Job Post: Deconstruction Crew Chief – Charleston

JOB POSTING for position at COALFIELD DEVELOPMENT, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

DATE REVISED: 08/10/2022 | DATE POSTED: 08/23/2022

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Title: Deconstruction Crew Chief
Team: Program & Sector
Hourly or Salary: Salary
Safety Sensitive: Yes
Compensation: $45,000 + Benefits Package and Paid Leave
Reports To: Director of Conservation (and Chief Program Officer)
Direct Reports: WRAPS Trainees & 33-6-3 Crew Members, Technician 
FLSA Status: Exempt (Administrative) 
Time Status/Term: Full-Time


Crew Chiefs will be responsible for the following:

  1. Serve as Supervisor & Mentor to WRAPS Trainees and 33-6-3 Crew Members to ensure they experience a combination of on-the-job training, professional certificate training and mentorship for 33 hours per week; work alongside to model good work ethic, mentor and coach while working, and identify opportunities for growth and learning.
  2. Lead Personal Development using provided curriculum for an additional 3 hours/week.
  3. Cooperatively coordinate training, work and personal development with your Director of Enterprise or Program and the Human Development Team; and others to ensure smooth communication and scheduling
  4. Facilitate engagement in in-depth mentorship to help Trainees and Crew Members overcome specific barriers to long-term employment success.
  5. Execute work plans.

As a Crew Chief at Coalfield Development a typical day might include the following:

  • Conduct Toolbox Talks with Trainees, Crew Members and other crew personnel to cover safety topic debrief, prepare for the day’s activities, set the day’s goals and tools/supplies needed.
  • Prepare and conduct the on-site work and training.
  • Meet with Trainees and Crew Members individually to coach through progress and opportunities, and/or provide structured corrective action.
  • Arrange transportation and logistics to move crew to various worksites or training locations.
  • Answer questions from community members about Coalfield Development and the work being done.
  • Communicate with vendors or partners regarding needs of work plans. 


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You will have a sense of purpose that can only come from serving others, being the change you want to see in the world, and being involved in creative solutions to the world’s problems.

You will feel a sense of comradery and belonging that can only come from working alongside a passionate, diverse, quirky, eclectic, and compassionate team of personally and professional invested individuals.

If this is the type of career you want, then read on.


  • Work with the Director of Conservation to develop a work plan(s) for a deconstruction project(s) in Charleston, WV that involve on-site training for a local workforce of approximately 5 trainees & crew members to learn deconstruction skillsets and process a dilapidated structure(s). The materials salvaged from this project will be used as part of a supply chain for reusable construction materials in the region. Visit the ReUse Corridor website here to learn more.
  • Ensure the work plan and/or enterprise goals are being met in terms of schedules, outcomes and budgets.
  • Teach the skills of the job and facilitate the achievement of learning outcomes.
  • Within the values, principles, and professional & personal development themes of Coalfield, work with and mentor Trainees and Crew Members in a way that allows them to unlock their potential, power and purpose over 33/hours each week of on-the-job training, professional certificate training, and development of professional competencies. Allowing up to 4 hours per week of individualized personal development work tailored to help Trainees overcome specific, identified barriers to long-term employment success.
  • Ensure an additional 3 hours/week is spent pursuing personal development that will be a combination of Personal Development Journal work, Financial Literacy, and “Week Three” activities, depending on the week.
  • Coordinate schedules to accommodate a minimum of 6 hours of course work per/week for Crew Members to pursue higher education and/or certification attainment.
  • Hold Trainees and Crew Members accountable for meeting expectations including attendance; uphold and administer policies and procedures; respond to organizational data collection efforts.
  • Coordinate with the Enterprise/Program Director and Human Development Team to identify and schedule specific trainings; administer pre- and post- training surveys; update employee training records; conduct all evaluations, and weekly scorecards.
  • Coordinate with the Human Development Team to ensure each Trainee has three milestones set at any given time towards overcoming a barrier to long-term employment success, and a plan to achieve the goals. For Crew Members, that they would be actively setting and working towards milestones, but that the work of the completion will be outside of work hours. Facilitating time for Trainees and Crew Members to work with the Human Development Team.


