Carpenter
Inspire Development Centers - Sunnyside, WA

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Position is responsible to complete center and offices repairs, maintenance, and new construction as needed. Possess basic carpentry, electrical and plumbing skills to work in the repairs. Able to communicate with vendors and Center Directors with regards to center repairs and maintenance. Possess a working knowledge of the goals and objective referred to in WSMC’s Mission Statement.

Distinguishing Characteristics

The Washington State Migrant Council (WSMC) provides Early Childhood Education (ECE) and social services to more than 4000 children, in center based and home based setting, at more than 25 Child Development Centers (CDC) throughout the State of Washington. WSMC provides services under various federal and state funded programs with differing regulations and stipulations, which must be coordinated and adhered to, including, but not limited to: Regional Head Start (RHS), Migrant Seasonal Head Start (MSHS), Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP) and Early Head Start (EHS). The agency is required to meet an annual quota of non-federal share (in-kind) funds. A large majority of children’s first language is Spanish.

Supervisory and Other Relationships

The Carpenter reports to the Maintenance Service Coordinator and works closely with the Transportation & Facilities Coordinator.

Examples of Essential Duties and Accountabilities

The following examples of duties and accountabilities illustrate the general range of tasks assigned to the position but are not intended to define the limits of required duties.

Other essential duties may be assigned consistent with the general scope of the position.

  • Responsible for the construction of ramps, stairs, fences, floors, interior classroom walls, taping, painting, and exterior unit skirting. Assist in the preparation of sites for portable set up.
  • Responsible for the installing and repairing electrical light fixtures, switches, receptacles, etc.
  • Responsible for the installing and repairing plumbing fixtures, sinks, faucets, toilets, water lines, drains, and sewer lines.
  • Assist in estimate material and labor needs as required for completion of projects.
  • Assist providing basic work drawing to scale if needed for the purpose of obtaining a building work permit.
  • May need to assist other subcontractors and other carpenters for other work needed for the job. Able to communicate with supplier(s) and vendor(s) for the purpose of purchasing construction materials.
  • Shows interest in furthering professional growth by attending staff meetings, workshops, trainings, classes and seminars.
  • Maintain confidentiality of program, vender, contractors and client related information at all times.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned by his/her supervisor.


  • Minimum Qualifications

    Incumbents are required to demonstrate knowledge and abilities in these areas:
    • High School Diploma or General Educational Development (GED) certificate, plus additional trainings in specialized or technical field;
    • Three (3) years of actual experience in areas of carpentry and plumbing, working knowledge of Uniform Building Codes (UBC) and background in maintenance cleaning and repair procedures;
    • Experience in construction and/or facilities maintenance;
    • Familiar with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Washington Industrial Safety and Health Act (WISHA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations;
    • Familiar with federal assurance regarding construction initiatives;
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
    • Excellent problem-solving and decision-making skills;
    • Understanding of the interrelationships between services and systems;
    • Ability to understand and follow written and oral directions and have knowledge of carpentry procedures without constant supervision;
    • Ability to learn new tasks quickly and efficiently;
    • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and meet deadlines;
    • Ability to gather and analyze data for reports via multiple modes;
    • Ability to read, write and interpret blue prints and documentation;
    • Strong customer service focus;
    • Ability to work with culturally diverse employee population;
    • Knowledge of personal computer, including Microsoft Office.

    These skills and abilities are typically acquired through a combination of education, experience and training. This combination will provide the competence to perform the work of the position.

    Preferred Qualifications
    • Previous Head Start experience.
    • English/Spanish bi-lingual fluency.

    Position Requirements

    Incumbents are required to have the following:
    • Valid Washington State driver’s license;
    • Must provide a yearly driving abstract;
    • Must maintain acceptable driving history;
    • Proof of automobile insurance;
    • Ability to travel to perform job duties and responsibilities;
    • Must pass initial and periodic criminal and background check;
    • Must pass initial and periodic employee health clearance; (present it within forty-five (45) days of employment);
    • Current First Aid / CPR cards; (obtain the training within thirty (30) days of employment);
    • Subject to initial and periodic TB screen; (obtain the test within fifteen (15) days of employment);
    • Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV / AIDS) training, (obtain the training within thirty (30) days of employment);
    • Blood Borne Pathogen training; (obtain the training within thirty (30) days of employment);
    • Subject to random drug screen;
    • Must sign a Confidentiality Agreement; and
    • Must complete and sign a Conflict of Interest Disclosure Statement on an annual basis.

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