REMOTE work - Housing Examiner Trainee - (Job Number: 240003Q1)

Employment typeFull-Time

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  • Job Description

      Req#: 103637

      About Us:

      The Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) offers affordable housing opportunities for Ohioans from rental assistance to homeownership. OHFA provides access to financial resources for the development & management of affordable housing. The Agency's programs serve first-time homebuyers, renters, senior citizens & other populations with special needs who otherwise might not be able to afford quality housing. Please see our website at www.ohiohome.org for more information about our mission.

      The Office of Program Compliance is responsible for monitoring more than 1,600 rental properties throughout Ohio, ensuring properties are being maintained in satisfactory or above manner & are in compliance with the Internal Revenue Service, HUD, USDA Rural Housing, federal HOME Partnership funds, Ohio Housing Trust Funds, ARRA, TCE & state regulations policies. The Office conducts training for owners & managers of rental projects regarding both basic & advanced issues they face.

      What You'll Do:

      The Housing Examiner Trainee plays a very important role in Program Compliance. In this position, you would be part of the team traveling throughout Ohio 75% of the time to conduct compliance inspections & audits. These compliance checks work to ensure residents have a safe & affordable place to call home.

      This position will audit the properties mainly around Northwestern Ohio but may be asked to travel to other parts of the state. Employees in these positions are provided with a state vehicle for work related transportation. During the first year, Housing Examiner Trainees will train with more experienced staff and/or may travel to Columbus for training. In addition, staff are required to come to Columbus once or twice a month or as operational needs arise.

      This is a physically demanding job requiring staff to conduct inspections of interiors & exteriors of buildings. Housing Examiner Trainees may need to climb flights of stairs, open & shut windows, stoop to see inside ovens & walk around exteriors of buildings. These tasks take place regardless of the season & may occur in snow, rain, cold, heat & humidity. In addition to physical inspections, Examiners complete file inspections reviewing tenant files for income & household composition requirements designated under multiple affordable housing funding guidelines. Step 1 rate of pay for Housing Examiner Trainees is $20.92 per hour.

      Part of the required training for this position includes attending agency paid training to obtain either the Specialist in Housing Credit Management (SHCM) credential or the Housing Credit Certified Professional (HCCP) credential. Upon successfully obtaining one of these credentials & completing all other requirements as fully described in the position description (link below), Housing Examiner Trainees are reassigned to Housing Examiners. Step 1 rate of pay for Housing Examiners is $25.45 per hour.

      For a complete description of the job duties, please review the Housing Examiner Trainee position description.

      What’s in it for you:

      At the State of Ohio, we take care of the team that cares for Ohioans. We provide a variety of quality, competitive benefits to eligible full-time & part-time employees. For a list of all the State of Ohio Benefits, visit our Total Rewards website! Our benefits package includes:

      Medical Coverage

      • Quality, affordable & competitive medical benefits are offered through the available Ohio Med plans.

      Dental, Vision & Basic Life Insurance

      • Dental, vision & basic life insurance premiums are free after completed eligibility period. Length of eligibility period is dependent on union representation.

      Time Away From Work & Work/Life Balance

      • Paid time off, including vacation, personal & sick leave
      • 11 paid holidays per year
      • Childbirth/Adoption leave

      Employee Development Funds

      • The State of Ohio offers a variety of educational and professional development funding that varies based on whether you are a union-exempt employee or a union-represented employee.

      Ohio Public Employees Retirement System

      • OPERS is the retirement system for State of Ohio employees. The employee contributes 10% of their salary towards their retirement. The employer contributes an amount equal to 14% of the employee’s salary. Visit the OPERS website for more information.

      Deferred Compensation


      To be offered the opportunity to test and/or interview, applicants must clearly demonstrate on their application how they meet the following minimum qualifications:

      • Completion of undergraduate core program in accounting; AND must be able to provide own transportation.
      • OR 24 months experience in low-income housing tax credit industry or maintenance/monitoring of subsidized housing projects & regulations or residential property management; AND must be able to provide own transportation.
      • OR equivalent of Minimum Class Qualifications For Employment noted above.

      In these positions, employees must possess or will gain the following Technical & Professional Job Skills:

      Housing, Auditing, Facilities Maintenance & Inspection, Inspection Principles, Public Relations, Attention to Detail, Written Communication, Analyzation, Establishing Relationships, Organizing & Planning


      Ohio is a Disability Inclusion State and strives to be a model employer of individuals with disabilities. The State of Ohio is committed to providing access and inclusion and reasonable accommodation in its services, activities, programs and employment opportunities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other applicable laws.


      The State of Ohio is a drug-free workplace which prohibits the use of marijuana (recreational marijuana/non-medical cannabis). Please note, this position may be subject to additional restrictions pursuant to the State of Ohio Drug-Free Workplace Policy (HR-39), and as outlined in the posting.


      To be successful in the position, candidates must possess:

      • Knowledge of accounting; subsidized housing projects & tax credit project policies & procedures*; Internal Revenue Code Section 42*; human relations; interviewing; TE Bond Manual*; Ohio Revised Code (ORC) Section 142*; HOME regulations*; Americans with Disabilities Act*; Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) guidelines*; ORC relative tenant/owner rights; Tenant Landlord Act*; HUD & IRS regulations & Fair Housing Law*.
      • Skill in operation of personal computer, calculator & office equipment; Microsoft Office Suite (e.g., Word, Excel, Access)*; circuit detector & tape measure*.
      • Ability to interpret extensive variety of technical material in books, journals & manuals; use research methods in gathering data; review government accounting data for accuracy & completeness; prepare inspection reports & computer worksheets; handle complex inquiries from projects, general public or government officials; cooperate with co-workers on group projects; demonstrate physical fitness to conduct inspections of housing projects.

      (*) Developed after employment


      All external applicants that are selected for an interview may be required to provide at least three professional references & complete the Supplemental Nepotism Statement at the time of the interview.

      OHFA ADA & EEO

      OHFA is committed to providing access & reasonable accommodation in its services, activities, programs & employment opportunities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act & other applicable laws. To request an ADA reasonable accommodation due to a disability, please email Gina Scheiderer.

      EEO Statement

      The Ohio Housing Finance Agency is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer & does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender/sex, gender identity or expression, national origin (ancestry), military status, disability, age (40 years of age or older), genetic information, sexual orientation, status as a parent during pregnancy & immediately after the birth of a child, status as a parent of a young child, or status as a foster parent as those are defined in applicable Ohio law, federal law, & any Executive Order, in admission or access to the operation of its programs, services, activities or its own employment practices. Employment practices are any employment related decisions including, but not limited to hiring, layoff, transfer, termination, promotion, demotion, discipline, rate of compensation, eligibility for in-service training programs, or terms & conditions of employment.


      The final candidate selected for the position will be required to undergo a criminal background check. Criminal convictions do not necessarily preclude an applicant from consideration for a position. An individual assessment of an applicant’s prior criminal convictions will be made before excluding an applicant from consideration.

  • About the company

      Ohio is a state in the Midwestern region of the United States. Of the fifty states, it is the 34th-largest by area, and with a population of nearly 11.8 million, is the seventh-most populous and tenth-most densely populated.