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Hillsborough County Government

Senior Housing Counselor (#SRHCSLGENO) GENO
$19.60-$31.11 Hourly / $3,397.33-$5,392.40 Monthly / $40,768.00-$64,708.80 Yearly


Performs public housing eligibility and placement assistance duties.


Graduation from an accredited four year degree granting college or university; and
Two years of professional level experience in social or community services which involved interviewing and counseling clients.

Or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience that would reasonably be expected to provide the job-related competencies noted below.


  • Customer Commitment - Proactively seeks to understand the needs of our customers and provide the highest standards of service.
  • Dedication to Professionalism and Integrity - Demonstrates and promotes fair, honest, professional and ethical behaviors that establishes trust throughout the organization and with the public we serve.
  • Organizational Excellence - Takes ownership for excellence through one's personal effectiveness and dedication to the continuous improvement of our operations.
  • Success through Teamwork - Collaborates and builds partnerships through trust and the open exchange of diverse ideas and perspectives to achieve organizational goals.


  • Considerable knowledge of housing assistance programs eligibility requirements as outlined in Federal, State and County laws, rules and regulations.
  • Considerable knowledge of social and community services provided by public and private agencies.
  • Skill in the application of interviewing techniques.
  • Ability to collect, organize and evaluate data to develop logical conclusions.
  • Ability to work effectively with others.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.


Note: The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Depending on assigned area of responsibility, incumbents in the position may perform some or all of the activities described below.
  • Evaluates applicant's personal and financial data by reviewing files and related documents.
  • Informs applicants of Federal, State and County rules and regulations pertaining to housing program eligibility requirements.
  • Advises applicants on available housing alternatives, budget and debt management, real estate laws and contracts, mortgage servicing and insurance, relocation procedures, home maintenance and makes referrals to appropriate agencies for additional assistance.
  • Provides followup assistance to clients.
  • Resolves housing issues and complaints or refers clients to appropriate agency for resolution.
  • Makes group presentations of housing assistance programs.
  • Identifies specific client social services needs and contacts agencies for assistance.
  • Prepares and maintains case files and records.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

CLASS: SRHCSLGENO; EST: 2/16/1999; REV: 9/30/2003;