Carpenter I

Recruitment #20-CI5270-03

Nature of Work

The fundamental reason that this position exists is to provide carpentry support to crews working for the construction, maintenance, and repair of City properties. Incumbents are responsible for performing skilled carpentry tasks in accordance with standard practices of the trade. They perform skilled hand and bench carpentry duties including operating power driven equipment and using hand tools. Their assignments are received in the form of oral or written instructions, sketches, or blueprints from a supervisor. Work is reviewed by inspection during work process or upon completion of assignment for compliance with specifications and standards. The distinguishing characteristics of this classification within the series include responsibility for performing journey-level work. Carpenter I incumbents are learning the trade and, typically, do not yet possess the proficiency required of a Carpenter II incumbent. Direct supervision is received from the Building Construction Supervisor.

Minimum Qualifications

A high school diploma or GED equivalent and one (1) year of experience in rough and/or finished carpentry work.

Special Requirements

Must be willing to work weekends or long hours for emergencies or special City events.  Must be willing to work from heights in order to complete carpentry work. Willingness to work in poor weather conditions when required to perform carpentry work.

Kind of Examination

Applications are being accepted to fill two (2) vacancies and any other vacancies that may occur during the life of the register.  The current vacancy is with the City of Montgomery Building Maintenance Department. Applicants will be screened and qualified based upon education and experience as shown on the application and supplemental questionnaire.  For this reason, applicants are urged to fill in the application form and  supplemental questionnaire completely providing detailed information concerning the kinds of jobs they have held, the dates they held them, where and exactly what their duties were. If more than five qualified applications are received, the supplemental questionnaire will be used to rank applicants on the register. Tied scores will not be broken. If there are five or less qualified applicants, they will be considered equally qualified and placed on the register in alphabetical order.


Complete an online application by visiting Montgomery City-County Personnel's Online Employment Center. Paper applications are no longer accepted. Completed applications will be accepted online until 5:00 p.m. on the closing date. If there is no closing date, the announcement may be closed at any time without prior notice.

Additional Information

BENEFITS: Employees are offered a competitive benefits package which includes health, dental, and life insurance, paid annual and sick leave, paid holidays, and a retirement program.

DRUG TEST: Employment is conditional upon the potential employee passing a preemployment drug test. (The drug test may require the submission of a sample of hair, finger nails, and/or urine that will verify illegal drug use).

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: Discrimination against any person in recruitment, examination, appointment, training, promotion, retention, discipline, or any other aspect of personnel administration because of political or religious opinions or affiliations or because of race, national origin, or any other non merit factors is prohibited. Discrimination on the basis of age, sex, or physical disability is prohibited except where specific age, sex, or physical requirements constitute a bona fide occupational qualification necessary to proper and efficient administration.

REQUEST FOR ACCOMMODATION: Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, it is the responsibility of the applicant with a disability to request accommodation which he/she requires in order to participate in the application or examination process. The Personnel Department reserves the right to require documentation of the need for accommodation under the ADA. In order to request accommodation in the application or testing process, contact the Personnel Director at (334) 625-2675.

I9: Prior to your employment, you will be required to provide to your employer documentation of your identity and employment eligibility in order to comply with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

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