JOB CODE 08450
Effective Date: Rev. 10/02
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS:
The fundamental reason this classification exists is to conduct initial move-in, annual occupied, and special inspections on single family residences, town houses and apartments to ensure that properties meet federal and local housing quality standards required for eligibility in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program. Incuments make independent judgments in the field in accordance with departmental policy, and must effectively communicate these decisions to others to obtain compliance. Incumbents report to a Housing Inspector*Lead, and work is evaluated based upon result obtained.
- Inspects properties for compliance with Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Housing Quality Standards (HQS);
- Inspects properties for compliance with applicable local building codes and zoning ordinances that have been added to the HQS requirements by the City and approved for inclusion by HUD;
- Assesses damages, determines who is responsible for correction, and establishes deadlines for completion of work;
- Completes inspection reports and related documentation;
- Documents efforts to bring properties into compliance and conducts follow-up inspections to ensure that work is completed;
- Testifies and presents evidence in administrative hearings and court proceedings;
- Provides specialized customer service for large apartment, townhouse, and/or single family unit landlords who have more than 40 contracts with the Section 8 program;
- Assures all inspections are scheduled, performed, and inputted in a timely manner;
- Provides information on other City agencies and departments when needed;
- Maintains regular and reliable attendance.
- Demonstrates superior seamless customer service, integrity, and commitment to innovation, efficiency, and fiscally responsible activity.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Federal Housing Quality Standards.
- Local ordinances and building codes incorporated into the HQS for the Section 8 Program in Phoenix.
- Building trades and construction methods.
- General understanding of the Section 8 program and the Landlord/Tenant Act.
- City agencies and departments.
- Communicate orally with customers, clients or the public in face-to-face one-to-one settings, using a telephone, or in group settings.
- Comprehend and make inferences from written materials.
- Objectively interpret and consistently apply regulations in accordance with department policies.
- Operate a variety of standard office equipment requiring continuous or repetitive arm-hand movements.
- Learn job-related material primarily through oral instruction and observation. This learning takes place mainly in an on-the-job training setting.
- Produce written documents with clearly organized thoughts using proper sentence construction, punctuation, and grammar.
- Enter data or information into a terminal, PC, or other keyboard device.
- Observe or monitor objects to determine compliance with prescribed operating or safety standards.
- Perceive the full range of the color spectrum, such as when working with electrical wires.
- Measure distances using a tape measure.
- Work in a variety of weather conditions with exposure to the outdoor elements.
- Bend or stoop repeatedly or continually while performing inspections.
- Travel over rough, uneven, or rocky surfaces.
- Make independent decisions to resolve problems or conflicts, and to enforce housing program rules and regulations.
- Work cooperatively with other City employees, housing applicants and residents, community workers, and the public.
- Work safely without presenting a direct threat to self or others.
- Positions require the use of personal or City vehicles on City business. Individuals must be physically capable of operating the vehicles safely, possess a valid driver's license and have an acceptable driving record. Use of a personal vehicle for City business will be prohibited if the employee is not authorized to drive a City vehicle or if the employee does not have personal insurance coverage.
- Some positions will require the performance of other essential and marginal functions depending upon work location, assignment, or shift.
ACCEPTABLE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
One year of experience in building inspections or in a technical trade such as plumbing, electrical, or HVAC, including some public contact work. Other combinations of experience and education that meet the minimum requirements may be substituted.