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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Job Details for 1922 - Weatherization Program Manager

Job Description

FLSA STATUS:    Exempt
GRADE:    312

Under direction; performs work of considerable difficulty in the formulation, development, implementation and supervision of programs and activities within the Weatherization Unit of the Community Services Department; assists the appropriate division Administrator; performs related work as required.

An employee in this class spends a considerable amount of time supervising, planning, coordinating, and implementing policies and goals for assigned staff. Independent judgment is required to interpret policies and resolve problems as they occur. Direction is received for the appropriate Administrator.

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.

•    Supervises the work of subordinate personnel engaged in weatherization work including but not limited to energy audits, quality control inspections, weatherization assessments, in-process and final inspections
•    Recommends hires and promotions, directs and evaluates employment decisions for all assigned positions
•    Develops, organizes and coordinates the implementation of established goals, objectives, plans, and daily activities of the Weatherization Program
•    Monitors, researches, and participates in activities that will promote these programs/projects
•    Prepares and submits grant application components
•    Monitors funding levels and assignment of work to appropriate grant funds
•    Works with other County Departments to appropriate procure contractors and ensure proper and prompt payment for work performed
•    Ensure contractor and client files contain required documentation
•    Monitors the work of contractors and appropriately handles issues and solves problems
•    Manages the timeliness of the Weatherization Program
•    Ensures compliance with division policies and procedures and applicable regulations
•    Assist with assessments and inspections as necessary
•    Maintains statistics of clients served
•    Prepare reports
•    Updates WeatherWorks database
•    Maintains regular attendance and punctuality

•    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.

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:
•    Weatherization programs, resources and practices
•    Principles and practices of effective supervision
•    Planning, organizing and implementing strategies related to grants
•    County, State and Federal laws, rules and regulations pertaining to Weatherization
•    Geography of the County
•    Current office practices, procedures and equipment
•    County policies and procedures
•    Management and leadership principles

Skill in:
•    Planning, organizing, directing and controlling the work of others
•    Analyzing facts and in exercising sound judgments
•    Understanding problems, needs and motivations of social service clients and staff
•    Applying complex standards and guidelines
•    Initiating and communicating with external organizations
•    Interpreting regulations and policies to ensure program compliance
•    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
•    Planning, scheduling and supervising the work of others

Ability to:
•    Supervise staff
•    Manage relationships with contractors
•    Manage program finances and timelines
•    Work collaboratively with other County departments
•    Manage projects and multiple priorities simultaneously
•    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
•    Convey excellent oral and written communication
•    Work effectively under stress
•    Maintain confidentiality
•    Monitor and evaluate employees
•    Prioritize and assign work
•    Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals
•    Plan, organize, manage and evaluate the work of the division to ensure efficient, timely and cost-effective services
•    Plan, analyze, and evaluate programs and services, operational needs, and fiscal constraints
•    Provide leadership to effectively resolve issues

Exercises supervision of personnel in related area of responsibility.

Completion of a Bachelor’s Degree in Construction Management, Public Administration, Health Service Administration, Business, Finance or related field.  Three years of experience overseeing a Community Development and/or housing program and three years of experience in one of the construction fields (zoning, code enforcement, engineering, weatherization or related field), and one year of supervisor experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

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.

Medium Work:  When out in the field will be required to walk, reach with hands and/or arms, climb, crouch, or stoop. Will exert up to 40 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

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.

Light Work: Exerting up to 20 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.  

This position requires certification by the State of Illinois as a Weatherization Assessor.  Must possess and maintain in good standing a valid Illinois driver’s license.