Housing Authority St. Louis County

INSPECTOR - St. Louis

St. Louis, MO

Job Description

INSPECTOR

Posted: Saturday, 3/23/2024
INSPECTOR
COMPANY OVERVIEW
Since 1952, County has played a pivotal role in providing safe and affordable housing to St. Louis County residents. Our team takes pride in helping more than 7,000 eligible families find a place they can call home.
We are passionate about our mission to:
  • Provide decent, safe, and affordable housing;
  • Ensure equal housing opportunity;
  • Promote self-sufficiency; and
  • Improve the quality of life and economic vitality for low and moderate-income families.
We pursue our mission by using existing federal programs to the maximum extent feasible, by linking with other service providers, and by creating new opportunities of our own design.
In addition, we are actively pursuing excellence in four key areas, which are:
  • Deliver services safely, effectively, and efficiently.
  • Ensure residents, property owners, and employees feel respected during interactions with us.
  • Help our residents and families gain self-sufficiency through partnerships with other organizations in the community.
  • Expand access to desirable and affordable housing.
OUR CORE VALUES
At County Housing, we are guided by our core values, which are fundamental principles that shape our organization's culture, behavior, and decisions. Our commitment to the core values of service, respect, integrity, excellence, and collaboration helps us achieve our mission.
If there is an alignment between your personal philosophy and the following core values, then we invite you to apply for an exciting new career with County Housing!
  • SERVICE: We provide a vital service to residents and families. The quality of our operations is the expression of our commitment to our community. We work hard to serve our residents and families in a responsive, reliable, empathetic, and caring manner.
  • RESPECT: We are supportive, compassionate, and courteous to our residents, property owners, community partners and teammates, and we treat them as valued partners in our service mission.
  • INTEGRITY: In all circumstances, we do the right thing. We follow relevant laws, regulations, policies, and procedures. Our ethical, honest, and transparent actions are the foundation upon which we build trust with our residents, teammates, and community.
  • EXCELLENCE: In our diligent pursuit of excellence, we are not satisfied with anything short of the highest standards of service, respect, and integrity. We think critically about our work, embrace innovation, and challenge the status quo. We are proactive in the performance of our duties and accept accountability for our work. We celebrate our successes and grow from our lessons learned.
  • COLLABORATION: We nurture a work environment in which all team members have a voice. We act with transparency, help each other, and share information freely. We work together – teammates, residents, and communities – to build inclusive relationships and partnerships that enable us to fulfill our service mission.
JOB SUMMARY:
Under the direction of the Manager, Inspections, the Housing Inspector performs inspections for all housing units of the Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCVP) and Housing Administration to ensure quality, safe and affordable housing for residents. The Housing Inspector conducts housing unit inspections following the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) requirements. The ideal candidate for this role will enjoy interacting with clients, property owners, internal and external stakeholders from a broad range of socio-economic backgrounds.
The omission of specific statements regarding duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment in association with this position.
PRINCIPAL ROLE AND RESPONSIBILTIES:
  • Accurately documents unit conditions for all inspection types and clearly describes fail conditions.
  • Coordinates with Housing Inspection Specialist to ensure that inspections and/or re-inspections occur within the required time.
  • Reviews daily routes to maximize use of time and minimize travel and other expenses.
  • Performs pre-inspections; advises property owners as to necessary repairs for units to be accepted into Housing Choice Voucher Program and conducts final inspections after abatement has been made.
  • Completes HUD and County Housing forms and reports as required.
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision to include managing time and prioritizing duties as needed.
  • Strong attention to detail, able to work in a fast-paced, time-sensitive environment.
EDUCATION, KNOWLEDGE, TECHNICAL SKILLS, AND EXPERIENCE:
  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • An equivalent combination of experience and education that provides the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of this position.
  • Bilingual (Spanish) preferred.
  • Valid Missouri or Illinois driver’s license upon hire.
  • Bondable and must be eligible for coverage under County Housing’s fleet auto insurance.
  • Evidence of the practice of a high level of confidentiality.
  • Computer skills in a Microsoft environment. Must include Excel, and Word.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
The Housing Inspector will primarily work within the office environment but may also engage in occasional physical tasks such as bending, reaching, sitting, and walking during the workday. This role may require the ability to lift items weighing at least 20 pounds. Moreover, the individual will also spend extended periods each day working on a personal computer. Must be available to work flexible and longer hours during busy seasons. Reasonable accommodation may be available to enable persons with physical disabilities to perform the job.
  • Must be able to lift a 30lb box.
  • This job includes desk duties, (primarily seated), and visits to sites and to public meetings.
  • There are times of year where the workload is extensive and is expected to work in adverse weather conditions.
  • Maintain a safe driving record.
County Housing celebrates difference. All employment, including hiring, promoting, discipline or discharge at County Housing is based solely on a person’s merit and qualifications related to professional competence. We do not discriminate against our employees or applicants because of race, creed, color, religion, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, medical condition veteran status, ethnicity, marital or family status or other legally protected status.
County Housing is an
equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer.

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