Construction Specialist - Community Development

City of Albany and Dougherty County, GA - Albany, GA

Full-time$32,000 - $46,000 a year
The purpose of this classification is to perform technical and skilled, supervisory work in order to assist property owners and the City of Albany in all construction aspects of the community development housing rehabilitation program, including weatherization project services and investor inspection services.


Serves as construction specialist on demolition, new construction, flood rehabilitation, home rehabilitation, weatherization, and heating projects.

Monitor Community Development construction sites to ensure requirements of federal labor standards (Davis Bacon Labor Relations) are followed; identify and recommend punitive action as required; maintains full documentation of all administrative and enforcement activities with respect to federal labor standards.

Conduct employee interviews; review contractor payrolls for inconsistencies with contractor/employee agreements; monitor employee dates/times, job titles, and work performed to resolve inconsistencies.

Provide technical assistance to contractors and subcontractors regarding payroll, employee records, and related labor relations requirements.

Conducts environmental reviews and assessments as directed.

Performs Section 8 inspections on rental and lease properties.

Schedules client appointments; consults with property owners to analyze technical rehabilitation needs; solicits applications and conducts on-site occupant interviews; performs energy audits at client's homes that qualify for the Weatherization Program.

Develops procedures for bid proposals, progress payments, specifications, drawings, and work orders, to include the work write-ups and photographs, in stages, to support analysis.

Prepares and solicits bids; conducts pre-bid conferences; reviews bid proposals, and applies materials/labor pricing updates in comparison to contractor bids.

Researchers and obtains various documents as needed to answer inquiries, resolve problems, or advise as appropriate.

Serves as liaison between contractors and property owners; recruits and identifies qualified contractors for new housing and rehabilitation projects; negotiate contracts; assists in contract closings.

Reviews projects plans and specifications to ensure compliance with codes and regulations.

Inspects dwellings for progression and the satisfactory completion of contracted work; ensures compliance with codes, plans, and specifications.

Supervises properties that are being demolished for Community and Economic Development Demolition Program.

Coordinates completion of projects with other city departments, contractors, and utility services.

Maintains knowledge of changes in state and federal laws; makes recommendations regarding departmental policies and procedures.

Receives of a variety of documents; reviews, verifies accuracy, processes, and notifies appropriate individual or department; ensures appropriate transfer of cases, trades, purchases, sales, or files

Prepares a variety of reports, memos, statements, checklists, specifications, work orders, change orders, cost estimates, diagrams, correspondence, forms, purchase orders, technical studies, and related documents; maintains records or forwards to appropriate individual.


Operates a city vehicle in the performance of duties; performs other related duties as required.


High school diploma or GED required with Vocational Training/Certification preferred; additionally, three (3) years previous experience and/or training that includes construction related areas of plumbing, electrical, carpentry, and related trades; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver's license.

CORE COMPETENCIES & ADA COMPLIANCE Data Utilization: Requires the ability to evaluate, audit, deduce, and/or assess data using established criteria. Includes exercising discretion in determining actual or probable consequences and in referencing such evaluation to identify and select alternatives.

Human Interaction: Requires the ability to act as a first-line supervisor, including instructing, reviewing work, maintaining standards, and coordinating activities.

Equipment, Machinery, Tools, and Materials Utilization: Requires the ability to operate, maneuver and/or control the actions of equipment, machinery, tools, and/or materials used in performing essential functions.

Verbal Aptitude: Requires the ability to utilize a wide variety of reference, descriptive, advisory, and/or design data and information.

Mathematical Aptitude: Requires the ability to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication and division; ability to calculate decimals and percentages; may include ability to perform mathematical operations with fractions; may include ability to compute discount, interest, and ratios; may include ability to calculate surface areas, volumes, weights, and measures.

Functional Reasoning: Requires the ability to apply principles of rational systems; to interpret instructions furnished in written, oral, diagrammatic, or schedule form; and to exercise independent judgment to adopt or modify methods and standards to meet variations in assigned objectives.

Situational Reasoning: Requires the ability to exercise the judgment, decisiveness and creativity required in situations involving evaluation of information against measurable or verifiable criteria.


Physical Ability: Tasks involve the ability to exert very moderate physical effort in light work, typically involving some combination of stooping, kneeling, crouching and crawling, and which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of moderate weight (12-20 pounds).

Sensory Requirements: Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate colors or shades of colors, sounds, taste, odor, depth, texture, and visual cues or signals. Some tasks require the ability to communicate orally.

Environmental Factors: Performance of essential functions may require exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as dirt, dust, pollen, odors, wetness, humidity, rain, fumes, temperature and noise extremes, machinery, vibrations, traffic hazards, or toxic agents.

The City of Albany, Georgia is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City of Albany, Georgia will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.