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JOB SUMMARY
The Housing Quality Standards (HQS) Inspector is responsible for conducting and completing HQS inspections for units under the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program. The incumbent is under the direct supervision of the Program Manager and the general supervision of the Public Housing Commissioner. This position is un-classified (“not classified”) within the civil service of the City of Parma.

WORK REQUIREMENTS AND ACCOUNTABILITIES
•Manages all aspects of the Housing Quality Standards program
•Manages Lead Based Paint compliance and monitoring
•Provides landlord training and information concerning HQS

•Manages and schedules inspections
•Conducts inspections (initial, annual, special)
•Updates and monitors inspection tracking system
•Enforces Housing Quality Standards
•Processes Abatements
•Remains on call 24 hours a day for emergency inspections
•Receives and responds to phone inquiries
•Approves and monitors weather deferments

The above Requirements and Accountabilities are not to be construed as a complete listing of the assignments that may be given to the HQS Inspector, nor are such assignments restricted to those listed in this job description.

JOB CONTEXT
The HQS Inspector generally works a 35-hour week from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday with one scheduled unpaid hour for lunch. Assigned hours may vary and additional hours may be required during peak work volumes. The position is full-time with benefits and operates 12 months a year. The environment for the incumbent varies from site to site. The stress level for this position is high. The position requires some physical activity and requires mobility due to the varying work sites.
Upon hire, a HQS Inspector must have:

•A high school diploma or equivalent
•Experience in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program
•Good organizational skills, good verbal and good written communication skills
§Certification in Housing Quality Standards preferred
•Lead based paint certification preferred

After hire, a HQS Inspector must have:
•Certification in Housing Quality Standards and Lead based paint certification within 6 months after requisite training and testing.
•Experience in administering government regulations and policies within 6 months after requisite training.

In accord with the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the City of Parma and AFSCME Local #3924 which expires on October 31, 2014, the Step 1 annual salary for The Housing Quality Standards (HQS) Inspector is $36,770.90.

The promotional probationary period is 60 days in accord with the above referenced Collective Bargaining Agreement. The new hire probationary period is one year.

Applications may be obtained from the City of Parma Human Resources & Purchasing Department at Parma City Hall, 6611 Ridge Road, Parma, Ohio. Applications shall be submitted after completion to the City of Parma Human Resources & Purchasing Department no later than 4:30 p.m. on January 10, 2013.



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