101 Greyback Road Summerville, SC 29483

Full-Time job available!!


Job Title: Assistant Construction Supervisor

Reports To: Construction Manager and President and CEO   

Supervises: Construction Site Volunteers

Classification: Full-Time, 40 Hours Per Week, Hourly, Non-Exempt Status

Time Commitment: Must have open availability on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and be able to work forty (40) hours a week.

Responsibilities: Listed below are the key responsibilities. This list is not all inclusive, but is a general guideline regarding expected responsibilities of the position. The Assistant Construction Supervisor may be asked to perform other duties as deemed necessary by the Construction Manager and/or the President and CEO.

▪ Oversee the construction process on all Dorchester Habitat for Humanity projects.

▪ Supervise and lead on-site construction, including the construction volunteers and construction site crew leaders.

▪ Facilitate a positive team-oriented environment in which all staff members and volunteers are given the opportunity to achieve their full potential.

▪ Create an encouraging and positive work and volunteer atmosphere.

▪ Procure construction materials through the competitive bid process and assist in the development of donations of professional labor and in-kind materials.

▪ Create schedules and budgets for the entire scope of Dorchester Habitat for Humanity construction projects.

▪ Plan for future construction cycles.

Ensure that safety guidelines are implemented and followed on-site and that adequate training is provided to the construction team and volunteers.

▪ Work in conjunction with the Construction Manager, President and CEO and Board of Directors to implement and/or maintain operations, safety policies and/or personnel policies and procedures.

Construction Activities

▪ Assist in developing plans and specifications.

▪ Prepare materials list from plans and organize timely ordering and delivery of materials and supplies.

▪ Implement and utilize a process for bidding subcontractors and vendors.

▪ Seek out and implement gift-in-kind partners in the construction process while coordinating with the Resource Development Manager.

▪ Develop and maintain good working relationships with subcontractors, vendors and donors.

▪ Work with various government staff on the application and approval of permits, inspections and specifications as required.

▪ Maintain and ensure on time and on budget completion of homes.

▪ Ensure that all standards related to energy efficiency practices and other building programs in which the affiliate may be involved are being met.

▪ Responsible to provide volunteer leadership and adequate materials and tools to create excellent volunteer experiences on the construction sites.

▪ Monitor site recycling, material reuse and material storage activities.

▪ Maintain tools and equipment inventory. Coordinate tools and equipment on the construction sites.

▪ Oversee completion of punch-list items.

▪ Conduct walkthrough inspections with future homeowners upon completion of the home.

▪ Work with the Family Services Team and President and CEO in providing necessary warranty information and manuals to homeowners.

▪ Work with homeowners with call backs, warranty issues and/or maintenance advice.

Supervisory Role

▪ Coordinate with staff for optimal and efficient volunteer coverage.

▪ Ensure proper training and instructions on construction practices and safety are given to all volunteers.

▪ Enforce safety policies and practices and OSHA safety standards on the construction sites.

▪ Recruit, train and oversee a team of crew leaders to support the building efforts of Dorchester Habitat for Humanity.

▪ Supervise volunteers who have a variety skill levels. Explain and teach various skills with patience.


▪ Work closely with the Volunteer Coordinator, coordinate weekly and monthly schedules as well as long-term planning for volunteer needs.

▪ Attend Staff Meetings and training sessions.

▪ Turn in paperwork and timesheets in a timely manner.

▪ Maintain and work with Construction and Site Selection Teams.

Administrative Responsibilities

▪ Code and approve invoices and sales slips for purchased materials and all other construction-related expenses.

▪ Document in-kind donations and communicate these with the Resource Development Manager, President and CEO and the Bookkeeper.

▪ Ensure W-9, contractors’ licenses, certificates of insurance for general liability and workers compensation are on file prior to subcontractors starting project.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

▪ Skilled in detailed knowledge, experience, techniques and principles of residential construction, construction scheduling, procurement, budgeting and warranty programs.

▪ Experience with repairs and remodels a plus.

▪ Skilled in using construction machinery, equipment and specialized tools.

▪ Technical understanding of land and infrastructure design and ability to read and interpret building plans and specifications.

▪ Knowledge and understanding of local and state building codes.

▪ Ability to plan, schedule, prioritize, coordinate, delegate and manage multiple and complex work activities and responsibilities.

▪ Attention to detail and overall quality control.

▪ Strong organizational and time management skills.

▪ Demonstrated administrative, communication, financial and leadership skills.

▪ Experience managing volunteer-run construction programs a plus.

▪ Demonstrated ability to train, direct, manage, lead and develop volunteers in a consistent, positive, affirmative and safety conscious manner

▪ Strong interpersonal skills, dealing well with a variety of abilities, backgrounds, cultures, people, personalities and skills.

▪ Excellent oral and written communication, interpersonal and public relations skills.

▪ Good mathematical aptitude to calculate building measurements, quantities, etc.

▪ Safety and first-aid training for emergencies on-site.

▪ Basic computer skills.

▪ Able to safely lift and position at least twenty-five+ (25+) pounds on a frequent basis.

▪ Clear SLED and FBI Check.

▪ High school degree or the equivalent.

▪ Punctual and reliable.

▪ Timely completion of jobs and responsibilities.

▪ Work well under pressure and in a fast-paced team environment.

▪ Demonstrated ability to use innovative and flexible approaches to resolve challenges, improve work processes and/or focus attention on desired objectives.

▪ Self-starter who takes independent actions and calculated risks, looks for and take advantage of opportunities and asks for help when needed.

▪ Dedication to and ability to articulate the Mission and core values of Dorchester Habitat for Humanity.


▪ Ethical leadership demonstrating consistent high standards of integrity and accountability.

▪ Excellent leadership skills, including volunteer training, coaching and developing.

▪ Team building through positive and effective communications and strong interpersonal skills.

▪ Initiative represented by “a sense of urgency”, energy, enthusiasm, attention to detail and follow-up.

▪ Adaptability. A quick, sound, and positive decision maker in rapidly changing conditions who anticipates, addresses and solves problems.

▪ Relationship builder for cooperative, mutually beneficial and long-term relationships.

▪ Personal presence, projecting a professional image in speech and demeanor in interactions with others in multiple venues and scenarios.

Job Context

▪ Regularly required to talk and/or hear.

▪ Ability to spend the majority of the day standing and/or moving.

▪ Frequently required to bend; stand; walk; climb; kneel; sit; use hands to finger, handle and/or feel; reach with hands and arms; balance; stoop; crouch; work at heights; lift; and crawl, often in awkward and/or tiring positions.

▪ Work environment is mostly in the outdoors with frequent exposure to outdoor weather conditions.

▪ The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

▪ Work effectively with no supervision.


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or disability. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

To Apply: Please submit an application or resume to Jaye Elliott, President and CEO, Dorchester Habitat for Humanity, Inc., 101 Greyback Road, PO Box 1685, Summerville, South Carolina 29483 (29485); fax 843-851-2393; or e-mail jaye@dorchesterhabitat.org. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.