The ARMA Vice President of Technical Services (VPTS) serves as a primary technical voice for the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association in order to assure that asphalt roofing is accurately, equitably, and appropriately represented in all scientific and technical discussions regarding use and suitability in the built environment for both residential and commercial roofing applications.
Primary among the specific responsibilities of the VPTS is to manage all technical-related activities within ARMA, solicit feedback and guidance from ARMA members to develop consensus positions, serve as a technical liaison to organizations involved in the development of building standards, and serve as a recognized voice for the asphalt roofing industry in industry-related meetings and media and to users and specifiers of asphalt roofing products. Additionally, the VPTS is the key liaison to ARMA’s Codes Steering Group, Technical Affairs Committee, and related task forces and working groups. The VPTS will be responsible for working with administrative staff to manage committee and task force meetings and to implement and/or monitor the progress of committee programs and actions related to technical codes and standards. The VPTS will also participate in and/or lead various roofing industry coalitions.
The VPTS will proactively seek opportunities to affect codes positively for ARMA and its members – developing proposals to change existing building/energy codes, as well as suggesting modifications and/or objections to others’ proposed code changes. Additionally, from time to time the VPTS will engage in legislative/government relations matters as directed to advance the interests of the industry. Finally, the VPTS will manage the activities of ARMA’s external codes consultants, ensuring that their expertise is utilized to the maximum extent possible.
Essential Functions and Specific Responsibilities (estimated time noted)
Coordinate ARMA codes, standards and technical government affairs activities (45%)
Task group, committee and Board meetings
Manage research projects as directed by the Board
ICC, ASTM, ASHRAE, regional codes and standards meetings and activities (US and Canada)
Technical position papers and bulletins
Coordinate ARMA sustainability activities (10%)
Task group meetings
ARMA environmental reports, including EPDs, PCRs, LCAs
Develop position papers and bulletins
Environmental standards (LEED, Green Seal, etc.)
Represent ARMA as a technical voice in industry meetings and media (15%)
IIBEC, IRE, NRCA, WSRCA, FRSA and other roofing industry trade shows and educational conferences
AIA, GreenBuild, CSI
Author magazine articles and present media-sponsored webinars
Serve as a technical liaison to industry associations (15%)
NRCA, SPRI, ERA, PIMA, RCMA, NAIMA, SPFA, IIBEC, etc.
Respond to technical inquiries from consumers and ARMA members (10%)
Coordinate activities with ARMA Board and staff (5%)
In-depth knowledge of relevant building codes and their adoption processes
Building codes: IBC, IRC, IEBC, FBC/Miami-Dade, TDI, state adoptions and amendments
Energy codes: IECC, ASHRAE 90.1/90.2/189.1, CA Title 24, other state and local codes
Working knowledge of roofing product standards and the standards development processes
ASTM product and test standards for roofing and associated raw materials
Canadian Standards Association
Working knowledge of roofing product approval processes
ICC Evaluation Services and Acceptance Criteria Development
Florida Building Commission
Texas Department of Insurance
Basic knowledge of key green building standards and programs
LEED and similar green building rating systems
Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs)
Leadership and Consensus Building
Coordinate among members to establish consensus
Strategic advisor to develop positions on issues and assist with advocacy planning
Ensure consistency with ARMA’s strategic plan
Educate members on codes and regulations from technical and business perspectives
Monitor code and regulatory update processes to identify issues and ensure appropriate engagement
Research issues to provide input on threats and opportunities from regulatory requirements
Identify potential conflicts among stakeholders and seek resolution.
Working understanding of experimental design, scientific analysis, and statistical evaluation
Demonstrated capability to design and coordinate research studies
Demonstrated capability to prepare advocacy documents/white papers
Demonstrated capability to prepare persuasive media articles and webinars
Demonstrated capability to interact with task groups and build consensus
Demonstrated capability to plan, organize, facilitate, and monitor projects
Demonstrated capability to multi-task and respond quickly to ARMA member inquiries
Demonstrated capability to meet project objectives on time
Position does not require relocation. Remote workplace allowed.
Benefits: to be determined
Cover letter plus compensation requirements
Writing samples (2)
Professional references (2-3)
About Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association
ARMA is the North American trade association representing asphalt roofing manufacturing companies and their raw material suppliers. The Association includes the majority of North American manufacturers of asphalt shingles and asphalt low-slope roof membrane systems. Committed to advances in the asphalt roofing industry, ARMA is proud of the role it plays in promoting asphalt roofing to those in the building industry and to the public.