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Construction Supervisor

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Garland, TX, USA

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.

Areas of Responsibility: 


  • 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.
Educational Background: 
A 2 year degree or BA/BS in Construction or related field is preferable. Minimum High School diploma or equivalent required
  • 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.


  • 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.

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.

Job Function: 

Organization Info

Habitat for Humanity International

Americus, GA, United States
Annual Budget : 
About Us

Habitat for Humanity believes that every man, woman and child should have a decent, safe and affordable place to live. We build and repair houses all over the world using volunteer labor and donations. Our partner families purchase these houses through no-profit, no-interest mortgage loans or innovative financing methods. As a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian ministry that builds with people in need regardless of race or religion, we welcome volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds.

Listing Stats

Post Date: 
Aug 16 2019
Active Until: 
Sep 16 2019
Hiring Organization: 
Habitat for Humanity International