George Washington University
September 25, 2023
Offerd Salary:Negotiation
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Contract Type:Open-ended
Working Time:Full time
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Job Description Summary:

Facilities, Buildings & Grounds (FBG) is currently seeking a Carpenter to help support the Universities mission in education. FBG is a part of GW's Facilities, Planning and Construction Management Division, which maintains GW's property and grounds on all three campuses. Employees at GWU are offered a competitive salary, excellent benefits package, general retirement savings options that include university contributions and matching contributions, generous Annual and Sick leave benefits plus many more. For more information about GW benefits, please visit https: //

Reporting to a Zone Manager, the Carpenter typically performs carpentry work in the maintenance, repair and construction of structures, walls, floors, windows, screens, sashes, doors, furniture, fixtures, stairs, cupboards, roofs and cabinets.

  • Independently functions as a fully qualified carpenter in the maintenance, repair and construction of structures, walls, floors, windows, screens, sashes, doors, furniture, fixtures, stairs, cupboards, roofs and cabinets.

  • Repairs or alters buildings, sheds, scaffolds, partitions and other structures from plans, sketches or instructions; may construct new facilities from blueprints and specifications;

  • Repairs walls (drywall), painted surfaces, ceilings, screens, windows, sashes, doors, furniture, fixtures, stairs, cupboards, and roofs;

  • May lay and repair flooring, floor coverings and carpeting, install Formica;

  • Builds and installs cabinets, furniture and other fixtures;

  • Installs and adjusts doors; installs and repairs locks. weather stripping, brackets for mirrors and draperies, linoleum, tile, gutters, and down spouts;

  • Operates variety of power tools such as saws, jointers, nail guns, lathes, sanders, planers, and boring and mortising machines; cleans, sharpens, maintains, and repairs power and hand tools;

  • Estimates materials and time needed to complete tasks, places materials requests;

  • Detect and report the need for major maintenance repairs;

  • Reads and interprets blueprints, drawings, and written technical documents associated with general machinery in order to locate trouble areas and to complete repairs accurately;

  • Performs preventive maintenance on equipment, buildings, and building systems to ensure safe operation;

  • Operates automotive equipment to transport materials and supplies;

  • May assist in the fabrication of equipment and materials constructed in the Carpentry shop in accordance with project requirements;

  • May lead and instructs helpers; Maintains required record-keeping;

  • Other duties as assigned.

  • The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    Qualified candidates will hold a high school diploma/GED plus 1.5 years of relevant professional experience, or, a Bachelor's degree or higher in a relevant area of study. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position. Degree requirements may be substituted with an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

    Additional Required Licenses/Certifications/Posting Specific Minimum Qualifications: Preferred Qualifications:

    Completion of a recognized apprenticeship as a Carpenter; or full journey status as a Carpenter; or four years of applicable work experience. Vocational training may be substituted for work experience on a year-for-year basis.

    PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS This position requires an individual with the following characteristics: • Commitment to GW's values; • Intellectual, professional and a person of integrity; • Honest, with the highest ethical standards; • Passionate, collaborative, strategic, and smart with a hands-on, roll-up- the-sleeves orientation; • Ability to work independently. Self-starter; hard worker. Takes initiative; very high energy; • Personally accountable. Assumes ownership, control and accountability for all areas of responsibility and commitments made to others; • Sincere, open, and direct communicator. Puts organizational interests above self-interests and is comfortable expressing candid opinions; • Highest levels of responsiveness; • Combination of strong intellect that is combined with a practical and realistic common sense understanding of how to get things done; • Ability to demonstrate initiative, a strong desire to succeed and exert the extraordinary effort often required; • Ability to work in a fast-paced, high growth, entrepreneurial environment; • Ability to work with faculty and staff in a respectful way; • Establish trust and credibility with institutional leadership and across the University; • Seeks “win-win” solutions to help foster continued integration and collaboration; • Flexible and receptive to change; and • A positive “can-do” attitude

    Typical Hiring Range Commensurate with experience


    Campus Location: Foggy Bottom, Washington, D.C.

    College/School/Department: Operations Family Safety and Facilities Sub-Family Carpentry Stream Service and Support Level Level 2 Full-Time/Part-Time: Full time -> FTE 1.00 Hours Per Week: 40 Work Schedule: 7:00 AM to 4:30 PM Monday - Friday Will this job require the employee to work on site? Yes Employee Onsite Status Essential onsite Telework: No Required Background Check: Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search Special Instructions to Applicants:

    Employer will not sponsor for employment Visa status

    Internal Applicants Only? No Posting Number: S011606 Job Open Date: 08/25/2023 Job Close Date: If temporary, grant funded or limited term appointment, position funded until:

    Background Screening Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire. EEO Statement:

    The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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  • GW's requires that all employees are either fully vaccinated or have obtained a religious or medical exemption, approved by the university, prior to starting work. More information can be found at https: // I understand that I will need to be vaccinated or have an approved exemption from Occupational Health prior to starting work.
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