Job Description

Position Title: Construction Supervisor      

Reports To: Director of Construction

Compensation commensurate with experience

Salaried position; exempt from overtime earnings

Organization: Habitat for Humanity of Forsyth County has fundamentally changed lives for more than 400 Partner Families right here in our community through new homeownership opportunities, home remodels and repair, and training. Habitat for Humanity of Forsyth County, rooted in Christian principles, brings together community partners and volunteers from all faiths to help qualified Partner Families construct, renovate and purchase well-built, affordable homes and become successful homeowners.

Basic Functions: Manage all on-site construction tasks to ensure safe and effective completion of affiliate goals by leading inexperienced volunteers, Cornerstone trained volunteers, AmeriCorps Service members, sub-contractors and other vendors in new, remodel, and repair construction. Responsible for ensuring all projects are completed on-time, on-budget, and to affiliate standards.

Principle Duties:

• Manage all hands-on construction tasks as assigned by the Director of Construction –  job requires at least 5 years of construction experience with strong focus on carpentry and finish carpentry

• Accountable for the safety and security of assigned job sites, AmeriCorps members, partner families, and volunteers

• Provide adequate supervision and training of volunteers on the job site including an initial meeting at the beginning of the workday to discuss the plan for the day and work assignments

• Ensure that duties assigned to volunteers are age appropriate

• “Fix” any construction task performed below acceptable standards by volunteers

• Continuously monitor job for correct balance of material and subcontractors

• Help establish and abide by timetable for construction

• Communicate closely with warehouse managers to ensure all materials are available as needed

• Work together with other construction team members, as a team, to constantly improve construction processes

• Assist in the supervision of all site preparation and layout

• Responsible for day-to-day management of AmeriCorps team

• Provide progress reports to the Director of Construction weekly or as requested

• Perform all homeowner warranty issues, complaints, and repairs as directed by Director of Construction

• Coordinate and communicate with the Volunteer Coordinator to secure necessary volunteers for workdays in a timely manner – requests for skilled volunteers require extra time

• Assist in the training of Cornerstone leaders and other volunteer leaders

• Treat Partner Families and volunteers with respect and dignity and strives to make their construction involvement meaningful

• Understand elements that contribute to successful volunteers and help ensure that volunteers have a consistently positive, encouraging environment thus motivating them to return

• Ensure that communications to volunteers and partner families are respectful, accurate, and timely

• Safely operate Habitat vehicles and equipment – must be eligible to be added to Habitat vehicle insurance- this requires at least 5 years of driving experience and a favorable driving record

• Properly maintain equipment and immediately deal with any malfunctions


Other Duties:

• Communicate mission of Habitat

• Assist with Habitat special events as needed

• Comply with all policies and procedures

• Other duties as assigned by Director of Construction


Benefits available:

• Paid Holidays

• Paid Time Off (PTO)

• 401k Plan

• Medical Insurance

• Dental Insurance

• Vision Insurance

• Life Insurance

• Disability Insurance

• Flexible Spending Account

• Employee Discount at Restore


Physical Requirements:

• Ability to lift 50 pounds – work will require climbing ladders, considerable standing, bending, kneeling, and reaching in awkward and tiring positions

• Ability to understand and communicate in English; other languages are a plus

• Ability to pass a criminal background check, pre-employment drug test, sexual offender check, and random drug testing


Other Requirements: Adhere to schedule, show initiative, honest, drug free, positive attitude, customer service oriented, must have dependable transportation to work


Internal Interactions: Habitat Staff, AmeriCorps members

External Interactions: Volunteers, Partner Families, Donors, Community Leaders and Members

Level of authority: Requires minimal supervision

Estimated Time Commitment: 37.5 hours / week (7:00AM-3:30 PM)

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