Date:  April 2022
Department:  Housing Development
Reports to:  Construction Manager
Classification:  Full-time, Non-Exempt

The Foreman is responsible for “hands-on” residential construction. He/she is responsible for assisting in the overall activities on construction sites of Habitat East Bay/Silicon Valley.  In addition, he/she is also responsible for assisting construction staff in training unskilled volunteers.

Essential Functions of Position:

  • As directed by construction manager, assist in leading on-site workdays with skilled and unskilled volunteers and future homeowners.
  • Assist with and lead all aspects of hands-on construction tasks including, but not limited to, demolition, site prep, framing, insulation, drywall, flooring, roofing, finish carpentry and landscaping. May work on new construction or renovation projects.
  • Provide on-the-job training. A variety of people volunteer with Habitat; many must be taught the use of basic tool and construction procedures.  
  • Exhibit patience and commitment to the goals and methods of the Habitat way of building.
  • May manage smaller sites independently as a foreperson.
  • Maintain site safety by adhering to Habitat construction safety policies, modeling best practices and guidelines, volunteer education and site monitoring.
  • Assist with all aspects of hands-on construction tasks including, but not limited to, demolition, site prep, framing, insulation, drywall, flooring, roofing, finish carpentry and landscaping.
  • Typically serve Tuesday – Saturday on the build site.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Hands-on knowledge and experience with light construction from foundation to finish
  • Journey-level carpentry experience in wood frame or residential construction
  • Plumbing, electrical, and HVAC knowledge helpful
  • Ability to work as a team member
  • Working knowledge of Universal Building Code and construction regulations
  • Ability to read plans and blueprints
  • Ability to communicate in English

Responsibility and Decision-Making Authority:

  • Lead and supervise AmeriCorps crew leaders and volunteer crew with hands-on construction training.

Working Environment/Physical Requirements:
Position requires hands-on construction, this involves lifting of up to 50 lbs, climbing, and working at various heights.

Note: This document describes typical duties and responsibilities and is not intended to limit management from assigning other work as desired.

Interested candidates must submit both a cover letter and resume to Lucinda Lee O’Sullivan, Director of HR & Operations at hr@habitatebsv.org.

About the Author

Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley

As an independent affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, Habitat East Bay/Silicon Valley believes in a world where everyone has a decent place to live. We create opportunities for families to transform their lives, gaining the strength, stability, and self-reliance they need to build a better future. Working together as a community, we build homes with affordable mortgages, repair and renovate existing homes, counsel first-time homebuyers, and revitalize neighborhoods in Alameda, Contra Costa, and Santa Clara counties. For more information, please call 866.450.4432.

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