County of Alameda

Carpenter Assistant (#9218)

Bargaining Unit: BTC - Crafts and Trades (002)
$41.94-$43.97 Hourly / $3,355.20-$3,517.60 BiWeekly /
$7,269.60-$7,621.47 Monthly / $87,235.20-$91,457.60 Yearly

Under close supervision, assists craftsmen and sub-journeymen in performance of rough and finished carpentry work in the maintenance, repair and construction of wooden structures, and to perform related work as required.


Carpenter Assistants assist Carpenters or Building Maintenance Men in the maintenance, repair and construction of cabinets, buildings and other structures. The next lower class of Laborer is assigned most of the non-skilled laboring duties such as packing, lifting, and moving heavy objects and digging holes and ditches.

NOTE: The following are the duties performed by employees in this classification. However, employees may perform other related duties at an equivalent level. Each individual in the classification does not necessarily perform all duties listed.

1. Acts as a semi-skilled assistant to a Carpenter or Building Maintenance Man.

2. Constructs shelves and simple cabinets and does rough carpentry work as directed; makes repairs to furniture, roofs, window screens, doors, and stairwells.

3. Uses hand tools and power equipment common to the carpentry trade.

4. Reconstructs damaged walls and ceilings by removing old partitions and plaster.

5. Drives a truck in the performance of regular duties; and may perform janitor’s services as required.

Either I

The equivalent of one year of experience as a Laborer in the Alameda County classified service. (Non-classified includes District Attorney’s Office, Hospital Authority, and the Consolidated Courts.)


The equivalent of two years of experience as a laborer in construction, maintenance or craft shop work.


Some acceptable combination of education and appropriate experience.


Must have possession of a valid California Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.

NOTE: The Civil Service Commission may modify the above Minimum Qualifications in the announcement of an examination.

NOTE: The level and scope of the following knowledge and abilities are related to duties listed under the “Examples of Duties” section of this specification.

Knowledge of:

• Common tools, materials, equipment and methods of carpentry.

Ability to:

• Understand and carry out verbal and simple written instructions.
• Perform semi-skilled work using carpentry techniques.
• Do simple mathematics.

Old document: 0843h
New document: Jobspecs/Newspecs/9218


Alameda County offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that affords wide-ranging health care options to meet the different needs of a diverse workforce and their families. We also sponsor many different employee discount, fitness and health screening programs focused on overall well being.  These benefits include but are not limited to*:

For your Health & Well-Being

  • Medical – HMO & PPO Plans
  • Dental – HMO & PPO Plans
  • Vision or Vision Reimbursement
  • Share the Savings
  • Basic Life Insurance 
  • Supplemental Life Insurance (with optional dependent coverage for eligible employees) 
  • County Allowance Credit
  • Flexible Spending Accounts - Health FSA, Dependent Care and Adoption Assistance
  • Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Voluntary Benefits - Accident Insurance, Critical Illness, Hospital Indemnity and Legal Services
  • Employee Assistance Program

For your Financial Future

  • Retirement Plan - (Defined Benefit Pension Plan)
  • Deferred Compensation Plan (457 Plan or Roth Plan)

For your Work/Life Balance

  • 12 paid holidays
  • Floating Holidays
  • Vacation and sick leave accrual
  • Vacation purchase program
  • Catastrophic Sick Leave
  • Group Auto/Home Insurance
  • Pet Insurance
  • Commuter Benefits Program
  • Guaranteed Ride Home
  • Employee Wellness Program (e.g. At Work Fitness, Incentive Based Programs, Gym Membership Discounts)
  • Employee Discount Program (e.g. theme parks, cell phone, etc.)
  • Child Care Resources
  • 1st United Services Credit Union 

*Eligibility is determined by Alameda County and offerings may vary by collective bargaining agreement.  This provides a brief summary of the benefits offered and can be subject to change.


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