It’s 6:30 on a Thursday evening in August, 98 sweltering degrees outside, and the family chime on your phone alerts you to a new text message. A homeowner’s air conditioner has stopped cooling, her family is suffering, and she’s contacting you after business hours for help.
What do you do?
If you’re the Field Manager for our nationally recognized co-op home weatherization program, you recognize the seriousness of the situation, reply to the text, and dispatch one of your approved HVAC contractors to install a temporary portable air conditioner in the home. The homeowner and her family will make it through the night more comfortably until the contractor returns tomorrow morning to troubleshoot and repair the HVAC.
The operator of an established cooperative-led program seeks a skilled, certified, experienced and service-minded building professional to be our new Field Manager. To date, participating electric co-ops have made nearly 800 existing homes across our state more comfortable and energy efficient while saving homeowners on their monthly electricity bills. The Field Manager will maintain established quality assurance standards, streamline and modernize our project modeling and tracking systems, and help the program grow to serve additional co-ops and their members.
Our ideal candidate is an experienced servant leader and self-starter with proven character, integrity and an unwavering commitment to helping people. Patience, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and a passion for service are essential qualities for success in this role. So are technical training, building expertise, and the ability to manage and work with a wide range of people, including members, contractors, electric co-ops and their employees, and contract workers.
Associates degree with orientation toward the building sciences or technical orientation in science, technology, engineering or mathematics.
Two years of prior field management experience and progressively responsible experience in a leadership role.
Past or current Building Analyst certification from the Building Performance Institute (BPI) or equivalent certification with technical knowledge and understanding of residential energy efficiency, home weatherization and home construction.
Excellent oral and written communications skills, good interpersonal and leadership skills and the ability to work with and speak before groups.
Must have the ability to assemble and share information, including technical data.
Must be adaptable to changing situations and work well under pressure.
Attention to detail and proven organizational skills are critical.