CLASSIFICATION NO. 618
WEATHERIZATION ENERGY AUDITOR/INSPECTOR
Under general supervision, to conduct energy audits, educate clients about energy savings and determine site needs; to inspect completed work and maintain project records; 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 Energy Auditor/Inspector performs journey-level residential weatherization energy audits and weatherization procedures according to written guidelines and established procedures. Incumbents work on site individually to assess energy saving repairs, weatherization home improvements and educate clients about energy saving measures.
The Weatherization Energy Auditor/Inspector differs from the Weatherization Crew Leader which leads the work of a crew in the field and makes project inspections. The Weatherization Energy Auditor/Inspector is responsible for an independent and final inspection.
Duties may include but are not limited to the following:
- Conducts energy audits using knowledge of weatherization and building theories; determines project specifications; fills out initial reports and analysis; prepares written and computerized audit reports.
- Measures building shell, replacement windows and doors; assesses existing insulation levels in roofs, walls, and floors; assesses client and crew member health and safety issues.
- Runs diagnostic testing to determine baseline energy efficiency including blower door test, duct system tests, combustion and pressure diagnostic testing.
- Educates clients about energy saving techniques regarding heating, cooling, water, electricity and gas use; completes the weatherization commitment form.
- Orders materials such as windows, doors, and roofing material based on audit; contacts electrical or plumbing contractors for complex jobs. Contributes to conducting inventory as needed by counting items quarterly.
- Inspects completed jobs and completes final inspection paperwork; works with crew leaders to fix any issues that are identified; acts as a resource for crew-leaders who have questions about initial audit information and provides advice to crews upon request.
- May provide back-up in manager's absence, such as, but not limited to assignment changes of crews based on available personnel or handling urgent customer complaints and/or call backs by conducting on-site visits to deal with these issues.
- Responsible for personal, customer, and site safety, contributing to team safety, and attending staff and safety meetings.
- Insulates floors, ceilings, and walls with blown fiberglass and cellulose or fiberglass batting; insulates duct systems and water pipes; repairs and/or replaces roofing materials and siding; performs the repair and/or replacement of duct systems, stairs, road barriers and energy saving or health and safety repairs.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
Working knowledge of: Weatherization regulations, techniques, materials and tools; basic math; basic methods of home construction and repair; standard building codes; safety rules and regulations; basic computer and general office equipment operation.
Skill to: Make decisions in the field to define how to address weatherization problems; follow oral and written instructions; safely operate light power and hand tools, including hammer, tape measure, carpenter square, level, plane, saw and drill; operate a computer; add, subtract, multiply and divide whole numbers and fractions; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; 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. In addition to office work, employees work inside and outside homes in all weather conditions.
Must have the following certifications through the State of Oregon Department of Energy or Oregon Energy Coordinator's Association: Building Shell Technician I, Diagnostic Technician I, Energy Analyst 1, Energy Analyst 2.
Within six months, certification as Auditor/Inspector and the Computerized Energy Audit Certification by the State of Oregon Department of Energy or Oregon Energy Coordinator's Association.
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 and carry 50 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.