This position is open until filled; however, to ensure consideration applications should be received by August 14, 2023 at 4:30 p.m.
King County Housing Authority (KCHA) is currently recruiting for a seasoned Multi-Family Weatherization Coordinator to fill a position at our central campus in Tukwila, WA.
KCHA administers the Low-Income Weatherization Assistance Program (LIWAP) in King County outside of Seattle. This program receives funding from the State Department of Commerce and Puget Sound Energy. The individual selected for this role will support this program and will perform technical work in energy auditing and construction oversight for energy conservation projects in multifamily properties. Projects may sometimes include single family and mobile homes. Projects may be owned by private individuals, non-profit organizations, KCHA, or other housing authorities. Properties that receive assistance must house income eligible residents.
Under the general supervision of the Construction Project Manager, the Multi-family Weatherization Coordinator will:
• Conduct energy audits in compliance with procedures and processes of the LIWAP to determine energy conservation opportunities;
• Evaluate the cost-effectiveness of identified opportunities and developing scopes of work;
• Prepare contracts or work orders for contractors;
• Oversee work and conducti inspections;
• Represent the Authority on a daily basis in making decisions to troubleshoot issues and unforeseen construction complications on site;
• Serve as a technical liaison between the contractor, the owner/landlord and the Authority;
• May be responsible for the preparation of contract documents and the procurement of contracted services.
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The Multi-Family Weatherization Coordinator will:
• Oversee contractors and construction projects ensuring work performed is in compliance with the construction documentation; work with contractors to take corrective action when needed; prepare and submit reports to management on project progress and issues if necessary.
• Develop contract documents; facilitate approvals and procure services as required.
• Inspect construction codes, contract, and specifications to verify procedural compliance; conduct frequent inspections on contractor work to verify accuracy and compliance for building code approvals.
• Prepare a variety of bid documentation for proposals; prepare initial project schedules.
• Monitor work performed ensuring compliance with documented and verbal expectations; review proposed or active project schedules and critical paths; ensure contractor schedule compliance and organize corrective action if required; prepare project progress reports for submission to appropriate agency as requested by management.
• Review and prepare construction plans, specifications, and drawings to ensure compliance with building and construction specifications.
• Prepare construction inspection reports based on project field notes and digital imaging construction data; coordinate details with project managers and building design consultants; ensure compliance of construction documents, codes, and proper construction procedures.
• Act as liaison between clients, agencies, and contractors; assist clients through the weatherization/repair process; assist in mediating disputes and resolving concerns and issues as required.
• Maintain property information libraries; collect and archive various data, construction drawings, and hazardous material information.
• Plan and arrange meetings with internal and external stakeholders as necessary.
• Participate in professional repair and weatherization committees; conduct and evaluate weatherization program building energy audit usage; prepare recommendations to achieve energy efficiency within funding guidelines; research new products and techniques to improve the program; perform software cost effectiveness analysis to establish scope of work; provide education related to weatherization and repair.
Qualifications and Competencies
• Associate's Degree AND
• Considerable experience in building and infrastructure construction, project management, residential renovation projects with some management or supervisory experience OR
• An equivalent combination of experience and education that provides the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of this position.
Work requires the ability to:
• Demonstrate understanding of energy issues and the audit techniques necessary to identify cost effective energy conservation work in multifamily properties;
• Assess electric base load (water heaters, refrigerators, light bulbs, lighting fixtures, and space heaters), air leakage, mechanical ventilation, indoor air quality, energy-related health & safety measures, and applicable weatherization-related repairs;
• Utilize diagnostic equipment such as a blower door, pressure pan, moisture meter, and infrared thermography to measure existing conditions;
• Demonstrate knowledge and ability to operate the relevant diagnostic equipment to test both pre- and post-weatherization building conditions and to interpret the results both as they relate to developing work scopes and to inspection of completed work;
• Accurately read, understand, and interpret construction plans; accurately observe the status of work in the field and determine if contracts and specifications are being followed;
• Organize work, set priorities and exercise sound professional judgment;
• Exercise tact and diplomacy when conducting on-site inspections is required.
Work will require:
• Experience working in federal, state, or utility-funded weatherization assistance programs that target low-income residents is preferred, as is experience with the Targeted Residential Energy Analysis Tools (TREAT) software, or an equivalent.
• Experience with proper construction inspection techniques; construction scheduling and the kinds of conditions which may cause delays in construction;
• Effective methods of communication and interpersonal relations.
• Certification as a Building Analyst (BA), an Energy Analyst (EA) or a Quality Control Inspector (QCI) by the Building Performance Institute (BPI). In addition to the Home Energy Professional certification, Multi-Family Weatherization Coordinators must also receive the supplemental Multi-Family training and pass the test.
• Consent to and pass a driver's and criminal records background check.
• Possess a valid driver's license to regularly travel between work sites. Must have an acceptable driving record at time of appointment and throughout employment.
Position Information and Application Process
To be considered for this opportunity an applicant will need to:
• Complete the online application profile in its entirety.
• Upload a cover letter that addresses how your experience and education qualifies you to perform the essential functions listed in the job announcement. (Cover Letter)
• Upload a detailed résumé of all educational and professional experience. (Résumé)
Salary & Benefits:
The salary range of this position is $74,268.00 - $90,978.00 annually. Performance based merit increase opportunities and COLAs are reviewed on an annual basis. A comprehensive health care benefits package for you and your dependents includes medical, dental and vision insurance, life and long-term disability insurance plans, vacation, sick and personal leave, tuition reimbursement, and retirement benefits are also available. For more details regarding KCHA comprehensive benefits, please visit our benefits page.
Incumbent(s) must be able to meet the physical requirements of the classification and have mobility, balance, coordination, vision, hearing and dexterity levels appropriate to the functions performed. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Work is performed primarily outdoors in a variety of weather conditions and is likely to encounter unsanitary and/or unsafe conditions at the construction site. Safety equipment such as a hard hat, safety vest, goggles, and steel-tipped safety shoes are worn. Drives a vehicle to and from work sites in a variety of weather conditions.
This work requires the regular exertion of up to 10 pounds of force, occasional exertion of up to 25 pounds of force; work regularly requires standing, walking, sitting, speaking or hearing and using hands to finger, handle or feel and occasionally requires climbing or balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling, reaching with hands and arms, tasting or smelling, pushing or pulling, lifting and repetitive motions; work has standard vision requirements; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word and conveying detailed or important instructions to others accurately, loudly or quickly; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels and to receive detailed information through oral communications and/or to make fine distinctions in sound; work requires preparing and analyzing written or computer data, visual inspection involving small defects and/or small parts, using of measuring devices, operating machines, operating motor vehicles or equipment and observing general surroundings and activities; work occasionally requires wet, humid conditions (non-weather), working near moving mechanical parts, working in high, precarious places, exposure to fumes or airborne particles, exposure to toxic or caustic chemicals, exposure to outdoor weather conditions, exposure to extreme heat (non-weather), exposure to the risk of electrical shock and wearing a self-contained breathing apparatus; work is generally in a moderately noisy location (e.g. business office, light traffic).
King County Housing Authority is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.