Employment Opportunities

AHIP currently is hiring for the following positions.

Job Title
Carpenter

Immediate Supervisor
Crew Leader

General Definition of Work
The carpenter is responsible for the efficient implementation of construction tasks assigned by the crew leader.

Primary Responsibilities
– Performs construction tasks assigned by the crew leader
– Assists crew leader with the ordering and purchasing of construction materials
– Performs the duties of the crew leader in the crew leader’s absence, including assignment/supervision of construction tasks of others and self and ensuring quality of all aspects of construction work
– Assists crew leader in the training and coordination of volunteers
– Assists crew leader in ensuring AHIP safety policies are followed
– Assists crew leader in ensuring AHIP vehicles, tools, and equipment are cared for and used appropriately
– Performs additional tasks as required

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
– Knowledge of and ability to implement and perform complex construction activities
– General knowledge of all phases of renovation and remodeling, including roofing
– Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing
– Hold a valid Virginia Driver’s License

Education and Experience
Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school and a minimum of three years of construction experience

Physical Condition and Nature of Work Contacts
Work is approximately 95 percent on job sites and 5 percent in an office. Occasional travel to training/conference sites for lead base paint training will be required. Lifting of equipment and material of up to 75 pounds is necessary. Regular personal contacts with clients as well as with representatives of federal, state, and local agencies will be required. All contacts require tact, diplomacy, and discretionary judgment.

Job Title
Laborer/Carpenter’s Helper

Immediate Supervisor
Crew Leader and/or Production Manager

General Definition of Work
The laborer/carpenter’s helper is responsible for the efficient implementation of construction tasks assigned by the crew leader and/or production manager.

Primary Responsibilities
– Performs construction tasks assigned by the crew leader
– Assists crew leader and carpenter with the ordering and purchasing of construction materials
– Assists crew leader and carpenter in the training and coordination of volunteers as needed
– Assists crew leader and carpenter in ensuring AHIP safety policies are followed
– Assists crew leader and carpenter in ensuring AHIP vehicles, tools, and equipment are cared for and used appropriately
– Performs additional tasks as deemed necessary and assigned by the crew leader, production manager, carpenter, and/or any other AHIP employee or volunteer

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
– Ability to learn and understand local, state, and HUD building standards
– Ability to learn and perform simple and complex construction activities
– Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
– Hold a valid Virginia driver’s license and ability to drive a manual transmission
– Will be trained in lead safe work practices

Education and Experience
Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school. A minimum of one year of construction experience is preferred.

Physical Conditions and Nature of Work Contacts
Work is approximately 95 percent on job sites and 5 percent in an office. Occasional travel to training/conference sites may be required. Lifting of equipment and materials up to 50 pounds is necessary. Regular personal contact with clients as well as with representatives of federal, state, and local agencies will be required. All contacts require tact, diplomacy, and discretionary judgment.

Contact Ella Jordan in the AHIP office with questions, 434.817.2447 x21 or ejordan@ahipva.org.