Kitsap Community Resources Weatherization Building Analyst in Bremerton, Washington
Weatherization Building Analyst
Division: Housing & Community Support Services
Reports to: Weatherization Manager
FLSA Class: Non-exempt
Job Type: Full Time
Salary: $25.00 to $30.46
The Weatherization Program Building Analyst performs home energy assessments and health and safety inspections in residential structures for Kitsap Community Resources' clients in Kitsap County.
The Building Analyst will utilize training and experience provided by Kitsap Community Resources to evaluate the energy impact and safety of building components. They will gather data, conduct testing with diagnostic instruments, and use energy modeling software to identify opportunities for energy saving and improvement of health and safety hazards for building occupants. They will also write a comprehensive scope of work for needed repairs and retrofits and work with a base of experienced contractors to ensure correct work outcomes for client's homes.
Building Analysts have the ability to achieve paid promotions to the Certified Energy Auditor and Certified Quality Control Inspector positions with additional experience and training.
Company paid for employee:
Life Insurance, Short Term Disability
401K after the first year of employment
Options to work 4/10's
Minimum 3 years education/experience in residential construction, or 2 years education/experience in weatherization retrofit work, or other home performance related fields, or a combination of education/experience between the two equal to 3 years.
High School Diploma or GED
BPI certified Building Analyst, or Energy Auditor/Quality Control Inspector
Understanding of building science principles and application
Knowledge of home HVAC systems
Knowledge of TREAT, ECOS, or other energy modeling software
Knowledge of combustion safety testing practices
Knowledge of diagnostic tools used in the performance of weatherization audits (blower doors, manometers, fan flow meters, etc.)
Experience in residential construction and carpentry
Knowledge of residential construction and carpentry
Experience with weatherization retrofit work and measure installations
Experience with MS office applications
Willing to train if experience does not meet requirements
SKILLS & ABILITIES
Basic proficiency in mathematical computation
Basic mechanical skill and ability to utilize basic hand and power tools
Willing to work outside in all types of weather with potential exposure to conditions resulting from varied disrepair of buildings, sometime including garbage, sewage, and rodents
Must have the ability to climb ladders, crawl under buildings, including crawl spaces, attics, and roofs
Good problem solving/troubleshooting, analytical and technical skills
Ability to multi-task multiple projects at the same time and work both independently and as a positive team member
Ability to work with diverse populations including low-income clients
Ability to pass a Washington State criminal background check
LICENSE(S) AND/OR CERTIFICATIONS
Acquire Building Performance Institute (BPI)Building Analyst certification – within 1 year of hire
Valid Washington State Driver's License
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSBILITIES
Reports to Weatherization Manager and accepts team assignments.
Makes contact and gathers required information for audits from clients.
Independently performs energy audits, checking homes for insulation levels (walls, under floors, ceilings) and structural integrity (walls, floors, roofs)
Identifies health and safety issues found during the energy audit and educates clients regarding them
Identifies primary and secondary heat sources as well as any combustion appliances and performs combustion safety testing
Performs diagnostic tests on homes and their systems utilizing blower doors, manometers, and other diagnostic equipment
Installs simple items such as LED light bulbs, smoke & Carbon monoxide detectors, and faucet aerators
Makes rough drawings of homes, detailing all door and window openings and sizes. Takes and documents all measurements for floor plans
Inputs audit information and data into documents, data bases, and programs including energy modeling software
Writes detailed scopes of work for contractors and works with contractors to ensure that scopes of work are completed as designed
Attends state and local trainings as requested, occasional travel required
Accepts other duties as assigned
ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL/MENTAL FUNCTIONS
Requires walking, reaching/stretching, intermittent sitting
Twisting, crawling in confined spaces, bending, climbing ladders and walking narrow surfaces
Must be able to regularly lift 30lbs and occasionally lift up to 50 pounds
Climbing ladders and possibly walking on roofs.
Requires accuracy with numbers and basic math proficiency
Requires the ability to communicate well with diverse groups of people
Requires the ability to exercise tact and diplomacy
Must be able to exhibit regular attendance.
Kitsap Community Resources core values are a vital part of each position and employees are expected to uphold them to the fullest.
Integrity – taking care to honor our commitments in an ethical manner
Compassion – genuinely empathizing with those we serve
Excellence – demonstrating a high level of performance in all we do
Diversity – showing honor and respect to all individuals we serve
Collaboration – so we seek out partnership opportunities
Teamwork – supporting our employees and partners as we fulfill our mission
KCR recognizes that ideas come from a diverse mix of minds, backgrounds and experiences. KCR is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, by honoring experiences, perspectives and unique identities of the community in which we serve. KCR provides equal opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, nation of origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic disposition, disability, veteran status or any other protected category under federal, state, and local law.
All duties and requirements listed in this job description are essential job functions and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position; employees will be requested to follow any other job-related instructions and perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor.
KITSAP COMMUNITY RESOURCES (KCR) is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. KCR is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at KCR are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex, pregnancy, age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. KCR will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.