Job Posting: Carpenter

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Job ID: 422155
Business Title: CARPENTER
Civil Service Title: CARPENTER
Title Classification: Competitive
Job Category: Building Operations & Maintenance, Social Services

Job Description

The Facilities and Logistics Division (F&L) is responsible for providing both direct and indirect maintenance and repair services to City owned and operated facilities using in-house skilled trade-workers, maintenance contracts and purchasing operation. F&L is responsible for monitoring DHS shelters as it relates to the maintenance of building systems. The F&L guides shelter staff on ways to improve facility conditions and the goal of this unit is to ensure funds are being spent on preventive and general maintenance to avoid premature failure of building systems.

The NYC Department of Homeless Services, Facilities & Logistics division is recruiting for one (1) Carpenter reporting to the Facilities & Logistics’ Trades who will perform but not limited to the following tasks:

• Perform work on the installation and repair work involving rough, finish and general carpentry.

• Install, repair and replace flooring, partitions, window frames and sashes, door frames
and doors, drop ceilings and metal framing of walls, and other related components of
buildings and structures. This may include fences and screens, doors and wooden office furniture.

• Repair and replace various shelving, cabinets, doors and ceilings. Build new wall cabinets,
counter tops and bases from sketches and plans for all city shelters.

• Operate both hand and powered woodworking equipment; build and repair various types
of fire ladders.

• Work from plans and sketches; prepare, reports, notices and other documents.

• May supervise assigned personnel; keep job and other records.

• In the temporary absence of the supervisor, may perform the duties of that position.

• Be able to work overtime, including weekend and holidays.

• Perform related work.

Minimum Qual Requirements

1. Five years of full-time satisfactory experience as a Carpenter acquired within the last 10 years; or
2. Three years of experience as described in “1″ above, plus sufficient training of a relevant nature acquired in an approved trade or vocational high school to make up a total of five years of acceptable experience. Six months of acceptable experience will be credited for each year of approved trade or vocational school training.

Additional Information

The federal government provides student loan forgiveness through its Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF) to all qualifying public service employees. Working with the DSS/HRA/DHS qualifies you as a public service employee and you may be able to take advantage of this program while working full-time and meeting the program’s other requirements.

Please visit the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program site to view the eligibility requirements:

In addition, the Human Resources Administration/Department of Social Services offers competitive salaries and the following benefits:
Generous Pension Plans (The New York Employees’ Retirement System);
401(k) and Roth 457 Retirement Savings Programs;
U.S. Savings Bonds Flexible Spending Program;
Health Benefits, Dental, Vision Coverage, Prescription Drug Program;
Training and Professional Development;
Opportunity for Scholarship; College Savings Program;
Paid Holidays and Generous Annual Leave.

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If you are hired provisionally in this title, you must take and pass the Civil Service Exam, when it becomes available, to be eligible for continued employment.

This position is open to qualified persons with a disability who are eligible for the 55-a Program. Please indicate in your cover letter that you would like to be considered for the position under the 55-a Program.

Monday – Friday; 8 AM – 3:30 PM

Work Location
101-07 Farragut Road, Brooklyn, NY 11210

Residency Requirement
New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.