Assistant Construction Supervisor

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $31,220
Maximum: $39,020
Details: Regular, Full-time/Non-Exempt




1478 NE Killingsworth St
United States


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Assistant Construction Supervisor



Reports to:

Construction Supervisor


Regular, Full-time/Non-Exempt


$15.01-$18.76/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 Portland/Metro East revitalizes neighborhoods, builds affordable and sustainable homes, and empowers families through successful homeownership. Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East is an independent affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a global home building movement and top private home builder in the country. By providing affordable housing, home repairs, skilled construction training, financial education, and volunteer opportunities, the organization has transformed millions of lives, helped stabilize communities and fostered economic vitality in the region. Habitat welcomes people from all walks of life to partner in serving families in need and creating a better community for everyone who lives here.

Position Overview:

We are seeking a highly motivated individual to join our team of committed professionals to help take a successful 36-year-old organization to new heights. The position is responsible for supporting the organization’s goal of building 23 homes next year. The individual will lead families and volunteers in performing in-house construction activities, including site preparation, foundation systems, rough framing, window/door installation, weatherproofing, siding, painting, flooring installation, millwork installation, interior painting and landscaping. 

Key Responsibilities:

Volunteers and Partner Homeowners

  • Lead crews of volunteers in building homes
  • Ensure appropriate safety practices at all times
  • Teach needed skills to new volunteers
  • Conduct regular quality control inspections
  • Assist in the training of AmeriCorps crew members and volunteers
  • Understand elements that contribute to successful volunteers and helps ensure that volunteers have a consistently positive, encouraging environment, motivating them to return
  • Ensure that communication to volunteers and partner homeowners is respectful, accurate and timely
  • Assist in identifying volunteer jobs/needs not currently filled and satisfies needs with appropriate volunteers



  • Perform all hands-on construction tasks as directed by the Director of Construction and/or Construction Supervisor
  • “Fix” any construction task performed below acceptable standards by volunteers
  • Suggest potential advantageous building practices and material cost savings opportunities to Director of Construction/Construction Supervisor as identified
  • Assist in the supervision of all site preparation and layout
  • Assist in the supervision of job sites on each designated workday and work to ensure construction is accomplished in accordance with approved permits and plans
  • Assist in training volunteers and partner homeowners about construction tasks and appropriate safety measures
  • Respond to homeowner warranty complaints and perform repairs
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Construction/Construction Supervisor


Required Skills and Experience:

  • 2 years experience in the construction/contracting business, especially as a carpenter or framer
  • 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
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs. Work will require climbing ladders, considerable standing, bending, kneeling and reaching in awkward and tiring positions and during all kinds of weather conditions
  • Valid drivers’ license and reliable transportation
  • This position works Tuesday through Saturday, 7:30 am – 3:30 pm and is located at the assigned job site  


·        A complete resume, including dates of employment

·        A cover letter addressing how your personal and professional experiences have prepared you for this position

·        Three references: two professional and one personal

All application materials should be submitted to: Position open until filled. Apply early.

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.


$15.01-$18.76/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.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

No requirement