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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 05/26/23

Applications Due06/08/23

Vacancy ID131684

AgencyUniversity at Buffalo

TitleC230088 - Trades Specialist (Carpenter) - Campus Living Maintenance

Occupational CategorySkilled Craft, Apprenticeship, Maintenance

Salary Grade12

Bargaining UnitOSU - Operational Services Unit (CSEA)

Salary RangeFrom $47530 to $47530 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Contingent Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 40


From 8 AM

To 4:30 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Erie

Street Address xxx

City Buffalo


Zip Code14214

Minimum Qualifications Minimum Qualifications:
Must meet one or more of the following:

1. 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.
2. 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.

Departmental Operating Needs:
• Working knowledge of safety standards and procedures is essential as well as a demonstrated commitment to following those procedures
• Knowledge of applicable NYS building, ADA and fire codes and regulations is important
• The ability to follow written and oral instructions
• This position requires traveling within the campus, between the campuses, and off campus, therefore, the candidate must be able to demonstrate their ability to meet this requirement.
• The incumbent must be able to communicate well with others and possess and demonstrate positive customer service skills.
• Since the activities of other employees depend on the availability of the employee in this position, reliable attendance is a factor that will be considered when filling this vacancy.
• Due to the nature of the work, the incumbent must hold the discipline, motivation, and knowledge to successfully complete tasks independently with little to no supervision
• Professionalism is important as the incumbent may serve as a supervisor to designated staff; the incumbent will also encounter students, staff and visitors throughout the workday; representing Campus Living in a positive manner is essential.
• The ability to build, repair, install and maintain equipment and structures effectively with little to no guidance/training
• The incumbent must be able to demonstrate skills at a high level that are appropriate for the trade/position

Physical Demands:
Routine tasks require light to moderately heavy physical effort. The ability to be in a stationary position, ascend/descend, position self to complete repair and replacement tasks, and work at elevated heights using ladders for extended periods of time is required.

Preferred Qualifications:
This position requires travel on campus, between campuses and off campus. A valid license to operate a motor vehicle in NYS is preferred or the candidate must be able to otherwise demonstrate their capacity to meet the transportation needs of the job.

Duties Description Position Summary:
Campus Living Maintenance invites applications for the Trades Specialist (Carpenter) position. This role offers consistent, daytime work hours and the opportunity to work overtime. As a Trades Specialst – Carpenter, your responsibilities will include:

• Working from verbal or written descriptions, drawings, or sketches
• Design, plan, layout, and construct a variety of structures, systems, and equipment using wood, plastics, metals and other materials
• Build, repair, and install such items as hardware, counters, cabinets, benches, partitions, floors, ceilings, doors, door closures, windows, building framework; with the use of common construction tools and equipment
• Keep inventory and control of carpentry tools, equipment, and supplies
• Conduct preventive maintenance and inspections of the facility to determine maintenance needs and recommended priorities
• May supervise and assign tasks to others in this work including skilled and unskilled workers

At Campus Living,we strive to achieve personal growth and learning every day, for everyone. We are a community that welcomes and celebrates every student, staff and guest with all of their diverse identities, beliefs and ways of thinking.

Our team recognizes the advantages diverse perspectives and backgrounds bring to the workplace. We are particularly interested in candidates who share this value and will work to achieve the university’s goals of inclusive excellence.

Outstanding Benefits Package
Working at UB comes with benefits that exceed salary alone. There are personal rewards including comprehensive health and retirement plan options. We also focus on creating and sustaining a healthy mix of work, personal and academic pursuit – all in an effort to support your work-life effectiveness. Visit our benefits website to learn about our benefit packages.

About Campus Living
Campus Living, a unit within the division of Student Life, serves to provide the best residential living experience for students at the University at Buffalo. Campus Living offers quality, affordable and desirable campus housing in support of the university’s mission. Campus Living is comprised of 13 residence halls and five apartment complexes accommodating 8,000 residents on the North and South Campuses. Approximately 5,800 students reside in the residence halls and 2,200 students reside in the apartment complexes. Campus Living is comprised of 210 professional and classified staff with a total operating budget of $70m.

About UB
The University seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the diverse people of Buffalo, to maintain the excellence of the university and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of knowing and learning.

University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Additional Comments Additional Information:
University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and in keeping with our commitment, encourages women, minorities, persons with disabilities and veterans to apply.

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

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Name Jillian Battaglia

Telephone 716-645-3048

Fax xxx

Email Address


Street xxx

City Buffalo

State NY

Zip Code 14214


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