Job Details

Construction Crew Lead

Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East, Portland, OR

Job - Non-Profit

Close Date: 05/31/2019

Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East
Position: Construction Crew Lead
Department: Construction
Reports to: Construction Supervisor
Position Type: Full time, Non-Exempt
Compensation: $12.50 - $17.05 /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 partners with people in local communities, and all over the world, to help them build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. With community support, Habitat homeowners achieve the strength, stability and independence they need to build a better life for themselves and their families.

Started in 1981, Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East (HFHPME) revitalizes neighborhoods, builds affordable and sustainable homes, and empowers families through successful homeownership. HFHPME is an independent affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a global home building movement. HFHPME is one of the most successful affiliates in the nation and is on the leading edge of program development, innovation and fundraising.

Through our 2021 Strategic Plan, HFHPME will serve more people than ever before through decent and affordable housing. This innovative and bold plan will triple the number of families served annually, and includes a shift to a new business model that leverages private fundraising with financial and nonprofit partnerships.

As a Construction Crew Leader, you are integral to Habitat for Humanity’s goals of building more homes and better neighborhoods and communities throughout our service area. Your primary responsibility will be to assist with hands-on construction tasks including, but not limited to, site prep, framing, roofing, finish carpentry, landscaping and clean up. Additionally, you will lead small groups of volunteers, providing them with on-site orientations, safety talks, and are provided with all information and tools they may need while on the work sites. On occasion, you may participate in larger community projects or affiliate events.

Key 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 satisfies 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)
• Assist with hands-on construction tasks including, but not limited to, demolition, site prep, framing, insulation, drywall, flooring, roofing, finish carpentry and landscaping
• “Fix” any 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
• Other duties as assigned by the Director of Construction/Construction Supervisor
• Maintain and protect all tools, equipment, and materials while on the jobsite.
• Maintain a clean worksite.
• Maintain project safety in accordance with OSHA Standards
• Maintain site safety through modeling of safety practices and guidelines, volunteer education, and site monitoring
• Attend safety trainings with other construction staff
• Provide on-site orientations and safety talks to groups of volunteers and family partners

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• 1 years experience in the construction/contracting business, specifically as a carpenter or framer preferred
• High School Diploma or equivalent
• Experience either in managing volunteers or as a volunteer
• 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

Work Environment/Physical Demands:
This position works 7:30am – 3:30pm and is located at the assigned job site in the Portland Metro Area.
This job operates on an active construction site and will require climbing ladders, considerable standing, bending, kneeling and reaching in awkward and tiring positions and during all kinds of weather conditions. The employee must frequently lift, move and/or load items over 50 pounds with mechanical assistance or a team lift.

Employment is contingent on passing a background check.
Application packets must include:
• A complete resume, including dates of employment
• A cover letter identifying how you heard of this opportunity and addressing how your personal and professional experiences have prepared you for this position
• Three references: at least two professional

To apply, submit the above information to with ‘Construction Crew Lead’ in the subject line. Application packets will be evaluated as received, early submission encouraged.

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.

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