Carpenter - CL - Open Continuous

City of Portland | Portland, OR

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Posted Date 10/06/2022
Description



This recruitment will remain open for six (6) months. The next application review will consist of all applications received by 10/23/22 at 11:59PM.


The City of Portland is accepting applications for the position of Carpenter. Carpenters are responsible for planning, organizing and executing construction, maintenance and repair projects including estimating time, materials, and equipment and coordinating job activities with other crafts, trades personnel, equipment operators and assistants. These positions also review plans and specifications, and confers with engineers, design professionals and inspectors on suggested modifications. Individuals in this position are expected to work at heights and in confined spaces and are required to lift, up to 100 lbs.

This recruitment will identify qualified candidates for position(s) in Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R). Future vacancies, including Limited-Term, may be filled from this pool of qualified candidates for Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) and Portland Fire & Rescue.

Portland Parks & Recreation positions involve building, repairing and restoring wooden structures; cabinet making and design; architectural historic restoration; carpentry work related to furniture and fixtures; and preparation and installation of related elements, such as drywall, plaster, ceilings, concrete, stucco, flooring, glazing, masonry, roofing, sheet metal and plastic laminate.


If you have experience in carpentry work related to architectural restoration, equipment, furniture and fixtures, ceiling systems, masonry, sheet metal, and plastic laminate, please include this information in your resume and supplemental responses.

Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) is committed to the overall Citywide vision that race will have no detrimental effect on people of color, refugee, and immigrant communities in accessing our parks and natural areas, or from the benefit of our services. We recognize, understand, and encourage the celebration of the differences that surround us. Diversity and equity are vital to PP&R’s ideals and values. The City of Portland, Oregon is a growing and diverse city of 650,000 residents, nearly 20% of whom speak languages other than English at home. PP&R values a diverse workforce and seeks ways to promote equity and inclusion within the organization and with the public. PP&R encourages applications from candidates with knowledge, ability and experience working with a broad range of individuals and communities with diverse racial, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds. Although not required, PP&R encourages candidates that can fluently speak another language to include that information in their application materials. Multilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

PBOT positions involve safely performing rough carpentry in the field, including constructing/fabricating, and placing concrete forms, restoring wooden structures, and constructing fixtures. This position also requires performing a variety of other duties in maintaining the City's bridges, retaining walls, tunnels, overpasses, harbor walls, guardrails, stairways, and vaulted walkways. Other duties include but are not limited to: placing rebar, pour and finish concrete, replace roadway guardrail, set rigging and scaffolding, operate lifts, forklifts, and small cranes, clear work areas and city assets of vegetation, setting up traffic control, installation of masonry and block/rock, develop sketches of proposed repairs, and provide estimates for time, materials, and equipment required. This position is part of the PBOT emergency response team for events including water/flood management, snow/ice clearing, and earthquake inspection/repairs.

This classification is represented by the Portland City Laborers (PCL-LL483). To view this labor agreement, please go to https://www.portland.gov/bhr/employee-relations/labor-relations/labor-agreements and click on the appropriate link.


City of Portland Core Values:

Anti-racism | Communication | Collaboration | Equity | Transparency | Fiscal Responsibility

These values guide our actions as we serve the community and engage our workforce. To learn more about the City's core values, please click here.

Why work at the City of Portland?

The City of Portland workforce serves a population of over 650,000. We are culture- and solutions-driven, viewing every challenge as an opportunity to learn, improve, and share our expertise. We are committed to removing systemic barriers to resources, access, and opportunity. The City is a believer in all people and continues to actively recruit and retain diverse top talent every day. We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including but not limited to medical, dental, vision, basic life, short- and long-term disability coverage to eligible employees and their families. If you are open-minded, motivated, community-focused, and self-aware, please apply yourself at the City of Portland today.

The City of Portland also participates in the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System (PERS). For more information on the City of Portland's benefits please click here.

COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement
As of October 18, 2021, all City employees must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. This is required for all positions at the City of Portland. Proof of being fully vaccinated is required by date of hire. You may request an exception, for health or religious reasons, from getting the COVID-19 vaccine at the time a position is offered.


The City is offering an optional informational session for this recruitment. Please see the Optional Information Session section below for details and location.

Applicants must specifically address and demonstrate in their responses to the supplemental questions and résumé how their education, training and/or experience, meets each of the following minimum qualifications:


  1. Skill and experience in carpentry repair and construction of wooden structures, including preparation and installation of related elements: drywall, plasters, concrete, stucco, flooring, roofing, and masonry.
  2. Knowledge and experience applying the tools, materials, processes and techniques of carpentry and allied trades.
  3. Skill and experience applying measurements and arithmetic computations including multiplication, division, fractions, decimals, and conversions.
  4. Ability and experience communicating and working effectively with co-workers in a diverse workforce and respond appropriately to questions/concerns from other employees and the public.

