Housing Rehabilitation Specialist I

September 12, 2023 8:45 AM | Anonymous

City of Grand Rapids

Housing Rehabilitation Specialist I


$26.51 - $35.32 Hourly

$55,141.00 - $73,460.00 Annually


City Hall 300 Monroe NW Grand Rapids, MI






Community Development Services




9/18/2023 11:59 PM Eastern

Nature of Work

The purpose of this job is to conduct technical home inspections and write project specifications. Documents and oversees home repairs for low income home owners, landlords, and non-profit housing agencies.

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by employees in this job. Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

  • Reviews project applications to determine income eligibility and property ownership, and conducts other verification work as needed 
  • Conducts technical inspections of owner and rental residential properties, ensures compliance with structural, mechanical, health, safety codes and standards 
  • Identifies deficiencies; makes referrals to other departments and community agencies when appropriate
  • Prepares bid documents, drafts project specifications in compliance with code and other requirements, estimates construction costs, and prepares necessary documentation.  Ensures project specifications include hazard remediation work (e.g. lead, asbestos, radon, mold, etc.) in compliance with federal and state lead hazard control requirements 
  • Oversees housing rehabilitation and hazard remediation work, conducts site inspections, approves payment based on progress, recommends contract change orders, and mediates disputes between homeowners/tenants and contractors
  • Prepares reports and other documentation on the progress of the rehabilitation activities
  • Conducts Healthy Home Rating Assessment
  • Performs related work as required

View the complete job description HERE

Minimum Training and Experience

Required Education and Experience

  • At least two (2) years of relevant college-level course work or an Associate’s degree from an accredited college or university in construction or a related field


  • At least three (3) to five (5) years of related work experience, such as housing rehabilitation or construction


  • Any equivalent combination of training, education, and experience that provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities

Required Licenses or Certifications

  • Michigan Driver’s License
  • Healthy Homes Rating System Certification within twelve (12) month of hire


Other Information



We offer:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision starting on Day 1
  • 6% employee 401a contribution with employer matching (6% or 7% based on bargaining unit)
  • Employee & Employer contributions to Retiree Health Savings Account
  • Voluntary benefits such as term life insurance, flexible spending accounts, accidental insurance, disability insurance, and deferred compensation plan options
  • Twelve Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacation and Sick Time
  • Paid parking (if applicable)
  • Employee Home Ownership Incentive
  • Tuition Reimbursement and professional development opportunities
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Employee Assistance Program with free mental health counseling
  • Comprehensive Wellness program with a health and wellness incentive
  • Employee Discounts and Perks

Should an applicant need any disability related accommodation or other consideration in the application or selection process, please notify the human resources department upon submittal of application

The City of Grand Rapids does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy or gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.


City of Grand Rapids


300 Monroe Ave, NW
8th Floor, Room 880
Grand Rapids, Michigan, 49503-2206


(616) 456-3176




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