Job Post: Deconstruction Crew Chief

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

DATE POSTED: 11/1/2021

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Title: Deconstruction Crew Chief
Team: Development Team
Hourly or Salary: Salary
Safety Sensitive: Yes
Compensation: Starting at $36,000, Benefits Package and Paid Leave
Reports To: Director of Conservation (Development Team- report to CDO)
Direct Reports: WRAPS Trainees & 33-6-3 Crew Members 
FLSA Status: Exempt (Administrative)
Time Status/Term: Full-Time


Coalfield Development has multiple Crew Chiefs will be responsible for the following:

  1. Serve as Supervisor/Mentor to WRAPS Trainees and/or 33-6-3 Crew Members to ensure they experience a combination of on-the-job training, professional certificate training and personal development for 33 hours per week; work beside the trainee to model good work ethics, mentor while doing and identify opportunities for growth and learning
  2. Provide an additional three hours/week of in-depth mentorship to help Trainees and Crew Members overcome specific barriers to long-term employment success
  3. Actively coordinate training, work and personal development with Director of Conservation, Personal Development Coordinator; Community Liaison; and Director of Professional Development and others to ensure smooth communication and scheduling
  4. Directly leading personal and professional development using provided curriculum

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

  • Meet with Trainees and Crew Members to prepare for the day’s activities, check in on attitudes, and set expectations
  • Prepare the work and training for deconstruction projects
  • Meet with Trainees and Crew Members individually to make sure they are progressing towards goals, and/or provide structured discipline
  • Arrange transportation and logistics to move trainees to various worksites or training locations.
  • Answer questions from community members about Coalfield Development and the work being done.


  • Work with the Director of Conservation to develop a work plan(s) for a deconstruction project(s) in Huntington, WV that involve on-site training for a local workforce of approximately 5 trainees 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.
  • Within the values 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 professional development. Additional hours/week will be spent in 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, “Week Three” activities and Coalfield Council Day, 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 certificate 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 Director of Conservation, Program Director, Training Coordinator, Employee  Development Director, and/or Personal Development Coordinator 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 Employee Development Director to ensure each Trainee has a six-month plan of action to identify a major milestone towards overcoming a barrier to long-term employment success, and a plan to achieve this goal or goals. Adjust and check progress towards these goals every two weeks; ensure connections between Trainees and community-based service providers and/or community partners, as needed.
  • Ensure the work plan and/or enterprise goals are being met in terms of schedules, outcomes and budgets.

Skills and Knowledge Required

  • 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.
  • Excellent professional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficient with computers, email, Microsoft Office, Google applications and standard office equipment (phone, copier/printer, scanners, etc.).

Technical Skills

  • Project planning for Deconstruction, Construction, Carpentry.
  • Logistics planning for materials movement.
  • Inventory experience
  • 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.

Resource Management Skills

  • Expense tracking for project costs, maintaining inventory of materials/tools to optimize work flow
  • 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 and/or Program Director or designee and works with limited daily supervision. The Crew Chief will oversee the activities of a cohort or cohorts of up to ten Trainees and Crew Members.


The normal work week is Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Coalfield allows some employees to negotiate a flexible work schedule. Working more than 40 hours per week is infrequently required when necessary to meet critical deadlines or respond to emergencies. Coalfield has offices in several counties throughout West Virginia. The chosen candidate must have reliable transportation to regularly attend work at the Huntington location and other locations, as required.

  • Car travel throughout the region will be common.
  • Access to a company owned vehicle may be required on a semi-permanent basis.
  • Coalfield allows managers and employees to negotiate a flexible work schedule. Uncompensated overtime is infrequently required when necessary to meet critical deadlines or respond to emergencies.

Environment Conditions, Physical Activity, Physical Demands

  • Occasionally when visiting project sites: Low temperatures. High temperatures. Outdoor elements such as precipitation and wind. Noisy environments.
  • Remaining in a stationary position, often standing or sitting for prolonged periods.
  • Communicating with others to exchange information.
  • Moderate 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 such as painting, sanding, pulling weeds, folding materials, packing boxes, etc.


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 with a focus of deconstruction that require high levels of interaction, facilitation, coordination, management, and evaluation.


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. Candidates for this position (will/will not) be required to have a background check as a condition of employment.


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Many accountants work in stressful firms with seemingly endless demands, deadlines, travel, and overtime. Such firms seldom have a purpose other than to maximize profits or satisfy customers, leaving their employees drained and unfulfilled. That’s not us.

At Coalfield, we genuinely care about the career and well-being of every individual we employ. We expect you will provide 40 hours per week of excellent work, not 60 hours of burnout. We expect smart priorities and results from those priorities; we do not expect you to “do it all.”

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.

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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.

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