OVERTIME: Exempt X Non-Exempt
JOB TITLE: Conservation Analyst & Inspector
CLASSIFICATION: IBEW Clerical Technical
Electric & Telecommunications – Conservation Division (Energy & Water)
DATE: September 21, 2004
PURPOSE OF POSITION:
Conduct a variety of energy and/or water audits and inspections to reduce usage, encourage conservation
and improve air quality. Prepare literature, respond to inquiries, provide assistance to builders/applicants
and monitor program activities.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Conduct energy and water audits and inspections for program applicants and participants. Review plans
and provide technical and design assistance. Inspect building construction and remodels to assure correct
installation of energy/water saving measures. Calculate energy/water usage estimates and prepare
related participation forms and papers.
Monitor air quality situations and notify and educate potential violators. Coordinate with other agencies on
air quality issues and enforcement. Obtain and/or prepare conservation literature to educate the public
and encourage program participation. Respond to questions regarding conservation programs and other
departmental functions, which may relate to conservation programs. Investigate and resolve problems.
Provide staff support to assigned committees and commissions.
Call on prospective participants and attend meetings to explain program requirements and encourage
participation. Identify potential suppliers of conservation materials and, when required, purchase
conservation materials to support specific program objectives.
Maintain records and files of program participants. Enter audit information and calculations into computer
and generate forms and reports. Monitor program payouts and prepare check requests as necessary.
Follow all safety rules and procedures established for work areas.
AUXILIARY JOB FUNCTIONS:
May be assigned other department work based on skills and knowledge, e.g. review building, landscape
and irrigation plans, conduct building inspections on one and two family dwellings, etc. Maintain proficiency
by attending training conferences and meetings, reading materials, and meeting with others in areas of
responsibility. Maintain work areas in a clean and orderly manner. Attend night and weekend meetings as
JOB QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS: High school education plus two years specialized training in construction,
engineering, building technology, resource conservation or related fields or any satisfactory combination of
experience and training which demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the above
duties. Knowledge of energy and water conservation methods, basic construction, blueprint reading, public
relations and public education techniques. Proficiency in mathematics with knowledge of algebra and
geometry. Knowledge of report writing techniques, word processing and spreadsheet software.
Proficiency in oral and written communication.
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SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS/LICENSES: Possession of valid Oregon Driver's License (or ability to obtain) and
acceptable driving record. Obtain Energy Analyst, Energy Inspector, Mobile Home Auditor and Mobile
Home Inspector certifications within six months of appointment. May require CABO One and Two Family
Dwelling certification. Plume Evaluation and Irrigation Auditor Certificates.
DESIRABLE REQUIREMENTS: Experience in conservation or building inspection. Knowledge of specific
programs, for example Earth Advantage, weatherization, etc. Knowledge of building codes, plumbing,
soils, irrigation design, landscaping, HVAC and lighting systems. Knowledge of word processing and
spreadsheet programs used within the department.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF POSITION:
While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently required to read, stand, sit,
communicate, reach and manipulate objects, tools or controls. The position requires mobility. Duties
involve moving materials weighing up to 25 pounds on a regular basis such as ladders, files, books, office
equipment, etc. and may weigh up to 40 pounds. Manual dexterity and coordination are required over
50% of the work period while operating equipment such as computer keyboard, calculator and other
standard office equipment.
The majority of the work period is spent in usual office working conditions where the noise level is typical of
most office environments. Approximately 30% of the work period may be spent at construction sites and
conducting inspections at existing buildings which may expose incumbent to dirt, weather insulation,
confined spaces, and heights.
Supervision is not a typical function assigned to this position. May provide training and orientation to newly
Works under the direction of the Electric & Telecommunications Director.
THIS DESCRIPTION COVERS THE MOST SIGNIFICANT ESSENTIAL AND AUXILIARY
DUTIES PERFORMED BUT DOES NOT INCLUDE OTHER OCCASIONAL WORK WHICH
MAY BE SIMILAR, RELATED TO, OR LOGICAL ASSIGNMENT TO THE POSITION.
ADMINISTRATION DEPARTMENT/PERSONNEL Tel: 541-552-2110
20 East Main Street Fax: 541-488-5311
Ashland, Oregon 97520 TTY: 800-735-2900