310 S. Roosevelt ST
Aberdeen, SD 57401

+605 226 2321
fax +605 225 8220 TTY: 711

Mon - Thu 10:00 - 5:00
Friday - 10:00 - 2:30

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Due to the continued concern about the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), the office will be closed to the public until further notice.

Outside the front door we have change forms (all changes must be reported--loss of income, new income, etc.), security deposit applications and How To Apply cards for our programs. We have a drop box to the left of the door, so please put all forms, rent, etc in the box and it will be distributed to the appropriate case worker.

Staff will continue to work so if you need to speak with your caseworker, please call the office (226-2321). Appointments will be scheduled on a case by case basis and only if absolutely necessary.

Thank you for your understanding while we try to do our part to prevent further spread of the virus.
AHA Staff

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Deputy Director

Full time position, 8 am – 5 pm Monday-Thursday and 8 am – 2:30 pm Friday with a 30 minute lunch break.  Must have a valid driver’s license with occasional travel to off-site training that includes lodging, per diem and travel reimbursed as approved by the Board.

Benefits are annual leave, state retirement (6% employee, 6% employer) and group life insurance.

Manages all aspects of the maintenance department.  Coordinate and monitor all capital improvements and maintenance needs of all Aberdeen Housing Authority owned and/or manage properties.  Assist the Executive Director in overseeing the entire scope of Aberdeen Housing Authority to include review, development, implementation, direction, planning, budgeting, policies and procedures and other related Authority program activities.  Assists with the administration, direction, coordination of personnel and activities of the Aberdeen Housing Authority.  Performs related work as assigned by Executive Director.

General Scope of Duties:

Train and supervise the employees of the maintenance department which includes the repair and maintenance of all Aberdeen Housing Authority owned and/or managed properties and the mechanical equipment installed in these buildings.

Negotiate contracts with outside vendor for execution of maintenance work requesting bids or proposals.

Monitor all aspects of the Capital Fund Program which includes prioritizing projects, budgeting, requesting bids or proposals and drawing funds to adequately fund projects for the Public Housing Project.

Perform quarterly inspections of all Aberdeen Housing Authority owned and/or managed properties throughout the year and then assigns work orders to maintenance staff to correct issues.

Responsible for year-end reports, which include PHAS (Public Housing Assessment System) and SEMAP (Section 8 Management Assessment Program).  Assists with the 5 year and annual Public Housing Plan.

Maintains Acceptable knowledge of HUD and SDHDA guidelines and procedures in the performance of duties assigned.

Performs other related work as assigned by the Executive Director.

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills:

Knowledge in all areas of construction needed to supervise capital improvements including Davis Bacon requirements.

Working knowledge of electrical, plumbing, HVAC and mechanical systems.

Familiarity and understanding blueprints and schematics and knowledge of federal, state and local building codes.

Considerable knowledge of effective methods of supervision of personnel, programs, activities, finance/accounting and administration.

Able to establish and maintain a good liaison with community groups/officials, HUD and SDHDA officials.  Works with community officials to educate and promote AHA’s programs.  Participates in community groups and organizations whose missions are compatible with the mission of AHA.

Knowledge and proficiency of Microsoft Windows, Excel, Word and Power Point.

Minimum Qualifications:

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and/or facility management, or related field and 3 years in a supervisory role; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

A full job description and application (required) are available at the office.

The position is open until filled.

Application Requirements

When filling out our application form, be sure to follow directions carefully and answer all questions. The application is a required form. Please read carefully and complete all sections. Applications that are not complete, or that have entries such as “see resume attached” are not accepted. Remember to sign the application.

You must file your application, along with a resume, before the closing date. This means your application and resume must be received by 5:00 p.m. on the specified closing date at our office located at 310 S. Roosevelt St., Aberdeen, SD 57401. You may pick up an application/job description at either:

  • Job Service, 420 South Roosevelt Street, or
  • Stop by our office at 310 S. Roosevelt Street

If your availability, address, or phone number changes after you file the application, notify us immediately. Failure to do so may result in your name being removed from the applicant list.

A new application must be submitted each time you apply. If applying for more than one position at the same time, you may use one application and name all positions you are applying for on the application.

The AHA Hiring Process

After the application deadline, your application will be reviewed to ensure that it is complete. We will determine if your work experience and qualifications match the job for which you have applied.

A series of two interviews will be conducted for each vacant position. Please note that not all applicants for a position will be interviewed.

If you are selected for an interview, you will be contacted by phone. After first interviews are complete, we will determine which candidates will receive a second interview. AHA will contact you by phone if you are selected for a second interview.

If you are not selected for a position, you will be sent a letter notifying you once the position has been filled.

We appreciate your assistance and patience in this process.