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Job Openings at OHCD, PHDC, PRA and the Philadelphia Land Bank

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PHDC has two job openings: one for an Administrative Assistant and one for a Housing Rehabilitation Inspector II.
The Philadelphia Land Bank has one job openings for a GIS Systems Analyst.
Details below

JOB: Administrative Assistant I

The Philadelphia Housing Development Corporation (PHDC), a non-profit organization funded primarily by the City of Philadelphia and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, is looking for a self-starter to support the leadership team of PHDC.  Primary responsibilities include carrying out a wide variety of assignments of limited scope and usually of non-repetitive nature.  Work involves areas such as obtaining facts, making evaluations and analyses. Must have the ability to be a quick learner and comprehend functions within the department assigned is a prime requirement.
 
ALSO INCLUDES:
Competitive Starting Salary, Superior Health Insurance, Generous Pension Plan, Life Insurance, Deferred Compensation and Generous Paid Leave and Holidays

REQUIREMENTS:
Graduation from an accredited four year college or university and one year of professional administrative experience.

1. Experience as an administrative trainee in excess of the first six months may be substituted for the above experience on a month for month basis.
OR
2. Any equivalent combination of acceptable training and experience.

ONCE HIRED, THE EMPLOYEE MUST BECOME A RESIDENT OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA WITHIN SIX MONTHS OF APPOINTMENT AND MAINTAIN RESIDENCY STATUS IN THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA AS A CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
Applicants for this job opportunity must mail, fax or e-mail a cover letter and résumé to:

LaVerne P. Harris
PHDC Human Resources
1234 Market Street, 17th Floor,
Philadelphia PA 19107. 
Fax number 215-320-7895
E-mailLaverne Harris

Please contact LaVerne P. Harris at 215-448-3127 if you have any questions regarding this job opportunity.

This job opportunity will be posted until a sufficient number of qualified resumes/applications have been received.

JOB: Housing Rehabilitation Inspector II

The Philadelphia Housing Development Corporation (PHDC), a nonprofit organization funded primarily by the City of Philadelphia and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, is looking for a self-starter to support the leadership team of the PHDC.  This is housing rehabilitation work providing assistance to property owners in the rehabilitation of their property to meet code standards.  An employee in this class performs inspection of homes eligible for rehabilitation funding under program criteria; examines exterior and interior structure of the home; identifies code violations within the home and other major repair work required; advises property owners in regard to city building codes and the work necessary to bring property into compliance with housing codes. Prepares work write-ups, specifications and cost estimates of rehabilitation work to be performed; secures agreement from homeowner on work to be done; conducts job site conferences with contractor and homeowner to explain program procedures and ensure understanding of work to be performed.  Inspects rehabilitation work in progress for conformity with specifications and standard construction practices; informs supervisor of additional items necessary to bring property into code conformance not covered in original specification; prepares necessary papers to accomplish such work; maintains comprehensive progress reports of assigned cases.  Attends final inspection of cases; advises contractor of non-compliance with specification and work necessary to complete case; assists in resolving contractual disputes between homeowners and contractors; advises superior of the appropriateness of homeowners’ complaints pertaining to rehabilitation work and alternative courses of action in resolving such problems.  Performs related work as required.

ALSO INCLUDES:
Competitive Starting Salary, Superior Health Insurance, Generous Pension Plan, Life Insurance, Deferred Compensation and Generous Paid Leave and Holidays

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with major course work in architecture, civil engineering, engineering technology or a related field.
  • One year of experience in inspecting residential properties for the purpose of planning and estimating rehabilitation work.

OR

  • Education equivalent to completion of the 12th school grade.
  • Five years of experience in any one of the recognized building trades which has involved residential building rehabilitation, one year of which has been inspecting properties for the purpose of planning and estimating rehabilitation work.

NOTE: Completion of a two-year training program which has included classroom instruction and on-the-job training in residential building rehabilitation and inspection may be substituted for the four years general experience requirement indicated above.

PHYSICAL AND MEDICAL STANDARDS
Possession of a valid motor vehicle operator’s license as issued by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania prior to and during tenure of employment as an Housing Rehabilitation Inspector II if required by the work assignment.

