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Lead Carpenter

California State University, Long Beach

Last Updated: 5/18/23

Job Description

Lead Carpenter

Job No: 523826
Work Type: Staff
Location: Long Beach
Categories: Unit 6 - Teamsters Local 2010, Temporary, Full Time, Trades

Job Summary

Under the general supervision of the Facilities Projects Supervisor, Building Trades performs as a skilled carpenter and leads crew of journey-level carpenters, building maintenance workers and other assigned personnel in the campus carpenter shop.
Key Responsibilities

  • Leads a crew of journey-level carpenters and other semi-skilled personnel. Prepares cost estimates and laying out jobs. Completes work orders as needed. Orders supplies and materials required for jobs. Assigns and inspects progress, cleanliness and completion of jobs and projects of the shop.
  • Responsible for operation, proper adjustment, and general maintenance of all power equipment and tools in the Carpenter Shop. Responsible for the safe operation of equipment and for enforcing general safety regulations in the shop and at the job site.
  • Works from blueprints, sketches, and work orders on various types of construction.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities

Thorough knowledge of the methods, materials, tools, and equipment used in both rough and finish carpentry. Thorough knowledge of the Safety Orders of the Division of Industrial Safety of the State of California applicable to carpentry and the California State Building Codes. Ability to instruct, direct, and coordinate the assignments of a small crew. Ability to operate hand-operated power carpentry tools. Ability to prepare working sketches of the job and estimate of needed materials and job costs. Ability to read blueprints and to work from and interpret plans and specifications. Ability to recognize lumber types and grades. Ability to maintain records and prepare reports. Good interpersonal and oral communication skills and ability to represent the department.

Ability to communicate with an ethnically and culturally diverse campus community. Ability to follow all university policies, procedures, and guidelines including but not limited to safety, civility, information security, and non-discrimination policies and procedures. Ability to contribute to a positive university experience for each and every student, and assist in achieving the university's commitment to a "vision of excellence."
Education and Experience

Equivalent to a high school diploma and two (2) years of experience as a journey-level carpenter that included work coordination responsibilities required.
Licenses / Certificates

Valid California driver's license required.

DAF-BBS - Facilities Operation

Lead Carpenter

Salary placement is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings to the position, internal equity, and the hiring department's fiscal resources.

CSU Classification Salary Range: $6,151 - $7,942 per month

Excellent benefits through CalPERS (health, vision, dental), tuition fee waiver, generous vacation and sick leave, and 14 paid holidays each year.
Time Base

Full-time temporary position for one (1) year with no permanent status granted. Temporary assignments may expire prior to the ending date.
Application Procedures

Click Apply Now to complete the CSULB Online Employment Application.
Additional Information

The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment.

CSULB is not a sponsoring agency for staff and management positions (i.e. H-1B Visas).

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily and is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

Due to the nature of this position, current CSULB employees are subject to a criminal record check unless they have successfully completed a criminal background check through CSULB within the past 12 months.

California State University Long Beach expects respectful, professional behavior from its employees in all situations. Acts of harassment or abusive conduct are prohibited. Demonstrated appropriate professional behavior, treating others with civility and respect, and refusing to tolerate abusive conduct is expected of all employees.
Equal Employment Statement

California State University Long Beach is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that is strongly committed to promoting diversity in all areas of the campus community. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, physical or mental disability, gender or sex, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion or religious creed, sexual orientation, and veteran or military status.

To view the University's Annual Campus Crime Report go to: Copies of the report are available upon request. To request a copy, contact the University Police Department at [Register to View] .
CSU Vaccination Policy

The CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement as a condition of employment. The system wide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to
Out of State Employment Policy

California State University, Long Beach, as part of the CSU system, is a State of California Employer. As such, the University requires all employees upon date of hire to reside in the State of California.

As of January 1, 2022 the CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.

Application Closes: Jan 29, 2023 (11:55 PM)

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Company Details

Long Beach, California, United States
CSULB, one of the largest universities in the CSU system, is located in Long Beach on a beautifully landscaped, 320-acre campus near the ocean and the thriving downtown area. The school’s faculty and staff are engaged in a broad array of high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs, significant research, in addition to a wide range of community and professional service organizations.