Job Summary: The purpose of the Housing Quality Standards Inspector is to support the mission of Housing Connect by providing consistent Housing Quality Standard Inspection services so that our clients are assured quality and decent living conditions. This is done by following H.U.D. regulations, Housing Connect policies and procedures, by working with other Housing Connect personnel to coordinate essential agency functions and with various community agencies and partnerships.
Primary Responsibilities: Duties & Responsibilities

Perform Housing Quality Standards inspections including initial inspections, annual re-certification inspections, condition inspections and all re-inspections of failed units.
Assure that program participants have a safe, decent place to live by conducting inspections consistently.
Remain familiar and current with U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Federal Regulations and state and local building codes as they relate to Section 8 Housing Programs.
Remain familiar and current with Lead-Base Paint regulations as they pertain to the Section 8 housing programs.
Insure that acceptability criteria and performance requirements for all Section 8 dwelling units is in compliance both at commencement of assisted occupancy and throughout the assisted tenancy. This includes sanitary facilities, food preparation and refuse disposal, space and security, thermal environment, illumination and electricity, structure and materials, interior air quality, water supply, lead-base paint, access, site and neighborhood, sanitary conditions and smoke detectors.
Research other programs for best practices on a regular basis to ensure our inspections are efficient. Work to exceed industry standard.
Oversee the maintenance of the agency car through routine service.
Provide excellent customer service to program participants and landlords by explaining and consistently enforcing program guidelines and regulations.
Treat all residents and landlords in a respectful non-judgmental manner.
Respond to inquires, phone calls, correspondence in a timely and responsive manner.
Mediate and negotiate communication with client and landlord as needed concerning failed inspections and condition of unit inspections.
Maintain required reports and statistics on a monthly and annual basis as required.
Coordinate with Housing Specialists to ensure timely inspections at admission to program, annual re-certification, and condition of unit inspections.
Attend and actively participate in all staff meetings and trainings.
Support Housing Connect co-workers as a team to accomplish department and agency goals.
Participate in Housing Connect activities and committees as needed or desired.
Desired Qualifications: Job Requirements

Graduation from a standard senior high school or equivalent.
Two years full-time related experience.
Basic knowledge of Utah State and local Building Codes.
Experience working with individuals who are disabled or have a mental illness. Demonstrated ability to communicate with elderly and low income families and individuals.
Valid Utah driver’s license.
Flexible and cooperative to accommodate job demands.
Approach problems pro-actively with solution focus.
Keep Housing and Resident Services Director and Supervisor informed of any incidents.
Ability to work well under stressful conditions, solve complex situations and diffuse explosive situations.
Must be prompt and dependable.
Able to communicate effectively and solve problems related to clients and landlords.
Able to work with minimum day to day supervision.
Work independently and creatively within set guidelines.
Willing to work under adverse conditions such as going into attics and crawl spaces.
Knowledge Of:

Housing structures, plumbing, electrical, heating and lighting and housekeeping standards.
Use of simple testing equipment.
Typing 25 – 30 words per minute.
Experience with Word and Excel.
Benefits / Why Work for Us: Housing Connect offers industry leading benefits including a comprehensive health care package, participation in Utah Retirement Systems, and paid vacation and sick leave.
How to Apply:
Compensation Type: Hourly wages
Hourly Wage Minimum: $17/hour
Hourly Wage Maximum: $19/hour
Salary Minimum: This is an hourly wage position.
Salary Maximum: This is an hourly wage position.
Closing Date: Open until filled.
Status: Full Time
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah


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Contact Name: Housing Connect