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State of Washington Class Specification

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CARPENTER LEAD
605F
Category: Maintenance Trades & Labor

Definition

Lead and work with carpenters to perform journey-level carpentry work. Positions in this class are distinguished by responsibility to lead journey carpenters on a project or at a job location, to instruct other assigned workers, to correct and specify methods, and to perform skilled carpentry repair and fabrication work.

Typical Work

Perform all duties of a carpenter;

Lead assigned personnel in the performance of work;

Assure adherence to safety rules and precautions by assigned personnel;

Develop preliminary cost estimates for installations and repairs;

Develop methods and procedures followed by assigned personnel;

Perform alteration, repair and maintenance of buildings, facilities and equipment;

May perform work in other trades;

Perform related duties as required.

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of: standard practices, methods, materials, tools, and equipment of carpentry trade; lumber types and grades; safety precautions.

Ability to: work from blueprints, plans, and sketches; estimate materials and time needed to complete jobs; use hand and power tools, sharpen and set saws.

Legal Requirement(s)

There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.

Desirable Qualifications

One year, full-time experience as a journey carpenter or equivalent trade skill or five years of applicable work experience. Possession of a valid motor vehicle operator's license may be required.

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

Class Specification History

Revise class. Revises class code; adopted December 14, 1973.
Revise class. Revises minimum qualifications; adopted July 2, 1990.
Revise class. Revises class code (formerly 5331), general revision; adopted May 10, 2007, effective July 1, 2007.

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