U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Building Technologies Office
Draft Job and Task Analysis
Job/Task Analysis (JTA) is a systematic procedure for determining what tasks are performed in a specific occupation. These tasks are then analyzed to determine the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform them. Groups of 6-12 public- and private-sector industry practitioners collaborated to develop each of the JTAs below; a list of these workshop participants may be found at the back of each document. To learn more about how these industry practitioners were selected, please see the project approach page.
Job Categories Examined
The six job categories for which JTAs were created are listed below. The descriptions that follow each job category were defined by the industry practitioners who drafted the JTAs and are meant to provide context to each category.
Commercial Building Energy Auditor
A Commercial Building Energy Auditor is an energy solutions professional who assesses facility systems, observes site conditions, analyzes and evaluates equipment and energy usage, and recommends strategies to reduce energy, water, and associated costs to help clients meet established goals.
View the Commercial Building Energy Auditor JTA
A Commissioning/Retro-Commissioning Authority manages the development and implementation of a documented quality assurance process to verify that new or existing buildings function according to the owner's requirements.
View the Commissioning/Retro-Commissioning Authority JTA
Commercial Building Energy Modeler
A Commercial Building Energy Modeler constructs engineering and economic models to represent the performance of buildings, in order to evaluate and quantify the impact of policy, design, retrofit, and operational decisions.
View the Commercial Building Energy Modeler JTA
An Energy/Sustainability Manager monitors energy and material consumption in facilities by performing site audits and conducting energy and sustainability analyses, to identify opportunities to increase building efficiencies, promote renewable resources, and minimize the social, environmental, and financial impacts of an organization's operation.
View the Energy/Sustainability Manager JTA
A Facility Manager is a building maintenance specialist and property administrator who conducts building operations and maintenance activities, coordinates facility programs and projects, and supervises building personnel by inspecting the facility, analyzing building data, forecasting future needs, solving problems, and communicating with others to ensure the efficient and sustainable operations of the facility and the satisfaction of the facility occupants.
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Operating Engineer/Building Technician
An Operating Engineer/Building Technician is a professional who manages commercial and laboratory buildings by maintaining, operating, and repairing HVAC, life safety, electrical, and plumbing systems, and performing general building maintenance to optimize equipment performance, maintain the building's operability, and ensure the comfort and safety of occupants.
View the Operating Engineer/Building Technician JTA