Due to Conflict of Interest regulations Section 8 Landlords are not eligible for employment with the Housing Authority.

Irene Vejar (805) 736-3423, ext. 4010

Temporary Maintenance Specialist – Santa Maria

Employment Process:

Applicants must complete and submit an official Housing Authority application form and any other required documents no later than 4:00 p.m. on the final filing date specified on the job announcement. A separate application must be filed for each examination. Resumes will be accepted, but may not be substituted for the required application form.

HACSB provides an interview and hiring preference for known qualified Section 3 residents. (Section 3 Plan)

The requirements as stated on the front of this job announcement represent only the minimum required to file an application. Meeting the listed requirements does not guarantee that a candidate will qualify for an interview as the Personnel Department reserves the right to limit the number of candidates to those whose recent work experience most closely matches the requirements of the position.

Residents of Housing Authority properties who meet the minimum qualifications for a position are eligible for a Section 3 preference. Section 3 information forms are included with all applications for employment and are available at all Housing Authority locations.

Any applicant receiving an interview will be scored. Any applicant with a passing score of 70% or higher will be retained on an eligibility list for that position for a period of one year. It will not be mandatory to hire the top person on the list.

Eligible applications will be reviewed whenever there is a job opening in that category. The applications of the top five applicants will be examined and the department head will make recommendations. The department head may recommend appointment of any or none of the persons referred.

The eligibility list will be considered exhausted when all applicants have failed to reply to notification of interviews by the specified time, or after their application has been reviewed three times without offer of hire.

The Housing Authority is an equal opportunity employer, and selects the best matched individual for the job based upon job related qualifications, regardless of race, color, creed, sex, national origin, age, handicap or other protected groups under State, Federal or local equal opportunity laws. Reasonable accommodations are offered qualified individuals with disabilities. Such individuals may contact Irene Vejar at (805)736-3423, ext. 4010 to discuss necessary accommodations.

Conditions of Employment

Working Hours: Most staff positions work a 9/80 work schedule during regular business hours between 7:30 and 5:00 p.m. Schedules are determined based upon agency needs.

Provisional period: All appointments are provisional subject to the completion of a provisional period of a minimum of six months. The provisional period is a part of the selection process in that it is a trial period for the employee to demonstrate on the job that he/she has the knowledge, skill and ability to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of the position. If performance is not satisfactory, an employee may be terminated without redress.

California Drivers License: Many staff positions require the possession of a valid California Driver License including a good driving record at the time of hire and during the course of employment. If required, applicants selected for interview will be required to submit an up-to-date Motor Vehicle Record obtained from the local DMV.

Disability Leave and WorkersCompensation: The Housing Authority participates in CA State Disability Insurance and independent Workers Compensation Insurance. These programs are administered through the Human Resources Department. Upon hire employees will receive pamphlets describing the responsibilities of the employer and employee.

Medical Examination: A medical examination paid by the Housing Authority is required of each new Maintenance employee. The employees physical condition must be consistent with the requirements of the job duties to be performed (with or without accomodation). Candidates are cautioned that offers of employment or continued employment are conditional and subject to the satisfactory completion of the medical examination. An examination of any employee may be requested at any time by their supervisor.

Background Investigation: A background investigation including application information verification, criminal history, and DMV reports (if required) is conducted on any applicant selected for hire. Any offer of employment is subject to the satisfactory completion of this investigation.

Employee Benefits

Step Salary Advancement: Salary advancement may be recommended upon completing provisional period, and at intervals of one year thereafter until the maximum step is reached. Each of the five pay steps are in 5% increments. Thereafter employees are eligible for a 5% longevity increase every 5 years until a total of 3 longevity increases have been obtained.

Vacation Leave: Vacation or Annual Leave is accrued at the rate of 12-24 working days per year depending on years of service, beginning on the first day of employment. Employees are eligible to use this leave after six months of continuous employment with approval of supervisor dependent on the needs of the department and area office/shop.

Sick Leave: Sick Leave is accrued at the rate of 12 working days per calendar year and is to be used for illness according to agency policy.

Holidays: The Housing Authority presently observes twelve paid holidays per year.

Group Insurance Program: The first of the month after 31 days employment employee is eligible for 100% employer paid Life policy worth one and one-half times the employee’s annual salary and Retirement contributions of apx 12.5% of salary. Employees working 30 hours or more per week receive apx 100% employer paid Medical/Prescription, Dental, Vision & LTD coverage for employee + apx of premium cost for dependent coverage, if elected.

Deferred Compensation: 457 Plan is voluntary.

Social Security: Compulsory participation for all employees.

Credit Union: Membership for savings, loans and other privileges is available.

Reimbursement for Tuition and Books: Employees attending accredited courses of instruction may apply for pre-approval of reimbursement for the costs of tuition and books for such training.