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President (Memphis, TN)

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 9:17 AM
Position Title:  President
Location:             Memphis, TN

 

To apply, please contact: ChapterJobs@abc.org.

Basic Function

Serves as the President, responsible to the Chair and Board of Directors for the effective and efficient operations of the business and financial affairs of WTCABC and oversight of WTCABC staff. Recommends and participates in Board formulation of the Chapter’s mission, goals, objectives, strategic plans and related policies. Within that framework plans, organizes, coordinates, controls, and directs the staff, programs, and activities of the Chapter.

Specific Responsibilities

  • General manager of all office affairs and supervision of all staff personnel.
  • Prepare the annual budget and revise as necessary with the Board of Directors approval.
  • Responsible for working with all committees, including standing committees, and, along with the Chapter Chair, recruiting members to serve on committees.
  • Responsible for oversight of member recruitment and membership retention and working with the Membership Committee.
  • Responsible for working with the Political Action Committee on issues relevant to the construction industry and Chapter members.
  • Responsible for working with the Education and Training Committee on training and educational opportunities for Chapter members and their employees.
  • Responsible for all Chapter and National ABC membership records and submissions to National ABC.
  • Serve as liaison with all local, state, and federal government legislative and administrative sections, as well as boards and committees.
  • Maintain a good working relationship with the National ABC staff, as well as other Chapter staffs.
  • Responsible for giving up-to-date reports to the Board of Directors, the Membership and Committees.
  • Work closely with the General Counsel and others as appointed by the Board of Directors.
  • Promote new business for Chapter Membership.
  • Organize and supervise the efficient operation of all membership meetings, board meetings and other Chapter events.
  • Interact with members and promote ABC and the Chapter to non-members.
  • Market and promote WTCABC services and related products to its members and prospective members.
  • Additional duties and responsibilities that may be assigned by the Chair or Board of Directors.

  • Internal Relationships

    All staff reports directly to the President.  The President, with the approval of the Executive Committee, may employ such additional staff as he or she shall deem necessary to carry out the programs of the Chapter.  The President shall terminate existing staff as he or she shall deem necessary.

    External Relationships

    Has regular contact with the executive committee and the board of directors and its committees on policy matters and other issues as appropriate. Maintains personal contact with other state chapters, the national organization and the general membership to the greatest degree possible. Maintains appropriate relationships with other associations, industry, government, public service organizations, and vendors to enhance the image of the association and the attainment of its objectives.

    Knowledge and Skills

  • Possess Business Acumen
  • Ability to Communicate Proficiently
  • Prior experience with boards of directors
  • Prior experience with managing volunteer committees
  • Possess a Customer/Client Focus
  • Possess Proven Leadership
  • Proven ability at Problem Solving/Analysis
  • Must be Results Driven
  • Must be able to think strategically

  • Work Environment

    This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets, email, mass communication systems and website management.

    Preferred Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree in sales, marketing or business administration or equivalent number of years of experience.
  • Five (5) years of related experience with progressive management experience.
  • Prior non-profit experience and leadership.
  • Understanding of small business and corporate operations. Some understanding of the construction industry.
  • Prior experience with delivery of educational programs, especially targeted at non-traditional and/or adult student populations and using distance learning techniques.

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    Regulatory Affairs Assistant - ABC National

    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 Senior Director of Policy, Government Affairs. The assistant is responsible for the day-to-day administration of the Construction Legal Rights Foundation (CLRF) and will have significant contact with CLRF trustees, attorneys, and ABC chapter staff and members nationwide.

    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 Education (Beltsville, MD)

    Monday, August 12, 2019 9:26 AM
    ASSOCIATED BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS - metro washington chapter OFFICE

    Position Title:  Director of Education
    Location:             Beltsville, MD
    Reports To:  President/CEO
    Classification:  Exempt 

    To apply, send resume to Debbie Livingston - dlivingston@abcmetrowashington.org

    Basic Function    
    Establishes the strategic direction and delivery of relevant educational programming that meets the needs of the construction industry in the areas of apprenticeship, craft training and safety. 

    Administrator for the ABC CraftMasters Training Trust (CTT) training Academy. Manages CTT’s profit and loss, budget, finance and operations and is responsible for the management, development and administrative efficiency of staff. 

    Ensures compliance with all federal, state and local agencies governing registered apprenticeship programs.