  • Full range of carpentry skills
  • OSHA 10 safety regulations
  • Use of construction equipment such as mini-excavator, lifts, etc.
  • Kind and professional demeanor and attitude. Must be patient and compassionate with people and issues encountered in challenging socio-economic environments.
  • Must understand and adopt Coalfield’s theory of change and value system. Comfortable working in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment with multiple foci, locations, and collaborative partners.
  • Experience with adult learning principles and training techniques.
  • A good sense of humor, a willingness to learn, an inquisitive mind, a willingness to innovate, and the ability to work independently.
  • Experience with scheduling and managing people.
  • Excellent at time management, task prioritization, and organization.
  • Professional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficient with computers, email, Microsoft Office, Google applications and standard office equipment (phone, copier/printer, scanners, etc.).


  • Equipment Maintenance – Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.

  • Equipment Selection – Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.

  • Project planning & execution of deconstruction, construction, carpentry

  • Logistics planning for materials movement

  • Inventory management Resource Management Skills

  • Expense tracking for project costs, maintaining inventory of materials/tools to optimize workflow.

  • Management of Financial Resources – Determining how money will be spent to get the work done, and accounting for these expenditures.

  • Management of Material Resources – Obtaining and seeing to the appropriate use of equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do certain work.

  • Management of Personnel Resources – Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work


This position reports to the Director of Conservation &/or designee and works with limited daily supervision. The Crew Chief will oversee the activities of a crew of up to five Trainees and Crew Members, and a technician if applicable.


The normal work week is Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Working more than 40 hoursper week is infrequently required when necessary to meet critical deadlines or respond to emergencies.Coalfield’s area of focus is the 21 southern West Virginia counties. Coalfield’s offices arecurrently located in Huntington and Charleston, WV. The chosen candidate must have reliabletransportation to regularly attend work at their assigned location and other locations, asrequired.

  • Car travel throughout the region will be common.
  • Access to a company owned vehicle may be required on a semi-permanent basis. Environment Conditions, Physical Activity, Physical Demands
  • Low temperatures. High temperatures. Outdoor elements such as precipitation and wind. Noisy environments.
  • Communicating with others to exchange information.
  • Heavy work that includes lifting objects up to 50 pounds with or without assistance
  • Climbing, lifting, carrying, bending and twisting and operating heavy equipment and hand-tools
  • Repetitive motions. Travel and Transportation Requirements Candidates must provide reliable transportation to their primary work location. Coalfield has a limited fleet of vehicles and frequently carpools to minimize travel burdens on employees. Travel expenses (excluding commutes) may be reimbursed per Coalfield’s policies and procedures.


  • High School Diploma or GED is required; Associate’s or bachelor’s degree is preferred
  • Three plus years of experience in a job or jobs that require high levels of interaction, facilitation, coordination, management, and evaluation
  • Three plus years of experience of deconstruction &/or construction


Coalfield Development Corporation 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.


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.


Candidates for this position will be required to pass a drug test as a condition of employment.

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I affirm that the information I have provided in this application is true to the best of my knowledge, information, and belief, and I have not knowingly withheld any information requested. I understand that withholding or misstating any information requested in this application is a ground for rejection of my application, and if hired is grounds for discharge. This is true of information provided during the interview process as well. This application is valid for 30 days, after that time I must reapply for consideration.

I authorize Coalfield Development to verify my references, record of employment, education record, and any other information I have provided. Unless otherwise noted, I authorize the references I have listed to disclose any information related to my work record and my professional experiences with them, without giving me prior notice of such disclosure. In addition, I release the company, my former employers and all other persons and entities, from any and all claims, demands or liabilities arising out of or in any way related to such inquiry or disclosure.

I understand, that as a final candidate for hiring by Coalfield Development, I will receive a conditional offer for employment based, in part, on my consent and voluntary submission to a drug test. If I refuse to take that test or test positive, I will not qualify for employment and any employment offer extended will be withdrawn.

If I am hired, I understand that either Coalfield Development or I can terminate my employment at any time and for any reason, with or without cause and without prior notice. I understand that no representative of Coalfield Development Corporation has the authority to make any assurance to the contrary.

Once employed I will be provided with the company policies and understand it is my obligation to obey and stay up to date on policies that include but not limited to the Personnel Manual, Drug Free Workplace Program, Safety & Health policy, program guidelines and financial policies.

Coalfield Development Corporation 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.

Candidates will be required to pass a background check and/or drug test as a condition of employment.

While all applications are appreciated, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Mail: 2923 Park Ave. Huntington, WV 25704