Housing Construction Coordinator

  • 004336

SUMMARY: Under limited supervision, works in the enforcement of the Florida Building Code and related federal, state and local regulations as they relate to Housing and Community Development Programs; the incumbent reviews and approves cost estimates and work write-ups, and coordinates bidding activities and is responsible for supervising the construction components of housing (rehabilitation and new construction), commercial rehabilitation, and infrastructure or public improvement projects to ensure adherence to the Florida Building Code and applicable standards of construction, maintenance and safety; performs related duties as assigned.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge skills, and other characteristics. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by incumbents of this class.)

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (which are not in any hierarchical order)
  • Plans and organizes construction projects and activities.
  • Reviews code standards, and departmental regulations, recommending changes when needed; reviews and checks cost estimates, bid specification, plans and sketches prior to proposed construction; recommends changes and improvements.
  • Confers with building officials, contractors, home owners, and other interested parties; explains and interprets building codes and regulations.
  • Evaluates contractors’ performance on quality, quantity, following procedures and timeliness.
  • Performs environmental site reviews of all federally assisted properties.
  • Reviews contractors’ cost estimates and negotiates appropriate modifications.
  • Reviews all phases of construction work for compliance with plans, specifications, grant contracts and other requirements. Reviews contract pay requests, Davis Bacon Payrolls and does on-site labor monitoring.
  • Monitor contractor compliance to Section 3 regulations and policies.
  • Acts as liaison between homeowner or business owner and contractor/developer; interprets and explains codes and building regulations and the purpose and guidelines of State and Federal grants.
  • Prepares payment disbursements, reviews change orders, and inspection reports, and provides follow-up on any warranty issues.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.
  • Considerable knowledge of minimum housing requirements and Florida Building Code.
  • Considerable knowledge of cost estimating and specification writing.
  • Considerable knowledge of possible defects and flaws in building construction and of effective corrective measures.
  • Considerable knowledge of the codes and regulations governing building construction and of modern development, current literature, and sources of information in the field of building construction and inspections.
  • Knowledge of Housing and Urban Development housing programs.
  • Knowledge of Federal, State, and local statutes, codes, ordinances, and regulations pertaining to housing programs and community development programs.
  • Knowledge of Federal and State grant regulations to include Davis Bacon, federal labor standards and environmental review requirements (NEPA).
  • Knowledge of policies and practices pertaining to Section 3 regulations.
  • Knowledge of office practices and procedures.
  • Some knowledge of architectural drawings and design details.
  • Ability to plan, coordinate, and supervise the progress of construction projects.
  • Ability to prepare cost estimates and specifications.
  • Ability to understand and interpret construction plans, diagrams, and specifications.
  • Ability to maintain regulatory records and to prepare and submit reports.
  • Ability to explain and enforce regulations firmly, tactfully and impartially.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work involves a moderate amount of time spent in an outdoor setting. There is a frequent need to stand, walk, sit, talk or hear, use hands, kneel, stoop and perform other similar actions during the course of the workday. The City of West Palm Beach promotes a drug/alcohol free work environment through the use of mandatory pre-employment drug testing.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Associate degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Construction Management or Building Code Enforcement or related field and four (4) years of experience in construction and building inspection, including two (2) years of experience in the supervisory aspects of the work, or any equivalent combination of training and experience. Possession of a Florida General Contractor’s license, required. A valid State of Florida driver’s license, required. A valid driver’s license from any state (equivalent to a State of Florida Class E) may be utilized upon application; with the ability to obtain the State of Florida driver’s license within 30 days from day of appointment.

Last revision date: October 2012