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DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASSThis is beginning level work involving assisting with a variety of semi-skilled carpentry, repair, and cabinet making tasks. Work is performed according to established procedures and specific instructions are received regarding tasks to be performed. Assistance is provided to Carpenters, and are performed under direct supervision of a Maintenance Carpenter or other skilled higher level building maintenance personnel. Performs related duties as required.

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES: (Illustrative only)

  • Assists with building construction, repair and remodeling, including but not limited to walls, ceilings, floors, doors, rooms and closets;
  • Assists with construction and repair of bookshelves, cabinets, windows, desks, tables and other furniture;
  • Assists with building and repair of form work and wood work on poured concrete bridges, retaining walls and headwalls;
  • Assists with repair of cabinets, desks, tables and other office equipment;
  • Assists with construction and repair of signs and billboards;
  • Assists with building and repairing sand boxes, tool boxes, barricades and guard rails;
  • Assists with repair of benches, signs, fences and gates;
  • Assists with repair of window glass and cords and repairs window frames;
  • May assist in tree trimming, planting and wood cutting;
  • May operate a motor vehicle with snow plow, sander and other attachments in the removal of snow and ice;
  • Performs a variety of related activities as required.

Typical Work Activities are intended only as illustrations of possible types of work that might be appropriately assigned to an incumbent of this title. Work activities that do not appear above are not excluded as appropriate work assignments, as long as they can be reasonably understood to be within the logical limits of the job.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS Working knowledge of the principles, practices, tools, terminology and accident precautions of the trade; ability to work from plans and specifications and to follow rough sketches; ability to follow oral and written instructions; ability to operate common wood working equipment; ability to rig and work from scaffolds; good motor and hand and eye coordination; manual dexterity.


Graduation from high school or possession of a comparable diploma and  three (3) years of full-time, progressively more responsible, paid experience in general building construction, or carpentry.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: Possession of a current valid New York State Driver License appropriate to the type of motor equipment being operated at time of appointment and throughout employment.


6/16; 9/20

Non-Competitive Class [PJC] - County Highway Dept

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Mission Statement

Our mission is to administer, in a fair and equitable manner, the provisions of New York State Civil Service Law and Putnam County Civil Service Rules with respect to the offices and employments in the classified service of Putnam County and the civil divisions therein, which include the towns, villages, school districts, libraries and special districts.

It is Putnam County Personnel Department’s responsibility to ensure Putnam County taxpayers of a public workforce qualified for their jobs pursuant to the principles of selection according to merit and fitness as set forth in Article 5, §6 of the New York State Constitution.

  • Paul Eldridge

    Personnel Officer

Putnam County Office Building

40 Gleneida Avenue
Carmel, New York 10512

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