FSEC Training Specialist

Orlando, Florida
May 03, 2023
Jul 01, 2023

Unleash YOUR Potential With Us

As a next-generation public research institute, we are an inclusive community of thinkers, doers, creators, innovators, healers, and leaders striving to shape the future and solve the world's most challenging problems. No matter what your role is, when you join Knight Nation, you'll play an integral role in pushing us forward to become among the most impactful universities in the country. You'll be met with opportunities to connect and collaborate with uniquely talented faculty, staff, and students across 13 colleges and multiple campuses and regional locations. That means greater challenges to tackle, more meaningful opportunities to grow, and rewarding experiences that go beyond a paycheck. We're seeking qualified, motivated individuals who will help UCF fulfill its mission in unleashing the potential of every individual, enriching the human experience through inclusion, discovery, and innovation; and propelling broad-based prosperity for the many communities we serve.

The Opportunity:

The Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC) is looking for a Training Specialist I to join their team. FSEC is helping transform the building industry to build verified energy-efficient homes. The successful candidate will work on developing curriculum, training contractors in new and existing continuing education courses, helping with training of HERS energy raters, obtaining certifications, and conducting quality inspections to verify contractor performance both with submitted software files and in-field (homes located throughout the Southeast) inspections.


  • Develop curriculum & tests as required to train contractors on latest procedures to comply with various energy efficiency program requirements.

  • Submit courses for approval from certifying agencies.

  • Train contractors through webinars, videos, in-person classes including using specific equipment.

  • Conduct quality energy rater file review to verify files submitted for energy ratings meet all program requirements and file issues and educate the rater on how to correct mistakes.

  • Conduct quality inspections of homes where energy raters and home efficiency auditors have submitted projects in order to meet program inspection requirements.

  • Travel involved, including overnight travel.

  • Take education courses/webinars to learn about job duties and changing program requirements and to learn about building science.

  • Earn and maintain certification as a HERS trainer.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's or Master's degree and 0+ years of relevant experience. The UCF policy requires completion and passing of a physical exam for this position.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with construction or construction documents.

  • Experience teaching technical capabilities to adults.

  • Experience conducting energy audits or energy ratings of homes or buildings.

  • Experience using software that calculates or projects energy use of homes.

Health Assessment Required:

The UCF policy requires completion and passing of a physical exam for this position.

Special instructions to the Applicants:

  • Position requires a valid Class E driver's license. This position may involve driving to various locations on and off campus to conduct University business.

  • Position will require the ability to lift 50 lbs., ability to climb ladders, and inspect attics as part of a quality on-site inspection.

Are Benefits Important to You?

Working at UCF has its perks! In addition to helping drive change and having a positive impact by supporting our students, staff, and faculty, UCF offers:

  • Benefit packages, including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Flexible Spending, and Employee Assistance Program

  • Paid time off, including annual and sick leave and paid holidays

  • Retirement savings options

  • Employee discounts, including tickets to many Orlando attractions

  • Education assistance

  • Flexible work environment

  • And more…For more benefits information, go to UCF Employee Benefits Guide (12-14-21)

Who Are We?

Founded in 1963 to fuel the region's talent pipeline and support the growing U.S. space program, UCF is built to make a better future for our students and society. It's one of the reasons U.S. News & World Report ranks UCF among the nation's top 20 most innovative colleges, while Forbes, Kiplinger, and The Princeton Review rank us a best-value university. UCF is one of 14 universities nationwide designated as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution and a Research 1 university. With 13 colleges, including a fully accredited College of Medicine, UCF offers more than 220-degree programs between its main campus, downtown campus, hospitality campus, academic health sciences campus, and 11 UCF Connect centers located throughout the region. In addition, UCF extends its reach to communities in and beyond Central Florida by offering complete, online programs leading to bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, Ph.D.'s., certificates, and more.

Unless explicitly stated on the job posting, it is UCF's expectation that an employee of UCF will reside in Florida as of the date the employment begins.

Additional Requirements related to Research Positions:

Pursuant to Florida State Statute 1010.35, prior to offering employment to certain individuals in research-related positions, UCF is required to conduct additional screening. Applicants subject to additional screening include any citizen of a foreign country who is not a permanent resident of the U.S., or who is a citizen or permanent resident but is affiliated with or has had at least 1 year of education, employment, or training in China, Cuba, Iran, Russia, North Korea, Syria, or Venezuela.

The additional screening requirements only apply to research-related positions, including, but not limited to faculty, graduate positions, individuals compensated by research grants or contract funds, post-doctoral positions, undergraduate positions, visiting assistant professors, and visiting research associates.


Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC)

Work Schedule

Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Type of Appointment


Expected Salary

$48,722.00 to Negotiable

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. UCF's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at http://www.oie.ucf.edu/documents/PresidentsStatement.pdf.

As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.

The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer.

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