Rehabilitation and Repair Specialist (Non-Exempt)
This full-time time position has the responsibility of overseeing specific Topeka Habitat for Humanity construction projects, including home repair and rehabilitation projects, requires organizational and leadership skills and a versatile construction background. Ability to work effectively with volunteers and families in the Habitat program; and a commitment to serving the mission of Topeka Habitat for Humanity by building and rehabilitating houses with families in need of decent housing is of key importance. This position will report to the Affiliate’s Construction Manager and direct the work of one or more construction laborers and volunteers assigned to the supervisor’s construction projects. Major responsibility of position is to supervise construction related activities on the worksite.
Job titles reporting to this position: This is not a Management Level position. Position directs the work of construction helpers and volunteers assigned to specific Habitat construction projects.
Skills requirements: (i.e. Language, Mathematical, Reasoning, Other
Duties require skills in areas of residential construction, process, reasoning, mathematics. Effective communication skills are required. Ability to instruct volunteers in construction related tasks and to facilitate effectively, coordinate processes and demonstrated organizational and administration skills preferred. Able to construct Habitat houses in accordance with prescribed Habitat guidelines and OSHA requirements. Training in area of finish carpentry would be helpful. Any prior experience in apprenticeship education, site development, woodworking and training is a plus. A willingness to teach unskilled volunteers is a must. Must be able to lift construction materials and climb ladders. Candidates must be highly principled and consistently demonstrate ethical behavior.
Additionally, the applicant should possess skills in Microsoft Word and Excel, the ability to utilize a Google calendar and other administrative duties necessary to carry out the tasks of the correspondence and follow-up of the rehabilitation and repair projects.
Employee interacts with others to exchange information discover opinions, ideas and concerns, resolve problems requiring interpretation.
Budget/Financial Level/Stewardship and Financial Discretion:
Employee supports budget performance. The employee is not routinely involved in handling financial transactions. Employee is accountable for stewardship of his or her own productivity and consumption of resources
Position requires routine exposure to adverse environmental conditions such as weather, dust, heat, noise. Normal work week is 40 hours a week, with some weekends required.
Planning & Leadership Impact:
The employee contributes to the organizational operating plans and planning and evaluation of assigned projects.
Policy Level Impact:
Employee must comply with policies which govern the Affiliate’s construction related activities.
Position generally requires an individual with 3 – 5 years of directly related work experience. Work with non-profit organizations preferred.
Work consists of duties for which a high school diploma or GED is required. A two year Associate Degree or Technical/Vocational Degree is preferred.
Must have a valid Kansas driver’s license and be able to lift 60 or more lbs with no other physical limitations.
Participates in work crews of volunteers, homeowners, and in construction/rehab projects.
Responsible for the safety and quality of construction.
Responsible for tools, equipment, and vehicles assigned to job.
Construct Habitat houses in accordance with prescribed Habitat guidelines and OSHA requirements.
WE ARE AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. WE COMPLY WITH TITLE IX OF THE EDUCATIONAL AMENDMENTS OF 1972. WE COMPLY WITH THE REHABILITATION ACT OF 1973, THE VIETNAM ERA VETERANS’ READJUSTMENT ASSISTANCE ACT OF 1974, AND THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT.