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Construction Assistant - Soldotna, AK

Rural Alaska Community Action Program Soldotna, AK
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.

Provides assistance to the Self-Help Construction Supervisor to ensure quality control for housing projects. Records maintenance. Trains and supervises Self-Help Owner-Builders.


  • $19.83+ / hour (DOE)
  • Friday, 11am - 8pm
  • Satuday, 9am - 6pm
  • Sunday, 9am - 6pm
  • Through Dec 31, 2019, but may be extended to Feb 20, 2020
  • Assists with the training and supervision of groups of families in the construction of their homes using the mutual self-help construction method and Homebuyer Association Contract.
  • Organizes work crews of homebuyer families and community volunteers.
  • Helps with maintenance of required records.
  • Works with Supervisor to ensure all aspects of construction are in compliance with all applicable regulations, standards, and codes.
  • Teaches tool use safety and works with the Supervisor to assure adequate tools for jobs to be performed are available.
  • Ensures work site is clean upon completion of work and all trash is disposed of properly.
  • Assists with supervision of on-site storage and security of project materials, equipment and supplies and inventory of bulk materials.
  • Maintains a safe work environment by providing aggressive oversight to minimize work place hazards; ensuring workers receive appropriate safety training and consistently monitoring work crews to ensure safety rules are being followed.
  • Other work related tasks as assigned by the Construction Supervisor.


  • Works with employees, homebuyers, and volunteers in a team environment.
  • Works with, monitors, and helps instruct unskilled homebuyers and volunteers in construction methods, safe and appropriate use of tools, and worksite safety
  • Performs a wide range of tasks during various stages of residential construction projects.


  • Ability to read, comprehend, and follow established policies and procedures.
  • Ability to establish a good rapport with people of diverse cultures and belief systems.
  • Ability to manage work time well, prioritize and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment, courtesy and tact.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Must demonstrate sound judgment, professional boundaries, ethics, and ability to maintain confidentiality.


  • General construction site work environment.
  • Exposure to various weather conditions.
  • Ability to endure work fluctuations, deadlines, and interruptions.
  • Agency is a mandated tobacco, drug and alcohol free workplace.
  • Develops and maintains constructive and cooperative working relationships with others.
  • Uses computers and computer programs effectively to enter data, create spreadsheets and process information, and, develop documents, and program and training materials.
  • Develops specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish work.
  • Communicates with others outside the organization, representing the organization to customers, the public, and other external sources in person, in writing, or by telephone or e-mail in keeping with current policies & procedures.
  • Must have the ability to operate the following equipment: desktop computer, telephone, copier, PC printer, and fax machine.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly to grasp, type, see, talk, hear, and lift and carry 50 pounds of weight by utilizing proper lifting techniques and working in a safe manner. This position will also be performing physical activities such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, bending, and handling materials.
  • Occasionally performs sedentary activities that require sitting for long periods and repetitive use of hands, wrists and arms for handling, positioning, moving materials, and manipulating things.
  • Must be in good general health and free from serious physical, mental health and/or substance abuse problems.
  • Capable of enduring variable outdoor temperatures and working conditions.


Travel is primarily local during the business day.


  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • High School Diploma or GED and three (3) years’ experience in construction or remodeling projects.
  • State and federal background checks, including fingerprints, may be required.
  • Ability to read and understand blueprints.
  • Ability to function independently without direct supervision.
  • Ability to resolve problems in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Ability to teach building skills to unskilled workers.
  • Ability to work with people of varying socioeconomic levels.
  • Responsible work ethic with reliable attendance.
  • Capable of reading, understanding, and following written procedures and policies related to job responsibilities.
  • Ability to manage work time well, prioritize and meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Must keep all matters concerning participants in strictest confidence as required by HIPAA privacy and the 42 CFR, Part II confidentiality regulations.
  • Must have a valid driver’s License and maintain a valid driver’s license throughout the course of employment. Must provide a copy of current driving record from the Department of Motor Vehicles annually.
  • Must have an insured vehicle, present proof of insurance, and maintain proof of insurance throughout the course of employment.
  • Agency recommends annual TB screening and physical as part of employee’s personal wellness plan (Recommendation – Not a requirement of this position).


  • Knowledge of residential building codes.
  • Knowledge of conservation materials, measures, and technologies.
  • Knowledge in green building, cold climate construction, and Alaska Building Energy Efficiency Standard (BEES).

Rural Alaska Community Action Program

The Rural Alaska Community Action Program, Inc. (RurAL CAP), founded in 1965, is a private, statewide, nonprofit organization working to improve the quality of life for low-income Alaskans. Governed by a 24-member Board of Directors representing every region of the state, RurAL CAP is one of the largest and most diversified nonprofit organizations in Alaska.


Soldotna, AK