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Web Developer I

Monday, February 10, 2020 2:15 PM

Associated Builders and Contractors - National Office

Position Title:  Web Developer I
FLSA Status: Exempt
Functional Area/Department: Support Services/Information Technology
Reporting Supervisor: Web Services Manager


To Apply:

Click here to apply online.

ABC’s position descriptions are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the incumbent(s) of this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and activities required of the position.  ABC’s position descriptions do not create a contract, express or imply, or other legal rights between ABC and any staff member, nor guarantee employment or specific duties for any specific duration. ABC may add, change, delete, suspend or discontinue any of these positions and descriptions at any time without prior notice.

JOB OVERVIEW
Founded in 1950, Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is a national construction industry trade association representing more than 21,000 members. Founded on the merit shop philosophy, ABC and its 69 chapters help members develop people, win work and deliver that work safely, ethically and profitably for the betterment of the communities in which ABC and its members work.

The Web Developer I will be part of a small multi-disciplinary web services team and have the unique opportunity to interact, design and develop tools to meet the mission and goals of the organization. The individual will also assist with various day-to-day operations and projects as assigned, gaining knowledge and experience with all facets of the website life cycle.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES

Responsibilities:

Functional

  • • Assist the Web Team in various duties such as: design, development, maintenance and performance of our sites.
  • • Research new and emerging technologies and how they can be utilized in the association’s web presence.
  • • Develop safe and secure code following the latest industry standards and company policies.
  • • Gather and refine specifications and requirements based on technical needs.
  • • Create and maintain software documentation.
  • • Work cooperatively with key team members, national and chapter staff and vendors.
  • • Create, develop and maintain software to enrich functionality of organization’s content management system.
  • • Coordinate web projects across departments and ensure that all development projects are designed, developed and implemented in a timely manner.

Web Design

  • • Create website layouts/user interfaces by using the latest standards in HTML/CSS/JQuery/JavaScript practices.
  • • Maintain a consistent look and feel throughout all web properties.
  • • Create, develop and manage content for organization’s web presence.
  • • Track and report all site metrics.

Web Development

  • • Write well designed, testable, efficient code in ASP.NET using best practices in software development.
  • • Ability to manage code repositories inside of GitHub.
  • • Integrate data from various back-end services and databases.

Web Maintenance

  • • Manage and maintain IIS.
  • • Work with ABC CMS SQL backend.
  • • Document all aspects of the web site.

User Web Support and Training

  • • Provide on-going user training for basic web content techniques, on-going maintenance and long-term advanced training.
  • • Assist chapters in new program development for chapter template web site.
  • • Work with the chapters to promote the use of the chapter template and help chapters develop more robust and visually appealing sites.
  • • Train staff on DotNetNuke on an as-needed basis.
  • • Provide Tier 1-2 support for ABC’s web presence using a ticketing system.

Specialized Skills:

  • • Strong knowledge of Object-Oriented Programming and Data Structures.
  • • Strong knowledge of web scripting tools such as HTML5, CCS3 and JavaScript.
  • • Familiar with SQL.
  • • Knowledge of OWASP Top Ten and NIST to develop secure code
  • • Outstanding customer service for internal and external customers.
  • • Familiar with DotNetNuke (DNN) content management system.
    • • Experience with DotNetNuke (DNN) 6.X, Evoq 7.X and 8.X, including module development preferred.
  • • ASP.NET and MS SQL Server and familiar with Object Oriented Design and use of Design Patterns.
  • • A solid understanding of UI, cross-browser compatibility and how web applications work, including security, session and cache management and best practices.
  • • Understands the importance of test-driven development.
  • • Basic knowledge of Search Engine Optimization a plus.
  • • Familiar with Adobe products such as Photoshop a plus.
  • • Strong communication, interpersonal and analytical skills.
  • • Ability to provide excellent customer-service to internal and external customers.
  • • Ability to work independently and in a dynamic environment.
  • • Ability to prioritize and complete multiple simultaneous projects in a timely manner.
  • • Ability to communicate technical results and advise/consult other team members or departments on related projects or issues.
  • • Association/non-profit experience desired.
  • • Organizational awareness and resourcefulness - understanding of whom to engage in order to identify solutions and resolve issues.

Qualifications:

  • • Bachelor’s Degree (B.A.) from a four-year college; or one to two years related experience.
  • • Technical training and/or certifications are acceptable in lieu of degree.

Experience Required:

  • • One to two years of hands on experience in ASP.NET, C# or VB.NET, MS SQL and related MS Visual Studio tools.  
  • • Strong knowledge of HTML 5, CSS3 JavaScript and JQuery.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

To achieve our mission, we hire energetic and fun-loving individuals who possess the following skills:

  • • Professional demeanor and presentation.
  • • Ability to organize and manage several priorities simultaneously while working under pressure and deadlines.
  • • Writing and verbal skills.
  • • Self-starter, highly organized.
  • • Strong organization, multitasking and time-management skills with the ability to work on a demanding self-directed work schedule.
  • • Effectively utilizes tools/resources to work efficiently.
  • • Ability to take ownership of a process and to use problem solving skills to resolve issues.
  • • Demonstrates the highest level of personal and ethical standards.
  • • Work accurately with close attention to detail.

