AIR QUALITY AND ENERGY CONSERVATION SPECIALIST CLASS PURPOSE To research, implement, and maintain an energy conservation and air quality testing program; research and coordinate air quality grant applications; perform related work. GENERAL INFORMATION May be on-call at other than designated hours for emergency coverage. Special requirement: must possess or obtain within 12 months of appointment a Specialty Refrigerant Certification license. PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES 1. Environmental Air Quality. Typical duties: tests and monitors environmental air quality of buildings; records and reviews air quality complaints and recommends corrective action; operates, maintains, diagnoses, calibrates and repairs computerized HVAC systems and control devices; monitors and appraises management of new air quality laws, regulations, and standards; coordinates air quality testing with outside contractors; reviews publications and attends seminars; represents university during audits by regulating agencies and prepares related reports; researches and recommends purchase of air quality program equipment. 2. Energy Conservation. Typical duties: monitors utility billings to determine energy consumption; identifies areas for potential energy savings using monitoring equipment and writes reports; analyzes and recommends energy conservation measures; consults with design engineers to determine equipment needs for energy consumption monitoring; researches a variety of sources to identify energy conservation grant funds; completes grant applications and monitors projects and prepares reports to comply with grant requirements; programs mainframe computer for heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) to achieve energy savings. 3. Miscellaneous. Typical duties: reviews contractor work and documentation in areas of chemical, pneumatic/electronic controls and large chillers to ensure conformance with contract specifications; provides back-up coverage for campus HVAC specialists. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Experience: applying industrial building energy conservation techniques; operating and programming computerized HVAC systems and control devices; maintaining records and preparing and writing technical reports; reading and interpreting commercial building plans, specifications, and blueprints; analyzing, testing, and monitoring environmental air quality of buildings and applying applicable air quality regulations. Physical ability to: lift and carry items weighing approximately 45 pounds; bend, stoop, and climb ladders.