Applicants must also possess:

  • A Carpentry Portfolio - See specific Instruction below in the Recruitment Process.(This phase will be reviewed as part of the selection process if your name is placed on the equally ranked eligible list.)
  • Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 per City/State mandate or have an approved exception by date of hire.
  • A valid state driver's license and acceptable driving record at time of hire.
  • Ability to pass the Physical Capabilities Test (see "Additional Information section of this job posting) after an offer of employment has been made and accepted.

The recruitment process will consist of the following phases:

Phase I: Supplemental Questionnaire

  • The online application process will include a pass / fail evaluation of a supplemental questionnaire.
    • Applicants must pass the supplemental questionnaire to participate in the training and experience evaluation.
Phase II: Evaluation of Training and Experience
  • Qualifying applicants passing the supplemental questionnaire will participate in an evaluation of their training and experience, as demonstrated in their responses to the supplemental questions and resume (See Application Instructions).

Candidates successfully passing the supplemental questionnaire review, and evaluation of training and experience, will be placed on an equally ranked eligible list. You have 14 days from the notice of the examination results to let us know if you disagree with your results. Please read the City of Portland Administrative Rule 3.01 for complete information. Additional evaluation may be required prior to establishment of the eligible list to complete and/or final selection.

Phase IV: Carpentry Portfolio Review - This phase will be reviewed as part of the selection process if your name is placed on the equally ranked eligible list.
  • Applicants who successfully pass Phase I, and II of the recruitment process will be placed on an equally ranked eligible list.
  • Applicants must submit a carpentry portfolio following the specific format:
    • This portfolio is designed to allow you to showcase specific skills you have as well as to discuss your learning process for acquiring new skills
    • Provide examples and details of specifics skills, techniques and experience you apply in your trade. Please provide as much information as you feel necessary to communicate a clear picture of your skill level, particular areas of expertise and experience.
    • You may add photographs or other relevant documents if you have them and you feel that they enhance your narrative, but they are not required.
    • Please Do NOT include letters of reference, evaluations or testimonials.
    • Number 1: Describe two (2) residential construction or remodel projects that you had a primary or important role in. Be detailed in explaining the carpentry work that you performed, noting aspects of the work that were interesting or challenging.
    • Number 2: Describe two (2) commercial or institutional construction or remodel projects that you had a primary or important role in. Be detailed in explaining the carpentry work that you performed, noting aspects of the work that were interesting or challenging. Discuss the skills developed, lessons learned and experience you gained from the projects.
    • Number 3: Describe a project that you had a primary or important role in where the work fell outside of your existing skillset. Provide examples of how you learned new skills and applied them.
    • You will attach your portfolio to your application separate from your resume. You can attach separate document for each numbered item in the portfolio, just clearly identify the item number in the name of the document.
  • The Portfolio will be reviewed in consideration of being invited to participate in the selection (Interview) process.
  • Phase IV will be scheduled within two weeks of notification of placement on the equally ranked eligible list..

Candidates successfully passing the supplemental questionnaire review, and evaluation of training and experience, will be placed on an equally ranked eligible list. You have 14 days from the notice of the examination results to let us know if you disagree with your results. Please read the City of Portland Administrative Rule 3.01 for complete information. Additional evaluation may be required prior to establishment of the eligible list to complete and/or final selection.


Recruitment Schedule:

  • Job Posting closes: 12/12/2022
  • Applications Reviewed Phase I & II: Periodically every three to four weeks
  • Eligible List / Notices Generated: week of 10/3/22
  • Portfolio Review: 1 to 2 weeks after eligible list and notices generated
  • Initial 1st Round of Interviews: August 2022
  • Initial 2nd Round of Interviews (if needed): August 2022
  • Initial Job Offer: Late August 2022
*Timeline is approximate and subject to change

Applicant Instructions

Applicants must submit responses to the supplemental questions, carpentry portfolio and a professional resume online, specifically focused on your qualifications for this position as identified in the "To Qualify" section of this announcement in accordance with the following Application Instructions:

Your résumé and responses to the supplemental questions will be the basis for our evaluation. Incomplete or inappropriate information may result in disqualification.

