Reports to: Director of Housing

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt (Full Time)


Basic Function:

This work involves responsibility for planning, developing, implementing, maintaining, evaluating and overseeing programs designed to increase the economic self-sufficiency of low-income families and thereby reduce their need for subsidized programs and services. The work is performed under general supervision of senior management, with considerable requirement for independent judgment and action taken in the above areas. Supervision may be exercised over one or more subordinate employees.

General Description:

  • Plans, implements, directs, and evaluates the Family Self-Sufficiency Program in accordance with regulations promulgated by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development and policies set by Any Town Housing Authority;
  •  Develops or assists with the development of Action Plan polices for the program with the recommendations of the Program Coordinating Committee;
  •  Supervises and participates in the preparation and maintenance of program materials, reports, and records such as assessments, financial records, activity reports and case management records;
  • Maintains data regarding Family Self-Sufficiency services and accomplishments and prepares reports summarizing these service data for use by the Any Town Housing Authority, the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the community of service providers assisting with the delivery of services;
  •  Serves as liaison among and between related departments within Any Town Housing Authority whose goals and daily work product relates to the Family Self Sufficiency program including but not limited to housing choice voucher, public housing, finance and other resident services;
  •  Serves on special boards and committees serving Any Town Housing Authority residents needs and represents Any Town Housing Authority at workshops and training programs which benefit from Any Town Housing Authority participation and/or sponsorship.
  • Networks with community agencies, determines key leadership from these agencies and coordinates the formation and ongoing viability of a Program Coordinating Committee to provide services, technical assistance, and policy guidance.
  •  Collaborates with community agencies and mainstream providers for the provision of these services for clients;
  • Contracts through Memoranda of Agreement or contracts with community agencies and mainstream providers to ensure on-going provision of these services for clients;
  • Interviews and determines the eligibility of applicants for the Family Self-Sufficiency Program;
  • Assesses service needs of program participants, and through case management, goal setting, referrals, and monitoring assists participants in accessing appropriate public or private community agencies to obtain specialized types of assistance;
  •   Reviews case records to update and monitor client needs;
  • and Maintains knowledge of successful national and local efforts to assist low-income families achieve economic self-sufficiency.

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree social sciences or related field, and three years’ experience in public housing, counseling or social work, or a combination of education and experience; and training which provides the required knowledge skills and abilities.

  • Travel Valid Texas driver’s license, proof of insurance specified by the State of Texas, and dependable transportation for travel within the region.


$12 per hour – $13.50 per hour, depending on experience

Plus benefits including health insurance, retirement plan, and other benefits.

Application Procedure:

Send completed DETCOG Employment Application and Resume to:


Attn: Personnel

210 Premier Drive

Jasper, TX 75951

Or email to:

Application form can be found online at under the “About DETCOG/Jobs & RFPs” link.

Application Deadline:

Until filled.

Special Condition of Employment:

Salaries of the Deep East Texas Council of Governments are funded by various state and federal grants; therefore, employment is conditioned on the availability of such funds.

Equal Opportunity Employer


Email to apply:


Mail to apply:


Attn: Personnel

210 Premier Drive

Jasper, TX 75951


Deep East Texas Council of Governments, Premier Drive, Jasper, TX, USA