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We are currently hiring for the following positions:

Maintenance Mechanic II (Skilled)

Responsible for skilled maintenance of buildings, facilities, grounds, and light equipment. Performs carpentry, electrical, plumbing, welding, and general repairs in response to service requests and results of inspections of units in accordance with Uniform Physical Conditions Standards (UPCS) or other HUD required standards. Performs maintenance on mechanical equipment or machinery. All maintenance tasks are performed as assigned in accordance with appropriate level of skill and/or experience. Work is generally completed independently and a great deal of independence in judgment in resolving problems in the act of repairing buildings and apartments is exercised.

Education and Experience
High school graduate (or GED) equivalent. Must have three (3) to four (4) years' practical experience (including supplemental training) in a related field or trade. An equivalent combination of training and experience may be substituted for the requirements above provided that the experience is sufficient to meet required knowledge and abilities.

The following Certifications must be obtained within one (1) year of employment or other allowable period of hire as authorized by the Executive Director or his/her designee:

  • Fair Housing
  • Certified Apartment Maintenance Technician (CAMT)
  • Uniform Physical Condition Standard (UPCS)

Other Requirements

  1. Must possess a State of North Carolina driver's license and  maintain a good driving record.
  2. Must be able to provide emergency coverage after hours on a rotating basis. This may require the employee to carry a pager while on call.
  3. Must work with the highest degree of confidentiality.
  4. Must be available for occasional overnight travel for training.
  5. Must pass employment drug screening and criminal background check.
  6. Must be able to be covered under the Housing Authority's vehicle insurance policy.
  7. Must be able to be covered under the Housing Authority's fidelity bond.

Housing Manager (FULL TIME):

The Burlington Housing Authority is seeking a dedicated Housing Manager to manage 368 units of public housing until converted under RAD to Section 8 PBRA.  The ideal candidate must possess excellent communication and multitasking skills, a positive attitude, strong work ethic, high energy and provide quality customer service. LIHTC or HOME experience a plus. Salary negotiable commensurate with experience. Great benefits.  

Education and Experience
Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Business Administration, or Social Sciences from an accredited college or university and at least three (3) years of progressively responsible experience in management or in an administrative capacity in property management or low-income housing, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience resulting in the ability to fulfill the essential job duties of the position.

The following Certification(s) must be obtained within one (1) year of employment or other allowable period of hire as authorized by the Executive Director or his/her designee:


▪ Public Housing Manager/Assisted Housing Manager/LIHTC Compliance as applicable.                 
▪ Supervisory Maintenance
▪ Uniform Physical Condition Standards (UPCS)
▪ Enterprise Income Verification System
▪ Possess or obtain a Broker's License
▪ Fair Housing


Knowledge and Skills
1. Thorough knowledge of Agency policy and procedures as they pertain to property management and occupancy.   
2. Thorough knowledge of HUD rules and regulations that apply to public housing management.   
3. Working knowledge of laws and standards that apply to public housing property management, such as Fair Housing Laws, OSHA standards and local/state building codes.      
4. Basic knowledge of building maintenance, fire prevention, and liability reduction principles.     
5. Working knowledge of the operation of the Agency's computer system and applicable software. 

Pre-Kinders Teacher Assistant

Responsible for assisting the Pre-Kinders Lead Teacher in the planning and implementing learning experiences that advance the intellectual, emotional, social and physical development of children within a safe, healthy learning environment.  These tasks are to be performed at a level that supports the Agency's efforts to achieve the highest rating on HUD's evaluation systems.  The duties listed below illustrate of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements regarding duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment in association with this position

Education and Experience

Bachelor's Degree in Applied Science with studies in Early Childhood Development, Social Science or related field.  Two (2) years' experience of related outreach/case management experience; social work and/or public housing. Any combination of experience, education or training that would likely provide the required knowledge is qualifying.

The following Certifications must be obtained within one (1) year of employment or other allowable period of hire as authorized by the Executive Director or his/her designee:

  • CPR
  • First Aid
  • Other licensing trainings as required by the state of NC.

Other Requirements

  1. Must possess a State of North Carolina driver's license and maintain a good driving record.
  2. Must be available for occasional overnight travel for training.
  3. May be required to work an unusual work schedule.
  4. Must pass employment drug screening and criminal background check.
  5. Must work with the highest degree of confidentiality.
  6. Ability to be covered under the Housing Authority's fidelity bond.
  7. Ability to be covered under the Housing Authority's vehicle insurance policy.

Please use our Contact Us link to request an application and the full job description.  You may also pick up an application and job description at our main office: 133 N. Ireland Street Burlington, NC 27217

BHA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.