Housing Rehabilitation Specialist

  • 002214

SUMMARY: Under limited supervision, performs building inspections to determine and enforce minimum standard codes and compliance; prepares rehabilitation work write-ups, specifications and cost estimates; oversees rehabilitation projects and inspects for satisfactory completion of work; 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. Performs home visits of prospective clients to inspect and evaluate conditions of structures to be rehabilitated.
  2. Prepares work reports and labor and material specifications for projects.
  3. Estimates project costs, reviews contractors bids for accuracy and awards contracts.
  4. Coordinates loan closings and contracts with city, owner and contractor. Ensures loan is closed prior to rehabilitation.
  5. Monitors construction process to ensure compliance with proper construction methods, materials and specifications.
  6. Maintains accurate records of rehabilitation including contractor payments, purchase orders, etc.
  7. Performs minimum housing standards inspections for first time homebuyer homes and housing for opportunities for persons with AIDS housing rental units.
  8. Review new materials and methods used in building construction; attend training courses to learn of new codes and other inspection regulations.
  • Knowledge of building, zoning, energy and rehabilitation 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 preparing plans and drawings.
  • Skill in construction management.
  • Skill in the use of a variety of office equipment including personal computers and related software.
  • Skill in detecting structural deficiencies.
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work involves moderate work sometimes in an outdoor setting. There is 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 Florida driver’s license is required.

April 2001
Overtime: No
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