Field Manager
TITLE: Field Manager
DEPARTMENT: Energy/Housing
REPORT TO: Weatherization Program Manager
STATUS: Non-Exempt Position
The Field Manager is responsible for completing inspections (pre, interim and post), producing work specifications, monitoring work of crews/contractors, maintaining warehouse inventories, and any training associated with the effective operation of the department's housing programs. The Field Manager is also responsible for providing assistance in the development, implementation, and evaluation of all assigned programs and projects as they relate to the Energy/Housing Department.

High School Diploma or equivalent

Education may be waived with significant job related experience
More than 3 years
BCA Background Study
Valid Driver’s License
DOT Physical
Work Environment
Conventional – Office model
Community Facing – Direct interaction or communication with a public.
Activity-Based – Workers can switch between different workspaces.

Excellent oral and/or written communications skills.
Ability to manage time that results in both a satisfactory quantity and quality of work.
Support the Mission of the Agency through daily work and while representing the Agency in public.
Have general knowledge of programs and activities of the Agency.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a team member.
Must be able to handle diverse work problems on a daily basis.
Must be able to organize a work schedule, set priorities and work effectively to meet deadlines without supervision.
Must be able to adjust to changes necessitated by last minute assignments and deadlines requests that may prove stressful.
Ability to effectively work across differences, especially socio-economic and cultural differences.
Attend trainings, classes and meetings as necessary to improve job skills and maintain an acceptable level of job performance.
Serve as a mentor for new staff.
Other Knowledge
Have knowledge and apply Agency policies and procedures, including safety, technology, data practices and other applicable policy, procedure and program regulations.
Understand numbers and mathematical concepts.
Working knowledge of construction/rehabilitation/energy efficiency and building science.
Knowledge and understanding of federal, state, and local guidelines, codes, regulations, for implementation and reporting requirements.
Knowledge of Community resources.

This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive and employee will also perform other reasonably related business duties as assigned.
Area 1: Program Operations
Conduct extensive on-site inspections of eligible dwellings to maximize coordination of housing program resources.
Schedule, supervise, and evaluate assigned work crews. Evaluate quality of work completed by contractors.
Coordinate auditing of dwellings with the department's heating system personnel.
Conduct audits and ensure crew activities are completed according to the Minnesota Weatherization Field Guide, the National Energy Audit Tool, the Manufactured Home Energy Audit, the Standard Work Specification and any other standards adopted by the State Department.
Be able to correctly operate blower door and use pressure diagnostics to evaluate building shell.
Use personal computer to enter audit information and produce work orders using Weatherization Assistant software.
Perform conservation improvement program audits, evaluate efficiency of appliances and mechanical systems, and educate households about conservation.
Complete all required paper work in a neat, accurate, and timely manner (inspection reports, work orders, material requisitions, inventory sheets, time cards, bid specification, etc.).
Attend classes and obtain a Lead Risk Assessor License, as required by supervisor and Department Director, in order to perform lead risk assessments and prepare reports.
Requisition, receive, safeguard, and deliver materials to be warehoused and/or used on job sites, as needed.
Ensure tools, equipment, vehicles, and warehouses are maintained in a neat, orderly, and good state of operation or are repaired as necessary.
Prepare specifics, work write-ups, detailed drawings, and bid specifications as required.
Must be able to legally and safely operate weatherization vehicles.

Area 2: Program Compliance
Monitor work crews for adherence to all Agency Personnel Policies, Department Work Rules, Safety Standards, Data Privacy Policies and Technology Policy.
Obtain and maintain quality control inspection certification and other licenses and certificates required to perform job duties.
Ensure that all work performed and materials used by work crews/contractors comply with funding source guidelines, bid specifications, and building codes.
Obtain a Lead Renovator Certificate to ensure crews use proper procedures regarding lead paint.
Develop extensive knowledge of all applicable regulations, standards, and operating procedures as it relates to the Energy/Housing Department.

Area 3: Program Communications
Recommend changes to the Supervisor that could increase production efficiency and prevent reoccurring problems.
Educate homeowners about basic energy conservation ideas and methods to enhance and protect the weatherization measures installed in their dwelling.

Area 4: Development Assistance
Provide training and technical assistance to work crews/contractors, as needed.
Interviews and recommends the hiring of weatherization field staff.
Propose training and development plans for crew personnel to the Supervisor.

Supervision of Others
Responsible for assigning, instructing, and checking the work of 4 to 7 other employees in 2 or more geographic location
Safety of Others
Responsible for the physical safety of the public served. Provides front-line response to public safety and/or health threats. Provides input into safety policies and procedures.
Contact is within own department, and with other departments, customers, vendors, or the public.
Physical Demand
Must be able to lift 50 pounds.
Requires sitting, standing, bending, stooping and reaching.
Physical ability to operate equipment specific to your position.
Must have reliable transportation.
Must have valid driver’s license and current auto insurance coverage in compliance with Minnesota State guidelines on the vehicle used for work related travel.
Travel for completion of job duties, trainings and meetings as required.

Maintain positive work atmosphere by behaving and communicating in a manner that fosters good relations with customers, co-workers, providers, volunteers and supervisors.
Treat customers, co-workers and public in a respectful and courteous manner at all times.
Continue to develop skills and abilities.
Community Representation
Represent Lakes and Pines Community Action, Inc. in a positive manner.
Adhere to the Community Action Code of Ethics.
Seek to understand poverty and barriers faced by community members.
Maintain confidentiality of agency, program and customer information.
An Equal Opportunity Employer/Contractor
In accordance with federal and state laws, Lakes and Pines CAC is an equal opportunity employer, contractor and provider of services. The Agency will maintain a policy of non– discrimination with all employees and applicants for employment. All aspects of employment within the Agency will be governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, public assistance status, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity,status as a parent, familial status, or in a local human rights commission or any other legally protected status.

If an applicant needs reasonable accommodations for the employment application process, please contact Lakes and Pines either by phone, mail, email or in person and request such consideration. (Such as sign language, interpreter, materials in large print, accessibility)

Individuals are encouraged to complete an Employment Application form whether or not a vacancy currently exists. Employment applications will be kept on file for one year and will be considered for appropriate job vacancies.