Certified Age Friendly Employer (CAFE)

The Age Friendly Foundation’s Certified Age Friendly Employer (CAFE) program is an initiative to identify those organizations that are committed to being the best places to work for employees at or above age 50, and to assist age 50+ job seekers by identifying age friendly employers.

NWCCOG is proud to join a select list of employers that stand apart in the U.S. workplace and the communities where they conduct business. Flexible work schedules, training programs, and great benefits are just a few examples of the employment practices that place you ahead of your competition when it comes to retaining and attracting workers and customers over age 50.

Current Job Openings

The Northwest Colorado Council of Governments has partnered with BidNet as part of the Rocky Mountain E-Purchasing System to post bid opportunities to this site.  As a vendor, you can register with the Rocky Mountain E-Purchasing System  and be sure that you see all available bids and opportunities.

Link to the Northwest Colorado Council of Governments open solicitations:

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Link to Vendor Registration Screen:

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What is an Energy Efficiency Tech?

Techs make homes more energy efficient, safer, less expensive to live in, and more comfortable by:

  • Insulating attics, crawl spaces, basements, or walls.
  • Finding and sealing air leaks in the home’s shell.
  • Tackling various home retrofits, using basic skills from carpentry to plumbing.
  • Using diagnostic tools to figure out solutions. Get ready to learn about Blower Doors, Combustion Analyzers, and Thermal Imaging Cameras.
  • Making simple low-cost improvements to lighting, faucets, and thermostats.
  • Improving safety with everything from installing carbon monoxide and smoke detectors to fixing gas leaks.

As you learn more, you’ll not only be rewarded with performance evaluations and potential pay increases, but you’ll also gain advanced skills to:

  • Troubleshoot and repair heating and ventilation systems.
  • Repair or install furnaces, water heaters, and heat pumps.
  • Tackle complex weatherization remodeling and repair projects.

What are the benefits?

  • Pay $19-30+ – most inexperienced techs start at $24+ and experienced at $28+
  • Tools, training, work vehicles, and cell phone provided
  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance
  • 4-Day work week (M-TH)
  • 16 days* Annual Leave Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • 14 paid Holidays*
  • Opportunity to advance and increase pay as you learn new skills
  • Retirement plan with generous employer match
  • Chance to travel to beautiful and remote areas throughout Northwest Colorado.

*PTO and Holidays at 8 hours/day

What does an ideal candidate have?

  • Interest in working closely with teammates and a desire to help others.
  • Ability to meet the position requirements below.
  • Strong work ethic and capacity to do quality work.
  • Desire to be on the front line for climate action.
  • Related work experience.
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish a plus.  May be eligible for increased pay.

What are the position requirements?

  • Valid Driver’s license and driving record suitable for insurability.
  • Pass a background check.
  • Lift 50 pounds unassisted and handle loads of 10-40 lbs. repeatedly.
  • Be agile and flexible. Work in tight spaces (24″ vertical clearance).
  • Drive vans and trucks on mountain roads in all types of weather.
  • Work safely at heights up to 35 feet indoors and outdoors.
  • Travel out of town overnight a few times per month for 1-3 nights.
  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Communicate to team members and clients in English.
  • Have basic math skills for measurements and calculations.
  • Willingness to work in attics, crawlspaces, outside, and in other difficult or dirty conditions.

Experience or education in construction, weatherization, energy efficiency, maintenance, HVAC, or sustainability is a definite plus.

Never done this kind of work before?  No problem. Training is provided.  So, if you learn fast and work hard, you’ll catch on in no time.

Interested?  Here’s how to apply.

Text or call 970-333-6268 for more information.  Email a resume to energyjobs@nwccog.org . Or apply online at www.nwccog.org.

Energy Efficiency Techs are the heart and soul of our mission to provide quality energy efficiency services in a safe and cost-effective manner to income qualified households through proven energy conservation solutions.

Please click here for a pdf of l job description.

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