Assistant Construction Superintendent (2 positions)

Habitat for Humanity Portland Region | Portland, OR

Posted Date 4/08/2021

Reports to: Construction Superintendent

Location: Assigned Job Site(s)

Type: Full-time, Non-exempt

Compensation: Starting range of $17.00 - $21.29 an hour, commensurate with experience

About Us

At Habitat for Humanity, we believe that everyone deserves a stable and affordable place to call home. Habitat for Humanity Portland Region is an independent affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International. We are proud to be among the top affiliates in the nation with leading edge program development, construction, innovation, and fundraising. We are invested in creating a Portland Region where everyone has the opportunity to build a better life.

We are intentional about building a healthy and thriving organizational culture and envision a community of staff, partners, volunteers, and donors who are deeply committed to equitable and anti-racist practices in every facet of our organization. We engage in continual learning and seek ways to operationalize equitable practices. Our Equity Statement and Cultural Compact are living, breathing documents that we continually work toward.

Position Summary

The Assistant Construction Superintendent is responsible for supporting the organization’s goal of building 23 homes next year. The individual in this position leads future homebuyers and volunteers in performing in-house construction activities, including site preparation, foundation systems, rough framing, window and door installation, weatherproofing, siding, painting, flooring installation, millwork installation, interior painting, and landscaping.

Key Responsibilities

Volunteers and Partner Homeowners

  • Lead Habitat Crew Leads and 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 Crew Leads and volunteers
  • Understand elements that contribute to successful volunteers and help 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 satisfy needs with appropriate volunteers


  • Perform all hands-on construction tasks as directed
  • “Fix” any construction task performed below acceptable standards by volunteers
  • Suggest potential advantageous building practices and material cost savings opportunities to management 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

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to effectively work with, manage, and lead volunteers
  • Excel at multi-tasking various projects and deadlines; attention to detail a must
  • Excellent oral communication skills; effective with diverse audiences
  • Commitment to affordable housing development and the mission of Habitat

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Two years minimum experience in the construction/contracting business, especially as a carpenter or framer
  • Valid drivers’ license and reliable transportation

Work Environment and Physical Demands

  • Job is located at the assigned construction site
  • Position is very active and requires climbing ladders as well as considerable standing, bending, kneeling, and reaching in awkward and tiring positions during varying weather conditions
  • Employee must frequently lift, move, and/or load items over 50 pounds


  • Tue-Sat 7:30am - 3:30pm, occasional events outside the normal work week


We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • Health insurance (medical, vision, alternative, prescription) and dental insurance
  • Health reimbursement arrangement
  • Generous paid time off
  • 3% matching 403(b) retirement plan
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Short-term disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • And more!

How to Apply

Submit the following materials at:

  • Cover letter addressing how your personal and professional experiences have prepared you for this position
  • Resume
  • Three professional references

Employment is contingent on passing a background check.

Habitat for Humanity Portland Region 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 Region 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.
Listing Type
Construction/Facilities | Nonprofit
Employer Type
Direct Employer

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