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Home Repair and Energy Auditor

Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency
Highland Park, MI
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description


Job Title: Home Repair and Energy Auditor

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Salary Band: 1

Reporting to: Assistant Director of Weatherization

Department: Program Operations – Weatherization

Scope:

Under supervision of the Weatherization Program Manager, the Home Repair and Energy Auditor is responsible for evaluating the energy efficiency, health, and safety of eligible homes and conducting field measurements to identify areas for savings. Ensures all work performed is in compliance with all Federal, State, Local and Agency regulations and guidelines pertaining to energy efficiency programs.

Essential Functions:

  • Implement a range of home energy efficiency services for low-income persons. Such services may include but are not limited to weatherization, energy education, minor home energy efficiency, and major home energy efficiency. This will include the design of processes and procedures to ensure effective service provision.
  • Conduct physical/visual home audits and final inspections of all work performed on homes under Weatherization and Energy Efficiency programs. Use a wide variety of testing and diagnostic equipment for the purpose of identifying energy conservation potential and unsafe or hazardous conditions.
  • Evaluate collected energy audit data, plan, and estimate costs of fieldwork in ways which will efficiently address building efficiencies and achieve maximum energy savings in accordance with Federal, State, and Local guidelines.
  • Adhere to Federal, State, local, and Agency program rules and guidelines. Assist with ensuring sub-contractors abide by policies and procedures specified by Federal, State, Local, and Agency contracts, protocols and policies.
  • Establish relationships with independent contractors in order to coordinate service delivery methods. This may include: establishing work methods/techniques; conferring with contractors on their work and counseling contractors upon their selected approaches to accomplishing work goals; serving as a liaison to professional consultants and volunteers.
  • Inspect and evaluate the performance of contractors based on prepared work orders and specifications and reasonable cost. Work with contractors to resolve any discrepancies and to ensure that all work is completed in a manner that is satisfactory to both the customer and funder.
  • Interact with agency clients in a professional manner, assess client needs through interviews and questionnaires, set client expectations and responsibilities, provide energy conservation and residential health and safety education, serve as liaison between clients and contractors, make appropriate referrals, and exemplify agency commitment to servicing low-income clients.
  • Responsible for general effectiveness, efficiency, and achievement of production goals by careful planning and coordinating of field work to achieve monthly and annual program goals.
  • Responsible for security and maintenance of program equipment.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with area providers of home energy efficiency services necessary to: remain up-to-date in the knowledge of available services; increase the services available to agency clients; better coordinate existing services; make appropriate referrals of clients for services; cultivate opportunities for joint ventures; and identify potential sources of funding for the agency.
  • Develop, implement, manage, and evaluate outreach and recruitment activities designed to identify clients meeting program specifications and guidelines and to educate the public about services available to assist low-income persons, whether provided by the agency or other area service providers. This may require conducting educational seminars, distributing flyers and other literature, meeting with community organizations/groups, and directly contacting potential clients.
  • Maintain records necessary to document services and program effectiveness in keeping with funding and agency requirements. Prepare statistical and narrative programmatic reports for internal agency use and external funding sources in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Successfully complete and maintain required program training courses, examinations, continuing education requirements, and certifications.
  • Maintain a positive attitude towards assigned work, clients, and staff, and a willingness to work with others.
  • Perform work in a professional manner that upholds Wayne Metro’s policies and procedures.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Physical Requirements and Work Environment:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Work is performed inside and/or outside an office. The employee is frequently required to climb, bend, lift, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl and walk. Work exposed to a variety of weather conditions and outdoor elements.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Associate degree preferred or a combination of education and experience which is similarly appropriate.
  • Minimum of four years of experience in building inspection and/or residential construction.
  • Accredited certification in the following areas is preferred: Quality Control, ASHRAE 62.2, Lead Safe Weatherization, Blower Door training, Indoor Air Quality/Mold Training, and MIOSHA.
  • Knowledge of building science, general construction, local codes and standards, health and safety issues.
  • Ability to conduct physical/visual inspections as part of Energy Audit, including but not limited to: collecting appliance information, electrical base load data, building measurements, health and safety data, mechanical ventilation, insulation, attic, wall, window, door, foundation, and roof data.
  • Knowledge of and ability to perform Indoor Air Quality, combustion safety and efficiency, blower door, HVAC distribution tests as part of Energy Audit.
  • Ability to evaluate and analyze collected energy audit data, including work specifications, necessary to determine work scope and identify service gaps.
  • Ability to identify, contact and work with area service providers and contractors in both the public and private sectors to obtain, coordinate, and modify services in the interest of aiding low-income persons.
  • Ability to effectively provide supervision for contractors and coordinate program activities occurring at scattered program sites.

Minimum Competencies:

  • Working knowledge of basic internet applications and programs including Google technology and Microsoft Office Word and Excel. The ability to learn and utilize the necessary programs for this position.
  • Ability to use necessary software to generate reports. Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Word and Excel, proficient use of web-based technologies including Gmail, Google Drive, and internet navigation.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in written form.
  • Strong interpersonal and professional skills including but not limited to: professional appearance, communication orally and in written form, listening, presenting information, time management, punctuality, and dependability.
  • Ability to provide services for those persons facing economic, social, health, age, and educational barriers.
  • Ability to work independently with a minimum of supervision.
  • Perform work in a manner that upholds Wayne Metro policies and procedures.

Travel Requirements:

  • Ability to travel to various sites.

Licensing and Other Requirements:

  • Valid identification and reliable transportation.
  • Must be COVID-19 vaccinated, or partially, with the ability to complete within 30-days of employment. Circumstances preventing vaccination, and corresponding accommodations will be reviewed and considered.

Work Environment:

Work schedule is Monday – Friday, with specific hours to be determined by program needs.

Other Duties:

Please note that this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job- duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency

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Highland Park, MI
48203 USA

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Energy and Environment

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