Carpenter I

King County   Auburn, WA   Full-time     Construction / Physical Labor / Skilled Trades
Posted on May 6, 2022
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The King County International Airport (also known as Boeing Field) is currently looking to hire a journey-level Carpenter I who wants to be part of a team that prides themselves at providing excellent customer service to Airport tenants and customers. This position is part of our Airport Maintenance Section and will be responsible for providing carpentry related maintenance, repair and light construction services at Airport facilities, structures, grounds, and airfield. The ability to perform duties such as roofing, cement and masonry, lock repair, and cabinetry is highly desirable. 
 This position requires the capability to respond to shifting priorities all while accomplishing daily tasks in a safety sensitive work environment. The Carpenter must have strong communication skills to interact, collaborate, and prioritize problems with coworkers, customers, and management in a demanding fast paced environment.

SCOPE OF JOB DUTIES: To be minimally qualified for this opportunity, you must demonstrate Journey level knowledge, skill, and ability to perform the job duties below:

  • Structural Components:
    • Perform preventative maintenance and correctional repairs of facility structural components including guardrails, fences, decks, floors, walls, drywall, acoustical tiles and siding, ceilings, and roofs etc.
  • Windows and Doors:
    • Troubleshoot, install, and repair doors, windows, and related hardware i.e. lock mechanisms, closures, keying systems and re-glazing.
  • Cabinetry:
    • Build, install, repair and maintain finish materials including cabinets, millwork, tile, plastic-laminate, furniture, signs and partitions.
  • Masonry:
    • Maintain interior and exterior concrete and masonry structures.
  • Construction:
    • Blueprint reading
    • Layout
    • Framing
    • Drywall
    • Finish
    • Flooring
  • Tools and Equipment:
    • Operate and maintain a variety of carpentry hand and power tools and equipment.
  • Customer Service:
    • Provide excellent customer service to tenants, pedestrians, coworkers, and fellow county departments.
  • Planning and Execution:
    • Work independently and/or collaboratively with fellow coworkers, trades, vendors, and departments.
    • Communicate complex carpentry ideas and issues to multiple audiences both verbally and in writing.
    • Assess, research, and recommend solutions for facility carpentry needs with assistance from coworkers and leads as needed.
  • Safety and Training
    • Perform safe working practices and promote a safe working environment.
    • Commitment to ongoing safety and trade training opportunities.
    • Carpentry shop organization
  • Completed an accepted carpentry apprenticeship program or two years of carpentry trade experience under the direction of a journey level carpenter (or a combination of education and/or training and/or experience which provides an equivalent background required to perform the work of the class).
  • Basic mathematics formulas skills and construction terminology.
  • Journey-level knowledge of the methods, materials and tools used in carpentry as well as the skills required to use those tools and materials.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of building and site components.
  • Proficient with the use of computers i.e. Microsoft Outlook and work order systems.
  • The ability to clearly communicate orally and in writing, work collaboratively with other work units and clients, and assess and plan work tasks and provide status updates.
  • The ability to read, interpret, and work from blueprints, plans, specifications, and written instruction in order to complete projects.
  • Safety consciousness with the ability to identify safety concerns and resolve them on site or escalate as needed.
  • Professional and safe work practice experience.
  • Strong experience with finish work.
  • A highly motivated desire to provide high standard carpentry work.
  • Excellent customer service skills and experience.
 This position is open to all applicants. A King County application is required. If you have any questions regarding this recruitment, contact Christina Jamerson
 This recruitment is an effort to fill our immediate vacancies as well as create a hire list that will be used for any positions that become vacant within the next 12 months.
  • This position has been designated by department leadership as an ESSENTIAL WORKER in the event of a proclaimed emergency. Meaning this position has a role in emergency response and is responsible for the protection and preservation of property, environment and/or restoration of services.
  • This position is required to be on a paid rotating standby list for non-duty days such as weekends and holidays.
  • Historically this position is scheduled to work a Monday – Friday. This schedule may vary and is subject to change dependent upon operational and project needs.
  • The position is non-exempt from the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act and is therefore overtime eligible.
  • Employees are paid on a bi-weekly schedule, every other Thursday, comprising a 40-hour workweek.
  • The selected applicant must also possess a valid Washington State driver's license or the ability to travel throughout King County in a timely manner in a variety of County vehicles.
  • Final appointment is contingent upon successfully passing a stringent and thorough federal and county background investigation and clearing a pre-employment physical examination.
  • This position is represented by the Pacific Northwest Regional Council of Carpenters, 30. King County Career Service union members interested in a lateral transfer will be considered first.

