Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Qualified Craft Worker (Carpentry) (37.5 Hour)

Recruitment #221110-6821TC-001

Introduction



The State of Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) seeks a qualified individual for the position of Qualified Craft Worker (Carpentry).  This position is located at the Region 2 office in East Lyme and is 37.5 hours per week.  The work schedule is first shift, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.  This position is categorized as Level 1 and the individual is required to accept emergency assignments.

The position is designed for a candidate who will be spending the majority of their time performing highly skilled carpentry tasks involving fabrication, installation, and repair of various building components including interior and exterior walls, cabinetry, roofing, flooring, doors and windows.  Additionally, candidates must be able to operate a computer which includes Outlook for email and will be required to respond to a State-issued cell phone.

As a State employee, this position offers the same competitive benefits you are accustomed to including healthcare coverage, and a retirement plan, as well as paid time off. We encourage a healthy work-life balance for all employees!

Selection Plan

To Apply:
  • In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on this job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application.
  • The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
  • Ensure that your application is complete and detailed before submitting it. In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process. You will not be able to make revisions once your application is submitted into the JobAps system.
  • Please select all location(s) and shift(s) you are willing to work on your application. Failure to do so may result in not being considered for vacancies in that specific location or shift.
  • All application materials must be received by the recruiting agency by the time specified on the job opening for the position for which you are applying. Late applications may not be submitted and will not be considered. Exceptions are rare and limited to documented events that incapacitate a candidate during the entire duration of the job posting time period. It is the candidate’s obligation and responsibility to request an exception and provide a legally recognized justification to accommodate such exception. Requests should be made to DAS.SHRM@ct.gov.
  • In order to be considered for this job opening, you must be a current State of CT employee, who has worked for the state for at least six (6) months of full-time service or full-time equivalent service, absent any applicable collective bargaining language, and meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening.  You must specify your qualifications on your application.
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Important Information After You Apply:

  • This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs). You can access these RQs via an email that will be sent to you after the posting's closing date or by visiting your JobAps Personal Status Board (Certification Questionnaires section). Your responses to these RQs must be submitted by the questionnaire's expiration date. Please regularly check your email and JobAps Personal Status Board for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders on a daily basis in the event an email provider places auto-notification emails in a user's spam.
  • Although applicants will receive correspondence via email, as a backup they are also encouraged to sign on to their Personal Status Board on a daily basis to monitor their status, view all emailed notices and complete tasks required in the recruitment process.
  • Note: At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: a cover letter, resume, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.
  • Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position.
  • The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
  • Candidates who are offered and accept a position with the State of Connecticut are bound by the State Code of Ethics for Public Officials and State Employees which is available at www.ct.gov/ethics.
Connect With Us:

Due to the large volume of applications received, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be available through your JobAps portal account. Should you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Hayley Newhouse at hayley.newhouse@ct.gov or 860-986-6918.

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

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

EXAMPLES OF 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.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

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

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE

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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED

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.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experienced in highly skilled carpentry fabrication, installation, and repair in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Experienced in installation and repair of various manufacturers of commercial overhead doors.
  • Experienced in diagnosing roofing-related moisture intrusion and repairing various roofing systems.
  • Experienced in installation, taping, and finishing gypsum wall board.
  • Experienced in troubleshooting and repairing building envelope moisture intrusion problems.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

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.

CHARACTER REQUIREMENTS

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.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

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.

WORKING CONDITIONS

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.

Conclusion

AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.



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The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.