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Employer:  Ecology Action.
Categories:  Energy
Travel Required:  51-75%
Job Type:  Contract
Preferred Degree:  Associate
Experience Required:  4-5 years
State/Province:  CA - California
City:  Santa Cruz
Salary:  non-disclosed
Job Description: 


Location: Silicon Valley Area, CA
Salary Range: TBD Based on qualifications
Exempt/Non-Exempt: Exempt
Benefits: Ecology Action offers a generous benefit package that includes a cafeteria plan with medical, dental, and flexible spending benefits; a 401k-retirement plan with 4% employer match; and group life insurance.
Employment Type: Full Time
Description: Ecology Action is an environmental public benefit corporation (non-profit) serving California communities by partnering with local and regional governments, regulatory agencies, and utilities to provide conservation and greenhouse gas reduction services such as pollution prevention, transportation alternatives, recycling and waste minimization, and energy efficiency. Ecology Action is engaged with PG&E and the Silicon Valley Energy Watch Program to deliver an innovative new program to home based businesses in Santa Clara County. The Silicon Valley Energy Watch HomeBiz program will provide these PG&E customers with energy efficiency solutions that help reduce their annual energy consumption and provide potential savings on their utility bills. 

Project Summary and Responsibilities
The Silicon Valley Energy Watch HomeBiz Energy Auditor will conduct Energy Upgrade California Program BPI energy assessments and work with the selected EUC participating contractor to specify and sell the job to the customer. 
Duties: • Perform Energy Upgrade California BPI audits for SVEW HomeBiz Customers
• Develop customer specific recommendations for Energy Upgrade California energy efficiency upgrade based on BPI energy assessment
• Develop job specification for the customer
• Present the customer with the job specification and get signed intent to proceed from customer
• Work with selected Energy Upgrade California participating contractor to schedule upgrade
• Upon completion of the Energy Upgrade California energy efficiency upgrade perform BPI test-out.
• Work with selected Energy Upgrade California Participating contractor to apply for EUC rebate
• Serve as in-house technical expert on whole house building science, certification programs, general contracting and permitting, retrofits, and other home performance tools and resources 
• Liaise with permitting departments as necessary to increase program awareness and uptake, and to streamline the process
• Coordinate with and assist program manager and outreach staff to drive program participation and customer uptake
• Careful tracking, monitoring, and reporting on program metrics; budget tracking and progress toward goals/deliverables

Minimum Qualifications:
• Associate’s Degree and/or Vocational Certification in a relevant field and five (5) years of relevant experience in areas of general construction, whole house building science, green building techniques, energy efficiency, course development and/or instruction, or other equivalent combinations of education and experience.
• CalCERTS certified Building Performance Contractor with current BPI, BPC and HERS II certifications
• Excellent communication skills to effectively communicate subject matter content and the ability to relate to a diverse population in various multicultural environments.
• 3 years of direct experience performing BPI and or HERS II assessments
• 2 years of direct experience working with the Energy Upgrade California Program
• Working knowledge of building sciences in residential, multi-family, and commercial buildings, energy auditing, energy efficiency and energy management practices gained through training and field experience.
• Proficient computing skills including Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Additional Desired Qualifications: 
• Good standing as a Energy Upgrade California Participating contractor
• Building Performance Institute Proctor certification
• Additional BPI certification(s) such as Multifamily, Heating, Envelope or others
• Additional professional certification(s): LEED AP, NABCEP, etc. 
• General Contractors License
• Green Building design, construction and maintenance knowledge
• Real estate, construction management, or general contracting experience
• Familiarity with Energy Management Systems
• Understanding of renewable energy systems design and installation
• Familiarity with water efficiency measures and current techniques
• Multi-lingual – for example, two or more of the following languages - Spanish, English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Russian, Tagalog, or others.

Ecology Action offers a competitive salary. Driving an insured personal vehicle on company business is required, and reimbursement is provided at the current IRS mileage rate. This EUC program is funded through December 2012 only. The goal is to secure on-going funding and continue the program beyond that date. 

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. While performing the duties of the job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, talk and hear, and use a computer keyboard and monitor. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. The employee must be able to drive a vehicle. 

Work Environment
Generally, the work environment is an office setting at Ecology Action’s office in Santa Cruz, CA., if the employee is based in Santa Cruz. If the employee is based elsewhere in the state, a home office may be considered. This position requires extensive travel (50% to 70%). 

Other languages:  Spanish
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