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Carpenter (Correctional Facility) Series

Carpenter (Correctional Facility) Series

California State Personnel Board Specification

Series established October 2, 1984

Scope

This series describes Carpenter classifications utilized by the Department of Corrections and the Department of the Youth Authority. Positions in these classes conduct or supervise the erection, maintenance and repair of various buildings and structures; the drawing of working sketches and preparation of cost estimates; the maintenance of tools, materials and equipment in good repair; and the preparation of simple reports.

Description of Series

Positions in this series may instruct, lead or supervise inmates, wards, residents or patients of the Department of Corrections or the Department of Youth Authority; prevent escapes and injury by these persons to themselves or others or to property; maintain security of working areas and work materials; inspect premises and search inmates for contraband, such as weapons or illegal drugs. These classifications are subject to safety retirement.

 

There is a parallel classification series of Carpenter, which is utilized by State agencies other than the Department of Corrections or the Department of the Youth Authority.

 

Carpenter (Correctional Facility) Series Specification - Class Titles and Codes
Schem Code Class Code Class
PN45 6483 Carpenter I (Correctional Facility) (Abolished 01/07/2016 per Pay Letter 16-05)
PN35 6474 Carpenter II (Correctional Facility)
PN15 6471 Carpenter III (Correctional Facility)

Factors Affecting Position Allocation

The number of inmates, wards, residents or patients; responsibility for cost estimation, material requisitioning and job layout; and enforcement of safety standards.

Definition of Levels

All Levels:

Incumbents in this series maintain order and supervise the conduct of persons committed to the Department of Corrections and the Department of the Youth Authority; prevent escape and injury by these persons to themselves or others or to property; maintain security of working areas and work materials; inspect premises and search inmates, wards, residents or patients for contraband, such as weapons or illegal drugs.

Carpenter I (Correctional Facility)

This is the entry and first journey level of this series. Incumbents erect, maintain, and repair various buildings and structures; make rough sketches and cost estimates; requisition stores and supplies; keep records and make simple reports; and instruct and lead unskilled assistants.

Carpenter II (Correctional Facility)

This is the full journey level. In addition to the duties of the Carpenter I, this level may prepare lists of materials and supplies; estimate job costs; lay out a job; and lead the work of craftspeople or helpers.

Carpenter III (Correctional Facility)

This is the lead worker level. Incumbents plan, lay out, lead and inspect the work of a crew of carpenters and other workers engaged in construction and repair work; advise in the selection of building materials; requisition building materials and supplies; see that work is carried out according to plans and specifications and is properly correlated with other trades; inspects scaffolding and falsework and sees that safety regulations are followed.

Minimum Qualifications

Carpenter I (Correctional Facility)

Either I

 

Completion of a recognized apprenticeship in carpentry. (Apprentices who are within six months of completing their apprenticeship program may be admitted to the examination, but must present evidence of completion prior to appointment.)

Or II

 

Four years of varied general carpentry experience. An Associate of Arts or Certificate of Arts Degree in Carpentry from an accredited community college or equivalent degree approved by the California Superintendent of Public Instruction under the provisions of California Education Code Section�94310.2 may be substituted for two years of the required experience. (Students who are within six months of completing their degree will be admitted to the examination but they must present evidence of completion prior to appointment.)

Carpenter II (Correctional Facility)

Either I

 

One year of varied experience as a journey level carpenter; and completion of a recognized apprenticeship in carpentry.

Or II

 

Five years of varied carpentry experience. An Associate of Arts or Certificate of Arts Degree in Carpentry from an accredited community college or equivalent degree approved by the California Superintendent of Public Instruction under the provisions of California Education Code Section�94310.2 may be substituted for two years of the required experience. (Students who are within six months of completing their degree will be admitted to the examination but they must present evidence of completion prior to appointment.)

Carpenter III (Correctional Facility)

Either I

 

Two years of varied experience as a journey level carpenter; and completion of a recognized apprenticeship in carpentry.

Or II

 

Six years of varied carpentry experience. An Associate of Arts or Certificate of Arts Degree in Carpentry from an accredited community college or equivalent degree approved by the California Superintendent of Public Instruction under the provisions of California Education Code Section�94310.2 may be substituted for two years of the required experience. (Students who are within six months of completing their degree will be admitted to the examination but they must present evidence of completion prior to appointment.)

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

All Levels:

Knowledge of: Principles, methods, materials, tools, and equipment used in carpentry; Safety Orders of the Division of Industrial Safety applicable to carpentry; and building codes.

 

Skill in: Both rough and finish carpentry and the use of hand and power carpentry tools.

 

Ability to: Read and write English at a level required for successful job performance; read blueprints and work from and interpret plans and specifications; recognize lumber grades and types; keep records and make simple reports; prepare rough sketches of carpentry work; and make estimates of material and labor.

Carpenter I (Correctional Facility)

Ability to: All of the above, and follow oral and written instructions; instruct and lead unskilled assistants.

Carpenter II (Correctional Facility)

Ability to: All of the above, and instruct, direct, and coordinate the work of a small crew; follow oral and written instructions.

Carpenter III (Correctional Facility)

Ability to: Plan, lay out, direct and inspect the work of a crew of carpenters and helpers; obtain accurate fittings or heavy framing.

Special Physical Characteristics

All Levels:

Persons appointed to positions in this class must be reasonably expected to have and maintain sufficient strength, agility, and endurance to perform during stressful (physical, mental, and emotional) situations encountered on the job without compromising their health and well-being or that of their fellow employees or that of inmates.

 

Assignments during tour of duty may include sole responsibility for the supervision of inmates and/or the protection of personal and real property.

Class History

Carpenter (Correctional Facility) Series History - Dates Established, Revised, and Title Changed
Class Date Established Date Revised Title Changed
Carpenter I (Correctional Facility) 07/23/1975 05/23/1989 --
Carpenter II (Correctional Facility) 07/23/1975 05/23/1989 --
Carpenter III (Correctional Facility) 07/23/1975 05/23/1989 05/23/1989
  Updated: 2/24/2016
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