Job Opening: 
Technical Field Consultant

Reports to: Green Building Certifications Manager
Location: 623 SW Oak St, Suite 300, Portland, OR
Classification: Full-time, non-exempt
Job Close Date: Open until filled

Who We’re Looking For

We are looking for an organized, inquisitive and collaborative individual with a passion for sustainable building.  If you’re interested in joining a nonprofit with incredible benefits and flex-time, staffed with intelligent and dedicated people, this is the place for you. Earth Advantage is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels.  Learn more about us at www.earthadvantage.org.  

Role Description

We are looking for someone with a wealth of building science knowledge, excellent communication and problem solving skills, and very high standards in everything they do to perform field inspections. This person should enjoy working in the field, writing, teaching, learning, and understanding the importance of all associated administrative tasks.

  • Perform accurate building inspections and complete all required checklists and forms, for both single family and multi-family construction.

  • Perform diagnostic testing including, but not limited to: duct testing, blower door testing, CAZ testing, and air flow testing.

  • Provide education regarding the ENERGY STAR, Earth Advantage, and LEED for Homes programs to builders, sub-contractors, developers, and subcontractors on a one-on-one basis, as a support to the green building consultants.

  • Communicate effectively with EA technicians, the green building consultants, job superintendents, EA supervisor, as well as any other individuals/entities identified in the future.

  • Follow up on all failed inspections to ensure that the needed repairs are understood, re-inspect the homes to ensure compliance with the program specifications, and log details of these visits.

  • Assist with developing and refining certification programs, as necessary.  This includes researching, writing or rewriting measures, and editing.

  • Respond to upcoming changes in program requirements, as necessary.

  • Other duties as assigned.  Job duties are subject to change.

Technical Field Consultant Goals

  • Successful completion of inspections and other scheduled performance tests, and all associated forms, checklists, and point sheets.

  • 24-hour (or less) turnaround time on sending out completed inspection reports via email.

  • Follow up trainings and framing walk-throughs to educate builders about relevant certification program requirements and ensure 100% compliance.

  • Weekly contact with builders that have pending or failed inspections.

Required Qualifications

  • Lift 50-60 lbs at any given time

  • Supply vehicle to and from job site and other assigned duties

  • Valid driver’s license and auto insurance

  • Superior customer service skills and a sincere desire to help people

  • Excellent interpersonal communication, research, and writing skills

  • Ability to generate respect and trust from staff and external constituents

  • High motivation with demonstrated ability to take initiative

  • Exceptional attention to detail, follow-through, and ability to keep stakeholders informed at all times

  • Computer skill set – Microsoft Office

  • Interact and communicate with confidence in the green building field (with general contractors, superintendents, developers, architects, and homeowners)

  • Must pass pre-employment drug screen and background check

  • Availability to work occasional evenings

Earth Advantage is committed to providing training opportunities for employees to earn and maintain the required accreditations needed to perform the associated tasks, some listed below:

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in education, business, marketing, sustainability, or related field (or equivalent)

  • LEED for Homes Green Rater

  • HERS Verifier or Rater

  • ENERGY STAR Verifier

  • BPI Energy Analyst and Envelope Professional

  • Energy Trust of Oregon EPS Verifier

  • Two years of experience in green building

  • Trade experience such as: HES assessments, insulation, HVAC, framing, or electric installation

  • Two years of experience in education, or training and development

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint,  and Salesforce

  • Very savvy with new technology

  • Fluency in two or more languages

Compensation

$45,000 - $55,000 annual salary

Benefits

Earth Advantage offers an excellent benefit package including: 5 weeks Paid Time off, 80% paid medical and dental premiums for staff and dependents, 401k plan with match, Flexible Spending Account, short term and long term disability insurance, fully paid family leave policy, and sabbatical. This is a representative list that may change from time to time.

Diversity Statement

At Earth Advantage we believe that climate change is a challenge that crosses boundaries of income, race, ethnicity, religion, age, abilities, geography, gender identities, sexual orientation, and disproportionately affects disadvantaged populations. We actively support and value diversity in company culture, the recruitment of staff and board members, and in our partnerships with organizations and individuals in order to propel the building industry toward a socially, economically, and environmentally just future.

To Apply

Please submit the following materials to apply for this position (PDF Format Only).
•       Resume
•       Cover letter detailing qualifications and salary requirements
•       Three professional references (can provide on request, if preferred)

Email application materials to:  jobs@earthadvantage.org
Subject line should read: “Technical Field Consultant – Last name, First name”

No phone calls please.