Lead & Housing Rehab Specialist
MaineHousing | Augusta, ME
The Employer has temporarily removed this postingPrimary Purpose of Position: The Lead and Housing Rehab Compliance Specialist manages the technical aspects of MaineHousing’s Lead Hazard remediation programs and the agency’s other home rehab programs. Duties include performing quality control inspections of lead abated units, reviewing and approving billings, and working closely with MaineHousing’s Housing Program Officer and Community Action Agencies on the administration of the agency’s lead abatement efforts. The position also performs quality control inspections and billing review and approval involving EHS’s other housing rehab programs, including home repair, septic repair/replacement, arsenic remediation, - and accessibility modification programs. A company vehicle is provided.
Education /Experience: A Bachelor’s degree and two years of relevant job experience or a combination of six years of experience, training and independent study preferred.
Certifications / Licenses: Lead Inspection, Lead Risk Assessment, Lead Design Consultant Certification, Lead Sampling Technician and/or Certified Building Inspector preferred; and a valid driver's license.
Manages the technical aspects of MaineHousing’s lead abatement and other housing repair and rehabilitation programs
- Provide technical expertise in the revision and implementation of program policies and procedures
- Perform quality control inspections to ensure completed work meets local, state and federal requirements and contractors are spending funds correctly
- Review and monitor program files, documents, and activities to ensure compliance with state and federal policies
- Meet with clients and contractors to review files of jobs in progress
- Mediate and facilitate resolutions to client, sub-grantee and contractor complaints
- Stay abreast of changing regulations from DEP, HUD & EPA as necessary
- Maintain written documentation of all field inspections/site visits to show MH is meeting its oversight responsibilities
- Works closely with management to complete and submit required reports to HUD
Review, evaluate, and approve partner billings and client grants/loans.
- Review and approve billings from external partners
- Contact external partners to discuss billing anomalies
- Review specs, rehab construction documents and change order requests for compliance
- Coordinate and provide training and technical assistance to program partners and contractors
- Coordinate with Housing Program Officer to organize and schedule training via E-mail, telephone and mail
- Promote training through tech meetings and monitoring visits
- Assist in development of annual partner trainings
- Develop plans to resolve program and construction problems by investigating and bringing other funding services to the projects
Provide direction and interpretation of program rules to customers and partners
- Arrange one-on-one group training sessions as needed
- Respond to inquiries from the public and/or partners via phone and e-mail
- Draft responses to customers and partners for supervisor's approval as assigned
Conduct research on new materials, rules/regulations, and information useful in the administration of assigned programs
- Review trade manuals and promotional materials for new materials and methods
- Provide assistance to other programs and special projects
Attends and represents MaineHousing at state and federal conferences
- In state and out of state travel to HUD or other funding sources technical and policy workshops and conferences
- Other duties as assigned
Skills and Knowledge:
- Knowledge and understanding of state and federal laws pertaining to lead hazard reduction and abatement work (familiarity with Maine DEP laws)
- Knowledge and understanding of the Healthy Homes Rating System (HHRS)
- Knowledge and understanding of the “Warm, Safe, Dry” Housing Standards
- Knowledge and understanding of state and local building codes and environmental laws as they pertain to rehab work
- Knowledge of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance
- Strong project management, time management, and organizational skills
- Strong problem solving analytical skills
- Strong PC skills using various software (spreadsheet, word processing, database)
- Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with business partners
- Ability to multi-task and work with minimal oversight
- Excellent communication skills – oral, written, listening
- Ability to take initiative, work independently, and utilize creative and analytical skills to resolve issues
Working Conditions: Work is performed 30% in the office and 70% in the field and statewide travel is required. Physical requirements and the ability to lift carpenter tools and heavy electronic equipment, crawl in and out of structures, and climbing up and down stairs is required.
Reports To: Manager of Housing Programs and Compliance
The starting hourly wage for this position is $18.5177, and we offer a comprehensive benefits package!