Habitat for Humanity of Butte County is hiring a Site Supervisor!

Job title: Site Supervisor

FLSA Status: Hourly

Hours/Week: Tuesday-Saturday, typically 7:30am-3:30 pm

Compensation Range: $25-$28 an hour, paid every two weeks

Benefits: Medical, dental, and life insurance; paid vacation and sick time; paid holidays and offer a Simple IRA

Supervisor: Construction Manager

To apply: Please submit your letter of interest and resume to info@buttehabitat.org

ABOUT HABITAT/ General Description

Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope. Habitat partners with families in our community to help them build strength, stability, and self-reliance through affordable housing. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside other volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage.

We have operated in Butte County for over 25 years and historically have built two homes a year for a total of 34 homes. After the devastating Camp Fire, Habitat’s mission of building affordable homes is more relevant than ever.  Our affiliate is compelled to do our part to build more.  We are currently in the process of building internal capacity to significantly respond to the affordable housing crisis that our community is experiencing.

The main purpose of this position is to help Habitat for Humanity of Butte County build decent affordable houses for those in need.   The individual who takes this position will be assisting in increasing the capacity of this affiliate to six houses per year.  This increased capacity will also help this affiliate sustain a higher level of production for years to come.

Habitat for Humanity of Butte County holds the contractor’s license and operates with a Responsible Managing Officer from the Board of Directors.  The following job description is not inclusive.

Overview of Knowledge and Responsibilities:

  1. Leading Volunteers:
  • Lead / supervise construction tasks
  • Ensure volunteers are safe, productive, and happy
  • Respond to specific skills and interests of the individual volunteers
  • Give clear direction and set a consistent standard of acceptable craftsmanship
  • Check volunteers’ work and provides positive feedback so jobs are done correctly
  • Foster positive homeowner / volunteer interactions, include homeowner in process
  • Appropriate involvement for each task: self-performing vs. working with vs. hands-off
  1. Construction Skills
  • Use knowledge and expertise to oversee and perform all aspects of construction
  • Oversee quality control for all aspects of construction
  • Communicate with Construction Manager regarding on-site issues, updates with subs, material status, deliveries, schedules, and inspections
  • Organize site to be clean and functional
  • Use materials efficiently, keep materials properly stored, return unused materials
  • Set and meet specific goals for critical tasks
  • Find ways to finish houses thoroughly and quickly with no completion lists
  1. Preparation / Organization
  • Prepare sites daily before volunteers arrive to ensure productive day
  • Plan task list and material lists for following day and week
  • Maintain a safe, secure and healthy site by adhering to and enforcing the safety program


Physical requirements are those that are present in an outdoor construction environment, including hard-hat areas and exposure to heat, cold dust and noise.   Activities require maintaining physical condition necessary for lifting to 75 pounds, ability to work on wet or uneven surfaces, and the physical agility necessary to construct a home.  Sufficient visual acuity and ability to hear is necessary to assure safe operations and activities on work site.  May be regularly exposed to high decibel noise, such as power tools.  Tasks may require ability to operate motorized equipment.

Additional Physical Actions: Standing, Bending, Climbing ladders, Lifting bulk objects, Repetitive manual actions associated with hand tools and computer work and Driving.

Key Requirements:

  • Have an understanding of and commitment to the mission and values of Habitat for Humanity
  • Minimum of 5 yrs. experience in the construction trades
  • Journeyman carpenter
  • Experience in supervising construction projects
  • The ability to set priorities and exercise flexibility where necessary
  • Ability to read and understand blueprints, schematics, and construction documents
  • Understanding of proper safety procedures and recognition of hazards
  • Complete the Safety Awareness/Competent Person Certification course from Habitat International
  • Certification in CPR / First Aid
  • Knowledge and compliance with OSHA standards
  • Ability and willingness to work with a diverse group of volunteers
  • Ability to teach and coach volunteers on the worksite
  • Strong people skills, patient and tact in motivating volunteers
  • Ability to step back and let volunteers do the work
  • Must have a valid California Driver’s License and insurable under affiliates automobile insurance policy
  • Must pass a Criminal Background Check and a Sexual Offender Check



Habitat for Humanity has an open-door policy: All who believe that everyone needs an affordable place to live are welcome to help with our work, regardless of race, religion, age, gender, political views. We welcome volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds, and we serve people in need of affordable housing regardless of race or religion. As a matter of policy, Habitat for Humanity International and its affiliated organizations do not proselytize. This means that Habitat will not offer assistance on the expressed or implied condition that people must either adhere to or convert to a particular faith, or listen and respond to messaging designed to induce conversion to a particular faith.