New job Carpenter in Alabama


Company : US Veterans Health Administration
Salary : $23.26 - $27.12 an hour
Location : Alabama

Full Description



The incumbent serves as a Carpenter. He/she is required to assemble, construct, install, modify, crate, repair or remove interior and exterior items consisting of wood, metal, plastic, fiberglass, etc. Items involved will include walls, windows, ceilings, floors, fence, furniture, roofs, doors, door hardware, door frames, desk, signs, and etc. around the facility. He/she demonstrates the ability to plan, layout and complete job assignments in a timely manner.


Duties include but are not limited to the following:

  • Plans and layout work independently
  • Determines and use the correct methods, equipment and materials to complete job assignments at the journeyman level using working practices,
  • Independently completes preventive maintenance for maintenance and repair shop as assigned and establishing and adhering to inspection intervals and procedures.
  • Utilizes professional judgement in choosing, interpreting or adapting available guidelines to specific issues or subjects.
  • Assemble, construct, install, modify, crate, repair or remove interior and exterior items consisting of wood, metal, plastic, fiberglass, etc.
  • Install, modify, repair and maintain the upkeep of the facility.
  • Establishes and maintains records on all repairs and materials attributable to carpentry equipment.
  • Maintains key records and cut keys from codes.
  • Maintains and operates tools and equipment of the carpenter, locksmith trades.
  • Duplicate keys, pick locks and master keys lock cylinder.
  • Works on equipment such as drill press, router, saws, belt sander, bench grinder, glass cutting rack, hammers, screwdrivers, framing square, code key cutting machine, electric MITRE saw, table saw, and other tools and devices used for functioning and operation purposes.
  • Utilizes appropriate methods and materials to construct objects, structures and buildings.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Work Schedule: Full-time / Monday-Friday 7:00 am- 3:30 pm
Position Description Title/PD#: Carpenter/679-80865A
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    4607 Carpentry

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  • Requirements


    Conditions of Employment

    • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this job
    • Subject to a background/suitability investigation
    • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
    • May serve a probationary period
    • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
    • A complete application package; Resume, Transcripts, etc.
    • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process


    To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

    EXPERIENCE: A specific length of training and experience is not required, but you must show evidence of training or experience of sufficient scope and quality of your ability to do the work of this position. Evidence which demonstrates you possess the knowledge, skills, and ability to perform the duties of this position must be supported by detailed descriptions of such on your resume. Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Federal Wage System Qualification Standards.

    SCREEN-OUT ELEMENT: Your qualifications will first be evaluated against the prescribed screen out element, which usually appears as question 1 in the on-line questionnaire. Those applicants who appear to possess at least the minimal acceptable qualification requirement are considered for further rating; those who do not are rated ineligible and are eliminated. The potential eligibles are then rated against the remainder of the Job Elements:
    • Equipment Assembly, Installation, Repair
    • Materials
    • Operation of Equipment/Machinery
    • Use and Maintain Tools and Equipment
    • Without more than normal supervision

    Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.

    Physical Requirements: The incumbent is frequently required to walk, bend, climb, stoop, stand, work overhead and in cramped positions for long periods of time while performing duties. He/she is required to lift equipment and materials weighing over 50 lbs

    Working Conditions: The incumbent's work is done inside and outside and is often dirty, dusty, noisy, hot and cold. The working conditions are such that the incumbent must be mindful of safety requirements, since there are the possibilities of cuts, burns, scrapes, falls and other physical impairments. The incumbent may work in confined areas such as crawl spaces and attics which may be dusty and dirty. They are required to use protective devices such as ear plugs, safety glasses, respirators and gloves.


    This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

    Additional information

    The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced VA competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be well-qualified, applicants must possess experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors if applicable, and must be proficient in most of the requirements of the job. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website which can be found at

    Receiving Service Credit for Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave: Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employee's credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed.

    This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

    If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. .Applicants will be accessed in the order in which the applications were received and select any qualified applicant in that order.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance


    Drug test required


  • Required Documents

    Required Documents

    Documents Accepted:

    • Cover Letter
    • DD-214/ Statement of Service
    • Disability Letter (Schedule A)
    • Disability Letter (VA)
    • OF-306
    • Resume
    • SF-15
    • SF-50/ Notification of Personnel Action

    Documents Required:
    • Resume

    Please review the above list(s) to ensure you have included all necessary documents required for your application.Not every applicant will require the same documents, therefore it is the applicants responsibility to ensure that their application package includes all necessary documents to determine qualifications and eligibility for appointment, such as a copy of your SF-50, transcript, ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees).You will not be contacted for additional information. Applicants will be deemed ineligible if supporting documentation is not submitted.

    Veterans' Preference: Since the Direct-Hire Recruitment Authority is being used, traditional Veterans' Preference rules do not apply. Qualified veterans will, however, be given full consideration for this position.

    Applications are accepted online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.

  • Benefits


    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.

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    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.


This job is open to

  • The public

    U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.

Clarification from the agency

ALL US CITIZENS DIRECT HIRE AUTHORITY: This position is being filled using Direct-Hire Authority (COVID-19 - VA 002) in-accordance with 5 U.S.C. 3304(a)(3) and 5 CFR 337.205(b)(1)-(4).

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