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CAREERS

Construction Site Supervisor

The Construction Site Supervisor is an integral part of our organization. This position will have daily contact with volunteers and Habitat homebuyers working on our construction sites. As such, the ideal candidate will be friendly, patient, and a positive ambassador of our affiliate.

This is a full-time, 40/hour per week position with minimal to no overtime. The normal days and hours for this position are Tuesday - Saturday, 7:30am - 4:00pm. 

 

Responsibilities of the Construction Site Supervisor include:

  • Build homes as per house plans, specifications and quality requirements

  • Supervise overall construction activity and provide leadership to volunteers and partner families

  • Monitor the activities of subcontractors to ensure compliance with specifications and procedures

  • Address and complete warranty work timely and completely

  • Promote a work site environment that contributes to a successful experience for volunteers and partner family members

  • Train volunteers and partner families on construction techniques and safety standards each day they are on the worksite

  • Evaluate work site safety to ensure safe work practices and re-train volunteers if necessary

  • Coordinate and oversee home repair/rehab projects, including scheduling and supervising subcontractors to ensure a quality work product

  • Anticipate potential problem areas, analyze and recommend solutions or corrective actions to Construction Director so that steps may be taken to ensure timely and quality completion

Habitat for Humanity St. Tammany West employees enjoy the following benefits:

  • Health insurance

  • Dental insurance

  • Vision insurance

  • Paid time off

  • 401(k)

  • Employee assistance program

Required education:

  • High school diploma or equivalent

Required experience:

  • Construction: 3 years

 

Please email resumes to hr@habitatstw.org

NOTE:  Applications without resumes will automatically be rejected.

Habitat for Humanity St. Tammany West is an equal opportunity employer.

Homeownership Counselor

Position Summary: The Homeownership Counselor is responsible for carrying out the affiliate’s homeownership client intake, counseling, education, and closing process, with particular emphasis on either preparing applicants for successful partnership in HFHSTW’s homeownership program or successful qualification with an outside lender, utilizing HUD compliant practices.

Responsibilities/Duties/Functions/Tasks 


•    Homeownership Counseling Activities 
o    Pass HUD certification exam within 2 months of hire
o    Counsel clients and keep records in compliance with all HUD certification requirements  
o    Orient clients to the St. Tammany Homeownership Center services and accept intake packet 
o    Document household income, expenses, debt, and other required information 
o    Identify potential loan programs for income level
o    Discuss underwriting criteria and pros and cons of Habitat and outside loan options
o    Collect credit report fee, run initial credit report, and review with homebuyer 
o    Identify credit challenges
o    Facilitate analysis and modification of homebuyer household budget 
o    Conduct calculations including affordability based on income and debt
o    Create written action plan for resolution of credit, budget, and/or other issues
o    Provide structured follow-up to written action plan
o    Document all activity in Counselor Max client management system
o    Screen/coordinate participants through available Individual Development Account Programs
o    Make referrals to other lenders or entities for additional services as needed

•    Homeownership Education Activities
o    Teach/Facilitate the following:
o    Financial Fitness classes
o    Homebuyer Education classes
o    Additional classes as needed
o    Identify and engage subject matter experts for classes as appropriate 

•    Loan Origination Activities
o    Obtain and maintain requirements for Qualified Loan Originator status per Habitat for Humanity             International requirements
o    Conduct regular income and credit verification throughout the partnership phase for HFHSTW              homebuyers 
o    Conduct final loan qualifying activities as HFHSTW acts of sale approach
o    Perform loan origination for HFHSTW closings using Calyx Point system
o    Work with outside lenders of non-Habitat clients, including packaging USDA 502 Direct loans 
o    Obtain homeownership counseling and education certifications as required
o    Obtain USDA 502 Direct loan packaging certification


•    General
o    Ensure all record keeping, tracking and reporting is complete, timely, and in compliance with                    appropriate guidelines
o    Participate in community housing-related groups and coalitions
o    Report non-routine matters to your supervisor timely 
o    Other duties as assigned 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

•    Commitment and willingness to advocate for HFHSTW’s mission and Strategic Plan
•    Sensitivity to the needs of, and ability to work well with, low-income and diverse family units
•    Commitment to maintaining confidentiality of homebuyer information
•    Proven ability to plan and organize, including the ability to anticipate tasks, set priorities, and meet        strict time lines under considerable changes in priorities at times
•    Capacity to develop and maintain successful and productive business relationships with                            Homebuyers, Volunteers, Board of Directors, co-workers, and outside entities
•    Excellent communication, interpersonal, decision-making, and problem-solving skills
•    Strong working knowledge of MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint 
•    Ability to maintain a professional manner in all situations
•    Professional appearance – business casual applicable to the work of the day
•    Strong commitment to professional development 
•    Ability to work in a fast-paced team environment 
•    Self-motivated – ability to work independently
•    Comfort with public speaking
•    Ability to organize time, thoughts and energy on the job
•    Commitment to a Drug & Smoke Free workplace
•    Commitment to OSHA safety and reporting requirements to interface with CEO’s staff safety                    designee 
•    Commitment to follow any applicable pandemic protocols
•    Ability to legally work in the United States

Education Requirements 
•    Four year degree, plus two years of experience in housing counseling/education/non-profit                      residential lending strongly preferred
•    Five years of relevant experience may be substituted for the degree
•    Current or recent housing counseling certification preferred


Special Position Requirements
•    Availability outside of regular business hours, generally evenings 
•    Reliable insured transportation
•    Ability to be insured by HFHSTW’s automobile insurance carrier 
•    Valid Driver’s License


Physical Requirements 
•    Ability to communicate and exchange information 
•    Ability to sit for extended periods of time
•    Ability to stand for extended periods of time
•    Ability to walk for extended periods of time
•    Ability to use fingers to type, grab & manipulate
•    Ability to identify, recognize, perceive, observe, and assess potential issues/concerns

Habitat for Humanity St. Tammany West is an equal opportunity employer.

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