GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF CLASS: Individual develops, reads, and interprets work-write-ups and plans/specifications. Makes physical assessments and c|
ost estimates of homes, conducts inspections to monitor contractor's compliance with plans, specifications, City of Brownsville building codes and ordinances, and workmanship standards; assisting home owners throughout the rehabilitations/reconstruction process; prepares memorandums and correspondence; prepares bid packages and attends bid openings; conducts and documents daily inspections on on-going projects; meets with inspectors and city planners to insure that applicable codes are met; assists in the preparation of status reports on the programs overall progress; and other duties as assigned.
Researches, gathers, and analyzes census, demographic, and housing data in order to assist in identifying housing or housing market study needs or to evaluate and/or support proposed projects or programs.
Effectively communicate with building contractors and recruit Community Housing Development Organizations (CHDO).
Conducts outreach regarding housing programs and the application process to the general public.
Prepares and assembles written documents, including recommendations for projects requiring review and approval by the Brownsville Citizens Advisory Committee and Brownsville City Commission, program performance documents, financial status reports, loan agreements, grant applications, redevelopment area reports, and other related housing documents, plans, and applications; and presentations to redevelopment agencies.
Employee must drive to and from construction sites and other sites as needed to carry out construction projects.
Meets with City Planners and City Inspectors to propose construction ensuring that proper zoning and building codes are met.
Prepares work write-ups, plans and specifications to meet City's codes and ordinances.
Assists with bid documentation for submission to Purchasing Department and attend bid meetings when necessary.
Meets with contractors in regards to plans/specifications and Contractor's Agreement.
Use sound inspection methods to examine workmanship and materials and to detect deviations from plans, specifications and standard installation practices.
Investigates complaints and recommends corrective action as necessary to resolve complaints.
Ensures applicable procedures governing Federal, State, and City housing programs are followed.
INVOLVEMENT WITH DATA, PEOPLE AND THINGS
Requires summarizing, tabulating, or formatting data or information in accordance with a prescribed plan to facilitate the identification and extraction of useful information.
Requires persuading or influencing others in favor of a service, point of view, or course of action; may enforce laws, rules, regulations, or ordinances.
INVOLVEMENT WITH THINGS:
Requires handling or using machines, tools, or equipment requiring moderate instruction and experience such as computers, software programs such as word processing, spreadsheets or custom applications; or may service office machines.
Requires performing coordinating work involving guidelines and rules with constant problem solving.
Requires the use of addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, and/ or calculate ratios, rates and percents.
Requires reading journals, manuals, and professional publications; speaking informally to groups of co-workers, staff in other organizational agencies, general public, and people in other organizations; composing original reports and other written materials, using proper language, punctuation, grammar, and style.
Requires performing professional level work requiring g the application of principles and practices in a wide range of administrative, technical, or managerial methods in the solution of administrative or technical problems; or the coordination of entry level managerial work; requires general understanding of operating policies and procedures and the ability to apply these to complex administrative problems; requires continuous, close attention for accurate results or frequent exposure to unusual pressures.
JUDGMENTS AND DECISIONS
JUDGMENTS AND DECISIONS:
Requires being responsible for guiding others, requiring frequent decisions, affecting the individual, co-worker, and others whom depend on the service or product; works in a somewhat fluid environment with rules and procedures but many variations from the routine.
VOCATIONAL/EDUCATIONAL AND EXPERIENCE PREPARATION
VOCATIONAL/ EDUCATIONAL PREPARATION:
Requires a Bachelor's degree or education and training equivalent to four years of college education in social work, business, liberal arts, or any related field.
SPECIAL CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSES:
Valid Texas Drivers License.
Requires over six months and up to and including one year. Strong project management and communication skills required. Considerable knowledge of housing and community development principles and practices of urban/regional planning, community development or public administration, and housing and community development programs and resources. Must have skills in regulatory interpretation and contract development/administration. Good knowledge of the principles and practices of program/project management and administration. Excellent communication skills as shown by the ability to communicate clearly and effectively with others, both orally and in writing. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, supervisors, community and public officials, State and Federal agency representatives, and members of the public. Ability to prepare and review complex studies and reports. Strong research and analytical abilities are essential, as are excellent computer skills.
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT REQUIREMENTS
PHYSICAL DEXTERITY REQUIREMENTS:
Requires performing sedentary work that involves walking or standing some of the time and involves exerting up to 10 pounds of force on a regular and recurring basis or routine operations.
The job risks exposure to no significant environmental hazards.
The job requires normal visual acuity and field of vision, hearing, and speaking.
The City of Brownsville is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ADA requires the City to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are invited to discuss accommodations.
The City of Brownsville offers benefits including a retirement system, sick and annual leave, and health and life insurance.
This class specification should not be interpreted as all-inclusive. It is intended to identify the essential functions and requirements of this job. The incumbents may be requested to perform job related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in this specification. This job description is subject to change in response to funding variables, emerging technologies, improved operating procedures, productivity factors, and unforeseen events. This updated job description supersedes prior descriptions for the same position. Management reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.
This position is contingent upon continued availability of funds.