Employment Opportunities

Cover letter and resumes should be addressed to:

New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity Human Resources
P.O. Box 15052, New Orleans, LA 70175

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE!

Email: resumes@habitat-nola.org
Please be sure to reference the job title in your reply.

New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a drug free workplace.

JOB TITLE: Site Leader
DEPARTMENT: Construction
TYPE: Full Time/ non-exempt
DATE: June 27, 2014
DESCRIPTION: This position will be to supervise the construction of affordable homes. This individual should be skilled in all aspects of single family construction, from vacant lot to C.O. and rehabilitation from existing structure to C.C. This person must possess excellent people skills and be capable and enthusiastic about teaching and working with unskilled volunteers and prospective homeowners in all aspects of residential construction. As the on-site person, you will oversees the actual work being performed by volunteers and sub-contractors for the specific site and also performs skilled tasks as required to pass inspections and prepare site for volunteer groups. 
POSITION OVERVIEW: Teach, supervise and perform all construction tasks necessary to complete a residential structure upholding extensive energy efficiency standards while maintaining a safe work site and positive volunteer experience. 
Following an assigned construction schedule, the construction supervisor’s primary role is to plan, manage and work alongside volunteers and other staff.

Core responsibilities include
  • Supervise and perform all activities for new construction sites.
  • Supervise and perform all activities to rehab of homes from minor repairs to complete rehabs, as well as exterior critical home repairs.
  • Directly manage each project through to completion and issuance of a Certificate of Occupancy from the local jurisdiction.
  • Ensure that all IRC building codes and prescribed energy codes are followed throughout the build. Coordinate and oversee all local building inspections and third-party energy audits.
  • Oversee the construction schedule and adjust sub-contractors and vendors as necessary to stay on schedule while consulting with construction manager.
  • Plan and arrange for the on-site availability of tools, equipment, and material as necessary.
  • Communicate clearly and professionally with material vendors to ensure on-time delivery of supplies throughout the build.
  • Properly order and return materials used from construction warehouse following inventory control procedures.
  • Ensure that all safety policies and procedures are followed at all times.
  • Maintain a clean and safe worksite at all times.
  • Respond promptly to findings from frequent, random safety inspections.
  • Act as an on-site ambassador for the mission of NOAHH.
  • Clearly communicate expectations to AmeriCorps members.
  • Properly train AmeriCorps members to enable them to perform at the expected skill level.
  • Effectively train and manage regular volunteers on site.
  • Ensure partner families actively take part in the building process while on-site.
  • Periodically take part in safety and technical trainings arranged by management.
  • Communicate professionally with other departments regarding questions or concerns.
  • Other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS:
Knowledge and skills:
  • Knowledge of residential construction including new, rehab and repair.
  • Ability to read residential blueprints.
  • Ability to solve problems efficiently to maintain forward progress on complicated projects.
  • Proven proficiency in peer management and dissemination of pertinent information.
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills necessary to communicate clearly and professionally with volunteers, contractors and suppliers, and to address cross-departmental issues.
  • Ability to devise and teach - with patience - simple construction methods.
  • Ability to manage large groups of unskilled people.
  • Have a temperament that is suitable for the environment of a volunteer crew and the ability to create a work environment that is cheerful, productive and inclusive.
Education and experience:
  • High school diploma required and bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum 2 years of direct on-site residential construction experience is required.
  • Home rehab/remodel experience is required.
  • Organized construction training and education to complement experience is preferred.
  • One or more years as a construction lead person.
Physical requirements necessary to perform this job:
  • Ability to adequately traverse a residential construction job site (i.e. climbing, lifting, carrying a minimum of 50 lbs. and other similar activities as required).
  • Ability to safely use residential construction power tools.
  • Ability to safely operate a construction vehicle (pickup truck or similar).
  • Ability to work in all types of weather (i.e. rain, heat, cold and direct sun).

TO APPLY: Please email your resume and cover letter to resumes@habitat-nola.org.

SALARY:
  • Pay range $12-19 hourly (based on experience and qualifications)
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off (vacation/sick/holiday)
  • 401k