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Employment Opportunities

Join the Team

Join the Housing Authority of the City of Laredo in the quest to provide safe, decent, and sanitary housing to its communities. We encourage you to become part of our team and benefit from our competitive compensation, excellent benefits package, and pleasant work environment.

LHA provides all permanent full time employees with Health Insurance upon completion of their two month probationary period and a Retirement Plan, Life Insurance, Annual Leave, and Sick Leave upon the completion of their six month probationary period.

Applications

Employment applications are available at the Housing Authority of the City of Laredo Administration Building, 2nd Floor.

You may also download the application on this website and submit in person, fax or by email listed.

Applications, resumes, and other supporting documentation may be submitted via email, fax, postal mail, or in person Monday-Friday between the hours of 8am-12pm and 1pm-5pm at:

Housing Authority of the City of Laredo
2000 San Francisco Ave.
Laredo, Texas 78040
956.722.4521
956.722.6561 (fax)

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Change lives by joining us. We bring assistance to the community and collaborate on making a difference.

Benefits

Health Insurance

The Housing Authority provides and covers 100% of the premium of Health Insurance through Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas. A buy up plan is available.

Retirement Plan

LHA Employees are provided with a Retirement Plan through Housing Authority Retirement Trust (HART). The Housing Authority contributes 9% of the employee’s actual worked wages towards their plan. Employees are responsible for contributing 2% of their gross wages towards their own plan.

Life Insurance

The Housing Authority provides a Life Insurance of two times (2x) the salary of the employee. Additional coverage may be purchased.

Annual/Sick Leave

Hours of annual and sick leave are accrued at six months from the date of hire.  Each pay period an employee will earn four (4) hours for annual and four (4) hours for sick.

Elected Benefits

LHA employees may elect to purchase additional insurance coverage from the offered policies:

  • Vision
  • Dental
  • Life
  • Cancer
  • Accidental Death/Dismemberment
  • Air Evac Lifeteam
  • Legal Shield
  • Short-Term Disability

Direct Deposit Option

Direct deposit is a banking option that allows the transfer of funds without the hassle associated with paper checks. This is a free service that allows us to deposit you pay check directly into your personal checking or saving account. Download and turn in this form to our finance department.

Direct Deposit Form

Official Standard Holidays

Authorized Day

New Year’s

Martin Luther King Day

President’s Day

Good Friday

Memorial Day

Independence Day

Labor Day

Veteran’ s Day

Thanksgiving Day

Christmas Eve

Christmas Day

Personal Holiday

When Observed

January 1st.

Third Monday in January

Third Monday in February

Friday before Easter Sunday

Last Monday in May

July 4th

First Monday in September

November 11th

Fourth Thursday in November
Friday after Thanksgiving

December 24th

December 25th

Scheduled & Approved by Supervisor

Positions Available

Chief Accountant
Reports To: Director of Finance
Department / Division: Finance
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Employment Status: Full-Time
Date: December 22, 2017
Position Summary
Responsible for assisting in the development of financial analysis, reporting, and internal control practices for all managed property. Responsible for maintaining the general ledger of the Agency’s funds, contracts, and financial matters involving receipts, expenditures, and surpluses. Incumbent must have strong accounting knowledge and proven ability to independently manage projects. The duties listed below are illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements regarding duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment in association with this position
The Housing Authority of The City of Laredo is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This job description is subject to change and in no manner states or implies that these are the only duties and responsibilities to be performed. The duties herein are representative of the essential functions of this job. This job description reflects management’s assignment of functions; however, it does not prescribe or restrict tasks that may be assigned. Nothing in this document restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities at any time. The qualifications listed above are guidelines, other combinations of education and experience that could provide the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job may be considered at the discretion of the Executive Director.
Employment with the Housing Authority of The City of Laredo is on an “at-will” basis. Nothing in this document is intended to create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, and does not constitute a promise of continued employment.
Disclaimer: The above statements describe the general nature, level, and type of work performed by the incumbent(s) assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, demands, and skills required of personnel so classified. Job descriptions are not intended to and do not imply or create any employment, compensation, or contract rights to any person or persons. Management reserves the right to add, delete, or modify and/or all provisions of this description at any time as needed without notice. This job description supersedes earlier versions.
Maintenance Aide "A"
Reports To: Mechanic
Department / Division: Public Housing
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Employment Status: Full-Time
Date: May 17, 2017
Position Summary
This employee performs general maintenance and repair functions (below level of skilled mechanic) in one or more of the crafts or trades with minimum supervision. Capable of assistance a skilled mechanic on major maintenance or repair such as periodic overhauling of air conditioning and heating equipment, repainting of structures, installing new pluming and fixtures and remodeling of units. Shall be an understudy of a skilled mechanic with general knowledge and ordinary skills in the use of tools in one or more craft or trade. Shall considered in training for position of higher classification.
Duties and Responsibilities

