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.