Thursday, November 6, 2014

Habitat for Humanity- needs Director of Construction

Habitat for Humanity of Greenville County is looking for a Director of Construction. Below is the full job description. If you would like to apply please visit their website at

Habitat for Humanity of Greenville County
Director of Construction
Job Title:             Director of Construction
Reports To:         Vice President of Operations
FLSA Status:       Exempt

Summary:  Plans, directs, and oversees all aspects of the construction, repair, weatherization, and rehabilitation of homes. Ensures that all construction volunteers have a safe, productive, and positive experience. Ensures that all affiliate construction activity takes place in a safe manner. Provides leadership and direction to Construction Department staff and volunteers.
Duties & Responsibilities
Other duties may be assigned.
1.       Ensures that all affiliate construction activity takes place in a safe manner, consistent with affiliate safety policies and procedures
2.       Participates in review of affiliate safety policies and procedures
3.       Plans the execution of the annual build schedule, as set by affiliate, and tracks progress of each project
4.       Prepares sites for construction
5.       Ensures that all construction volunteers have a safe, productive, and positive experience with HFHGC
6.       Creates purchase orders for all HFHGC construction projects and utilizes QuickBooks to track all job costs
7.       Plans and coordinates effective and efficient use of construction gifts-in-kind and ensures each is communicated to Development and Finance departments
8.       Continually updates and perfects accuracy of material takeoffs  
9.       Ensures that all relevant code requirements by governing bodies are met or exceeded, including Energy Star and other applicable green building standards
10.   Ensures necessary equipment, supplies and vehicles are purchased, inventoried and maintained
11.   Ensures that homeowner orientations and first and second pre-closing homeowner walkthroughs are performed with each Partner Family and ensures that home maintenance and landscaping classes are taught effectively by Construction staff or volunteer(s)    
12.   Develops, implements, and improves as necessary the contractual procedures for HFHGC subcontractors
13.   Develops and manages the Construction Department budget
14.   Ensures compliance with housing and urban development funding source requirements
15.   Regularly solicits bids from all subcontractors and suppliers in order to maintain the best prices possible for the affiliate
16.   Ensures that all subcontractors that perform construction work for HFHGC meet standards set by policy (have necessary licenses and the required amount of liability insurance and workers comp coverage, etc.)
17.   Assists Family Services Director in addressing warranty issues and processes
18.   Follows-up with homeowners one year after move-in to follow-up on warrantable items
19.   Maintains and routinely updates HFHGC Construction Manual 
20.   Works with Finance Department in solving outstanding and disputed invoices
21.   Manages maintenance of HFHGC office and maintenance of HFHGC properties – including vacant lots, vacant houses. Ensures code violations do not take place
22.   Assesses build-ability of potential lots and assists with land acquisition, as directed
23.   Manages the inspection of homeowner insurance claims, as needed
24.   Manages the estimating, planning, and execution of repair, rehab, and weatherization projects within each project’s respective budget and on schedule  
25.   Leads in the development of new house designs, construction processes, and systems for quality control
26.   Completes necessary CEPSCI erosion control inspections (holds CEPSCI credentials or is willing and able to get certified)

Supervisory Responsibilities:
  1. Supervises the Construction Department staff, Quality Assurance Team members, Task Leaders, and all other construction volunteers
2.       All affiliate construction takes place under Director of Construction’s builder’s license
3.       Plans and supervises the purchasing of construction materials
4.       Manages and supervises subcontractors and supplier relationships

1.       Associate’s degree (A.A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; or four to six years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
2.       Must be a licensed builder in the state of South Carolina.

·         The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to fifty pounds. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, and walk. The employee is frequently required to use hands; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; and talk or hear.
·         Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Habitat for Humanity is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, or disability.

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