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Central Contract Specialist

Category: Administration

City: Oakland, California, United States

Position ID: J0221-0314

Employment Type: Full Time

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Position Description:

There’s an affordable housing crises in Northern California! Take a job where you can actually do something about it!

CGI Federal, a wholly owned subsidiary of CGI, has an opening for a Central Contract Specialist in its Oakland, CA office. This role supports a multi-year business process services contract CGI Federal has with a local housing authority, that is aligned with the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), to provide contract administration services for project based Section 8 properties. You will help administer a program that provides much needed affordable housing to eligibile families!

Accordingly, the Contract Specialist is responsible for managing a portfolio of assisted housing contracts to ensure the accurate and timely completion of all required tasks.

Your future duties and responsibilities:

• Perform detailed reconciliation of monthly payments to property owners,

• Renew expiring Housing Assistance Payment contracts,

• Maintain positive relations with owners, residents and their representatives, neighborhood groups, local governments and US Department of Housing & Urban Development staff,

• Perform rental adjustments including budget analyses and utility analyses,

• Process special claims,

• Maintain customer files and records retention in accordance with policy,

• Other duties/projects as assigned.

The work requires the ability to meet deadlines consistently and accurately, time management and the ability to successfully manage several different tasks with competing priorities is necessary. Travel up to 25% may also be necessary.

Required qualifications to be successful in this role:

To qualify for this position, applicants must have knowledge of HUD rules and regulations governing the HUD Section 8 project-based housing program or the ability to learn this information through the training program provided. Affordable Housing administration experience a plus.

In addition, applicants must be proficient in the use of MS Office, particularly Excel and Word, must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills and be able to learn new concepts quickly. Must be proficient using MS Teams, WebEx, Zoom or other similar team/video/collaboration apps. Must be comfortable working with numbers.

A bachelor’s degree or comparable work experience required.


List items desired for the Candidate, but not required.

A quick learner who can prioritize and meet a constant stream of deadlines. Ideal candidates will be personable, a team player who can also function independently, and someone who can adapt to new requirements or changes in procedure with relative ease.

Minimum Years of directly related experience Required: 5



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