Senior Weatherization Specialist (#RC0302)
$25.74-$31.29 Hourly / $4,461.85-$5,423.40 Monthly / $53,542.22-$65,080.90 Yearly


Under general supervision, assesses client and dwelling eligibility for participation in the weatherization and rehabilitation programs offered through the Human Services Agency; prepares analysis of work to be performed on dwellings' and does related or other work as required in accordance with Rule 3, Section 3 of the Civil Service Rules.


This is the lead worker level class in the Weatherization Specialist series. An employee in this class is responsible for assessing applicant eligibility and determining work to be performed. Employees in this class serve as lead worker and trainer over a Weatherization Specialist performing a variety of semi-skilled tasks in accordance with program guidelines and for inspecting the work of Weatherization Specialists. Incumbents are expected to be competent in a variety of semi-skilled trades and receive training in basic weatherization and client assessment from Pacific Gas and Electric Company.


  • Assesses applicant eligibility for participation in weatherization and rehabilitation programs; estimates work needed to be performed on dwellings to meet weatherization standards, rehabilitations guidelines, and codes.
  • Serves as lead person over workers performing various duties involved in weatherizing and repairing residential dwellings; trains new employees, trainees and program participants.
  • Repairs or fabricates doors, door frames, and window frames; installs locksets 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: Three years of semi-skilled experience in at least one of the building trades. 

Experience: 18 months as a Weatherization Specialist in San Joaquin County Service. 

License: Possession of valid California driver’s license.


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


Train and lead workers of lesser skill and experience in work as necessary; 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 weekends/nights/overtime; Environmental Conditions-Noise; dirt dust smoke, fumes, poor ventilation; indoor and outdoor temperature conditions.

San Joaquin County complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and, upon request, will consider reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

CLASS: RC0302; EST: 2/13/1991; REV: 3/13/2002;