ONCE HIRED, THE EMPLOYEE MUST BECOME A RESIDENT OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA WITHIN SIX MONTHS OF APPOINTMENT AND MAINTAIN RESIDENCY STATUS IN THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA AS A CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
Applicants for this job opportunity must mail, fax or e-mail a cover letter and résumé to:

LaVerne P. Harris
PHDC Human Resources
1234 Market Street, 17th Floor,
Philadelphia PA 19107. 
Fax number 215-320-7895
E-mailLaverne Harris

Please contact LaVerne P. Harris at 215-448-3127 if you have any questions regarding this job opportunity.

This job opportunity will be posted until a sufficient number of qualified resumes/applications have been received. 

PHDC is an equal opportunity employer and does not permit discrimination based on race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, source of income, familial status, genetic information or domestic or sexual violence victim status.

JOB: GIS Systems Analyst


1234 Market Street, 17th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107
philadelphialandbank.org

The Philadelphia Land Bank is looking for a self-starter to support the Information Systems and Data Analytics departments of the Philadelphia Lank Bank.  This position is within the Information Systems group of the Philadelphia Land Bank.  Under the supervision of the Director of Information Systems and the Director of Analytics, the Lead GIS Resource will provide technical support in activities supporting the Land Bank’s business operations, using the ArcGIS suite of products.  The position requires project management experience to direct activities of a team of GIS analysts and technicians, on a project basis, engaged in the design, maintenance and production of geographic data and graphics for a departmental functional responsibility.  Further, the position requires the ability to coordinate professional or technical staff in other departments performing work related to Land Bank data management activities.

Activities will include supporting housing agency staff and public users with technical issues, data management, reports and logs.  The GIS Systems Analyst will also publish web and hardcopy maps, craft workflows/methodologies for analysis or data creation, and build geo-processing operations using Python and ModelBuilder.  The candidate should also have experience in statistical analysis, developing metrics, producing reports and graphics.  In addition, experience with database scripting, data extraction, translation and loading techniques (ETL) is desirable.  The position will assist in efforts to evaluate, extract, prepare, analyze and visualize spatial and non-spatial data for business intelligence purposes and program performance measurement.

ALSO INCLUDES:
Competitive Starting Salary, Superior Health Insurance, Generous Pension Plan, Life Insurance, Deferred Compensation and Generous Paid Leave and Holidays

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university which has major course work in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Urban Planning, Real Estate (analytical/GIS focus), Statistics, Information or Computer Science.  Master’s degree is preferred.  Candidates with advanced degree will be credited with one year of work experience.
  • Three-to-five years prior experience in a GIS role, providing services for data development, management, and design and experience using Esri products to manage data for operations and reporting.
  • Candidates with advanced training in Geospatial Analytics, technical certification or GIS Professional certification (GISP) are favored.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Proficiency in database and geodatabase management.  Create, edit, update, join, append and query data from spatial and non-spatial relational databases including MS SQL Server and/or MS Access.
  2. Experience with data visualizations and infographics to design and create professional materials for presentations and website content.
  3. Advanced-level proficiency using Microsoft Office 2007 Professional Suite (Access, Excel, Word, Powerpoint).
  4. Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  5. Proficiency in project planning and time management (setting and meeting goals, using calendars, etc).
  6. Ability to create and maintain good working relationships and collaborations while being able to work independently and take initiative.
  7. Genuinely excited and enthusiastic about learning and pushing technical limits when finding new solutions.

PREFERRED SKILLS

  1. Experience with ArcGIS Online to assist with updating feature classes, designing and maintaining web maps and web map applications.
  2. Experience providing training, presentations or seminars.
  3. Project management and strong interpersonal and team building skills.

ONCE HIRED, THE EMPLOYEE MUST BECOME A RESIDENT OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA WITHIN SIX MONTHS OF APPOINTMENT AND MAINTAIN RESIDENCY STATUS IN THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA AS A CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
Applicants for this job opportunity must mail, fax or e-mail a cover letter and résumé to:

LaVerne P. Harris
PHDC Human Resources
1234 Market Street, 17th Floor,
Philadelphia PA 19107. 
Fax number 215-320-7895
E-mailLaverne Harris

Please contact Karla Hill at 215-686-9724 if you have any questions regarding this job opportunity.

This job opportunity will be posted until a sufficient number of qualified resumes/applications have been received. 

PHDC is an equal opportunity employer and does not permit discrimination based on race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, source of income, familial status, genetic information or domestic or sexual violence victim status.

 

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