Property Weatherization & Rehabilitation Specialist

City Of Seattle, WA Seattle , WA 98113

Posted 3 weeks ago

Position Description Benefits Supplemental Questions

The mission of the Seattle Office of Housing is to build strong healthy communities and increase opportunities for people of all income levels to live in our city. As part of that mission, the HomeWise Program provides free energy efficiency and upgrades to low-income residents in the City through a combination of state, federal and local utility funding. To help continue the success of that program, we are looking for a Property Weatherization Specialist to conduct home energy audits and provide project management for multi-family apartment buildings with low-income tenants. Potential projects in the future may include single-family homes and multi-family properties and may include weatherization and/or other rehabilitation scopes of work. Properties that receive assistance must house income-eligible residents.

In this position, you will work to conduct energy audits of multi-family buildings, develop scopes of work in conjunction with funder rules and the property owner and provide technical assistance to the property owner during construction. In addition, you'll have the opportunity to work with a diverse population of property owners and tenants to answer questions about the program, energy efficiency upgrades and the construction process. Through this position, you'll make a lasting positive impact on the lives of Seattle's low-income residents.

Job Responsibilities:
What Do You Need?

You will be successful in this role if you are comfortable:

  • Using your skills to improve the health, safety, and energy savings for Seattle residents

  • Acting as a project manager to ensure that contractual timelines are met and all stakeholders are kept apprised of the status of scopes of work for weatherization projects

  • Providing excellent customer service in working with property owners and managers to explain the weatherization process, negotiate scopes of work and answer questions

  • Helping to resolve disputes with contractors and/or building owners during the construction process

Your effectiveness in this role will depend on your ability to:

  • Organize work, set priorities, and exercise sound professional judgement in the field

  • Build relationships with property owners and educate them about resources available through the weatherization program. Ensure that all projects meet requirements, standards, regulations, and codes across multiple groups, both internally and externally

  • Manage multiple projects at one time, with many being in different stages of development.

  • Review and approve contractor invoices and change orders prior to inspection

  • Communicate effectively with supervisors on progress of all projects, especially as related to funding deadlines. Pro-actively identify potential issues and brainstorm solutions

  • Perform progress inspections and work with contractors to ensure compliance with program requirements, regulations and codes; approve changes to the scope of work or extensions to contractual timelines; and completes closing construction documents

  • Communicate regularly with supervisor to prioritize projects, provide status updates, and troubleshoot issues

  • Work with Excel, Word, Access, and Outlook

  • Maintain written documentation of project developments, actions or issues; provide appropriate documentation for review of claims by the Law Department, as requested; and keep management apprised of problems or issues

  • Prepare and present energy audit report including technical and financial analyses. Reports must speak to variety of audiences including OH staff, management, and funder

  • Identify multi-family buildings for the weatherization pipeline providing analysis of building condition, proposed measures, funding, and building owner capacity

You will feel prepared to take on this role if you have experience with:

  • Washington State Low-Income Weatherization Program or other energy efficiency programs targeting low-income households

  • Using Energy audit software to determine cost-effectiveness of proposed work

  • Diagnostic equipment for pre and post testing, such as:

  • Manometer

  • Monoxor

  • Blower door

  • Pressure pan

  • Fan hood

  • Moisture meter

  • Infrared thermography

  • Conducting energy audits and recommending appropriate weatherization repairs

  • Working on multifamily building rehabilitation projects, especially multifamily building systems such as centralized HVAC, domestic hot water, lighting, etc.

  • Reading, understanding and interpreting construction plans and observing and analyzing status of work in the field

Qualifications:
In addition to the skills and experience mentioned above, you will need to possess the below required qualifications (or a combination of education and/or experience and/or training which provides an equivalent background required to perform the work of the class):

  • 3 years of current construction-related experience, particularly in housing rehabilitation or general construction practices

A Washington State Driver's License is required in order to be considered for the position. There is no equivalency for this requirement.

Due to the tasks associated with this role, you will also need to successfully pass the following:

  • Criminal Background Check

  • Driving Record Check

The City of Seattle will invest in your professional development by covering the costs associated with obtaining the below certification, which must be obtained within 6 months of your first day in the role:

  • Building Performance Institute (BPI) Energy Auditor Certification

The City of Seattle will also cover the costs associated with obtaining the below certifications, which must be obtained within 12 months of your first day in the role:

  • OSHA 10

  • CPR/First Aid

  • AHERA Asbestos Building Inspector

  • Mold Protocols

  • Moisture & Ventilation

  • WA State Lead Paint Inspector Certification

WORK ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

This position has a number of environmental considerations and physical constraints that the selected candidate must be able to work under, including:

  • Working outside in all types of weather with potential exposure to hazardous conditions resulting from disrepair of buildings, including broken water and sewer lines, garbage, and rodents

  • Climbing ladders, bending, standing, and crawling under buildings, in attics, and on roofs while conducting inspections

  • Frequent automobile travel within Seattle

  • Occasional overnight travel, mostly within Washington State, but also occasionally out of state

Additional Information: This position is classified as a Property Rehabilitation Specialist and is governed by a collective bargaining agreement between the City and the union, PTE Local 17 Technical Unit.

APPLICATION PROCESS:

To be considered for this position, please submit your complete application, resume, and cover letter at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/seattle no later than 4:00 PM Pacific Time on Tuesday, August 13, 2019.

This position is open to all candidates that meet the minimum qualifications. The Office of Housing values diverse perspectives and life experiences. Applicants will be considered regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age, sexual orientation, medical condition, or pregnancy. The Office of Housing encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, veterans, and those with diverse life experiences. If you have questions, please contact Lindsey King at Lindsey.King@seattle.gov.


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Property Weatherization & Rehabilitation Specialist

City Of Seattle, WA