City of Garland, TX

Housing Quality Standards Inspector

Location US-TX-Garland
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(3/16/2023 12:39 PM)
Job ID
# of Openings Remaining
Housing Agency
Job Family
Target Hiring Range
Depending on qualifications
Regular Full-Time

Position Summary

Responsible for ensuring housing assistance clients and landlords are in compliance with all appropriate City, State and Federal regulations concerning housing.


Target Hiring Range: $19.37/hr - $24.95/hr

Essential Job Functions

  1. Conduct housing unit inspections for initial approval, annual re-certification, and special requests.
  2. Ensure units meet federal Housing Quality Standards (HQS) guidelines.
  3. Prepare detailed written inspection report. Notify property owner and tenant of fail items or approval.
  4. Conduct rent reasonable studies based on third party database information.
  5. Schedule re-inspection dates for units that were non-compliant with HQS.
  6. May conduct inspections for investigation of fraud.
  7. Must be able to drive long distances between counties that Garland Housing covers (Collin/Dallas/Rockwall and parts of Denton and Kaufmann counties)

Minimum Education & Work Experience

 High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED)
 2 years related experience
Or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.

Preferred Knowledge - Abilities & Skills

Education/ Experience:     

  • 6 months advanced study past the high school level
  • 2-4 years experience in housing inspections, code inspections or similar experience

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • General knowledge of basic business practices
  • General knowledge of Housing Quality Standards and code regulations
  • General knowledge of state, local and federal housing regulations
  • Basic skill in operating a personal computer
  • Basic skill in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook)
  • High organizational skills preferred
  • Ability to adapt to flexible working conditions
  • High verbal and communication skills
  • Ability to manage time effectively with little supervision

Licenses & Certifications

 Valid Class C Texas driver's license
 HUD (Housing and Urban Development) Housing Quality Standards certification

Physical Tasks & Working Conditions

The incumbent works in an outside environment; frequent exposure to unpleasant environmental conditions or hazards. Due to area of units within GHA’s jurisdiction, this position may require several hours in a vehicle for most days of the week.


Models Organizational Values
Customer Service/Interpersonal Skills/Communication/Problem Solving
Dependability/Adaptability/ Flexibility
Productivity/Quality/Technical Skills/Work Environment Safety
Teamwork/Managing Conflict/Negotiation Skills


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