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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 05/15/23

Applications Due05/30/23

Vacancy ID130891

AgencyHealth, Department of

TitleTrades Generalist (Carpenter) or Trainee - 12581

Occupational CategorySkilled Craft, Apprenticeship, Maintenance

Salary Grade12

Bargaining UnitOSU - Operational Services Unit (CSEA)

Salary RangeFrom $40193 to $58016 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 7:30 AM

To 3:30 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Albany

Street Address Wadsworth Center, Division of Laboratory Operations

Empire State Plaza

City Albany


Zip Code12237

Minimum Qualifications "Non-competitive: 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.

Trades Specialist (Carpenter) Trainee 1 Full-time permanent service in a position allocated at Grade 12 or below which is primarily engaged in the performance of unskilled and/or semiskilled labor and trades tasks; must be 18 years of age or older; possess a High School diploma or general equivalency diploma recognized by the New York State Education Department; and be proficient in English and math.

Trades Specialist (Carpenter) Trainee 2 Successful completion of a 52-week probationary period as a Trades Specialist (Carpenter) Trainee 1; completion of 45 hours of technical math coursework and 15 hours of blueprint reading/schematics coursework or passage of an equivalency exam or proof of successful completion of equivalent training; 144 hours of carpentry trade specific instruction; and 2,000 hours of on-the-job training. Trainees must maintain a “C” or better average in their coursework."

Preferred Qualifications: Familiarity with the specialized carpentry equipment to build, repair, and install such items as counters, cabinets, benches, partitions, floors, ceilings, doors, windows, building framework, roofs, and trim following verbal or written instructions following standard carpentry techniques.

Duties Description The Trade Specialist Carpenter will Install and repair ceiling and floor tiles, performs general millwork, build cabinets, furniture, and other wooden equipment in the shop using woodworking machines, maintains shop machinery, keeps inventory and control of the distribution of carpentry tools and equipment and maintain such equipment,draws rough sketches or prepare plans to scale from verbal or written instructions to accomplish a project, reviews plans and recommend and order the kind, quantity, and quality of materials to be used, assembles materials, tools, and equipment required to accomplish the work according to plan, lays out the work for staff and performs such skilled tasks as laying out the cutting of roof trusses and stairs, hanging doors, and installing hardware, supervise and instruct others in the construction and repair of structures and other wooden items. Assigns work to a maintenance staff, gives verbal instruction and/or demonstrates proper carpentry techniques and the use of carpentry tools and equipment, observes and inspects work in progress and when completed to ensure that the job is done properly.

Additional Comments Dependent upon the initial assignment or subsequent reassignment of this position satisfactory background checks may be required. Additionally, exposure to potentially hazardous substances may be involved with this position; the selected candidate may be required to wear personal protective clothing and equipment, and may undergo pre-employment and/or periodic health evaluations and receive specific immunizations.

When required to operate motor vehicles, candidates must possess a valid New York State driver's license appropriate for the type of vehicle to be operated.

"Benefits of Working for NYS
Generous benefits package, worth 65% of salary, including:
Holiday & Paid Time Off
• Thirteen (13) paid holidays annually
• Up to Thirteen (13) days of paid vacation leave annually
• Up to Five (5) days of paid personal leave annually
• Up to Thirteen (13) days of paid sick leave annually for PEF/CSEA
• Up to Eight (8) days of paid sick leave annually for M/C
• Up to three (3) days of professional leave annually to participate in professional development

Health Care Benefits
• Eligible employees and dependents can pick from a variety of affordable health insurance programs
• Family dental and vision benefits at no additional cost

Additional Benefits
• New York State Employees’ Retirement System (ERS) Membership
• NYS Deferred Compensation
• Access to NY 529 and NY ABLE College Savings Programs, as well as U.S. Savings Bonds
• Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
• And many more.. "

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Name Human Resources Management Group, NMH/TSC12581

Telephone 5184861812

Fax 518-473-3395

Email Address


Street RM 2217 Corning Tower, ESP

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12237


Notes on Applying Submit resume and cover letter, preferably in PDF format, by email to, with Reference NMH/TSC/12581 included in the subject line or by mail to Human Resources Management Group, NMH/TSC12581, Room 2217, Corning Tower Building, Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12237-0012, or by fax to (518) 473-3395. Provisional candidates, please also submit a transcript that indicates how you meet the credit hour requirements. Failure to include the required information may result in your application not being considered for this position. Resumes will be accepted until May 30, 2023.

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