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Section 8 Inspector

Company: Littleton Housing Authority dba South Metro Housin
Location: Littleton
Posted on: June 19, 2022

Job Description:

Job description

The Housing Quality Standards (HQS) Inspector performs inspection related duties within established guidelines. The incumbent must be familiar with applicable Federal, state and local laws and agency policies regarding tenant/landlord relationships, Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program requirements, possess the ability to exercise good judgment in areas of confidentiality and tenant relations, and be able to deal effectively with a wide spectrum of personnel, including colleagues, staff, government officials, board members, landlords, tenants and prospective tenants (including elderly, mentally and physically challenged and low-income persons). The HQS Inspector must perform in an innovative, creative and decisive manner with the goal of promoting the effective and efficient operation of the agency. Strong customer service and human relations skills are necessary as well as the ability to work well within a team environment. Must be creative, flexible and able to work in a fast-paced, changing environment.


The following statements are illustrative of the essential functions of the job and do not include other nonessential or peripheral duties that may be required. The organization retains the right to modify or change the duties or essential functions of the job at any time.

- Conducts annual Housing Quality Standard inspections of all Section 8 program leased units in accordance with HUD regulations.

- Conducts initial HQS inspections for all Section 8 program leased units in accordance with HUD regulations.

- Conducts re-inspections of failed units in accordance with HUD regulations.

- Conducts emergency inspections in accordance with HUD regulations, as needed.

- Studies, interprets and implements HUD regulations, state and local laws, and agency policy as they relate to resident selection.

- Compiles reports relating to inspections as may be required.

- Coordinates inspection schedules with Housing Specialists.


- Performs other assignments and projects as assigned.


This Position Reports to: Housing Program Manager andDirector of Housing

This Position has Supervisory Responsibility for: None



- Requires knowledge of Housing Quality Standards requirements.

- Requires knowledge of the principles, techniques, and practices of subsidized housing programs and program management, including organization, management, maintenance, and operation of subsidized units and the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program; federal state, and local housing regulations and operation requirements; and the ability to apply that knowledge to perform the essential functions of the position.

- Requires solid interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills; the ability to effectively communicate and interact with individuals of varying social, cultural, economic, professional, and educational backgrounds including the ability to effectively deal with and provide counseling and advice to individuals who may be angry, argumentative, or disagreeable, the ability to act with tact, good judgment, and discretion, and to maintain the confidentiality of matters, as appropriate.

- Requires the following mental abilities to perform essential job functions: alertness, precision, ingenuity, problem-solving, analytic ability, spatial perception, persuasiveness, auditory discrimination, speaking ability, memory, creativity, concentration, judgment, bilingual ability, writing ability, reasoning, imagination, initiative, patience, and visual discrimination.

- Requires the ability to read and understand written information. Ability to compose information and instructions in written form.

- Requires the ability to translate verbal communication into effective written materials; e.g. reports and other documents.

- The ability to speak one or more foreign language is helpful, particularly Spanish.


- Requires completion of high school or equivalent.


- Requires a valid Colorado driver's license and a qualifying driver's history as provided by the Personnel Policies and Procedures of South Metro Housing Options

- Requires HQS certification from an accredited housing organization, such as Quadel, NAHRO, AHMA or NCHM.

- Requires a minimum of two years progressively responsible work experience in a public housing authority that includes program experience; or

- Requires an equivalent combination of education, formal training or work experience that produces the knowledge, skill, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the position.


Personal computer with word processing software or other assigned office software; 10-key calculator, telephone, fax machine, and photocopier.


- Requires the following physical activities to perform essential job functions: occasionally lifting and carrying objects weighing up to 50 pounds; occasionally pushing and pulling objects, occasionally climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, handling, fingering, and feeling to access files, work products, boxes, cabinets, supplies, and other objects; frequent handling and fingering to operate computers and equipment; constant ordinary talking and hearing voice communications in-person and by telephone; occasional smelling to detect smoke or other health hazards; constant seeing with near acuity and occasionally far acuity, depth perception, accommodation, vision, and field of vision to operate a person computer and other office equipment, prepare reports, and inspect housing units.

- Approximately 15% of this work is performed while sitting, 45% while standing, and 40% while walking. Approximately 10% of this work is performed indoors in a standard office environment or in subsidized housing units; approximately 90% of this work is performed outdoors while traveling to housing units or inspecting the care and maintenance of housing units. Outdoor work and travel includes exposure to prevailing weather conditions.

- This position requires moderate physical activity to handle objects up to 50 pounds occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds frequently.


Scope of Projects:

Inspections of up to all of South Metro Housing Options housing units annually.

Budget Responsibility:

Responsible for operating within approved annual budgets. The incumbent works in a standard office environment. Work assignments include a variety of routine and non-routine tasks which may or may not be covered by standard office and/or departmental procedures. The responsibility of the position requires accuracy and attention to detail. Errors may result in inconvenience, embarrassment, ill will, or monetary loss to the agency. Incumbent must have a valid Colorado driver's license and a vehicle for use on inspections. Mileage is reimbursable.


Keywords: Littleton Housing Authority dba South Metro Housin, Littleton , Section 8 Inspector, Other , Littleton, Colorado

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