Miami Valley Fair Housing Center Testing Program
Participation in a training session is required before you can begin testing in our Testing Program. Trainings are scheduled on a periodic basis. After submitting your application, a test coordinator will contact you to let you know about upcoming training sessions.
||$90 for the 3-hour training and completion of a practice rental test assigned by a test coordinator. Amount to be paid after completion of the practice rental test.|
You can complete an application online or download one and return it via regular mail or by dropping it off at our office. A test coordinator will review your application and contact you back regarding the position.
You must be 18 years of age or older.
You must have a valid driver’s license and auto operator’s insurance. YOU ARE NOT COVERED BY THE FAIR HOUSING CENTER’S INSURANCE WHEN TESTING.
You must be willing to sign a confidentiality statement promising to protect the confidentiality of the training, procedure, and operations of the testing program, and the Miami Valley Fair Housing Center.
$90 per completed rental test, paid bi-weekly, via direct deposit into a savings or checking account. Appropriate mileage incurred during the test is reimbursed. Some tests pay at a higher rate, depending on the complexity of the individual test(s).
Testers are paid as part-time, temporary employees. The Center will withhold federal, state, and local taxes, as required.
You will become part of a group of individuals who serve the Miami Valley Fair Housing Center as housing discrimination testers. Your personal characteristics including, age, race, sex, religion, disability, national origin, will be catalogued into a database for use in matching you to complainants who believe they have been discriminated against in housing.
Periodically, the Fair Housing Center will contact you and provide you with a fictional biography that you will use as background information and/or identification when presenting yourself as a home-seeker or apartment-seeker. The Fair Housing Center will then assign you to contact a particular site or housing provider. You will be responsible for contacting the subject site or housing provider according to instructions, but no longer than 24 hours of assignment. In most cases, the actual test will need to be completed within 48 hours of assignment. Some cases may require a more immediate response. (Note: When you are contacted regarding an assignment, you are able to accept or decline the assignment based on your availability. As a tester, you are not obligated to accept a certain number of assignments to remain "active.")
After your visit, you will be required to complete a testing report form that the Fair Housing Center will provide you. The report form will need to be returned to the Center within 24 hours of completion of the test.
TIMING IS CRITICAL FOR THESE POSITIONS. IF YOU ARE NOT A GOOD MANAGER OF TIME, AND DO NOT ADHERE TO TIME GUIDELINES, THIS PROGRAM IS NOT FOR YOU.
As a tester for the Miami Valley Fair Housing Center you may be required to testify as a witness in a conciliation hearing or in federal court to present evidence of your experience testing a particular site or housing provider. You will also be required to waive your right to proceed as a complainant in any matter in which you work on behalf of the Center as a tester.
The enforcement work that the Miami Valley Fair Housing Center does through its testing program is vital to ensuring equal housing opportunity throughout the Miami Valley. The Miami Valley Fair Housing Center is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse work environment. We look forward to receiving your application.
To apply, fill out the application online or download an application form. If you have questions about applying, please call us at 937-223-6035. Please mention this ad on our web site as the source of your inquiry.
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