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Carpenter I

Fairfax County Government
Annandale, Virginia
$45,474.42 - $75,789.79 Annually
Closing date
Oct 7, 2023

Job Details

Job Announcement

Join the Park Authority and our nationally recognized team of professionals! The Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA) is seeking a Carpenter I t to be a part of one of the most highly regarded park systems in the country. With more than 25,000 acres of parkland, nine RECenters, eight golf courses, three lakefront parks, and more, FCPA is an exciting organization to be a part of and there are many opportunities for staff to make a difference at every level.

Assists the Carpenter II with the installation/repair of walls, doors, suspended ceilings, steps, thresholds, handrails, counter tops, install partitions. Repairs or replaces doors and associated hardware as well as inspecting/installing fire extinguishers, Knox boxes, shelves, blinds, shades, outdoor structures, as well as fitting and installing interior and exterior trim. Performs preventive maintenance on interior and exterior doors, fire doors, roof drains, gutters, and downspouts. Performs window installation and repairs. Assists the area sites with roof replacement and repairs of the dugout boxes. Maintains inventory of materials and equipment in vehicle.

Illustrative Duties

(The illustrative duties listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all- inclusive list. A complete list of position duties and unique physical requirements can be found in the position job description.)
  • Constructs and installs wall partitions, door openings, system furniture, suspended ceilings, etc.;
  • Repairs roofs, walls, floors, ceilings, steps, sidewalks, thresholds, handrails, counter tops, stall partitions, flag poles, etc.;
  • Repairs or replaces doors and associated hardware as well as inspecting/installing fire extinguishers and Know boxes;
  • Assembles, installs and repairs office furniture, shelves, blinds, shades, picnic tables, benches, outdoor equipment as well as fitting and installing interior and exterior trim;
  • Performs preventive maintenance on interior and exterior overhead doors, fire doors, roofs, roof drains, gutters and downspouts;
  • Operates service vehicle and maintains inventory of materials and equipment in vehicle;
  • May supervise Maintenance Trade Helpers.

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

(The knowledge, skills and abilities listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all- inclusive list.)
  • Basic knowledge of the standards, practices and equipment of the carpentry trade;
  • Basic knowledge of applicable state and national codes;
  • Knowledge of safety regulations and procedures as well as common hazards associated with carpentry;
  • Ability to follow written and oral instructions as well as drawings, specifications and
  • manufacturer’s manuals;
  • Ability to estimate time and materials needs;
  • Ability to maintain good interpersonal relationships;
  • Ability to train/instruct Maintenance Trade Helpers;
  • Ability to perform duties in inclement weather, climb ladders and scaffolds and routinely work in dark, hot, cold, damp environments in tiring, physically demanding positions for long periods of time with possible exposure to hazardous materials ie. asbestos.

Employment Standards

Any combination of education and experience equivalent to the following:
High school diploma or G.E.D. issued by a state department of education; and Completion of an acceptable apprentice-level training program. Four years of experience may be substituted for the apprentice-level training program.

Previous carpentry experience with historic structures.

Driver's license (required)

The appointee to the position will be required to complete a criminal background check and driving record check to the satisfaction of the employer.

Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview and may include exercise.

The population of Fairfax County is very diverse where 39.8% of residents speak a language other than English at home ( Spanish, Asian/Pacific Islander, Indo-European, and others ) and we encourage candidates bilingual in English and a foreign language to apply to this opportunity.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or military status in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. . EEO/AA/TTY.



Fairfax County, Virginia is a diverse and thriving urban county. As the most populous jurisdiction in both Virginia and the Washington metropolitan area, the County's population exceeds that of seven states. The median household income of Fairfax County is one of the highest in the nation and over half of its adult residents have four-year college degrees or more educational attainment. Fairfax County also is home to an extensive commercial office market and is a major employment center.

Fairfax County Government is a great place to work, with a variety of jobs in different fields, great benefits, and an enjoyable working environment. We serve nearly one million residents in one of the largest counties in the country. