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Virginia Housing and Community Development Corporation


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

This position is responsible for overseeing all aspects of assigned jobs and managing a crew of 2 additional carpenters/laborers to perform all required tasks. This includes scheduling, material procurement, and quality control.

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 employment is made.


The Job Site

  • Organize and lead activities concerned with the rehabilitation of VHCDC residential construction/rehabilitation projects
  • Organize and lead a team of trade workers, laborers, and volunteers to create a finished home product.
  • Schedule the project in logical steps and budget time and materials required to meet deadlines.
  • Ensure projects are built in compliance with current building and safety codes and other regulations.
  • Obtain all necessary permits and licenses.
  • Direct, supervise and train subordinate personnel and volunteers working on the site.
  • Study project specifications to determine appropriate construction methods.
  • Create material take-offs and ensure availability of all necessary materials for each volunteer workday.
  • Ensure volunteers are appropriately utilized and are engaged in meaningful activities to enhance their experience.
  • Conduct site orientation training for volunteers when necessary.
  • Ensure volunteers use appropriate safety equipment and safety procedures on site.
  • Maintain a positive, professional, and safe work environment.
  • Provide timely and clear communication with management, contractors, volunteers, vendors, and trade workers/laborers.
  • Order correct quantities and have materials delivered on time to job site.
  • Perform other related duties as requested by the management.


  • Code expenses on receipts, collect and code expenses on invoices, and submit all receipts and invoices.
  • Perform data entry, as required.


  • 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 system performance.
  • 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 all weather conditions.
  • Ability to work with volunteers.
  • 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


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.


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).

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Mon Dec 14, 2020 - Sat Feb 20, 2021
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM  


719 High StreetPortsmouth, VA 23704


  • Renovation
  • Construction
  • Home Repair
  • Carpentry
  • Plumbing




  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18

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