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Indian Housing Authority – Construction Laborer

Construction Laborer
Non-Exempt / Full time – 40 hours / week
Starting at: 2022-RUS GS3 Step 4 – GS4 Step 10, $15.67 – $20.18, D.O.E.

Construction laborers assist carpenters to construct and rehabilitate homes. Construction laborers may also work with an equipment operator installing infrastructure and utilities.

Construction laborer duties include removing debris from construction areas, retrieving tools and materials, sweeping up construction areas, laying out tools, shoveling, landscaping and maintenance, and other tasks related to construction, rehabilitation, and management of housing units.

• Lifting heavy material
• Significant shoveling
• Operating signs for traffic control
• Assist in installing infrastructure including water, sewer, gas, electric, roads
• Maintaining vehicles and tools
• Landscaping and maintenance of rental units
• From time to time a construction laborer may be asked to perform additional duties beyond their current skill level. When       asked to do so it shall be considered as training. If asked to perform a task beyond their skill level (training) for more than a   two (2) hour period in a day, their rate of pay shall increase to a Trainee’s Level for the job performed.
• Other duties as assigned

Knowledge of:
• Infrastructure installation
• Basic hand and power tool operations
• General building concepts
Ability to:
• Work outside in all conditions.
• Lift heavy objects up to 50 pounds.
Education and Experience:
• Some construction related experience preferred.

The individual must possess a valid Class “C” California Driver’s License and must be able to be insured by NFRIHA’s automotive insurance carrier. The individual must be able to pass a preemployment drug screen and criminal background investigation.
The individual must have the ability to work with people from diverse cultures, ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds and possess a basic knowledge of Native American communities and always maintain cultural sensitivity.

The individual must be able to respect and adhere to the most rigid and strict rules of employer/tribal citizen/public citizen practice of confidentiality. Violation of this major employment requirement could lead to immediate dismissal.

Strenuous physical labor for extended periods, normal manual dexterity and eye-hand coordination, corrected hearing and vision to normal range, verbal communication, use of construction equipment including rammer, cutoff saw, etc. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions.

99% of work shall be performed in an outdoor environment and on job sites in all types of weather conditions. Driving is required of the position. Normal hazards associated with a construction environment. Continuous to occasional contact with staff and the public.

The North Fork Rancheria Indian Housing Authority complies with the Indian Preference Act. Preference in hiring is given to qualified Native Americans in accordance with the Indian Preference Act (Title 25, US Code, Section 472 and 473). Subject to, but not in derivation of the Act, we are an equal opportunity employer.

Project Manager and Construction Foremen

For an application package, please contact (559) 877-7360 or email

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