IMPORTANT NOTICES

Nondiscrimination:

  • • It is the continuing policy of ABC to take affirmative action to assure equal opportunity for all current and prospective employees without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, personal appearance, marital status, familial status, family responsibility, pregnancy or other pregnancy-related conditions, childbirth, disability, military/veteran status, citizenship status, religion or political affiliation, past convictions or incarceration, prior psychiatric treatment, or any other status protected by federal or state law, local ordinance or Executive Orders. ABC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Disability Specifications:

  • • ADA: ABC will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

Physical Demands:

  • • While performing the responsibilities of the position, the employee is required to talk and hear. The employee is often required to sit and use their hands and fingers, to handle or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, reach with arms and hands, climb or balance, and to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. Vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

Work Environment:

  • • This position is performed in a typical office environment. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts and vehicles. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.
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Vice President of Education/Safety and Operations (Atlanta, GA)

Friday, January 24, 2020 12:49 PM
ASSOCIATED BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS - Georgia chapter OFFICE

Position Title:  Vice President of Education/Safety and Operations
Location:             Atlanta, GA
Reports To:  Chapter President 

 

TO APPLY: All submissions will be kept confidential. Submit resume and cover letter highlighting why you are interested and qualified for this opening to Bill Anderson at anderson@abcga.org.

Overall Job Objective

This dynamic and growing trade association seeks a senior level executive to replace an EVP who is retiring after 16 years. This professional will help us work towards achieving our vision and mission established by our board of directors. There is excellent opportunities for long-term career growth and increased responsibilities. This position has two direct reports: (1) office and database manager and (2) events and marketing manager.

He/she will help ABC of Georgia continue to be a leading provider of construction education. They will work with the chapter’s Education Committee and Safety Forum to develop and present an extensive catalog of programs addressing current training and informational needs of ABC members. Also serves as liaison with other industry groups addressing workforce development, particularly on industry boards. Champion of the chapter’s strategic planning and governance. Also assists the President & CEO with overall operations.

Estimated allocation of activities:

Management education – 60%

Safety – 20%

Workforce Development – 5%

Strategic Planning/Governance/ Operations/other – 15%

Management Education

Serves as staff liaison to ABC Education Committee.

Oversees development and execution of all educational programs.

Identifies educational needs of ABC members.

Secures volunteers and professional presenters for programs.

Markets educational programs; oversees development of marketing materials.

Creates and monitors annual education budget, ensuring that educational programs generate significant non-dues income for the Chapter.

Directs and manages Future Leaders, Construction Academy, Advanced Leadership and other programs and classes.

Markets ABC training center to ABC members, Atlanta-based associations and others.

Markets and coordinates private classes as requested.

Safety

Serves as staff liaison to ABC Safety Forum.

Plans safety seminars/programs- secures presenters.

Promotes the benefits of ABC National STEP safety awards program to contractor members – coordinate entries with ABC National.

Manages Georgia Chapter local safety awards event.

Works with events manager to present annual safety awards luncheon.

Educates & informs members regarding ABC National safety products/services and how they can benefit their companies.

Serves as staff safety & OSHA resource.

Strategic Planning/Governance

Champion of chapter’s strategic plan and the ongoing process of the plan’s execution.

Assists President to oversee association’s governance and operations.

Workforce Development

Serves on construction advisory boards of Gwinnett Tech and Kennesaw State.

Works with local universities/colleges and other groups to develop stronger relationships and manage Student Chapters.

Other

Provides oversight of ABC’s marketing efforts through published materials and electronic means.

Leads special projects, including publications, awards materials, etc.

Provides overall support to ABC office as determined by President, including but not limited to assisting with ABC membership events.

Excellent Benefits Package:

Competitive salary commensurate with experience.

Association pays for 100% of employee’s health, vision and dental coverage.

401 (k) retirement plan – 4% automatic matching (no contributions needed) and then up to another 4% matching for a total of 8%.

The ABC headquarters is conveniently located in north Sandy Springs off GA 400 at Exit # 6 Northridge Road. 

Requirements: 

Candidates with association management experience and a CAE (or a plan and commitment to earn theirs) are strongly preferred. Knowledge of the commercial construction or a related industry will be helpful but not required.

Attendance at events during business hours and evenings is required. The ability to help load and unload items for meetings also is necessary. Ability to multi-task well is essential. Strong skills with Microsoft programs, TEAMS, Word, Excel and Access; ability to organize, prioritize and meet deadlines; strong verbal/communication skills; and attention to details.

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Office & Events Support Specialist (Concord, NH)

Thursday, January 23, 2020 8:54 AM
ASSOCIATED BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS - new Hampshire/Vermont chapter OFFICE

Position Title:  Office & Events Support Specialist
Location:             Concord, NH
Reports To:  Chapter President 

 

TO APPLY: Submit resume and cover letter, including salary requirements, to Chapter President, Josh Reap: josh@abcnhvt.org.

