Housing Quality Standards Inspector

keyboard where return key says "Jobs"RUPCO has an opportunity available as a Housing Quality Standards (HQS) Inspector. The HQS Inspector reports directly to the Director of Rental Assistance, and is responsible for performing inspections on dwellings to be subsidized in accordance with HUD Housing Quality Standards. This full-time position is comprised of the following:

Position Responsibilities:

1. Notifies tenant/landlords by mail of upcoming annual inspections.
2. Conducts apartment inspections utilizing HQS standards.
3. Contacts tenants/landlords to schedule initial inspections in a timely manner.
4. Handles tenant/landlord complaints regarding rental unit conditions. Conducts
special inspections when necessary.
5. Corresponds with tenant/landlords regarding any subsidized unit failing Housing Quality Standards.
6. Updates Housing Choice Voucher Program database with current inspection information.
7. Updates inspection database with current Housing Quality Standards failure information.
8. Maintains a positive and professional relationship with tenants/landlords participating in the rental assistance program.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Education and Experience:

  • Must have valid driver’s license and driving record that meets RUPCO insurance underwriting standards. 
  • Must have reliable transportation to be used to conduct inspections if company vehicle is not available. 
  • Must be organized and able to work independently.
  • Must have effective communication and interpersonal skills (both written and oral).
  • Experience in a customer service environment, as we believe our clients are our customers.
  • Tolerance and sensitivity in working with a diverse population.
  • Strong work ethic
  • Computer literate
  • Attention to detail
  • Knowledge of the Housing Choice Voucher Program and housing construction is helpful.
  • Must complete the HQS training to become certified within one year of assuming position

Salary: $15.53/hour; full-time position with benefits

Application Deadline:  Resumes and letters of interest will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled

Submit notification of interest by email: Vanessa Secore, Director of Rental Assistance

Maintenance Technician

Man with toolRUPCO is looking for a Maintenance Technician responsible for assisting with the day-to-day maintenance of all RUPCO owned/managed properties. The Maintenance Technician reports directly to RUPCO’s Maintenance Supervisor.  This full-time hourly position provides a salary range of $14-$16 per hour. The 35-hour work week includes a rotating on-call schedule, generous health benefits, vacation and personal days.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Use of work order system to accomplish maintenance tasks as assigned.
  • Accomplish unit turnarounds including make-ready time.  Provide unit inspections as required.
  • In association with the Property Management Supervisor and Maintenance Supervisor, contribute to the development and implementation of preventive maintenance plan. Maintain high-quality maintenance standards.
  • Maintain rental units to include preventive maintenance; daily cleanliness and condition of grounds and common areas; emergency repairs or services.
  • In association with the Property Management Supervisor and Maintenance Supervisor, assist with vendor relations to include obtaining Hold Harmless Agreements and ensuring compliance with insurance requirements.
  • Complete required reports.  Maintain maintenance files as required.
    Provide research and initiative in the area of maintenance and property management.
  • Maintain compliance with all federal, state and local regulations and other mandated guidelines and policies relevant to property management and operations including safety and quality assurance.
  • Provide ‘on-call’ after-hours weekday, weekend and holiday coverage as scheduled
  • Perform additional duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Education and Experience:

  • Basic knowledge of general maintenance repairs (plumbing, electrical, carpentry, etc.)
  • Basic knowledge of equipment used to perform general maintenance repairs
  • Able to lift at least 50 lbs., climb stairs & ladders, not afraid to get hands “dirty”
  • Valid & acceptable driver’s license endorsed by agency insurance company
  • Reliable transportation to get between worksites
  • Enthusiastic, friendly and positive attitude
  • Able to work independently but also as part of the team in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills: written and oral
  • Experience in a customer service environment (our tenants are our customers)
  • Tolerance and sensitivity to a diverse population
  • Strong work ethic

Please submit notice of interest for this position to vbishop@rupco.org or rkozlowski@rupco.org by Friday, October 28 at 4 p.m.