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USA - TX, Garland - Construction Supervisor

at Habitat for Humanity

Pay: $45000 to $50000/year
Some evening hours may occasionally be required.</li><li>Exempt status salary ranges $45,000 - $50,000 + bonus structure
Posted: 8/6/2019
Job Reference #: 578236
Keywords: operations

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USA - TX, Garland - Construction Supervisor

Posting Description

The CS works in partnership with all of Habitat’s key stakeholders. They must be comfortable being a face of Habitat in the community representing the identity of the affiliate.
  • MUST HAVE AT LEAST 3 YEARS Hands-On Residential House Building Construction experience, i.e. building houses from ground up.
  • MUST be a skilled multi-tasker, have project management experience and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • MUST use technology efficiently, including MS Office, Project, Outlook, Word, and Excel. Advanced computer skills preferable. Ability to use smart devices.
  • Ability to sequence work and develop build schedules.
  • Skilled in communicating and teaching residential construction techniques to volunteers (who may/may not have construction related skills) in a clear, friendly & professional manner.
  • A Self-starter-ability to work independently and as an effective and proactive team player. Demonstrates collaboration, networking and relationship-building skills.
  • Exceptional communication skills with supervisors, staff, partner families and volunteers.
  • Has a positive, optimistic outlook-fosters an upbeat work environment.

  • Significant residential construction supervisory and hands-on experience is required w/ 3-7 years of direct on-site.
  • A 2 year degree or BA/BS in Construction or related field is preferable. Minimum High School diploma or equivalent required


  • Ability to personally DO construction: framing, decking, roofing, concrete, siding, sheetrock, door and window installation, trim, cabinet installation, painting, etc.
  • Responsible for all aspects of both on-site and off-site construction management including but not limited to: permits, planning, scheduling, supplier & product selection, subcontractor solicitation/selection, contract and change order management, infrastructure preparation, site prep, erosion control, inspections required throughout the build process and for certificate of occupancy.
  • Coordination of staff resources on a daily basis.
  • Sets project budget in partnership with the ED; reviews, approves, tracks and reports all construction-related invoices and costs.
  • Meets quality standards.
  • Coordinates project start and completion dates and ensures on-time, on budget, project completions.
  • Responsible for erosion control and required state storm water management.
  • Aware of City Building and Development codes ensuring compliance.

Program Support
  • Models and leads volunteers, staff, and AmeriCorps in construction tasks.
  • Works with the Volunteer Coordinator to schedule, host and ensure positive experiences for groups and individuals volunteering on the job sites;
  • Maintains the job site: keeping site clean, having necessary tools and materials available to complete tasks; keeps tool storage and warehouse areas supplied, organized and secure.
  • Solicits/management of trash and recycling removal, portable toilet services, and temporary storage containers.
  • Ability to plan and acquire supplies for the week’s construction tasks, including driving between suppliers and construction sites.
  • Promotes a safe, positive, productive environment for staff, volunteers, donors and partner families.
  • Works with the ED to create and support residential construction program metrics.

Safety Management
  • Competent Person Safety Trained certified (or able to be so within 6 months of hire).
  • Implements the affiliate’s construction safety plan training employees and construction volunteers on safe practices and standards consistent with OSHA regulations and HFHI policies.

Interpersonal/Leadership Skills
  • Enhances the affiliate’s culture by reinforcing core values. Promotes collaboration and positive working relationships between staff, suppliers, contractors, partner families and volunteers.
  • Monitors self-performance on a regular basis and creates and reviews annual performance and professional development metrics as agreed upon with the Executive Director.
  • Ability to personally DO construction: framing, decking, roofing, concrete, siding, sheetrock, door and window installation, trim, cabinet installation, painting, etc.

Communication & Planning
  • Timely communication with the ED and Volunteer Coordinator to monitor construction program activities and volunteer satisfaction, informing ED and VC in a timely, consistent manner of all construction related planning, administrative, and programmatic activities.
  • Communication with architects and engineers as needed to get clarification on design questions.
  • Maintains professional, discrete communication; does not pass along information that may be considered confidential/private to either partner families, volunteers, donors, vendors or other staff.

  • Ability to personally DO construction: framing, decking, roofing, concrete, siding, sheetrock, door and window installation, trim, cabinet installation, painting, etc.
  • Works effectively in both office and construction site environments.
  • Sit at a desk or to stand on ones feet for extended periods of time.
  • Adequately traverse a residential construction job site maneuver typical site obstacles; climbing, jumping, lifting, carrying (minimum 35-50 lbs.) or other similar activities as required.
  • Ability to evaluate completed construction tasks/stages for correctness to pass inspections.
  • Ability to function well in interior and exterior working environments during a variety of weather conditions, including extreme heat or cold.
  • Ability to drive construction vehicles.

  • SATURDAYS are work days. Full Time Job = minimum 40 hours per week. Typical work week is Tuesday through Saturday. Some evening hours may occasionally be required.
  • Exempt status salary ranges $45,000 - $50,000 + bonus structure. Currently, benefits are not provided. The affiliate is working to incorporate benefits into compensation packages by the end of 2019.

Please submit:
  • Resume and cover letter
  • Include three references with email addresses and phone numbers
  • Send to: employment@garlandhabitat.org

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Garland, TX

Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI) is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry. The purpose and goal of Habitat for Humanity International is to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the world, and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. Habitat invites people of all backgrounds, races and religions to build houses in partnership with families in need. HFHI has an Administrative Headquarters based in Atlanta, Georgia, an Operational Headquarters based in Americus, Georgia and Area Office bases of operations in Manila, Philippines for our Asia and the Pacific work, San Jose, Costa Rica for our Latin American and the Caribbean work, and Bratislava, Slovakia, for our Europe, the Middle East and Africa work.

HFHI 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.

Affiliate Name
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Garland