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HNS Housing Rehab Specialist #2203-321030-02

Date Opened
Friday, April 22, 2022 3:00 PM
Close Date
Friday, May 06, 2022 11:59 PM
Housing & Neighborhood Services
Employment Type
  • Full Time


The City of Charlotte is the largest municipality in North Carolina and the 17th largest city in the United States, with a total population of more than 872,498 citizens. A major commerce center, Charlotte hosts several of the nation’s largest banks and technology companies.

Also known as the Queen City, Charlotte is home to the Carolina Panthers, the Charlotte Hornets and the NASCAR Hall of Fame. We work hard to ensure that the community will be a winning city for everyone – a truly remarkable place to live, work, learn and play. Join us in helping to keep our City thriving, ensuring upward mobility and advancement in the workplace.

Charlotte’s local government, with more than 7,000 employees and a $2.39 billion budget, works hard to ensure that the community will be a winning city for everyone – a truly remarkable place to live, work, learn and play.

Housing & Neighborhood Services focuses on creating vibrant, diverse neighborhoods through the delivery of five major service areas: Community Engagement, which works to create successful neighborhoods where people of diverse backgrounds and incomes can build successful lives, Office of Equity, Mobility, and Immigrant Integration, which advances upward mobility, immigrant services, diversity, equity and inclusion, Code Enforcement, which works to improve the appearance of communities and maintain standards of living, Housing Services, which provides housing and other programs and services for families residing in the City of Charlotte, and CharMeck 311, which provides important information and services for customers in the City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County.




The Housing Rehab Specialist is responsible for the inspection of existing homes, preparing work specifications and cost estimates, bidding, providing contractor oversight and related activities. This position provides excellent customer service to both internal and external stakeholders.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

Develop work specifications and prepare estimates
Prepare bid packages and conduct bid walks
Manage contractors and contracts resulting in on time/on budget projects

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Must pass the North Carolina Building Level 1 certification within two years of hire date
  • Analytical ability, strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work on multiple projects effectively and simultaneously
  • Strong communication skills, both in writing and verbally
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Microsoft Project and Outlook
  • Ability to complete assigned tasks on time
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with clients with a strong emphasis on customer service
  • Ability to effectively monitor and manage field contractor performance
  • Ability to work well independently or within a team environment

Preferred Qualification

  • Understanding of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) programs related to housing and community development
  • Knowledge of federal, state and local regulations and policies relating to housing development (i.e., HUD programs, housing code, building code and permitting) and building/residential development practices and processes (materials, methods, practices and standards) is required
  • Experience with lead-based paint remediation and abatement projects

Minimum Qualifications

Requires a high school diploma or equivalent with three years of relevant work experience.  Must pass the North Carolina Building Level 1 certification within two years of hire date.


  • The salary range for this position is $55,980 to $62,977, commensurate with experience
  • Employees who pass a Spanish fluency test are eligible for an additional  5% incentive

Conditions of Employment

The City’s Background Check Policy requires background checks to be conducted on final internal or external candidate(s) applying for any position with the City of Charlotte. The type of information that will be collected as part of a background check includes, but is not limited to: reference checks, social security verification, education verification, criminal conviction record check, and, if applicable, a credit history check, sex offender registry and motor vehicle records check.

Background checks must be in compliance with all federal and state statutes, such as the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The checks must be consistent with the guidelines set forth by these laws requiring organizations to obtain a candidate’s written authorization before obtaining a criminal background report, motor vehicle records check or credit report; and to properly store and dispose of information derived from such reports.

The City of Charlotte requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment for any new City of Charlotte employees.  The City is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and as such, will consider reasonable accommodations as required by law.

Final candidates must pass a pre-employment drug-screening test and physical examination. During the selection process, candidates may be asked to take a skills test, and/or participate in other assessments.

The City of Charlotte is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

How To Apply

Apply online.

Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job.

You are welcome to visit the City of Charlotte Human Resources Department lobby where we have workstations available. Our office is located at 700 East 4th Street, Suite 200, Charlotte, NC 28202. Our hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EST), excluding official City holidays.

Anyone seeking an accommodation to apply for a job may call (704) 336-2285 for assistance or you may email questions to


The City of Charlotte provides a comprehensive benefits package to all employees.

Click here to learn more about the City of Charlotte’s benefits.

The City of Charlotte is a drug and alcohol-free workplace.

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