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Construction Supervisor

Habitat For Humanity - Omaha Omaha, NE

Job Description


The Construction Supervisor/Rehab Supervisor reports to the Construction Superintendent and is responsible for the supervision of the fieldwork performed by the Construction staff, subcontractors, and volunteers on their assigned projects. The principal objectives of the position are to lead and teach volunteers in the construction of a quality home within the project schedule and budget.



  • Maintain project safety in accordance with Habitat for Humanity of Omaha Safety Policy and Procedures and OSHA Standards.
  • Conduct a “tail-gate” safety briefing for volunteers at the beginning of each on-site workday.
  • Ensure volunteer and subcontractor compliance with the project safety plan.
  • Identify and manage safety hazards related to the public.
  • In the event of an accident, determine the appropriate steps to ensure the safety of the individual, any onsite volunteers and/or staff. (i.e., dial 911 if necessary) and complete an accident form in all cases.

Volunteers/Family Partners

  • Teach and lead HFHO volunteers the accepted construction methods. Ensure they have a productive experience and that they comply with all Habitat for Humanity policies;
  • Ensure that Family Partners receive a well rounded construction experience – teaching them different aspects of the process;
  • Ensure that volunteers have a great volunteer experience;
  • Provide work assignments and instruction for volunteers/family partners;
  • Participate in special HFHO events;


  • Oversee the construction of the project in accordance with the plans, specifications, HFHO, current edition of the IRC, and accepted industry standards of practice;
  • Maintain and protect all tools, equipment, and materials while on the jobsite;
  • Work closely with the project team to ensure that all required paperwork is completed in a timely and accurate manner;
  • Organize site logistics, cleanup and maintain a clean worksite to present professional image to the public;
  • Continuously build and improve HFHO’s image with subcontractors, vendors, homeowners and the public;
  • Make recommendations for changes to enhance the quality of the project, reduce operating and maintenance costs, improve the scheduled completion, or decrease construction costs;


  • Practice good stewardship with HFHO’s resources including material usage, proper tool/truck maintenance and minimizing number of trips to and from worksites.

Project Organization & Administration

  • Prepare two-week, look-ahead schedules and review with the Construction Superintendent and Construction Specialist at construction meetings and as needed;
  • Assist the department with the development and continual evaluation of the project plan by providing constructive input;
  • Keep the Director of Construction, Construction Specialist and Construction Superintendent informed of any conditions that affect the build schedule;
  • Construct the project in conformance with the established project plan and organize the work for optimum utilization of volunteers, equipment, and supplies;
  • Monitor the field performance for all aspects of the project, including volunteers, subcontractors, employees, consultants, schedules, quality, and costs;
  • Establish an excellent working relationship and provide construction and material support to HFHO’s coalitions, house leaders, and crew leaders;
  • Maintain good communication and relationships with all HFHO staff, departments, and projects;
  • View HFHO email account at least once per day;



    To perform the job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each previously stated duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and ability necessary to succeed as a Construction Supervisor.

    Education:                         A minimum of a high school degree, with some college preferred.

    Experience:                       1-2 years of residential construction experience is necessary for this position. Ability to teach others on a regular, repeated basis.

    Skills:                                 Individual must be a good communicator and the ability to adapt to changing work conditions.  The ability to read and interpret construction documents is essential, as is knowledge of construction methods and materials.  Strong team leadership skills are needed. Computer literacy is necessary. A valid driver’s license and excellent driving record is essential.



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

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk and sit, use their hands to finger, handle and maneuver or feel objects, tools or controls. 

  • They must reach with their hands and arms, climb or balance themselves; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; must be able to talk and hear. 

  • The employee must be able to regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds or more.  

  • Vision requirements are that the employee must see well, either naturally or with  correction, and must have good peripheral vision. 

  • The employee must be able to  hear well either naturally or with correction.



    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those  an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The  employee frequently works near heavy machinery. The employee will need to adjust the    work depending on the number of volunteers that arrive. There is frequent exposure to wet, hot, cold and/or humid conditions, rough terrain and a toxic environment.  The employee will predominantly be working outside.  The noise level in the working environment may be very loud.

Job Details

Date Posted June 14, 2018
Address 1701 N 24th St
Located In Omaha, NE
Job Type Full-time Employee
Experience Level Intermediate (3-7 yrs. experience)
Hours 40 hours per week
Start Date Immediately
Positions Available 1
SOC Category 47-1011.00 First-Line Supervisors / Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
Zipcode 68112

This job requires the following skills

  • Carpentry
  • Construction Project Management
  • Drywall Installation
  • Insulation Installation
  • Painting
  • Roofing
  • Zoning Code Expertise
  • Construction Management - Other Software
  • Forklift Operation

Course(s) relevant to the skills listed for this position