ABC’s Position Descriptions are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the incumbent(s) of this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and activities required of the position. ABC’s Position Descriptions do not create a contract, express or imply, or other legal rights between ABC and any staff member, nor guarantee employment or specific duties for any specific duration. ABC may add, change, delete, suspend or discontinue any of these positions and descriptions at any time without prior notice. 

Job Overview

Founded in 1950, Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is a national construction industry trade association representing nearly 21,000 chapter members. Founded on the merit shop philosophy, ABC and its 69 chapters help members develop people, win work and deliver that work safely, ethically, profitably and for the betterment of the communities in which ABC and its members work. Visit us at www.abc.org.

The Office & Events Support Specialist is responsible for Responsible for organizing and coordinating administrative duties and office procedures, creating and maintaining a pleasant work environment, ensuring high levels of organizational effectiveness, communication and safety.  Support ABC’s event programming, educational classes and support ABC committees as needed.

 

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES

RESPONSIBILITIES

• Primary person on the phones and respond to inquiries
• Creates and maintains bill registrar for all invoicing, prepares and mails all invoices
• Maintain appropriate level of materials, office supplies
• Tracks and follows up with outstanding receivables
• Maintains database for member records, owner records and all other contacts
• Processes information from all new member applications into database and follows up to gather all required information for accurate data
• Enter program/event/class registration for ABC and send confirmations as needed
• Coordinate, schedule and manage registration for events (attendee registration, venues, volunteer coordination, etc.)
• Recruit and organize volunteers for each ABC chapter event
• Manage the Golf Tournament and Construction Awards committees and others as assigned
• Solicits and coordinates ads for the quarterly RESOURCE magazine
• Assist with catering needs for education programs, events and other meetings
• Filing of monthly ABC National Chapter Dues report before deadline
• Sort the mail
• Maintain filing system
• Ensure available funds exist in the postage machine
• Point of contact for day to day vendor operations

SPECIALIZED SKILLS

• Customer service experience
• Computer skills in Microsoft Office including Outlook, Excel, Word and Access
• Organized with effective time management skills
• Ability to manage multiple tasks
• Self-motivated and administratively self-maintaining
• Demonstrable capability for strategic thinking  
• General business understanding
• Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, including MS Access and Excel

QUALIFICATIONS

• Customer service experience
• A minimum of an Associates degree or equivalent experience
• Prior experience and or understanding of association management
• Valid New Hampshire Driver’s License, vehicle and insurance
• Must be able to travel in connection with ABC events but no more than once or twice a month, and seldom -if ever- overnight
• Must be able to work typical office hours of 8:30am to 5pm, standard 40 hours a week, occasionally with evening or early morning hours as required by ABC chapter events.

 

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

• To achieve our mission, we hire energetic and fun-loving individuals who possess the following skills:
• Professional demeanor and presentation of self.
• Ability to communicate and work effectively with a variety of different people.
• Organizational awareness and resourcefulness with an understanding of whom to engage for resolving issues.
• Ability to organize and manage several priorities simultaneously while working under pressure and deadlines.
• Writing and verbal skills.
• Self-starter and highly organized.
• Coordination of projects, meetings and/or events a plus.
• Strong organization, multi-tasking and time management skills.
• Effectively utilizes tools/resources to work efficiently.
• Ability to take ownership of a process and to use problem solving skills to resolve issues.
• Demonstrates the highest level of personal and ethical standards.
• Work accurately with close attention to detail.

IMPORTANT NOTICES

Nondiscrimination: It is the continuing policy of ABC to take affirmative action to assure equal opportunity for all current and prospective employees without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, personal appearance, marital status, familial status, family responsibility, pregnancy or other pregnancy-related conditions, childbirth, disability, military/veteran status, citizenship status, religion or political affiliation, past convictions or incarceration, prior psychiatric treatment, or any other status protected by federal or state law, local ordinance or Executive Orders. ABC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Disability Specifications: ADA: ABC will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

Physical Demands: While performing the responsibilities of the position, the employee is required to talk and hear. The employee is often required to sit and use their hands and fingers, to handle or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, reach with arms and hands, climb or balance, and to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. Vision abilities required by this job include close vision. 

Work Environment: This position is performed in a typical office environment. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts and vehicles. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.

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Office Support Specialist

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 2:00 PM
ASSOCIATED BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS - NATIONAL OFFICE

 

Position Title:  Office Support Specialist
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Functional Area/Department: Support Services
Reporting Supervisor: Director of Human Recources


TO APPLY:
Click here to apply online.

ABC’s Position Descriptions are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the incumbent(s) of this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and activities required of the position. ABC’s Position Descriptions do not create a contract, express or imply, or other legal rights between ABC and any staff member, nor guarantee employment or specific duties for any specific duration. ABC may add, change, delete, suspend or discontinue any of these positions and descriptions at any time without prior notice.

