About the Green & Healthy Homes Initiative
The Green & Healthy Homes Initiative (GHHI) is the recognized leader for green, healthy, safe and energy efficient housing intervention services in low-income communities, having designed the work now supported by multiple federal agencies, philanthropy and private sector nonprofit partners. Join a national non-profit organization that is growing its direct services in Maryland using an integrated model that combines healthy housing and energy efficiency interventions to make homes safer and more affordable for families and seniors. The GHHI approach achieves multiple benefits, including healthier and more energy efficient homes, higher quality green jobs, increased economic opportunities for low income communities and better health outcomes for children so they have the opportunity to reach their potential in life. GHHI works with 65 partner jurisdictions nationally as the leading innovator in helping implement the groundbreaking GHHI integrated housing services delivery model and develop innovative funding sources to scale services for low income families.
The Green & Healthy Homes Initiative seeks an Energy Auditor-Healthy Homes Assessor professional to perform energy audits, environmental assessments and housing inspections of residential homes in the Baltimore region. This key position aims to help the organization reduce energy loss and home-based environmental health hazards in the homes of clients. The goal of GHHI is to utilize a single stream housing assessment and intervention model to create safe homes for children, families and older adults that are free of lead hazards, asthma triggers, and safety hazards, and that are weatherized and energy efficient.
- Conduct home energy audits, environmental assessments and housing inspections.
- Develop Scopes of Work for healthy homes (lead hazard reduction, mold/moisture remediation, integrated pest management, asthma trigger reduction, indoor air quality, household injury prevention), energy efficiency, weatherization and housing rehabilitation interventions.
- Coordinate and collaborate services with GHHI team members and partners: Senior Vice President of Maryland Programs, Housing Rehabilitation Manager, Intervention Coordinator, Housing Intervention Crew Members, Environmental Health Educators, housing and health departments, community organizations and referring agencies.
- Provide information to families on risk awareness, prevention techniques, and prevention resources for health and safety hazards identified in the home during the housing assessment.
- Install basic safety measures to reduce household safety hazards in Program properties.
- Perform integrated pest management in Program properties where applicable.
- Report data in compliance with standards and regulations and maintain responsibility for project reports.
- Monitor achievement toward Program goals and make recommendations towards overcoming barriers for service delivery.
- Support community development work to increase Program referrals, build Program partnerships and recommend additional resources that Program clients can utilize.
- Participate in weekly and other team meetings as appropriate.
- Other duties as assigned related to organizational mission and programs.
- BPI Energy Auditor or Building Analyst certification required.
- Minimum of two years of experience in performing home energy audits or in a relevant field as a housing inspector required.
- Knowledge and professional experience conducting home inspections, cost estimating, preparing scopes of work or remediating home-based environmental health issues – particularly lead hazard reduction, weatherization, and/or safety hazards.
- High proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
- Excellent organizational and time management skills.
- Excellent interpersonal communication skills and ability to work both independently and in a team environment.
- Professional, positive work ethic and desire to make a difference.
- Candidate must possess valid Maryland driver’s license and have own vehicle for transportation.
- College degree.
- Maryland Pest Control Applicator certification, previous integrated pest management experience, degree in IPM related field preferred, and willingness to obtain certification where needed.
- Spanish speaking skills helpful, but not required.
This is a full-time, exempt position. Position includes full benefits package and competitive salary commensurate with experience. Required certification courses will be provided where applicable. GHHI reserves the right, at its own discretion, to accept professional experience in a related field in lieu of any of the specific requirements above. GHHI is an equal opportunity employer and a drug free workplace. Interested candidates must send resume, cover letter, three professional references and salary requirements to GHHI’s Department of Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit www.ghhi.org for more information on the organization.
Founded in 1986, the Green & Healthy Homes Initiative is dedicated to addressing the social determinants of health and the advancement of racial and health equity through the creation of healthy, safe and energy efficient homes. By delivering a standard of excellence in its work, GHHI aims to eradicate the negative health impacts of unhealthy housing and unjust policies for children, seniors and families to ensure better health, economic and social outcomes with an emphasis on black and brown communities.