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Manager of Workforce and Safety

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 1:05 PM
ASSOCIATED BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS - Chapter OFFICE opening
Position Title:  Manager of Workforce and Safety

 

TO APPLY: Submit resume to ChapterPosition@abc.org

BASIC FUNCTIONS

  • Develop, administer and maintain management education and apprenticeship training programs.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

MANAGEMENT EDUCATION

  • Plan, develop and administer management education programs for the commercial construction industry.
  • Research topics, subject matter, instructors to develop new seminars and monitor the profit and loss to make each class viable.
  • Market educational courses to members by email, newsletter, fax, direct mail and telephone, word of mouth, personal visits, etc.
  • Assist in developing promotional materials to assist in advertising educational programs.
  • Conduct evaluation of course effectiveness, including appropriateness of subject matter, material taught and instructor quality.
  • Procure course instructors and speakers and provide instructor training as required.
  • Develop new educational programs.
  • Develop partnerships with other organizations in the area of education.
  • Prepare articles for Chapter newsletter.
  • Administer grant opportunities pertinent to augment Chapter operations.
  • Serve as point of contact for individual members seeking information or assistance regarding management education and apprenticeship programs.
  • Supply information for member billings and monitor status of open accounts regarding education.

APPRENTICESHIP TRUST

  • Administer Apprenticeship Training Program.
  • Develop annual apprenticeship budget for approval by Trustees.
  • Administer approved budget and assist bookkeepers with financial activities related to the Apprenticeship Trust’s Finances.
  • Ensure proper maintenance of student records, grades and OJT hours.
  • Act as Trust representative on various local Career Tech Education and other educational committees.
  • Serve as point of contact for individual members seeking information or assistance regarding apprenticeship programs.
  • Administer grant opportunities pertinent to augment Trust operations.
  • Supply information for member billings and monitor status of open accounts.
  • Monitor state and federal legislation that affects construction and specifically apprenticeship; meet with elected officials as necessary.

CHAPTER FUNCTIONS

  • Attend various Chapter Meetings and Chapter Events as appropriate.
  • Drive general membership efforts to support new membership recruitment and renewal efforts.
  • Work closely with Membership Director to coordinate member and apprenticeship needs.
  • Visit members through either drop-in meetings, scheduled meetings, cold-calls, onsite or elsewhere.

INTERNAL RELATIONSHIPS

  • Reports to President & CEO.
  • Serves as ABC staff liaison to the Apprenticeship Trust, Management Education, Workforce Development and Safety Committees.

EXTERNAL RELATIONSHIPS

  • Communicates regularly with members, ABC National office, government agencies, committees, instructors, colleges, universities, local technical schools and others.
  • Assists other departments with responses to member queries.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • The qualified candidate will have a passion for education planning and implementation, especially for the construction industry.
  • The ideal candidate will have a college education, knowledge of the construction industry, understanding of state and federal apprenticeship training laws, and business experience.
  • NCCER experience: Master Trainer preferred, ICTP certification is a positive, knowledge of NCCER important.
  • Candidate must be outgoing, dynamic, strong willed, and a good problem solver.
  • Knowledge of the construction safety industry and OSHA certifications are a plus.
  • This is a full-time, exempt position.
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Controller

Thursday, March 5, 2020 11:30 AM
Associated Builders and Contractors - National Office

Position Description

ABC val

Associated Builders and Contractors - National Office

Position Title: Controller
FLSA Status: Exempt
Functional Area/Department: Support Services
Reporting Supervisor: Chief Financial Officer

 

Position Description

ABC values the highest levels of personal and corporate standards of behavior characterized by responsibility, accountability and integrity, with demonstrated personal and industry professionalism by all participants.

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: click here to apply online.

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. Visit us at abc.org. 

The Controller will be responsible for overall management of the Accounting/Finance Department.  The Department is responsible for accounting for and recording all financial transactions of ABC National and its affiliated entities, as well as preparation of financial statements, tax filings and various financial reporting.  The entities supported include Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. (a 501(c)6 trade association with $20m in revenue), the ABC Services Corporation (a for profit subsidiary of ABC which houses a magazine), a Political Action Committee, a national 401(k) ($50 million in assets that serves ABC and approximately 48 chapters), and the Construction Legal Rights Foundation (a 501(c)6 foundation that supports legal cases and advocacy efforts impacting ABC’s members).  