Founded in 1950, Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is a national construction industry trade association representing nearly 21,000 chapter members. Founded on the merit shop philosophy, ABC and its 69 chapters help members develop people, win work and deliver that work safely, ethically, profitably and for the betterment of the communities in which ABC and its members work. Visit us at www.abc.org.

The Office Support Specialist will be responsible for managing the reception function of ABC, promoting office management support for the organization, and supporting the needs of the Director of Human Resources. The position will serve in a support role helping to ensure the office runs smoothly, and completes ad hoc project requests that come from throughout the organization. The reception function includes answering and directing incoming calls, greeting and instructing visitors, placing orders for the office, managing outlook calendars, picking up and distributing mail as needed using the postage machine and mailing services in a backup capacity to the Director of Facilities, ordering food for office functions, and other administrative duties. Project support can include various activities including online research, survey dissemination, and analysis. This role is ideal for someone who would like to learn about ABC and use the experience to move into another role inside the organization when positions open and the individual has demonstrated their capabilities.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES

Responsibilities:

  • • Answer and direct incoming calls and inquiries.
  • • Maintain telecommunication system by following instructions for house phone and console operation.
  • • Welcome visitors and guests by greeting them in person.
  • • Coordinate with the Director of HR on communication about the employee wellness program.
  • • Direct and give visitors instructions by referring to employee and department directories.
  • • Schedule appointments and utilize Outlook calendars.
  • • Manage the office conference room calendar and scheduling.
  • • Order food for office functions and assist with clean up when necessary.
  • • Manage the internal webinar process, including the webinar calendar, development of all webinar registration pages, support of webinar execution and uploading all webinar content onto the ABC academy site, in conjunction with the Director of Member Services.
  • • Be back-up support for setting up the conference room tables, chairs, and divider walls.
  • • Receive shipments and deliveries, and be able to address questions about the postage machine and mailing process.
  • • Pick up and sort mail when the Director of Facilities is unable, and ensure that checks are sent to the proper staff person for processing.
  • • Be familiar with the office evacuation plan and ensure all visitors and staff follow it.
  • • Order supplies like coffee, food, and beverages for staff meetings.
  • • Maintain data for the company recognition program.
  • • Research and gather information from databases and the internet.
  • • Generate various reports in excel.
  • • Project work as needed.

Specialized Skills:

  • • Customer service experience.
  • • Computer skills in Microsoft Office including Outlook, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.

Qualifications:

  • • Customer service experience.
  • • Computer skills in Microsoft Office including Outlook, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
  • • A minimum of an Associates degree or equivalent experience.

Experience Required:

  • • 1 year of experience.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

To achieve our mission, we hire energetic and fun-loving individuals who possess the following skills:

  • • Professional demeanor and presentation of self.
  • • Ability to communicate and work effectively with a variety of different people.
  • • Organizational awareness and resourcefulness with an understanding of whom to engage for resolving issues.
  • • Ability to organize and manage several priorities simultaneously while working under pressure and deadlines.
  • • Writing and verbal skills.
  • • Self-starter and highly organized.
  • • Coordination of projects, meetings and/or events a plus.
  • • Strong organization, multi-tasking and time management skills.
  • • Effectively utilizes tools/resources to work efficiently.
  • • Ability to take ownership of a process and to use problem solving skills to resolve issues.
  • • Demonstrates the highest level of personal and ethical standards.
  • • Work accurately with close attention to detail.

IMPORTANT NOTICES

Nondiscrimination:

  • • It is the continuing policy of ABC to take affirmative action to assure equal opportunity for all current and prospective employees without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, personal appearance, marital status, familial status, family responsibility, pregnancy or other pregnancy-related conditions, childbirth, disability, military/veteran status, citizenship status, religion or political affiliation, past convictions or incarceration, prior psychiatric treatment, or any other status protected by federal or state law, local ordinance or Executive Orders. ABC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Disability Specifications:
  • • ADA: ABC will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
Physical Demands:
  • • While performing the responsibilities of the position, the employee is required to talk and hear. The employee is often required to sit and use their hands and fingers, to handle or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, reach with arms and hands, climb or balance, and to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. Vision abilities required by this job include close vision. 
Work Environment:
  • • This position is performed in a typical office environment. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts and vehicles. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.
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Carpentry Instructor (Livermore, CA)

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 1:58 PM
ASSOCIATED BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS - northern california chapter OFFICE

Position Title:  Carpentry Instructor   
Location:             Livermore, CA


Job Summary

Provide classroom instructions in the Carpentry trade, maintain classroom conduct, information, material, equipment, tools and labs. The instructor is also tasked with conducting job-site visits to members’ job sites to discuss the relevancy of training provided to apprentices in consultation with on-site supervisor, to ensure compliance with program rules and regulations and adherence to job-site safety protocol.

