SENIOR HOUSING INSPECTOR
Under direction, performs the more difficult inspection work
involved in eliminating blight and restoring and/or eliminating
subnormal housing accommodations and/or takes the lead over a small
inspection unit; does related work as required.
EXAMPLES OF WORK:
Inspects buildings for health and safety violations.
Confers with individual property owners relevant to service of
notices and violations.
Reinspects houses after completion of repairs to assure
compliance with regulations.
Inspects those dwellings that present difficult and unusual
Assists in supervising and coordinating the functions of the
agency with other concerned agencies.
Attends various meetings.
Prepares suitable reports.
Gives suitable assignments, advice and guidance to assigned
Field Representatives and Housing Inspectors.
Maintains necessary records and files.
Presents inspection findings in court cases.
May inspect hotels and/or multiple dwellings to detect and
eliminate fire hazards and to enforce the provisions of relevant fire
safety codes and related regulations.
May be required to learn to utilize various types of electronic
and/or manual recording and information systems used by the
agency, office, or related units.
Two (2) years of experience in building inspection, building
repair, building maintenance, construction, construction inspection,
and/or other work concerned with building structures and/or building
NOTE: Successful completion of a course in Principles of
Housing Inspection may be substituted for six months of the work
NOTE: Possession of a current and valid Fire Inspector
Certification issued by the N.J. Department of Community Affairs may be
NOTE: Appointees will be required to possess a license as an
Inspector Multiple Dwellings, issued by the New Jersey Department
of Community Affairs, when assigned to a municipality approved to
conduct cyclical inspections of multiple dwellings in conjunction with
the State Local Cooperative Housing Inspection Program (SLCHIP).
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of the approved inspection methods involved in
preventing and eliminating blight and restoring and/or eliminating
subnormal housing accommodations.
Knowledge of state and municipal housing codes and zoning
Ability to perform the inspection work involved in preventing
and eliminating blight and/or substandard housing accommodations.
Ability to meet with people and deal effectively with their
housing inspection problems.
Ability to participate in community affairs.
Ability to present inspection findings in court cases.
Ability to prepare clear, sound, accurate and informative
reports containing findings, conclusions and recommendations.
Ability to give suitable assignments to assigned employees.
Ability to maintain suitable records and files.
Ability to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or
manual recording and information systems used by the agency,
office, or related units.
Ability to read, write, speak, understand or communicate in
English sufficiently to perform the duties of the position. American
Sign Language or Braille also may be considered as acceptable
forms of communication.
Persons with mental or physical disabilities are eligible as
long as they can perform the essential functions of the job after
reasonable accommodation is made to their known limitations. If
the accommodation cannot be made because it would cause the
employer undue hardship, such persons may not be eligible.
This job specification is applicable to the following title code:
This job specification is for local government use only.
Salary range is only applicable to state government.
Local salaries are established by individual local jurisdictions.