Job Code Pay Scale Group Pay Scale Type Bargaining Unit Civil Service or Non-Civil Service Last Executive Board Change Executive Board Change History
94010 04 ST J1 B 786-11 02/25/2022
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JOB CODE: 94010

SERIES NATURE OF WORK: The Carpenter series describes work in constructing and repairing structures and articles made from wood, composite, and wood substitute materials.

DEFINITION: This is skilled work in the construction, installation, repair, restoration, and maintenance of structures and articles made from wood, composite, and wood substitute materials.

An employee in this job performs skilled carpentry work removing damaged materials or performing full demolition of existing structures; cleaning and preparing work areas and sub-surfaces; and using hand, power, and industrial tools to measure, cut, construct, and install materials and products according to dimensional requirements and specifications. Work includes reading blueprints and drawings; creating preliminary work sketches; laying out work and selecting tools and materials for similar assignments; and assigning and demonstrating carpentry related tasks to other trades and maintenance employees during the completion of specific assignments. Work is performed independently and checked upon completion for adherence to guidelines and quality and timeliness standards.

EXAMPLES OF WORK: (NOTE: The examples of work are representative of the work, but every position classified to this job may not perform all examples of work listed. Conversely, this is not an all-inclusive list of work examples.)

• Repairs and replaces a broad range of building items, equipment, and furniture to include siding, sheeting, facia, picture frames, glass, plexiglass, fencing, door closers, stairs, windows, flags and flag poles, office furniture, signs, cabinetry, wood flooring, vinyl tiles, drop ceilings, dry wall, hospital beds, and related fixtures.

• Uses a wide range of hand, power, and industrial carpentry tools, to include measuring tapes, levels, table saws, planers, joiners, miter saws, drills, sawzalls, hand saws, sanders, band saws, mills, and drill presses, to attain the required precision, fit, finish, tolerance, and detail for work assignments.

• Uses various nails, screws, fasteners, and bonding materials to join building materials.

• Constructs, installs, and repairs building fixtures and products to codes and specifications; and provides for weight, height, distance, use, and material considerations.

• Constructs wood and steel framing for rooms, doors, and windows from specifications; and accounts for electrical, plumbing, and mechanical equipment and components throughout the process.

• Measures, cuts, hangs, tapes, spackles, and sands dry wall.

• Performs custom rough and finished carpentry work according to plans, instructions, and specifications.

• Reads, interprets, and follows blueprints and drawings indicating construction, installation, and repair specifications.

• Completes repair and restoration assignments involving trim, moldings, handrails, staircases, wainscoting, paneling, and furniture by matching wood type, design, and finishes.

• Performs preventative maintenance and identifies issues on buildings and equipment such as roofs, gutters and drains, concrete walkways, building foundations, ceiling tiles, flooring, window and door closures, and shop equipment.

• Measures, cuts, and constructs concrete forms for foundations, walls, and pads based on drawings and specifications.

• Lays, fastens, and seals a variety of roofing materials including asphalt, shingle, rubber, tile, slate, composite, and metal ensuring proper overlap, seaming, and coverage of the materials.

• Inspects, repairs, constructs, and replaces roofing structures, to include decking, framing, beams, and joists.

• Demonstrates and provides instruction to other trades and maintenance employees on carpentry related tasks.

• An employee in this job participates in the performance of other trades’ tasks consistent with operational and organizational requirements.

• Operates motor vehicles.

• Performs related work as required.


• Knowledge of the methods, materials, and practices of the carpentry trade.

• Knowledge of the safety and hazard precautions related to carpentry and construction.

• Knowledge of the care and use of hand, power, and industrial tools for the construction, installation, repair, restoration, and maintenance of structures and articles made from wood, composite, and wood substitute materials.

• Knowledge of the use and functionality of Microsoft Office Suite software.

• Ability to execute a variety of joinery techniques, such as miters, rabbets, dados, biscuits, and mortise and tenons.

• Ability to read and interpret construction blueprints and drawings.

• Ability to perform math functions including addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.

• Ability to communicate effectively orally.

• Ability to communicate effectively in writing.

• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: (NOTE: Based on the Entry Level Knowledges, Skills, and Abilities)

• Successful completion of the Building Trades Trainee program (commonwealth title);


• Three years of experience in the construction, installation, repair, restoration, or maintenance of structures and articles made from wood, composite, and wood substitute materials;


• An equivalent combination of experience and training.


• Certain positions require possession of an active motor vehicle license.