Aid Property Manager with review of applications, credit checks, landlord references, criminal background checks, and third party income verification;
  • Assist with marketing as needed;
  • Prepare, process, and sign leases and all related rental forms with tenants;
  • Process new resident files hard copy and digitally in Boston Post;
  • Conduct move in/out and Section 8 inspections;
  • Under direction of the Property Manager, maintain tenant files, rosters and rent rolls;
  • Take incoming calls for maintenance requests;
  • Receive tenant complaints, confirm information and agreements through correspondence, referring to appropriate individual for follow-up action;
  • Keep Property Manager apprised of all tenant issues.
  • Under direction of the Property Manager, process security deposit refunds.

Collections

  • Notify tenants of any payments due;
  • Assist with monthly delinquency notifications and reports;
  • Follow-up on delinquencies for current and former tenant referring complex or unusual case to Property Manager;
  • Aid Property Manager with eviction documents. Handle initial tenant eviction proceedings and necessary court procedures and filings;
  • Perform income judgment and small claim recordings at municipal court.

General Administration

  • Provide information regarding rental management program;
  • Receive tenant complaints, confirm information and agreements through correspondence, referring to appropriate individual for follow-up action;
  • Aid Property Manager with tenant files, rosters and rent rolls;
  • Take incoming calls for maintenance requests;
  • Prepare reports re applicants and residents as requested;
  • Keep Property Manager apprised of all tenant issues.

SUPERVISORY

Reports to: Property Manager

Supervises: no other staff

Education & Experience

High school diploma or equivalent.

Good communication and problem-solving skills. Detail oriented and organized. Strong communication skills. Able to work both independently as well as within a team while able to perform in a busy, changing, multi-tasking work environment. Must pass a criminal background check.

Intermediate proficiency in Windows-based MS Word and MS Excel.

Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a commitment to the INHS mission to revitalize neighborhoods and to assist low- to moderate-income people in obtaining quality housing on a long-term basis.

Preferred: Associate degree with two or more years’ experience with property management.

Experience in affordable housing software such as Yardi or Boston Post.

Travel

Travel around the service area, including out-of-county, will occur routinely. A valid driver’s license and access to transportation is required.

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