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Energy Services Program Officer

Job Code 532600
Pay Plan Classified
Pay Grade 25
Occupational Category Engineering and Architecture
Effective Date 08/14/2022
Class Definition

Position is responsible for ensuring that quality services are provided to eligible Vermonters by five Weatherization Assistance Programs (WAPS) in a regulatory compliant, technically sound and fiscally responsible manner. Also, responsible for development of programmatic, administrative, and technical policy, training, technical assistance, quality control monitoring and budget review and approval decisions for weatherization projects. Responsible for providing technical and administrative assistance to the WAP network. Responsible for providing technical support assistance for the Weatherization data management system, as well as developing reports and management tools from this statewide data and reporting system. Work is performed under the direction of the Weatherization Administrator. All employees of the Agency of Human Services perform their respective functions adhering to four key practices: customer service, holistic service, strength-based relationships and results orientation.

Examples of Work

Develops and maintains technical policy as well some administrative policy and procedures that are compliant with department of Energy protocols and State Weatherization protocols and acts as chairperson for Vermont Weatherization's Technical Excellence Committee. Also, co-chair for Vermont Weatherization Administrators Committee. Coordinates state-wide training event logistics, facilitates training and/or directly trains WAPS staff. Review and execute budget approval decisions for high cost weatherization projects in buildings consisting of four housing units or less. Conducts routine programmatic monitoring at each of the five WAPS and generates regular evaluations and reports. performs related duties as required.

Environmental Factors

Duties require considerable travel to project sites for which a valid driver's license is required. Incumbents must be able to handle contractors and private homeowners with firmness and tact. Trainings and inspections may require some lifting and exposure to hazardous materials and structures. Some overtime and evening work may be required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Considerable knowledge of architecture, building science, combustion appliances and weatherization.

Working knowledge of adult learning theory, training design and change management principles.

Expert knowledge of U.S. Department of Energy regulations governing the low-income

Weatherization Assistance Program.

Ability to assist sub grantee staff trouble-shooting efforts on difficult projects.

Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

Advanced energy modeling and Weatherization data management software expertise.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree or higher in a field related to architecture, engineering or building construction or a relevant field AND three (3) years or more experience working in weatherization, building science, residential building construction or related field.  


Five (5) years or more experience working in weatherization, building science, residential building construction, or related field.   


Certification from the Building Performance Institute as a Building Analyst Professional AND Quality Control Inspector.

Preferred Qualifications
Special Requirements

Candidates must pass any level of background investigation applicable to the position. In accordance with AHS Policy 4.02, Hiring Standards, Vermont and/or national criminal record checks, as well as DMV and adult and child abuse registry checks, as appropriate to the position under recruitment, will be conducted on candidates, with the exception of those who are current classified state employees seeking transfer, promotion or demotion into an AHS classified position or are persons exercising re-employment (RIF) rights.