Home Repair Coordinator

Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every one of the qualifications listed. We are interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may come from a less traditional background. If you meet key qualifications for the job, and believe you would be the best fit, we encourage you to apply; please use your cover letter to explain how you will accomplish parts of the job for which you have less experience. If you are unsure whether you meet the qualifications of this position, please feel free to contact us.

Job Status: Full Time, Salaried, Exempt

Job Site: Linn or Benton County, Oregon

**Note: all staff are currently working from home due to COVID-19. A home office set-up stipend and monthly internet contribution are in place for the duration of required telework. DevNW is currently evaluating our longer- term telework policy, and may go to a hybrid model. Regardless of telework options, this position would need to live within our territory in order to travel to site visits, some in-person meetings, and events.**

Job Salary: Salary range is $45,000-$ 62,000, depending on depth of relevant experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below; 5% pay differential for bilingual English/Spanish.

Benefits: Medical, dental and vision insurance; a deferred compensation retirement plan that includes an employer match (eligibility for the plan begins after one year of employment); paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; optional alternative schedule of 5/8s, 4/10s, or 4/9s+4.

Supervision Received: This position reports to the Home Repair Manager.

Supervision Exercised: The Home Repair Coordinator may occasionally supervise the activities of other temporary, part-time staff, agency volunteers, and interns, and will manage subcontracts for professional services.

Purpose of Position:

DevNW provides a full spectrum of services to help low- to moderate-income individuals and families gain financial stability, build assets, and achieve housing, health, and financial equity.

The Home Repair Program offers low/no-interest, deferred loans for low income homeowners to complete significant health/safety/weatherization repairs on their homes. The Home Repair Coordinator assists in daily operations for the Home Repair Program including: conducts/reviews client screenings for program eligibility; reviews and approves application packages; performs on-site housing inspections and prepares bid specifications according to Housing Quality Standards; monitors all aspects of project construction for compliance of all federal, state, and local codes and regulations; and ensures compliance with all federal, state, and local codes, policies, and funding regulations.

Essential Duties:

An employee in this classification may perform any of the following duties. However, these duties do not include all of the specific tasks that an employee may be expected to perform.

  • Review client intake forms and determine general eligibility for Home Repair Program.
  • Conduct Home Repair Loan site visits and project evaluation.
  • Prepare bid specifications for construction projects.
  • Oversee the work of outside contractors/consultants.
  • Monitor project expenditures and progress, and establish mechanisms for ensuring projects are completed on time and within budget.
  • Monitor compliance and ensure implementation of and adherence to federal, state, and local codes, regulation and policies as they pertain to funding/code requirements and internal policies.

Requirements (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities)

Technical Knowledge and Skills:

  • A demonstrated knowledge of the principles and practices of construction project and risk management; methods for assuring project progress and costs are on schedule and within budget.
  • A demonstrated knowledge of the relationship between project construction standards and the ability of the owner to maintain the asset over a long period of time.
  • Able to provide quality customer service and work with a diversity of clients.
  • Able to evaluate site conditions and actively participate in the development of alternative project concepts.
  • Able to negotiate and manage agreements and contracts.
  • Able to communicate information clearly and accurately in writing, by phone, face-to-face, in public, and before public bodies.
  • Able to operate office equipment, especially personal computers using word processing, spreadsheets, databases, email, and calendar/scheduling programs.
  • Able to create and maintain manual and computerized filing and record-keeping systems.

Emotional Intelligence/Soft Skills:

  • Able to learn and understand our organization’s mission, and your role in furthering that mission.
  • Able to develop and maintain a cooperative and team-oriented working relationship with a wide range of people, including other employees, local government officials, volunteers, and others.
  • Able to establish and maintain effective relationships with individuals and groups and with people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Able to work independently and make critical decisions in the field.
  • Commitment to economic justice issues; willingness to strive for an ever-increasing level of knowledge and expertise about how to help low income individuals achieve stability and build assets.
  • Able to work under pressure, maintain a sense of humor in a high stress environment, manage a busy workload efficiently, and balance competing deadlines and priorities.
  • Willingness and ability to adapt quickly as program needs evolve; commitment advocating for innovation and systemic improvement to reach better results for clients.
  • Able to maintain equal levels of professionalism, compassion, encouragement, and boundaries while helping vulnerable clients.
  • Able to work independently within a flexible work structure and to contribute as a valuable member of an integrated team.

Minimum Qualifications:

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and skills is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and skills would be:

  • A bachelor’s degree with major course work in areas such housing, construction management, finance, business, real estate, planning, or a related field.
  • Two years of experience in construction, home inspections, housing development, or a related industry.

Other Requirements:

  • Must have reliable transportation and auto insurance (and/or the ability to be covered by DevNW insurance to drive a company vehicle) and maintain a valid Oregon driver’s license.
  • Frequent (weekly) travel to rural communities around Linn, Benton, and Lincoln Counties.
  • Occasionally (annually) travel out of state and stay overnight to conferences or trainings.
  • Pass a background check and/or criminal history check.

Working Conditions:

  • Duties are primarily performed in an office environment while working at a desk, performing computer-based duties, and/or speaking on the phone.
  • Travel by car to project sites for the purpose of performing various residential inspections.
  • Ability to climb stairs and ladders, carry and use moderately heavy objects (such as ladders and hand tools), perform roof inspections, crawl through tight spaces, and perform in other physically demanding ways required to accomplish routine housing inspections.
  • While visiting project sites employee may be exposed to varying environmental conditions (e.g. outdoor weather, dirt, mold, asbestos, lead based paint and other construction worksite hazards).

Vaccination Requirement:

DevNW requires its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID- 19 as a condition of employment.

To comply with this policy, on or before November 19, 2021, all employees must provide the Human Resources Manager with either:

  1. Proof of vaccination showing they are fully vaccinated; or
  2. Have an accommodation to this requirement approved by DevNW based on a medical condition or a sincerely held religious belief that prevents them from being fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

DevNW employees who begin work November 19, 2021, or later will be required to provide proof of vaccination or obtain an accommodation prior to the date on which they begin employment.

DevNW is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. Applications for employment will be considered without regard to race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

DevNW values diversity and supports a positive, welcoming environment where all of our employees can thrive. We strive to hire a workforce representative of the communities we serve, understanding a diverse workforce strengthens our organization.

TO APPLY: Please submit an application to Erika Reyes, . A completed application consists of a resume and cover letter.

This position will be open until filled, but priority will be given to those that apply on or before 10/22/2021.