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Job Announcement Description

Job Title:   Carpenter 
Department:   Facilities Management
Salary:   $23.75 per hour
How to Apply:
  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled and/or the posting is closed. After reviewing this job announcement, please click on the link at the bottom of the page to apply online. A resume is required with the application. Further instructions on submission of documents are available in the online application.

Minimum Requirements:
Completion of a carpenter’s apprenticeship program AND Four (4) years of experience as a carpenter OR Six (6) years of experience as a carpenter.

A valid PA Class C driver's license and hand tools required prior to appointment. 

It is the policy of Allegheny County that in order to receive a final offer of employment, candidates must successfully pass background checks as required for the position.


  • Performs general carpentry work in a variety of County buildings by removing, replacing and repairing floors, roofs, ceiling tile, stairways, partitions; hangs pictures, doors; fits windows.
  • Performs skilled bench work in carpenter shop, operating power equipment such as saws, joiners, lathes, planers and drills; repairs office furniture, tables and builds benches, cupboards and other wood fixtures.
  • Builds concrete forms and scaffolding, installs shelving, cabinets, repairs park benches and shelters, tables, etc.
  • Cleans, sharpens and repairs hand and bench tools; keeps all equipment in a safe operating condition.
  • Travels to various worksites throughout Allegheny County; directs the work of laborers, as necessary.
  • Performs finished carpentry work, installing new wood, drywall, paneling, formica counter tops, etc.
  • Performs all aspects of door lock repairs and re-pins locks.
  • Performs other related work as required or requested.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of:

  • The methods, practices, materials, equipment and tools of the carpentry trade; uses of various woods
  • The occupational hazards and safety precautions of the work

Ability to:

  • Perform the trade safely and efficiently; to use a variety of tools commonly associated with the trade
  • Complete assignments and projects on time
  • Follow policies and procedures of the County department in which working
  • Perform finish work and heavy construction carpentry
  • Perform journey level carpentry work, using sketches, plans, blueprints, etc.
  • Understand and follow oral and written instructions
  • Lift a maximum of 50 lbs.
  • Communicate effectively with co-workers, supervision, and the general public

Residency: Must become a resident of Allegheny County within one year of appointment.

Veteran's Preference: Will be awarded to eligible candidates.



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