THE POSITION Under supervision, a Housing Rehabilitation Specialist inspects and evaluates housing structures in accordance with the City's housing rehabilitation programs and building codes, as well as advises and provides administrative and technical assistance to property owners, and prepares cost estimates and specifications for rehabilitation work. Housing Rehabilitation Specialists perform office and field work related to all phases of a housing rehabilitation project/program, from the beginning evaluation through construction. Incumbents are responsible for determining suitability of housing structures for rehabilitation, preparing cost estimates, specifications and coordinate the bidding process with contractors. This position is ideal for people who enjoy working in a team; utilizing individual experience and expertise to strive for a common goal. The environment is fast paced and customer service oriented. Immediate and future vacancies will be filled from this eligible list for a period of six (6) months from the date the eligible list is created, with the option of extending that period at the City's discretion. If the examination process is suspended for this recruitment, the eligible list may be limited to three (3) months. PAY, BENEFITS & WORK SCHEDULE BENEFITS: UNIT 3: The Fresno City Employees Association, Inc. (FCEA) Retirement: Fresno City Retirement System, one of the best funded public systems in the state. Reciprocity with other public California systems. The City does not participate in Social Security. Vested in Retirement benefits after 5 years of service. Health Insurance: The City contributes toward monthly premiums for PPO medical, dental and vision for employee and dependents. Flexible Spending Account: IRS 125 Plan for health and dependent care expenses. Deferred Compensation: Boost your retirement savings with The City's 457 plan. Vacation Leave: Eight (8) hours per month, available after 6 months Sick Leave: Eight (8) hours per month, available after 90 days Holidays: Ten (10) City-observed annual holidays plus birthday and one (1) personal day. Life Insurance: Benefit equal to annual salary; premium paid by The City. Short Term Disability: Provided through California SDI program. Additional information regarding the City of Fresno benefits is available at www.fresno.gov. THE REQUIREMENTS Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications on or before the posted filing deadline in order to qualify for the examination and does not assure a place on the eligibility list: High school diploma or GED or equivalent; and three (3) years full-time experience as a licensed building contractor; or three (3) years' experience in the construction trades as a carpenter, electrician or plumber. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS Possession and continued maintenance of a valid California Driver's License is required at time of appointment. Candidates considered for hire must provide proof of a valid driver's license and current copy of their driving record. Completion of a California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Inspector/Assessor (I/A) certificate and U.S. EPA Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting (EPA RRP) within 6 months of appointment. Eligible candidates certified for consideration for this position and subsequently selected following a Department interview will be required to successfully complete a Department of Justice fingerprint process prior to employment with the City of Fresno. THE SELECTION PROCESS The examination process may consist of the following: Written Examination - 100%: The written examination is designed to assess a ability to prepare/develop specifications, ability to read and interpret blueprints, ability to interpret regulations, and knowledge of construction techniques, safe work practices and procedures, critical thinking, written communication skills, reading comprehension, following directions and ability to apply public contact and judgment/interpersonal relations skills. Candidates must achieve a passing score on the Written Examination to qualify for the eligible list. The written exam is tentatively scheduled for the week of April 22, 2019. VETERAN PREFERENCE Qualified veterans who pass the examination may obtain five (5) additional points. Candidates applying for veteran's preference are required to submit a copy of their DD214 with their application during the specified filing period. Evidence must be presented to indicate that the candidate was discharged honorably from the military service. Veterans, including City employees, must resubmit proof of honorable service for every examination for which veteran's preference credit is requested. EOE The City of Fresno is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Should you need a special accommodation due to a qualifying disability, please contact the Personnel Service Department at (559) 621-6950 in advance of the examination. HOW TO APPLY APPLICANTS MUST COMPLETE AN ON-LINE APPLICATION. PLEASE VISIT WWW.FRESNO.GOV/JOBS TO APPLY. For information on how to complete an on-line application, please view "Instruction Guide" on the City's website, Personnel Services Career Opportunities page, or call (559) 621-6950 for assistance. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed employment application. ALL CORRESPONDENCE regarding this recruitment and exam process will be sent via e-mail. All applicants will acknowledge such understanding when they complete their on-line application. Verify we have your correct e-mail address before you submit your application. It is an applicant's responsibility to check their email frequently to ensure they receive all pertinent communication from the Personnel Services Department on a timely basis. Applicants will receive an automatically generated confirmation e-mail upon a successful application submittal. The e-mail is the only proof of submittal. It is an applicant's responsibility to check their email account and to ensure it is set up to accept emails from the City of Fresno. Dependent upon your settings, notices from the City of Fresno may be directed to the "junk mail" or "spam" folders. It is the applicant's responsibility to check these folders. Applications must be submitted by midnight on the filing deadline or they will not be accepted for any reason. FOR THIS RECRUITMENT, IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT PERMANENT FRESNO CITY EMPLOYEES APPLY THROUGH PEOPLESOFT SELF SERVICE.