LEAP is Hiring! Seeking Residential Efficiency Retrofit Technicians.


The Local Energy Alliance Program (LEAP) is a community non-profit organization that facilitates the adoption of clean energy technology, primarily via energy-efficiency improvements in existing homes and buildings as well as solar power community campaigns. Our primary activities are assessing buildings of all kinds, providing recommendations for efficiency improvements, coordinating access to contractors and utility and government rebates, and promoting solar power as applicable. LEAP’s headquarters office is located near downtown Charlottesville with a satellite office in Fairfax.


LEAP is seeking applications for two Residential Efficiency Retrofit Technicians. Primary responsibilities include installing insulation using various techniques and materials (roll, sheeting, spray, blown, or other methods), targeted air sealing of homes from both the inside and outside of the house, duct sealing, and other energy-efficiency improvements. Work will be based out of central Charlottesville and travel into Albemarle County using a company vehicle.

Skills Needed

  • Familiarity with residential construction techniques
  • Willingness to learn Weatherization Assistance Program Standard Work Specifications, HVAC and other applicable building codes, and OSHA Health and Safety procedures
  • Ability to proficiently use and properly maintain tools, equipment, and materials required for duties described
  • Ability to communicate courteously and professionally with clients and homeowners
  • Maintain a valid driver’s license and driving record
  • Willingness to work in sometimes tight crawl spaces or attics, year-round
  • Attention to detail and patience to execute the job properly

Preferred Education/Experience

  • High School Diploma, GED, or equivalent, but not required
  • Field experience in construction, carpentry, or other trade
  • Mechanical skills or engine repair experience

Pay and Compensation

  • Positions will start at a minimum of $15/hr and could pay $18/hr with relevant experience and capabilities
  • Bonuses for meeting safety goals and employment benchmarks
  • 15 days of Paid Time Off along with paid holidays
  • Health insurance and other benefits
  • Every other Friday off
  • Paid training and professional development opportunities

Send resumes to info@leap-va.org or call 434-227-4666 to express interest in the position.

LEAP is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will be treated equally without regard to race, gender, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, age, or any other protected classification under Federal or State law.

We will stop accepting resumes and expressions of interest once the positions are filled, so don’t wait to get in touch!

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