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Housing Inspections Manager
 
JOB CODE:107530
 
PAY GRADE:2200
 
SALARY RANGE:$36,561 - $50,609
 
LOCATION OF WORK
Office of Community Development
 
GENERAL DESCRIPTION
Under the direction of the Director and Assistant Urban Development Director, performs responsible administrative and supervisory work in managing housing remodeling, renovation, inspection and improvement program. Work involves responsibility for planning, directing, and coordinating the operations aspect of housing unit inspections, rehabilitation and remodeling as required for the various housing rehabilitation programs involving single-family and multi-family properties. Employees of this class exercise general supervision over the work of a moderate sized staff of field housing inspectors, clerical support. Performs other work as requested.
 
ESSENTIAL WORK TASKS
Coordinates and directs the preparation of cost estimates and work write-ups for housing unit repair, upgrading, and remodeling; solicits price quotes and prepares recommendations; approves construction invoices and contractor progress payments. Prepares operating procedures and guidelines; supervises foremen of home maintenance and improvement workers; establishes construction specifications. Prepares policy and procedure manuals and checklists for the processing of construction proposals and projects. Makes periodic field inspections of projects under construction to check work or resolve construction problems; or reviews reports of subordinates engaged in such inspections; resolves contract issues and problems; monitors rehabilitation work to ensure contractors' performance. Resolves dwelling occupant complaints by explaining work limitations and procedures as set forth in program funding guidelines. Sets staff work and construction schedules, monitors progress, issues proceed orders and similar notices to contractors.
 
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of the modern principles, practices, materials and techniques of residential and light commercial housing remodeling and renovation construction and estimating. Knowledge of regulations and codes with which housing standards must comply. Knowledge of the overall goals of the Community Development Programs as they relate to the problems commonly identified with substandard housing.
Knowledge of the basic principles and practices of modern business administration and office management. Ability to manage, administer and direct the work of the housing inspection and repair operations within the guidelines prescribed by funding sources. Ability to identify substandard housing conditions and to determine the appropriate repair or renovation of structural, plumbing, and electrical components necessary to comply with applicable ordinances and codes. Ability to identify structures that are beyond feasible restoration or which pose significant safety hazards. Ability to prepare policy and procedure manuals and checklists for use in building, inspecting and construction for purposes of housing remodeling and renovation. Ability to supervise the work of a moderate sized staff of technical and clerical workers in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale. Ability to establish and maintain effective working conditions with housing unit occupants, contractors, subordinate personnel, superiors and the public. Ability to operate a two-way mobile radio. Ability to apply good work habits such as punctuality, reliability, preciseness, and dependability in order to effectively complete assigned tasks and contribute to the smooth operation of the department and division.
 
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
EDUCATIONAL AND EXPERIENCE
High school diploma, GED, or equivalent certificate of competency, four years progressively responsible experience in residential and light commercial housing construction, and two years responsible experience in housing assistance inspections.
 
SUBSTITUTIONS
Any equivalent combination of education and experience.
 
CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSES
None.
 
OTHER JOB ASPECTS
Position(s) may require typing or other computer software skills.
 
NOTE:
The work examples described in this specification are intended only as an illustration of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from job performance requirements if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the job.