The ideal candidate should meet the minimum qualifications:
3 - 5 years of experience conducting HQS or similar Housing Inspections;
HQS Certification Preferred, ability to pass test in 1 year required;
Some College required, Bachelor's Level Degree preferred;
Strong written and Oral communication skills;
Ability to conduct Physical HQS Inspections including walking up multiple flights of stairs, occasional opening of Windows, etc.
The primary purpose of this position is to assess the quality of Housing Quality Standards (HQS) inspections conducted by of the Philadelphia Housing Authority’s Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCVP) Inspectors. This position will be responsible for conducting HQS inspections on housing units assisted under the HCVP that have been inspected by HCV Inspectors to ensure compliance with applicable rules and regulations. All activities will be in support of the Philadelphia Housing Authority’s (PHA’s) strategic goals and objectives.
Conducting HQS QC Inspections and completing applicable follow-up for identified issues;
Escalating cases of suspected emergency violations (i.e. heating problems, etc.);
Completing HUD and PHA forms and reports as required including daily, weekly, and monthly reports; monitoring and logging program and performance tracking measures; maintaining inspection records and other paperwork according to recordkeeping protocols;
Determining compliance with federal and municipal housing codes and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Housing Quality Standards;
Providing regular reports to Operations identifying results of QC inspections, areas of concern and any associated recommendations including the recommendation for training on specified areas of the HQS inspection process.
Ensuring that QC inspections and/or re-inspections occur within HUD required timeframes;
Reviewing and analyzing HQS policies, procedures, and processes to ensure that inspection activities are in compliance with HUD regulations and Philadelphia municipal regulations, as well as any other special requirements relating to local programs;
Maintaining current knowledge of applicable new trends, changes in legislation, and regulations that govern PHA, including, but not limited to: HUD’s Lead-Safe Housing Rule, Housing Quality Standards regulations, and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements; researching and reporting on HUD notices that identify changes in regulations;
Recommending the disciplinary action of inspectors as warranted;
Identifying and documenting compliance issues, preparing internal reports for the OAC’s Director and for the Executive General Manager of Operations;
Testifying in court, if necessary;
Responding to inquiries from HUD, tenants, landlords, and property owners as referred to the OAC;
Continuous effort in offing recommendations to improve operations, decrease turnaround times, streamline work processes, and working cooperatively to provide quality customer service;
Spending at least 50% of time in field performing inspections, as required;
Attending mandatory meetings and trainings; and
Performing other related duties as assigned.