Compliance Technician in Chicago, IL at FirstKey Homes, LLC

Date Posted: 11/17/2020

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Job Description


The Compliance Technician will complete simple to complex home maintenance service requests to ensure property rentals meet Section 8 Housing compliance guidelines within an assigned market. They will work independently, to ensure compliance issues are resolved in a timely and efficient manner to meet regulations. S/he will adhere to established company safety, compliance and quality standards as well as local, state, and federal laws. This role will require driving to properties to address maintenance issues using their own personal tools. Large tools and equipment are provided by the company.


  • Maintain a strong understanding of Section 8 Housing pre-walk and checklist repair standards.
  • Meet with Section 8 Housing inspectors to conduct inspections of properties, each site may require multiple inspections for follow up.
  • Manage and prioritize Section 8 Housing workorders to ensure work is completed within strict local Housing Authority inspection dates.
  • Respond to and complete Section 8 Housing residential service requests in a timely and efficient manner to build resident satisfaction.
  • Complete a wide range of simple to complex routine home maintenance activities relating to drywalling, painting, electrical, plumbing, heating, ventilation, air conditioning among other residential services. May perform work under the supervision of more experience staff. Examples of maintenance activities include fixing leaky faucets, installing a ceiling fan, replacing outlets, installing programmable thermostats, replacing a garbage disposal among other activities.
  • Monitor and inspect property conditions while onsite for cleanliness and safety. Take proactive steps to correct any unsafe conditions.
  • Perform routine preventative maintenance services of property equipment.
  • Adhere to company policies and procedures to ensure work is completed within established safety, compliance and quality standards.
  • Maintain knowledge and follow all regulations and laws mandated by Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Fair Housing, Hazard Communications Standards (HAZCOM), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
  • This brief summary is not an all-inclusive description of job duties. Other job duties and responsibilities may also be assigned by the incumbent’s manager at any time based upon Company need.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Indoor and outdoor work in all types of weather conditions.
  • May sit or stand for several hours at a time; climb up and down stairs multiple times each day; and lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Must be able to work evenings and weekend hours and be available for on call status.
  • Must travel throughout applicable market more than 90% of the time.


  • High School Diploma or equivalence
  • Strong background in residential construction and remodeling in multiple trades
  • Knowledgeable about Section 8 Housing compliance regulations regarding home maintenance
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, valid insurance, and reliable work appropriate transportation
  • Must provide own tools. Required Tools include (but not limited to):tool box, hammer, tape measure, screw driver set, standard wrench set, plier set, channel lock pliers, two-foot level, pipe wrench, crescent wrench, drills, and drill bits. These tools will not be provided by the Company and will be necessary to perform the job duties
  • Knowledgeable of codes, municipal by-laws, inspection, estimating, and planning
  • General knowledge and experience on reading, writing, and evaluating project specifications and scopes of work



  • Previous multi or single-family maintenance experience
  • Experience with drywall and texturing, paint, and basic mechanicals (HVAC, Electrical, Plumbing and Roofing)
  • HVAC, Environmental, Mold and other certifications

FirstKey Homes is an equal opportunity employer and will not tolerate discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, ethnicity, national origin, marital status, veteran status, genetic information or any other legally protected classification or status.



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