City of Binghamton, New York

Housing Specialist

May 3, 2019 - 4:13pm -- jlallen
Date Posted: 
Planning, Housing and Community Development
$40,000.00 - $45,000.00 per year
Last Date To File: 
Distinguishing Features Of The Class: 

This position involves the responsibility for assisting the HUD Manager in administering the City of Binghamton’s housing purchase program, rehab programs, and development agency program in accordance with Federal guidelines and policies. Does related work as required. 

Minimum Qualifications: 

(a) Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered four year college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree* in Economics, Public Administration, Business Administration or a similarly related field and one year of experience in financial work with a public or private agency adhering to acceptable standards; or

(b) Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered two year college or university with an Associate’s Degree in one of the fields in (a) above and three years’ experience as defined in (a) above; or

(c) Graduation from High School or possession of a High School equivalency diploma and five years of experience as defined in (a) above.

*An individual will be accepted if they have a Master’s Degree in one of the areas described in option a.

Typical Work Activities: 

Maintains client and agency records; Maintains annual compliance reviews with agencies and clients; Compiles mortgages and legal forms such as discharges and subordinations; Files documents with the County as needed; Works with borrower’s legal and loan agencies to prepare for closings; Attends closings when needed; Keeps abreast of current Federal and State laws pertaining to housing; Maintains a working relationship with community service agencies to better serve the disabled and mentally ill regarding affordable housing opportunities; Prepares and submits written materials for case records, computer inputs, the courts and referrals on a timely basis; Answers housing phone calls and provides information to walk in applicants; Acts as the City’s Fair Housing Officer for complaint, education, and referral issues; Collects and manages data for reporting to Federal and State governments; Manages small repair program data for each client; Responsible for maintaining the integrity of the housing programs


Good knowledge of financial and managerial accounting practices; Good knowledge of Federal and State housing laws, rules and regulations; Good knowledge of social and community problems involved in housing programs; Good knowledge of real estate laws and procedures; Identifying problems, obtaining, and analyzing information and determining and implementing solutions; Skill in mathematical calculations; Ability to prepare oral and written reports; Ability to maintain effective working relationships with others; Ability to operate a personal computer and utilize common office software programs including word processing, spreadsheet, and database at an acceptable rate of accuracy and speed; Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.