HOUSING AUTHORITY INSPECTOR
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
The work involves responsibility for inspecting subsidized housing units owned and/or managed by the Syracuse Housing Authority (SHA) or by private landlords who participate in SHA’s Housing Assistance Payments Program, (Section 8)to insure that the residences comply with the Housing Quality Standards of the Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The class is similar to other housing and building inspection classes in the required knowledge of inspection procedures and building components. The Housing Authority Inspector is distinct by virtue of its knowledge of HUD regulations pertaining to housing standards relating to occupancy and other HUD regulations relating to leasing of inspected units. Employees in this class are under the general supervision of a higher level employee. Supervision is not a responsibility of this class. Certain assignments made to employees in this class will require reasonable access to transportation to meet field work requirements made in the ordinary course of business in a timely and efficient manner. Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES
Inspects building components of public housing units operated by SHA or subsidized by the latter through HUD to determine whether violations of applicable federal regulations exist.
Reports violations, to landlords, and performs follow‑up inspections to insure necessary repairs have been made.
Creates inspection records by operation of software on a laptop computer.
Maintains files and records pertaining to inspection and leasing.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILL, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Good knowledge of inspection procedures used to examine building components to identify unsafe or unsanitary conditions.
Good knowledge of building components in public housing inclusive of structural, mechanical, electrical, lighting, heating and ventilating and major kitchen appliances.
Good knowledge of housing codes, laws, and regulations of the federal department of Housing and Urban Development.
Ability to identify deficiencies in building components through physical inspection.
Ability to use a laptop computer and housing inspection software to create inspection records.
Ability to understand and interpret written material.
Ability to keep records pertinent to the inspection process.
Ability to relate well with others during the inspection process.
A. Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with an Associate Degree in Architecture Technology, Building Construction Technology or a closely related field; or,
B. Two (2) years of work experience, or its part time equivalent in the inspection, construction or repair of buildings.