Rental Assistance Administrator (97 views)

1525 East 9th Street, Reno, NV 89512 US
September 5, 2023 2023-11-04
Job Description

The Reno Housing Authority is growing and has added several new positions including a Rental Assistance Administrator.   For this position we are seeking candidates with experience in subsidized housing programs or social service programs with an intermediate level of knowledge of program policies and procedures.  The Rental Assistance Department provides assistance to eligible low- and moderate-income families to rent housing in the private market.  The Administrator will work with the Director to manage the various programs of the Rental Assistance Department which include the Housing Choice Voucher Program, the Project-Based Voucher Program, and Special Purpose Vouchers Programs. 

Examples of some of the essential duties for this position are:

  • Assists with the development, implementation and/or administration of the department’s services and programs.
  • Participates in managing the daily operations of the Rental Assistance department.
  • Evaluates and recommends modification of rental assistance program operations to increase program effectiveness and outcomes.
  • Supervises, guides, motivates, and evaluates assigned staff.  Provides and coordinates staff training and works with employees to correct deficiencies.
  • Reviews, develops, and implements departmental policies and procedures, including developing and maintaining training manuals.
  • Assists in the development and administration of the department’s annual budget.
  • Assists with monitoring data for transmission to PIC.
  • Performs Quality Control file audits of Rental Assistance files, ensuring compliance with all applicable regulations.
  • Conducts file reviews with clients and applicable staff and presents the Housing Authority’s position in informal hearings.
  • Ensures program compliance with applicable HUD regulations, applicable state and local regulations, and RHA policies and procedures.
  • Coordinate and complete periodic quality control inspections of voucher assisted housing and monitors HUD regulation compliance with HQS.
  • Represents rental assistance programs to other Housing Authority departments and outside agencies; explains and promotes RHA programs, policies and activities; including ability to resolve conflicts and reach resolutions. 

For more details on this position, please review the job posting and position description at:

Who is the Reno Housing Authority?

The mission of the Reno Housing Authority is to provide fair, sustainable, quality housing in diverse neighborhoods throughout Reno, Sparks and Washoe County that offers a stable foundation for families to pursue economic opportunities, become self-sufficient and improve their quality of life. We are the largest provider of affordable housing in Washoe County, proudly assisting more than 9,000 Nevadans to have a safe, secure place to call home.

Why should you apply?

The RHA is committed to developing a team that embraces our mission and core values throughout our local community. To offer superior service to our clients, we invest substantially in the professional growth and development of our team and are focused on exemplifying our underlying values of integrity, trust, leadership, progress and customer service.

We offer competitive salaries based on skills and experience, an exceptional benefits package, a robust defined benefit retirement plan, and ample opportunities for growth. Highlights of the benefits we offer includes:

  • 100% employer paid health, dental, & vision insurance for employees
  • Excellent vacation & sick leave accrual program
  • Thirteen (13) paid Holidays a year
  • 5% merit salary increases plus regular cost of living increases
  • 100% employer paid retirement contribution for the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)
  • Flexible Spending Plans
  • Paid Parental Leave program
  • 457(b) retirement savings program
  • Employer paid life and AD&D insurance
  • Positive, friendly work environment focused on providing a healthy work/life balance

We are located in the largest city in northern Nevada. Nestled at the base of the Sierra Nevada mountains, the surrounding area provides unlimited indoor and outdoor recreational activities. With excellent weather averaging more than 300 days of sunshine annually the City of Reno is home to a vibrant food and entertainment scene with limitless major events such as balloon races, rib cookoffs, concerts, Hot August Nights, air races, renowned pub crawls, NCAA Division 1 sports, as well as minor league baseball and hockey teams!


The minimum qualifications for this position are:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in in public administration, business, social services or a related field from an accredited college or university.
  • Three (3) years of increasingly responsible experience in a subsidized housing program or a social service program that required an intermediate level of knowledge of program policies and procedures.
  • Two (2) years of experience as a supervisor or lead worker.
  • Or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform the work as determined by Human Resources.


Please visit our Employment Opportunities page at for more information on the Reno Housing Authority, our employment application and instructions for submitting completed applications. Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply as early as possible as this recruitment may close at any time based on applications received.

The RHA is committed to ensuring a safe, productive and positive work environment through a Drug and Alcohol-Free Workplace. Selected candidates will need to complete a pre-employment drug screen and background checks including a criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Reno Housing Authority is an equal opportunity employer. The RHA is committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) in accordance with applicable Federal and State law, and Executive Orders. Our policies prohibit unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, gender, religion, marital status, domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition including genetic characteristics, sexual orientation, or any other consideration made unlawful by Federal, State, or local laws.