Construction Coordinator – Hurricane Irma


Position Title:    Construction Coordinator
Position Status: Temporary, Full-time, Salaried, Grant Employee
Reports To:       Local Project Coordinator

Position Summary:
Provide construction and volunteer management in support of the disaster case managers and long term recovery. We're hiring for multiple positions in the Tampa Bay Region for Pasco, Pinellas, Hillsborough Counties and Monroe County.
Essential Job Functions:

  • Coordinate the efforts of volunteers, contractors and inspectors in order to complete multiple projects in a timely manner in partnership with volunteer committee.
  • Cultivate effective relationships with partner agencies, inspectors, vendors, and the community.
  • Orient volunteers to project expectations and assign specific jobs according to their skills and abilities.
  • Assist disaster survivors in home repair; providing guidance, supervision, technical advice and expertise in conjunction with case management; walk homeowners through the proper permit process.
  • Conduct project inspections and provide itemized estimates for labor and materials.
  • Complete and explain the statement of understanding with the homeowners, as needed.
  • Meet with appropriate building inspectors and have a good working knowledge of standard codes and construction.
  • Secure all components needed to complete home repair projects including timely acquisition of materials, equipment and tools in partnership with donations committee, case management and unmet needs committee as needed.
  • Supervise the work of all volunteers and contractors in order to ensure safety, quality workmanship and high morale.
  • Maintain accurate records of construction progress and financial accounts for each project.
  • Complete all essential documentation and reports, including home repair agreements.
  • Manage and control building funds, tools, and equipment.
  • Demonstrate and teach construction skills and techniques to volunteers and disaster survivors as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Project Coordinator with input as needed from the Project Manager and/or the LTR Leadership.

Minimum Requirements:
  • An appreciation of the nature and mission of the Church is essential. 
  • Basic knowledge in all sub-codes including building, plumbing, and electrical/HVAC
  • Working knowledge of local and International Building Code
  • Basic computer skills
  • Experience supervising single and multi-dwelling rehabilitation/construction projects
  • Experience in resolving contractor disputes and problem solving skills
  • Experience estimating entire construction projects
  • Ability to work with people of all ages, ethnic and religious backgrounds
  • Must be able to work in a stressful environment
  • Must have physical and mental stamina and be able to perform successfully under time-limited pressure
  • Must have flexibility to adjust accommodate others schedules including some night or weekend hours
  • Knowledge of the community and current elevation/flood plain requirements is required.


Preference for a member of a United Methodist Church.
General Contractor’s License in Florida (past or present)

Working Conditions:
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle to be able to drive within the services’ area as needed to fulfill the requirements of the position.
  • Constant interaction with internal and external third parties for the purpose of collecting and distributing information
  • Spends over 50% of time sitting; remainder of time includes walking, standing
  • Must be able to lift up to 40 lbs and climb stairs
  • Must be able to work outside in a variety of weather conditions including extreme heat and humidity
  • Must work cooperatively and collaboratively with internal and external clients and stakeholders across the Florida Conference

Contact: Marilynn Mollica


Contact Us

The Florida Conference of The United Methodist Church

450 Martin L King Jr Ave
Lakeland, FL 33815

(863) 688-5563 or toll free (800) 282-8011