Job Opening – published 4/15/2022

Self Help Building Program Construction Supervisor


Position Summary:  The Construction Supervisor is responsible for all phases of construction under the Self Help Building Program (Mutual or Acquisition-Rehab). The position is responsible for home inspections, cost estimates, construction schedules, supervision of subcontractors, and supervision and guidance of Self Help participant families.

Office Location:  St. Helens, Oregon
Work Locations:  Clatsop, Tillamook and Columbia Counties, Oregon
Position Classification:  Program Coordinator – Non-Exempt
Position Supervises:  None
Position Reports to:  CAT Executive Director
Position Coordinates effectively with:  CAT Executive Director, Fiscal Director and Department Staff, Community Investment Program Managers, staff of the Community and Human Investment areas, our internal and external partner/funding agencies, and others as developed.
Salary:  Program Coordinator ($21.26-$36.36/hour)
Hours Worked:  1 FTE position with the majority of work done between 8:30-5:00.  There may be occasional evening and weekend requirements for emergencies or service delivery.
Application Procedure: To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter and a resume indicating your preparation for and interest in the position to:  Darlene Smith, Administrative Assistant, 125 N 17th St.  St Helens, OR  97051 or email to .

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work within Self-Help Housing Guidelines.
  • Instruct and monitor construction and rehabilitation activities according to local, state and federal building codes.
  • Complete home inspections for the Self Help Acquisition Rehabilitation Program.
  • Preparation of materials take-offs for new constructions, scopes of work for rehabilitation and cost estimates for all project types.
  • Review of bids and contracting for subcontracted services; ordering of building materials and associated record keeping.
  • Supervise housing new construction and rehabilitation projects.
  • Ensure project readiness for subcontractors; supervise job site work of subcontractors.
  • Implement and maintain up to date construction and rehabilitation schedules and budgets.
  • Conduct pre-construction meetings (group or individual).
  • Determine tasks to be assigned to family participants for Self Help Program. Inspect work and recommend corrections. Ensure that work passes all required inspections.
  • Assist family participants in the Self-Help Acquisition Rehabilitation Program with performance of assigned tasks as necessary to accommodate the efficient and accurate completion of the tasks including:
  • Demolition, Carpentry, Painting, Installation of Floor Coverings and other building components.
  • Preparatory work for licensed contractors including residential general and specialty contractors.
  • Interpret and enforce general safety standards on the job site.
  • Resolve conflicts throughout construction or rehabilitation processes.
  • Maintain all records as required by programs for reporting requirements.

Additional Responsibilities with the Department:

  • Work within applicable program guidelines and CAT policies.
  • Provide support to CAT Property Maintenance for CAT owned and CAT affiliated properties, perform specific construction, maintenance, and repair tasks on an as-needed basis.
  • Provide support to CAT on CAT as General Contractor projects, perform specific construction and repair tasks on an as-needed basis.
  • On an as-needed basis perform minor repairs, including minor emergency repairs for the CAT weatherization program. Work performed may include carpentry and preparatory work for sub-contractors.

Other Requirements:

  • Become an expert in assigned program areas and remain current and informed about various program policies and procedures, and program regulations.
  • Attend Staff Meetings.
  • Access to reliable transportation
  • Other duties as assigned.

Skills and Qualifications (existing or to be acquired):

  • High school diploma; college-level courses in construction field preferred
  • 10 years of residential construction experience
  • Experience cost estimating, managing bid processes, and oversight of contractors/subcontractors
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Experience training others in building techniques (from curriculum development to hands-on instruction)
  • Excellent time management skills; proven experience managing other peoples’ time and meeting deadlines
  • Basic computer skills and experience with various Microsoft Office applications
  • Strong and supportive people skills; demonstrated ability to work well with people from all walks of life and cultural backgrounds
  • Ability to lift and move materials as required by the position.


  • Valid State of Oregon Driver’s license
  • Lead Renovator Certification

NOTE:  CAT has adopted a Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy.  Please keep this in mind as you consider this position.

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To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter and a resume indicating your preparation for and interest in the position to:  Darlene Smith, Administrative Assistant, 125 N 17th St.  St Helens, OR  97051 or email to .

CAT is an Equal Opportunity Employer