CARPENTER – The State of Florida – Fort Lauderdale, FL

The State of Florida

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$32,052 – $41,479 a year

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Requisition No: 496361

Agency: Department of Transportation

Working Title: CARPENTER – 55007247

Position Number: 55007247

Salary: $32,051.67 – $41,478.63

Posting Closing Date: 11/10/2021






CONTACT PERSON: Brigett Williams



The State of Florida offers an excellent benefits package including paid holidays, vacation and sick leave, several low-premium healthcare options, tuition waivers, and training opportunities for professional growth and development. For additional benefit information available to State of Florida employees, go to

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: You may be required to provide your Social Security Number to conduct required verifications. Male applicants born on or after October 1, 1962 will not be eligible for hire or promotion in the Career Service, or appointment in the Selected Exempt Service (SES) or Senior Management Service (SMS) unless they are registered with the Selective Service System (SSS) before their 26th birthday, or have a Letter of Registration Exemption from the SSS.

THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION VALUES AND SUPPORTS EMPLOYMENT OF INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES. QUALIFIED INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. In accordance with Section 110.112, Florida Statutes, and the Florida Department of Transportation’s Individuals with Disabilities Affirmative Action Plan, the agency is committed to ensuring affirmative action and equal employment opportunity for qualified individuals with disabilities. Upon request and as appropriate, reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities may be provided. Please contact the Florida Department of Transportation’s Human Resources Office located at 605 Suwannee Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32399 or call (850) 414-5300 for assistance.

This position requires a valid Class (E) driver license with an acceptable driving record in accordance with the Department’s Drivers Record Requirements Policy. An unacceptable driving record is defined as any of the following:

  • three (3) or more moving violations in the past 3 years that accumulate 3 or more points per violation;
  • any 2 convictions of reckless driving in the past 3 years;
  • a suspension or revocation of the driver license for moving violations in the past 3 years; and
  • a suspension or revocation for refusal to take a sobriety test, or any suspension or revocation for a DUI conviction in the past 4 years

Your driving record will be reviewed and the status of your driver license confirmed.

In order to be eligible for hire into a position requiring a CDL, applicants must register with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse, as required, for the Department to conduct a pre-employment query. Click here to register for the Clearinghouse. A mandatory drug screening will be performed on the successful applicant.

POSITION DESCRIPTION: Performs skilled bench work operating radial arm saws, power table sander, band saw, drill press, and various small electric hand tools. Performs general and major carpentry work in the alterations or remodeling of roofs, stairways, partitions, doors, windows, etc. Performs masonry, sheet metal, and steel frame building assembly and maintenance. Required to drive to field locations to perform work.

Performs general carpentry work, finished and rough, related to the remodeling, repair, and structural maintenance of buildings. Builds concrete forms, scaffolds, office furniture, construction, and alteration of custom cabinets to specification and wood deck on equipment hauling trailers. Required to drive to field locations to perform work.

Installs new furniture and appliances, and maintain and repair all existing furniture and appliances. Performs floor and ceiling repairs, sheetrock repair, painting, staining of woodwork, and wallpaper installation and repair. Required to drive to field locations to perform work.

Selects materials, supplies, and equipment necessary for required work and prepares requisitions and price quotes for purchases according to purchasing guidelines. Purchases parts and supplies as a purchasing card holder and is accountable for proper processing of invoices and completion of required paperwork and work orders.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of basic carpentry skills and the proper and safe use of both power and hand tools. Ability to read and understand plans. Knowledge of safety procedures required in maintenance and repair work. Skilled in carpentry, masonry, remodeling and repair. Skilled in preventative maintenance. Ability to work in dusty, muddy and greasy locations. Ability to take accurate measurements. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others. Ability to lift 50 lbs, climb, squat, stoop, push, pull, crawl and bend. Ability to use appropriate safety equipment. Ability to work independently. Skilled in documenting work performed and materials used on work orders. Skilled in the use of basic math. Ability to follow oral and written instructions. Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.

OTHER JOB RELATED REQUIREMENTS: Due to the nature of this position, incumbent must respond to emergencies. While on duty status, the incumbent of this position may be required to drive a state owned or leased vehicle to perform the duties of the position. A valid Class “E” driver’s license is required. The incumbent of this position is required to work with or around Department of Corrections inmates.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High School Diploma or Certificate of High School Equivalency. Requires one-year experience as a carpenter or graduate from an accredited program. An additional year of experience, in carpentry is a substitute for a High School Diploma or Certificate of High School Equivalency. Possess a valid Class “E” driver license.

As a CANDIDATE, you may be required to provide documentation (i.e. HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA OR EQUIVALENCY, college transcripts, ETC.) to verify meeting these Minimum Qualifications.

A Competitive Area Differential (CAD) additive in the amount of $1,976.00 will be added to the annual salary.

THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION VALUES THE SERVICE VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS HAVE GIVEN TO OUR COUNTRY AND SUPPORTS THE HIRING OF RETURNING SERVICE MEMBERS AND MILITARY SPOUSES. If you are a preference-eligible applicant who receives notice of a hiring decision and believe that you were not afforded employment preference in accordance with applicable Florida law and regulation, you may file a written complaint within 60 calendar days from the date you receive the notice, requesting an investigation to the Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs, Division of Benefits and Assistance, 9500 Bay Pines Boulevard, Room 214, St. Petersburg, Florida 33708.

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE. Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply. Certain service members may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements. Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code. Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here. All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement.
Nearest Major Market: Fort Lauderdale

Nearest Secondary Market: Miami


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