Housing Rehab Project Technician

REACH Community Development

October 8, 2021

4150 S Moody Avenue, Portland, Oregon


Job Type


Job Summary:

Works independently in the field to complete free health and safety home repairs for seniors, people with disabilities, and families living on a low‐income throughout Portland. Completes home assessments and develops scope of work with other staff. Sets up and supervises volunteer projects. Provides excellent customer service and builds trust with clients in a respectful and culturally‐competent manner. Requires a demonstrated ability to improve operations, decrease project turnaround time, and work cooperatively with staff, subcontractors, volunteers, clients, and community partners.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Completes a variety of minor healthy homes repair projects using lead safe work practices. Repairs include carpentry, plumbing, safety aid installation, painting, general maintenance and more.
  • Procures and delivers project supplies & materials.
  • Coordinates subcontractor work with support from Housing Rehab Supervisor and/or Program Manager.
  • Ensures all work completed safely, efficiently, and to code and grant specifications. Reports unsafe or hazardous conditions. Uses lead‐safe work practices.
  • Maintains work areas in a clean, professional manner.
  • Ensures high client satisfaction rates.
  • Maintains complete records of repair work, mileage, project costs, and time.
  • Maintains and securely stores program materials, supplies, tools and equipment inventory. Anticipates and identifies needs.
  • Completes home assessments and determines scopes of work with other staff.

Required Skills & Qualifications:

  • This position requires residential rehab project coordination experience as well as demonstrated trades skills in: carpentry, painting, plumbing, general home maintenance, and power and hand tool safety.
  • A knowledge base in building codes and the permit process essential, as well as the ability to be bonded.
  • Required to work independently as well as with volunteers with varying skill levels.
  • Possess excellent verbal and interpersonal skills—able to communicate effectively and build trust with diverse clients, in a respectful and culturally‐competent manner both on the phone, in writing, and in person.
  • Must have own vehicle, capable of hauling tools, lumber and ladders as well as their own hand and power tools. Must also have a valid driver’s license and proof of vehicle liability insurance.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft office Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Working knowledge of Smartphone technology including phone calls, calendar, email and text.

Compensation: $17.44 ‐24.37/hour

How to Apply:  Apply Online at:  https://reachcdc.org/reach/careers

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