Snohomish County




Job title: Energy Conservation & Repair Analyst

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Company: Snohomish County

Job description: Description

This job posting is open until the position has been filled.

First application review date is August 16, 2022. Are you an energy or weatherization professional with a passion for customer service, creativity, and making a positive impact in the community? If so, then the Snohomish County Office of Energy and Sustainability is the place for you! We are looking for an experienced professional to join our Weatherization Program team.

The Office of Energy and Sustainability, a division of Snohomish County Department of Conservation & Natural Resources, is hiring an Energy and Conservation Repair Analyst. In this role, you will use a full range of professional field experience, as well as technical and administrative skills to conduct home energy audits, develop scopes of work for home improvements, perform energy modeling, and complete final home inspections. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication and customer service skills, be highly self-motivated, and able to work collaboratively as part of a team.

The Snohomish County Weatherization Program provides weatherization-related assistance to over 100 homes per year through many different methods, such as insulation, air sealing, duct work, heating repairs, safety repairs, and client education. We provide high-quality service to program participants to help improve the health and safety of their home and save money on their utility bills.

The Office of Energy and Sustainability maintains a collaborative work environment where innovation, team-work, and continuous improvement are paramount. Apply to join our team today, where you can have both a fulfilling job and lifelong career at Snohomish County.

About the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR)

The Snohomish County Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) includes the Division of Surface Water Management, the Division of Parks and Recreation, the Office of Energy and Sustainability and the Office of Agriculture and aims to achieve high-priority environmental sustainability goals. Some of the greatest assets we have in Snohomish County are our unparalleled beauty and abundant natural resources. From the Puget Sound and five watersheds, to forestland, lakes, farms, ranches and parks, our quality of life, economic prosperity and future sustainability are dependent on protecting and improving our environmental resources. Visit the web page to learn more.

About Snohomish County

Snohomish County, , is located in northwest Washington between the Puget Sound and the Cascade Mountains. The county has rich scenery, numerous activities and a thriving economy. is a great place to live, work, play, and raise a family. When joining the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, you will work in an environment where innovation, collaboration and continuous improvement are highly encouraged and supported. We are proud to offer an outstanding package to employees and their dependents. We are invested in your success and growth and offer competitive wages, job flexibility and stability, employer paid ORCA cards, and a friendly, diverse team atmosphere where employees are appreciated and make a real difference providing services for our citizens. We strive to not only provide a meaningful job, but a lifelong career.

Benefits

Snohomish County will be invested in your success and growth. We demonstrate this by offering a generous compensation package to our employees. Your salary is only part of your Total Compensation Package. Our benefits include:

: County employees participate in the Washington State Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) administered by the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems (DRS). benefits: The County offers a choice of three comprehensive medical insurance plan with low deductibles. The county’s contribution to this benefit is significant. * Sick leave: You will accrue 8 hours of sick leave per month.

  • Vacation Leave: You will start out accruing two weeks of vacation a year. Your leave accruals increase based on your years of employment with the County.
  • Holiday Pay: The County observes eleven (11) paid legal holidays per year and provides employees with two floating holidays annually.
  • Other benefits include

and more. : If you choose to participate in the Deferred Compensation Plan (DCP), the County will match your contributions up to 1 percent of your base monthly salary. * Pay Increases: Each year you will be eligible for a step increase until you reach the top step.

  • Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA): County employees typically receive yearly cost of living adjustments.
  • Flexible work schedules.
  • Career development training.

Teleworking Options

The work associated with this position can at present be performed predominantly by teleworking, complemented with onsite work. Once staff are no longer encouraged to work remotely due to COVID, the position can be performed with a hybrid of remote work, office and field work as needed.

Snohomish County has implemented a pilot telework policy through December 2022. It is anticipated there will be long-term hybrid telework options for many positions. For employees who prefer to work in the office full time, that option is also available.

Employees will be provided with a County issued laptop and must maintain a home workspace with an internet connection where they can reliably perform work and remain available and responsive during scheduled work hours. Snohomish County has a robust collection of tools and resources to support working remotely. Please note that when an employee conducts work that is likely to bring them in contact with another individual, COVID health and safety precautions are required in alignment with the Washington Department of Health and CDC, including the wearing of masks in some situations.

Employees must reside in Washington state and within a reasonable distance to their Snohomish County worksite to respond to workplace reporting requirements.

For information about this job opportunity and posting, please email: .

