Rehabilitation Construction Specialist

September 06, 2023 10:50 AM | Anonymous

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The City of Lansing's Economic Development & Planning Department is excited to announce an opening for a Rehabilitation Construction Specialist that is interested in joining their professional Development Division team. This great opportunity is designed to attract persons that have experience with identifying the need for historic preservation, energy efficiency and lead hazard abatement measures in structures.  Additionally, have knowledge of building, plumbing, mechanical, zoning and electrical housing codes to identify and correct deficiencies within the City of Lansing.

Ideal candidates will possess the following:

·         High School Diploma or GED plus one year trade/college training related to residential construction

·         AND five (5) years of experience in residential construction work;

·         OR an equivalent combination of training and experience

·         Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license

·         Must possess a residential builder’s license or trade license.

·         Must be a Certified Lead Abatement Supervisor OR able to be certified within 60 days of employment.

·         Experience in federal and local housing construction and rehabilitation programs preferred.

This position requires the individual through assistance or on their own to walk, climb, crawl, sit, stand, reach, bend, stoop, pull, push, listen, carry, hear and visual acuity.

Position requires work in an office environment along with extensive work inspecting houses and other structures during which extremes of temperature, unsanitary conditions, potential structural safety hazards and other undesirable conditions may be encountered.

The essential position functions listed below do not include all functions, which may be found in this position as duties, and responsibilities may be added, deleted, or modified at any time.

·         Prepares contracts and makes cost estimates based on personal inspections for the construction, rehabilitation, improvement and upgrading of single and multi-family housing units, by viewing, testing and measuring property and buildings which requires; walking, standing, climbing, crawling, bending, stooping, seeing, hearing, talking, and sitting.

·         Writes clear and concise work specifications, cost estimates and architectural drawings, using written communication, drawing, diagram and spreadsheet skills.

·         Ensures projects are started and completed within designated time frames and that product purchases and work list items are completed as soon as conditions allow.

·         Maintains up to date rehabilitation cost data and product information.

·         Identifies all code violations within and around a structure, by interpreting and evaluating information obtained by viewing, testing, measuring and researching the property and/or building

·         Makes preliminary inspections to determine the feasibility of repair, purchase or possible demolition of existing structures, which requires interpreting and evaluating observed information.

·         Makes inspections for payment, final completion and other purposes on various types of work performed by contractors to ensure compliance with all code requirements, work plans and work specifications which requires observing, evaluating and interpreting information obtained.

·         Maintains accurate and complete project files on each rehabilitation project.

·         Manages progress in meeting grant production goals, grant benchmarks and performance or completion deadlines for assigned grants; maintains project data; documents compliance with grant requirements; prepares financial and other data for grant draw requests; keeps supervisor and other team members informed weekly and monthly as to progress, delays and problems; maintains and retrieves data for quarterly progress reports, grant close out, CAPER, Citistat and other reports.

·         Reviews proposals submitted by owners and contractors and makes estimates regarding their completeness and acceptability, by interpreting observed and written information.

·         Visits prospective applicants/borrowers and makes presentations to community groups to encourage program participation.

·         Prepares or assists with bid procurement, developing contracts for services and drafts scope of work descriptions.

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