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NSPIRE Inspector

Partnering with the Director of HCV, the position of NSPIRE Inspector will conduct NSPIRE inspections. The duties will follow the guidelines of HUD's NSPIRE and the Florence Housing Authority’s administrative plan. The inspector candidate is required to complete online and field training and successfully pass the final NSPIRE certification exam.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

The position duties and responsibilities listed below:

  • Schedules appointments with owners and participants for inspection of units.
  • Inspects housing units for compliance with HUD NSPIRE. Inspects units for tenant-caused damage, owner compliance, and assists with the determination of HUD’s rent reasonableness requirements.
  • Prepares inspection reports. Documents passed and/or failed items in a paperless work environment.
  • Notifies owners, in writing, of inspection findings.
  • Inspectors will document efforts to bring properties into compliance and conduct follow-up inspections to ensure that work is completed within NSPIRE guidelines and Florence Housing Authority policies.
  • Inspector will ensure that all inspections are scheduled, performed, and entered the software program in a timely manner.
  • Conducts inspections, as requested, to assess damages over and above normal wear and poor housekeeping that renders the unit unsafe or unsanitary, and, if necessary, refers participant to supervisory staff to schedule a non-disclosure meeting for NSPIRE program violations.
  • Interprets and explains HCV programs and policies pertaining to NSPIRE to owners and property managers; advises on methods of correcting deficiencies; determines date of compliance and evaluates the deficiency corrections.
  • Discusses problems with owners and tenants regarding inspection issues, risk assessment and clearance requirements, and other lead hazard interim controls.
  • Prepares and submits monthly activity report and maintains inspections’ schedules and pertinent information relating to inspection activity.
  • Assists HCV personnel with conducting non-disclosure meetings for NSPIRE violations and owner workshops.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


Moderate work: Must have the ability to walk 3-5 miles per day, bend, and stoop, climb stairs, carry a 2 lb. tablet, and make observations in all levels of lighting.


  1. High School Diploma or GED
  2. Completion of Inspector Training Classes, achievement of lead-based paint visual assessment course or other NSPIRE or HQS certification exams in the past is a big plus.
  3. Driver’s Liscense required