Essential Functions:

• Instruct and supervise apprentices safely in required classroom and hands-on training

• Oversee apprentices conduct in the classroom to ensure that apprentices are following established classroom guidelines

• Proctor apprentice exams and performance profiles

• Conduct apprentice evaluation for classroom performance

• Assess apprentices' knowledge to ensure they have met minimum requirements to pass the performance profiles per NCCER's regulations

• Administer and process all required classroom documentation

• Identify supplemental instructions for courses and develop hands-on projects and field trips

• Conduct training within NCCER's guidelines utilizing NCCER standardized curriculum

• Conduct job-site visits to contractor members and apprentices

• Attend career fair and community entrenchment events to promote the apprenticeship program and assist with recruiting new apprentices

Knowledge, Skill and Experience:

• Professional Skills: Ability to set a professional and positive image for the Association, assume the position of role model for the students and have strong leadership skills. Ability to exercise independent judgment and discretion with student issues and matters of personal student privacy is required. Must be a self-motivated team player and be able to work under minimal supervision. Must have the ability and creativity to prepare classroom instruction, create labs and invent new projects. Instructors must be certified through the NCCER to present classroom material.

• Computer Skills: proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, Publisher, Adobe programs, and Estimating/Scheduling programs.

• Equipment Operation: knowledge of common office equipment operation including copiers, mail machines, fax machines, etc.

• Must be able to be insured on company's vehicle insurance policy.

• Trade Knowledge: proficient in general construction operations with emphasis at a journey level for the trade being taught.  Graduate of a State of CA approved apprenticeship program or a Federal program outside of CA preferred. Vocational teaching degree with previous experience teaching electrical code and theory is a plus.

• Must have high school diploma or GED equivalent.  Employee will be required to take a pre-employment assessment test. Must be able to pass a Department of Justice (DOJ) background check.

ABC Northern California Chapter provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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Electrical Instructor (Livermore, CA)

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 1:52 PM
ASSOCIATED BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS - northern california chapter OFFICE

Position Title:  Electrical Instructor   
Location:             Livermore, CA

 

Job Summary

Provide classroom instructions in the Electrical trade, maintain classroom conduct, information, material, equipment, tools and labs. The instructor is also tasked with conducting job-site visits to members’ job sites to discuss the relevancy of training provided to apprentices in consultation with on-site supervisor, to ensure compliance with program rules and regulations and adherence to job-site safety protocol.

Essential Functions:

• Instruct and supervise apprentices safely in required classroom and hands-on training

• Oversee apprentices conduct in the classroom to ensure that apprentices are following established classroom guidelines

• Proctor apprentice exams and performance profiles

• Conduct apprentice evaluation for classroom performance

• Assess apprentices' knowledge to ensure they have met minimum requirements to pass the performance profiles per NCCER's regulations

• Administer and process all required classroom documentation

• Identify supplemental instructions for courses and develop hands-on projects and field trips

• Conduct training within NCCER's guidelines utilizing NCCER standardized curriculum

• Conduct job-site visits to contractor members and apprentices

• Attend career fair and community entrenchment events to promote the apprenticeship program and assist with recruiting new apprentices

Knowledge, Skill and Experience:

• Professional Skills: Ability to set a professional and positive image for the Association, assume the position of role model for the students and have strong leadership skills. Ability to exercise independent judgment and discretion with student issues and matters of personal student privacy is required. Must be a self-motivated team player and be able to work under minimal supervision. Must have the ability and creativity to prepare classroom instruction, create labs and invent new projects. Instructors must be certified through the NCCER to present classroom material.

• Computer Skills: proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, Publisher, Adobe programs, and Estimating/Scheduling programs.

• Equipment Operation: knowledge of common office equipment operation including copiers, mail machines, fax machines, etc.

• Must be able to be insured on company's vehicle insurance policy.

• Trade Knowledge: proficient in general construction operations with emphasis at a journey level for the trade being taught. Electrical instructors must be State of California certified electricians with at least five years in the trade. Graduate of a State of CA approved apprenticeship program or a Federal program outside of CA preferred. Vocational teaching degree with previous experience teaching electrical code and theory is a plus.

• Must have high school diploma or GED equivalent.  Employee will be required to take a pre-employment assessment test. Must be able to pass a Department of Justice (DOJ) background check.

ABC Northern California Chapter provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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President (Charlotte, NC)

Friday, October 18, 2019 1:08 PM
Position Title:  President
Location:             Charlotte, NC

 

POSITION SPECIFICATION

About Associated Builders and Contractors

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is a national association that, through its 69 chapters represents more than 21,000 merit shop construction and construction-related firms that employ nearly two million workers. ABC's membership represents all specialties within the U.S. construction industry and is comprised primarily of firms that perform work in the industrial and commercial sectors of the industry.

As the face and voice of the construction industry, ABC represents its members - many of whom are small business entrepreneurs - before the legislative, executive and judicial branches of the federal government and with state and local governments, as well as with the news media. ABC's mission is the advancement of the merit shop construction philosophy, which encourages open competition and a free-enterprise approach that awards contracts based solely on merit, regardless of labor affiliation.

ABC's activities include government representation, legal advocacy, education, workforce development, communications, technology, recognition through national and chapter awards programs, employee benefits, information on best practices and business development through an online contractor search directory.

