Housing Construction Specialist

  • 002214

SUMMARY: Under limited supervision, performs building inspections to determine rehabilitation needs for qualified clients; prepares rehabilitation work write-ups, specifications and cost estimates; oversees rehabilitation projects and inspects for compliance with specifications and industry standards; and 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)
  • Performs inspections of owner occupied and City owned properties.
  • Prepares specifications and work write-ups for projects.
  • Prepares cost estimates, reviews contractors bids for completeness and accuracy.
  • Monitors construction process to ensure compliance with proper construction methods, and specifications.
  • Maintains accurate records of rehabilitation including contractor payments, purchase orders, etc.
  • Performs minimum housing standard inspections for assisted projects.
  • Review new materials and methods used in building
  • Knowledge of building, zoning, and energy codes and regulations affecting work.
  • Knowledge of minimum housing standards.
  • Knowledge of construction estimating, techniques, methods and standards.
  • Knowledge of appropriate safety methods and techniques.
  • Skill in reviewing and interpreting plans and drawings.
  • Skill in the use of a variety of office equipment including personal computers and related software.
  • Skill in detecting structural, electrical, plumbing and mechanical deficiencies.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
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: High School Diploma or GED, and four (4) years building construction experience, or any equivalent combination of training and experience. A valid Florida driver’s license is required. A valid State of Florida license as a construction contractor highly desired.

Last revision date: October 2011