    Staff Liaison to  
    Craft Training Committee
    Safety Committee

    Manages              
    Education Coordinator                                   
    Administrative Assistant

    Responsibilities and Duties    

    Grow CraftMasters’ attendance and income:        
  • Develop and deliver world-class apprenticeship, craft training, safety and other skills training programs.
  • Maintain close dialogue with member companies to better understand their educational needs and work with appropriate staff and committees to align ABC’s offerings.        
  • Promote the association’s apprenticeship and craft training programs in a positive and professional manner to members and other stakeholders.        
  • Utilize existing pre-apprenticeship template to bring potential funders to CTT and workers to the industry.        
  • Master an understanding of federal and state registered apprenticeship regulations in order to effectively educate member company personnel.        
  • Collaborate with Director of Workforce Development, where appropriate, to advance ABC’s Careers in Construction efforts.          
  • Participate in the development and implementation of marketing strategies and plans designed to support and/or grow apprenticeship, craft training and safety programs.        
  • Obtain NCCER master trainer certification.  

    General management and oversight of operations and finance:
  • Develop annual plan that addresses members’ training needs and achieves CTT’s financial goals.        
  • Prepare and manage annual budget and regularly provide benchmarking, status and forecasting reports.
  • Understand and facilitate billings and, when required, collections processes.        
  • Recruit, develop, supervise and evaluate ABC staff members assigned to CraftMasters. 
  • Develop administrative policies and procedures and monitor staff’s, instructors’, students’ and others’ compliance.  
  • Establish processes for, and maintain oversight of, accurate apprenticeship, OJT hours, grades and attendance records to meet jurisdictional requirements.        
  • Oversee instructor recruitment and retention efforts.        
  • Negotiate and review contracts before bringing to President for approval.

    Serve as Staff Liaison to the Craft Training and Safety Committees:     
  • Ensure that all record keeping of the committees is accurate and timely, including working with committee chairpersons in the preparation of meeting agendas and meeting minutes.        
  • Establish clear understanding of the committees’purpose and role in delivering educational solutions for members.
      
    Standard staff responsibilities:        
  • Pursue personal contact with members; including member visits, presentations and networking opportunities.
  • Represent the association in public and private presentations, at career fairs and elsewhere, which could necessitate hours beyond the normal business day. 

    Ancillary Responsibilities:        
  • Serve as liaison to NCCER and sponsored schools to maintain accreditation.        
  • Attend ABC National conference(s), when/if assigned.        
  • Attend ABC’s monthly events and other chapter meetings and events as directed.
  • Attend CTT Board of Trustees meetings and ABC Board of Directors meetings.
  • Perform such other duties as assigned by the President.

    Relationships
  • Chapter staff: Directly supervise, develop and evaluate staff members assigned to ABC CraftMasters. Maintain a professional and collaborative working relationship with other staff members that will help the Association achieve its objectives and ensure a productive work environment.        
  • Chapter committees: Maintain a professional and ethical relationship that will help the committee achieve its goals to the extent that staff and financial resources allow.          
  • Committee chairs: Establish and maintain rapport with committee chairs to ensure a smooth and productive working relationship.     
  • General membership: Respond professionally and promptly to inquiries or requests for help from members.  Requests for services or assistance outside of the department’s resources should be referred to the appropriate department or the President. 

    Minimum Requirements/Performance Standards
  • In-depth knowledge of the English language and grammar, including the ability to write comprehensive, legible sentences, correspondence and other written communication.           
  • Excellent financial and organizational management skills.
  • Strategic and long-term planning capabilities.
  • Excellent computer knowledge and skills in working on common computer programs such as Microsoft Office.       
  • Database management proficiency.
  • Excellent reading comprehension skills.           
  • Able to communicate (speaking and listening) to members, customers and the general public.           
  • Highly professional and able to work well with staff members, volunteers, instructors and the public.
  • Experience in managing people.
  • World-class customer service experience and skills.
  • Professional appearance during working hours.

    Essential Functions
  • Talking on telephone
  • Speaking in public
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Operating computer
  • Operating basic office equipment
  • Planning and scheduling programs and personal schedule
  • Preparing and managing budgets and financial transactions
  • Handling customer relations
  • Working with volunteers and committees
  • Driving

    Work Environment
    The work environment within the office has a low to moderate noise level in a temperature-controlled building. Flexibility in changing tasks is required in order to be responsive to immediate member needs as they enter the office, call or email their requests. The position requires driving in the local area and considerable time outside the office conducting meetings with members, schools, government agencies, business entities, and/or attending events. Driving responsibilities include negotiating city, highway and suburban roads year round.