Specific duties include the following:

  • Clean vacant units including floors, cabinets, walls, baths, stoves, refrigerators, etc.
  • Repairs and replace screen doors, hardware, and screening.
  • Cleans all offices, shops, storage area, and community rooms.
  • Paints interior and exterior of apartments.
  • Makes minor repairs to mowers, edgers and other maintenance equipment.
  • Service all motor vehicles and equipment.
  • Cleans area and hauls off miscellaneous trash, etc.
  • Assists in maintenance and repair of plumbing fixtures, commodes, lavatories, kitchen sinks, hot water heaters, furnaces, water hose, sprinkles, faucets, etc.
  • Makes window pane replacements.
  • Keeps trip ticket on pickup.
  • Mows lawns, trims hedges, edges curbs and walks, prunes and trims trees.
  • Assists in cleaning out sewer lines and stopped up sinks.
  • Makes off-duty services calls as emergencies arise for minor maintenance.
  • Does any other maintenance work as assigned by maintenance foreman.
Knowledge and Skills
  • Limited skills in one or more craft or trade.
  • Ability to work under supervision and to take and follow instructions.
  • Use of various power tools such as jointer, sander, saw and pipe die. Uses variety of hand tools when making repairs to equipment and structures. Drives pickup truck.
Physical Demands

Vigorous, strenuous work with lifting required.

Work Environment

Works in all types of conditions. May be working in heated and unheated buildings or outdoors in winter and summer.

Laborer
Reports To: CFP Foreman
Department / Division: Modernization & Development
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Employment Status: Full-Time
Date: May 15, 2017
Position Summary
Responsible for making minor repairs of dwelling units and grounds of one or more of Authority’s housing developments. Performs routine carpentry, electrical, and plumbing repairs in response to service requests that require minimum skills. Also performs a variety of cleaning and painting tasks. Employee may perform some or all of the following work.
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Repairs or replaces plumbing fixtures and fittings such as leaky faucets, clogged drains and sewer lines, damaged toilets, sinks, and water cutoffs.
  • Patches/repairs/replaces badly worn or damaged tile floors.
  • Replaces wiring and parts for electrical outlets, switches, light fixtures, and breaker switches/fuses.
  • Makes minor carpentry repairs/replacements to damaged walls, ceilings, woodwork, floors, floor coverings, doors, and door Jocks, windows, screens, cabinets, roofs, gutters, down spouts, fences, cabinets and drawers.
  • Replaces window panes, replaces damaged window and door screens.
  • Maintains equipment for grounds care in good working condition.
  • Performs common area and administration building cleaning duties, including the parking lot and sidewalks; hauls trash to dumpsters.
  • Assists in the make-ready of vacant housing units by performing a variety of tasks including but not limited to the following: cleaning/repairing/painting cabinets and walls, cleaning bathroom and kitchen fixtures and appliances, cleaning/replacing windows and screens, cleaning/stripping/waxing tile floors, etc.
  • Assist performing other duties concerning maintenance of dwelling facilities, grounds, and equipment.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing all other duties as assigned.
Education and Experience
High school graduate or GED. Two (2) years experience in building maintenance or vocational training which involved training and/or experience in areas of carpentry, plumbing, and electrical repairs, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Knowledge and Skills
  • Good knowledge of techniques, methods, materials, and equipment used in plumbing, carpentry, electrical repairs, and in the repair of household appliances, and air conditioning and heating systems.
  • Skill in the use of various hand and power tools.
  • Ability to accurately and completely document in writing appropriate events and activities.
  • Ability to read and understand moderately complex repair manuals, and instructions/warnings on cleaning agents.
  • Ability to write service requests, maintenance reports, and inspection reports.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other Authority employees and residents.
  • Ability to communicate in English and Spanish is highly desirable.
  • Have a valid Texas driver’s license.
Supervision Received and Given
The employee receives instructions from the Maintenance Administrator or his/her designee. Generally, methods of accomplishing assignments are at the discretion of the employee within established procedures and repair manual guides. Deadlines and priorities are generally set by the supervisor, and the employee’s progress is monitored regularly. The employee’s work is reviewed periodically for accuracy and completeness.
The employee has no supervisory responsibilities.
Guidelines
The employee follows established maintenance procedures and practices and service manuals in performing assigned tasks. If a situation not covered by guidelines arises, the employee consults the supervisor for guidance.
Complexity
Work performed by the employee is mostly routine and repetitive in nature. Occasionally, some tasks may require the exercise of personal judgment in making decisions on accomplishing assigned work.
Scope and Effect
The employee’s work primarily affects the residents in the housing development to which the employee is assigned. It also impacts on the adequacy of total low-rent housing provided by the Authority. Through successful accomplishing of maintenance tasks, the Authority is able to continue to provide decent, safe and sanitary housing.
Personal Contacts
The employee’s personal contacts are primarily with residents and other employees. Contacts with residents are particularly important. The purpose of these is to give and obtain information necessary to do the maintenance tasks efficiently and safely, and to document all actions. Conditions under which contacts occur can range from normal to highly stressful depending upon the situation.
Physical Demands
The employee must operate hand and power tools and equipment. Normal physical activity can be strenuous and may involve prolonged standing, walking, reaching, bending, crouching, stooping, and lying prone. The employee must use arm strength to manipulate hand tools such as saws, sanders and jointers. The employee must occasionally push, pull, and/or lift objects up to and over 25 pounds. Work requires physical strength and mobility, spatial perception, and digital and manual dexterity.
Work Environment
The employee works indoors and outdoors and is exposed to weather extremes. The employee may occasionally be subject to electrical shock hazards, dangerous heights, dangerous chemicals, and skin irritants (e.g., cleaning solutions, solvents, insecticides). The employee may be required to use goggles, gloves, safety boots, and other safety equipment.
Project Manager Assistant

