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Rehabilitation Specialist

Bachelor’s Degree in Architectural Studies, Construction Science or related field or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Must possess a valid state driver’s license and satisfactory motor vehicle record.  Must obtain ICC certifications as a Residential Building Inspector, Residential Plumbing Inspector, Residential Mechanical Inspector and Residential Electrical
Inspector, aka Residential Combination Inspector, and State of Oklahoma License for same within 18 months of employment. Knowledge of the installation, operation, and maintenance of the mechanical, plumbing,and electrical systems associated with residential construction.  Building codes, housing codes, disability requirements, and residential construction methods and materials.  Federal requirements pertaining to funded programs, specifically the C.D.B.G and HOME Investment Partnerships Programs. To view complete job announcement, click on job title. For your convenience we have attached the application and supporting documents, please print all documents below and return to our office in person or mail to: Human Resources, 201 West Gray Bldg C, Norman, OK 73069

Posting Information
Department: 
Planning & Development - Development Services
Location: 
201-A W. Gray
Shift: 
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday
Salary: 
$52,645-$74,959/Annually
Date Posted: 
Wed, 11/29/2017 - 8:00am
Job Description
Duties: 
Conducts minimum housing inspections of sub-standard housing to determine the degree of deterioration of the structures and to determine the type and amount of rehabilitation needed to bring the dwelling units into conformance with adopted building codes and federal regulations. Analyzes and redesigns room spaces for accessibility needs. Develops detailed work specifications and associated cost estimates of housing rehabilitation, accessibility modification and emergency repair projects. Produces sketches, line drawings, CAD drawings or other means to illustrate and clarify required work as needed. Assists in the procurement of construction bids; reviews construction bids and contracts for completeness and accuracy. Documents and maintains environmental review records for each project. Conducts regular inspections of work in progress to ensure quality workmanship and compliance with specifications, adopted building codes and federal regulations. Maintains detailed case files documenting all notices, discussions, decisions, agreements, contracts, and subsequent amendments, etc., with contractors and all other individuals and/or businesses associated with each case. Documents any defective and/or improper use of materials, workmanship, and/or installation and ensures that corrective measures are taken. Calculates progress payments to contractors when requested. Explains program purposes, program guidelines, city policies and federal regulations governing rehabilitation to interested individuals, contractors, and other individuals and/or businesses. Confers with homeowners or tenants on matters relating to the construction process throughout the course of the project. Prepares and provides recommendations to the CDBG/Grants Manager on various matters including program budget, policy items and the employment of contractors. Acquires continuing education to keep abreast of changes in the construction industry relating to safety, technology and costs and to maintain professional licenses. Acquires up-to-date information of various federal regulations pertaining to rehabilitation projects. Prepares and presents special reports as necessary. Assists other departments and coordinates other projects as requested. Performs related work as required.
Working Conditions: 
Exposure of up to 50% of work time to unsanitary conditions, dirt, dust, extremes of temperature, and noxious fumes and odors.
Job Requirements
Education and Experience: 
Bachelor’s Degree in Architectural Studies, Construction Science or related field or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Knowledge: 
Professional level of knowledge equivalent to that normally acquired through a Bachelor's degree program in areas of study listed under "Education". Installation, operation, and maintenance of the mechanical, plumbing, and electrical systems associated with residential construction. Building codes, housing codes, disability requirements, and residential construction methods and materials. Federal requirements pertaining to funded programs, specifically the C.D.B.G and HOME Investment Partnerships Programs. Other applicable federal, state, and local laws and programs. Methods, materials, and equipment used in residential new and rehabilitation construction.
Skills: 
Analytical abilities to integrate and interpret data from various sources and to plan, develop and implement responsible strategies. Interpersonal skills to effectively interact with departmental staff, other City staff and citizens in order to give and extricate information in a courteous and friendly manner. Evaluating structural condition of buildings. Preparing and providing sound, technical recommendations and judgment. Communicating effectively both orally and in writing. Performing general and complex mathematical computations with accuracy. High degree of confidentiality, integrity, honesty, self-motivation. Ability to maintain regular, predictable and punctual attendance. Ability to concentrate and pay close attention to detail when inspecting properties, preparing cost estimates and reading technical information.
License and/or Certification: 
Must possess a valid state driver’s license and satisfactory motor vehicle record. Must obtain ICC certifications as a Residential Building Inspector, Residential Plumbing Inspector, Residential Mechanical Inspector and Residential Electrical Inspector, aka Residential Combination Inspector, and State of Oklahoma License for same within 18 months of employment. Must attend an eight-hour EPA certified Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) lead-based paint training course within the first three-month period of employment pursuant to course availability.
Mental & Physical: 
Ability to climb/descend ladders, to crouch and/or crawl in attics and other confined spaces and to stand/walk on ungraded terrain. Ability to lift and carry light objects (less than 25 lbs.) 10-25% of work time. Vision, speech and hearing sufficient to perform the essential tasks.
Additional Information: 

Selected
applicant must pass background investigation, physical examination and drug
screen.