The Home Preservation Inspector performs skilled, technical inspection work in helping to secure the health and safety of low income homeowners by identifying critical health and safety needs, developing project scopes of work and estimates, and by ensuring compliance with relevant program guidelines, city and state codes and ordinances, and technical standards for workmanship and safety governing repair and rehabilitation of occupied homes within the service area.
Essential Functions of Position:
· Perform initial inspections to determine work scopes and estimated budgets in Salesforce database.
· Identify and communicate observations unrelated to construction that could indicate the residents’ need for additional support or referrals to other social services.
· Perform monitoring inspections to ensure satisfactory completion of work and for compliance with local and State health, safety, and building codes and relevant laws and requirements and submit invoice payment recommendations.
· Create inspection reports that clearly and accurately document specific information pertaining to each residence.
· Identify and communicate recurring issues in the field.
· Prepare and distribute bid packages to contractor listserv.
· Initiate change orders as needed.
· Respond to all communication from parties in a timely manner to address issues and complete the work.
· Attend regularly scheduled team meetings.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
· Commitment to the HEBSV mission to build and preserve low-cost housing.
· Must have strong prior home inspection and estimating experience.
· Advanced and thorough knowledge of residential home systems and components
· Knowledge of construction methods, and local, state and federal building codes
· Five-plus years relevant experience in the residential construction field
· Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills
· Superior customer service skills, attention to detail, personal integrity, and commitment to excellence
· Physical ability to climb ladders, walk roofs, navigate attics, and enter crawlspaces needed
· Reliable transportation, valid driver’s license and insurance
· Comfortable working with diverse populations from a variety of ethnic, socio-economic and living situations
· Class B General Contractor
· Inspector Certification
· Lead based paint certified
· Mold certified
· Salesforce or other database experience a plus, but training will be provided.
· Proficient in Microsoft Excel
· Primary work will be performed in the field and at either the Milpitas or Oakland Habitat office (post-pandemic)
Note: This document describes typical duties and responsibilities and is not intended to limit management from assigning other work as desired.
The Home Preservation Inspector performs skilled, technical inspection work in helping to secure the health and safety of low income homeowners by identifying critical health and safety needs, developing project…