ABC was founded in 1950 when seven contractors gathered in Baltimore, Md. to create an association based on the shared belief that construction projects should be awarded on merit to the most qualified and responsible low bidders. Their courage and dedication to the merit shop philosophy spread rapidly, and within time, ABC became the fastest-growing association in the United States.

Today, ABC is recognized as one of the leading organizations representing America's business community and the merit shop construction industry but represents less than 11% of its target market. A key current initiative is to identify strategies that will ultimately double ABC membership.

About ABC of the Carolinas

The chapter represents more than 300 member companies across an expansive two-state North and South Carolina area.  The chapter was chartered in 1998 and has grown steadily over the past two decades.  There is great opportunity for growth as the chapter is currently at less than 10 per cent of market share.  Operations and services are provided through a council structure under the chapter board of directors. The Chapter currently has seven councils in the Carolinas.  As CEO there is regular collaboration and in person activity with each of the councils given their impact on the development and execution of strategy, programs and services within the chapter.  Staff is in key areas in the two states.

The Chapter completed a strategic planning process in 2017 and developed a strategic plan through 2022.

ABC of the Carolinas Strategic Goals

1. Workforce Development– Be the leading force in the construction industry for Workforce Development and Training in the Carolinas.

2.  Political Advocacy – Increase the political influence of ABC to advance the Merit Shop philosophy and Free Enterprise in the Carolinas and Nationally.

3. Health and Safety – Establish ABC’s Members as the benchmark for health and safety in the construction industry in the Carolinas.

4.  Membership Growth & Engagement– To continuously grow and deliver value to a diverse and committed membership.

5. Carolinas Chapter Development- To make the ABC Carolinas Chapter the “Construction Association of Choice” in the Carolinas.

Position Summary

The ABC President and CEO works with the board to set the association's strategic direction and then builds/leads the ABC team to execute against that plan. He/she is responsible for developing and building consensus around policies, programs and activities designed to serve the needs of a diverse, chapter membership and for ensuring that the organization is run in an effective, ethical and financially responsible manner.  He/she is also accountable for energetically engaging membership to retain current and attract/recruit new ABC members.   This position includes regular travel throughout the two-state area as well as attendance at National meetings four times per year at various locations throughout the US.

CANDIDATE SPECIFICATION:  KEY SELECTION CRITERIA

Ideal Experience

Passion for the free enterprise system and merit shop philosophy.

At least 10 years of leadership, management and decision-making experience with direct accountability for results at the executive level, with a budget and staff of comparable size and complexity to that of ABC.

Experience building consensus among disparate groups and volunteer leaders with varied and often competing interests.

Experience in engaging, delegating & motivating both staff and volunteers in the execution & implementation of association plans, activities, events.

Experience serving as a politically savvy face and voice of an industry or group at the state or national level; a skilled and strategic spokesperson and advocate on public policy issues and with the media.

While experience in the construction industry is not a requirement, knowledge of, or the ability to quickly become substantively credible on, the construction industry and the issues affecting it is important.

Critical Competencies for Success

Strategic Visionary: He/she will be an executive who will tell the merit shop industry's story in a credible and passionate way that enhances the business climate and adds value to ABC's members. The President and CEO will be experienced at anticipating issues and building consensus around policy positions; be an active listener who, in a collaborative but aggressive fashion, cultivates and leverages a network of relationships to advance the industry's agenda. The President and CEO will guide the board to balance long-term strategic thinking with short-term goals.  The President and CEO will work collaboratively with the national association leadership in the alignment of strategy with the ABC Association Wide Plan.

Leadership and Management: ABC's next President and CEO will work with the management team and Board to ensure the association's continued operational strength. He/she will demonstrate a transparent and inclusive style; build consensus around key issues and initiatives despite differing member perspectives; and, promote a culture of passion and urgency among the staff.

The President and CEO will help lead ABC to be the most powerful pro-business, pro-free enterprise advocate for the construction industry and lead the association to consistently deliver value to its members and the construction industry.

Other Personal Characteristics

Exceptional communications skills and listening ability

High energy:  Someone who approaches challenges with optimism and vigor

Highest levels of integrity, ethics and honesty

Collaborative, synergistic and interdependent

Ability to market, attract and recruit as members individuals/firms on the merits of the Association individually and through staff

For consideration email chapterjobs@abc.org to receive a full job description, strategic plan and organization chart.  After reviewing the material you may apply by sending your resume and cover letter to chapterjobs@abc.org.

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Regulatory Affairs Assistant

Monday, September 16, 2019 8:38 AM

 

POSITION TITLE:  Regulatory Affairs Assistant  
FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt
FUNCTIONAL AREA / DEPARTMENT: Government Affairs / External Relations
REPORTING SUPERVISOR:  Senior Director of Policy

 
ABC’s position descriptions are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the incumbent(s) of this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and activities required of the position. ABC’s position descriptions do not create a contract, express or imply, or other legal rights between ABC and any staff member, nor do they guarantee employment or specific duties for any specific duration. ABC may add, change, delete, suspend or discontinue any of these positions and descriptions at any time without prior notice.

