Under supervision, performs skilled manual work in connection with construction, alteration and repair of structures or articles of wood or wood substitute material. |
Graduation from a standard senior high school or the equivalent and completion of an approved apprentice training program in carpentry, or an equivalent combination of experience and training. Substitution: Additional experience may substitute for the required education on a year-for-year basis.
The examination will consist of a written test weighted 40% and a performance test weighted 60%. The minimum passing score on each test will be 70% unless determined otherwise by the Director of Human Resources. Candidates must achieve a passing score on each test to be eligible to compete in each subsequent test and to have their names placed on the eligible list.
The written test will assess candidates' knowledge, skill and ability in areas such as the principles, practices and techniques of carpentry; shop math; construction and use of scaffolding; occupational hazards and safety precautions of the trade; tools, equipment, materials and supplies used in carpentry; and following written instructions. The performance test will assess candidate's skills in the carpentry trade.
All applicants will be advised in writing if they have been admitted to the examination process. Applicants who do not receive a response to their application by August 30, 2013 should contact the Employment Service Office at (312) 751-5100.
WRITTEN TEST: The written test will be administered on Saturday, September 7, 2013 at J. Sterling Morton West High School, 2400 S. Home Avenue Berwyn, IL. Candidates should report at 9:00 a.m. with the approved admission letter and a driver's license or other form of photo identification. Calculators will be provided. The use of books, study guides, cell phones, PDAs, laptops or other aids during the test is prohibited.
PERFORMANCE TEST: The performance test is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, October 26, 2013 and Sunday, October 27, 2013 and any other dates that may be necessary to accommodate the number of candidates. Candidates who pass the written test will be informed by mail regarding the date, time and place of the performance test.
Appointments will be made from an eligible list with three categories: A (Exceptionally Well Qualified), B (Well Qualified) and C (Qualified). Candidates in the highest category will be given first consideration for appointment. The eligible list has a duration of three years. Appointment is subject to successfully passing a physical examination, a drug test, an evaluation of the candidate's ability to meet the specific physical demands of the job and a criminal history background investigation.
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