Field Inspector

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  • Full-Time
  • Milwaukee, WI
  • Job Type Details: Full Time

Job Purpose:

A Field Inspector is a residential building professional who performs on-site inspections of in-progress work scopes, and evaluates installed work and work practices. The Field Inspector reviews compliance with the scope of work with all the housing rehabilitation grant programs, including the City of Milwaukee, the Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development, Department of Health Services, and other grants received for Home Improvement.

Essential Duties:

  • Greets and interviews customers with professionalism in their homes and establishes strong client relations. Acts a liaison for the department; clarifies expectations of program goals to assure full understanding and that projects advance smoothly.
  • Conducts and categorizes visual inspections. Documents findings through photographs, field notes and drawings.
  • Coordinates daily work activities and performs evaluation assessments of contractors. Reviews project work scopes, and oversees that best lead-safe work practices are employed
  • Ensures all planned home improvement program activities performed follow Agency’s policies and procedures, to meet local building codes, state/federal standards, and required HUD regulations.
  • Manages individual projects by communicating expectations and schedules with customers and contractors. Clarifies work scope, answers questions and recommends best methods for crews and sub-contractors.
  • Conducts in-progress field monitoring visits to review installed work quality and practices per program requirements. Accepts installed work, evaluates and approves change requests and reviews contractor invoices.

Attends staff Meetings, weekly department meetings, Topic Presentations, monthly QA Meeting conducted by agency and other training conferences.


  • Must have a valid driver’s license and good driving record, ability to identify and concisely document findings in completed home inspections.
  • Knowledge in the use of spreadsheets and written reports using Microsoft Office.
  • Highly organized, self-motivated and goal-oriented.
  • Ability to resolve conflicts with clients and contractors.
  • Strong in customer relations and communication skills with clients and contractors.
  • Residency within the City of Milwaukee is preferred.


High School Diploma plus additional training last up to one year.  Knowledge of construction inspections, code compliance and Lead Abatement work.  Ability to obtain Lead Inspector, Lead Hazard Investigator, Asbestos Inspector, and Asbestos O&M certifications within 6 months of hire. Minimum of two years of progressive work experience in residential building inspections, or construction rehabilitation and remodeling.  Equivalent experience in project management will be considered.

Physical Demands:

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
    • Performs site monitoring of in-progress work scopes, operation of hand operated power tools, climbing ladders etc.
    • During site visits occasional of lifting of heavy objects, crouching, kneeling, crawling, ducking and squatting.
  • While performing the duties and responsibilities of this position, the employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The incumbent will regularly sit, and will frequently talk and listen and use hands to finger, handle or touch.  Specific vision requirements for this position include close vision and the ability to adjust focus. During the performance of his/her duties, the incumbent will regularly lift up to 25 pounds and occasionally up to 50 pounds.

Work Environment:

  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
    • Home visits with potential unpleasant conditions is required; exposure to outdoor weather conditions and poor housekeeping practices. Housing conditions may include insect or vermin infestations, unpleasant odors or allergens, pet feces, raw sewage and unsanitary living conditions.
    • During site inspection may be exposed to possible cuts, scrapes, bumps, bruises, sprains, slivers or eye injury. Potential exposure to traffic accidents, animal bites, falls, overhead hazards or hostile environments. Other potential health exposures to lead and asbestos materials, or mold and moisture issues.
  • The employee will work regularly in the office or out in the field environment where the noise level may vary.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by staff assigned to this position.  They are not be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required.  All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

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