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Assistant Site Supervisor
Status: Regular, Full-time/Non-Exempt
Reports to: Site Supervisor
Salary: $14-$18/hour. Hourly rate is commensurate with experience. Includes full benefits package: medical, dental, vision and alternative care coverage; vacation and sick leave; holidays; flexible spending accounts; and matching retirement plan.
Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East revitalizes neighborhoods, builds affordable and sustainable homes, and empowers families through successful homeownership. Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East is an independent affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a global home building movement and top private home builder in the country. By providing affordable housing, home repairs, skilled construction training, financial education, and volunteer opportunities, the organization has transformed millions of lives, helped stabilize communities and fostered economic vitality in the region. Habitat welcomes people from all walks of life to partner in serving families in need and creating a better community for everyone who lives here.
We are seeking a highly motivated individual to join our team of committed professionals to help take a successful 36-year-old organization to new heights. The position is responsible for supporting the organization’s goal of building 23 homes next year. The individual will lead families and volunteers in performing in-house construction activiites, including site preparation, foundation systems, rough framing, window/door installation, weatherproofing, siding, painting, flooring installation, millwork installation, interior painting and landscaping.
Volunteers and Partner Homeowners
- Lead crews of volunteers in building homes
- Ensure appropriate safety practices at all times
- Teach needed skills to new volunteers
- Conduct regular quality control inspections
- Assist in the training of AmeriCorps crew members and volunteers
- Understand elements that contribute to successful volunteers and helps ensure that volunteers have a consistently positive, encouraging environment, motivating them to return
- Ensure that communication to volunteers and partner homeowners is respectful, accurate and timely
- Assist in identifying volunteer jobs/needs not currently filled and satisfies needs with appropriate volunteers
- Perform all hands-on construction tasks as directed by the VP of Construction and/or Site Supervisor
- “Fix” any construction task performed below acceptable standards by volunteers
- Suggest potential advantageous building practices and material cost savings opportunities to VP of Construction/Site Supervisor as identified
- Assist in the supervision of all site preparation and layout
- Assist in the supervision of job sites on each designated workday and work to ensure construction is accomplished in accordance with approved permits and plans
- Assist in training volunteers and partner families about construction tasks and appropriate safety measures
- Perform all homeowner warranty complaints and repairs
Other duties as assigned by the VP of Construction/Site Supervisor
Required Skills and Experience:
- 2 years experience in the construction/contracting business, especially as a carpenter or framer
- Ability to effectively work with, manage and lead volunteers
- Excel at multi-tasking with various projects and deadlines; attention to detail a must
- Excellent oral communication skills; effective with diverse audiences
- Ability to lift 50 lbs. Work will require climbing ladders, considerable standing, bending, kneeling and reaching in awkward and tiring positions and during all kinds of weather conditions
- This position works Tuesday through Saturday, 7:30 am – 3:30 pm and is located at the assigned job site
Application Packets must include:
- A complete resume, including dates of employment.
- A cover letter including answers to the following questions:
- Why are you interested in this position?
- How have the personal and professional experiences in your life prepared you for this position?
- How did you hear about this position?
To apply, submit resume and cover letter by Jan. 26, 2018, to Ramona Reule at Ramona@habitatportlandmetro.org, with “Assistant Site Supervisor” in the subject line.
Note: This job description is intended as a guideline only, and does not limit in any way the duties or responsibilities of any employee. Nothing herein shall be construed as a contract of employment, expressed or implied. All employment is terminable at will, with or without cause.
Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East hires a workforce representative of the communities we serve, understanding that a diverse workforce strengthens our organization. We value diversity and support a positive and welcoming environment where all employees can thrive.
Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified personnel for all our positions in a manner that does not unlawfully discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion, gender, marital status, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, veteran/reserve national guard status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.
Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East expects all staff, board and volunteers to behave in a way that reinforces the mission and founding principles of the organization. Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East, therefore, does not discriminate against any employee, volunteer, partner family or applicant for a Habitat home on the basis of race, color, cultural heritage, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, physical condition, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status or any other status protected under local, state, or federal law. This policy extends to all personnel decisions, terms and conditions of employment, vendor contracts and provision of services. Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East does not tolerate harassment for any reason. Respect for the dignity of others shall be the guiding principle for our relations with each other. Want to know more? Read our Frequently Asked Questions or see who qualifies for our program. Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East is a not-for-profit, 501(c)3 organization. If you would like more information about our organization or programs, please contact us at 503-287-9529. Thank you for your interest!