The Resident Services Specialist works directly with other Resident support staff in projects and tasks associated with the Gainesville Housing Authority.  This can include assisting with planning, developing, implementing, and overseeing programs designed to increase self-sufficiency of low-income families.  The purpose of which is to reduce their need for subsidized programs and services.  The Resident Services Specialist is also responsible for planning and coordinating a variety of programs and services for the seniors and youth of the Gainesville Housing Authority residents.  This work is performed under the general supervision of the Resident Services Coordinator or Director, with the potential for considerable latitude allowed for independent judgement.