Job Purpose: To reinforce and bolster the Association’s technical capabilities and influence in the standards and codes arenas for the benefit of member companies and the overall gypsum industry in the U.S. and Canada.
Handle routine inquiries on publications, technical questions, standards and building codes.
Oversee publications review and the process (non-code referenced).
Serve as a representative to standards development organizations both in a “fill-in” capacity as needed but also functionally, especially in key committees to ensure total coverage.
Assist in systems and data reviews, especially for GA-600 Fire Resistance and Sound Control Design Manual.
Manage smaller scale research and testing projects. Assist with larger research and testing projects.
If necessary, be able to fill-in for the director on an interim basis.
Assist the publications department, as needed, in publishing documents, including the web site.
Manage the testing and research database, including making it electronic, being the principle person handling member and code official inquiries for reports, etc. Be the owner of this informational resource.
Manage the technical publications review schedule and the technical publications library.
Travel up to 15% – 20% as required.
Familiarity with ASTM, NFPA, ISO, ASHRAE and/or other standards and standards organizations, including reading, and interpreting pertinent documents. Prior experience in a task group, subcommittee or main committee leadership role a plus.
Ability to read, understand and interpret basic requirements of model building codes. Code submittal experience, hearings experience or if a former code official a plus.
Basic fire resistant design, testing experience and/or knowledge – having conducted evaluations or tests a plus.
Ability to read basic CADD drawings is required.
“Tech-line” experience; being the person at the receiving end of the phone responding to technical inquiries.
Familiarity with gypsum products and/or systems/assemblies using gypsum highly desired – familiarity with basic construction techniques and practices required.
Basic familiarity in building envelope issues and acoustics a plus.
Basic project management skills and abilities required; more detailed experience a plus.
Experience working in or with associations preferred, but not required.
BS in Engineering, Architecture, Chemistry/Material Science, Construction Technology or similar field.
In lieu of above, or in addition and given extra consideration, several years of field experience as a master tradesman, code inspector/official or other related occupation.
LEED Green Assoc. (or other sustainable design certification) or obtain within one year of hire.
Additional work/education in project management a plus.
Additional work/education in specification writing a plus.
Additional Salary Information: Benefits Package: The Gypsum Association has a small staff and places an emphasis on teamwork and collaboration. We strive to offer a competitive salary and package of benefits, including medical, dental and vision insurance, employer-matching 401(k) plan, disability, life insurance, and paid vacation and sick time.
To view the complete position description, please visit: https://www.gypsum.org/employment-opportunity/
The Gypsum Association is a not-for-profit trade association established in 1930.
To be eligible for membership, a firm or individual must manufacture gypsum board under the provisions of ASTM Standard C 1396. The Gypsum Association is located in the Washington, D.C., metro area. It represents manufacturers of gypsum board in the U.S. and Canada and provides the construction industry, standards s...etting bodies, and the code enforcement community with technical information and assistance. The Association is moving to a new office location in Silver Spring, Maryland in December 2017.