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American Planning Association
National Association of Counties (NACo)
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Michigan

Community Economic Development Association of Michigan (CEDAM)
Council of Michigan Foundations
Michigan Economic Developers Association (MEDA) (members only)
Michigan League for Human Services
Michigan Municipal League (MML)

Updated June 12, 2019

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  • June 12, 2019 12:43 PM | Anonymous

    https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/grandrapids/jobs/2467336/housing-rehabilitation-supervisor

    Nature of Work

    This is a responsible technical and supervisory administrative position administering programs for the repair and rehabilitation of residential properties in compliance with federal and state laws, policies, and regulations. Work is performed under the managerial direction of the department director. Supervision is exercised over rehabilitation specialists and clerical staff.

    Examples of Work

    Supervises the work of rehabilitation specialists; oversees and authorizes all program encumbrances and expenditures; provides administrative direction and authority for allocating and distributing program funds; reviews loan applications, promissory notes, case reports; conducts random internal audits to ensure compliance with federal and state laws and regulations; assists staff with problem-solving.

    Administers various federal and state grant programs, including writing grant applications, preparing program budgets, and maintaining and updating program procedures.  Recommends and monitors performance of partner agencies and contractors, reviews and approves partner plans, budgets and authorizes payments.

    Designs, implements, and establishes policies for rehabilitation programs to meet community needs; drafts guidelines and procedures for implementation; meets with other city departments.

    Supervises rehabilitation specialist work performing inspections of owner-occupied and rental residential properties to ensure compliance with structural, mechanical, health, safety codes and standards.

    Prepares and manages division budget; oversees preparation of bid documents; drafts project specifications in compliance with code requirements; estimates construction costs; prepares commitment of federal funds for project.
     
    Approves construction project payments based on progress; approves contract changes; resolves disputes between contractors and homeowners of tenants.
     
    Reviews the setup of loans for owners; verifies income and ownership; ensures applicant qualification; sets up loan terms and conditions; prepares loan closing documents and conducts closing.

    Oversees program application process; prepares and executes legal documents for conditional deed; monitors construction and conducts annual inspection; assures compliance with  quality standards; issues payments to contractors; maintains case reports; prepares and executes clear title.


    REQUIREMENTS OF WORK
     
    Thorough knowledge of federal and state rehabilitation programs, laws, policies, and procedures.
     
    Considerable knowledge of the methods, materials and techniques used in conducting housing inspections.
     
    Considerable knowledge of residential construction methods and procedures.
     
    Knowledge of the principles and practices of effective supervision.
     
    Ability to inspect work performed and to determine adherence to codes.
     
    Ability to maintain case records and to prepare reports.
     
    Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with property owners, contractors, vendors, tenants, other city employees, and the general public.
     
    Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
     
    Ability to walk on rough terrain and climb stairs.

    Performs other related duties as assigned

    Minimum Training and Experience

    Possession of a bachelor's degree and five years of progressively responsible experience in administration, code enforcement or housing rehabilitation including two years of supervisory experience; or any equivalent combination of training and experience. Possession of a residential builder's license desired.

    Possession of a valid Michigan driver's license.
     
    Possession of or ability to obtain a Michigan State Lead Abatement Supervisor License by completion of probation.
     

    Other Information

    WORK ENVIRONMENT/CONDITIONS
    The work environment and exposures described here are representative of those an employee may encounter while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


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    PHYSICAL DEMANDS
    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    • The position is generally sedentary. Employees sit most of the time, but may walk,  stand, walk on rough terrain and climb stairs on occasion.

    THIS POSITION IS OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC

    Salary Range: 14


    PLEASE NOTE:  All communication regarding this position will be done via email.  It is your responsibility to ensure that your email address is up-to-date on your account profile. 

    If you are submitting an application that was used for job openings in the past, please make sure your information is current before submitting for this or other opportunities.
     

    ** SHOULD AN APPLICANT NEED ANY DISABILITY RELATED ACCOMMODATION OR OTHER CONSIDERATION IN THE APPLICATION OR SELECTION PROCESS, PLEASE NOTIFY THE HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT PRIOR TO THE TEST. **


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