Mar 24, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Humboldt State University

(Job #17-31) Carpenter, $4,807—$6,142/month. Appointments are typically made at the beginning of the salary range. This is a temporary, seasonal, full-time, pool position in the department of Facilities Management. This position is not eligible for state benefits, but may be eligible for medical benefits only under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The individual appointed to this position will work for no more than 960 hours per calendar year. Anticipated starting date is June 1, 2016.

Position Summary: Under general supervision of the Facilities Maintenance Manager, carpenters perform the full range of journey-level rough and finished skilled carpentry work as required to maintain and/or modify campus physical facilities to meet the needs of the University.

  • Work from blueprints, specifications, drawings and instructions to build, remodel, maintain and repair various types of facilities, buildings, offices, classrooms, restrooms, sheds, scaffolds, forms, frames, fences and other structures.
  • Install, build and repair internal and external structures.
  • Install and repair drywall, ceiling and floor tiles, and roofs.
  • Fabricate and install cabinets, counters, shelves, benches, partitions, floors, and doors and window frames.
  • Hang doors and install windows.
  • Assist in making concrete molds and structures.
  • Install and repair modular furniture.
  • Inspect completed work for conformance with specifications, requirements and compliance with applicable building and safety codes and regulations.
  • Participates in the maintenance and operations of a carpentry shop.
  • Cleans, maintains and services tools and equipment used in the performance of duties.
  • Tracks and reports time and materials for assigned work. Maintain records and retrieve data related to work performed using manual and/or computerized record-keeping systems.
  • Estimates cost, time and materials for carpentry projects or work efforts as assigned
Minimum Qualifications: Any combination of progressively responsible training and experience which demonstrates achievement of journey-level skills equivalent to that acquired through completion of a carpenter's apprenticeship program. Possession of a valid California driver's license and an appropriate driving record.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Carpentry skills and ability as would normally be acquired through any combination of progressively responsible training and experience which demonstrates achievement of journey-level skills equivalent to that acquired through the completion of a carpenter's apprenticeship program.
  • Thorough knowledge of methods, materials, tools and equipment used in both rough and finished carpentry.
  • Thorough knowledge of applicable state safety codes, building codes, and regulations pertaining to the carpentry trade, including the Safety Orders of the Division of Industrial Safety for the State of California and State Building Codes.
  • Ability to build, install and repair structural woodwork, flooring, ceilings and cabinetry.
  • Ability to read, interpret and work from blueprints, plans, drawings and specifications.
  • Ability to estimate the cost, time and materials of maintenance, repair and renovation assignments or projects.
  • Ability to read and write at a level as well as perform arithmetic calculations at a level appropriate for the duties of the position.
  • Ability to operate and maintain hand and power carpentry tools and woodworking machinery necessary to perform skilled work.
  • Ability to use maintenance management and work reporting systems such as those used to track work orders, obtain warehouse supplies, maintain facility/equipment data.
  • Ability to observe safety requirements and safe work practices and methods as required.
  • Ability to initiate, establish, and foster communication and teamwork by maintaining a positive, cooperative, productive work atmosphere while establishing effective working relationships within a diverse population and those from various cultural backgrounds.
  • Ability to recognize and accommodate changing priorities; meet short and long term deadlines/goals; and complete routine tasks despite intermittent interruptions. This includes managing multiple tasks and working proactively to avoid crisis and backlog.
  • Ability to operationalize sustainability concepts (economy, society, environment) into all aspects of performing job duties.
Preferred Qualifications: Three years of journey-level carpentry experience associated with commercial or institutional construction projects. Possession of a valid Asbestos Maintenance Worker certification valid in the State of California.

Application Procedure: Please note that our application process has changed! We now require application materials to be submitted electronically. If assistance is needed, the Human Resources & Academic Personnel Services office (located in Siemens Hall room 212) has a computer station available and our front office team would be happy to assist you. Qualified applicants should submit electronically the following materials:Submission of the application materials should be sent as email attachments to

Please include your last name and the job # (17-31) in the subject line of the email.

Application Deadline: This position is open until filled. The first review of applications will be Thursday, April 20, 2017.

HSU is committed to enriching its educational environment and its culture through the diversity of its staff, faculty, and administration. Persons with interest and experience in helping organizations set and achieve goals relative to diversity and inclusion are especially encouraged to apply.

Human Resources
Siemens Hall - Room 211
Arcata, CA 95521-8299
(707) 826-3626
Fax: (707) 826-3625

It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide complete and accurate employment information. Incorrect or improperly completed applications will not be considered for vacancies. Any reference in this announcement to required periods of experience or education is full-time activity. Part-time experience or education - or activities only part of which are qualifying- -will receive proportionate credit. In accordance with applicable Collective Bargaining Agreements, preference may be given to the campus applicants covered by these agreements. However, positions are open to all interested applicants, both on and off campus.

Evidence of required degree(s), certification(s), or license(s) will be required prior to the appointment date. The successful candidate for a position at HSU is required to be fingerprinted through the Humboldt State University Police Department or their local law enforcement agency. The results of the fingerprint process must be received by the university prior to the candidate’s appointment. The cost of the fingerprinting is borne by the university.

Humboldt State University is committed to achieving the goals of equal opportunity and endeavors to employ faculty and staff of the highest quality reflecting the ethnic and cultural diversity of the state. Additional information about Humboldt State University can be found at

Humboldt State University is a Title IX/Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race,religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected status.

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.


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