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Web Developer I

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 8:06 AM

Associated Builders and Contractors - National Office

Position Title:  Web Developer I
Location: In office (Washington D.C.)
Functional Area/Department: Information Technology
Reporting to: Web Services Manager
Status: Exempt

 

TO APPLY: Click here to apply online.

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 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.

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 Web Developer I will be part of a small multi-disciplinary web services team and have the unique opportunity to interact, design and develop tools to meet the mission and goals of the organization. The individual will also assist with various day-to-day operations and projects as assigned, gaining knowledge and experience with all facets of the website life cycle.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES

Responsibilities:

Functional

  • Assist the web team in various duties such as: design, development, maintenance and performance of our sites.
  • Research new and emerging technologies and how they can be utilized in the association’s web presence.
  • Develop safe and secure code following the latest industry standards and company policies.
  • Gather and refine specifications and requirements based on technical needs.
  • Create and maintain software documentation.
  • Work cooperatively with key team members, national and chapter staff and vendors.
  • Create, develop and maintain software to enrich functionality of organization’s content management system.
  • Coordinate web projects across departments and ensure that all development projects are designed, developed and implemented in a timely manner.

Web Design

  • Create website layouts/user interfaces by using the latest standards in HTML/CSS/JQuery/JavaScript practices.
  • Maintain a consistent look and feel throughout all web properties.
  • Create, develop and manage content for organization’s web presence.
  • Track and report all site metrics.

Web Development

  • Write well designed, testable, efficient code in ASP.NET using best practices in software development.
  • Ability to manage code repositories inside of GitHub.
  • Assist the web team in testing web applications. 

Web Maintenance

  • Manage and maintain IIS.
  • Document all aspects of the website.

User Web Support and Training

  • Provide on-going user training for basic web content techniques, on-going maintenance and long-term advanced training.
  • Assist chapters in new program development for chapter template website.
  • Work with the chapters to promote the use of the chapter template and help chapters develop more robust and visually appealing sites.
  • Train staff on DotNetNuke on an as-needed basis.
  • Provide Tier 1-2 support for ABC’s web presence using a ticketing system.

Specialized Skills

  • Strong knowledge of Object-Oriented Programming and Data Structures.
  • Strong knowledge of web scripting tools such as HTML5, CCS3 and JavaScript.
  • Knowledge of OWASP Top Ten and NIST to develop secure code
  • Outstanding customer service for internal and external customers.
  • Familiar with DotNetNuke (DNN) content management system.
    • Experience with DotNetNuke (DNN) 6.X, Evoq 7.X and 8.X, including module development preferred.
  • A solid understanding of UI, cross-browser compatibility and how web applications work, including security, session and cache management and best practices.
  • Understands the importance of test-driven development.
  • Basic knowledge of Search Engine Optimization a plus. 
  • Strong communication, interpersonal and analytical skills.
  • Ability to provide excellent customer-service to internal and external customers.
  • Ability to work independently and in a dynamic environment.
  • Ability to prioritize and complete multiple simultaneous projects in a timely manner.
  • Ability to communicate technical results and advise/consult other team members or departments on related projects or issues.
  • Association/non-profit experience desired.
  • Organizational awareness and resourcefulness - understanding of whom to engage in order to identify solutions and resolve issues.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree (B.A.) from a four-year college; or one to two years related experience.
  • Technical training and/or certifications are acceptable in lieu of degree.

Experience Required

  • One to two years of hands-on experience in ASP.NET, C# or VB.NET and related MS Visual Studio tools.  
  • Strong knowledge of HTML 5, CSS3 JavaScript and JQuery.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

To achieve our mission, we hire energetic and fun-loving individuals who possess the following skills:

  • Professional demeanor and presentation.
  • Ability to organize and manage several priorities simultaneously while working under pressure and deadlines.
  • Writing and verbal skills.
  • Self-starter, highly organized.
  • Strong organization, multitasking and time-management skills with the ability to work on a demanding self-directed work schedule. 
  • Effectively utilizes tools/resources to work efficiently.
  • Ability to take ownership of a process and to use problem solving skills to resolve issues.
  • Demonstrates the highest level of personal and ethical standards.
  • Work accurately with close attention to detail.

