County of Alameda

Healthy Housing Rehabilitation Specialist II (#2956)

Bargaining Unit: SEIU 1021 - Misc Prof/Tech (011)
$37.73-$45.07 Hourly / $2,829.75-$3,380.25 BiWeekly /
$6,131.13-$7,323.88 Monthly / $73,573.50-$87,886.50 Yearly


DESCRIPTION
Under general supervision, incumbents in this class are responsible for conferring with, advising and assisting property owners in programs for the promotion of healthy housing principles and the physical rehabilitation or minor home repair of structures, and performing related duties as required.


DISTINGUISHING FEATURES

The Healthy Housing Rehabilitation Specialist II is located in the Community Development Agency’s Healthy Homes Department. The Healthy Housing Rehabilitation Specialist II oversees rehabilitation projects in programs for the promotion of healthy housing principles and the physical rehabilitation of housing. The more complex functions of the projects are either performed by a Healthy Housing Rehabilitation Specialist III, or under his/her guidance. The Healthy Housing Rehabilitation Specialist II is expected to gain experience and demonstrate proficiency in the area of housing rehabilitation.

Upon completion of one year as a Healthy Housing Rehabilitation Specialist II, incumbent will be evaluated for potentially flexing up to a Healthy Housing Rehabilitation Specialist III based on the incumbent’s knowledge, use of department and program policies and procedures, as well as department need. The Healthy Housing Rehabilitation Specialist II is distinguished from Healthy Housing Rehabilitation Specialist I in that the latter performs his/her duties under close supervision. This classification is further distinguished from Healthy Housing Rehabilitation Specialist III in that the latter has a thorough knowledge and proficiency in the most critical and difficult aspects of healthy housing principles and housing rehabilitation.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
NOTE: The following are the duties performed by employees in this classification. However, employees may perform other related duties at an equivalent level. Each individual in the classification does not necessarily perform all duties listed.

1. Assess and document deficiencies, primarily in housing and child-occupied facilities; review lead evaluation reports, other assessments and test results; inspect structures for code deficiencies and substandard conditions; meet with the property owners to discuss required and eligible repairs and improvements, and program requirements to ensure eligibility.

2. Write recommendations or work write-ups, draw building sketch plans, write specifications, and estimate costs; prepare project summaries, maintenance plans, owner notifications, and other documents relating to healthy housing hazards, inspection results, property conditions, project status reports.

3. Ensure that all drawings and specifications are adequate for contractor bidding; obtain bids for rehabilitation work and assist in the selection of contractor to perform the work; prepare contracts from standard documents; and holds conference with property owner and contractor to discuss and approve the contract.

4. Conducts and documents inspections of construction in process;lead evaluations and other testing or assessments; ensures that work is performed in a timely and acceptable manner; prepares and recommends approval of payment vouchers; and acts as an intermediary if a dispute arises regarding the rehabilitation work.
5. Recruit and evaluate contractors for program participation.

6. Maintain and update databases, worksheets, and project logs.

7. Provide technical assistance and training to property owners, property managers, contractors and maintenance personnel on healthy housing and lead safety issues, housing, construction, lead regulations, hazard treatments and safe work practices; promote compliance with lead safety and healthy housing standards; monitor properties and renovation for the correction of identified housing deficiencies including lead hazards; notify and maintain communication with involved parties; and document project status and progress.

8. Communicate with other staff members and outside agencies to share information, coordinate activities, and promote compliance.

9. Assist in the development of presentations; make presentations on healthy housing topics; and conduct presentations to homeowners and focus groups for outreach and to disseminate information.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Either I

The equivalent of 1 year full-time experience as a Rehabilitation Specialist I in the Alameda County classified service (non-classified includes District Attorney’s Office, Hospital Authority, and the Consolidated Courts) with demonstrated and acceptable experience in residential inspection.

