Rehabilitation Specialist, Parkside Business and Community in Partnership

Posted by on May 28, 2004

[posted from PACDC Newsletter]

Rehabilitation Specialist
Parkside Business and Community in Partnership, Inc.

Outside Philadelphia
To manage all phases of construction activities for assigned projects; conduct inspections, make cost estimates, oversee construction quality and approve progress payments, insure conformance with program guidelines.

Core Responsibilities: Conduct inspections of all assigned structures to determine suitability for rehabilitation or demolition and reconstruction and to prepare or review initial deficiency inventory. Prepare preliminary cost estimates and work write-up as guides to help partners to determine financial feasibility of the project; may assist in negotiation with lending institutions. Oversee bidding process, both in-house and as conducted by the Development Partner and conduct negotiations with the contractor selected. During construction, act as the owner?s representative to insure construction quality and conformance with contract, inspect progress of construction and review disbursement requests and change orders as required to change the scope of the work, oversee same activities as performed by Development Partners. Prepare periodic project reports as necessary and upon request. Coordinate work performed by private consultants such as partners, engineers, architects or testing agencies; assist, review and accept applications from general contractors. Act as liaison for other public and private agencies having a vested interest in the construction work. Assist general public with questions regarding construction rehabilitation. Coordinate meetings with contractors and partners. Perform related duties as assigned.

Please fax, e-mail or mail resume with cover letter and salary requirements. PBCIP IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. Four years of experience in residential or commercial rehabilitation or related construction activities including two years in a responsible position requiring minimal supervision.

Education equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade supplemented by college level courses in building construction and contracts, structural design, community development, business or public administration. A two-year degree in construction related field desirable. Possession of a valid NJ state driver?s license. Knowledge of codes, standards, zoning procedures and enforcement; contractual and architectural principles and procedures; building supplies, construction and material costs, and construction procedures; basic budgeting and accounting procedures; basic contract law and procedures; construction financing procedures and practices. Knowledge of and proficiency with computer programs such as scheduling and construction estimating software systems as well Microsoft Word, Excel and Access. Must be able to learn the specific rehabilitation process, particularly as it relates to specific procedures applicable to neighborhood revitalization; prepare documents, correspondence and reports of a budgetary, technical/evaluative nature; coordinate and prioritize a variety of diverse functions and activities; read and understand construction plans and specifications; analyze property for rehabilitation needs and plan, organize, and inspect construction work. Good communication skills and the ability to establish and maintain effective work relationship with those contacted in the performance of required duties. Ability to meet physical requirements to perform property inspections, including back and leg coordination involved in such activities as stooping, kneeling, crouching and crawling; good eyesight also is required.

For more information please contact:
Executive Director
1487 Kenwood Ave, Camden NJ 08104

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