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LEED Assistant Manager

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Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Location District of Columbia - America North
Town/City Washington
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 01/05/2009
Company Name US Green Building Council
Contact Name E. Tarring.
Fax 202-478-5046
Email jobs@usgbc.org
Website Further Details / Applications
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The LEED Assistant Manager is an integral member of the LEED team, working directly with a LEED Manager reporting to a LEED Director. Primary responsibilities include participating in the review of applications for project certifications and credit interpretation requests under the LEED Rating Systems. The LEED Assistant Manager will collaborate with senior technical staff, consultants, and project teams to evaluate project documentation, review technical inquiries, and prepare reports and correspondence. Additionally, the LEED Assistant Manager will provide comprehensive support to a technical volunteer committee and staff leading the development and implementation of the LEED Rating Systems.

Specific Responsibilities Include:

  • Outreach
    • May Initiate and develop collaborative relationships with related non-profits, associations, USGBC committees, and contractors needed for technical services.
    • Attend and present at relevant conferences, representing USGBC and LEED
  • Implementation
    • As part of a new rating system or balloted credit change roll-out, assist in coordination with USGBC Marketing, Market Development, GBCI, Communications and Education, including Greenbuild, staff in the development of targeted materials, information, workshops and trainings, publications, certification and accreditation adjustments, and volume program impacts.
    • Assist in coordination of development of LEED rating system submittals for one or more LEED market sectors
  • Technical Development
    • Assist in coordination development of LEED rating system credits for one or more LEED market sectors
    • May serve as a liaison to the LEED Market Development team and GBCI staff to provide information and assist with resolving technical issues related to LEED market sectors for specific projects or issues
  • Large, Long Term LEED Technical Projects or Programs
    • Assist in coordination of development of a technical project or program
    • Assist in development of goals, objectives, metrics, project plans and then monitor project status, provide course correction as necessary
    • Assist staff responsible for implementation, training if appropriate, and project close out
    • Assist in coordination with appropriate staff, e.g., IT if an LO project.
  • QA/QC
    • Facilitate the LEED certification review process including:
      • Administrative and technical reviews and edits to draft documents;
      • Discussions with and providing direction to LEED certification consultant teams;
      • Communication—written and verbal—with project teams; and
      • Coordinating as needed with USGBC Communications Services department on completed LEED certifications.
    • Facilitate administrative process for and assist with technical reviews of all CIR draft rulings.
    • Assist as needed with LEED Template and LEED Online updates and customer service.
    • Provide technical support as needed to LEED Customer Service team via leedinfo and phone inquiries.
    • Support LEED technical committees – Technical Advisory Groups (TAGs) – with the development and implementation of LEED Rating Systems including:
      • Participating in regularly scheduled TAG conference calls preparing and distributing agendas, discussion notes, memos, minutes and correspondence;
      • Scheduling meetings and conference calls;
      • Managing listservs and Web site content;
      • Coordinating LEED product technical reviews;
      • Coordinating TAG activities relating to the resolution of LEED Credit Interpretation Requests (CIRs);
      • Serving as quality control for LEED CIR responses; and
      • Managing new LEED committee member appointments, elections, and orientation for TAGs and application guide committees

Related Organizational Goals and Objectives:

  • Encourage and accelerate global adoption of green building practices through LEED standards, tools and performance criteria.
  • Offer a comprehensive portfolio of programs including technical tools and services supporting LEED products to meet the diverse needs of the building industry.
  • Deliver customer service that is professional, timely and targeted to the customer’s needs.
  • Provide Council with technical experience and knowledge as a design professional.
  • Streamline LEED certification processes and procedures among consultants and committees.
  • Create tools and methods to facilitate communication among both review and project teams, saving time and using resources most effectively.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Engineering, Environmental Management with 2-5 years of professional practice experience. Masters degree strongly preferred.
  • Minimum 2 years experience in building design and construction (siting, envelope, structure)
  • Working knowledge of building energy systems (HVAC, electrical, plumbing)
  • General understanding of high performance green building design specifically regarding energy modeling, indoor air quality, and material selection
  • LEED Accredited Professional status preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and teams
  • Energetic, detail-oriented, able to prioritize
  • Passion for and commitment to USGBC’s mission
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