Position Energy Programs Manager
Classification HS01-04 ($54,899 - $57,412 - $60,601 - $63,792)
Positions Supervised Energy Auditor, Energy Programs HVAC Inspector, Energy Programs Crew Leader, Weatherization Coordinator, Program Assistant
Essential Function of the Job:
The Energy Programs Manager is responsible for the day-to-day oversight of several EightCAP, Inc. Programs including: the Department of Energy’s Weatherization Assistance Program (“WAP”), the LIHEAP Weatherization program, Energy Optimization, and other federal-, state-, and locally-funded programs designed to lower the energy costs of low-income households. The overall goal of these programs is to ensure that the houses of low-income families are safe and as energy efficient as reasonably possible. This position will serve as the WAP manager for the Agency.
Examples of Work:
(Any one position may not include all duties listed nor do the listed examples include all tasks which may be found in the position of this class.)
- Directs the overall program operations to ensure that all aspects of energy conservation, efficiency, and education programs are carried out in accordance with applicable Community Services Policy Manuals, laws, rules, and regulations.
- Provides fiscal oversight of program operations, budgets, and financial reporting.
- Generate, review, and approve of all required programmatic reports, program expenditures (including Health & Safety measures and expenditures), contractor-submitted documentation, and other required documentation.
- Identify and implement best practices related to energy conservation and the Weatherization Assistance Program.
- Develop and participate in program outreach/community education/community collaborative efforts.
- Determine the eligibility of applicants for the programs.
- Accurately maintain electronic records and hard-copy client files.
- Oversee WAP inspection/construction production schedule including the health/safety inspection, energy audit, contractors’ work, quality control inspection, and any follow-up work needed.
- Develop and implement quality control processes, training, and technical assistance plans to address the training needs for Energy Program staff members as well as contractors/sub-contractors based on best practices and the requirements of funding sources.
- Coordinate and serve as the agency’s lead contact during programmatic and technical monitoring visits of EightCAP’s Energy Conservation programs by the State of Michigan – Department of Human Services, Michigan Community Action, Department of Energy, etc.
- Develop applications and funding requests to current and potential federal-, state-, and local funding sources including the development of budgets (in consultation with the Vice President of Finance), production plans narratives, and other portions of the plans.
- Lead “Request for Proposal” (RFP) processes related to Energy Programs in accordance with the agency’s Financial Policies and other relevant rules/regulations.
- Selects and supervises personnel for Energy Conservation programs and initiatives.
- Work in a congenial, professional manner with EightCAP department heads, staff members, community partners, clients, and other stakeholders.
- Resolve disputes between WAP clients and contractors, per EightCAP complaint procedures.
- Develop and implement client education strategies to be implemented by agency staff that will help clients in understanding their energy usage, how to conserve energy, how to maintain a healthy home, etc.
- Communicate regularly with supervisor.
- May serve as Acting President in the absence of the President unless otherwise decided by the Board Chairperson.
- Perform other related duties as assigned.
Requirements of Work
- Ability to identify community needs and coordinate these needs with existing and potential human service programs.
- Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing.
- Ability to direct and coordinate staff activities.
- Knowledge of construction and energy conservation practices.
- Ability to use computer software comparable to Windows Office Suite/hardware including computer, scanner, fax, copier, and printer.
- Must have a valid driver’s license.
- Must have a residential builder’s license (within 6 months of hire.)
- Energy Auditor certification (within one year of hire date).
- A satisfactory review of criminal history check including Michigan’s Internet Criminal History Access Tool (ICHAT), National Sex Offender Registry, Michigan Public Sex Offender Registry, Central Registry (DHHS Clearance), and others as appropriate.
- Effective, January 31, 2022, all EightCAP staff must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Exemptions may be granted for individuals who request and receive an exemption from vaccination because of a:
- Medical condition, or medical necessity requires a delay in vaccination, as documented by a licensed medical practitioner (as a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act)
- Sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance (established under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964).
Those who are granted an exemption for one of the reasons listed above are required to undergo weekly testing for current SARS COV-2 infection.
Aside from those who are granted exemptions for one of the reasons above, there is no testing option as an alternative to the vaccine requirement.
Desirable Minimum Training and Experience
- Associate’s Degree; supplemented by at least two years previous experience in energy conservation, construction, contracting, home rehabilitation, or carpentry. Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
- Two years supervision experience.
- Two years of experience in Administration and/or business management.
- Experience in administering programs that are funded by state or federal grants preferred.