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Energy Conservation & Repair Analyst

Company: Snohomish County Planning and Development Services
Location: Everett
Posted on: May 15, 2024

Job Description:

Salary : $68,985.60 - $83,830.68 Annually

Location : Everett, WA

Job Type: Full-Time

Job Number: 2024-CNR6097R/8406R-JAN

Department: Dept of Conservation & Nat Resources

Division: Office of Energy & Sustainability

Opening Date: 01/10/2024

Closing Date: Continuous

Description

This job posting is to fill two (2) positions.

This job posting will be open until both positions have been filled.
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.

Snohomish County - The Future We Choose

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 8 hours of vacation leave per month totaling 2.4 weeks of vacation in your first 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 be performed with a hybrid of remote work and in-office work as needed and assigned. 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. A Snohomish County Telework agreement is required for employees assigned to telework.

    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.
        Visit to learn more about the following benefits.

        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.

              01

              Following is a series of supplemental questions designed to assess your job related experience and qualifications. Please note that as part of the screening process your responses will be reviewed in conjunction with your general online application. The employment history and education detailed in your general application must validate/support your responses to the supplemental questions. If your responses cannot be validated, you will not proceed to the next steps of the review/selection process.
              A resume will not substitute for the general online application or supplemental questions; responses such as "see resume" or "see application" will not be considered.

              Do you agree to answer each question truthfully and that your responses can be supported by your general application/work history and by your references?
              • Yes
              • No 02

                Do you have a valid Washington State Driver's License or the ability to obtain one within thirty (30) days of employment?
                • Yes, I have a valid Washington State Driver's License
                • No, but I have the ability to obtain one within thirty (30) days of employment
                • No, I do not have the ability to obtain one

                  03

                  What is your highest level of education in construction management, energy management or related field?
                  • No degree
                  • Associate's degree
                  • Bachelor's degree
                  • Master's degree or higher

                    04

                    How many years of training and/or experience do you have in residential building construction related to energy conversation or sustainability that will provide the required knowledge and abilities for the position?
                    • No experience to less than two (2) years experience
                    • Two (2) years to less than four (4) years experience
                    • Four (4) or more years experience

                      05

                      Do you hold, or can you obtain within 60 days of employment, a current Building Performance Institute (BPI) auditor certification?
                      • Yes
                      • No

                        06

                        Do you hold, or can you obtain within 30 days of employment, a current "Department of Energy Mold Protocol Training" certificate and the Montana State University "Lead Based Paint Work Safety" or equivalent Lead RRP certificate?
                        • Yes
                        • No

                          07

                          Do you hold a current Building Performance Institute (BPI) Quality Control Inspector certification?
                          • Yes
                          • No

                            08

                            The following essay questions will be scored to determine whether or not you advance to the interview stage. You must score at least 70% to qualify for an interview. Candidates with passing scores will be ranked by supplemental score. You will be awarded points for grammar, spelling, and writing ability. The top scoring candidates will be invited to an interview.
                            Do you understand that the scores on this portion of the supplemental will determine your eligibility and ranking for an interview, and all experience MUST be documented in your employment history?
                            • Yes
                            • No

                              09

                              Essay Question This position conducts energy audits to determine need and eligibility for weatherization work and may inspect work performed by contractors who completed weatherization work. Please describe your experience working in a weatherization program, construction industry, or any similar work.

                              10

                              Essay Question This position requires attention to detail and accuracy, as well as the ability to multi-task in a high-volume, interruptive environment. Please describe your experience working in a position that requires you to simultaneously work quickly and accurately, while being interrupted with phone calls and/or staff requests. Please include the position held, scope of duties required, and methods used to ensure accuracy while still meeting deadlines.

                              11

                              Essay Question Please describe any education, training, and certifications that relate to this type of work and attach copies of all current certifications. Be sure to include how these certifications may be applicable to this position, and whether certifications are current or when they expired, if not current.

                              12

                              Essay Question Describe your computer experience and expertise with standard office software such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Access, PowerPoint, and SharePoint or other software applications. Provide examples of how you have used each of the software programs and the approximate years of experience working with each program.

                              13

                              I have attached copies of all current certifications related to the Energy Conservation & Repair Analyst position.
                              • Yes
                              • No

                                Required Question

Keywords: Snohomish County Planning and Development Services, Everett , Energy Conservation & Repair Analyst, Professions , Everett, Washington

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