Carpenter, Business and Financial Affairs- Facilities Services
San Diego State University - San Diego, CA

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Full-time, temporary position anticipated to end on December 1, 2014, with possibility for reappointment and/or permanency.
Skilled Carpenter: Under general supervision, incumbent performs the full range of skilled carpentry work including new construction, remodeling of existing spaces, and repair and maintenance work. Incumbent builds, remodels and repairs various types of facilities, buildings, offices, classrooms, restrooms, sheds, scaffolds, forms, frames, fences, and other structures. Renovates existing spaces, adding or removing windows, doors, walls; installing wall covering, ceilings and floors. Incumbent installs and repairs dry wall, ceiling and floor tiles; constructs cabinets, counters, shelves, benches, partitions; installs and repairs modular furniture; installs and repairs door and window frames; hangs doors and installs windows. Installs signs, display boards, blinds, fixtures (soap and paper goods dispensers, etc.); repairs furnishings (tables, chairs, desks, lab benches, etc.).
Objectives: Properly installed, constructed and repaired carpentry work.
Expectations: Properly functioning equipment and a safe and clean working environment. Thorough and accurate accounting of time and materials. Completion of routine work assignments and performance of additional duties as assigned. Consistent meeting of university needs in a timely and professional manner with increasingly improved skill. Follow-up on every project or task to insure that all items are completed to the satisfaction of the supervisor/manager. A responsible attendance record, punctuality and consistent meeting of deadlines. Performance of work in a manner that supports and facilitates the work of others in Facilities Services and the university community. A positive and cooperative working relationship with members of department and campus community.

Salary Range

Salary Range: $4,383 - $5,601 per month (Anticipated Hiring Salary Range: $4,383 - $4,739 per month). The competitive salary is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings to the position, internal equity, and the hiring department's fiscal resources.


Maintenance, Repair, and Emergency Carpentry Work:
Troubleshoots, repairs or replaces existing windows, doors, walls, ceilings, floor tiles and base; installs classroom fixtures (whiteboards, chalkboards, screens, monitors, etc.); builds concrete molds and forms. Responds to trouble calls and minor work requests; troubleshoots, repairs, and replaces roofs/ceiling leaks; performs urgent minor repairs to doors, windows, floors and ceilings; performs related duties as necessary and within the general scope of regular and preventive maintenance tasks related to the Carpenter position. Consults and works with other trades workers; may provide instruction and direction to unskilled and semi-skilled assistants.

Renovation and Improvement Work:
Erects steel/wood framing, hangs drywall; installs window frames and glazing; installs door frames, hangs doors; lays flooring; installs ceiling grid and tiles; performs other related work; troubleshoots and tests carpentry installations.

Cabinet Building Work:
Makes cabinets, counters, shelves, benches; installs and repairs modular furniture.

Work Planning and Documentation:
Interprets plans and drawings; prepares working sketches; calculates shop estimates, estimates material costs; obtains phone quotations and prepares requisitions for ordering material, takes inventory of bench stock material and re-orders when necessary. Maintains records and retrieves data related to work performed using manual/computerized record-keeping systems; prepares standard reports; consults and works with other trades workers.

Maintenance and Operation of Shop:
Maintains and services tools and equipment used in the performance of duties; performs shop clean-up and maintains a safe and clean work area.

General Support:
Assists custodial services, grounds, trades and mechanical services staff in the accomplishment of their work (projects, events, on-going programs), and performs other tasks as assigned by the manager in support of the university and Facilities Services.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

The ideal candidate must possess:
Thorough knowledge of the latest methods, materials and equipment used in the carpenter trade and thorough knowledge of the proper use and care of the tools and equipment used in that work.
Thorough knowledge of current applicable state and federal regulations, including the Safety Orders of the Division of Industrial Safety for the State of California and California State Building Codes, and appropriate references of CalOSHA and Federal OSHA.
Knowledge of safe working techniques and safety equipment and must be aware of the typical hazards of the work place as well as the special hazards that maybe encountered (biohazards, chemicals, asbestos/lead containing materials).
Ability to perform skilled carpentry work (building, installing and repairing structural woodwork, flooring, roofing, ceilings and cabinetry);
Ability to operate and maintain hand and power carpentry tools;
Ability to make rough sketches; read and work from blueprints, plans, drawings and specifications; estimate materials and labor cost of standard carpentry and maintenance and repair work;
Ability to select materials and lumber types and grades appropriate for assigned task or project;
Ability to maintain records and retrieve data related to work performed using manual/computerized record keeping systems;
Ability to work unsupervised on a variety of job tasks from simple to complex;
Ability to perform strenuous physical work;
Ability to utilize mechanical aptitude and motor coordination;
Ability to read and write at a level appropriate to the position;
Ability to follow simple written and oral instructions.
Ability to work independently or as a member of a team;
Ability to consult and work with other trades workers;
Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships.
Ability to analyze situations, procedures and work methods and exercise appropriate judgment in resolving problems and establishing priorities and work methods.
Ability to be flexible and respond to changes in demands for service and priorities in a service-oriented environment;
Ability to analyze and respond appropriately to emergency situations and to recognize, secure and report unsafe conditions immediately.
Ability to understand and apply university and departmental policies and procedures.
Ability to maintain acceptable attendance record, punctuality, and meet deadlines.
Ability to maintain strong customer relationships through a professional approach when handling customer needs and problems.

Experience and Education

Journey-level skill equivalent to that acquired through completion of a standard carpenter¿s apprenticeship program.

Specialized Requirements

Must possess or have the ability to obtain a valid California Driver's license, upon hire.

Preferred Qualifications

Familiar with SDSU policy and procedures.
One year minimum work experience in SDSU Carpenter Shop.

Application Procedures

Review of applications will begin on Wednesday, November 13, 2013; position will remain open until filled. The on-line application should be completed in detail. COMPLETION OF THE ONLINE APPLICATION IS REQUIRED FOR CONSIDERATION, A RESUME ALONE WILL NOT SUFFICE.

To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply Now" button on this page. You must submit your application by clicking on the "Submit" button. If you need assistance completing your application there are instructions available on the Employment Opportunities Website .
Applicants with disabilities requiring special attention and/or interview arrangements may call (619) 594-7099.

SDSU employees are required to sign an Oath of Allegiance.
The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter¿ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
This position may be funded by a qualifying federal contract, requiring new hire employment verification to be processed through the E-Verify program administered by the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (DHSUSCIS), in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA).

This position may be a "designated position" under the Conflict of Interest Code. Candidates accepting a "designated" position will be required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission.

Employees who are required to operate motorized vehicles and/or use their personal vehicle more than once a month on University business are required to take a mandatory Defensive Driving course and enroll in the DMV Employee Pull Notice (EPN) Program.

This position may require a background check, including, but not limited to employment verification and evidence of degree(s) and/or certification(s). The selected candidate will be required to submit fingerprints to the LiveScan Print Services. If required for the position, a background check must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with SDSU.

Equal Employment Opportunity

SDSU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.

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