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Senior Carpenter - Internal Only to General Services Staff #2206-104320-01

Date Opened
Thursday, June 16, 2022 8:00 AM
Close Date
Friday, June 24, 2022 8:00 PM
General Services
  • $46,054 - $57,568 Commensurate With Experience


Charlotte’s local government, with more than 8,000 employees and a $2.55 billion budget, works hard to ensure that the community will be a winning city for everyone – a truly remarkable place to live, work, learn and play.
The goal of the City of Charlotte’s General Services Department is to guide agencies through innovative and efficient deployment of resources to meet their missions and fulfill the needs of the City in a rapidly evolving and complex environment.  The Department will design and deliver expanded, shared services across departments and for the City of Charlotte to improve performance and save taxpayer money.  General Services consists of capital project management, fleet services, procurement, environmental services, property management, and other support services.  


The City of Charlotte is the largest municipality in North Carolina and the 17th largest city in the United States, with a total population of more than 872,498 citizens. A major commerce center, Charlotte hosts several of the nation’s largest banks and technology companies.

Also known as the Queen City, Charlotte is home to the Carolina Panthers, the Charlotte Hornets and the NASCAR Hall of Fame. We work hard to ensure that the community will be a winning city for everyone – a truly remarkable place to live, work, learn and play. Join us in helping to keep our City thriving, ensuring upward mobility and advancement in the workplace.


Skilled Craft


Seeking a Senior Carpenter for the Facility Operations Division of the General Services Department. This position will be responsible for performing duties related to general building construction, preventative maintenance, and repairs in approximately 180 City facilities. This position will also be responsible for PM inspections and various building maintenance tasks such as, but not limited to, replacing ceiling tile, repairing carpet/base, hanging displays, etc. 

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform building construction work including but not limited to cabinet making, metal stud framing, ceiling and acoustical tile installation, sheet rock installation/finishing, and door jamb installation 
  • Obtains materials needs for assignments
  • Repairs and maintains building hardware as needed
  • Repair and install plastic laminate, toilet partitions, and accessories
  • Keep records/timesheets and itemize duties performed 
  • Read diagrams
  • Calculates cost estimates occasionally 

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • Ability to read blue prints and diagrams
  • Must be able to work overtime, including weekend/holiday on-call and emergency call backs
  • Must have a good driving record, valid driver’s license and ability to maintain a city driving permit
  • Works well as part of a team
  • Must be able to lift to 75lbs. of equipment and/or tools
  • Ability to load and unload extension ladders from top of utility van and place upright against buildings
  • Ability to climb ladders, crawl and work in small spaces
  • Works in an organized, clean and safe manner
  • Ability to use the Microsoft Suite and a computer-based work order management system 

Preferred Qualification

  • High School diploma and six (6) years of experience with a mastery of skills in journey level construction work
  • Considerable knowledge of standard methods, materials, tools and practices of the building construction trade
  • Experience working in local government and public safety facilities

Minimum Qualifications

  • Five (5) years work experience or High School diploma with three years of relevant work experience or an equivalent combination of background, experience and skills necessary to perform the essential duties of the position 


$46,054 - $57,568 Commensurate With Experience

Conditions of Employment

The City’s Background Check Policy requires background checks to be conducted on final internal or external candidate(s) applying for any position with the City of Charlotte. The type of information that will be collected as part of a background check includes, but is not limited to: reference checks, social security verification, education verification, criminal conviction record check, and, if applicable, a credit history check, sex offender registry and motor vehicle records check.

Background checks must be in compliance with all federal and state statutes, such as the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The checks must be consistent with the guidelines set forth by these laws requiring organizations to obtain a candidate’s written authorization before obtaining a criminal background report, motor vehicle records check or credit report; and to properly store and dispose of information derived from such reports.

Please note that all job offers are contingent upon an applicant successfully passing a new hire background check, drug screening, and proof of COVID-19 vaccination. If an applicant does not pass the background screening or vaccination requirement, the offer will be rescinded.

The City of Charlotte is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

How To Apply

Apply online.

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The City of Charlotte provides a comprehensive benefits package to all employees.

Click here to learn more about the City of Charlotte’s benefits.

The City of Charlotte is a drug and alcohol-free workplace.

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