Title: Weatherization and Housing Rehabilitation Auditor/Inspector

Office Location: St. Helens, Oregon

Work Locations: Clatsop, Tillamook, and Columbia Counties Position Classification: Program Specialist IV – Non Exempt Position Supervises: None

Position Reports to: Program Manager – Housing Rehabilitation and Weatherization

Position Coordinates effectively with: CAT Executive Director, Fiscal Director and Department Staff, Community Investment Program Managers, staff of the Community and Human Investment areas, our internal and external partner/funding agencies, and others as developed.

Salary: Program Specialist V ($23.35-$39.94/hour)

Hours Worked: 1 FTE position with the majority of work done between 8:30-5:00. There may be occasional evening and weekend requirements for meetings or service delivery.

Position Summary:

In support of the Agency’s Mission the Weatherization and Housing Rehabilitation Auditor/ Inspector will deliver weatherization, and housing rehabilitation services, to eligible households as regulated by the programs’ funding sources. On-site visits are performed at eligible clients’s homes to determine cost effective weatherization andhealth and safety measures, structural and remedial repairs. The position will be responsible for: initial weatherization and rehabilitation inspections, energy audits, use of computerized audit tools and cost estimators, preparation of specifications,work orders, contracts, coordination of weatherization project activities with participating utilities, inspection of completed weatherization and rehabilitation projects for compliance with specifications, creation of program budgets, and program planning. The position will work as a team with other staff in the Weatherization and Housing Rehabilitation Programs to ensure optimum delivery of services to clients and to meet compliance objectives..

Major Duties and Responsibilities for Housing Rehabilitation Program

  • Inspect properties, prepare cost estimates, determine eligible repairs, specify the proposed work and let bids on same.
  • Schedule lead testing, review results and coordinate lead safe work activities with contractors, homeowners and inspectors.
  • Perform diagnostics as required by funding source(s) supporting the housing rehabilitation project activities.
  • Install CO and smoke alarms.
  • Review bids with owners, determine actual work to be contracted.
  • Preparation of development plans.
  • Presentation of rehabilitation files to loan or grant committee for approval.
  • Prepare owner-contractor agreements and conduct pre-construction conferences.
  • Inspect work for compliance with contract specifications and authorize payments.
  • Negotiate conflicts between owners and contractors.
  • Coordinate loan and grant related activities with lending institutions, government agencies, contractors and homeowners.
  • Thorough knowledge of federal, state and local regulations as apply to Housing Rehab.
  • Assist in training WX staff and contractors on best practice on the SWS.

Requirements for Housing Rehabilitation Program

  • The following Rehab certifications, or their equivalents, must be held and and any new funder required certifications obtained:
    • Healthy Homes Training as provided by Oregon Training Institute
    • Mold and Moisture Control Training as provided by Oregon Training Institute
    • HUD Lead Based Paint Requirements Training
    • Other trainings as made available by Housing Rehabilitation Funders, the Network and the Agency

Other Requirements

  • Possession of a Valid Driver’s License with an insurable driving record to operate an agency vehicle.
  • Pass a criminal background check and pre-employment drug screening; however, a conviction of a crime may not necessarily disqualify an individual from this position.
  • Attend Staff meetings and Community Investment Department meetings as scheduled.
  • Attend conferences, trainings, meetings and retreats as required by agency.
  • Other duties as assigned by CAT Management.

Qualifications:

  • High school graduate plus two years of college or equivalent experience in the weatherization,construction or real estate fields, including at least two of the following areas of proficiency:
    • Construction Techniques
    • Weatherization Techniques
    • Construction Specialties
    • Skills in bid package preparation, including cost estimating
    • Knowledge of OHSA requirements and building codes
  • Ability to safely operate equipment in the field including ladders, diagnostic and combustion equipment, power tools and hand tools.
  • Computer skills, especially use of weatherizaton auditing tools, construction estimators and spreadsheets.
  • Accurate record keeping skills.
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret government regulations, technical procedures, specifications and building codes.
  • Independent decision making skills and the ability to follow through with positive results
  • Negotiation skills are essential
  • Abililty to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Excellent time management skills; proven experience meeting project time lines.
  • Dedication to working collaboratively as a team as well as motivated to work independently.
  • Must be a strong people-type person; demonstrated ability to work well with persons from all walks of life andcultural backgrounds; with subcontractors, vendors, co-workers, government agencies and the general public.

Work Environment, Work Conditions, Physical Demands:

  • The work conditions described below are representative of those that are typical of the job and must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
    • The homes are in disrepair and may contain lead paint and asbestos.
    • Work is often performed in tight spaces like attics and underfloors. They are very dusty, dirty, moldy and muddy.
    • There can be snakes, spiders, rodents and other animals in areas where work is performed.
    • Power tools that are loud and cause flying debris are used.
    • Work is performed outside in all types of weather conditions including but not limited to high and low temperatures, wet and/or humid conditions.
    • Many of the clients served have special needs that require adaption of communication style to meet their needs.
  • While performing the duties of the job, the employee is required to stand; walk; use hands to handle, feel, or operate objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel crouch, or crawl; talk or hear; and smell.
  • There is continuous mental/visual demand for constant alertness or activity that requires hand/eye coordination.
  • The position requires frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing up to 25 pounds with occasional lifting and/or moving of 50 pounds.

To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter and a resume indicating your preparation for and interest in theposition to: Darlene Smith, Administrative Assistant, 125 N 17th St. St Helens, OR 97051. Or email to dadmin@cat-team.org.

Community Action Team, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer