Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
28 Jul 2017
End of advertisement period
25 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Description of Work Unit

Trades Maintenance Services supports Facilities Management, Administration Services, and Colorado State University Strategic Plans to create and maintain an aesthetically pleasing and functional environment that meets or exceeds the University’s needs for instruction, research and outreach.

Within the limits of its allocated resources, Trades Maintenance Services (quality trades and maintenance services) supports structural, mechanical, electrical and small construction project management.

The Carpenter Shop ensures that the cosmetic and structural components of the academic and administrative buildings are repaired and maintained to provide a safe and functional environment. This is accomplished by modifying, repairing, fabricating, installing, and constructing to comply with applicable codes and CSU building construction standards (BCSM).

Position Summary

The Carpenter (Structural Trades II) provides maintenance, repair, fabrication and installation services to structural and cosmetic systems and components, which in part include: ceiling, walls, doors, roofs, glass, cabinets, carpet and hard surface flooring concrete, and masonry.

The Carpenter supports the in-house construction process in these areas by performing print review, construction code review, and BCSM oversight visits at job sites.

Minimum Qualifications

To be considered for this position, applicants must have:

  • Four full-time years (48 months) of progressively responsible experience doing hands-on carpentry, building construction, or remodel.

Preferred Qualifications

The excellent candidate will have the ability to:

  • Analyze processes for process improvement
  • Mentor lower level apprentice employees
  • Select the most effective repair methods and materials to accomplish work duties
  • Prioritize tasks, workload, and schedule
  • Balance budgetary responsibilities and customer needs
  • Display a high level of attention to detail
  • Provide exemplary customer service
  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal, problem solving, and verbal communication skills

Essential Job Duties

Job Duty Category Ceilings, Floors, and Doors Duty/Responsibility

Replaces and installs grid ceilings and panels; vinyl composition and wood floors; wood and metal doors; garage doors; window screens; cabinets; counter tops; ceramic tile; wood and rubber base; shelves; chalk, marker and bulletin boards; and sound proofing-insulation and wall coverings.

Percentage Of Time 40 Job Duty Category Structural Components Duty/Responsibility

Repairs structural components which include: sheet rock and plaster walls; grid and plaster ceilings; rubber, wood and metal stair treads; tables and desks; metal and wood bleachers; masonry and concrete structures; commercial roof systems.

Percentage Of Time 35 Job Duty Category Cost and Time Estimates Duty/Responsibility

Estimates time and material to determine cost of services according to customer needs and CSU building standards; works with outside vendors to provide services not in the scope of this position’s daily duties.

Percentage Of Time 10 Job Duty Category Purchasing Duty/Responsibility

Ensures completion of work tasks in a timely manner; acquires parts, materials and supplies from warehouse; and orders tools and parts from vendor.

Percentage Of Time 5 Job Duty Category Structural Component Appraisal and Prioritization Duty/Responsibility

Evaluates, analyzes, and appraises conditions of structural components in order to determine appropriate repairs and replacement; frequency and methods; with an emphasis on classrooms; and prioritizes and schedules work.

Percentage Of Time 5 Job Duty Category Other Duty/Responsibility

Other duties as assigned.

Percentage Of Time 5

Application Details

Special Instructions to Applicants


  • Clearly document job duties you have performed that relate to minimum qualifications, preferred qualifications, and essential job duties in the Work Experience section on the application. Human Resources must be able to evaluate your experience based on this information.
  • Clearly outline dates of employment and hours worked per week for each employment experience listed in the Work Experience section of the Application so that Human Resources can calculate full-time work experience.
  • The APPLICATION is the only document that will be utilized to determine if minimum qualifications, as outlined in the job posting, have been met. The Application is considered to be the legal document on file; resumes will not be reviewed for minimum qualification requirements.


  • If an Application is considered “Incomplete”, the Application will be removed from consideration for the position.
    • An Application is incomplete if no current/ previous employment is included in the Work Experience section of the Application.
    • An Application is incomplete if “see resume” (or something similar) is noted, or previous employment does not contain job duties for every position in the Work Experience section of the Application.
    • Positions requiring a degree or if using education as a substitution for work experience (eg: Associate or Bachelor’s) transcripts are required in order to verify receipt of the required degree or coursework. If official or unofficial transcripts are not supplied at the time of application, the Application is incomplete.


  • When a resume is listed as a required document, it may be used in the comparative analysis/ evaluation process to determine the candidates that most closely meet the qualifications of the position. This process occurs after an application has passed the minimum qualifications screening.
  • Resumes will not be accepted in place of a completed application; however, some positions may still require a resume as a component for complete application materials.
    **Please see the Required Documents section of the posting.


  • The selection process for State Classified positions may include an exam(s), which requires candidates to physically appear (at the CSU campus in Fort Collins, CO) at the candidates’ own expense.
  • All status updates for this position will be sent via email from In addition to your Inbox, remember to check the Deleted and Junk folders for these important communications.
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Conditions of Employment

Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires), Pre-employment Physical - Must be able to lift/carry at least 100 lbs; push/pull up to 50 lbs; perform sustained work at shoulder height in front; and bend, kneel, and squat repetitively throughout the work shift., Valid Driver’s License - Regular, Shift Work - The ability to work various shifts in order to meet client needs and schedules., On-call Status - Willing and able to work in an on-call status with the ability to report to work within one hour of the request., Essential Services Designation

EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.