Job Duties

STATEMENT OF ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES * Schedules and conducts residential energy and repair audits to identify energy conservation, health and safety, and repair deficiencies; analyzes and resolves technical problems and questions.

  • Uses diagnostic tools to evaluate homes.
  • Designs a cost-effective work plan to address needs and deficiencies identified in the audit; prepares, issues and negotiates work orders.
  • Writes specifications, prepares cost estimates, solicits bids when necessary, reviews and approves bids.
  • Negotiates changes to the work plan based on contractors’ requests; monitors and evaluates the work of contractors; resolve client complaints and mediates contractor/client disputes.
  • Identifies and mitigates building codes, land use, landlord/tenant act and public health variances.
  • Manages inter-agency cooperative projects.
  • Inspects residences to ensure satisfactory completion of contracted work in accordance with state and federal guidelines.
  • Educates clients on energy conservation principles and practices.
  • Participates in the development of the program’s policies and procedures.
  • Trains contractors and crew in new technologies and techniques.
  • Updates and maintains computer entries of weatherization unit’s activities; prepares audit reports.
  • Serves as liaison between clients, contractors, federal, state and county government agencies relating to energy conservation methods, practices and project development.
  • Attends and participates in a variety of meetings, committees and task forces.
  • Performs other duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

Two (2) year degree in construction management, energy management or related field; AND two (2) years of experience in residential building construction related to energy conversation or sustainability; OR, any equivalent combination of training and/or experience that provides the required knowledge and abilities. Must pass job related tests.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

A valid Washington State Driver’s License is required for employment.

Applicants must obtain certification as a Building Performance Institute (B.P.I.) Building Analyst (BA), Energy Auditor (EA) or a Quality Control Inspector (QCI) within 60 days of employment.

Applicants must obtain certifications in the Department of Energy Mold Protocol training and the Montana State University “Lead Based Paint Work Safety” or equivalent Lead RRP certification within 30 days of employment.

Additional Information

KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of:

  • energy conservation theory and practices
  • heating, ventilation, air conditioning (HVAC) principles and methods
  • residential and commercial construction principles, practices and methods
  • Uniform Building Code (UBC), National Electrical Code (NEC)
  • state and utility weatherization program requirements
  • HUD housing rehabilitation standards
  • energy conservation and repair audit methods
  • combustion safety testing and use of pressure diagnostic tools

Ability to:

  • use blower door and pressure diagnostic tools
  • conduct energy conservation and repair audit methods
  • communicate effectively in both oral and written communications
  • serve an economically, politically and culturally diverse client base with tact and diplomacy
  • use computers
  • understand and apply work related ordinances, codes and regulations
  • recognize and reduce health and safety hazards

SUPERVISION

Employees receive direction from a Human Services Specialist III or administrator as assigned. Assignments are made by indicating generally what is to be done, the quantity of work expected and any deadlines which are to be met. The employee plans and carries out successive steps and resolves problems in accordance with instructions, policies and accepted practices. The work is reviewed through reports, conferences and meetings.

WORKING CONDITIONS

The work is performed both indoors and outdoors in all types of weather at sites throughout the county. The work may involve climbing ladders to inspect attics, working in confined crawl spaces or working in homes in deteriorating condition. Must be able to lift up to 40 pounds.

Snohomish County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer.

Accommodations for individuals with disabilities are provided upon request.

Snohomish County offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees that receive a regular appointment who work at least 20 hours a week.

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County Benefits

  • Medical Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Retirement
  • Basic Group Term Life Insurance/ Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance
  • Long Term Disability (LTD)
  • Commuting Benefits
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Partners for Health Employee Wellness Program
  • Leave & Holidays

Voluntary Benefits

  • Deferred Compensation 457(b)
  • Supplemental Group Term Life Insurance
  • Additional Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance (AD&D)
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • Supplemental Individual Insurance Policies

Healthcare Premiums

  • Regular full-time employees: If you work 35 or more hours per week, you will pay these

for medical insurance. The County pays the for vision, dental, and basic life insurance. * Regular part-time employees: If you work between 20 and 34 hours per week, you will pay

for medical, dental, vision, and basic life insurance. The County’s contribution toward the premium for an employee in a regular part-time appointment will be pro-rated in an amount equal to the F.T.E. percentage the employee is assigned. Note: Temporary employees, seasonal employees and paid interns may be eligible for medical insurance benefits. Review the County’s to learn more.

Expected salary: $63875.52 – 77621.04 per year

Location: Everett, WA

Job date: Thu, 04 Aug 2022 03:41:37 GMT

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