Project Manager Assistant

Supervisor: Project Manager

Exemption: Non-Exempt

Duties and Responsibilities

Perform work involving the management and operation of housing developments, and performs other related work as required. Specific duties include the following.

Personnel Duties:

  1. Provides orientation for new residents: shows units, explains lease and briefs them on authority policies and procedures.
  2. Assists the Project Manager in reviewing accounts receivable reports weekly and conducts collection activity of delinquent accounts.
  3. Maintains and monitors delinquent rent roll, issues delinquent notices and late payment charges.
  4. Assists Resident Council meetings and meetings with outside agencies to identify resident needs and available outside resources as assigned.
  5. Performs annual re-certification of residents and enters data into computer database. Monitors, prepares and distributes annual recertification notices.
  6. Calculates interim adjustments and enters information into computer database. Prepares and distributes interim adjustment notices.
  7. Assists in inspections, monitoring and informing residents of work planned.
  8. Performs move-in, move-out and annual inspections of assigned units and prepares and processes needed work orders. Prepares and distributes inspection notices.
  9. Receives service orders from residents for needed maintenance and monitors orders to ensure work is performed.
  10. Performs drive-by or walk-by inspections of buildings and grounds, resolves unsatisfactory conditions with residents and consults with Project Managers about initiating lease termination proceedings when warranted.
  11. Valid Texas drivers license. Eligible for coverage under fleet auto insurance.

Qualifications and Knowledge

High school diploma or GED. Two years of related secretarial and bookkeeping work experience in an administrative office. Ability to meet and deal with the public, and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, residents, and applicants. Good knowledge of HUD regulations and Authority policies, procedures and practices pertaining to Low-rent housing programs. Some knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles, practices and techniques. Good knowledge of general office practices and procedures, business English and arithmetic. Skill in operating computer equipment and general office machines. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing. Ability to accurately and completely document in writing appropriate events and activities. Ability to communicate in English and Spanish is highly desirable. Bondable.

Supervision Given and Received

The employee receives instructions from the Project Supervisor. Courses of action, deadlines, and priorities are established by procedure, the supervisor or the employee, depending on the assignment. Routine duties are initiated by the employee without supervisory direction. Instructions to the employee may be general or specific in nature. Problems or situations not covered by instructions are usually referred to the supervisor for resolution. The employee’s work is reviewed periodically for accuracy, completion, and compliance with policies and procedures. Employee has no supervisory responsibilities.

Guidelines

The employee performs routine duties by established Authority policies and procedures and other guidelines such as HUD regulations. The guidelines cover most job related situations, but the employee may occasionally be required to use independent judgment in making decisions.

Complexity

The employee performs a variety of tasks that are mostly routine and repetitive in nature. Other tasks such as those related to dealing with people are more difficult to perform because these require tact, sensitivity, comprehension and compassion.

Scope and Effect

The employee’s work affects the administrative output of the Authority’s Public Housing Department. Successful accomplishment of duties by the employee enhances the Authority’s ability to meet its overall mission of providing affordable housing that is decent, safe, and sanitary.

Personal Contacts

The employee has frequent and continuing contact with other employees and residents by telephone and in person. The purpose of such contacts is to resolve problems, exchange information, justify, and negotiate arrangements which are beneficial to the Housing Authority Performs administrative tasks: maintains resident files; assist in preparing reports required by HUD and the Authority; maintains inventory records and takes annual inventory: submits purchase requests for needed items and services; maintains petty cash fund. Attends departmental and Authority wide staff meetings and training sessions as scheduled. Collects monthly rents from residents, only checks and money orders. Cooperates with Security Officers to report any violations of lease. Contributes to team effort by accomplishing other duties as assigned.

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