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Position:

Energy Assistance Program – Energy Advisor

Open:

11/21/14

Closes:

 When Filled

Locations:

 Waite Park

Job Summary:

Select, coordinate and conduct home visits with energy assistance households that are high energy consumers and/or have a history of multiple year crisis events.  Conduct an energy assessment of the home and complete a thorough survey to assist the household in determining what assistance and/or education can be provided to reduce their energy burden, providing financial literacy as needed.  Complete Conservation Improvement Program (CIP) activities as determined for each household.  Refer households to other programs as the need is identified.  Conduct outreach marketing activities and presentations to the general public, other service providers, civic groups and Tri-CAP staff to inform and educate on the Energy Assistance Program that fall within the counties we serve. 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

1.      Embrace, advocate and carry out the mission and vision of the agency.  

2.      Assist with the training and support of other employees during orientation and through ongoing efforts for cross-training and personal development

3.      Abide by all agency policies and procedures.

4.      Responsible to know and abide by all program rules and regulations regarding the Assurance 16 component of the Energy Assistance Program, Conservation Improvement Programs and others as needed.

5.      Interview customer to obtain data relating to household energy use such as type of heating system, number of persons home during day, furnace temperature setting, and prior heating costs.

6.      Perform home energy assessments to use as a tool to educate customer on ways to reduce their energy burden.

7.      Confer with customer providing documentation describing energy conservation and makes recommendations to reduce energy waste such as weather stripping, reducing hot water temperature setting, and adding insulation.

8.      Conduct individual financial literacy with energy assistance households as needed.

9.      Refer customers to other programs within and outside Tri-CAP services.

10.  Selects or develops teaching aids such as training handbooks, demonstration models, multimedia visual aids, computer tutorials, and reference works.

Additional Duties:

1.      Conducts outreach marketing and education activities including presentations, posting of program information, visits other service providers, churches, city and county government officials/staff and posts fliers and other program information within our service area.

2.      Facilitates energy education classes within communities directed to energy assistance applicants.

3.      Participate in and or lead agency committees.

4.      Attend Tri-CAP Board meetings as requested.

5.   Other duties as requested by management. 

Qualifications:

1.      High School equivalent and a minimum of five years related work experience or combination of five years post-secondary education and related work experience in single family residential construction.

2.      Extensive knowledge and background in residential construction and energy conservation and completing energy assessments.

3.      Excellent public relation and communication skills; keep strict confidentiality of participant and agency affairs.

4.      Ability to keep, track and complete accurate records.

5.      Must be able to work independently and as a team and set direction for others.

6.      Must have ability to obtain the Building Performance Institute (BPI) - Energy Analyst Certification.

7.      Must have a current Class D driver’s license and reliable transportation including current Minnesota State required liability insurance.

8.   Strong computer and organizational skills required.

Physical Demands:

1.      Sitting the majority of the time while in the office with minor bending, stooping and reaching to retrieve files. 

2.      Frequent stooping to inspect work. 

3.      Frequent reaching to inspect work at higher levels.

4.      Frequent standing for long periods of time at job sites.

5.      Frequently talking & hearing when responding to co-workers and customers.

6.      Frequent near vision with much precision and minimal tolerances in the performance of field work and in estimating.

7.      Occasional working in confined spaces in the performance of estimating and inspection work.  Occasional working on ladders in the performance of estimating and inspection work. 

8.      Occasional exposure working in extreme cold weather, hot and humid weather and in the rain and snow.

9.   Occasional heavy lifting materials 50 lbs. or less.

Work Environment:

Work is performed year round in customers’ homes and requires looking into crawl spaces and attics, and in all weather conditions.  Approximately 50% of the work is in the office and 50% is at customers’ homes or other outreach locations.

