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Housing Rehabilitation Specialist

Bartow, FL

Order: 77980
Direct Hire

CODE 0255






(Housing & Neighborhood Development)


Pay Range: $20.60/hr. - $30.79/hr. ($42,848.00 - $64,043.20/annually)

Shift: Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (40 hours/week)

Locations: 1290 Golfview Ave Bartow, FL

Health Benefits Package, Including Paid Holidays



Must have the physical, developmental and mental ability to perform job tasks, work efforts, responsibilities and duties of the job illustrated. The job description herein provides for the range of duties to be performed for this position. It is not intended to reflect all duties that are required within this position.





Technical field work inspecting and evaluating private dwellings for housing renovation and repair as allowed with HUD guidelines. Inspects private housing facilities to determine the conditions and extent of work required to insure compliance with program property rehabilitation standards, local housing laws and regulations. Prepares detailed reports and work write-ups including work specifications and job estimating of the dwelling. Prepares bid packages and conducts bid openings.


Discusses with property owner and contractor/builder rehabilitation work necessary to bring dwelling up to code requirements. Provides information, interpretation and explanation of HUD regulations, County building standards or codes to property owners and contractors as necessary. Reviews and evaluates building rehabilitation construction to insure that specifications meet contract compliance. Assists with temporary relocation arrangements when necessary. Performs routine inspections of construction work to insure that rehabilitation work is progressing according to schedule and meeting plan specifications. Determines when rehabilitation work is complete and recommends final payment. Advises supervisor of problems for resolution or direction. Prepares memorandums and reports as required. Performs related duties as required.





Knowledge of building construction and repair. Ability to read and interpret construction plans. Ability to discuss and advise building contractors and homeowners of construction repair practices and techniques.


Ability to inspect and oversee the rehabilitation construction of dwellings making necessary recommendations for construction changes or revisions. Ability to learn local ordinances and codes. Ability to learn state and federal regulations as they apply to Home Investments Partnership Program (HOME), State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP), and Community Development Block Grant Programs (CDBG). Ability and agility to perform inspection work in all weather conditions.


Ability to use independent judgment, analyze information and formulate recommendations. Ability to maintain records and prepare reports. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, officials and the public. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.





Graduate of an accredited high school or possess an acceptable equivalency diploma and have a minimum of five (5) years of experience in the building construction professions or trades.


Must possess a valid driver’s license and be able to secure a valid Florida driver’s license at the time of employment in this classification.


A comparable amount of related training and experience may be substituted for the minimum qualifications, except for the driver’s license requirement.


Must be able to utilize all features afforded by Word processing software and other required software and personal computer equipment utilized by the assigned work unit.





Must obtain required certification within six (6) months of employment. Must possess a Level 1 Certificate as issued by the certification program of the International Code Council (ICC), in one of the following programs: Building Inspector, Plumbing Inspector, Mechanical Inspector, Residential Electrical Inspector, Commercial Electrical Inspector or Rehabilitation and Preservation Inspector (Housing Rehabilitation Inspector); or, Construction Inspector or Assistant Chief Inspector certification in one of the following (i.e.: Building, Electrical, Plumbing or Mechanical); as issued by the Building Officials Association of Florida (BOAF); or Chief Level certification in one of the following trades (i.e.: Building, Electrical, Plumbing or Mechanical) as issued by the Building Officials Association of Florida (BOAF); or, Level 2, 3 or 4 certification in one of the following trades (i.e.: Building, Electrical, Plumbing or Mechanical) as issued by the certification program of the International Code Council (ICC). A general contractor’s license would also be accepted. However it must remain inactive while employed by the County.


This position may be required to report for work when a declaration of emergency has been declared in Polk County.