Housing Authority of the City of Covington, Georgia
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Position Description

The Covington Housing Authority (CHA) is seeking a Deputy Executive Director, a new position created to assist the Executive Director in planning, managing, and overseeing the operations, services, and programs of the CHA.

Background – The Covington Housing Authority

The Covington Housing Authority (CHA) was chartered by the Georgia State Legislature in May, 1965 and completed the construction of the city’s first Public Housing units in 1969 at the Alcovy Road location. That first development was comprised of a total of 41 buildings of various sized apartments (from 1 bedroom to 5 bedrooms) for total of 180 low-rent housing units.  

In 1981, the Authority expanded by constructing an additional 68 housing units. Forty-four units were built off Industrial Boulevard at Fowler Court and another 24 units were built just off Highway 36 South at Jackson and Taylor Street.

And finally in 1982, the Authority constructed its final development of 32 units off Turner Lake Road at Holmes Court. This brought the total inventory of Public Housing to 280 housing units.

In 2014, CHA opened New Leaf Center, its first affordable housing development.

CHA is currently transitioning out of public housing into the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD), a new multifamily housing program developed by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  This transition will require the selected candidate to learn, understand and develop knowledge of all RAD rules and regulations.  There will be a significant upfront learning curve.

The CHA is governed by a five member Board of Commissioners appointed by the Mayor of Covington.


The Deputy Executive Director reports to the Executive Director and assists in the administration of the day-to-day operations of the CHA through implementing policy and supervising assigned staff, and serving as the acting Executive Director in his or her absence.

The following is a sample list of duties describing the various types of work and is not all-inclusive:

  • Monitor and evaluate services to residents in accordance with all government regulations and procedures
  • Assist in the development and administration of the Authorities strategic plan
  • Advise, review, interpret and implement administrative changes in the procedures and regulations for housing programs
  • Direct assigned staff and assist in the selection and evaluation of all staff, including discipline and dismissal
  • Assist in the preparation of financial and statistical reports and annual budgets
  • Assist the Executive Director in reporting to and maintaining effective relations with the Commission, City staff, and a variety of community organizations
  • Act, as assigned, as a Housing Authority hearing officer for staff, owner, and tenant grievance processes
  • In the absence of the Executive Director, assume full management of the CHA programs and services.


The successful candidate for the position of Deputy Executive Director will have management experience with strong organizational abilities, including planning, delegating, program development, directing staff and supervision of property maintenance. Transparent and high integrity leadership qualities to maintain teamwork and staff morale are required, as well as strong written and oral communication skills, including listening to and communicating with diverse groups. The CHA seeks candidates with a strong work ethic, high energy, and a reputation for a high degree of professional courtesy, empathy, and respect for public housing clients.

The Deputy Executive Director must have and/or develop knowledge of:

  • Federal, state and municipal laws and regulations governing rental subsidy programs.
  • Local government and community organizations and resources and low and moderate-income housing needs.
  • Business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources, and leadership techniques.
  • Trends and best practices in housing authority program service delivery.
  • Work-related computer applications.

The Deputy Executive Director must have skills and abilities to:

  • Communicate effectively using several mediums
  • Plan, organize and review the work of professional and support staff
  • Train staff and support professional development
  • Administer budgets and anticipate future budget needs
  • Administer and monitor the capital improvement plan
  • Interpret and apply complex rules, regulations, laws and ordinances
  • Prepare detailed written reports, correspondence and proposals

 Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university.
  • Three years of progressively responsible administrative experience which includes staff and project management.   
  • Ability and willingness to travel.
  • Must pass extensive background check


The projected compensation range for this individual will be competitive and in accordance with the pay grade system of the CHA, the multifamily housing industry and the background and experience of the selected candidate. The CHA has a very strong employee benefits program, including competitive insurance and retirement benefits.

Non Discrimination

The CHA firmly supports the principle and philosophy of equal opportunity for all individuals, regardless of age, race, gender, creed, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected categories.

Application Process

Must mail application and resume to:

Executive Director

ATTN: Deputy Director Position

Covington Housing Authority

PO Box 1367

Covington, GA 30015

Application and resume MUST be received by January 4, 2016.