Employment opportunities

AHIP currently is hiring for the following positions. AHIP offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits, including a 40-hour workweek, no weekends required, health and dental insurance, and 12 paid holidays off a year including your birthday.

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
      • Assist Crew Leader with the ordering and purchasing of construction materials
      • Performs the duties of the Crew Leader in the Crew Leader’s absence
        – assignment/supervision of construction tasks of others and self
        – ensuring quality of all aspects of construction work
      • Assists Crew Leader in the training and coordination of volunteers
      • Assist Crew Leader in ensuring AHIP Safety Policies are followed
      • Assist 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
      • The ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing
      • Hold a valid Virginia driver’s license and ability to drive a manual transmission, as required

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.

Contact the AHIP office with questions, 434.817.2447 x21 or email.


Job Title: Crew Leader

Immediate Supervisor

Construction Supervisor

General Definition of Work

The Crew Leader is responsible for the quality and quantity of rehabilitation jobs performed. The Crew Leader is the lead carpenter and performs daily work tasks with his crew. The Crew Leader directly supervises the carpentry staff.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Coordinates and Performs construction activities:
    • Develops a workable job plan based on job Scope of Work
    • Prepares and orders a detailed materials list based on the job plan
    • Prepares a detailed work schedule for each rehabilitation to be implemented
    • Ensures coordination between material, delivery, and crews
    • Monitors job progress on a daily basis to ensure quality and quantity of jobs performed
    • Provides technical assistance to crew when necessary
    • Ensures coordination between volunteer workers and paid crews
    • Coordinates all applicable inspections (i.e., local, independent, energy audit)
    • Performs daily work tasks
    • Schedules subcontracted work
    • Approves subcontractor payments as needed
  • Ensures all construction complies with budget and time frame set forth in Scope of Work and cost estimates:
    • Prepares change orders with cost of labor and materials and submits to outreach (all change orders must be signed by AHIP representative and homeowner before such work is started).
  • Works with Program Manager – Construction and the Construction Supervisor to ensure proper field staffing:
    • Conducts annual performance evaluations with crews and recommends pay raises to be approved by the Program Manager – Construction.
    • Works with Program Manager – Construction to resolve personnel problems in the field as per AHIP’s personnel policies.
  • Ensures that all persons are following AHIP’s safety policy on AHIP job sites
  • Works with the Program Manager – Construction to ensure crews are equipped with necessary safety equipment and tools

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of local, state, and HUD building standards
  • Knowledge of, and ability to implement and perform, complex construction activities
  • General knowledge of plumbing, electrical, and sanitary waste disposal systems
  • The ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • 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 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 the AHIP office with questions, 434.817.2447 x21 or email.

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AHIP replaced my hot water tank, so we can brush our teeth in the bathroom and not in the kitchen. The workers who came to my house were very nice, very polite, and got the job done. Thank you, AHIP, for all you do!” 

— Brenda in Schuyler