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29 Aug 2017

Executive Director, Housing Authority

 Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States
Type: Full-Time

Job Description

Employment Opportunity:  The Lancaster City Housing Authority currently has one full-time vacancy for Executive Director, Housing Authority.

Applications will only be accepted between August 21, 2017 and September 1, 2017.  When applying, you must indicate a willingness to accept employment in Lancaster County. 

Job DutiesYou will assume overall responsibility for the effective and efficient direction of the Authority, including the planning, directing, and coordinating of operational and administrative facets of the housing programs.  You will plan, develop, and present the objectives, policies, operating plans, and budgets of the Authority for approval of the Board of Directors.  You will design guidelines, procedures, organizational structures, programs, and methods to increase effectiveness of managerial policies and practices.  You will define staffing levels and position responsibilities; and make decisions relative to employment, performance, salary, promotion, transfer, or termination of personnel.  You will represent the Authority at the local, regional, and national levels to establish and maintain a cooperative working relationship and positive recognition; and to resolve any conflicts with other agencies interacting with the Authority.

In order to be considered, applicants must be PA residents, must pass the associated Civil Service exam, and must meet the following minimum requirements:  three years of professional administrative supervisory experience in a housing authority or other publicly or privately owned government subsidized housing and a bachelor’s degree; OR four years of professional administrative experience in residential property management, which included two years of supervisory experience, and a bachelor’s degree; OR an equivalent combination of experience and training which included three years of professional administrative supervisory experience in subsidized housing or four years of professional administrative experience in residential property management, which included two years of supervisory experience. 

Starting Salary: $87,568/annually, with excellent benefits.  (Salary is negotiable, depending on qualifications.)

Have questions?  Contact Robert C. Schellhamer, Executive Director, Lancaster City Housing Authority, at (717) 283-0416 or

Veterans:  Pennsylvania law (51 Pa.C.S. §7103) provides employment preference for qualified veterans for appointment to many state and local government jobs.  To learn more about employment preferences and opportunities for veterans, visit the veterans section of

How to Apply

How to ApplyApply online at  Log in to the Online Services section of the homepage.  Select View Open Announcements & Apply from the menu, and reference announcement #2000-094 for Executive Director, Housing Authority to submit your application.  Transcript copies are required with your application. Fax copies to (717) 787-8650, or e-mail them to  You will be tested after your qualifications are reviewed.  The test will be scheduled as soon as possible after the announcement closes for application and your eligibility has been determined. After your eligibility is determined, you will receive notification to schedule yourself for testing.  The test will be held at the Pennsylvania State Civil Service Commission’s office in Harrisburg as soon as possible after the application closing date.  There will be no rescheduling or retesting under this announcement.


Job Details

Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 80,000 - 100,000.

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