Assistant Construction Superintendent

Habitat for Humanity Portland Region | Portland, OR

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Posted Date 9/20/2023

Position: Assistant Construction Superintendent

Department: Construction

Reports to: Construction Site Superintendent

Status: Full-time, Non-exempt

Level: D

Compensation: $22.84/hour to $27.82/hour; See Starting Salary Expectations section below.

About Us:

Habitat for Humanity Portland Region revitalizes neighborhoods, builds affordable and sustainable homes, and empowers families through successful homeownership. Habitat for Humanity Portland Region is an independent affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a global home building movement and top private home builder in the country. By providing affordable housing, home repairs, skilled construction training, financial education, and volunteer opportunities, the organization has transformed millions of lives, helped stabilize communities and fostered economic vitality in the region. We believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to reach their full potential, and that starts with a stable and healthy place to call home.

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.

Habitat for Humanity Portland Region operates out of two offices (Hillsboro and NE Portland), three brick and mortar stores (Beaverton, Gresham and Portland), one warehouse (NE Portland), and construction sites in east and west Portland, Beaverton, Hillsboro, King City, Gresham, and Lake Oswego. Please visit our website and social media pages to learn more.

Note to Candidates:

We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive organization and we are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. We recognize that requirements for educational and experience minimums create unnecessary barriers for under-served populations in pursuing employment opportunities in which they may be successful. In considering this alongside our Equity practices, we have removed educational and experience minimum requirements in order to focus on candidates’ abilities to excel based on the responsibilities of the position. We strongly encourage you to apply, even if you don’t believe you meet every one of the qualifications described.

Position Overview:

The Assistant Construction Superintendent is responsible for supporting the organization’s home building goals. 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. This position will interact with Habitat staff, volunteers, homebuyers, subcontractors, Habitat partners and City inspectors.


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
  • Repair/redo 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 ensuring that proper plan details and codes are followed
  • Assist in ensuring that Site safety inspections, Daily Log, Observations, Incidents, Quality and Safety Inspections are updated daily in Procore
  • 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 Experience:

  • 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
  • 2+ years experience in the construction/contracting business, especially as a carpenter or framer
  • Valid drivers’ license and reliable transportation

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Experience:

  • Any qualifying combination of education, certification, and experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position.
  • Accustomed to working with digital tools that streamline efficiency or have the willingness to learn and implement this new skillset
  • Bi-lingual in Spanish

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

Starting Salary Expectations:

Minimum $22.84/hour to wage range midpoint of $27.82/hour. Placement will generally not exceed the midpoint based on qualifications, experience, and internal equity. The full wage range is $22.84/hour to $33.11/hour.


We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • Health insurance (medical, vision, alternative care, prescription)
  • Health reimbursement arrangement (HRA)
  • Dental insurance
  • Generous paid time off
  • 3% matching 403(b) retirement plan
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Short-term & long-term disability insurance
  • Life 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.

Note: This job description is intended as a guideline only and does not limit in any way the duties or responsibilities of any employee. Nothing herein shall be construed as a contract of employment, expressed or implied. All employment is terminable at will, with or without cause.

Salary22.84 - 27.82 Hour
Listing Type
Construction/Facilities | Nonprofit
Position Type
Full Time
Employer Type
Direct Employer
22.84 - 27.82
Salary Type

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