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Pittsfield Housing Authority
65 Columbus Ave. Suite 1


Company Description:
Serving the the city of Pittsfield in the Berkshire mountains of Western Massachusetts, the Pittsfield Housing Authority (PHA) is established to provide the community with fair equal housing opportunities. For over 60 years the PHA has helped families and individuals obtain housing.

$35,500.00 Per Year
Full Time
Customer Service
High School or Equivalent

Function:  The Receptionist/Clerk is responsible for the highest level of customer service for both clients and staff in providing a point of contact for walk in traffic, incoming telephone calls and providing office support to all departments.


SupervisionThis position is under the direct supervision of the Director of Finance/Administration.


Job Description:

  • Answer large volume of incoming telephone calls, assist callers, provide information, make community referrals, and direct calls to appropriate staff members.
  • Provide accurate information regarding application procedures, waiting lists, and qualifications to both callers and walk-in clients.
  • Provide and maintain appropriate forms, as needed.
  • Refer clients to staff for appointments or assistance.
  • Maintain professional and personable customer service.
  • Advise staff clients have arrived for scheduled appointments.
  • Make copies and put packets together.
  • Date stamp incoming paperwork.
  • Open and close the lobby.
  • Ensure the lobby is clean and organized at all times.
  • Route incoming mail and paperwork to appropriate staff members.
  • Assist in filing duties.
  • Send out mailings and letters.
  • Distribute incoming faxes to appropriate places.
  • Special projects as needed.

Job Requirements/Qualification Skills:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Two years full-time paid related job experience.
  • Must be able to multi-task
  • Ability to work well under stressful conditions.
  • General Office and clerical skills required.
  • Because of the nature of this work, position requires someone pleasant, personable, patient and having a desire to be of assistance to those in need.
  • Ability to work with minimum day to day supervision.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred but not mandatory.
  • Must be prompt and dependable.
  • Approach problems pro-actively and be solution focused.
  • Ability to work well with general public, low income individuals, the elderly and disabled.
  • Knowledge in MS Office, Word, Excel and Outlook.



Essential Duties:

  • Newspaper- Ads that pertain to the Pittsfield Housing Authority, articles that pertain to the City of Pittsfield, articles that pertain to Pittsfield Housing Authority’s tenants, all foreclosure notices, are to be clipped and filed in scrapbook, or distributed to the appropriate department supervisors on a daily basis.
  • Work orders- these are to be filed upon receipt.
  • Applications- keeping an updated supply of information regarding applications and mailing to inquiring applicants.
  • Applicant appointments for Section 8 (HCV) and Public housing shall be called the day before to remind them of the date and time. Applicants shall be informed to bring with them, social security cards, birth certificates, and current verification of income.
  • Assist other departments as needed.
  • Update as needed the list of tenants on the visitor board in the lobby of Columbia Arms.


Resumes will be accepted until position is filled.  Resumes will be accepted the following ways:

1) Apply on

2) email

3) drop off at Pittsfield Housing Authority, 65 Columbus Ave, Pittsfield, MA 01201