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Energy Conservation Representative - Temporary Solutions

State of North Carolina
Raleigh, North Carolina, US
Closing date
Sep 21, 2021

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Consultancy/Private Sector, Government
Conservation science
Salary Type
Employment Type
Temporary / Seasonal
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Description of Work

NOTE: If you are a current NC State Government employee, you will not be considered for a temporary assignment. Temporary Solutions cannot accommodate dual employment.

Individuals hired into a temporary State job must be fully qualified for the job. OSHR supports the Governor's Job Ready initiative and seeks to expand a temporary's skill set to enhance their qualifications for State government and private sector jobs. Exposure to an agency's culture, process, procedures and potential learning opportunities can provide valuable experience to those who may ultimately seek permanent employment with the state.

This temporary position is located in Raleigh - Wake County. There are no leave or retirement benefits offered with this position. Visitwww.nctemporarysolutions.comfor employment information.

Job Order Hourly Rate of Pay: $27.00 (Based on education and/or years of relevant work experience reflected on the application)

This temporary position will be assigned to the Department of Environmental Quality - Weatherization Assistance Program.

Department Information:

The primary mission of the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is to provide science-based environmental stewardship for the health and prosperity of all North Carolinians. The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality is the lead stewardship agency for the protection of North Carolina's environmental resources. The organization, which has offices from the mountains to the coast, administers regulatory programs designed to protect air quality, water quality, and the public's health, and also works to advance an all-of-the-above energy strategy that fits North Carolina's needs. DEQ also offers technical assistance to businesses, farmers, local governments, and the public and encourages responsible behavior with respect to the environment through education programs provided at DEQ facilities and through the state's school system. DEQ touches the lives of all North Carolinians in many ways to enhance and ensure our quality of life. To learn more about the Department of Environmental Quality please visit our website at

State Energy Office Information:

The State Energy Office (SEO) serves as the agent of energy policy and energy program development to ensure a sustainable energy future for the citizens of North Carolina. SEO provides services and technical expertise focused on energy efficiency, encourages the growth and development of the state's energy economy, helps low-income residents save energy and reduce their utility bills, and works to increase the use of renewable energy and alternative fuels, serving as the principal source of information for these energy focus areas. SEO also provides staffing for the state Energy Policy Council. The SEO is made up of the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP), the State Energy Program (SEP) and the Utility Savings Initiative Program (USI). To learn more about the SEO, please visit our website at

Position Information:

This position serves in the WAP. The WAP is responsible for day-to-day management of the North Carolina Weatherization Assistance Program and the companion Heating Air Repair and Replacement Program (HARRP). Both programs are federally funded and provide funds to twenty local subgrantees who deliver services in all counties of the state. The local subgrantees are primarily local private nonprofit agencies who carry out activities to reduce energy costs and improve the health and safety of low-income families through the installation of insulation and other air infiltration and leakage prevention and energy saving measures. The major activity of this position is managing assigned subgrantees for program compliance: conducting desktop and on-site monitoring visits, providing training and technical assistance, preparing assessment reports, assessing neat/mhea energy audits, reviewing monthly financials, maintaining equipment lists/fair market price lists, and reviewing/approving annual applications for funding/subcontractor agreements. Quality Control Inspector Certification (QCI) is required at hire or within eleven (11) months of hire.

Programmatic Monitoring:

This position will conduct residential energy efficiency monitoring activities to determine compliance with the state and federal regulations for approximately ten (10) subgrantees receiving funds as part of the North Carolina Weatherization Assistance Program (NCWAP) and Heating Air Repair and Replacement Program (HARRP). The primary functions are on-site quality control inspections and assessment of weatherization service providers' program operations, including inspection of residential houses weatherized, review of program documentation and training/ technical assistance. The person will prepare comprehensive written reports of monitoring results and recommended corrective actions to alleviate or remedy deficiency situations, assess contractor activities for adherence to program guidelines, assess client data collection system/eligibility, services provided, and monthly reporting. Work requires 30% overnight travel and includes inspections that may require climbing or other physical demands. Perform other duties as assigned.

Training & Technical Assistance:

This position provides technical support to weatherization service providers throughout the year as needed, both onsite and remotely, determining training needs of the weatherization service providers. Training to includes Standard Work Specifications Installation Standards, Program & Budget Guidance, Weatherization Assistant Energy Modeling Software (NEAT/MHEA), ASHRAE 62.2, weatherization techniques and solutions to energy conversation inquiries from subgrantees by email/phone/or in person, Power Point Presentations for state-sponsored training or at conferences. Employee will also attend required trainings for professional development. Quality Control Inspector Certification (QCI) is required at hire or within eleven (11) months of hire.

Administrative/Fiscal Responsibilities:

This position reviews monthly reimbursement requests (286 forms) for accuracy prior to payment; review and approve all contracts between weatherization service providers and subcontractors including procurement documents, AR4CA database reports, review and approve subgrantee budgets/budget changes, amendments, subgrantee requests for weatherization, fuel switch requests, risk assessments, and generate compliance reports for federal funding sources.

The work schedule for this position is Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. and occasionally may require working beyond normal work schedule to meet the business need. This position is physically located in Raleigh, North Carolina, Wake County. However, Working Remotely outside of Wake County may be considered, with the employee attending occasional meetings at the Raleigh Office. Working Remotely means that applicant lives within a two-hour drive of Raleigh and maintains home-based office and is available for virtual meetings. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies

[NOTE: Qualified applicants must meet and CLEARLY reflect on their application training and experience and all knowledge, skills, abilities and any experience or competencies specified in posting and/or supplemental question(s) to be considered. NOTE: "See Resume" is not acceptable to show work history.]
  • Working knowledge of the construction techniques and materials associated with energy conservation projects
  • Working knowledge of energy modeling software
  • Ability to communicate effectively in verbal and written form
  • Microsoft Office Skills: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Must have a valid North Carolina Driver's License
  • Quality Control Inspector Certification (QCI) is required at hire or must be obtained within eleven (11) months of hire.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Bachelor's degree in business or public administration, engineering or construction technology from an appropriately accredited institution and one year of experience in administering grant contracts or supervising or performing energy conservation audit or construction projects; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Supplemental and Contact Information

Temporary Solutions

Office of State Human Resources

1110 Navaho Drive, Suite 200

Raleigh, NC 27609
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