Application Process:

You can download or complete online the Tri-CAP Employment Application and Affirmative Action Reporting and Vehicle Driving Application or call 320-251-1612 to have an application mailed and submit it to hr@tricap.org or to 1210 23rd Ave. S. PO Box 683, Waite Park, MN 56387. EOE

Hours:

 M-F, 8:00 – 4:30, Non-Exempt

Proposed Interview Date:

 Not Established

Salary Range:

 $15.72

Benefits:

Competitive Benefit Pkg

  

                                                                                                                         

 

Position:

Full Time and Relief Bus Driver positions

Open:

now

Closes:

When Filled

Locations:

Waite Park, Sauk Centre, Little Falls and Elk River

Purpose of job:

Provide safe, dependable bus transportation to customers.

Responsibilities:

1.     Embrace, advocate and carry out the mission and vision of the agency.  

2.     Assist with the training and support of other employees during orientation and through ongoing efforts for cross-training and personal development.

3.     Abides by all agency policies and procedures.

4.     Comply with Driver’s Hours of Service 49 CFR Part 395 and MN Stat. 211.0314 in regards to work time both on and beyond Tri-CAP’s assigned work hours.

5.     Operate bus defensively on assigned route.

6.     Stay on schedule providing on time service to customers.

7.     Assist passengers as needed with mobility aids including wheelchairs, walkers or other aids, assuring that all passengers are secured properly and all mobility aids are stowed securely. 

8.     Conduct daily and weekly vehicle inspections and report defects to Lead Driver.

9.     Monitor fare collection from passengers.

10.  Complete paperwork related to bus operation and passenger concerns.

11.  Clean bus interior daily, exterior as appropriate

12.  Complete building & yard cleaning and maintenance.

13.  Other duties as requested by management.

 

Qualifications:

1.       High School equivalent.

2.       Read, write & speak the English language to facilitate understanding of traffic signs and signals, respond to customers and official inquiries and complete reports.

3.       Prior bus driving experience desired, but not required

4.       21 years of age.

5.       Clean driving and criminal backgrounds.

6.       Current Class C or higher CDL with passenger endorsement or ability to attain.

7.       Current Medical Examiners Card or ability to attain.

8.       Ability to comply with FTA drug & alcohol testing regulations.

9.       Ability to sensitively work with wide range of passenger needs including developmental disabilities, physical disabilities, memory loss, as well as difficult or uncooperative customers. 

 

Physical Demands:

1.     Sitting in bus seat, with frequent bending and stooping when on and off the bus to assist customers.  

2.     Frequent standing, walking and getting in and out of bus seat when in various settings. 

3.     Frequent lifting and pushing of 75 pounds.

4.     Noise hazards from bus engine and traffic.

5.     Occasionally assisting with or working in close contact with service animals.

Work Environment:

1.     This position is predominantly in and out of a bus with wide temperature ranges and weather conditions,

2.     High levels of noise when operating the bus due to the bus engine and other traffic.

3.     Chemical hazards exposure when conducting bus inspections, filling low fluid levels or cleaning the bus. 

4.     Utilizes personal computers, or other technology such as mobile tablets, 2-way radios and bus equipment on a regular basis.

5.     Frequent travel outside of the office on bus routes.  Also infrequent travel for training. 

 

This description describes the general nature and work expected of an individual assigned to this position.  All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with a disability.

Application Process:

You can download or complete online the Tri-CAP Employment Application and Affirmative Action Reporting and Vehicle Driving Application or call 320-251-1612 to have an application mailed and submit it to hr@tricap.org or to 1210 23rd Ave. S. PO Box 683, Waite Park, MN 56387. EOE

Hours:

 

Proposed Interview Date:

Not Established

Salary Range:

Starting Pay: $12.57

Benefits:

Prorated Paid Time Off and Paid Holidays if they fall on a work day

 

   

  

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

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Purpose of job:    
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Application Process:

You can download or complete online the Tri-CAP Employment Application and Affirmative Action Reporting and Vehicle Driving Application or call 320-251-1612 to have an application mailed and submit it to hr@tricap.org or to 1210 23rd Ave. S. PO Box 683, Waite Park, MN 56387. EOE

Hours:

 

Proposed Interview Date:

 

Salary Range: 
Benefits: