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Carpenter II
CI5280
01/23/2013
Non-exempt
S08
The fundamental reason that this position exists is to provide leadership to carpenters and laborers working for the construction, maintenance, and repair of City properties. Incumbents determine work methods and procedures and participate in carpentry assignments. They may supervise the work of journey level, semi-skilled, and unskilled assistants in the constructions, alteration, and maintenance of City properties. Employees receive assignments in oral or written form, frequently accompanied by sketches, diagrams, and blueprints. Work is reviewed by the Building Construction Supervisor for conformance with instructions and building specifications and for adherence to codes and regulations. This classification is distinguished from the position of Carpenter I by the leadership responsibilities associated with the position as well as the additional experience required or the ability to work independently on advanced level projects.
The following list was developed through a job analysis; however, it is not exhaustive and other duties may be required and assigned. A person with a disability which is covered by the ADA must be able to perform the essential functions of the job unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation. The list of essential functions is to be used as a starting point to determine essential functions for a specific position at a specific location at a specific time. The ADA was intended to be applied on a case-by-case basis with the understanding that one position may differ from another similar position. The performance of "non-essential functions" is not optional for employees not covered under the ADA.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTION: Leads and instructs less skilled workers using heavy equipment, saws, drills, hammers, screwdrivers, chain saws, and other hand tools in order to develop the skills of other workers and ensure that the workmanship on a project meets standards.
Demonstrates the appropriate method of construction and maintenance to less skilled workers.


Assigns tasks to journey level, semi-skilled, and unskilled workers.
Monitors the work of journey level, semi-skilled, and unskilled workers.
Promptly advises or responds to questions from workers as required.
Inspects progress of journey level, semi-skilled, and unskilled workers on assigned tasks.
Informs supervisor of any problems or conflicts that cannot be immediately resolved.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTION: Performs rough carpentry in the building of exterior structures such as building, zoo exhibits, and park concession stands using heavy equipment, saws, drills, hammers, screwdrivers, chain saws, and other hand tools in order to provide quality facilities for City of Montgomery employees and citizens.

Studies sketches and building plans for information pertaining to types of materials required such as lumber or fiberboard, and dimensions of structures to be fabricated.
Assists in holding plumb bobs, sighting rods, and other equipment to aid in establishing reference points and lines.
Measures materials or distances using square, measuring tape, or rule to lay out work.
Constructs concrete forms and pouring chutes.
Pours or assists in pouring concrete for foundation.
Erects scaffolding and ladders for assembling structures above ground level.
Cuts or saws boards, timbers, or plywood to required size, using handsaw or power saw.
Erects building frames using hammers, drills, saws, glue, screws, pegs, nails, etc.
Builds roof structures using hammers, drills, saws, glue, screws, pegs, nails, etc.
Assists with installation and repair of various types of roofs.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTION: Performs finish carpentry for the interior of structures using saws, drills, hammers, screwdrivers, chain saws, and other hand tools in order to provide quality facilities for City of Montgomery employees and citizens.

Installs drywall using sheet rock, plaster, nails, hammer, hammer gun, metal stud fasteners, etc.
Applies plaster and/or stucco to interior walls.
Installs insulation to the inside of walls and attic space.
Installs floor tiles using tile cutters, flooring adhesive, etc.
Installs carpet.
Installs ceiling grids and tiles using cutters, hammers, drills, screwdrivers, etc.
Installs doors, windows, moldings, and trim and door/window hardware.
Lays out and builds stairs, partitions, tables, bookcases, and wooden articles.
Applies shock absorbing, sound-deafening and decorative paneling to ceilings and walls.
Builds and installs window frames, doors, door frames, weather stripping, interior trim, and finish hardware such as locks, letter drops, and kickplates.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTION: Performs maintenance carpentry on City owned properties using saws, drills, hammers, screwdrivers, chain saws, and other hand tools in order to ensure that City properties are safe and aesthetically pleasing.

Inspects ceiling or floor tile, wall coverings, siding, glass or woodwork to detect broken or damaged structures.
Removes damaged or defective parts or sections of structure and repairs or replaces using hand tools.
Mounts simple hardware and hangs curtains, blinds, and pictures.
Replaces doors, ceiling and floor tiles, windows, moldings, trim and door/window hardware.
Replaces locks in doors, cabinets, desks, etc.
Cuts walls to open office space, install windows/doors, install window air conditioning units, etc.
Fills cracks and other defects in plaster or plasterboard and sands patch using patching plaster, trowel and sanding tool.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTION: Performs miscellaneous duties using telephone, calculator, forms, and lubricants in order to ensure the smooth and continued operations of the work crew and Maintenance Division.

Cleans, sharpens, and repairs hand and bench tools.
Makes simple estimates of time and materials.
Sets up stages for festivals, museum, etc.
Constructs privacy and/or chain link fences.
Knowledge of the tools used in the carpentry trade such as heavy equipment, saws, drills, hammers, screwdrivers, chain saws, lathes, planers, shapers, jointers, bandsaws, sprayers, tarps, cutting equipment and sewing machines as needed to construct and maintain City properties and equipment.

Knowledge of the procedures and methods for building, altering, repairing, and maintaining various structures, equipment, fixtures, and/or furniture as needed to construct and maintain City properties and equipment.

Knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions of the carpentry trade as needed to ensure that accidents during construction and maintenance are avoided.

Skill in operating hand, bench, and power tools as needed to construct and maintain City properties and equipment.

Skill in performing rough and finished carpentry as needed to construct and maintain City properties.

Ability to assign, lay out, supervise, and review the work of journey level carpenters and helpers as needed to complete projects in a timely, efficient manner.

Ability to make accurate estimates of time and materials as needed to ensure that appropriate deadlines are set and met and to ensure the appropriate materials and amount of materials are on hand for a project.

Ability to communicate effectively as needed to gather and provide information to customers and co-workers.

Ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing as needed to understand work orders and customer specifications.

Ability to read plans, specifications, and sketches as needed to construct and maintain City properties and equipment.

Ability to plan, layout and perform carpentry work of average difficulty as needed to provide support to a construction and/or maintenance crew.

Ability to understand and follow written and oral instructions as needed to construct and maintain City properties and equipment.

Ability to make simple arithmetic computations as needed to construct and maintain City properties and equipment according to specifications.

Ability to keep simple records and make reports as needed to document work activities and supplies needed and ordered.

Ability to quickly make coordinated movements of one hand, a hand together with its arm, or two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects as needed to construct and maintain City properties and equipment.

Ability to keep the hand and arm steady while making an arm movement or while holding the arm and hand in one position as needed to construct and maintain City properties and equipment.

Ability to use short bursts of muscle force to propel oneself (as in jumping or sprinting), or to throw an object as needed to construct and maintain City properties and equipment.

Ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach out with the body, arms, and/or legs as needed to construct and maintain City properties and equipment.

Ability to make fast, simple, repeated movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists as needed to construct and maintain City properties and equipment.

Ability to exert muscle force repeatedly or continuously over time. This involves muscular endurance and resistance to muscle fatigue as needed to construct and maintain City properties and equipment.

Ability to use one's abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without fatiguing as needed to construct and maintain City properties and equipment.
High school diploma or GED equivalent. Three years of carpentry experience performing rough and/or finished carpentry work, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
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