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Carpenter, (B212730-2), R28, Construction

Company: City of Laredo, TX
Location: Laredo
Posted on: June 13, 2021

Job Description:

Job Summary

Please note that due to the recentCOVID-19impact, there may be delays in the selection process.

Assists with carpentry related to street construction and other skilled laborers on special projects (i.e. sidewalks, valley gutters, bridges, etc.) Job Description


* Knowledge of standards, practices, tools, methods, and procedures used in carpentry. * Knowledge of construction practices and the coordination of skilled labor on various projects. * Knowledge of the qualities of woods used in different types of projects. * Ability to estimate quantities of materials necessary for type of work. * Ability to design and utilize individual replacement parts. * Ability to read and follow blueprints and sketches. * Ability to practice safety procedures for all equipment used. * Ability to maintain good planning and organizational skills. * Ability to follow instruction and work independently with limited supervision. * Ability to take and follow directions from supervisor. * Ability to give directions to and gain compliance from assigned staff. * Ability to perform strenuous and routine work. * Ability to maintain a valid Texas Driver License and a good driving record. * Ability to maintain harmonious and effective working relationships with other employees and respond to general public complaints. * Ability to project a positive and professional image of the City of Laredo. * Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing in the English language and orally in the Spanish language. * Ability to comply with all City of Laredo's policies and procedures. * Ability to maintain good health and physical condition sufficient to permit the full performance of the duties of the position.


Work is performed inside and/or outside an office, library, computer room, stockroom, or warehouse. Work may be exposed to a variety of weather conditions and outdoor elements such as: excessive dampness, chill, heat, humidity, intermittent noise, and inclement cold weather. Work may be exposed to a variety of environmental conditions such as: unknown & dangerous conditions, unusual environmental stress, contagious infectious disease, irritating chemicals, life-threatening situations, dry atmosphere, solvents, dirt, grease, oils, silica, asbestos, dust, constant noise, pneumatic vibration, fumes, smoke, gases, radiant/electrical energy, and slippery/uneven walking surfaces. Capable of working closely with others or alone, working long or irregular working hours, working shift work and/or weekends, working with protective devices, working below ground, working on ladders or scaffolding, working around moving objects or vehicles, working around machines with moving parts and objects, working with hands in water, and traveling by car or van 80% of the time. Ability to operate a motor vehicle, office equipment, and mechanical equipment; Work requires light to heavy carrying and lifting (under 15 pounds up to 45 pounds and over), straight pulling, pulling hand over hand, simple grasping, dual simultaneous grasping, repeated bending, sitting, standing, pushing, crouching, crawling, twisting, kneeling, stooping, climbing stairs and ladders, walking, and reaching above shoulders. Ability to see, write, read, count, identify shade of colors, perceive depth, and hearing is needed to perform the essential functions of this job.


* Uses and maintains specialized carpentry equipment in the completion of projects for the City. * Builds small frame buildings and partitions; builds desks, tables, cabinets and finishes furniture. * Estimates material needed for each job. * Assists plumbers in the excavation and installation of PVC pipes. * Produces specialized pieces for furniture and other equipment. * Assists in maintaining good communication between staff, visitors and other business contacts. * Assists electricians in the installation of lamps, fixtures, and the changing of bulbs. * Will be required to drive a City vehicle. * Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants must meet one (1) of the following 2 options to meet the minimum qualifications for this position:

Option 1

High School diploma or G.E.D.

* AND-

At least three (3) years of skilled carpentry work (in construction projects or related field).

Option 2

At least six (6) years of skilled carpentry work (in construction projects or related field).

Valid Licenses and Certifications

Valid Texas Driver License*

* If applicant holds an out-of-state license, a State of Texas Driver License must be obtained prior to employment.

As part of the minimum requirements for all positions with the City of Laredo, a thorough background check and certified school transcripts will be required from all applicants who are offered employment.

Effective February 24, 1997, all selected applicants are required to undergo a drug and alcohol test prior to employment.

Effective January 7, 2008, all persons in safety-sensitive functions/positions, as per City of Laredo Drug and Alcohol Policy definition, shall be subject to random drug and alcohol testing.

A person with a disability who needs a reasonable accommodation related to a selection process is requested to contact the Human Resources Department at (956) 791-7482 two days prior to thescheduled interview and/or test if applicable.


Keywords: City of Laredo, TX, Laredo , Carpenter, (B212730-2), R28, Construction, Other , Laredo, Texas

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