Job Details

Property Inspector

PCRI, Inc, NE Portland, OR

Job - Non-Profit

Close Date: 08/22/2019

About PCRI
Portland Community Reinvestment Initiatives, Inc. is a non-profit community development corporation with a mission “to preserve, expand and manage affordable housing in the City of Portland and provide access to and advocacy for services to our residents”. With over 800 units of affordable housing, PCRI’s unique mix of single-family homes, small multi-plexes and community apartments represents one of the last stable opportunities for low-income households to remain in their vibrant Portland neighborhoods. These homes and apartments are woven into the fabric of their neighborhoods and are a model for eliminating concentrations of poverty.
To accomplish PCRI’s goal of addressing involuntary displacement, PCRI established a displacement mitigation initiative, Pathway 1000, with the sole purpose and intent of slowing and reversing the involuntary displacement of long term residents previously forced to move from N/NE Portland, and current residents at risk of displacement. Through the Pathway 1000 initiative, PCRI aims to build and create at least 1,000 homes in the next 10 years, many of which will be available to purchase. The homes will be located throughout the city of Portland, with the primary focus on the N/NE Portland neighborhoods where displaced families previously resided.

Position Summary:
The Property Inspector is responsible for full inspections of vacant and occupied single and multi-family residential properties including the structural aspects of properties as well as property landscaping, heating, cooling, plumbing, electrical, roofing and other systems. In addition, the Property Inspector is responsible for necessary documentation, reporting on any building code violations and making recommendations to the management team. The Property Inspector will be working as a team member with PCRI management and staff in order to achieve organizational goals. Responsibilities may include the training of maintenance or other staff concerning codes and standards as related to property conditions and repairs. Responsibilities may also include reporting of tenant issues to the management staff.

Essential Function:
• Schedules and inspects all properties owned by PCRI to assess property condition.
• Performing full inspections that include: structure, mechanical, appliances, basements, roofs, landscaping, plumbing, electrical systems etc.
• Writing reports in a timely manner.
• Mailing of notices to tenants for upcoming inspections of occupied properties.
• Assist with other duties as assigned.

Secondary Function:
Training of staff concerning current prevailing standards.

Education and/or Experience:
• Minimum of High school diploma or equivalent.
• Minimum of five years of building maintenance / construction experience.

• Must have the experience and/or training to adequately assess the physical condition of a property.
• Basic knowledge of residential home systems and components.
• Ability to observe, examine, measure, inspect, acquire data, evaluate and describe all aspects of a property under exposure to various weather conditions (cold, heat, rain, snow, etc.).
• Must be able to climb ladders, walk on roofs, access crawl space, enter attics as well as stand for long periods of time.
• Strong communication skills, verbal and written.
• Strong organization skills with attention to detail.
• Able to work quickly and efficiently, meeting due dates with minimum supervision and a high degree of integrity.
• Possesses proficiency in MS Word, MS Excel and MS Outlook; specialized software a plus.
• A great attitude, good presence and energy.

Necessary Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Computer knowledge and skills to include typing.
• Use of meters and other testing equipment used in the inspection field.
• Must have valid Oregon driver’s license and work vehicle.
• Working knowledge of current building codes and standards to include City of Portland Regulations (Title 29)
• Basic knowledge of mold causes and remediation practices.

Supervisory Responsibilities:
This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

Compensation / Benefits:
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. PCRI provides a generous benefits package that includes 10 days of paid Vacation after the completion of one year of employment that increase over time to 20 paid days. In addition to paid vacation, PCRI’s annual benefits package includes 9 days of paid Sick Leave and 3 days of paid Personal Time Off, 10 paid holidays, employer-paid health coverage (medical, dental, vision) that requires a contribution for employee if dependents added to plan, Long Term Disability Insurance, 403(B) employer match contribution of up to 3% of employees annual salary. Voluntary benefits include: Life Insurance, Short Term Disability insurance, critical and accidental insurance.

Work Environment:
PCRI is a fast-paced, highly engaged work environment. We strive to communicate effectively and respectfully within the context of varying beliefs, behaviors, orientations, identities and cultural backgrounds. We actively seek opportunities for professional development for our staff and promote a willingness to change for continual improvement.
PCRI is an EEO employer committed to the inclusion of all people in our workplace and programs.
Work inside and outside, in various weather conditions; work in houses and apartments that vary in age and condition. Homes may be occupied and / or unoccupied.
Undergoing and passing a pre-employment criminal background, drug test and physical exam is required.

Physical / Other Requirements:
The Property Inspector must have: current driver license, truck or vehicle for hauling equipment and supplies. Maintain minimum car insurance as required by the State of Oregon. May spend long hours inside or outside and in awkward positions which can cause physical discomfort and strain. The Property Inspector will be lifting and adjusting heavy objects (50-75 pounds), and will come in contact with sharp, hot and/or very cold supplies and equipment. The Property Inspector must maintain safety procedures at all times to avoid injury. The Property Inspector expected to attend classes to update knowledge and skill level.

Reasonable Accommodations:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able perform each essential function and the physical demands satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Application Process:
Interested candidates should submit a resume and a cover letter addressing qualifications for the position, to the attention of Tamara Trofimenko, HR Manager. PCRI, 6329 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Portland, Oregon, 97211, by email at, or fax to (503) 943-2844. This position is open until filled. Please note that only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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