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ORGANIZATION: Virginia Housing and Community Development Corporation

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Virginia Housing and Community Development Corporation (VHCDC) is looking for carpenters experienced in all aspects of residential construction including framing, drywall, flooring, tile, windows, doors and trim work. Basic plumbing and electrical skills are preferred, but not required.

This position is responsible for performing a variety of rehabilitation construction tasks, including interior and exterior demolition, site preparation, framing, ceiling and floor joists, drywall installation, doors and windows installation, sub-flooring, roofing, trim, and installation of bath/kitchen cabinets, appliances, and fixtures.

The ideal candidate is prompt, reliable, presentable, and has their own transportation and tools, and can work independently or lead a crew. A drug test and background check may be performed before an offer of voluntary employment is made.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

The Job Site

  • Perform a variety of construction tasks concerned with the rehabilitation of VHCDC residential construction/rehabilitation projects
  • Ensure projects are built in compliance with current building and safety codes and other regulations.
  • Study project specifications to determine appropriate construction methods.
  • Maintain a positive, professional, and safe work environment.
  • Provide timely and clear communication with management, contractors, other volunteers, vendors, and trade workers/laborers.
  • Perform other related duties as requested by management/project supervisor.

Qualifications

  • 3+ years of residential construction experience desired.
  • Computer literacy is a must; knowledge of Word and Excel.
  • Must be legally able to work in the United States.
  • Experience in a non-profit organization preferred.
  • Must have a valid Virginia driver license.
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs.
  • Must pass drug screening and a criminal background check.

Skills & Abilities

  • Strong communications skills both verbal and written.
  • Able to analyze information quickly in high volume situations.
  • Must be detail oriented.
  • Critical thinking and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to evaluate and analyze site conditions and develop work-arounds, as needed.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Effective mathematical and analytical ability.
  • Ability to perform construction tasks such as climbing, framing, siding, carpentry, electrical, plumbing, roofing, and general repairs.
  • Ability to spend time outdoors exposed to assorted weather conditions.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to build and maintain professional relationships.
  • Flexibility, patience, tolerance, and willingness to learn new construction and non-construction related skills.
  • Strong administrative skills including planning, coordination, scheduling, and managing details efficiently and effectively.
  • Ability to work Monday through Friday, with some Saturdays.

Required Tools

The following tools are required equipment for all Housing employees.

  • Hammer (Framing)
  • Flat Bar (Pry Bar)
  • Tape Measure (16-25 ft.)
  • Four-in-one Screwdriver
  • Pliers (Simple)
  • Tool Bags or Nail Apron
  • Pipe Wrench
  • Crescent Wrench
  • Flashlight
  • 2" Putty Knife
  • 4" Putty Knife
  • Speed Square
  • Knee Pads
  • Safety Goggles
  • Work Gloves
  • Steel-Toe Shoes
  • Torpedo Level
  • Vinyl Siding Tool
  • Nail Punch Set
  • Utility Knife

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About Virginia Housing and Community Development Corporation

Location:

445 N. Main Street, #1574, Suffolk, VA 23439, US

Mission Statement

The community development mission of Virginia Housing and Community Development Corporation (VHCDC) is to educate and empower individuals, families and minority business owners to build wealth, access capital and credit, and achieve home ownership. VHCDC achieves this mission through a steady stream of wealth building initiatives, home ownership education and assistance, small business financing, and acquiring and rehabilitating distressed housing in targeted communities.

Description

VHCDC is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt Community Development Corporation (CDC), a U.S. Treasury Certified Community Development Entity (CDE) and recognized Non-Profit Community Developer (NCD).

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Homeless & Housing
Veterans & Military Families
Community, Homeless & Housing, Veterans & Military Families

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Hampton, VA 23663

(37.02794,-76.31162)
 

SKILLS

  • Renovation
  • Construction
  • Home Repair
  • Carpentry

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Up to Sixteen (16) weeks

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