Under direction, informs and advises property owners about housing rehabilitation and related housing programs; provides construction advice and instruction to homeowners; processes and recommends less complex loan applications; prepares deficiency lists, cost estimates, plans and specifications; monitors construction improvements of housing rehabilitation projects; and does other work as required.
This single position class performs the full range of duties independently. This class is distinguished from Building Inspector II in that the latter is required to perform inspections in all areas and at all stages of construction on residential, commercial, and small industrial buildings and structures. In addition to performing inspections the Housing Rehabilitation Specialist determines rehabilitation work required, prepares plans and cost estimates, oversees loan applications and processing, and prepares reports necessary to comply with state loan program requirements.
Advises and counsels eligible property owners about requirements for obtaining low interest loans to rehabilitate dwelling units. Inspects homes and dwelling units to determine rehabilitation work required and advise owners of required rehabilitation. Estimates the extent and cost of rehabilitation work. Oversees and/or completes the loan application process. Recommends approval or disapproval to the loan committee. Oversees the loan processing including coordinating loans with lenders, public agencies, title and escrow companies, appraisers and others. Prepares cost estimates, blueprints and working drawings and specifications. Oversees the bid process. Acts as a liaison to secure permits. Monitors repair and remodel work to assure that work conforms to specifications. Recommends and approves change orders. Serves as a liaison between the contractor and owner. Approves progress payments and disbursement of loan proceeds. Certifies satisfactory completion of work. Provides technical construction training for owners in the self-help construction loan program. Provides information concerning housing rehabilitation and other housing programs to the public, and conducts outreach and public informational meetings. Prepares statistical and financial reports. Inputs and accesses and analyzes data using a computer terminal.
Thorough knowledge of:
Working knowledge of:
Some knowledge of:
Training and Experience Any combination of training and experience, which would provide the required knowledge and abilities, is qualifying. A typical way to obtain these knowledge and abilities would be:
Two years of experience as a building contractor, which included remodeling or rehabilitation, work.
Two years of experience performing building inspection work for conformance to the uniform building codes, and which includes experience preparing cost estimates and bid specifications.
Two years of experience performing comparable work in a Housing Rehabilitation Program.
Possession of a valid California class C driver license.