Construction Systems Development VISTA - 2022-23

Construction Systems Development VISTA

For one year, you can get paid to build sustainable solutions in a community, gain valuable hands on experience and prepare for your future. This full-time AmeriCorps service position offers a great opportunity to make a real impact in the lives of others while building your own knowledge and skillset.

AmeriCorps VISTA members are Volunteers in Service to America who perform indirect service to build capacity and sustainability solutions.

What will you do?

The construction systems development VISTA member creates, documents and implements a plan to improve construction operations. Explore construction processes and systems currently in place to help identify best practices and areas for improvement. Develop and implement an enhanced construction operations plan that addresses preparation, planning, scheduling, home repairs, green building techniques and work site safety. Test, evaluate and revise the project plan; develop manuals and training to ensure sustainability beyond your service.

*Evaluate current construction procedures and develop and implement a plan to improve or expand the organization’s construction operations.
*Research green building techniques that would benefit the local Habitat and, in collaboration with construction staff, develop and document green and sustainable building practices for the construction department.
*Research and develop systems for improvement regarding work safety and training for onsite volunteers.

This position will focus on research, monitoring, and/or evaluation and virtual/digital systems and platforms aspects of Habitat affiliate operations.

Where will you serve?

Dade City, Florida is a small town located an hour away from some of the happiest places on earth: Disney World, Busch Gardens, Tampa Bay and the beautiful Gulf Beaches. Local lakes and rivers provide opportunities to experience the outdoors and maybe make an acquaintance with a manatee or two!

Habitat for Humanity of East & Central Pasco County’s goal is to continue building affordable homes in an area that is quickly becoming unaffordable due to massive growth and rising costs of land. Join us in making a huge impact by serving closely with volunteers to build 10+ homes in the next year. Our organization owns a RV park which hosts Habitat Care-A-Vanner volunteers from September-March each year. These volunteers will be working closely with the AmeriCorps team members and will be part of the daily Habitat experience while they are in town.

Habitat Pasco provides free housing for AmeriCorps members across the street from the RV park and in the heart of a Habitat community. You will live in housing shared with three other AmeriCorps members in individual rooms. The home is fully furnished with a full kitchen, laundry room, and common areas. Lawn care is provided by Habitat Pasco.

We believe that every person has something to contribute and something to gain from creating communities in which all people have decent, affordable places to live. We view our work as successful when it transforms families lives and promotes positive and lasting social, economic and spiritual change within a community. Learn more about our organization and mission at

Benefits of AmeriCorps service

*Annual living allowance range of $17,600.30.
*Segal Education Award of $6,495, upon successful completion of service.
*Health benefits and enrollment in Employee Assistance Plan.
*Ten personal and 10 medical leave days.
*Possible forbearance or deferment of qualified student loans.
*Child care benefits, if you qualify.
*Noncompetitive eligibility status for federal employment for one year after successful completion of service.
*Relocation travel assistance for members relocating more than 50 miles to serve.

Minimum Requirements

Applicants must hold one of the following citizenship statuses: US citizen, US National, Lawful Permanent Resident Aliens or is a person residing in a state that have the following legal residency classifications: refugee, asylum or asylee, temporary protected status, or deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) status. Applicants must be at least 18 or older and have a high school diploma or GED.

Preferred Qualifications

*Knowledge of, and willingness to promote, the mission and activities of Habitat for Humanity International and AmeriCorps.
*Ability to work with a diverse group of people.
*Strong written and verbal communication skills.
*Strong research skills.
*Detail oriented and highly organized.
*Experience working as a member of a team.
*Project management experience.
*Basic experience with Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word and Excel.

Dade City, FL
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About Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity, founded in 1976, is a global, Christian-based nonprofit organization that grew out of an intentionally multi-racial community in rural Georgia. Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat brings together people of all faiths and people of no faith to build homes, communities and hope. Working alongside each other, we help families and individuals build and improve places to call home and achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves. Habitat seeks individuals who have a willingness to affirm these principles and values.


Habitat for Humanity International is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified personnel for all our positions in a manner that does not unlawfully discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion, gender, marital status, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, veteran/reserve national guard status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.