Carpenter I

Columbus Consolidated Government
Full Time $19 Per hour GA Columbus Public Works Department, 602 11th Ave, Columbus, GA 31901, United States


Major Duties and Responsibilities

This position is responsible for performing carpentry repair and maintenance on city-owned facilities.

  • Functions as carpenter for projects in public buildings and other facilities.
  • Estimates the cost of labor, materials, and equipment for projects; submits work orders and maintenance records and reports for all jobs.
  • Performs skilled labor such as carpentry, construction, and painting; hangs doors, doorframes, and drywall; makes keys, repairs locks, and installs new locks; replaces tiles and grids on ceilings; replaces tiles, baseboards, and carpet on floors; hangs pictures, bulletin boards, caulk boards, signs, and flags; performs repairs to bathroom stall partitions, air fresheners, and soap and tissue dispensers; installs windows and doors.
  • Maintains tools and equipment; purchases new tools as needed.
  • Supervises inmates; transports inmates to and from work sites.
  • Assists in the cleaning, repair, and maintenance of air conditioning and heating equipment; assists in the repair and installation of plumbing equipment; assists in the repair and installation of electrical items.
  • Assists other departments as needed.
  • Adds rooms to existing structures; performs remodeling tasks.
  • Prepares work orders.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of supervisory techniques.
  • Knowledge of carpentry tools and equipment.
  • Knowledge of carpentry skills, codes, and specifications.
  • Knowledge of construction codes and construction methods.
  • Knowledge of the preparation and application of finishes.
  • Knowledge of air conditioning and heating maintenance.
  • Knowledge of plumbing and electrical codes.
  • Skill in cutting keys.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.
  • Ability to operate machinery used in perfomrning essential job functions.
  • Ability to operate a motor vehicle.

Minimum Educational and Training Requirements

Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of specialized training in the occupational field, in addition to basic skills typically associated with a high school education. Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship or having had a similar position for one to two years. Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver's license issued by the State of Georgia for the type of vehicle or equipment operated. This position is required to supervise state inmate labor.   Employee must pass the Department of Corrections three-day certification within the time frame required by this department which is normally six months but may be altered.

Physical Requirements

The work is typically performed while intermittently sitting, standing, stooping, walking, bending, or crouching. The employee frequently lifts light and heavy objects, climbs ladders, uses tools or equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity, and distinguishes between shades of color.

  • Balancing – maintain equilibrium to prevent falling while walking, standing, or crouching.
  • Climbing – ascending, descending ladders, stairs, ramps, requires body agility.
  • Crawling – moving about on hands, knees, or hands, feet.
  • Crouching – bending body forward by bending leg, spine.
  • Feeling – perceiving attributes of objects by touch with skin, fingertips.
  • Grasping – applying pressure to object with fingers, palm.
  • Handling – picking, holding, or working with whole hand.
  • Hearing 1 – perceiving sounds at normal speaking levels, receive information.
  • Hearing 2 – receive detailed information, make discrimination in sound.
  • Kneeling – bending legs at knee to come to rest at knees.
  • Lifting – raising objects from lower to higher position, moving objects side to side, using upper extremities, back.
  • Manual Dexterity – picking, pinching, typing, working with fingers rather than hand.
  • Mental Acuity – ability to make rational decisions through sound logic, deductive reasoning.
  • Pulling - use upper extremities to exert force, haul or tug.
  • Pushing – use upper extremities to press against objects with force, or thrust forward, downward, outward.
  • Reaching – extending hands or arms in any direction.
  • Repetitive Motion – substantial movements of wrists, hands, fingers.
  • Speaking – expressing ideas with spoken word, convey detailed, important instructions accurately, concisely.
  • Standing – for sustained periods of time.
  • Stooping – bending body downward, forward at waist, with full motion of lower extremities and back.

The work is typically performed in an office, library, computer room, stockroom, warehouse, or outdoors where the employee may be exposed to noise, dust, dirt, grease, machinery with moving parts, contagious or infectious diseases, or irritating chemicals. The work requires the use of protective devices such as masks, goggles, or gloves.