Housing Rehabilitation Specialist I (#RC0201)
$33.84-$41.13 Hourly / $5,864.99-$7,128.94 Monthly / $70,379.99-$85,547.32 Yearly


Under direction, performs neighborhood preservation and rehabilitation duties; prepares and implements plans for housing and neighborhood rehabilitation; and does related or other work as required in accordance with Rule 3, Section 3 of the Civil Service Rules.


This is the first level class in the Housing Rehabilitation Specialist series. An incumbent in this class is a full journey level housing rehabilitation specialist responsible for technical assistance and housing rehabilitation inspections.


  • Inspects dwellings to determine rehabilitation needs to bring units into compliance with housing codes; prepares housing repair cost estimates; prepares specifications for rehabilitation work.
  • Provides information to homeowners regarding housing preservation programs; determines program eligibility and assists homeowners in the preparation of loan applications and other documents.
  • Participates in the solicitation, review, and evaluation of bids and selection of contractors for rehabilitation work.
  • Inspects contractors' work to insure compliance with contract specifications and all applicable codes, ordinances, laws and regulations; prepares contractor payment documents; monitors rehabilitation work and payment process.
  • Coordinates the review of plans and specifications and the inspection of housing rehabilitation work in progress with the County Building Inspection Division and county and state agencies.
  • Presents information to interested community groups regarding neighborhood preservation programs.
  • Prepares various program reports; maintains records.



Experience:  Four years experience as a journey level carpenter, electrician, plumber, sheet metal worker, warm air heating, ventilating and air conditioning worker (HVAC) or journey level crafts worker or as a contractor in one of these fields.


Substitution:  Completed coursework at an accredited college or university in building technology; civil, mechanical, or electrical engineering; or a closely related field may be substituted for experience on year-for-year basis to a maximum of two years (30 semester credits equals one year).



Experience:  Two years experience as a construction inspector for a public agency, whether as an employee or in a contracted capacity, which involved inspections experience in residential construction. 


Special Requirement:  Incumbents in this class shall complete one year of verifiable experience in the appropriate field, and shall, within one year thereafter, successfully obtain the International Code Council’s Combination Dwelling Inspector, Uniform Codes Certificate. (Health and Safety Code Section 18949.28).


License:  Possession of a valid California driver’s license.


State and County building, plumbing, mechanical, electrical and energy code standards; practices, methods, materials and tools of the various trades; occupational hazards and safety precautions; principles and practices of current building construction including plumbing, mechanical and electrical requirements; basic computer and modern office automation technology and relevant computer software programs.


Appraise quality of construction and physical deterioration; read and analyze blueprints; drawings and diagrams for conformance with established standards; ability to deal tactfully with the public; ability to write concise correspondence and reports; operate a computer and related software; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with building owners, contractors, and the public.


Mobility-Frequent operation of data entry device; occasionally standing, walking, crawling, bending/squatting, climbing ladders and stairs; frequent driving and sitting may be required; Lifting-Occasionally lifting 5 to 70 pounds; Vision-Frequent hand-eye coordination, depth perception, reading and close-up work; Dexterity-Normal dexterity with occasional writing; Hearing/Talking-Constant hearing and talking on the telephone/radio and in person; Emotional/Psychological-Constant public contact and decision making with frequent concentration required; Special Requirements-May occasionally work weekends/nights/overtime; may be required to travel; Environmental Conditions-Occasional exposure to noise and occasional expose to hazardous materials, dust, smoke, fumes, poor ventilation and changing indoor/outdoor conditions.

San Joaquin County complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and, upon request, will consider reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

CLASS: RC0201; EST: 7/14/1999; REV: 4/13/2016;