HYP – Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco

Construction Apprentice- New Construction

Job Title
Construction Apprentice- New Construction
Job ID
San Francisco,  CA 94111
Other Location

Pay rate: $21.80-$24.20/hr. 

What We Do

Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco believes in the power of homeownership to create generational impact. To this end, we build homes for first-time homeowners and sustain homeownership by helping vulnerable homeowners retain their home as an asset for generations to come.

Your Impact

The Construction Apprentice in new construction plays a critical role in ensuring that Habitat Greater San Francisco efficiently builds new homes.  This position reports to a project’s Superintendent and learns, executes, and leads volunteers on a variety of construction tasks.   Contributing to site safety, security, and a positive work environment are key aspects of this role.  The Construction Apprenticeship is a one-year position, with the option to extend to a second year.

Primary Responsibilities 

Construct New Homes (95%)

  • Develop and perform skills in trades typically performed in-house by Habitat.  These include, but are not limited to, framing, window installation, siding, roofing, insulation, painting & paint prep, flooring installation, and other carpentry and home construction activities. 
  • Train and lead volunteers in construction activities listed above.
  •  Contribute to safety and security of personnel and property by helping to maintaining a clean & orderly jobsite and following and enforcing standards and procedures
Collaboration on Other Organizational Objectives (5%)
  • ​​​​​​Support organization and department objectives by occasionally participating in activities outside the assigned build site, such as Critical Home Repairs, repairs on Resale properties, warranty work, etc.
  • Contribute to a positive work environment by participating in All-staff, department, and team meetings, trainings, and retreats as required


Work Environment

Works in outside conditions that occasionally include inclement weather, heat, and humidity. Noise level will be loud at times. Work on heights required.  Driving required.

Physical Demands

Must be able to move objects and use abdominal and lower back muscles to provide support over time without fatigue. Constant movement and use of limbs; this position requires good manual dexterity, coordination and stamina, and the ability to lift and carry at least 80 pounds, go up and down stairs and ladders, and endure the full workday on their feet. Must be able to frequently communicate in English (verbal), including hazard communication, giving, and receiving trainings, working as part of a team, and supporting volunteers.  Must be able to recognize and respond to potential hazards based on both visual and auditory warnings systems at all times.


Compensation for this role is competitive, DOE. This full-time position offers medical, dental and vision insurance, life insurance, long-term disability, employee assistance program (EAP), Flex Savings Account (FSA), 403b retirement account, commuter benefits, 20 paid vacation days, 3 front loaded sick days (accrue up to 72 days per year), and 13 paid holidays.

EEO: Habitat Greater San Francisco is an equal opportunity employer. Habitat Greater San Francisco strives to reflect the diverse community it serves. Applicants who contribute to this diversity are strongly encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodation is available for qualified individuals with disabilities, upon request.

Habitat GSF receives federal funds through Self-Help Homeownership Opportunity Program (SHOP) and is required by federal law, to the greatest extent possible, to provide job training and employment opportunities to Section 3 residents. *Section 3 residents are defined as public housing residents or low-income persons who live in metropolitan area or non-metropolitan counties where HUD-assisted projects are located.

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