The work involves responsibility for performing skilled work in the construction, erection, installation and repair of structures and fixtures of wood, plywood, wallboard and other materials made from wood or wood products. Under the general supervision of supervisory level maintenance personnel, an employee in this class performs skilled work in applying the techniques of the trade by using carpenter's hand tools and power tools and by conforming to local codes. An employee in this class possesses the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to perform any or all-skilled tasks of the trade, which distinguishes classifications that perform carpentry tasks of lesser difficulty, which require fewer skills. An employee in this class receives assignments orally from the supervisor who may supplement oral instructions with sketches, diagrams or blueprints. The supervisor reviews assignments through discussion with the employee of through personal inspection. An employee in this class may occasionally exercise direct supervision over a small number of workers who perform unskilled tasks such as holding boards in place or carrying equipment.




Studies blueprints, sketches, diagrams or other kinds of building plans to determine the dimensions of the structure to be fabricated and to decide the type of building material to use, such as lumber or fiberboard.

Prepares layout of the structure by using rulers, framing edge, or calipers.

Marks cutting and assembly lines on materials by using pencils, chalk or marking gauges.

Shapes or cuts materials to prescribed measurements by using planes, chisels, mitre boxes and hand and power saws.

Assembles shaped or cut materials into prescribed measurements and fastens materials together by using hammers, nails, pins, or glue.

Verifies trueness of structure by using level, plumb bob, or square.

Erects framework for structures and lays subflooring according to the aforementioned methods.

Builds stairs and installs partitions and cabinetwork according to the aforementioned methods.

Applies a variety of paneling, such as decorative, sound deadening, or shock absorbing to ceilings and walls according to the aforementioned methods.

Fits and installs prefabricated window frames, doors, door frames, weather stripping, interior and exterior trim, and finish hardware, such as locks, letter drops and kick plates according to the aforementioned methods.

Constructs forms for the pouring of concrete according to the aforementioned carpentry methods.

Estimates the cost factors of a job by measuring and hand counting both materials needed and time needed to perform the work.




Thorough knowledge of methods, materials and equipment used in carpentry work.

Thorough knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions of the carpenters trade.

Skill in making carpentry installations and repairs.

Skill in the use of tools and materials used in the carpentry trade.

Skill in identifying grades and quality of lumber.

Ability to read and understand sketches, drawings, and blueprints.

Ability to follow oral instructions pertaining to carpentry assignments.

Ability to estimate cost factors of a carpentry assignment.

Physical condition commensurate with the duties of the position.




Four (4) years of work experience under a journey level Carpenter, which provided training equivalent to that given in an apprenticeship program. Apprenticeship training in the carpentry trade, or training gained by the completion of technical courses in the carpentry trade at a school, institute or branch of the Armed Services may be substituted for the above training experience on a year-for-year basis.


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