Neighbors of Watertown, Inc. Neighbors of Watertown, Inc. Neighbors of Watertown, Inc. The Housing & Redevelopment Store

To apply: Resumes may be mailed (Neighbors of Watertown, 112 Franklin St., Watertown, NY 13601), faxed (315-782-0102) or E-mailed (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

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Job Title: Site Manager

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Status: Non-exempt, full time – 40 hours per week

Neighbors Of Watertown, Inc. (NOWI) provides a variety of quality affordable housing opportunities to the residents of the City of Watertown and Jefferson County. This includes residential rental units in buildings that have tax credit, HUD, Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers and/or other selection criteria that must be followed

We are seeking a Site Manager to oversee compliance for new and existing tenants in buildings located within the City of Watertown and/or the Village of Philadelphia area.

Responsibilities include:

  • Determining if potential tenants meet income qualifications and other guidelines
  • Overseeing the ongoing compliance of current tenants
  • Working closely with maintenance and/or support services
  • Processing move ins and move outs and annual recertifications
  • Answering phone calls and handling walk-ins
  • Inputting data into the computer
  • Providing occupancy information as needed
  • Other duties as assigned


  • High School diploma or GED
  • Basic working knowledge of Word and Excel
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Works well with other staff to obtain needed information
  • Ability to work independently, juggle priorities, and schedule duties appropriately
  • Familiar with Section 8 housing voucher rules and procedures
  • Knowledge of other benefits programs that are available to assist tenants
  • Tax Credit (LIHTC) compliance or Assisted Housing Manager (AHM) training preferred
  • Experience with BostonPost software is a plus

Job Title: SRO Case Manager

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Status: Full-Time, Non-Exempt

Neighbors of Watertown, Inc. provides a variety of quality affordable housing opportunities to the residents of the City of Watertown. These opportunities range from rental units to homeownership programs and owner occupied housing rehabilitation.

We are seeking an SRO Case Manager to work with individuals renting from us who have special needs and require assistance, education, and one-on-one support in gaining independence and building self-sufficiency skills.

Responsibilities include:

  • One-on-one counseling on
    • Independent living skills
    • Financial literacy skills
    • Individual and family goal setting
    • Stress management
    • Anger management
    • Employment motivation
  • Providing referrals to other community agencies as needed
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Must have an Associate's Degree in Human Services and/or 3 years equivalent work experience in the field
  • Should be energetic, flexible with time, and enjoy working with people
  • Have a good working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Publisher and Excel
  • Able to juggle priorities and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Be a motivated self-starter with excellent people skills, writing skills and attention to detail
  • Available for 24 hour emergency call as assigned
  • Have reliable transportation in order to access sites and/or report for emergency call

No phone calls please.

Neighbors Of Watertown, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Job Title: Housing Rehab Inspector

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Status: Non-exempt, full time


Neighbors Of Watertown, Inc. (NOWI) provides a variety of quality affordable housing opportunities to the residents of the City of Watertown and Jefferson County. NOWI also provides assistance for projects done by North Country Affordable Housing, Inc. in their service area of Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence Counties. These opportunities currently include housing rehabilitation for homeowners (Owner Occupied), landlords (Rental Rehab), homebuyers (First Time Homebuyer Program), and owners of mobile homes (Mobile Home Replacement Program). NOWI’s staff facilitates the oversight of the contractors for all these programs.

The Housing Rehab Inspector works with clients and contractors involved with ourrehabilitation programs.

Responsibilities include:

  • Inspecting houses and identifying construction deficiencies
  • Creating work scopes and construction specifications
  • Preparing cost estimates
  • Ensuring projects meet grant specifications and local building codes
  • Facilitating the sealed bid procedure
  • Attending Loan Review meetings to explain potential projects
  • Assisting the homeowner when awarding contracts and overseeing the contractors’ performance
  • Coordinating contractor payments based on the level of work completed and approved by the homeowner
  • Mediating construction contracts
  • Keeping records on the status of buildings in process and reporting as needed
  • Monitoring the grant schedule to ensure timely completion of projects
  • Other duties as assigned

This position will also require the following specialized training (provided by the company if needed) to oversee construction:

  • Certified EPA Renovator/Remodeler
  • Certified in Lead Safe Work Practices


  • Minimum 4 years work experience in a construction related field
  • Experience with writing work scopes
  • Experience in reading blueprints and minimal drafting of plans
  • Familiar with lead based paint and asbestos regulations
  • Knowledge of NYS building codes
  • Reliable transportation for accessing sites
  • Excellent people skills
  • Able to use Microsoft Word and Excel