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES

Responsibilities:

  • • Supports CFO needs related to Treasurer, Budget and Finance Committee, various boards, and government agencies.
  • • Provides technical accounting and applications software expertise for all aspects of the business and in response to needs of all entities.  This includes the oversight and administration of Bill.com and Sage Intacct and the upcoming implementation of the Solver BI360 CRM system.
  • • Leads and mentors 5 staff to oversee all aspects of accounting/finance (including accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, bank reconciliations, investment reconciliations, journal entries and month end and year end close) plus provides ad hoc support to the accountant who supports a separate entity, the ABC Insurance Trust.  Interacts daily with financial staff, supervising and reviewing work.
  • • Produces monthly and other special financial reports, government filings, etc. 
  • • Consults with other departments as needed on accounting issues – specifically Insurance Trust, Human Resources, ABC Services Corp., and ABC PAC. 
  • • Develops internal control guidelines and updates policies and procedures for the Finance Department as needed.
  • • Prepares for and coordinates annual financial audits of all entities and any audits required by outside agencies such as IRS or DOL.
  • • Responds to staff requests for financial information and reports.  Supports the annual budgeting process and monthly projection process.
  • • Reviews bi-weekly payroll in Paycom.
  • • Reviews and approves all disbursements to ensure accuracy and adherence to company policy
  • • Interacts with all vendors related to finances including banks, credit card companies, auditors/tax accountants, financial software vendor, etc.
  • • Advises on financial analysis and decision-making regarding capital investments, pricing, contract negotiations, significant costs, benchmarks, and other matters with CFO.
  • • Perform cash projections to effectively manage cash balances and maximize the return on any excess cash balances.
  • • Supervises, manages, and directs the selection, training, development and appraisal of Finance Department personnel.
  • • Assists CFO with additional projects as needed.

Required:

  • • CPA
  • • Ten years or more related experience, preferably as a controller in a non-profit organization. At least 5 years’ experience supervising staff.
  • • 4-year degree from an accredited college or university with a background in finance or accounting.
  • • Strong leadership skills and capable thinker.
  • • Organizational awareness & resourcefulness - understanding of whom to engage in order to identify solutions & resolve issues.
  • • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills. Able to manage multiple-tasks at once and work across departments to achieve shared goals; thrives in a fast-paced, collaborative environment.
  • • Must have expertise in Excel and accounting software. Detail-oriented and able to produce organized and accurate materials quickly.
  • • Self-starter, highly organized.

Preferred

  • • MBA
  • • Demonstrated working knowledge of Sage Intacct.
  • • Proficiency with Solver BI360

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.
ues the highest levels of personal and corporate standards of behavior characterized by responsibility, accountability and integrity, with demonstrated personal and industry professionalism by all participants.

Position Title: Controller
FLSA Status: Exempt
Functional Area/Department: Support Services
Reporting Supervisor: Chief Financial Officer

 

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: click here to apply online.

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. Visit us at abc.org. 

The Controller will be responsible for overall management of the Accounting/Finance Department.  The Department is responsible for accounting for and recording all financial transactions of ABC National and its affiliated entities, as well as preparation of financial statements, tax filings and various financial reporting.  The entities supported include Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. (a 501(c)6 trade association with $20m in revenue), the ABC Services Corporation (a for profit subsidiary of ABC which houses a magazine), a Political Action Committee, a national 401(k) ($50 million in assets that serves ABC and approximately 48 chapters), and the Construction Legal Rights Foundation (a 501(c)6 foundation that supports legal cases and advocacy efforts impacting ABC’s members).  

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES

Responsibilities:

  • • Supports CFO needs related to Treasurer, Budget and Finance Committee, various boards, and government agencies.
  • • Provides technical accounting and applications software expertise for all aspects of the business and in response to needs of all entities.  This includes the oversight and administration of Bill.com and Sage Intacct and the upcoming implementation of the Solver BI360 CRM system.
  • • Leads and mentors 5 staff to oversee all aspects of accounting/finance (including accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, bank reconciliations, investment reconciliations, journal entries and month end and year end close) plus provides ad hoc support to the accountant who supports a separate entity, the ABC Insurance Trust.  Interacts daily with financial staff, supervising and reviewing work.
  • • Produces monthly and other special financial reports, government filings, etc. 
  • • Consults with other departments as needed on accounting issues – specifically Insurance Trust, Human Resources, ABC Services Corp., and ABC PAC. 
  • • Develops internal control guidelines and updates policies and procedures for the Finance Department as needed.
  • • Prepares for and coordinates annual financial audits of all entities and any audits required by outside agencies such as IRS or DOL.
  • • Responds to staff requests for financial information and reports.  Supports the annual budgeting process and monthly projection process.
  • • Reviews bi-weekly payroll in Paycom.
  • • Reviews and approves all disbursements to ensure accuracy and adherence to company policy
  • • Interacts with all vendors related to finances including banks, credit card companies, auditors/tax accountants, financial software vendor, etc.
  • • Advises on financial analysis and decision-making regarding capital investments, pricing, contract negotiations, significant costs, benchmarks, and other matters with CFO.
  • • Perform cash projections to effectively manage cash balances and maximize the return on any excess cash balances.
  • • Supervises, manages, and directs the selection, training, development and appraisal of Finance Department personnel.
  • • Assists CFO with additional projects as needed.

