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Housing Inspector

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Jacksonville Housing is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. It is the policy and the intent of Jacksonville Housing to provide equality of opportunity in employment for all persons, and in all aspects of its personnel policies, programs, practices, operations, and in all its working conditions and relationships with employees and applicants for employment. Recruitment, hiring, assignment, training, compensation, promotion, retention, and disciplinary decisions will be made without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other protected class status applicable under local, State of Florida or federal law.


Job Title: Housing Inspector
FLSA Classification: Non-Exempt
EEO Classification: Skilled Craftsman
Salay/ Pay Grade $15.00
Reports to: Section 8 Support Manager (Inspections)


Job Summary 

Responsible to conduct a thorough HUD (Housing and Urban Development) home inspection at the request of a landlord or prospective tenant. Prior to visiting the property, the inspector explains the process and possible outcomes. The dwelling must follow state and federal regulations and city building codes. The inspector examines the place from top to bottom using a HUD inspector assessment form based on HUD Housing Quality Standards (HQS). Conduct housing inspections for initial, audit, and annual recertifications in accordance with established rules and procedures, which are based on the Administrative Plan and the Code of Federal Regulations.

Essential Job Functions

  • Candidate must represent the Jacksonville Housing Authority, (JHA) in a courteous, professional, and responsible manner. Any contact with the public, whether in the field or in the office, must be respectful.
  • Ability to stay current with all ordinances, PIH Notices, procedures, and techniques in the inspection of housing units under the Section 8 HAP (Housing Assistance Payment) program.
  • Must be able to accurately explain any violations noted on the inspection itself and must promote awareness of the rules regarding any Housing Quality Standards issue.
  • Must be able to learn and use all electronic devices in connection with conducting inspections.
  • The ability to establish and maintain an effective and supportive working relationship with employees, vendors, clients, and the public in general.
  • Must be able to understand the Code of Federal Regulations as it pertains to Housing Quality Standards.


Education and Experience

High school diploma or equivalent is required, some college is a plus. 1-2 years in construction or maintenance is required along with a working knowledge of construction terminology.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of HUD regulations regarding housing quality standards and other maintenance-related standards.
  • Knowledge of Jacksonville Housing policies and procedures
  • Knowledge of the physical layout of the site properties.
  • Knowledge of safety rules, including accident causation and prevention.
  • Knowledge of occupational hazards and appropriate safety precautions.
  • Ability to analyze information from inspections to determine maintenance needs and quality of maintenance services provided.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, subordinates, co-workers, residents, contractors, and the general public.
  • Ability to understand oral and written instructions.

Core Competencies

Commitment: Sets high standards of performance; pursues aggressive goals and works hard/smart to achieve them; strives for results and success conveys a sense of urgency and brings issues to closure and persists despite obstacles and opposition.

Customer Service: Meets/exceeds the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; identifies, understands monitors, and measures the needs of both internal and external customers; talks and acts with customers in mind; and recognizes working colleagues as customers.

Effective Communication: Ensures important information is passed to those who need to know; conveys necessary information clearly and effectively orally or in writing; demonstrates attention to, and conveys an understanding of, the comments and questions of others; and listens effectively.

Responsiveness and Accountability: Demonstrates a high level of conscientiousness; holds oneself personally responsible for one's own work and does a fair share of work.

Teamwork: Balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; gives and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a positive team spirit; puts success of team above own interests; supports everyone's efforts to succeed; attends, supports, and participates in all team building exercises and events.

Adaptable/Flexible Skills: Ability to work additional hours if required and work with pressing deadlines and is task oriented. Proactively seeks work assignments when current assignments are completed-takes initiative.

Physical Demands

The work involves normal risks or discomforts associated with a Must be able to work in adverse weather which includes extreme heat and humidity in the summer, cold in the winter. Much of the work will be done in environments that do not have air conditioning or heating.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

LICENSE AND CERTIFICATION: Must be insurable by JHA's insurance and possess a valid Florida Driver's License at all times.

Position Report to: Section 8 Support Manager (Inspections)
Leadership Accountability No
Supervisory Accountability No
Organizational Accountability No
Financial Accountability No
Customer Accountability Interfaces with customers internally and externally.

We anticipate hiring at the minimum of the respective pay grade per contractual obligations.

We are an EOE & DFWP. A successful applicant will be required to pass a background check including employment history, criminal record, and driving record, and may be subject to a pre-employment drug screening.

This job description should not be interpreted as all-inclusive. It is intended to identify the major responsibilities and requirements of this job classification. All incumbents may not perform all the job duties listed, and some incumbents may perform some duties which are not listed, and incumbents may be requested to perform job-related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in this description.


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