A view of Fort Jackson's on-post housing. (Fort Jackson Public Affairs Office)

Army establishes new certificate program for housing managers

FORT BELVOIR, Va. – The U.S. Army Civilian Career Management Activity announced today the creation of the Housing Management Professional Certificate Program for Army civilians who manage housing on Army installations worldwide.

“This program is available to all Army civilians who have the education, training and/or skills required to satisfy the requirements for the Level 1 and/or Level 2 Housing Management Certificates,” said Ms. Tamara Huston, director of the Installations Career Field. “Army housing managers directly contribute to readiness by ensuring that Soldiers and families have access to safe, quality housing. This program will ensure that we continue to have a highly-skilled workforce that is recognized as housing management experts by the people they serve and the housing industry at large.”

The training curriculum includes housing management fundamentals like budgeting and contracting, customer service, conflict resolution, fair housing, housing inspections and more. In addition, Army housing managers must also complete their requisite Army Civilian Education System courses in order to be eligible for award of a certificate.

“The creation of professional certificates for Army housing managers is part of a larger effort to increase credentialing and certifications offered to Army civilians in order to advance and validate expertise in their functional areas,” said Mr. Daniel Klippstein, Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff, G-9, and Functional Chief for the Installations Career Field. “People are our No. 1 priority, and we are committed to investing in workforce professional development and talent management as described in the Army People Strategy Civilian Implementation Plan (2020).”

Army civilians who meet the requirements for one or both certificates are encouraged to apply to the U.S. Army Civilian Career Management Activity for evaluation and award of the certificate.

The U.S. Army Civilian Career Management Activity provides talent management services across the human capital lifecycle to support a highly skilled and ready professional civilian workforce that supports the national defense.

For more information, please contact Ms. Delicia Battle, Army Civilian Career Management Activity Public Affairs, at delicia.c.battle.civ@army.mil.

By Delicia Battle

U.S.  Army Civilian Career Management Activity Public Affairs