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State of Montana Energy & Community Assistance Specialist (37170) in Helena, Montana

The Intergovernmental Human Services Bureau manages over 13 safety net programs that are targeted to alleviate poverty and strengthen communities. Through partnerships with local human service and community action agencies, services such as energy assistance, weatherization, housing assistance, and food distribution improve the lives of community members and promote self-sufficiency for individuals and families. Below are more detailed job duties: * Interprets and provides oversight, training, and technical assistance to subrecipients regarding program policies, state and federal rules and regulations governing program activities including eligibility, administration, materials installation. * Researches and resolves questions and disputes related to policies associated with statewide implementation of Weatherization, LIEAP, Emergency Solutions, and Community Services Block Grant programs and privately and federally funded weatherization programs. * Reviews subrecipients’ monthly expenditures. * Conducts desk and on-site evaluations of the LIEAP, Weatherization, CSBG, and ESG activities to ensure subrecipients’ compliance with federal, state, and utility company rules, regulations and policies. * Evaluates subrecipients’ program performance to provide training and technical assistance as needed and develops corrective action plans to address significant deficiencies. * Monitors and inspects subrecipients’ weatherization installations, including verifying all energy measures meet program regulations and standards. * Tracks, maintains, and analyzes program and subrecipient data. Physical and Environmental Demands: * The majority of the work is in a typical office setting; however, the position is subject to in-state travel of about 800 miles per month. This position conducts site visits (up to 30% of the time), and works at personal residences, which includes performing physical requirements such as climbing ladders and stairs, kneeling and crawling in tight and low-ceiling space (confined spaces), extreme temperatures, hazardous materials, and working while wearing safety equipment such as eye protection and a respirator. * Knowledge of community/service-based grant/contract management, and program monitoring. * General knowledge of grant-funded programs such as: LIEAP, Weatherization, CSBG and ESG programs. * General knowledge of residential energy conservation measures. * Excellent customer service skills, attention to details, and time management skills. * Mathematical skills including adding, subtracting, dividing and multiplying and ability to learn and apply higher-level mathematical and analytical skills. * Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate complex information in verbal and written form. * Ability to be comfortable working in confined spaces, heights, near insects, dust, inclement weather, etc. * Ability to interpret regulations, policies and provide guidance to others. * Ability to identify issues and problem solve. * Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with employees, clients, subrecipients, and public and private entities. * Ability to operate a personal computer and general office equipment as necessary to complete essential functions, including using spreadsheet, word processing, database, email, internet and other computer programs. *Minimum Qualifications: * Bachelor’s degree in public administration, business, social sciences, human services, or related field. * Two years of job-related work experience in human service programs, grant/contract management, program monitoring, or related program management. * Other combinations of education, experience, and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be considered on a case-by-case basis. * Building Performance Institute (BPI) certification as a Quality Control Inspector (QCI) with weatherization inspection experience highly preferred at time of hire. * National Certifications as Results Oriented Management and Accountability (ROMA) Implementer or Trainer highly preferred at time of hire. For a full copy of the job description, please contact Kaley Argee To be considered for this position, please submit the following materials online through the State of Montana Careers site: * Cover Letter * Resume (Please type responses in a Word document and attach to application. HELPFUL HINT: When attaching a document, you must check the “relevant document” box to ensure your attachments are uploading correctly to the specific application. Please do not attach more than requested. If you have more than 25 attachments in the system you will need to email these to: Failure to attach the required material will conclude in an incomplete application. You must also keep those relevant boxes checked once you submit your application; if you uncheck the box with an active application it will delete the attachment.) The State of Montana offers a comprehensive benefits package, which includes: • 15 paid vacation days • 12 sick days • 10 paid holidays a year To view State of Montana’s medical, dental, vision coverage, and other offerings, you can visit our Health Care and Benefits website at, This is an open until filled position. /To be considered for any DPHHS Agency position, applicants must complete and submit their application online, as well as upload any required application materials. Successful applicant(s) are required to successfully pass all DPHHS specific background check(s) relevant to each position./ DPHHS is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Job: Community/Social Services* *Title: *Energy & Community Assistance Specialist (37170) Location: Helena Requisition ID: 21142585