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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 02/27/24

Applications Due03/12/24

Vacancy ID152292


AgencyParks, Recreation & Historic Preservation, Office of

TitleTrades Specialist (Carpenter)

Occupational CategorySkilled Craft, Apprenticeship, Maintenance

Salary Grade12

Bargaining UnitOSU - Operational Services Unit (CSEA)

Salary RangeFrom $49073 to $59559 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Other (see below)

"Other" Explanation Hours will be discussed during the interview.

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 8:30 AM

To 4:30 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Dutchess

Street Address Regional Maintenance- James Baird State Park

14 Maintenance Lane

City Pleasant Valley


Zip Code12569

Minimum Qualifications Four years of full-time experience in carpentry work under a skilled tradesperson which would provide training equivalent to that given in a training, apprenticeship, or equivalent program, or an equivalent combination of experience and training gained by completion of technical courses in carpentry at a school, institute, or branch of the Armed Services; OR

Successful completion of the two-year Trades Specialist (Carpenter) traineeship or a two-year carpenter training, apprenticeship, or equivalent program *such as the New York State Civil Service Employees Association Partnership Applied Skilled Trades Traineeship and Certificate Program.

* Successful completion of the traineeship and the training program includes a total of 288 hours of trade-specific classroom instruction, 45 hours of technical math course work, 45 hours of technical communications course work, and 15 hours of blueprint/schematic reading course work. Course work must be completed with an average of “C” or better. Additionally, successful completion of the traineeship also includes 4,000 hours of on-the-job training.

Duties Description Under the direction of the Maintenance Supervisor, the incumbent will perform journey-level work in the carpentry trade. The incumbent will:

•Perform a variety of duties in new construction, restoration, reconstruction, rehabilitation, and repair of park and historic site facilities and structures using the tools of the carpentry trade in a skilled manner.
•Fabricate, construct, repair, replace, and perform preventative maintenance on regional facilities and other structures.
•Adhere to professional codes and regulations common to the carpentry trade.
•Lay out work following blueprints, specifications, or instructions, and diagnose problems; draw rough sketches or prepare plans to scale; make detailed estimates for costs, including time and materials for various projects; and order supplies as needed.
•Act independently with a minimum of direct supervision and be responsible for overall coordination and execution of projects.
•Train employees and assign, supervise, review, and evaluate their work and assist in other areas of park operations.

Additional Comments OPERATIONAL NEEDS:
•Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license that allows the candidate to legally operate a motor vehicle in New York State as a term and condition of employment.

•Must have the ability to perform medium to heavy physical labor tasks.

•Must have the ability to communicate effectively with other staff.

•Must have the ability to supervise others.

•Must have the ability to communicate in writing and comprehend written material.

•Must be able to pass a physical for respirator use and be able to work from heights.

•Knowledge of Historic Preservation is desired.

There are various benefits that a permanent employee is entitled to, based on their negotiating unit:
**Vacation, Holiday, Sick, and Personal Leave - 31 days - 13 Vacation days, 13 Sick days, and 5 Personal Leave days; plus 13 Holidays (Vacation and Sick time accumulates year to year for use at a later date.)
**Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
**New York State Retirement Plan
**Paid Parental Leave – 12 weeks leave at full pay
**Pre-Tax Health Care Spending Account & Dependent **Care Advantage Account
**Tuition Assistance Programs
Learn more about our benefits for permanent state employees, visit:

The posted hiring rate is the sum of the statutory hiring rate for CSEA Grade 12 ($47,530) plus location pay of $1,543. The posted job rate is the sum of the statutory job rate ($58,016) plus location pay of $1,543.

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Name David Braig



Email Address


Street NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, Taconic Regional Maintenance

14 Maintenance Lane

City Pleasant Valley

State NY

Zip Code 12569


All qualified persons are invited and encouraged to apply. It is the responsibility of each applicant to accurately describe their experience and demonstrate that they meet the minimum qualifications. If you are interested in being considered for this vacancy, you can forward your application and resume, if available, to David Braig, Taconic Regional Maintenance, 14 Maintenance Lane, Pleasant Valley, New York 12569 or e-mail to

You can obtain an Employment Application from your local park office, interested in being considered for this position, you can obtain an Employment Application from your local park office, your region’s administrative headquarters, or download an application from the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation website at

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