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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Job Details for 1921 - Weatherization Program Assessor

Job Description

FLSA STATUS:    Non-Exempt
GRADE:    210

POSITION SUMMARY
Under general supervision; performs work of moderate difficulty in inspecting and assessing residential and multi-family homes for the purpose of improving weatherization of the structure; performs related work as required.

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
An employee in this class is responsible for making weatherization assessments and recommendations in accordance with weatherization program standards and local building codes. Conduct Quality Control Inspections of work performed under the program. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Weatherization Manager.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The list of duties and responsibilities is illustrative only, and is not a comprehensive listing of all the duties and responsibilities performed by positions in this class.

•    Inspects residential and multi-family structures at initial and progressive stages of weatherization assessment and implementation for conformance with County Ordinances, building codes and state program guidelines
•    Conducts safety and energy audits
•    Tests heating system and condition of unit
•    Inspects the distribution system
•    Inspects all attic areas for access and existing insulation levels
•    Measure Combustion Appliance Zone (CAZ) pressure and record measurements
•    Address and resolve health and safety concerns within the residence
•    Perform the initial home depressurization test to determine the home building tightness limit
•    Provide assistance and act as the liaison between the state agency, homeowners, and contractors in determining the most economical and functional way of correcting weatherization deficiencies in conformance with the intent set forth in the program guidelines
•    Makes client referrals to other existing human service programs
•    Makes on-site inspections of work in progress to insure conformance with program specifications, materials and building codes
•    Conduct quality control inspections to verify requested work is completed by assigned contractor(s)
•    Maintains detailed records and makes reports of inspections
•    Performs record search to determine accuracy of data such as location, ownership, district and legal description
•    Prepare and complete reports for each assigned assessment
•    Compile and submit data for multi-family project assessments to the state for review
•    Assigns projects to pre-determined group of contractors on a rotating basis
•    Maintains regular attendance and punctuality

NON-ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
•    Adjusts work assignments and schedules in the event of an emergency to participate in emergency preparedness, response, and recovery activities as assigned.
•    Depending on assignment may maintain required emergency management training, licensure and/or certifications.
•    Performs related duties as required or assigned within job classification.

QUALIFICATIONS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and /or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Knowledge of:
•    Geography of the County
•    Methods and practices used in housing construction and repair
•    Building methods, science, equipment, and materials
•    Residential building codes and program guidelines for purposes of evaluation and assessment of buildings and their conditions
•    Bookkeeping/record keeping practices
•    Current office practices, procedures and equipment
•    County policies and procedures
•    Applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, regulations, codes, and/or statutes

Skill in:
•    Interpreting and applying complex instructions and standards
•    Time management and meeting deadlines
•    Using computer hardware and software including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, email, etc
•    Applying an acquired knowledge of procedures, rules, regulations and services applicable to the assigned office

Ability to:
•    Plan, organize, manage and evaluate the work of the division to ensure efficient, timely and cost-effective services
•    Prioritize and assigning work
•    Manage projects and multiple priorities simultaneously
•    Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals
•    Plan, analyze and evaluate programs and services, operational needs and fiscal constraints
•    Establish and maintain effective working relationships with department and division staff, other departments and others, such as vendors
•    Communicate and use interpersonal skills to interact with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. to sufficiently exchange or convey information and to receive work direction
•    Ensure compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations
•    Work effectively under stress
•    Maintain confidentiality

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
None.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Two years of college course work in accounting or business administration and one year of experience working in one of the construction fields; zoning, code enforcement, engineering, or related field or an equivalent combination of training and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Light Work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body.  Use of arm and /or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than for sedentary work

WORK ENVIRONMENT
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The work will occur in an office and field environment. While performing the duties and responsibilities the employee may be exposed to moving mechanical parts, vibrations, loud noise, noxious odors, dusts, poor ventilation, unsanitary conditions, chemicals, oils, electricity, extreme temperatures, inadequate lighting, work space restrictions, intense noises, travel, and other related conditions and situations.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Must possess and maintain in good standing a valid Illinois driver’s license.