Website Better Community Neighborhoods, Inc.

POSITION SUMMARY

Responsible for the coordination and oversite of construction renovation work for grant programs. From pre renovation work to post renovation reporting. Duties include assessment of projects for feasibility and the preparation of technical specifications and scopes of work necessary to accomplish moderate to major repairs under a variety of housing rehabilitation programs.  Work is reviewed periodically by an administrative superior for accuracy and adherence to established procedures and quality of service provided.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Advance / oversee new construction and substantial rehab efforts for both rental and sale on behalf of BCNI.
  • Serve as Owner’s Rep for larger multifamily development initiatives.
  • Conducts initial inspection of dwelling units proposed for inclusion in the various rehabilitation grant programs. Conducts detailed inspections of properties noting structural conditions, conformity to the Housing Quality Standards; and condition of heating, sewage disposal, plumbing, and electrical systems.
  • Prepares detailed scopes of work and cost estimates for repair/rehabilitation work as required under the appropriate program requirements and to meet the Housing Quality Standards for grant programs and other BCNI projects.
  • Creates bid documents, outlining the scope of work to be performed and discusses alternative methods of accomplishing repairs with OOR Director, clients and contractors.
  • Performs progress inspections, verifies progress payments to the contractor during the rehabilitation of the housing unit. Creates punch list for project completions.
  • Inspects the housing unit for final acceptance and payment ensuring that all repairs have been made in accordance with the scope of work, applicable codes, NYS Housing Trust Fund Corporation Rehabilitation Standards for One-to Four Unit Structures and Housing Quality Standards, (HQS)
  • Reviews Client complaints with Program Manager and coordinates an appropriate resolution for disputes between client and contractor.
  • Advises superior about problems related to the implementation of housing rehabilitation programs
  • Serve as liaison between BCNI and City Building Code Department.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Ability to read and interpret construction plans and specifications.
  • Ability to create accurate scopes of work, cost estimates and follow construction work schedules.
  • Ability to clearly communicate, both orally and in writing, to inexperienced clients the technical aspects of the rehabilitation work, the necessity of the repairs and the procedures related to various programs.
  • Ability to prepare concise reports and to maintain required records and files.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients, building officials and fellow employees.
  • Ability to prepare specifications, construction drawings and sketches which illustrate the nature of the repair work.
  • Ability to evaluate previously unknown conditions and recommend appropriate methods of repair.
  • Ability to evaluate various repair techniques and cost saving alternatives.
  • Ability to evaluate the progress of construction, the quality of work performed and to authorize subsequent payments.
  • Ability to perform field inspections which include climbing stairs and ladders, accessing crawl spaces and eaves, and walking the entire inspection site.
  • Must have knowledge in plumbing, carpentry, electric and masonry.
  • Ability to safely operate a vehicle as well as modern office equipment including but not limited to a personal computer, calculator, copier, and multi-line telephone system.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft office inclusive of but not limited to Word, Excel, Outlook and Microsoft Project.
  • Ability to keep accurate records, write reports, hold and conduct meetings with property owners, contractors and others as needed.
  • Ability to read, interpret and disseminate Federal laws, rules, regulations, and instructions.
  • Knowledge of the general regulations applying to the physical condition and occupancy of residential and other buildings.
  • Knowledge of construction specifications and property standards.
  • Knowledge of housing rehabilitation inspection methods and techniques.
  • Knowledge of building and housing repair estimates of time, materials, equipment and costs.
  • Knowledge of a wide variety of building materials, primary, secondary and acceptable substitutes.
  • Knowledge of modern building construction and rehabilitation principles, practices and materials.
  • Knowledge of all stages of housing construction.
  • Knowledge of building codes, construction practices and techniques and Section 8 housing standards.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age.
  • Must have the legal authority to work in the United States.
  • Possess valid, clean Driver’s License and reliable transportation.

EDUCATION

  • Associate’s Degree, Bachelors preferred or 7 years’ experience in the industry.
  • Additional education and experience may substitute for the recruiting requirements.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Ability to bend and squat for inspecting low, tight places.
  • Walk up and down stairs
  • To be on feet for several hours at a time.
  • Require local travel by car

COMPENSATION

  • Commensurate with experience

Application

To apply to the position above, please download our application and submit along with any other additional materials (cover letter, resume, etc.) to info@bcnihousing.org.

Download Our Application

To apply for this job email your details to info@bcnihousing.org