Supplemental Information

Forbes recently named King County as one of Washington State's best employers.

Together, with leadership and our employees, we're changing the way government delivers service and winning national recognition as a model of excellence. Are you ready to make a difference? Come join the team dedicated to serving one of the nation's best places to live, work and play.

Guided by our "True North", we are making King County a welcoming community where every person can thrive. We value diversity, inclusion and belonging in our workplace and workforce. To reach this goal we are committed to workforce equity. Equitable recruiting, support, and retention is how we will obtain the highest quality workforce in our region; a workforce that shares and will help advance our guiding principles--we are one team; we solve problems; we focus on the customer; we drive for results; we are racially just; we respect all people; we lead the way; and we are responsible stewards. We encourage people of all backgrounds and identities to apply, including Native American and people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ+, people living with disabilities, and veterans.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

King County Executive Branch employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are the successful candidate for the position you applied for, the County will send you a conditional offer letter.

As a condition of employment, prior to a final offer of employment, you will be required to:

  • submit proof of vaccination, or
  • have an approved request for medical or religious exemption and an approved accommodation. Philosophical, political, scientific, or sociological objections to vaccination will not be considered for an exemption or accommodation.

People are considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks after receiving the final dose of a vaccination approved by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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King County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer

No person is unlawfully excluded from employment opportunities based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or other protected class. Our EEO policy applies to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, selection for training, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation.

To Apply

If you are interested in pursuing this position, please follow the application instructions carefully. If you need this announcement in an alternate language or format, would like to request accommodation or assistance in the application or assessment process or if you have questions please contact the recruiter listed on this job announcement.

King County offers a highly-competitive compensation and benefits package designed to meet the diverse needs of our employees and support our employees' health and well-being.  Eligible positions receive the following benefits and have access to the following programs:

  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage: King County pays 100% of the premiums for eligible employees and family members
  • Life and disability insurance: employees are provided basic coverage and given the opportunity to purchase additional insurance for both the employee and eligible dependents
  • Retirement: King County employees are eligible to participate in a pension plan through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems and a 457(b) deferred-compensation plan
  • Transportation program and ORCA transit pass
  • 10 paid holidays each year (plus 2 personal holidays)
  • Generous vacation and paid sick leave
  • Paid parental leave, family and medical leaves, and volunteer leave
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Wellness programs
  • Onsite gyms and activity centers
  • Employee giving program
  • Employee assistance programs
  • Flexible schedules and telecommuting options, depending on position
  • Training and career development programs
For additional information about employee benefits please visit our Benefits, Payroll, and Retirement Page.

This is a general description of the benefits offered to eligible King County employees, and every effort has been made to ensure its accuracy.  If any information on this document conflicts with the provisions of a collective bargaining agreement (CBA), the CBA prevails.  Also, in the event of any incorrect information in this document, applicable laws, policies, rules, CBAs, or official plan documents will prevail.
NOTE:  Benefits for Term Limited Temporary (TLT) or Short Term Temporary (STT) positions, including leave eligibility and/or participation in the pension plan through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems, will vary based upon the terms and details of the position. Short Term Temporary positions are not eligible for an ORCA transit pass.
For inquiries about the specifics of this position, please contact the recruiter identified on this job posting.

Are you applying to this position as an eligible current or previous King County Employee Priority Placement Program Participant? Is this position the same or lower percentage of full-time when compared to the position held at the point of the notification of layoff? Do you possess the skills and abilities to qualify for this position?
  • Yes, I was given a layoff notice from my role at King County and I am within two years of the effective date of my layoff. Additionally, the position I was laid off from was the same or a higher percentage of FT status when compared to this one.
  • No.
If you answered yes to the question above and you are applying for this position as a Priority Placement Participant, to be considered, you must provide the following three pieces of information in the space provided: 1. The title you held when you received your layoff notice 2. The department you worked in 3. The effective date of your layoff

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