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South Puget Sound Habitat for Humanity Critical Home Repair Manager in Olympia, Washington

Critical Home Repair Manager

Purpose:

The Critical Home Repair Manager oversees all aspects of South Puget Sound Habitat for Humanity's Critical Home Repair process in a way that utilizes staff expertise, volunteer labor, and materials to produce quality repairs to existing homes in Thurston County. The position is the primary person for the Critical Home Repair Team, performing the majority of the repair work. In addition, the position will include managing and training CHR staff and volunteers, overseeing residential repair projects, in-home assessments, and developing the scope of work for repair projects. The CHR Manager is responsible for the CHR vehicle, tools and supplies.

Specific Job Functions:

Manage Critical Home Repair Staff and Volunteers (30%)

  • Work with repair personnel to follow and continuously implement safety program

  • Supervise and train staff and volunteer construction personnel

  • Provide training and development opportunities for staff and long-term volunteers

  • Work with repair staff and Volunteer Coordinator to ensure that volunteers and partner families are productively involved in the repair process

  • Apprise Volunteer Coordinator of upcoming volunteer and skill needs

  • Attend special events and conferences as appropriate

    Administration (30%)

  • Maintain reports and records of CHR contacts, home assessments, complete workflow of projects and collection of data needed for reporting to both HFHI and any grants or government agencies involved

  • Complete necessary forms and data collection for new grants to meet requirements

  • Maintain and update the CHR manual, contracts and workflow as needed to meet the needs of an ever-evolving program

  • Attend CHR and staff meetings as scheduled to connect with team and share information

    Repair Procedure (30%)

  • Ensure all repair work is completed safely and to local code

  • Pull permits and order inspections as needed

  • Use in-kind material and labor when possible

  • Provide updates regarding project status and estimated completion dates to CHR committee

  • Ensure that staff and volunteers maintain the proper respect for homeowners’ space and belongings

  • Provide clear leadership with the safety plan to ensure understanding and full utilization

    Materials and Tools (10%)

  • Responsible for ordering correct quantity and having materials delivered on time

  • Maintain and develop new connections to vendors

  • Maintain CHR vehicle, providing proper service and cleaning as needed

  • Oversee CHR tool/equipment, tracking inventory, repair and replacing as needed to ensure safe working order

    Qualifications:

    Education and Experience: A strong background in residential home construction with five years of related experience

    Skills:

  • Commitment to the Habitat for Humanity principles and core values as well as willingness to work on a collaborative team

  • Absolute commitment to job safety

  • Ability to work with people of all races, faiths and backgrounds

  • Carpentry skills necessary to complete all common repairs to industry standards, including but not limited to drywall repair, framing, siding, building ramps, installing grab bars, accessibility in bathrooms and doorways, etc.

  • Good working relationship with volunteers and homeowner families is essential

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Working knowledge of office machines, computers, multi-line phone system, internet and email usage

  • Must have a valid Washington State driver’s license and at least one year minimum of driving experience. A driving record check will be required prior to operating company vehicles

  • Ability to work with minimal supervision

  • Able to lift up to 50 pounds repeatedly during the work day

    Equity and Inclusion:

    Demonstrate the initiative to learn and enhance skills that promote anti-racism, cultural competency, and an understanding of oppression and its impact

    Participate in intentional learning efforts, including events relating to understanding institutional racism and building cultural competency

    Peak Performer Commitments:

  • We care about our vision and know we are making a difference through our work

  • We value individual contribution and the power of teams

  • We build relationships that drive desired results

    South Puget Sound Habitat for Humanity Values:

  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

  • People First

  • Community

  • Future Generations

  • Integrity

    Essential Physical Skills:

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee must be able to lift up to 50 pounds repeatedly during the work day and the use hand and power tools will be frequent. The employee is regularly required to stand and sit for periods of time; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; use a computer keyboard and screen; and speak and hear. The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms.

    Environmental Conditions:

    Office and Warehouse environment with frequent visits to external environments. Driving CHR van to job sites around the county

    Status:

    Regular, Full-Time, Non-exempt

    Pay Rate:

    $25.75 per hour

    Benefits:

  • Eligible for Health, Dental, Vision, Long Term Disability, and Life Insurance

  • Additional Voluntary Life Insurance

  • Employee Assistance Program for all employees

  • Vacation and sick time that accrues starting immediately

  • 15 paid holidays per year

  • Flexible scheduling and work from home possibilities

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