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Current Job Opportunities

Energy Specialist/Energy Auditor

Definition of Position

Conducts assessments and final inspections of homes related to energy conservation and weatherization of homes under the weatherization assistance programs and rehab work under housing rehab programs. Assists in the quality control process for oversight of subcontracted work with the weatherization and rehab programs.

Examples of Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conducts assessments to determine weatherization work needed with the Weatherization and Enhanced Weatherization Programs.
  • Assists in the quality control process with oversight and inspection of subcontracted work with the weatherization and rehab programs.
  • Assists in training and quality control in technical aspects of weatherization diagnostics and testing, to include: blower door testing, pressure diagnostics, air sealing techniques, dense pack insulation techniques, and cost effective improvements.
  • Conducts assessments and specifies work scope for rehab projects.
  • Assists with procurement of materials and labor for weatherization and rehab projects.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Supervision Received

  • The Energy Specialist reports directly to the Housing Manager, who is responsible for his/her, direct supervision.

Qualification Requirements

  • Must have knowledge of residential and commercial structural and mechanical systems, elements of heat transfer, thermal envelopes, lighting, home heating source efficiency measurements, flue modifications, rehab/fire safety precautions and requirements, energy conservation testing and diagnostic techniques and uniform building codes.
  • Experience in energy conservation, alternative energy, residential and commercial construction, public relations, and training/education presentations.
  • Must be able to calculate energy cost savings for energy conservation measures for building envelope, lighting, heatsource and mechanical loads.
  • Must have excellent communication skills to convey energy education concepts to a wide spectrum of people.
  • Ability to function effectively both independently and as a team member; ability to direct and supervise others effectively.
  • Able and willing to travel, when necessary.
  • Must have a valid Alaska driver’s license, and be able to furnish a driving report to the corporation.
  • Must possess working knowledge of computers (software usage for spreadsheet applications, database and word processing programs, AkWarm), and testing equipment (Amp probe, Watt meter, blower door, manometer, monoxer, and combustion efficiency equipment)(training can be provided).
  • Will be required to get training and pass testing for certification as a Department of Energy energy auditor (EA) and Quality Contol Inspector (QCI).
  • College Graduate with degree in appropriate discipline and 1 year of experience in related field activities.
  • Appropriate experience may be substituted for formal education on a year-for- year basis.

General Information

  • This job will be based out of Alaska CDC office in Palmer, but some travel will be required, as in addition to projects in the Mat-Su Borough, we also have projects in Kenai Peninsula, Copper River Basin, Southeast Alaska and the Bristol Bay area.
  • Salary DOE $28 - $38 / hour.
  • Benefits include medical, dental & vision plan; paid holidays; paid leave; Tax Sheltered Annuity plan; & life insurance.

Send resumes to: Alaska Community Development Corporation, 1517 Industrial Way#8, Palmer, Alaska 99645. 


Construction Foreman Job Description

Alaska Community Development Corporation is looking for a construction foreman to coordinate and supervise crew members for home weatherization and home rehab projects. The foreman will be responsible for training new workers and will work closely with property owners and building tenants to coordinate construction work. They will also create and maintain construction schedules; manage, and train staff; ensure construction tools and equipment are properly maintained; and keep projects on schedule and within allotted budgets. The candidate should be extremely organized with excellent time management, leadership, communication, and project management skills.

Objectives of this Role

  • Create and maintain a construction schedule with project goals in mind
  • Train, supervise, and assign tasks to crew members
  • Guarantee all safety precautions and quality standards are followed on construction sites
  • Consult regularly with property owners, tenants, and other major stakeholders
  • Ensure all construction projects stay on schedule, remain within the budget, and are completed successfully
  • Calculate productivity rates and report project status to supervisors


  • Read project plans, drawings and work scope specifications
  • Create and manage schedules and monitor attendance of the crew
  • Oversee construction sites and supervise the use of any machinery and equipment
  • Coordinate the procurement of required project materials and equipment
  • Delegate responsibilities and tasks to crew members, contractors, and other workers according to priorities and plans
  • Emphasize safe use of all tools and equipment and enforce the proper use of safety gear
  • Manage crew members to ensure the project is kept on schedule

Skills and Qualifications

  • Advanced knowledge of construction procedures and equipment
  • Knowledge of construction work related to energy conservation, weatherization and accessibility home improvements.
  • Ability to read and understand drawings, work scopes, and construction plans
  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills
  • Ability to problem-solve and fix routine errors
  • Knowledge of safety guidelines and best practices
  • Strong managerial skills with a warm personality

Preferred Qualifications

  • At least 5 years of previous experience in construction or other related fields
  • Valid Alaska driver’s license
  • Experience in running construction crews
  • Proven leadership skills
  • Ability to drive projects to fruition on time and within budget
  • Ability to train and supervise workers
  • Expertise in sourcing and supervising construction materials, tools and equipment
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

This job will be based out of Alaska CDC office in Palmer, but some travel will be required, as in addition to projects in the Mat-Su Borough, we also have projects in Kenai Peninsula, Copper River Basin, Southeast Alaska and the Bristol Bay area.