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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Director of Health and Safety

Thursday, August 26, 2021 7:51 AM

Associated Builders and Contractors - National Office

Position Title:  Director of Health and Safety
Location: In office (Washington D.C.)
Functional Area/Department: Workforce Development
Reporting to: VP of HS&E and Workforce Development
Status: Exempt

 

TO APPLY: Click here to apply online.

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 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.

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, profitably and for the betterment of the communities in which ABC and its members work. Visit us at www.abc.org.

The Director of Health and Safety will be responsible to provide safety best practices and management products to our members (via development, acquisition, or identification).  Promote world class safety management/science and represent ABC and member interests to regulatory, legislative and trade organizations and associations.

The Director of Health and Safety reports directly to the Vice-president of HS&E and Workforce Development and serves as part of the association team working in concert with other stakeholders internally and externally. This key position provides strategic thinking, data and information to the VP of HS&E and Workforce Development, and other units of the association as appropriate for policy development and decision-making purposes. This position is the primary contact for the association’s Health Safety and Environment strategic objectives will be required to represent ABC to media, external agencies, corporations, partnerships, and regional and national safety and workforce groups.  This position requires a transformational industry leader who may not have experience in all facets of HS&E but has demonstrated their ability to grasp large complex efforts and transform a significant element of a business.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES

Responsibilities

  • Lead and contribute to the development and deployment of the overall Health, Safety and Environment Strategy for ABC.
  • Establish annual operating budgets, and lead direct reports, chapters and volunteer members to achieve strategic objectives.
  • Facilitate multi-dimensional team (volunteers, strategic partners, chapter resources and a small core national staff) that will be creative and productive in developing strategies to support our membership in meeting the Health and Safety needs of the future.
  • Professionally represent ABC in the areas of health safety and environment to external media sources, federal, state and local agencies and advisory councils, partners and regional safety and health groups.
  • Collaborate with ABC’s Policy and Regulatory team to develop federal regulatory comments and chapter/member guidance related to safety and health.
  • Provide expertise on compliance with federal, state, and local safety and health laws. Be an established subject matter expert that encourages various groups to support ABC’s Health Safety and Environment Plans and solicit input to improve these plans.
  • Identify and lead the development of cutting-edge resources and training programs in collaboration with internal and external groups to full fill the Health and Safety Strategy.
  • Oversee the planning, production, and publication of educational and marketing materials relative to health and safety working in harmony with internal resources.
  • Assess programs and incorporate the outcomes to promote the advancement of the industry in accordance with the ABC Strategic Plan.
  • Ensure that commitment to inclusion, diversity and equity is visible in all aspects of the association’s health and safety operations.
  • Establish and collaborate with industry stakeholders and providers to ensure ABC has a voice throughout the construction industry and is seen as an industry leader in health and safety.
  • Establish strong chapter/member relationships to understand the Health, Safety and Environment needs and challenges of the industry, chapters and members.

Specialized Skills

  • Proven leadership and managerial experience with direct accountability for high technology, safety training and demonstrated success in the management/operations of customized solutions to business, industry, and the private sector.
  • Possess highly developed analytical skills, writing and presentation skills, and ability to communicate with business/industry and educational management.
  • Demonstrated ability to cultivate and maintain diverse strategic alliances with governmental entities, businesses, and the community.
  • Strong team building, interpersonal and communications skills necessary to lead in a complex organizational structure.
  • High energy coupled with a positive attitude and the ability to build and lead teams towards successful collaborations.
  • Public speaking ability, extensive organizational ability and attention to detail; statistical analysis; networking abilities, demonstrated use of computer and software knowledge (operating systems, webpage design, content development).