    Education and Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree OR equivalent experience
  • Construction experience/background helpful
  • Background in educational or association environment helpful

    Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. 
     
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    Education Director (Mount Laurel, NJ)

    Wednesday, April 24, 2019 12:12 PM
    ASSOCIATED BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS - new jersey chapter OFFICE

    Position Title:  Education Director
    Location:             Mount Laurel, NJ 
    Reports To:  Chapter President 

    To apply, send resume to info@abcnjc.org

    Job Description

    Basic Function:
    The ABC NJ Education Director will develop, administer, and maintain all educational and training programs for ABC NJ, including but not limited to ABC NJ Apprenticeship program, Safety and Workforce Development programs and  training services for ABC NJ and its members.  

    Specific Responsibilities

    Duties:
  • Coordinate activities of all Chapter Apprenticeship programs and management educational programs
    •   • Act as liaison between the Apprenticeship Committees, Community College, Federal & State apprenticeship funds and students
  • Determine the need for new training programs within the Chapter membership
    •   • Work with the Apprenticeship Committee members to create additional training programs
    •   • Work with Management & Education Committee members to create educational programs to meet the needs of the membership
  • Recruit new instructors for Chapter Apprenticeship programs and instructors for other educational programs.
    •   • Conduct "Train the Trainer Program" for new hired instructors
    •   • Register them with proper school system and NCCER
    •   • Maintain a reserve pool of teachers for future programs, as the need arises
  • Establish and maintain liaison with local schools, U.S. and NJ Departments of Labor Licensing and Regulation (DLLR)and other potential source for recruiting apprentices
  • Maintain accurate files on the progress of all apprentices; with proper records regarding state registration, Veterans Administration, and NCCER
  • Ensure proper maintenance of student records, grades and OJT hours
  • Keep the Trust, Board, and Apprenticeship Committee apprised of all information pertinent to the operation of the chapter apprenticeship program
  • Work with the apprenticeship budget established by the Trust and Board of Directors and under the guidance of the President
  • Provide articles of interest on apprenticeship and other educational programs for the Chapter newsletter.
    Monitor each program on a bi-weekly basis through personal visits to classes in all trades
  • Will personally visit contractors that have potential apprentices an attempt to recruit same additional company participation
  • Ability to work outside of the core business hours when necessary

  • Relationships:

    Chapter President/CEO
  • Directly responsible for all actions
  • Mutually assisting at all times
  • Provide facts and ideas
  • Submit reports covering activities and expenses

  • Board of Directors
  • Provide ideas and information as needed, as well as execution
  • Primarily responsible for maintaining and increasing apprenticeship
  • Make formal report at monthly board meetings

  • Apprenticeship Committee & Management Committee
  • Provide information and recommend policies and procedures for the committees to follow
  • Act as liaison between this committee and the membership-at-large
  • Keep minutes of all committee meetings and establish an agenda prior to each
    meeting
  • Assist committee chairperson and board liaison in preparing monthly committee reports to the Chapter Board of Directors

  • Qualifications: 
  • Recent association experience preferred, with a focus on apprenticeship and educational training  
  • Displays a passion for education planning and implementation, especially for the construction industry  
  • The ideal candidate would have a college education, knowledge of the construction industry, state and federal apprenticeship training laws
  • Must exhibit excellent written/verbal communication and exceptional member service skills
  • Ability to work well in a fast-paced and team-oriented environment with a high level of energy, enthusiasm and passion for free enterprise      
  • Business acumen with strong organizational skills, a sense of urgency and a commitment to quality  
    Knowledge of the construction safety industry and OSHA certifications are a plus

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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
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    Part-Time Instructor (Livermore, CA)

    Thursday, January 24, 2019 2:57 PM
    ASSOCIATED BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS - northern california chapter OFFICE

    Position Title:  Part-Time Instructor   
    Reports to:  Facility Training Manager
    Location:             Livermore, CA

    Job summary
    Provide classroom instructions in one or more of the following trades (Electrical, Carpentry, Plumbing, Painting and/or Construction Craft Laborer) maintain classroom conduct, information, material, equipment, tools and labs.  The instructor is also tasks with conducting job-site visits to member job sites to ensure compliance with program rules and regulations, job-site safety protocol, and state supervision compliance.

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