UPCS Inspector/Contract Administrator

Job Type
Property/Asset Management
Contact Name
Linda Riccardi Donovan
Contact Email
Contact Phone

One Beacon Street
Boston, MA
United States

Job Description

Since its inception in 1966, MassHousing has supported affordable home ownership and rental housing opportunities throughout Massachusetts. The Agency has provided more than $22 billion for affordable housing in that time.  Currently, MassHousing is seeking an experienced professional for the position of UPCS Inspector/Contract Administrator to continue the Agency’s storied history of affordable housing funding.


The UPCS Inspector/Contract Administrator will be responsible to perform physical inspections on MassHousing’s Federal Housing Administration (FHA) insured mortgaged properties and assist in the administration of Construction Loan and Repair Escrow Agreements.   Inspections are completed in an objective and uniformed manner in accordance with the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Uniformed Physical Condition Standards (UPCS) protocol as administered by the Office of Public and Indian Housing, Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC) and used to promote accurate, timely and reliable information to assess conditions and to help ensure safe, decent and affordable housing.   Any prospective candidate inspector will complete HUD required classroom, online and field trainings, and must pass the final UPCS certification exam within one (1) year from date of employment.  More specifically, the UPCS Inspector/Contract Administrator is responsible for the following:


  • Serving as the single point of contact to arrange a mutually acceptable date and time of inspection.  Issuing Notification of Inspection and monitoring requests for postponement, delays or cancellations of all assigned inspections.
  • Performing inspections of all property types utilizing the approved UPCS electronic software and hardware; downloading property profiles and uploading completed inspections using the REAC Physical Assessment Subsystem (PASS). 
  • Verifying and updating property profiles and building information. Obtaining required Technical Assistance Center number (TAC #) as necessary for all changes or inspection cancellations.
  • Examining the five inspectable areas of the property and exigent health and safety hazards -- Site, Exterior, Systems, Common Areas and Dwelling Units.
  • Issuing of Notification of Exigent and Fire Safety Hazard Observed Forms to the property representatives.
  • Responding in a timely fashion to any Post Inspection Challenges, Inspection of Hold or other questions from HUD REAC.
  • Assisting in the administration of Construction Loan and Repair Escrow Agreements.  Responsible for the monitoring, reviewing and approving requests for requisitions for payments and close-out of escrows in accordance with MassHousing and HUD rules and regulations.
  • Actively supporting any MassHousing Internal Quality Assurance processes to improve and monitor Inspector and Contract Administration performance. 
Application Instruction

Bachelor’s degree preferred; minimum graduation from high school or vocational school or equivalent.  Two years of experience in any areas of physical property inspection that requires determining code and regulation compliance and/or experience in construction contract administration, building maintenance, code enforcement or related field. Valid driver’s license.  Exceptional and acute attention to detail. Strong work ethic and ability to work independently with minimal supervision. Decisive critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Strong interpersonal and communication skills.  Effective time management and project management skills.  Computer proficiency utilizing all Microsoft Office Suite software programs.


All positions at MassHousing require a customer service mindset, in accordance with our values: Integrity, Excellence, Collaboration, Respect, Accountability and Service.


MassHousing offers competitive compensation as well as an attractive benefits package. Serious candidates should send a letter of interest and a resume to Human Resources, MassHousing, One Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02108; or faxed to 617.624.9494; or emailed to jobs@masshousing.com.


MassHousing is an Equal Opportunity Employer.