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Assistant Construction Superintendent

Company: Habitat for Humanity Portland Region
Location: Portland
Posted on: June 7, 2024

Job Description:

Position: Assistant Construction Superintendent 1 Department: Construction Reports to: Construction Site Superintendent Status: Full-time; Non-exempt Level: C Compensation: $20.43/hour to $24.90/hour; See Starting Salary Expectations section below. About Us: At Habitat for Humanity Portland Region, we believe that everyone deserves a stable and affordable place to call home. Founded in 1981, we have built and repaired homes in partnership with over 3,000 people across the Portland region. Habitat for Humanity Portland Region is an independent affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a global home-building movement and top private home builder in the country. We are intentional about building a healthy and thriving organizational culture and envision a community of staff, partners, volunteers, and donors who are deeply committed to equitable and anti-racist practices in every facet of our organization. We engage in continual learning and seek ways to operationalize equitable practices. Our Equity Statement and Cultural Compact are living, breathing documents that we continually work toward. Habitat for Humanity Portland Region operates out of two offices (Hillsboro and NE Portland), three brick and mortar stores (Beaverton, Gresham and Portland), one warehouse (NE Portland), and construction sites in east and west Portland, Beaverton, Hillsboro, King City, Gresham, and Lake Oswego. Please visit our website and social media pages to learn more. Note to Candidates: We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive organization and we are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. We recognize that requirements for educational and experience minimums create unnecessary barriers for under-served populations in pursuing employment opportunities in which they may be successful. In considering this alongside our Equity practices, we have removed educational and experience minimum requirements in order to focus on candidates' abilities to excel based on the responsibilities of the position. We strongly encourage you to apply, even if you don't believe you meet every one of the qualifications described. Position Overview: The Construction Crew Lead is integral to Habitat for Humanity's goals of building more homes and better neighborhoods and communities throughout our service area. The primary responsibility is to lead groups of volunteers to build homes at different phases of construction. Tasks include but are not limited to site prep, framing, finish carpentry, interior and exterior paint, landscaping, clean up, and performing punch list work assigned by the Assistant Superintendent or Superintendent. Crew Leads also provide daily-on site orientations and safety talks. On occasion, participation in larger community projects and affiliate events is required, at times outside of the normal work week. Responsibilities: Volunteers and Partner Homeowners -- Lead and teach crews of volunteers in building homes -- Understand elements that contribute to successful volunteer experiences and help ensure that volunteers have a consistently safe, positive, encouraging environment, motivating them to return -- Ensure that communication with volunteers and partner homeowners is respectful, accurate, and timely -- Assist in identifying volunteer jobs/needs not currently filled, and satisfy needs with appropriate volunteers -- Lead small groups of volunteers, ensuring that they are well-utilized while on the work sites -- Use volunteer management techniques to facilitate positive experiences for volunteers and partner families working on site -- Collaborate with construction staff to identify skilled/enthusiastic volunteers and cultivate their involvement in Habitat's work (i.e. encourage them to consider being trained as regular site leaders and/or returning volunteers) Construction -- Assist with hands-on construction tasks including, but not limited to, site prep, framing, roofing, finish carpentry, landscaping, and clean up -- "Fix" construction task performed below acceptable standards by volunteers -- Assist the Construction Supervisor in meeting the project schedule -- Keep the Construction Supervisor informed of any conditions that negatively affect the build -- Organize, inventory, and track tools and equipment for volunteers on the job sites, including PPE, safety equipment, and first aid kits -- Maintain a clean worksite -- Other duties as assigned Safety -- Maintain project safety in accordance with OSHA Standards, including site safety inspections in Procore -- Maintain site safety through modeling of safety practices and guidelines, volunteer education, and site monitoring -- Attend safety trainings, often with other construction staff -- Provide on-site orientations and safety talks to groups of volunteers and family partners Required Knowledge, Skills, and Experience: -- Excellent interpersonal communication skills, including ability to effectively communicate with people of diverse backgrounds and/or with varied language skills -- Proven leadership skills; positive disposition and even temperament -- Understand and embrace the volunteer perspective -- Strong multi-tasking skills, including managing various projects and deadlines -- Keen attention to detail -- Problem-solving skills, including supervising unexpected issues and emergencies -- Commitment to affordable housing development and the mission of Habitat -- One year minimum experience in the construction/contracting business -- Experience volunteering and/or managing volunteers Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Experience: -- Any qualifying combination of education, certification, and experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position. -- Carpenter or framer experience -- Bilingual in Spanish Work Environment and Physical Demands --- Job is located at and operates on the assigned active construction site --- Position is very active and requires climbing ladders as well as considerable standing, bending, kneeling, and reaching in awkward and tiring positions during varying weather conditions --- Employee must frequently lift, move, and/or load items over 50 pounds with mechanical assistance or a team lift Schedule -- Varies. Either Mon-Fri or Tue-Sat 7:30am - 3:30pm, occasional events outside the normal work week Starting Salary Expectations: Minimum $20.43/hour to wage range midpoint of $24.90/hour. Placement will generally not exceed the midpoint based on qualifications, experience, and internal equity. The full wage range is $20.43/hour to $29.63/hour. Benefits: We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes: -- Health insurance (medical, vision, alternative care, prescription) -- Health reimbursement arrangement (HRA) -- Dental insurance -- Generous paid time off -- 3% matching 403(b) retirement plan -- Flexible spending accounts -- Short-term & long-term disability insurance -- Life insurance -- Employee assistance program -- And more! How to Apply: Submit the following materials at Habitat for Humanity Portland Region's website: -- Cover letter addressing how your personal and professional experiences have prepared you for this position. -- Resume -- Three professional references Employment is contingent on passing a background check. Habitat for Humanity Portland Region 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 Region 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. 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. Employment Type: Full Time Salary: $20 - $25 Hourly Bonus/Commission: No

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