Required:

  • • CPA
  • • Ten years or more related experience, preferably as a controller in a non-profit organization. At least 5 years’ experience supervising staff.
  • • 4-year degree from an accredited college or university with a background in finance or accounting.
  • • Strong leadership skills and capable thinker.
  • • Organizational awareness & resourcefulness - understanding of whom to engage in order to identify solutions & resolve issues.
  • • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills. Able to manage multiple-tasks at once and work across departments to achieve shared goals; thrives in a fast-paced, collaborative environment.
  • • Must have expertise in Excel and accounting software. Detail-oriented and able to produce organized and accurate materials quickly.
  • • Self-starter, highly organized.

Preferred

  • • MBA
  • • Demonstrated working knowledge of Sage Intacct.
  • • Proficiency with Solver BI360

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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Training Academy Manager (Beltsville, MD)

Monday, February 24, 2020 8:35 AM
ASSOCIATED BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS - Metro Washington chapter OFFICE

Position Title:  Training Academy Manager
Location:             Beltsville, MD
Reports To:  Director of Education
Accountable To:  Director of Education; Chapter President 
Classification:  Exempt

 

TO APPLY: Submit resume to Bonnie Speedy, bspeedy@abcmetrowashington.org

SCOPE:  Manage the Instructor cadre and day-to-day operations of the Training Academy.  Manage the training facility and coordinate apprenticeship, craft training, and other educational activities.  Recruit, train, evaluate and coach instructors. Work with the Education Director to develop and implement strategies to grow the Academy and ensure high quality of instruction. 

PRIMARY DUTIES:

  • • Manage the Instructor cadre and day-to-day operations of the Training Academy.  Recruit, train, evaluate and coach instructors including appropriate levels of direct monitoring of instruction for both on- and off-site trainings.
  • • Serve as a liaison to NCCER and obtain/hold NCCER master trainer certification.
  • • Create and manage the schedule and online listing of classes to include apprentice, craft, safety and specialty/selective programs.
  • • Financial duties (i.e. track and validate receipts and invoices; assist Director with budget development, etc.).
  • • Administer student discipline and handle attendance problems and safety matters.
  • • Work with Director of Workforce Development in workforce development activity and counsel students on educational, vocational or professional matters as appropriate.
  • • Serve as on-site liaison to instructors and students to solve problems, coordinate material needs, etc.
  • • Using NCCER curriculum, adult learning principles, feedback from businesses and students using the Academy, develop and coordinate exceptional trainings that comply with all appropriate standards and regulations.
  • • Research new training techniques and evaluate effectiveness of current training through a variety of methods including personal observation and feedback from students and member businesses. 
  • • Coordinate and conduct student and instructor info sessions and orientations.
  • • Update and maintain guidebooks for students, instructors and employees.
  • • Conduct advance placement exams.
  • • Oversee inventory of textbooks, materials, and instructor supplies and utilize effective strategies to control cost and waste.
  • • Oversee facilities management activities:
  • • security (includes monitoring cameras and access control)
  • • supplies and equipment maintenance
  • • building maintenance, housekeeping and organization
  • • waste removal (cans and dumpster)
  • • Provide exceptional member services in a professional manner.
  • • Network to promote Academy offerings and assist with registration and/or other duties as assigned at all ABC functions, including -- but not limited to -- monthly general membership meetings, annual golf outing, staff mailings and special events.
  • • Perform other duties as assigned.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:

  • • Operates under supervision of Director of Education and is expected to perform all tasks related to the position’s basic functions with minimal direct supervision.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

  • • Skilled at both project management and time management, highly professional, and able to work well with a variety of staff members, ABC members, volunteers and public.
  • • Research and manage the teaching process so that information passed down to instructors is implemented effectively.
  • • Strong leadership capabilities.
  • • Exceptional interpersonal skills.
  • • Demonstrated and strong problem solving and decision-making skills.
  • • Understanding of jurisdictional apprenticeship related regulations.
  • • Knowledgeable in adult education programs to include apprenticeship.
  • • Financial skills to maintain a budget and handle financial records.
  • • Task oriented flexibility and able to “change gears” to fulfill great customer service expectations for external clientele and internal personnel.
  • • Proficient in MS Office and database management.
  • • Strong knowledge of the construction industry.
  • • Ability to manage others.
  • • Professional and pleasant office personality and demeanor.
  • • Exceptional customer service skills.
  • • Strong team player.
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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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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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