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Housing Rehabilitation Specialist I / Ii


    Under general supervision, provides professional and technical assistance to property owners participating in the City of Turlock and the Turlock/Stanislaus County HOME Consortium Housing Rehabilitation Program related to construction and rehabilitation of property and performs related work as required. These classifications are assigned to the Miscellaneous bargaining unit for labor relations purposes and are subject to overtime and call-back assignments.


    Incumbents in these classes report to and are supervised by the Community Housing Program Supervisor. The Housing Rehabilitation Specialist I is distinguished from the Housing Rehabilitation Specialist II in that the latter performs duties at the fully qualified work level. After two (2) years of satisfactory performance as a Rehabilitation Specialist I and successful completion of a rehabilitation construction certification examination, the incumbent will be eligible for promotion to Housing Rehabilitation Specialist II.

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS – Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:

    • Makes field inspections of dwellings of potential participants in the housing rehabilitation program
    • Prepares specifications for work to be performed
    • Drafts and checks plans
    • Prepares detailed cost estimates of proposed work and presents the estimates to property owners
    • Assists property owners in preparing bids and soliciting bidders
    • Gives technical assistance to homeowners on all phases of construction
    • Works with property owners and contractors to develop suitable agreements
    • Inspects dwelling units during rehabilitation to determine compliance with applicable housing and building codes and policies of the Housing Rehabilitation Program
    • Housing Quality Standards inspections for Turlock and member jurisdictions First Time Homebuyer programs
    • Assists in marketing and promoting the rehabilitation program to potential clients


    Knowledge of:

    • State and County laws, codes and ordinances relating to building construction and zoning.
    • Types of building materials and variation in their quality.
    • Methods of building construction and rehabilitation.
    • Principles and techniques of building inspection.
    • Principles and techniques of structural rehabilitation.
    • Principles and techniques of real estate appraisal.

    Ability to:

    • Interpret provisions of applicable codes, ordinances, and regulations enforceable by the City.
    • Apply technical knowledge of building trades work.
    • Use sound inspection methods to examine workmanship and materials and to detect deviations from plans, specifications, and standard installation practices.
    • Prepare work specifications for rehabilitation.
    • Accurately estimate the cost of material and labor for potential rehabilitation work.
    • Relate to individuals of various social-economic levels.
    • Read and interpret diagrams, plans, and specifications.
    • Make arithmetic computations rapidly and accurately.
    • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.


    Housing Rehabilitation Specialist I

    Education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school and three years experience in housing construction or related occupational field dealing with the housing construction industry. Thirty units of college level course work in Construction Technology or related field may be substituted for one year of the required experience.

    Housing Rehabilitation Specialist II

    Eighteen months experience working in a position equivalent to a Housing Rehabilitation Specialist I.


    Possession of a valid and appropriate California Driver’s License at the time of appointment to be maintained as a condition of continued employment.


    Possession of a certification or course completed in a related HUD regulation such as lead based paint, mold or other construction discipline.

    For questions about City employment, please contact:

    Human Resources
    156 S. Broadway, Ste. 235
    Turlock, CA 95380-5454
    (209) 668-5540
    Monday - Friday, 8AM - 5PM

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