CLASSIFICATION NO. 617
WEATHERIZATION CREW LEADER
Under general supervision, to install weatherization materials and repair home items that relate to energy efficiency; to lead the work of a crew in the field; and to do other work as required.
The Community Solutions Division of the Department of Human Services provides vocational services to disadvantaged, unemployed and underemployed County residents. The Division also administers the County's low-income weatherization program.
The Weatherization Crew Leader is an advanced journey-level and lead worker classification responsible for implementing residential weatherization measures and minor repairs according to written specifications and established procedures. Incumbents provide timeline and project information to clients while working on-site. The Weatherization Crew Leader provides technical training and assistance to lower level weatherization personnel and ensures all Weatherization measures are completed as recommended by the Energy Audit.
The Weatherization Crew Leader differs from the Weatherization Energy Auditor/Inspector which defines projects for homes, performs final inspections, and provides back-up to the manager. It also differs from the Weatherization Installer which performs residential weatherization measures and minor repairs, but does not lead the work of a crew.
Duties may include but are not limited to the following:
- Leads the work of a crew in the field; provides technical training and assistance to weatherization staff and vocational trainees; reviews work performed on-site; trains individuals in installation and repair techniques and proper and safe handling of tools, equipment and materials.
- Ensures all Weatherization measures are completed as recommended by the Energy Audit, or documents reason for inability to complete task; completes and/or documents status of weatherization and repair projects; prepares work orders for unfinished projects; assists in maintaining project records and developing project procedures; performs inspections on projects.
- Responsible for personal, customer, site, and team safety; attends staff and safety meetings.
- Insulates floors, ceilings and walls with blown fiberglass and cellulose or fiberglass batting; insulates and repairs duct systems and water pipes.
- Repairs and/or replaces roofing materials, siding, duct systems, stairs, rodent barriers, and other energy saving or health and safety repairs on conventional and mobile homes; saws tree limbs for access to roofs, siding, or outside stairs.
- Measures and installs storm and replacement windows; replaces broken glass; caulks and weather-strips doors and windows; installs or repairs doors and locksets.
- Conducts blower door testing, duct system testing, and other health and safety tests as required.
- Performs basic plumbing and furnace repairs that do not need a journey-level plumber or furnace repair person such as pulling a fan motor, replacing a faucet, fixing a broken pipe, or pulling a toilet to replace the wax ring.
- Educates clients about energy saving techniques such as talking with them about heating, cooling, water, electricity and gas use and reinforces the weatherization commitment form.
- Maintains tools, vehicles and shop area; transfers appropriate tools, equipment and materials from inventory to job site, contributes to the inventory process by counting items quarterly; some positions are required to operate a forklift.
- Recycle all materials possible from job site including loading, separating, dismantling, and placing in disposal bins.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
Working knowledge of: Weatherization regulations, techniques, materials and tools; basic math; basic methods of home construction, carpentry, and repair; basic plumbing; basic electrical principles for furnace repair; standard building codes; recordkeeping techniques; safety rules and regulations; customer service skills; basic techniques of supervision.
Skill to: Follow oral and written instructions; safely operate light power and hand tools, including hammer, tape measure, carpenter square, level, plane, saw and drill; add, subtract, multiply and divide whole numbers and fractions; lead, train and assist weatherization personnel; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; provide informative customer service to explain what crew will do to client home, establish and maintain effective working relationships with crew members, homeowners, vocational trainees and other County employees.
Duties include stooping, bending, crawling, scootching on stomach or back, climbing and working on ladders, working on roofs, and working in cramped locations such as in crawl spaces, attics, under mobile homes, and in furnace closets.
Workers will be exposed to a variety of hazards inside and outside homes including all types of household trash, medical or drug garbage, pet and vermin waste or carcasses; numerous pests including insects that bite and sting, spiders and rodents; other materials include mold and mildew, thick tobacco smoke, potential lead paint and asbestos; adhesive fumes, and contact with grey water or raw sewage. Employees work inside and outside homes in all weather conditions.
Employees must have the following certifications from the State of Oregon Department of Energy or Oregon Energy Coordinator's association: Building Shell Technician I, Diagnostic Technician I.
Incumbents must possess and maintain an Oregon Lead Based Paint Permit.
Incumbents must possess and maintain CPR and First Aid certification.
Employees who operate forklifts must maintain forklift certification.
Ability to lift 25 pounds overhead and ability to lift and carry 100 pounds.
Must successfully pass a criminal history check which may include national or state fingerprint records check.
Must pass a pre-employment drug test.
Employment is contingent upon passing a post-offer physical assessment. Accommodation requests will be reviewed on an individual basis in compliance with State and Federal legislation.
Driving is required for County business on a regular basis or to accomplish work. Incumbents must possess a valid driver's license, and possess and maintain an acceptable driving record throughout the course of employment.
MINIMUM RECRUITING STANDARDS
Any satisfactory combination of experience and training that demonstrates possession of the required knowledge and skills.