The Market Analyst uses market research techniques to establish rental levels for assisted units in accordance with HUD and Houston Housing Authority guidelines. Reports to the Inspections Manager.
PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Defines market research approach by identifying objectives; selecting research methodologies.
- Conducts marketing research by collecting information from primary and secondary sources; using qualitative and quantitative research methodologies; interviewing company personnel; involves feasibility studies, evaluation research, resident research, concept evaluation and zero measurements.
- Provides historical market research information by establishing and maintaining market research data storage and retrieval systems.
- Accesses Rent Reasonableness programs, software, or websites, contacts owners, leasing managers, and/or management company, representatives.
- Recommends research techniques to business units by monitoring new developments in HUD requirements, attending educational workshops and reviewing professional publications.
- Conducts trend analyses by following the approved rental rates for various market segments.
- Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
- Marketing Research, Reporting Research Results, Statistical Analysis, Market Segmentation, Objectivity, Deals with Uncertainty, Financial Skills, Analyzing Information, Results Driven, Documentation Skills, Decision Making.
- Knowledge of the function and scope of fair market rents, principles, practices and procedures.
- Principles and practices of budget preparation and control.
- Research techniques.
- Applicable sections of federal, state and local laws and codes.
- Housing Authority organization and operation, policies and objectives.
- Technical aspects of field of specialty.
- Proficient with personal productivity software including word processing, spreadsheet and database applications.
- Skill in operating computer equipment and general office machines such as personal computers, copiers and adding machines.
- Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective and courteous relationships with other employees, representatives of other governmental bodies and the public.
- Ability to coordinate several concurrent activities simultaneously.
- Ability to meet schedules and time lines.
- Prepare clear, concise logical oral and written complex reports.
- Make prompt and accurate decisions analyzing situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.
- Work independently with little direction.
- Must have a valid Texas Driver’s license
- Must be bondable
COMPLEXITY / SCOPE OF WORK
- Under general supervision coordinates activities through the Inspections Manager, assists in the development and implementation of assigned special programs by establishing procedures, developing supporting documentation, monitoring program for compliance to local, state and federal regulations; monitoring program schedules and deadlines; provides liaison between other departments, outside agencies, residents, etc.; prepares various reports and correspondence.
- The employee uses independent judgment on a daily basis to either interpret the guidelines listed above to choose the most appropriate course of action within established options and parameters.
- The employee performs duties by following the HUD Code of Federal Regulations, HUD handbooks, HUD transmittals, the Houston Housing Authority Administrative Plan, the Houston Housing Authority Section 8 Guide to Operations, and other instructional memos. Historical practices and verbal or written instructions from supervisors are also available.
- The complexity of the daily job is enhanced, as the employee must be able to quickly change from one to another set of regulations.
- The employee’s work affects the quality of life and the basic needs of the applicants, the participants and their families.
- The work affects landlords, Houston Housing Authority, other service agencies, and the stability of some neighborhoods.
- The employee’s efforts affect the agency’s ability to earn funds and to obtain additional funding.
- Employee does not have direct supervisory responsibilities.
- Contacts are with Houston Housing Authority personnel, landlords, outside agencies. etc.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS / WORK ENVIRONMENT
- Work is principally sedentary, but may involve some physical exertion, such as kneeling, crouching, or lifting to obtain files and records, and eyestrain from working with computers and other office equipment.
- Work involves the normal risks and discomforts associated with an office environment, but are usually in an area that is adequately cooled, heated, lighted, and ventilated.
- Any combination equivalent to a bachelor’s degree or equivalent years of experience in a related field
- Minimum (3) three years of progressively responsible professional experience.
- Computer skills a must, proficient in Microsoft Office products.
- Attention to detail.
- Must be able to maintain confidentiality.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.
APPLY FOR JOB
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Apply at: Careers - Houston Housing Authority (housingforhouston.com)