Housing Rehabilitation Specialist - Admi...
City of Mesa, AZ - Mesa, AZ

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This class has been designated as a non-classified, non-merit system, at-will position.

The current vacancy is a grant-funded position, t herefore it is not protected by the merit system and may be terminated without cause and without the right of an appeal . The position does receive employee benefits and based on grant funding and on performance may be eligibl e for merit increases.

A Housing Rehabilitation Specialist assigned to Administration performs specialized office and/or field work involving planning, implementing, and coordinating housing rehabilitation activities for the Housing Services Division, which involves regular (single-family, owner-occupied) rehabilitation, emergency rehabilitation, and rental rehabilitation projects. This class utilizes human relations skills for working with homeowners, rental property owners, and contractors, as well as administrative skills for complying with federal requirements and preparing related reports, forms, and documents, including those required by Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Department of Labor (DOL). Responsibilities for the assignment to Administration include but are not limited to: explaining the housing rehabilitation program; assisting clients with and processing their rehabilitation applications; determining the homeowners eligibility for the rehabilitation program and qualifying them for loans based on their ability to repay; determining whether monthly payment plans or permanent liens are more appropriate; working with the City's Financial Services Department to establish loan payment plans; preparing contracts, deeds, liens, lien releases, and other legal documents; and meeting with rehabilitation clients to review, sign, and record necessary legal documents. This class performs related duties as required. This class is FLSA nonexempt.

Qualifications & Requirements:

Minimum Qualification(s) Required. Any combination of training, education, and experience equivalent to graduation from high school or GED. Considerable (3 - 5 years) full-time experience in the administration of housing programs or as a building contractor, building inspector, or similar position, including preparation of plans, specifications, and cost estimates.

Special Requirement(s). Must possess a valid Arizona Driver's License by hire or promotion date.

Preferred/Desirable Qualification(s). An International Conference of Building Officials (ICBO) certificate and/or graduation from an accredited college or university with an Associate's Degree in Engineering Technology, Structural Design or Drafting, Building Inspection, or a closely related area is preferred. Bilingual (English/Spanish) speaking skills are highly desirable. Certification through the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) is also highly desirable.

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