City of San Bernardino

Salary: $5,821.15 – $7,075.51 Monthly
Job Type: Full-Time
Location: CA 92401, CA
Department: Community Development & Housing
Are you interested in working for an organization where you can have a real impact on the community with the opportunity for professional growth and development? Consider joining the City of San Bernardino’s Community and Economic Development Department as the City’s Community Development Housing Compliance Specialist.
Cost of Living Adjustment:
Effective the first pay period following July 1, 2024 salaries shall increase by 2.7%.
The Position: 
The Housing Compliance Specialist is a professional position in the Housing Division of the Community Development Department. This is a critically important position that works with federal and state grant programs responsible for ensuring City and contractor/partner compliance with various federal and state laws, regulations, and property inspection standards; especially those related to the use of federal HOME funds. The Housing Compliance Specialist works with general direction within the context of City policies, codes, and standards.
The Ideal Candidate:
The ideal candidate for the City of San Bernardino Housing Compliance Specialist role possesses a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Urban Planning, or a related field, coupled with at least two years of experience in housing inspection, code enforcement, or compliance monitoring. They exhibit a deep understanding of federal, state, and local housing laws and regulations, including HUD guidelines and the Fair Housing Act. With strong communication and analytical skills, they excel in conducting housing inspections, identifying compliance issues, and recommending effective solutions. Their attention to detail, ability to work independently or collaboratively, and commitment to ethical conduct make them well-suited to engage with diverse stakeholders and uphold the city’s housing standards with integrity and professionalism.
About the City
The City of San Bernardino is a community rich in history and cultural diversity. Influences of Native Americans, Mexican settlers, and Spanish missionaries can still be seen throughout the City today. From 1810 to the present, San Bernardino has been recognized for its scenic beauty and strategic location. Today, the City of San Bernardino serves as the county seat and is the largest city in the County of San Bernardino with a population of over 220,000.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Minimum Qualifications
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s Degree in public administration, business administration, finance, economics, or a related field; at least three (3) years of responsible experience in community development, use of HOME funds, property management or work within a housing regulatory agency; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
A Master’s Degree is highly desirable.
Work Environment:
This position is assigned to work a 9/80 schedule. Employees work under typical office conditions, and the noise level is usually quiet. Employees will regularly be required to inspect City funded affordable housing communities and interact with managers and tenants. Employees may occasionally be required to visit sites where they may be exposed to noise, dust, fumes; and work in inclement weather including heat, cold and rain.
Physical Requirements:
While performing the duties of this job, employees are regularly required to sit for prolonged periods, talk and hear, both in person and by telephone, use hands to finger, handle and feel computers and standard business equipment, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to stand and walk. Employees may occasionally lift and carry materials and supplies weighing up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
Supplemental Information
City Benefits:
The City offers an attractive compensation and benefit package, that includes:
  • Retirement – Participation in the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS). Tier I Employees hired before 10/3/11: CalPERS 2.7% at 55; Classic members with less than 6 months separation: CalPERS 2% at 55, single highest year plan. New members, CalPERS 2% at 62, three highest year average plan.
  • The City contributes $1,125.00 (Employee Only), $1,377.00 (Employee+1), or $1,841.00 (Employee+Family) for medical, dental and vision premiums.
  • Eligible employees who waive all medical, dental, vision, supplemental life, and supplemental AD&D benefits will receive an annual “Health Insurance Waiver Stipend” of $4,000.00 every first paycheck of December.
  • Administrative Leave – 80 hours annually, upon hire; accrued annually July 1st of every fiscal year.
  • Vacation – 80 hours annually , accrued bi-weekly; available for use after one (1) year.
  • Sick Leave – 96 hours annually, accrued bi-weekly; available for use after ninety (90) days.
  • 13 holidays, plus 18 hours of floating holiday time.
  • Life & Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance – The City provides Term Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance.
  • Other – Optional Deferred Compensation Plan, flexible benefits plan, pre-tax childcare plan, employee assistance program, and all other benefits which are received by Management/Confidential unit employees of the City per Memorandum of Understanding.
Application Submission:
Please allow ample time to complete and submit your application before the posted filing deadline. Applicants will be automatically logged-out if they have not submitted the application and all required materials prior to the posted deadline. Once your application has been successfully submitted you will receive onscreen confirmation and an email. We recommend that you save and/or print these for your records.
If you require technical assistance, please contact the Toll-Free Applicant Support line at (855) 524-5627. Please note that Human Resources is not responsible for any issues or delays caused by your computer or browser used to submit the application.
Selection Process:
All applicants must submit clear, concise, and complete information regarding their qualifications for the position, including detailed responses to all supplemental questions. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the application or supplemental application materials.
The selection process will consist of:
• Application Review
• Oral Examination – Tentatively scheduled for the week of June 3, 2024.
Successful candidates will be placed on an eligible list, and highly qualified candidates will be referred to the appointing authority for further consideration. Candidates advancing in the selection process will receive information/instructions via email only.
The City of San Bernardino will provide reasonable accommodation for the known physical or mental limitations of a qualified applicant with a disability. It is the responsibility of candidates with a disability requiring accommodation in the assessment process to contact the Human Resources Department to request such accommodation prior to the closing date of this recruitment. Please call 909-384-5104 or email for additional information regarding requests for accommodation
Pre-Employment Process:
All positions are subject to the following pre-employment screenings:
  • Pre-employment Medical Exam, including drug test.
  • Background Investigation with the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
  • Employment/Professional Reference Check.
For more information about this position, please contact the City of San Bernardino Human Resources Department at 909-384-5104.THE CITY OF SAN BERNARDINO IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
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