Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Job Title:Rental Housing Inspection Program Coordinator
Closing Date/Time:Thu. 10/18/18 5:05 PM Pacific Time
Salary:$5,538.00 - $6,733.00 Monthly
$66,456.00 - $80,796.00 Annually
Job Type:Regular Full-time
Location:220 4th Ave. S., Kent, Washington

The City of Kent is currently accepting applications for the position of Rental Housing Inspection Program Coordinator in our Economic and Community Development Department. Are you a motivated self-starter with the ability to work independently and a desire to improve housing conditions in Kent? The ideal candidate for this position will have exceptional organizational and people skills.  The position also requires strong skill in database management.  Minimum qualifications include a bachelor's degree in a related field, along with two (2) years of professional experience in program coordination. 

This is a full-time, benefited position that is represented by AFSCME.

**Please note that, in addition to completing the application, you must attach your cover letter and resume for your application to be considered complete. Uploading your resume to complete portions of the application does not automatically attach it to your application. You must attach the cover letter and resume as a separate step in the process, along with any other documents you want to submit. Incomplete applications will not be considered for this position. If you have technical difficulties or if you have questions about completing your application, please contact our office at (253) 856-5270 from Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. and we will do our best to assist you.**

Initial interviews for this position are tentatively scheduled to take place on October 26.

Under the direction of the Current Planning Manager, perform professional level, analytical, organizational and technical duties in the development, implementation and administration of the City's Rental Housing Inspection Program. 
Incumbent is regularly required to represent the City of Kent while working with property owners and managers, tenants, rental housing inspectors, elected officials and city staff. 
Incumbent is frequently involved in sensitive issues requiring a considerable amount of tact and diplomacy and may be required to take a lead role in developing strategies to address such issues.  The incumbent will serve as the primary contact and staff lead for all elements of the Rental Housing Inspection program.
Work is performed independently under limited supervision.  Supervisor sets the overall objectives and resources available.  Incumbent and supervisor work together to develop the deadlines, projects, and work to be completed.  Incumbent is responsible for the work, plans and carries out the assignment, resolves most conflicts that arise, coordinates work with others, and interprets policies on own initiative in terms of established objectives.  Incumbent keeps supervisor informed of progress, potentially controversial matters, or far reaching implications.  Work is reviewed in terms of feasibility, compatibility with other work, or effectiveness of results.
 Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Develop and administer a rental housing inspector certification program and maintain a list of qualified rental housing inspectors.
Develop an inventory of rental housing available in Kent and ensure compliance with the City's Rental Housing Inspection Program.
Develop and distribute program information materials to the public and stakeholders as needed.
Prepare periodic reports for city leadership and the public regarding rental housing inspection program findings and accomplishments.
Develop and maintain rental housing inspection program implementation policies, procedures and application materials, including the inspection checklist.
Coordinate public outreach to inform the community of program deadlines and developments.
Coordinate city enforcement efforts for non-compliant rental properties.
Create letters, documents and correspondence related to the program as needed.
Respond to inquiries from the public and City staff regarding the Rental Housing Inspection Program.
Conduct and attend staff and community meetings as directed.
Prepare and maintain various records, reports and work sheets related to the program implementation and operation.
May assist in other code enforcement tasks as assigned.
Actively support the vision, mission, values and goals of the City and the department.
Perform related duties as assigned.
 Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Residential housing quality issues related to occupant health and safety
  • Effective public communication and problem-solving methods
  • Principles, methods & techniques of community and organizational development, program planning and design, and program evaluation
  • Principles and practices of research methodology as applied to the collection and analysis of data
  • Database management
  • Organization of large amounts of program information and tasks
  • Using patience and tact to resolve difficult and sensitive issues
  • Establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships and communication with individuals from diverse backgrounds
  • Thinking conceptually, observing and evaluating trends, analyzing data, and drawing logical conclusions
  • Research, analysis and evaluation of data and information used to make recommendations
  • Making effective oral presentations at public hearings and meetings
  • Working confidentially with discretion
  • Telephone techniques and etiquette
  • Record keeping methods
  • Prepare and present clear and accurate reports
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with City officials and employees, and the public
  • Prepare and present effective public presentations
  • Read, interpret and apply policies, procedures, codes, rules and regulations
  • Work effectively with multiple priorities and time constraints
  • Plan and organize work
  • Physically perform the requirements of the position
  • Provide effective written and verbal communication across diverse audiences

 Education, Experience and Other Requirements:

Education:  Bachelor's degree in Sociology, Planning, Public Administration, Pre-Law or related field; and
Experience: Two (2) years of progressively responsible experience in program coordination.
Or:  In place of the above requirement, the incumbent may possess any combination of relevant education and experience which would demonstrate the individual's knowledge, skill and ability to perform the essential duties and responsibilities listed above.

  •  Valid Washington State driver's license
  • Must be able to successfully pass the City's pre-employment driver's records check
  • Must successfully pass a Washington State Patrol background inquiry

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