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ENERGY SERVICES FIELD SPECIALIST

Empower your future. Inland Power is looking for the best and brightest talent. Join a dynamic and fast-paced team committed to safe, reliable service at great rates.

SALARY RANGE: $75,112 - $93,890

LOCATION: FOUR LAKES OFFICE - 10110 W HALLETT RD., SPOKANE, WA 99224

HOURS: 4 - 10s - 7:00 A.M. TO 5:30 P.M.

REPORTS TO: POWER SUPPLY AND ENERGY SERVICES MANAGER

FLSA STATUS: EXEMPT

UNION STATUS: NON-UNION

DEPARTMENT: FINANCE

APPLICATION DEADLINE: FRIDAY, MAY 24, 2024

PURPOSE OF POSITION

The energy services field specialist position provides technical analysis of residential dwellings, commercial buildings and agricultural energy usage and promotes efficient utilization of electric energy. The energy services field specialist will provide measurement and verification (M&V) information for Inland Power’s BEST program, perform energy efficiency audits (lighting, insulation, HVAC, etc.) for the membership and will assist the energy services specialist with low-income energy efficiency programs.

CORE COMPETENCIES

  1. Quality Work:  Produce thorough, high quality work with minimal errors.  Seek feedback, make corrections as needed.  Identify problems and solve them.  Strive to improve processes.  Work collaboratively with co-workers to implement systematic changes.
     

  2. Productivity:  Complete assigned work in a timely fashion.  Utilize slow periods productively.  Produce amount and volume at expected speed.
     

  3. Technical Skills/Job Knowledge:  Demonstrate appropriate level of understanding of technical skills in area of expertise, technology, products, and/or processes involved.  Duly perform assigned duties.  Keep current on changes and be competent with all technology necessary to perform job.
     

  4. Communication: Clearly convey oral and written communication.  Keep others informed of activities and problems in timely manner.  Listen well; respond appropriately and respectfully.
     

  5. Teamwork/Ability to Work with Others: Demonstrate ability to work in a positive manner with co-workers and/or members with differing backgrounds, opinions, capabilities, etc.  Willingly share skills, competencies, and knowledge with others.  Establish and maintain strong, effective working relationships.  Contribute effectively to group efforts.  Promote harmony; agree to disagree without damaging relationships.
     

  6. Accountability:  Maintain excellent attendance and provide additional assistance after normal working hours when needed.  Be reliable, prepared and accept responsibility for work and actions.
     

  7. Integrity:  Demonstrate honesty, high ethical standards, and respect for all co-workers and membership.
     

  8. Professionalism:  Address internal and external members with courtesy and respect.  Dress in work attire appropriate to the position.  Communicate business information in a timely fashion, using means of communication appropriate to the situation.
     

  9. Support of Cooperative Goals:  Support cooperative goals and adhere to all policies and procedures. Contribute effectively in support of the cooperative.
     

  10. Problem-Solving:  Use sound logic and methodology to solve problems.  Explore multiple sources for answers, as required.  Be able to identify hidden problems and propose solutions.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Perform on-site energy assessments and technical analysis of residential and commercial buildings to determine suggested conservation measures, practices, costs, energy savings and payback potential.
     

  2. Stays current on M&V best practices and completes M&V process for all Inland BEST applicants. Completes pre- and post-audits for the BEST program.
     

  3. Provides energy and comfort resiliency guidance through program and product knowledge and contractor offerings to end users.
     

  4.  Prepares necessary field inspection reports for energy efficiency measures.
     

  5. Subject matter field expert for conservation and efficiency products and services relevant to Inland Power.
     

  6. Maintains thorough knowledge and awareness of past, current, and future required energy conservation, and energy efficiency programs applicable to Inland Power members.
     

  7. Maintains thorough knowledge of Inland Power’s energy conservation program management, finance accounting mechanisms, and financial resource providers and requirements.
     

  8. Understands calculations for required return-on-investment for both program finance sources and end use members.
     

  9. Understands tax incentives, state and federal grants and other funding opportunities, as well as qualifications requirements for energy efficiency programs.
     

  10. Maintains information sharing authorizations for privacy-rules compliance.
     

  11. Provides guidance for conservation and efficiency programs through program and product knowledge and best practices for delivery to key account end users.
     

  12. Offers marketing guidance to expose members to products and measures for uptake from contractors and program implementers.
     

  13. Maintains relationships with contractors and authorities having jurisdiction (AHJ) to ensure codes and standards compliance. Ensures contractors are compliant with insurance and safety requirements.
     

