Housing Construction Supervisor

  • 304320

SUMMARY: Under general direction, supervises and monitors new housing construction, rehab field inspections, and project management; 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)
  1. Conducts project management and field inspections for on-going rehabilitation and new construction projects.
  2. Supervises and coordinates the rehabilitation program and staff, to include conducting performance evaluations and assigning work.
  3. Reviews and formulates bid specifications and work write-ups for bidding to contractors.
  4. Reviews and approves change orders between homeowners and contractors.
  5. Reviews and drafts new policies, procedures and forms.
  6. Tracks available funds for housing rehab cases.
  • Knowledge of building codes and State and Federal regulations related to construction and remodeling.
  • Knowledge of standard business office machines, practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge of conflict resolution and mediation techniques.
  • Knowledge of supervisory principles and practices.
  • Skill in utilizing written and verbal communication in the development of reports and presentations.
  • Skill in utilizing computer hardware and software.
  • Skill in negotiating consensus and agreement with a variety of vendors, contract providers, and grant recipients.
  • Ability to read and understand construction blueprints, construction cost estimating, and bid specifications.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work involves sedentary to light work in an office setting. There is frequent need to stand, stoop, walk, sit, lift objects (up to 25 pounds) 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 five (5) years of related construction experience, plus one (1) year of supervisory experience in the building industry, or any equivalent combination of training and experience required. This position requires State of Florida license as a Building Inspector. A valid Florida driver’s license is required.

FLSA Code: E
Last Revision Date: October 2001
Overtime: No
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