TO APPLY:
Please follow this link.

JOB OVERVIEW

Founded in 1950, Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is a national construction industry trade association representing more than 21,000 members. Founded on the merit shop philosophy, ABC and its 69 chapters help members develop people, win work and deliver that work safely, ethically, profitably and for the betterment of the communities in which ABC and its members work. Visit us at www.abc.org.

The Regulatory Affairs Assistant will report directly to the Sr. Director of Policy, Government Affairs. The assistant is responsible for the day-to-day administration of the Construction Legal Rights Foundation. In addition, the position supports efforts of ABC–particularly the Government Affairs department–which includes monitoring and researching federal regulatory issues, attending congressional hearings, updating the government affairs section of ABC’s website and other similar responsibilities as needed. 

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES

Responsibilities:
• Serve as the day-to-day administrator of CLRF.
Coordinate and assist in preparing CLRF meetings and conference calls.
• Help chapter staff and ABC members and/or their attorneys understand and comply with CLRF procedures.
• Manage and coordinate legal and issue advocacy campaign applications for CLRF funding.
• Review, monitor, and coordinate payment of expenses authorized and funded by CLRF for individual legal cases and issue advocacy campaigns.
• Analyze existing case management and tracking systems and assist in developing new systems and/or modifications to existing systems.
• Assist in developing new policies and procedures for applications and process procedures as needed to meet the objectives of CLRF and serve the needs of ABC constituencies.
• Coordinate and assist as necessary in preparing CLRF’s management and financial reports to trustees, including case status, CLRF investments and balance sheet.
• Assist as necessary in developing the annual proposed budget, which is based on goals, estimated income, undesignated funds, cases subject to close, and long-term funding needed for existing legal cases and campaigns.
• Draft letters and other correspondence needed by the trustees that explain policies to ABC constituencies and funding decisions to applicants.
• Assist with ABC’s annual Legal Conference.
• Support efforts of ABC–particularly the Government Affairs department–which includes monitoring and researching federal regulatory issues, attending congressional hearings, updating the government affairs section of ABC’s website and other similar responsibilities as needed.

Specialized Skills:
• Ability to communicate and work effectively with a broad range of professionals at all levels.
• Organizational awareness and resourcefulness–understand whom to engage in order to identify solutions and resolve issues.
• Demonstrated use of intermediate computer operations (basic programming, relational databases and operating systems) and intermediate software packages.

Qualifications:
• A minimum of a bachelor’s degree at an accredited college or university.

Experience:
• One year of work experience and familiarity with federal regulatory process.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

To achieve our mission, we hire energetic and fun-loving individuals who possess the following skills:
• Professional demeanor and presentation of self.
• Ability to organize and manage several priorities simultaneously while working under pressure and deadlines.
• Strong writing and verbal skills.
• Self-starter, highly organized.
• Ability to coordinate projects, meetings and/or events a plus.
• Strong organizational, multi-tasking and time management skills with the ability to work in a demanding self-directed work schedule.
• Effectively utilizes tools/resources to work efficiently.
• Ability to take ownership of a process and to use problem solving skills to resolve issues.
• Demonstrates the highest level of personal and ethical standards.
• Work accurately with close attention to detail.

IMPORTANT NOTICES

Nondiscrimination:
• It is the continuing policy of ABC to take affirmative action to assure equal opportunity for all current and prospective employees without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, personal appearance, marital status, familial status, family responsibility, pregnancy or other pregnancy-related conditions, childbirth, disability, military/veteran status, citizenship status, religion or political affiliation, past convictions or incarceration, prior psychiatric treatment, or any other status protected by federal or state law, local ordinance or Executive Orders. ABC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Disability Specifications:
• ADA: ABC will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

Physical Demands:
• While performing the responsibilities of the position, the employee is required to talk and hear. The employee is often required to sit and use their hands and fingers, to handle or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, reach with arms and hands, climb or balance, and to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. Vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

Work Environment:
• This position is performed in a typical office environment. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts and vehicles. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.

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Director of Education & Safety (Englewood, CO)

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 9:00 AM
Position Title:  Director of Education & Safety
Location:             Englewood, CO

 

To apply, please submit a letter of intent, resume, references and salary requirements to resumes@abcrmc.org.

The Associated Builders and Contractors Rocky Mountain Chapter (ABCRMC) is the leading commercial construction trade association in Colorado & Wyoming. ABCRMC is seeking a Director of Education & Safety to grow, engage and serve the industry.

