Website Tallatoona CAP, Inc.
Tallatoona Community Action Partnership, Inc.
JOB TITLE: Weatherization Inspector
FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt
OFFICE LOCATION: Cartersville, GA (Central Office)
To assist low-income individuals and families to acquire useful skills and knowledge, to gain new opportunities, and to achieve self-sufficiency.
Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP)
The Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) increases the energy efficiency of dwellings owned or occupied by low-income persons. It requires advanced diagnostic skills and knowledge of how to implement cost-effective measures of selection and installation. Single-family homes, multifamily buildings, and mobile homes are eligible. Tallatoona Community Action Partnership provides WAP services to low-income clients in Bartow, Cobb, Floyd, Fulton, Gordon, Haralson, Paulding, and Polk counties.
The Weatherization Inspector must possess a general knowledge and understanding of regulations governing the U.S. Department of Energy’s Weatherization Assistance Program, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program. The Weatherization Inspection must also understand the WAP program per the contract administered by the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority (GEFA), OMB cost principles for non-profits, and Tallatoona CAP, Inc. policies and procedures.
The weatherization inspector is responsible for the supervision of assigned WAP projects, ordering materials and the storage and safety of job materials. This position will be performing the final inspection on completed units to ensure that it aligns with the Georgia WAP Field Guides, State Plan, and Health and Safety Plan. The Weatherization Inspector reports directly to the Weatherization Foreman.
General Duties and Responsibilities
- Complete and submit monthly reports per contract and other reports as necessary
- Ensure compliance with the terms and conditions of the “Georgia Low-Income Weatherization Assistance Plan”
- Ensures a quality, comprehensive weatherization service is provided at a consistently high level of effectiveness and program accountability
- Ensure safe Weatherization practices are performed and compliance to OSHA Safety Standards in order to safeguard the property of clients
Inspector/Assessor Duties and Responsibilities
- Use engineering skills to perform initial residential energy audits on client homes to determine cost of effective energy conservation measures. Utilize all health and safety measures to install per WAP program guidelines.
- Prepare work orders for contractors’ bids
- Perform routine inspections of projects during operations for regulatory compliance monitoring
- Perform a thorough final inspection of all Weatherization projects upon completion to insure compliance to GEFA requirements, specifications, building codes, other regulations and Tallatoona CAP, Inc. standards
- Complete and post Attic Certifications as required
- Submit required reports in a timely manner
- Perform other duties as required or directed
Physical Demands/Work Environment
The Weatherization Inspector routinely interacts with staff, clients and vendors. The usual and customary methods of performing the job functions require the following physical demands: some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling; some climbing and balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching and or crawling. Regularly lift and/or move up to 20 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. The job is performed under some temperature and climate extremes and some hazardous conditions.
Skills and Abilities:
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Capable of working with diverse populations.
- Data entry and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel) computer skills.
- Ability to organize, plan and schedule multiple jobs and multi-task.
- Must be willing and able to climb a ladder, access attics and crawl spaces.
- Experienced driver with valid GA driver’s license, access to an automobile and adequate liability insurance.
- Be willing and able to travel to the eight county territory and attend trainings as required.
- Meet agency attendance policy.
- Must possess a high school diploma or GED equivalency.
- QCI Certification Required
- Home Energy Inspector – Strongly preferred, but will consider candidates with five or more years of experience with residential energy audits, residential construction or building inspection experience.
- Knowledge of NEAT/MHEA energy audits preferred
- Knowledge of Lead Safety for Renovation, Repair and Painting – Certification preferred
- Basic knowledge of carpentry (background in residential construction preferred) including a working knowledge of calibrated, hand and power tools
- Knowledge in use of blower door, infrared camera, and combustion appliance zone (CAZ) testing equipment is desirable
- Attend and complete mandatory training to enhance job skills as required and receive a minimum “satisfactory” grade in order to continue employment
Tallatoona is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Tallatoona does not and will not discriminate in employment and/or personnel practices on the basis of race, gender, age, disability, religion, national origin or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. Hiring, transferring and promotion practices are also performed without regard to these items.
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