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City of Austin
Job Description
Posting Title Carpenter
Job Requisition Number COA077951
Position Number 105442
Job Type Full-Time
Division Name Aviation- Building Maintenance
Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited high school or equivalent, plus two years of experience as a journeyman carpenter

Experience may substitute for education up to four (4) years.

Licenses or Certifications:

Texas Class C Operator’s License or ability to obtain one within 90 calendar days of hire



Notes to Applicants

City vehicle requirement & AOA requirement: This position must travel between various locations as part of the regular job duties and individual will be required to drive a City vehicle. Position will also be required to drive on the AOA. Successful candidate must be in possession of a Texas driver’s license as authorized by the Texas Transportation Code. A driving record verification will be conducted. Applicants for positions for which City driving is an essential function must meet the standards of the program: age 18 or older, current applicable driver’s license, proof of insurability, and no more than six (6) points assessed on Driver Record Evaluation (DRE) based on Department of Public Safety (DPS) Driver Record Report. This position falls under the COA safe driver program requirements. Go to the Driver Safety Program for more information:

Position may require on-call or call back responsibilities. Overtime may be required with or without notice.

A detailed and complete employment application is required to help us better evaluate your qualifications and will be used to determine salary if you are selected for this position. Please list your complete employment history (to include all job duties responsibilities and employment dates) on your online application. The application is an official document; incomplete applications will not be considered (e.g., “see resume” or “see Linked in Profile”). Resumes will not be used to qualify for the position and will not be used to recommend salary. Supplemental information or changes to your application will not be accepted after the job posting closes. The responses to the supplemental questions inquiring about experience should be reflected on your application.

This position is categorized as an Essential Personnel. Essential personnel are required to come to work during emergencies or bad weather at the airport if they are scheduled to work and in some cases when they are not scheduled.

Top candidate will be subject to a minimum 10 year criminal background check and security threat assessment.

This position will require a computerized general maintenance assessment.

Employees, in Good Standing, who are Candidates within the Department/Division that the position resides in and who meet the Minimum and Preferred Qualifications (if any) of the position will be included in the initial interview.

Must have the ability to read, write, and fluently speak in English.

Exposure to electrical, explosive, biological and dust mite’s hazards. Frequent sitting, standing, walking, kneeling, crawling, squatting, bending, twisting upper body, climbing and stepping up. Able to work outdoors for prolong periods of time, exposed to high heat temperatures, cold, and aircraft noise. Continuous manual and fingers dexterity. Continuous carrying or lifting items from 1 – 50 lbs. Occasional lifting and carrying items from 51 – 70 lbs. Occasional lifting and carrying items from 71 – 100 lbs. + (with assistance). Frequent reaching above shoulder level. Continuous pulling and pushing items from 1 – 20 lbs. Occasional pulling and pushing items from 51 – 100 lbs. + (with assistance). Operate a variety of types of gasoline and diesel equipment, light & heavy. Occasional indoor activity (working in the Tug Tunnel – but performing the same duties as listed above). Must possess the physical and mental capacity to safely operate a motor vehicle during day or night time. Close and far vision to perform detail work, reading plans, materials instructions, etc.

Veteran candidates will be required to provide a copy of their DD214 at the time of interview.

Shift may change according to departmental needs. Work hours may include after hours, holidays, and weekend work (include the work hours and add supplemental question regarding work hours).

Shift work (to include shift differential incentive with evening/night shifts).

Please note that the Department may close the job posting at any time after 7 days.

Overtime may be required with or without notice.

Pay Range

$15.55 – $19.35


Sunday thru Wednesday 3:30pm to 2:00am or Wednesday thru Saturday 3:30pm to 2:00am.
Hours and/or days may vary depending on departmental needs. Shift work to include shift differential incentive with evening night shifts. Overtime may be required with or without notice.

Job Close Date  04/03/2018
Type of Posting External
Department Aviation
Regular/Temporary Regular
Grant Funded or Pooled Position Not Applicable
Category Technical
Location Austin Bergstrom International Airport
Preferred Qualifications

3 Years of experience performing skilled carpentry and maintenance of a large commercial facility, to include working with metal stud construction, cabinet and counter-top fabrication, and mortise lock repair and installation.

Duties, Functions and Responsibilities

Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.

1. Performs skilled Carpentry work in City-owned facilities
2. Operates and maintains various power and hand tools 
3. Installs, repairs, rebuilds, fabricates, replaces City facility structures and amenities 
4. Reads blueprints, specifications and building codes.
5. Records data 
6. Measures using appropriate instruments
7. Measures/mixes ingredients

Responsibilities- Supervision and/or Leadership Exercised:



Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

Knowledge of materials, equipment, and procedures 
Knowledge of applicable building codes.
Knowledge of proper safety practices, procedure and regulations 
Skill in reading and understanding blueprints
Skill in estimating time, costs, and materials
Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with City employees and the public
Ability to safely operate City vehicles and equipment


Does this job require a criminal background investigation? This position requires a criminal background investigation

City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call (512) 974-3210 or TTY (512) 974-2445.

Information For City Employees: If you are an employee within the department, are in good standing and meet both the minimum and preferred qualifications, then you will receive an initial interview.

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * This position requires a high school diploma or GED plus two (2) years of experience as a journeyman carpenter. Experience may substitute for education up to four (4) years. Do you meet these minimum qualifications?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have a valid Texas Class C driver’s license or the ability to acquire by hire date?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Please describe your experience (to includes dates) performing skilled carpentry and maintenance in a large commercial facility, to include working with metal stud construction, cabinet and countertop fabrication, and mortise lock repair and installation.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * The Transportation Security Administration (TSA-division of the USA Dept. of Homeland Security) requires all employees of the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport to pass a minimum 10-year criminal background investigation and security threat assessment. Do you agree to a minimum 10-year criminal background investigation and security threat assessment?
    • Yes
    • No
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