1231 Louisville Rd, Frankfort, KY 40601, USAReq #187
Wednesday, February 15, 2023
“Uniting families and homes begins with you.”
Kentucky Housing Corporation
Job Title: Construction Specialist I
Work Group: Multifamily Programs – FLSA Status: Exempt Design & Construction
FLSA Status: Exempt
Reports to: Manager Construction Review
General Purpose of the Job
Entry-level inspection role, responsible for conducting inspections of new construction and rehabilitation projects of multi-family and single-family units that are funded by KHC. Provides partial review of construction “Change Orders” and “Payment Requests” and reports on construction completed. Acts as liaison to KHC Program representatives in regard to construction problems and related issues. Provides inspection services for other programs and departments such as Multifamily Loan Servicing, REAC (Real Estate Assessment Center), MFP (Multifamily Programs), HQS (Housing Quality Standards) HDF (Housing Development Fund), AHTF Home Repair (Affordable Housing Trust Fund Home Repair), Gap Pool, RHED (Rural Housing and Economic Development), ARC (Appalachian Regional Commission), SHP (Supportive Housing Program), and/or NSP (Neighborhood Stabilization Program).
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Conducts inspections of new construction and rehabilitation for multi-family and single-family projects to ensure that construction is in accordance with approved contract documents, and also, to ensure that the quality of work is acceptable.
- Reviews the Contractor’s Request for Payment to make sure that funds are being disbursed for the amount of work completed to date.
- Responsible for partial review of Change Orders when requested by the owner to ensure that the change is a necessity or betterment to the project.
- Inspects projects to assure they are constructed in accordance with all applicable codes and standards according to application, funding, KHC, state and federal building requirements.
- Performs “Site Visits” to determine if a site is suitable for the proposed project.
- Prepares written reports of all inspections and proper documentation of all Meetings.
- Performs inspections on other KHC funded projects such as AHTF Home Repair Program, RHED, HDF, ARC, and any others as may be required.
- Performs inspections for Loan Servicing and prepares reports to determine insurance repairs are completed for properties whose loans are serviced by KHC.
- Reviews construction documents to determine if scope of work is complete for rehab projects
- Performs wage interviews on projects that are required to meet Davis Bacon Wage Scale.
- Performs inspections on Non-KHC funded projects such as NSP, MFP, REAC (as needed after completion of training) and HQS.
Knowledge, skills, and abilities required of the position:
- Federal housing programs, laws and regulations
- Grant programs/compliance monitoring
- Principles and practices of Accounting/Audit
- Crystal Reports software
- Word processing/spreadsheet applications such as Microsoft Word/Excel
- Basic rules of grammar and business writing
- Basic mathematic principles
- Collecting, analyzing and evaluating data
- Dealing with a diverse group of external and internal contacts at all levels
- Analyzing problems and reaching solutions
- Developing, implementing and coordinating of policies and procedures
- Assigning, managing and coordinating activities of staff
- Plan and organize work activities
- Prepare reports
- Present ideas effectively
- Handle sensitive/confidential information
- Travel extensively throughout the state which may include overnight stays
- Develop work plans and implement projects independently
- Work in unsupervised
Position requires the ability to interact with, on a daily basis, and effectively communicate with a diverse cross section of people including homeowners, tenants, contractors, recipients and developers. In addition to a strong knowledge of construction, codes and building techniques, the position requires knowledge of affordable housing programs and regulations.
Must have ability to deal effectively with conflict; ability to work well under high pressure situations; ability to plan and present ideas effectively, both verbally and in writing; ability to plan, organize, and coordinate work activities. Position requires strong analytical skills, including problem-solving, and attention to detail to ensure a high level of accuracy. Must have ability to work under minimal supervision. Also requires knowledge of MS Office Suite products.
Position requires use of personal vehicle to travel extensively in course of business. As a result, safety precautions must always be considered.
This level of knowledge would normally be acquired through completion of an Associate’s Degree in construction management, architecture or related field. Two years’ experience in architecture, construction management, Building Code enforcement or related field will substitute for the education requirement.
Professional accreditation, certificates, licenses required for this position:
Level I certification from Kentucky Building Inspector Certification Program ICC (must be attained within the first 9 months of employment)
HUD or Nan McKay HQS Inspector Certification (must be attained within the first 12 months of notice to attain.)
HUD REAC UPCS Inspector Certification (must be attained within the first 18 months of notice to attain.
Position requires at least two years’ experience working in a responsible position in housing standards, construction, Building Code enforcement or related field.
Written Communication: Can write clearly and succinctly in a variety of communication settings and styles. Has the ability to get messages across that have the desired effect.
Customer Focus: Dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers.
Ethics and Values: Adheres to the corporate values of respect, commitment, and integrity.
Organizational and Priority Setting Skills: Sets goals and objectives; identifies roadblocks; uses time effectively and efficiently and can handle uncertainty and cope with change.
Initiative: Effectively completes assigned tasks, seeks additional opportunities, and continuously strives to improve skills and abilities.
KHC recognizes that continued success in meeting the needs of customers, both internal and external, requires the full and active participation of talented and committed individuals. KHC is a Federal contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.