Director of Energy Conservation and Housing Rehabilitation

Roanoke, VA

  • Department: ECHR
  • Posting Date: 5/3/19
  • Closing Date: Open until filled
  • Salary: $49,000 - $68,000/yr.
  • Code: DECHR-ECHR

CLASSIFICATION:    Exempt/Executive

DEFINITION AND PURPOSE:

The Director of Energy Conservation and Housing Rehab has overall programmatic, fiscal, and managerial responsibility for the component’s weatherization, repair rehabilitation programs.   These programs are: Weatherization, Emergency Home Repair, Indoor Plumbing and Rehabilitation.  This position performs complex and professional and administrative work in directing the activities of the component.

 ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS:

Supervised by:   TAP President

Supervises:   Operations Manager, Emergency Home Repair and IPR Staff, ECHR Administrative Manager

Coordinates with:  State, City and local government, other Director and leaders in the community

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Plans, organizes, directs and supervises housing rehabilitation and weatherization programs.
  • Prepares and maintains oversight of the components budgets.
  • Maintains contact with governing bodies and local service agencies and organizations.
  • Monitoring of contracts, agreements and program applications.
  • Prepare and review reports to funding sources for completeness, accuracy and applicability.
  • Handles all aspects of re-funding applications including coordinating with the component planner and staff associated with the program delivery specified in the application.
  • Record, monitor and files documents with appropriate agencies and offices.
  • Maintains cooperative working relationships with state and federal agencies, non-profit organizations and the local housing authority.
  • Provides public information concerning program eligibility standards and policies.
  • Monitor and evaluate the progress made on program goals.
  • Management of housing facilities and equipment.
  • Provides input to the President on the vision, course of direction and expansion of the ECHR programs.
  • Works in coordinator with other TAP programs to expand the impact of weatherization, repair and rehabilitation programs.
  • Represents the agency at various community activities at the request of the President.
  • Perform other miscellaneous tasks as assigned by TAP’s President.

 

ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Assist in the assembly, organization and presentation of statistical and/or factual information derived from a variety of sources in written or oral form.
  • Maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Use initiative and sound independent judgment within established guidelines.
  • Prioritize work; coordinate several activities and follow-up as required.
  • Knowledge of housing redevelopment, rehabilitation, and weatherization programs.
  • Knowledge of local, federal and state regulations governing activities of the aforementioned areas.
  • Knowledge of community agencies, resources and organizations.
  • Ability to prepare complex reports, proposals and financial documents.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Grant writing and program development experience.

 

TRAINING, EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Graduation from a four-year college or university with a degree in housing, planning, business, public administration or a related field of study or experience equal to a four-year degree.  Master’s Degree preferred.
  • Four years of professional housing program, community development or planning experience including administration and management of housing programs required.
  • Preferred knowledge of U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Community Development Block Grants, Community Services Block Grant, Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development Programs.
  • Two years of supervisory experience required.

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • This position requires the possession of a valid Virginia Operator’s license with a good driving record and reliable transportation.
  • Must pass drug screening.  Some positions require positive complete background screening including: health, criminal, sex offender and child protective services.
  • This position requires the individual to be in the field and must have contact with the office staff and supervisor therefore an agency issued cell phone is necessary.
  • Must be able to climb ladders, crawl into tight building cavities, crawl under homes, not afraid to or unable to walk on roofs, lift up to 30 lbs., twist and turn and have the ability to stoop, kneel and crouch to inspect the work of the staff.
  • Physical activity of this position:  climbing; ascending/descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles and the like, using feet and legs and/or hands and arms; balancing; stooping; kneeling; crouching; crawling; reaching; walking; pushing; pulling; grasping; feeling and talking.
  • Physical requirements of this position:  medium work – exerting up to 50 lbs. of force occasionally, and/or up to 30 lbs. of force frequently, and/or up to 10 lbs. of force constantly to move objects.
  • Visual acuity requirements:  requires close visual acuity to perform an activity such as preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, and/or operation of machines (including inspection); using measurement devices; and/or assembly or fabrication parts at distances close to the eyes.
  • Conditions will be subject to in this position:  environmental conditions – inside and outside, extreme cold-typically temperatures below 32 degrees for periods of more than one hour; extreme heat-temperatures above 100 degrees for periods of more than one hour; noise; hazards such as moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places, exposure to high heat or exposure to chemicals; atmospheric conditions such as fumes, odors, dust, mists, gases, or poor ventilation; frequently in close quarters, crawl spaces, shafts, man holes, small enclosed rooms, small sewage and line pipes, and other areas that could cause claustrophobia; work in narrow aisles or passageways.

This description provides information regarding the essential functions of the designated job, and general nature and level of work associated with the job.  It should not be interpreted to describe all the duties that may be required of such employees or be used to limit the nature and extent of assignments such an individual may be given.

Every TAP employee shares in TAP’s responsibility to “Mobilize Community Resources” in support of TAP’s anti-poverty efforts.

TAP hires only U.S. Citizens and lawfully authorized aliens.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Drug Free Workplace

Bilinguals Encouraged to Apply