Weatherization Specialist (#RC0301)
$19.40-$23.57 Hourly / $3,362.67-$4,085.47 Monthly / $40,352.00-$49,025.60 Yearly


Under general supervision, performs semi-skilled work in the installation of all weatherization measures in residences; and does related or other work as required in accordance with Rule 3, Section 3 of the Civil Service Rules.


This is the working level class in the Weatherization Specialist series. An employee in this class is responsible for performing a variety of semi-skilled tasks related to installation of various Weatherization measures and minor repair and rehabilitation work. Employees receive training in Basic Weatherization from Pacific Gas and Electric Company.


  • Repairs or fabricates doors, door frames, and window frames; installs lockets and dead bolts; repairs and replaces glass, including caulking, glazing, and window repair.
  • Prepares attics and installs insulation; installs water heater blankets, weather stripping, ceiling fans, gaskets, pipe insulation, thermostats, and various water flow restricting devices; installs and frames window coolers.
  • Tests gas appliances for carbon monoxide out put, drafting ventilation and safe operation; places unsafe appliances out of service and arranges for repair or replacement; conducts tests to detect leaks and drafts; locates leaks and repairs vents, ducts, gaps in doors, windows, or walls.
  • Patches holes in walls and cracks in exterior; performs rehabilitation repairs; replaces toilets, sub floor, and floor covering; performs light carpentry and sheetrock.
  • Operates a variety of motorized tools, equipment, and vehicles, and performs minor maintenance of same; uses hand tools common to the building trades.
  • Reads, interprets, and works from sketches, diagrams or simple blueprints; may forecast material needs and order supplies; loads various building materials and supplies on to truck; maintains accurate inventory of all building supplies; maintains routine records; may prepare routine reports.


    Experience: Six months of semi-skilled experience in at least one of the building trades.




    Experience: One year of unskilled labor in a building trade.





    License: Possession of valid unrestricted California driver’s license.


    The basic methods, practices, tools, and materials used in the several building maintenance trades; the occupational hazards and safety precautions.


    Perform semi-skilled work in a variety of building trades; understand and follow oral and written instructions; write simple notations and prepare simple reports; do heavy lifting and manual labor; maintain effective working relationships; deal effectively with members of the public; solve installation problems; make decisions about correct utilization of Weatherization materials and methods.


    Mobility: Stand for long periods of time; push and pull; bend and squat; drive; operate heavy equipment; climb stairs; crawl; work in tight spaces such as attics; lift and carry up to 100 pounds; Visual: overall vision sufficient to read close-up; color perception; eye-hand coordination; Dexterity: reaching; grasping; repetitive motion; writing; use of hand tools such as hammer, screwdriver, power tools, saws; Hearing/Talking: hear on the telephone/radio; hear faint sounds; talk on telephone /radio; Emotional/ Psychological Factors: public contact; decision making; heights; working alone; occasional working overtime; Environmental Conditions: noise; dirt, dust, smoke, fumes, poor ventilation; indoor and outdoor temperature conditions.

    CLASS: RC0301; EST: 2/13/1991; REV: 3/13/2002;