Housing Rehabilitation Specialist II (#RC0202)
$35.52-$43.18 Hourly / $6,157.15-$7,484.06 Monthly / $73,885.88-$89,808.75 Yearly


Under direction, performs neighborhood preservation and rehabilitation duties; performs combination building inspections; inspects residential buildings being constructed, altered or repaired for compliance with approved plans, specifications, laws, ordinances and codes; 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 second level class in the Housing Rehabilitation Specialist series. An incumbent in this class is a full journey-level housing rehabilitation specialist and certified combination inspector responsible for providing technical assistance and the full range of 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.
  • Inspects structural, electrical, plumbing and mechanical installations through the level of complexity generally found in residential construction; inspects quality of workmanship and materials for conformance to safety requirements and regulations governing building construction or alteration; inspects sites and buildings before alteration or construction for feasibility of plans, compliance with zoning restrictions and validity of permit application.
  • Provides information to homeowners regarding housing rehabilitation 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.
  • Checks and reviews plans submitted by contractors, building owners, or other parties for conformance with regulations, laws, ordinances and codes; provides technical assistance to contractors and building owners; approves and issues building permits.
  • Inspects contractor's 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: One year as a Housing Rehabilitation Specialist I in San Joaquin County service. 

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

Certificate: Possession of an International Code Council’s Combination Dwelling Inspector, Uniform Codes Certificate. 

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.


Detect and locate structural, plumbing, mechanical and electrical defects and faults; ascertain the stage of construction or installation when defects are most easily found and remedied; appraise quality of construction and physical deterioration; read and analyze blueprints, drawings and diagrams for conformance with established standards; 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: RC0202; EST: 7/14/1999; REV: 4/13/2016;