Conservation Division

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Conservation Analyst & Inspector

IBEW Clerical Technical Union



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.



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.



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.


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 Qualifications: 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.



Supervision is not a typical function assigned to this position.  May provide training and orientation to newly assigned personnel.



Works under the direction of the Director of Electric Utilities.




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