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STATUS:Temporary, Part Time
HOURLY RATE:26.2046 - 29.4766
LOCATION:415 W. Michigan, Ypsilanti
UNION AFFILIATION: --select one--
Under the supervision of a higher classified employee, facilitates, and independently oversees residential construction projects and related efforts funded by the Office of Community & Economic Development. Assists with the coordination of the US Housing and Urban Development Community Development Block Grant Housing Rehabilitation Program including marketing the program to the community; client communication and application eligibility determination; interaction with both program clients and program contractors, performing home inspections and supervision of contract work; and regulatory reporting requirements.
Essential Duties:

  • Using the fundamentals of residential home building construction to assess how these factors affect energy efficiency, client safety, durability, comfort, and indoor air quality.
  • Independently complete residential home inspections of homes of income qualified residents to determine their needs for rehabilitation and home improvement work including a post inspection and client survey of the same homes after home improvement work is completed to assure that the work was done properly.
  • Determine eligible home improvement needs, existence of lead-based paint and other environmental hazards, and construction code deficiencies.
  • Prepare detailed rehabilitation specifications including cost estimating, drawing sketches, and preparing construction work orders.
  • Consult with homeowners to discuss the feasibility and the cost of improvements. Processing requests for partial and final payments as requested by the contractor for work completed with the approval of the owner and required internal approvals.
  • Review construction plans and cost estimates. Maintain files and provide updates on the status and progress of projects.
  • Conducting walk-throughs with contractors to explain the scope of each project.
  • Conduct pre-construction conferences with owners and contractors to execute contracts; review work specifications; coordinate construction work schedules to assure that federal, state, and local regulations are followed.
  • Obtain contractor bids to assure that federal, state, and local procurement requirements are followed and administer contracts and budgets for construction projects.
  • Inspect and monitor work to ensure contractor compliance in the performance of the construction, provision of materials and professionalism, determining final approval of contractor activities at job completions.
  • Evaluate change orders for cost to insure most effective use of funds.
  • Serve as intermediary between owner and contractor; respond to and resolve conflicts or inquiries; recommend resolutions or adjustments as necessary. Extensive interaction with program clients and oversight of program contractors is required.
  • Provide technical assistance to nonprofit organizations undertaking construction including property inspections, preparation of specifications, interpretation of specifications and codes, and bidding of work as necessary.
  • Conduct annual Housing Quality Standards (HQS) inspections of program-assisted rental units to assure compliance with federal requirements as well as local building and housing codes.
  • Promote programs as needed through preparation and distribution of marketing materials, presentations, websites, and local media.
  • Perform basic clerical tasks such as (but not limited to) answering the phone, data entry and retrieval, typing, copying, and general filing.
  • Coordinate work with intake specialists, program managers and other rehabilitation specialists.
  • Maintain and update rehabilitation specification/construction management databases to reflect current federal, state, and local codes and requirements.
  • Conduct annual training sessions for active and prospective contractors.
  • Assists in a variety of other program tasks including planning for program needs, forecasting program production, marketing, and clerical duties.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by personnel so classified.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of State and local building and rehabilitation codes; federal Lead Based Paint Regulations and procedures for remediation of lead-based paint and federal housing quality and property standards.
  • Understanding of modern construction principles, methods, procedures, and materials.
  • Ability to conduct detailed inspections of residential structures, determining needed repairs and accurately calculating the costs of the repairs.
  • Ability to assess structural integrity and unit¿s ability to meet program requirements.
  • Ability to use computers and related software applications, including those related to rehabilitation and construction management.
  • Ability to communicate concisely and accurately both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain courteous and effective relationships with diverse groups of people including contractors, homeowners and tenants, nonprofit representatives, and other employees.
  • Ability to use tools to determine if contractors or owners complete work correctly.
  • Experience with specification writing and cost estimating of construction costs and materials.
Possession of a valid vehicle operator's license or ability to obtain one prior to being hired.
Successful completion Building Performance Energy Auditor (EA) certification is desired. Completion of Lead Based Paint Supervisor Training course desirable.
Duties require sufficient mobility to work in a normal office setting and use standard office equipment, including a computer, vision to read printed materials and a computer monitor, hearing, and speech sufficient to communicate in person or over the telephone. These requirements may be accommodated for otherwise qualified individuals requiring and requesting such accommodation.
Duties include ability to complete comprehensive home inspections, including navigating steps, accessing, and inspecting roof structures, entering and crawling through unfinished crawlspaces, climbing into and walking through narrow attic spaces, stamina necessary to stand and walk continuously for an entire workday is required.
Frequent exposure during a home inspection to unsanitary and dirty confined spaces and unpleasant home inspection conditions is required. Ability to lift and move standard inspection materials and equipment including items weighing 25 lbs.
These requirements may be accommodated for otherwise qualified individuals requiring and requesting such accommodations.
Equivalent to possession of an associate degree with major coursework in social work, public administrations, construction management, planning or a closely related field. Bachelor's degree is desired.
At least two years managing maintenance or rehabilitation projects. At least two years' experience managing municipal housing programs.
This class description intends to identify the major duties and requirements of the job and should not be interpreted as all-inclusive. Incumbents may be requested to perform job-related duties other than those outlined above and may be required to have specific job-related knowledge for successful job performance.


CONTROL NUMBER: 2309-0086-0000-0000


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