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    Rochester Housing Authority
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Inspects property to determine improvements necessary to return to habitable condition using knowledge of the building and property codes; Makes notes, calculates measurements, and draws rough sketches for needed improvements by visually observing existing structure; Prioritizes necessary repairs according to existing health and safety hazards, building code violations, funding limitation, and requests from management or clients; Reads and interprets blueprints and architectural plans when available, in order to obtain current information on structure under consideration for improvements; Estimates cost of improvements by applying knowledge of current rates of construction materials and labor to information gathered from inspection of project site; Plans and researches most efficient use of available funds by identifying costs of materials of appropriate level of quality and durability, consulting with wholesalers, suppliers, contractors, and other employees; Writes construction specifications and prepares them for bidding; Inspects progress of job periodically prior to recommending authorization of contractor's draw for the next stage of project; Meets with contractors when problems arise, explains proper procedures for correcting problems, and defines contract language and terminology; Determines when specifications can be modified so that alternate repair methods or materials may be used or when repairs not specified in the contract may be substituted, in order to avoid cost overruns, and meets with contractor and property owner to discuss changes; Assembles necessary paperwork for finalization of job; Serves as liaison between property owner and contractor during the one-year guarantee period following completion of work contract, contacting contractor if problems arise with the improvements; Supervises the work of a rehabilitation crew or of Property Rehabilitation Specialists. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:High School Diploma or G.E.D. ANDA. Five (5) years of experience involved with the execution of construction contracts for residential and/or commercial rehabilitation projects. This experience must include the following:a) Writing specifications and estimating costs; b) Performing trade work tasks, in areas such as carpentry, electrical, plumbing, masonry, etc.; c) Inspecting completed trade work for contract or code compliance; d) Construction management.ANDB. Two (2) years of experience directly dealing with customers or clients, performing tasks such as developing construction plans, explaining methods and materials, or resolving complaints. (This experience may be acquired at the same time as A above.)NOTE: An Associate's degree in Construction Technology or related field may substitute for one (1) year of experience as defined in A above.

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