Professional Career Opportunities - Job Title Details
Housing Specialist 1, G-18
Health and Human Services
Career Ladder Information
|Title||Grade||Hiring Rate/yr||Job Rate/yr|
|Housing Specialist Trainee 1||13||$46,529||$59,542|
|Housing Specialist Trainee 2||14||$49,202||$62,806|
|Housing Specialist 1||18||$61,270||$77,912|
|Housing Specialist 2||23||$79,325||$100,342|
|Housing Specialist 3||27||$97,826||$120,492|
|Housing Specialist 4||64||$116,686||$147,256|
All salary grades for trainees titles are non-statutory (NS) equated to the salary grade identified. These grade equations apply to the starting salaries in their respective salary schedule for the traineeship levels.
Housing Specialists perform a variety of specific activities within the functional areas of overseeing procurement, contract development, program implementation, and compliance determination and assurance of housing projects for homeless and low-income households various grant programs.
Agencies with this Title
You must meet the requirements below to qualify for this title.
A bachelor's or higher degree
one year of professional experience in a position with responsibility for the planning, development, financing, or administration of housing or housing programs* including one or more of the following duties:
- Planning, financing, or developing housing; community residences; or supported housing for the homeless and/or special needs populations;
- Developing or monitoring grant proposals and contracts with government agencies, not-for-profit organizations and foundations;
- Monitoring construction to ensure conformance to State and local building codes, and fire and safety regulations;
- Management of supported or low income housing**;
one year of professional experience in a position of responsibility for assisting homeless, low income, and/or special needs individuals or families in obtaining such benefits as housing, education, employment, shelter, counseling, or other supportive services. This experience must be gained through one or a combination of the following duties: Provision of services through direct client contact; Administration and implementation of social services programs*** in a government, not-for-profit, charitable, or faith-based organization.
* "housing programs" is defined as programs which finance or otherwise assist in the development and/or operation of permanent, transitional, or emergency housing, including licensed, certified, or otherwise regulated shelters.
** "supported or low-income housing" is defined as permanent, transitional, or emergency residence or shelter for homeless and/or low income households which are owned and/or operated by a government, not-for-profit, charitable, or faith-based organization.
*** "social services programs" is defined as programs that provide services to homeless, low income, special needs individuals, and/or families to assist them in achieving the greatest degree of independence possible.
NOTE: experience as a realtor or real estate agent is not qualifying.
How to Apply
The November 2022 PCO Examination is closed, applications are no longer being accepted