POSITION VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
PVA #13 -12
TO APPLY: Applications must be submitted to the Human Resources Office between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Newport News Redevelopment and Housing Authority, 227 27th St., Newport News, VA 23607.ALL APPLICANTS WILL RECEIVE CONSIDERATION WITHOUT REGARD TO RACE, RELIGION, SEX, COLOR, NATIONAL ORIGIN, HANDICAP OR AGE or any other category protected by law. THIS IS A SECTION 3 COVERED ACTIVITY
All positions require post-offer pre-employment drug testing. Applicants selected for hire will receive a conditional offer of employment and be referred for pre-employment drug testing.
Posted: 06/27/2012 Deadline: 07/11/2012
SENIOR HCV PROGRAM HOUSING INSPECTOR
Salary: $32,830.41/per year
Status: Full-Time Regular Position
GENERAL DEFINITION OF WORK
Performs difficult technical work supervising the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCV) inspection activities to ensure the continued eligibility of rental units in the Section 8 program in accordance with Dept. of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) regulations. Supervision is exercised over a small group of technical employees. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Housing Choice Voucher Program Officer.
Performs initial, annual, special and move-out inspections in accordance with HUD regulations;
Performs Housing Quality Standards (HQS) quality control inspections;
Abates Housing Assistant Payments (HAP) for failed HQS units;
Assigns Housing Quality Standards (HQS) inspections to staff;
Enters daily inspection results in the computer system;
Completes inspection fail summary reports for substandard units and communicates to landlords;
Monitors HQS Section 8 Management Assessment Program (SEMAP) indicators through Multifamily Tenant Characteristics System (MTCS) and advises Section 8 Manager of monthly status;
Stays current with HUD regulations regarding HQS, lead-based paint and local codes;
Performs rent reasonable tests in accordance with HUD regulations;
Determines rents for all unit types under HAP contract and communicates rent reasonableness to landlords;
Inspects and monitor units for compliance with HUD lead-based paint regulations and explains requirements to landlords;
Submits monthly Section 8 program inspection status reports to HCV Program Officer;
Handles potential and participating landlord inquiries regarding the program.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
- General knowledge of the principles and practices of assisted housing;
- Thorough knowledge of HUD housing quality standards, local code regulations, building and real estate terminology;
- Thorough knowledge of federal Lead-based paint regulations;
- Thorough knowledge of residential building construction, design and materials;
- Thorough knowledge of Federal, State and local building codes and regulations;
- Ability to communicate effectively in writing and orally;
- Ability to identify inferior and code-deficient housing;
- Ability to handle diverse and complex caseloads concurrently;
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with government officials, landlords, associates, clients and the general public.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
(The following requirements may be used to evaluate applicants for employment. When applicable, equivalent substitution will be allowed for differences in experience and education.)
Any combination of education and experience equivalent to a Bachelors degree with major course work in business administration, real estate, or related field and a minimum of two years experience in residential or quality control inspections.
- Light work exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or up a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects;
- Frequent climbing, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, and lifting;
- Requires repetitive motion and/or level of manual dexterity sufficient to operate typewriter, computer keyboard, telephone, facsimile machine, calculator and other office equipment.
- Vocal communication to express or exchange ideas by means of the spoken word;
- Hearing perception to perceive information at normal spoken word levels;
- Visual acuity for depth perception, color perception, peripheral vision, preparing and analyzing written or computer data, visual inspection involving defects and/or small parts, operation of motor vehicles or equipment, to determine accuracy, neatness, and thoroughness of work and to observe general surroundings and activities.
- Worker is subject to outside and inside environmental conditions;
- Worker is subject to atmospheric conditions, which may affect the respiratory system or skin, such as fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases or poor ventilation.
- Possession of a valid appropriate driver's license issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia and the ability to maintain insurability under the vehicle insurance policy of the Authority are required.