Employment Opportunities

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Blitz Build 2006

Thank you for your interest in employment opportunities with Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East.

There are no employment positions open at this time. However, we encourage those interested to check this page for future openings. In the meantime, if you’d like to get involved, we encourage you to look at our volunteer opportunities.

Blitz Build 2006

Construction Supervisor

Department:  Housing Department of Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East

Reports to:     Director of Construction

 

Position Description

The Construction Supervisor leads families, volunteers and regulars in performing in-house construction activities, including site preparation, foundation systems, concrete work, rough framing, window/door installation, weatherproofing, siding, painting, flooring installation, cabinet/millwork installation, interior painting and landscaping. This position directly supervises work teams on site.

Reports to: DIRECTOR OF CONSTRUCTION

The Construction Supervisor is responsible for the following activities:

The construction supervisors are in charge of day-to-day construction activities, and supervise Americorps staff, volunteers and Habitat families performing their sweat equity. This person must be mindful of the diverse abilities of Habitat volunteers and families and assign work that can be accomplished successfully. Providing a quality volunteer experience is a key element of our mission. Habitat also has a corps of skilled regulars, and the construction supervisor will identify and encourage skilled volunteers who work regularly to lead other volunteers.
Coordinate with the Director of Construction and the individual site staff to prioritize daily/weekly tasks to be accomplished by Habitat staff, families and volunteers. Participate in the development and updating of project schedules. Communicate issues of concern and potential schedule delays to the Director of Construction as they arise.
Gain/maintain a thorough understanding of the permitted construction documents and all construction drawings provided. Review the construction details for each activity in advance with the Director of Construction. Each Construction Supervisor is responsible for meeting the Habitat Quality Assurance standards.
Maintain the quality assurance check sheets. Habitat strives to build safe, decent, affordable and sustainable homes. QA check sheets verify that work completed has been inspected prior to proceeding to the next phase/stage of the construction. Check sheets require dual sign-off by the construction supervisor and the Director of Construction.
Create a positive, safe and productive on-site experience for all Habitat volunteers and families. The top concern for each construction supervisor is to maintain a safe work environment. At each construction site, the construction team shall present a daily safety orientation for all volunteers and families. In addition, the construction supervisor is responsible for insuring that proper safety equipment is in use and that tools are safe to use. Remove faulty tools from use upon discovery and notify the Director of Construction.. When first aid supplies are used, notify the Director of Construction. Each site must have a fully stocked First Aid kit, a Safety Binder, and a map to the nearest emergency facility. Maintain a safe work site throughout the workday.
Federal and State laws prohibit discrimination on the basis of age, gender, marital status, race, creed, color, religion, disabilities or handicaps. Be mindful, and when necessary, emphasize that discrimination will not be tolerated on Habitat job sites.
Participate in regular construction meetings, organization meetings and other required events. This position works Tuesday through Saturday and is based at the supervisor’s assigned job site.

Required Skills & Experience:

Minimum of 7-10 years of experience in residential construction.
Minimum of 5 years experience as a lead carpenter/construction supervisor
Minimum of 3 years experience in residential new construction with an emphasis on tract / production of homes and/or apartments.
Proven ability to take a project from plans to a completed structure, including blueprint reading, preparing material take offs, and extensive knowledge of all phases of residential construction.
Working knowledge of the 2011 Oregon Residential Specialty Code.
Excellent math skills.
Ability to assess the capabilities of others and to teach basic construction techniques to unskilled families and volunteers.
Strategic thinking with ability to adapt to changes.

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Familiarity / experience with project management and scheduling.
  • Prior experience working with volunteers.

 

APPLICATION PACKETS MUST INCLUDE:

  1. A complete resume, including dates of employment.
  2. The names and contact information for three references.
  3. A cover letter including answers to the following questions:
  • How have the personal and professional experiences you have had in your life prepared you and directed you to apply for this position?
  • How did you hear about this position?

 

To apply, submit the above information to: sharon@habitatportlandmetro.org with “HFH” in the subject by Wednesday, April 22, 2015 before 3:00pm please.

 

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 is an equal opportunity employer.

ReStore Assistant / Donations Driver

This is a paid part time position reporting directly to the Store Manager. The Store Assistant/Donations Driver is responsible for working with other Store Staff in running the day to day operations of the store as well as being a backup donations pickup driver or assistant to the driver.

Required Skills and Experience:

Ability to lift 50 lbs. on an ongoing basis
Knowledge of basic computer and email functions
Valid driver’s license with NO major infractions within the past 3 years
Ability to work effectively in a team environment

Visit www.pdxrestore.org/employment for full job description

To apply, submit resume to steven@pdxrestore.org by Friday, April 11th at 5:00pm

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 is an equal opportunity employer.

Donation Pickup Driver

The Portland Metro ReStores are looking for a highly motivated individual to join our team of committed professionals to help take our ReStore operation to its next exciting level. The Donation Pickup Driver is responsible for performing general driver duties as described below for the pickup of donations at private homes and businesses.

Required Skills and Experience:

Safely and competently drive and maneuver large box trucks
Safely use equipment to maneuver large loads
Safely lift 50 pounds on an ongoing basis
Knowledge and ability to operate GPS, phone systems, computers and warehouse equipment
Excellent communication and team work skills

Preferred skills:

  • High school education or better
  • Prior experience driving large box trucks
  • Customer service experience

 

Employment is contingent on passing a background check and having a clean driving record for the last 3 years.

 

For full job description, please visit http://www.pdxrestore.org/employment

 

Application must include:

A complete resume, including dates of employment

Three references: two professional and one personal

 

To apply, submit the above information to: malia@pdxrestore.org. Position open until filled.

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 is an equal opportunity employer.

Anti-Discrimination Policy

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!