Qualifications

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree related to Environmental, Health and Safety at an accredited college or university.

Experience Required

  • 5-10 years of working knowledge in all areas of health and safety administration.
  • Association and construction industry experience a plus.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

To achieve our mission, we hire energetic and fun-loving individuals who possess the following skills:

  • Professional demeanor and presentation of self.
  • Ability to organize and manage several priorities simultaneously while working under pressure and deadlines.
  • Writing and verbal skills.
  • Self-starter highly organized.
  • Coordination of projects, meetings and/or events a plus.
  • Strong organization, multi-tasking and time management skills with the ability to work in a demanding self-directed work schedule.
  • Effectively utilizes tools/resources to work efficiently.
  • Ability to take ownership of a process and to use problem solving skills to resolve issues.
  • Demonstrates the highest level of personal and ethical standards.
  • Work accurately with close attention to detail.
  • Problem solver who can work both individually, and in a team, to reach a common goal

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. Must be able to lift 30 lbs.

Work Environment

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts and vehicles. Moderate noise levels, which are typical in an office environment with computers, printers, faxes, etc.  Standing 15% of the time, walking 20% of the time, and sitting 65% of the time.

TRAVEL

  • 35%-40% travel required with average trip 1-3 days; at least 3 trips requiring stays of 4+ nights.
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Director of Legislative Affairs

Tuesday, May 25, 2021 12:14 PM

Associated Builders and Contractors - National Office

Position Title: Director of Legislative Affairs
FLSA Status: Exempt
Functional Area/Department: Government Affairs
Reporting Supervisor: VP of Legislative & Political Affairs

 

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, profitably and for the betterment of the communities in which ABC and its members work. Visit us at www.abc.org.

The Director spearheads ABC’s efforts with respect to Federal legislative advocacy and develops the legislative strategies for a portfolio of the associations many priority issues.  The issue set primarily consists of labor and employment, construction and small business issues. Primary responsibilities include:

  • Reviewing and evaluating proposed legislation and regulations, and taking action through meetings with Members of Congress and their staff and White House officials, providing key vote recommendations, and authoring letters to Congress, the White House and federal agencies.
  • Working with broad-based coalitions of businesses, trade associations, and other organizations to promote ABC priorities on issues affecting member companies and the construction industry.
  • Communicating to ABC members the importance of government affairs, including updating members with the most recent information on issues that will affect them and their business, and encouraging members to be involved in the political process.

Candidate must be a self-starter with strong written, verbal and interpersonal communications skills, and have an expert understanding of Capitol Hill and the legislative process.  Applicants must possess a strong knowledge and background in all aspects of federal affairs with a firm grasp of legislative, grassroots, and political strategy, with an understanding of how they interact. 

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES

Specialized Skills:

  • Proficient personal computer skills including electronic mail, routine database functions, and word processing, spreadsheet, PowerPoint and some web design.
  • Strong public speaking skills are required. 
  • Requires extensive understanding of the legislative process and strong contacts in the House and Senate.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor of Arts degree (B.A.) in a related field from a four (4) year college or university.
  • Five to seven years in government affairs setting including some experience on Capitol Hill or in a federal agency.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

To achieve our mission, we hire energetic and fun-loving individuals who possess the following skills:

  • Professional demeanor and presentation of self
  • Ability to organize and manage several priorities simultaneously while working under pressure and deadlines
  • Excellent oral and written communication, proofreading and editing skills.
  • Organizational awareness & resourcefulness - understanding of whom to engage in order to identify solutions & resolve issues
  • Strong organization, multi-tasking and time management skills with the ability to work in a demanding work schedule.
  • Effectively utilizes tools/resources to work efficiently.
  • Ability to take ownership of a process and to use problem solving skills to resolve issues
  • Demonstrates the highest level of personal and ethical standards.
  • Work accurately with close attention to detail.

Travel

•               Moderate overnight travel (up to 20%) by land and/or air.

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 State and Local Affairs Coordinator job, 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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