The Director of Education & Safety is responsible for developing and administering all the chapter educational training and safety programs. The candidate for this role must be well organized, self-starter and passionate about educating and training people. The Director position requires someone who considers themselves to be a leader to effectively manage and grow the chapters programs serving the industry.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

  • Provide leadership working with clients to provide solutions to educate and train their workforce.
  • Grow ABCRMC’s offerings to meet the needs of the industry.
  • Set forth a strategy to create and maintain a culture of safety.
  • Organize and develop programs and events to help maximize retention and attract new investors.
  • Create conditions for ABC’s policy, vision, mission, and related program strategies to succeed.
  • Maintain Education Database.
  • Strategize opportunities for growth in the department.
  • Administer apprenticeship program in Wyoming.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Excellent communications, organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Passion for connecting people.
  • Creative thinker and fast learner, ability to communicate ideas effectively.
  • Self-motivated & proactive.
  • Strong negotiating skills.
  • Willingness to travel within the state of Colorado.
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Director of Government Affairs (Anaheim, CA)

Monday, February 11, 2019 8:31 AM
ASSOCIATED BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS - Southern california chapter OFFICE

Position Title:  Director of Government Affairs
Reports to:  President/CEO
Location:             Anaheim, CA

To apply, send resume to Kevin Garrett - KGarrett@abcsocal.net.

JOB OVERVIEW
The Director of Government Affairs is responsible for the coordination of the Chapter’s Legislative and PAC Committees. The position enhances and advances ABC Southern California’s strategic objectives and the Merit shop philosophy.  The Director is the point person for this activity and is responsible for keeping the Association, its leaders and President informed and engaged.  The Director will work to ensure that when various staff and elected officials think construction, they will think ABC Southern California. 

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES

Responsibilities:
Legislative
  • Work with ABC contracted lobbyist(s)
  • Recommend positions to take on legislation
  • Track and report events, political opportunities, legislative activity, and member testimony on public record on ABC’s issues to assist legislative agenda
  • Attend legislative hearings, meetings, and events
  • Educate members on issues of importance to the industry
  • Stay informed and educated on legislation that affects ABC members
  • Pursue changes in law that benefit the merit shop while aggressively combating efforts to marginalize merit shop contractors
  • Develop and deliver a successful Legislative Day
  • Develop and send key advocacy messaging for members and elected officials
  • Coordinate visits with members of Congress, California legislators and local government officials to discuss issues of importance

  • Level the playing field by coordinating the PLA fight, challenge PLAs at public hearings where appropriate, monitor and report on PLAs in geographic area, educate committees, members, and staff about the benefits of advancing the Merit Shop Philosophy, and activate members to participate in advocacy efforts
     
  • Political Action Committee
  • Raise money for, and awareness about, the ABC PAC  
  • Plan ABC PAC events 
  • Fulfill ABC PAC donations rewards and acknowledgments
  • Track PAC contributions by member
  • Secure prior authorization forms from membership
  • Serve as Committee Steward For PAC Board: 
    • • Set up committee and organize meetings
    • • Manage committee meetings
    • • Take and distribute minutes
    • • Report on committee project deliverables, actions and needs
    • • Follow endorsement and PAC contribution guidelines
    • • Track state, local and national PAC donations for ABC Southern California Chapter
  • Specialized Skills:
  • Organized with effective time management skills
  • Self-motivated and administratively self-maintaining 
  • Consultative sales technique
  • Demonstrated ability to close business deals
  • Prior experience and or understanding of association management
  • Demonstrable capability for strategic thinking    
  • General business understanding

  • Qualifications: 
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Minimum of five years as an employee, influencer, lobbyist or senior staff to an elected official working in local and or state government
  • Minimum of three years of experience in a leadership role of a trade association, chamber of commerce
  • Minimum of five years interacting with, supporting or working for a state or local government body
  • Valid California Driver's License, vehicle and insurance
  • Must be able to travel, up to 30% of workweek, in connection with state and local legislative and policy meetings

  • Preferred:
  • Master’s Degree/MBA 
  • Extensive knowledge of the Southern California construction industry

  • IMPORTANT NOTICES 

    Nondiscrimination:
    It is the continuing policy of ABC, Southern California Chapter to take affirmative action to assure equal opportunity for all current and prospective employees without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age (40 or older), genetic information, personal appearance, marital status, familial status, family responsibility, pregnancy or other pregnancy-related conditions, childbirth, disability, military/veteran status, citizenship status, religion or political affiliation, past convictions or incarceration, prior psychiatric treatment, or any other status protected by federal or state law, local ordinance or Executive Orders. ABC, Southern California Chapter is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

    Disability Specifications:
    ADA: ABC Southern California Chapter will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and any relevant state law. 

    Physical Demands:
    While performing the responsibilities the employee is required to talk and hear. The employee is often required to sit and use their hands and fingers, to handle or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, reach with arms and hands, climb or balance, and to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. Vision abilities required by this job include close vision. 

    Work Environment:
    This position is performed in a typical office environment. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts and vehicles. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate. 

    ABC’s Position Descriptions are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the incumbent(s) of this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and activities required of the position. ABC’s Position Descriptions do
    not create a contract, express or imply, or other legal rights between ABC and any staff member, nor guarantee employment or specific duties for any specific duration. ABC may add, change, delete, suspend or discontinue any of these positions and descriptions at any time without prior notice. Read the rest of entry »
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