Housing Quality Standards (HQS) Inspector - DeKalb County, GA
- Decatur, GA
Occasional, Part-Time or Full-Time – you tell us!
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Housing Quality Standards (HQS) Inspector
Partnering with the Director of Field Operations, the position of the HQS Inspector will conduct HQS inspections on an Occasional, Part-Time or Full-Time basis – you tell us what's best for your life/work balance! Your scope is to follow the guidelines of HUD's Housing Quality Standards and the contracted Housing Authority’s administrative plan – simple! All inspector candidates are required to complete online and field training as well as successfully passing the final HQS certification exam before being considered for the team.
Major Duties and Responsibilities
1. Pull schedule and inspection information for upcoming work shift.
2. Conducting all types of inspections: Initial Inspections, Annual Inspections, Re-Inspections, Complaint Inspections, Abatement Inspections.
3. Collect and transmit data using the hand-held tablet (2 lbs.).
4. Safely travel between inspections.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
1. Excellent interpersonal skills.
2. Moderate to excellent computer ability.
3. Current driver’s license. Must be available to drive during all working hours.
4. Have dependable transportation and maintain adequate automobile liability insurance on vehicle used to perform job.
5. Knowledge of the general operations and procedures of a Public Housing Agency (PHA) and of local, state, and federal regulations governing subsidized housing programs is a big plus.
6. Proven proficiency of modern equipment including cell phones, tablets, scanners, printers, computers, GPS or other hand-held devices.
7. Prepare and present ideas in a clear and concise manner, both orally and in written form.
8. Establish, maintain and promote effective working relationships with departmental employees, co-workers, vendors, consultants, contractors and landlords/tenants; display ability to effectively communicate with people from a broad range of socio-economic backgrounds.
9. Ability to work productively in a variety of working conditions and environments.
10. Ability to complete McCright's HQS training program and pass the final certification exam.
Moderate work: Must have the ability to walk 3-5 miles per day, bend and stoop, climb stairs, carry a 2 lbs. tablet and make observations in all levels of lighting.
1.High School diploma or GED.
2.Completion of Inspector Training Classes, achievement of lead-based paint visual assessment course or other HQS certification exams in the past is a big plus.
All positions are PRODUCTION-BASED (based on completed inspections), so be prepared to discuss the best production schedule for your current needs to ensure a proper “life/work balance”. All new team members will be classified as a “A" Level Inspector until the ability to increase production while ensuring quality has been demonstrated.
Based on average production levels, you can earn approximately $20-$25 most hours.
“AAA” LEVEL Having a demonstrated ability and desire to work approximately 40 hours a week. Depending on the type of inspections assigned, this will average around 20+ a day.
“AA” LEVEL Having a demonstrated ability and desire to work approximately 30 hours a week. Depending on the type of inspections assigned, this will average around 15 a day.
“A” LEVEL Having a demonstrated ability and desire to work approximately 20 hours a week. Depending on the type of inspections assigned, this will average around 10 a day.
“T” LEVEL Having a demonstrated ability and desire to work approximately 40 hours a week, but also be willing to travel overnight(s) to another city to conduct inspections when needed.
BENEFITS - Dental and vision insurance is available for all level of inspectors. Inspectors classified as full-time will be eligible for paid vacation, employee health insurance, and nine paid holidays.