Or II

The equivalent of 4 years’ full-time experience in residential or commercial rehabilitation inspection, building code enforcement, residential design, or a closely related field; or the equivalent of 4 years of full-time journey-level skilled trades experience.

Possession of a certificate in construction inspection, or completion of 60 college semester; or 90 quarter units in construction inspection, architecture, engineering or a closely related field may be substituted for the equivalent of two years of the required experience.

Special Requirement:

Within one year of employment in this class, employee must obtain all appropriate Lead Certifications from the California Department of Health Services

License:

Possession of a valid California Motor Vehicle Operator's Class "C" license is required.

NOTE: The Civil Service Commission may modify the above Minimum Qualifications in the announcement of an examination.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
NOTE: The level and scope of the following knowledge and abilities are related to duties listed under the "Examples of Duties" section of this specification.

Knowledge of:

• Building construction methods and materials.
• Municipal housing, building, zoning, plumbing, electrical and related codes and ordinances.
• Estimating procedures.
• Practices and principles of housing rehabilitation
• Construction contracting law and procedures.
• Lead as an environmental hazard

Ability to:

• Estimate material and labor costs of repairing deficient housing structures.
• Read and understand various complex documents.
• Communicate effectively orally and in writing. 
• Communicate effectively with interpersonal sensitivity.
• Analyze and problem solve.
• Make decisions and exercise judgment
• Plan and organize work.
• Learn basic word processing, spreadsheet, presentation and data base software.
• Coordinate the actions of other staff, agencies, consultants and contractors.
• Lift up to 25 pounds safely.
• Climb ladders or steps to reach objects.
• Work from scaffolds at various heights, within reason, to perform work.
• Travel across rough, uneven or rocky surfaces.
• Work in a variety of weather conditions with exposure to the outdoor elements.
• Have dexterity sufficient to handle simple, basic hand tools.
• Drive safely and skillfully.
• Conduct inspections in areas inhabited by domestic animals and pests.


CLASS SPEC HISTORY
IB:nt 1/82
JGS:mad Rev.:4/88
DEF:lm Updated: 9/95
DF:jc Updated 7/99
Old document: 0366h
New document: Jobspecs/2956.doc
ys/2/01
JC:pf Rev. 3/28/01
Csc date: 5/9/01
DRH:cs Revised 4/27/14
CSC Date: 6/24/15

BENEFITS

Alameda County offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that affords wide-ranging health care options to meet the different needs of a diverse workforce and their families. We also sponsor many different employee discount, fitness and health screening programs focused on overall well being.  These benefits include but are not limited to*:

For your Health & Well-Being

  • Medical – HMO & PPO Plans
  • Dental – HMO & PPO Plans
  • Vision or Vision Reimbursement
  • Share the Savings
  • Basic Life Insurance 
  • Supplemental Life Insurance (with optional dependent coverage for eligible employees) 
  • County Allowance Credit
  • Flexible Spending Accounts - Health FSA, Dependent Care and Adoption Assistance
  • Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Voluntary Benefits - Accident Insurance, Critical Illness, Hospital Indemnity and Legal Services
  • Employee Assistance Program

For your Financial Future

  • Retirement Plan - (Defined Benefit Pension Plan)
  • Deferred Compensation Plan (457 Plan or Roth Plan)

For your Work/Life Balance

  • 11 paid holidays
  • Floating Holidays
  • Vacation and sick leave accrual
  • Vacation purchase program
  • Catastrophic Sick Leave
  • Employee Mortgage Loan Program
  • Group Auto/Home Insurance
  • Pet Insurance
  • Commuter Benefits Program
  • Guaranteed Ride Home
  • Employee Wellness Program (e.g. At Work Fitness, Incentive Based Programs, Gym Membership Discounts)
  • Employee Discount Program (e.g. theme parks, cell phone, etc.)
  • Child Care Resources
  • 1st United Services Credit Union 

*Eligibility is determined by Alameda County and offerings may vary by collective bargaining agreement.  This provides a brief summary of the benefits offered and can be subject to change.