Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Qualified Craft Worker (Carpentry) (37.5 Hour)

Recruitment #210714-6821TC-001



The State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Facilities Operations Department has two current job openings for QCW Carpenters.  These are permanent, full-time, 37.5 hours per week positions, with an hourly salary of $26.25/hour, which is non-negotiable.   The work schedule is 1st shift, Monday - Friday, 7:00am - 3:00pm. These positions offer a full benefits package including medical and dental insurance. 

These positions are categorized as Emergency Support Services/Essential Staff.  Incumbents in these roles must be willing and able to work during emergency closures/delayed openings due to inclement weather or for significant events that effect campus operations.  Individuals must also be willing to respond to emergencies on overtime (nights, weekends or holidays). 

NOTE: These positions are categorized as "Open to the Public"; current UConn NP-2 employee will be given preference in the hiring process.

Selection Plan

In order to be considered for these job openings, you must meet the minimum qualifications as listed on the job opening and must specify your qualifications on your application.  Application materials will be evaluated to ensure that the Knowledge, Skill and Ability, Minimum Qualifications and Special Requirement sections of the position have been met.  Please also be sure to demonstrate how you meet any of the preferred qualifications that you may have.


Incumbents in this class must have graduated from a vocational or technical school with a diploma and/or official transcript designating completion of course work in CARPENTRY or have equivalent postsecondary formal education from an accredited association or institution.  Applicants are required to indicate on their application (under the Job-Related Academic, Technical or Vocational Training section of the application) the name of the Educational Institution attended for CARPENTRY studies,  Address, City, State where the Education Institution is located, the years attended and the number of Credits earned or Diploma Earned.  If this section of the application is not completed in its entirety, the applicant will not be considered qualified for the position.


If selected for an interview, the candidate will be required to provide documentation of graduation from a vocational or technical school with a diploma and/or official transcript designating completion of course work in CARPENTRY, or demonstrate equivalent postsecondary formal education in the CARPENTRY trade from an accredited association or institution.


If selected for an interview, you will be asked to supply the names, titles and phone numbers of three, work related references which must include one current or previous supervisor.  In addition, current State of Connecticut employees at UConn or other State Agencies, may be asked to provide copies of their last two (2) performance appraisals and CORE attendance records.  Employment of the successful candidates will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment physical examination, including drug testing, as well as a criminal background check.


Applicants must possess and retain a current motor vehicle operator license throughout employment with the University.


In a state agency, this class is accountable for performing highly skilled carpentry duties.


Performs highly skilled carpentry tasks in accordance with standard trade practices; makes estimates of time, personnel and material required on assigned tasks; keeps necessary records; performs alterations, repairs and maintenance of structures and facilities; performs skilled bench work, operating with such equipment as power saws, jointers, wood lathes, planers, boring, sanding and mortising machines; builds and repairs cabinets; cleans, sharpens and repairs hand and bench tools; lays resilient flooring and Formica; in smaller trade areas may be the sole worker running a skilled trade area; may cut glass and glaze windows; may fabricate signs; at state owned airports may be required to stand by for and respond to fire and/or crash emergency situations; performs related duties as required.


Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply standard tools, materials, methods and practices of the particular trade; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to prepare estimates and keep shop records; some ability to utilize computer software.


Four (4) years of experience in the carpentry trade area.


Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been performing skilled trade functions in the carpentry craft.

Note: For State Employees, this is interpreted at the level of Skilled Maintainer or Transportation Maintainer 2. Housekeeping, custodial and food services duties will not be considered as qualifying experience.


1. Graduation from a vocational or technical school with a diploma designating completion of subject requirements in carpentry may be substituted for two (2) years of the General Experience.

2. Two (2) years of experience as a Qualified Craft Worker Intern may be substituted for the General and Special Experience.

3. Experience performing technical duties within the carpentry trade area on a military base, aircraft carrier or large compound may be substituted for the General and Special Experience on a year for year basis.


  • Experience installing and repairing flooring ranging in a variety of materials.
  • Experience installing and repairing acoustical ceilings.
  • Experience with repairs to a variety of roofing systems.
  • Experience with finish trim work, including soffits and tile work.
  • Experience installing and repairing modular wall systems.
  • Experience reading, understanding and interpreting blueprints.
  • Experience in all types of furniture repairs.
  • Experience with different types of support systems, such as loading rating for hanging equipment from walls or ceilings.
  • Experience installing and repairing siding made of aluminum, vinyl, wood, etc.
  • Extensive experience with all types of hand and power tools associated with the carpentry trade.
  • Extensive experience in sheetrock and taping work, including fire rated systems.


1. Incumbents in this class may be required by the appointing authority to possess and retain appropriate current licenses, permits and/or certifications.

2. At the University of Connecticut: Incumbents in this class must have graduated from a vocational or technical school with a diploma and/or official transcript designating completion of course work in carpentry, or have equivalent postsecondary formal education from an accredited association or institution.


At State Airports: In addition to the checking of references and of facts stated in the application, a thorough background investigation of each candidate may be made before persons are certified for appointment.


1. Incumbents in this class must have adequate physical strength, stamina, physical agility and visual and auditory acuity, and must maintain such physical fitness as to be able to perform the duties of the class.

2. A physical examination may be required.


1. Incumbents in this class may be required to lift moderate to heavy weights; may be exposed to extreme weather conditions and to risk of injury from equipment.

2. The appointing authority may require completion of an asbestos removal program consistent with EPA guidelines for operations and maintenance during employment in this class. Incumbents may be required to use protective equipment such as respirators and safety goggles.


All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at

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