Salary DOE $33 - $39 / hour. Benefits include medical, dental & vision plan; paid holidays; paid leave; Tax Sheltered Annuity plan; & life insurance.

Send resumes to:  Alaska Community Development Corporation, 1517 Industrial Way#8, Palmer, Alaska 99645

Northeast Employment and Training Organization, Inc. (NETO)


Over the last 45 years, Northeast Employment and Training Organization, Inc. (NETO) has delivered services to residents of the Caledonia, Essex and Orleans Counties. Through our Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP), we’ve helped over 10,000 households save money, improve health and safety, reduce energy consumption, and greenhouse gases by improving the energy efficiency of their homes.


The Executive Director serves as the chief administrator of both the organization as a whole and the weatherization program itself, providing leadership, and directing and overseeing all functions of NETO in accordance with goals and policies set by the Board of Directors. Direct reports include the Assistant Director, Fiscal Director, Area Coordinators, and Project Managers. This individual is responsible for the strategic and ongoing planning, implementation, day-to-day management, supervision, grants, reporting, recordkeeping, monitoring, and evaluation of all NETO weatherization services and operations, including: the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP), Emergency Heating System Grant Program (EHSGP), Efficiency Vermont (EVT) electric efficiency programs, and other potential Grants.


Education, Experience, and Knowledge Required

  • Minimum ten years of relevant experience, including three years managing people, programs, and budgets; or a combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills are acquired.
  • Significant experience with business and project management, and keeping multiple, concurrent projects on time and within budget. Preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree in human services, business, or other related discipline.
  • Broad and in-depth knowledge of human service agencies, including funding, administration, grants management, and operations. 
  • Extensive knowledge of energy efficiency programs and energy related issues.
  • Understanding of building construction and materials and the principles of energy efficient retrofits.
  • Familiar with basic concepts of home rehabilitation, energy conservation, and related technology.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Program and operations planning, evaluation, administration, organization, fiscal and people management.
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills to maintain data flow, electronic files, and paper files, with job-based systems and multiple funding sources.
  • Effective verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills, including the ability to tactfully navigate strong personalities and differences of opinion.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Knowledge of, and sensitivity to, the needs of low-income Vermonters.
  • Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with the following groups:
    • NETO and agency staff.
    • Government agencies, community leaders, and the general public.
    • Board of directors (preferred)
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality with regard to client and personnel issues.
  • Able to apply good formal and informal teaching, training, and advisory skills with diverse audiences.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, clean driving record, and reliable transportation.


• Positive, mature, diplomatic, and motivated to reduce the energy burdens of income eligible Vermonters.

• A commitment to social justice and to working with families with limited financial resources.


The Executive Director divides their time between the main office in Newport, the satellite office in St. Johnsbury, visiting project sites in the tri-county service area, and attending meetings at the other WAP Agencies, and the public throughout Vermont.


An offer of employment will be conditioned upon acceptable credit and criminal background checks.


NETO will offer a compensation package that includes a base salary within the hiring range ($90,000- $125,000), and benefits that include generous paid time off; 100% paid health insurance; 100% paid dental, vision, and life insurance; a Flexible Spending Account; contributions to a Health Reimbursement Account; and a retirement plan.

Applications including cover letters and resumes will be considered on a rolling basis and should be sent to the Vice President of our Board, Graham Rae, for consideration by the hiring committee. For a full job description visit

Weatherization Assistance Program Manager

Position Overview:

The primary emphasis of the Weatherization Assistance Program Manager at ICAST will be to manage current and upcoming Weatherization Assistance Programs with State and existing WAP service providers that ICAST is contracted to serve, nationally. In addition, the WAP Manager will be expected to stay up to speed with updates and innovations in the WAP space to provide appropriate advice to ICAST and its MFAH clients on optimal solutions and process improvements.


Must Have Qualifications:

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience managing a large WAP program (annual budget in multi-million dollars)
  • Deep understanding of DOE’s Weatherization program and its processes and regulations

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proven Leadership abilities
  • Innovative & Flexible
  • Able to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Passionate about environmental, social, or nonprofit work
  • Proficient with MS Office suite of products

Location: Remote in the U.S.A.

Reports to: President

Skill Level: Advanced

Areas of Expertise: Weatherization, Program Management, Healthy Homes, WAP

Compensation: $90,000/year: DOE

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the success of the ICAST Multifamily WAP Program.
  • Managing relationships with State agencies, MF Property owners, and other stakeholders.
  • Facilitating internal ICAST staff activities, as necessary, to meet the various WAP program goals.
  • Coordinating with staff for requests for energy data, rebates, and other information requests.
  • Developing and providing accurate and timely reports for program status updates, annual strategic plans, and other reports as required or requested.

This Job Description is a guide listing the key responsibilities of the Job, not an all-inclusive list. It will be reviewed and revised periodically by management to meet the changing needs of ICAST.


  • Company Health, Dental, and Life Insurance plan for the employee at no cost! (charges will be added for spouse and family coverage)
  • Available Vision and Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • 403b Retirement Savings Plan available on day 1
  • Unlimited PTO Plan

Contact Robert Hensley, HGI, Office: 812.913.4411  Cell: 786.473.1740 or

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