  • Your resume and responses to the supplemental questions should include details describing your education, training and/or experience, and where obtained which clearly reflects your qualifications for each of the numbered items in the "To Qualify" section of this announcement.
  • Your carpentry portfolio must include the following information:
    • Provide examples and details of specifics skills, techniques and experience you apply in your trade. Please provide as much information as you feel necessary to communicate a clear picture of your skill level, particular areas of expertise and experience.
    • You may add photographs or other relevant documents if you have them and you feel that they enhance your narrative, but they are not required.
    • Please Do NOT include letters of reference, evaluations or testimonials.
    • Number 1: Describe two(2) residential construction or remodel projects that you had a primary or important role in. Be detailed in explaining the carpentry work that you performed, noting aspects of the work that were interesting or challenging.
    • Number 2: Describe two(2) commercial or institutional construction or remodel projects that you had a primary or important role in. Be detailed in explaining the carpentry work that you performed, noting aspects of the work that were interesting or challenging. Discuss the skills developed, lessons learned and experience you gained from the projects.
    • Number 3: Describe a project that you had a primary or important role in where the work fell outside of your existing skillset. Provide examples of how you learned new skills and applied them.
    • This portfolio is designed to allow you to showcase specific skills you have as well as to discuss your learning process for acquiring new skills. You can include projects that you only performed a part in.
    • You will attach your portfolio to your application separate from your resume. You can attach separate document for each numbered item in the portfolio, just clearly identify the item number in the name of the document.
  • If you are requesting Veteran's Preference, as identified below, please describe in your resume and responses to the supplemental questions any transferable skills obtained during your military service and how they relate to each of the required minimum qualifications under the "To Qualify" section above.

All completed applications for this position must be submitted online no later than 11:59 pm, on the closing date of this recruitment. E-mailed and/or faxed applications will not be accepted.


Work Status: Non-citizen applicants must be authorized to work in the United States at the time of application.


Veterans' Preference: If you are requesting Veterans' Preference, attach a copy of your DD214/DD215 and/or Veterans Administration letter stating your disability to your profile, as well as checking the box identifying yourself as a Veteran. You must request Veterans' Preference AND include a copy of your documentation for each recruitment to which you apply. Veterans' Preference documentation must be submitted no later than 11:59 PM on the closing date of this recruitment.


ADA, Pregnancy, and Religious Accommodations: If you identify as a person with a disability, are pregnant or nursing, or observe a religious practice(s), and would like to request a reasonable accommodation when applying for this job, please contact the Recruiter below for assistance.


Equal Employment Opportunity: It is the policy of the City of Portland that no person shall be discriminated against based on race, religion, color, sex, marital status, family status, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or source of income. The City values diversity and encourages everyone who is interested in employment with the City to apply.


Language Pay Differential: City of Portland employees who speak one or more languages in addition to English, may be eligible to receive a “language pay differential.” This is compensation for qualifying multilingual City employees who use their language skills to assist the community. More about the language pay differential can be found here.


Did you know? The City of Portland offers How to Apply Classes that are free and review best practices for applying to the City. Follow the link for the most recent list of scheduled dates: https://www.portland.gov/bhr/events.


Questions?/Contact Information
Tamara Larison, Senior Recruiter

Bureau of Human Resources

Tamara.Larison@portlandoregon.gov

(503) 823-3523

OPTIONAL INFORMATION SESSION

To assist you in understanding this position and the recruitment process, we will offer an Optional Information Session that will provide you with details about the position and about the application process. You are not required to attend to apply for this job. You are welcome to join us for the optional session below:


Wednesday, July 6, 2022
3:30 PM PST


To view the recording for the information session, click here.

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Pre-Employment Physical Capacities Testing for

Non-Safety Sensitive Classifications

Test Components

Unless you are a current City of Portland employee in a position requiring a similar or more demanding Physical Capabilities Test (PCT), you will be required to participate in and pass the pre-placement Physical Capabilities Test (PCT) as part of the conditional job offer you may receive for this position. The PCT is administered by an independent occupational expert and will consist of performing tasks similar to those you would do on the job. You may review the knowledge, skills, abilities and working conditions for this job class by using the internet link: http://www.portlandonline.com . You should be prepared to do your best, use good body mechanics and be in good condition. While each job class will have its own tests, listed below are examples of tasks you may be asked to perform:

  • Crawl for 50 feet.
  • Pull a weighted sled for 20 feet.
  • Step up and down on an 11" platform for a 6-minute duration.
  • Shovel repetitively.
  • Climb a vertical ladder as high as 6 feet.
  • Turn a valve.
  • Walk on uneven terrain.
  • Hammering repetitively.
  • Carry a weighted crate (maximum distance is 50 feet); weight varies by job class.
  • Lift a weighted crate from the floor to as much as 40" high; weight varies by job class.
  • Detach, move and attach plastic forms from a full range of body positions, from lying on your back to reaching overhead.
  • Lift dumbbells repetitively (maximum 20 lbs. each) from knee height to overhead.
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Categories
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Position Type
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$31.93 - $35.70 Hourly
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