Construction Manager

Title: Construction Manager
Supervisor: Executive Director
Status: Full-time, 32 hrs. per week non-exempt  (Grant Funded Position)
Compensation: Starting salary range: $19-24/hour, commensurate with experience. Benefits include vacation and sick leave; holidays; 3% retirement match, and supplemental insurance


At Tillamook County Habitat for Humanity (TCHFH) we are dedicated as part of a global, nonprofit housing organization that works to eliminate substandard housing locally and worldwide through constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions.

By becoming our Construction Manager you’ll join a collaborative, team-based organization. You will oversee our construction programs, including new home builds, rehabs, and our Ramps & Rails: Home Repair Program.  It’s the perfect way to use your construction skills to directly help the members of our community who are looking for a hand up, not a hand out.


Under the general direction of the Executive Director, the Construction Manager is responsible for the overall construction and rehab programs of TCHFH.  This position supervises overall construction activity and provides leadership to construction activity, including all paid contractors, subcontractors, and volunteers.  S/he ensures that a safe construction environment is maintained in accordance with TCHFH policies and OSHA, state, county, and city regulations.


  • Construction: Supervises job sites and works with construction staff to ensure construction is accomplished in accordance with approved permits and plans.  Secures all permits and inspections.  Provides leadership to subcontractors and volunteers so that work is performed in a timely, quality manner.  Develops and regularly updates calendar of construction activities.  Suggests potential advantageous building practices and material cost savings opportunities. Plans for future construction cycles.  Develops and maintains relationships with skilled volunteer workforce. Supervises and/or performs all homeowner warranty complaints and repairs. 
  • Ramps & Rails: Home Repair Program: Manages the Ramps & Rails program that serves qualified applicants with in-home safety repairs. This includes development and maintenance relationships with community partners to stimulate referrals for the program as well as job scheduling, volunteer management, procurement of materials, and documentation of project completion. 
  • Safety: Maintains construction site safety manual and policy. Ensures safety guidelines are followed on-site and adequate training is provided to construction team and daily volunteers. 
  • Volunteers and Partner Families: Creates a positive and encouraging work atmosphere, ensuring adequate communication, materials, and tools to create excellent volunteer experiences on construction sites. Coordinates with staff for optimal and efficient volunteer coverage. Provides volunteer leadership and training.  Anticipates problems and issues typical of this environment and takes proactive actions as necessary to help ensure schedules are met and work plans enabled. Treats Partner Families and volunteers with respect and dignity and strives to make their construction involvement meaningful.
  • Budget and Procurement: Working closely with the Executive Director, develops construction budget.  Maintains and ensures on-time and on-budget completion of homes.  Procures construction materials and services through competitive bid process and assists in development of donations of professional labor and in-kind materials.  Properly codes and approves construction-related expenses.
  • Other Duties as Assigned: Meets all long- and short-term goals established by the Executive Director.


  • Successful results from a criminal and sex offender background check.


  • Knowledge and experience in residential construction and construction project management.
  • Experience with repairs and remodels.
  • Knowledge and understanding of local and state building codes.
  • Technical understanding of land and infrastructure design and ability to read and interpret building plans and specifications.
  • Basic mathematical aptitude to calculate building measurements, quantities, etc.
  • Basic computer skills, including email, word processing, and spreadsheets.


  • Volunteer management experience.


  • Strong organizational and team management skills.
  • Excellent communication and public relations skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, dealing with a variety of people, personalities, and backgrounds.
  • Ability to plan, schedule, prioritize, coordinate, delegate, and manage multiple work activities.
  • Attention to detail and overall quality control.
  • Must have good anticipatory abilities and proactive approach to problem solving.


This job operates in a professional office environment, on new-home construction sites, and repair sites at private residences, with occasional work at the Habitat ReStore. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers and phones.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to frequently inspect the project and may be exposed to ongoing construction and various weather conditions.  The noise level in the work environment may range from moderate to loud.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk and hear.  The employee is frequently required to climb, balance, bend, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, reach, and use hands to finger, handle or feel.  The employee must also occasionally lift and move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities include close vision, far vision, peripheral vision, and color vision.

TO APPLY: All applicants must send a resume and cover letter to Cami Aufdermauer at [email protected]. Please tell us why you are the perfect candidate to become our new Construction Manager and why you want to work for Tillamook County Habitat for Humanity.

 Tillamook County Habitat for Humanity is an equal opportunity employer.  Applications are considered for positions without regard to veteran status, uniformed service member status, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, genetic information or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.


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.

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