  14. Delivers standards requirements in an easily understood format for contractor guidance for work performed under consultant programs. Performs Quality Assurance inspections, and reports feedback in a supportive way to maintain performance while ensuring accountability.
     

  15. Supports energy services specialist in working with Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) including providing necessary usage data for program qualification.
     

  16. Proficient with advanced data collection tools for site data gathering, uses cloud information storage for accurate records keeping and delivery to AHJs, contractors, financial auditors, and end user members.
     

  17. Tracks program goals and progress for compliance to deadlines. Makes regular reports of progress.
     

  18. Other tasks and duties, as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND JOB REQUIREMENTS

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. High school diploma required.

  2. Minimum of five (5) years of HVAC, electrical and/or building inspection experience.

  3. Certified energy auditor through RESNET or BPI is preferred.

  4. Measurement and Verification (M&V) practitioner, or Certified Energy Manager (CEM) is preferred.

  5. Strong member service skills.

  6. Basic knowledge of conservation issues and related technology with a strong desire to and ability to learn the conservation field quickly.

  7. Experience administering a wide variety of conservation rebate programs is preferred.

  8. Strong oral and written communication skills.

  9. Strong Microsoft Office skills.  Must be able to build Power Point presentations and use the electronic calendar for scheduling appointments.

  10. Valid driver’s license.


Knowledge and Skills:

  1. Knowledge of cooperative policies and procedures.

  2. Excellent people skills, including communication, diplomacy, interpersonal relations, and conflict management.

  3. Knowledge of BPA energy efficiency programs preferred.

  4. Knowledge of Excel and Word and the ability to work with the software with speed and accuracy.

  5. Excellent people skills, including communication, diplomacy, interpersonal relations, and conflict management.

  6. Knowledge and understanding of basic bookkeeping.

  7. Ability to deal with the public in difficult situations.

  8. Good problem-solving skills.

  9. Organizational skills including attention to detail and accuracy.

  10. Professional appearance and attitude.

  11. Excellent mathematical skills.
     

Mental Demands/Working Conditions:

  1. Sit at a desk or in a car for extended periods of time.

  2. Ability to climb stairs and work effectively at heights on a regular basis.

  3. Ability to walk on uneven surfaces both in- and out-of-doors.

  4. Ability to crawl in attics and under-floor crawl spaces.

  5. Occasionally required to push, pull, lift and carry up to 25 pounds.

  6. Ability to meet time deadlines and effectively multi-task.

  7. Ability to handle delicate situations with exceptional diplomacy; ability to deal calmly, professionally and tactfully with difficult people who may be angry, abusive, and/or threatening.

  8. Ability to diffuse difficult, sometimes hostile, work conditions.

  9. Ability to work independently with minimal guidance and supervision.

  10. Ability to manage diverse work functions while balancing and adjusting priorities in accordance with changing requirements. 

  11. Ability to coordinate the actions of others.

  12. Flexibility to respond quickly and effectively under time pressure.

The energy services field specialist shall have full authority to carry out these duties and responsibilities in conformity with established policies and procedures and shall utilize time in such a way as to fulfill the objectives of this position and the cooperative.

APPLICATION PROCESS

If your credentials and interest match this job, please send your completed application, cover letter and resume to: hr@inlandpower.com or mail them to, Inland Power & Light Company, 10110 W. Hallett Rd., Spokane WA 99224-7435, Attn: Human Resources.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMITMENT

Inland Power and Light is committed to equal employment opportunity for all. Just as our commitment to quality motivates us to go the extra mile, we cooperate with the civil rights agencies in government in an effort to ensure equal opportunity in employment through an Affirmative Action Plan. To assure full implementation of this equal employment policy, we will take steps to assure that persons are recruited, hired, assigned and promoted without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran’s status, age, disability or any other classification protected by nondiscrimination law.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY / ADA

Inland Power & Light is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer (EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled). We value diversity at all levels of the organization. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to any protected classifications as defined by law.


EEO Law Posters can be found on the main Careers (www.inlandpower.com) page in English and Spanish.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION

Inland Power will make reasonable accommodation to assist a qualified person with a disability in the job application, interview process and to perform the essential functions of the job whenever possible. Please contact the HR department at Inland Power if you would like assistance.

DISCLAIMER

The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions for this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required, and the scope of responsibility. This should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise to balance the workload.
 

Inland Power & Light will not be offering any work visa sponsorship for this role.

PAY TRANSPARENCY NONDISCRIMINATION PROVISION

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-I.35(c)

BENEFITS

Medical, vision, dental, 401(k), HSA/HRA, retirement plan, PTO, EAP, paid holidays, and disability insurance programs.

APPLICATION

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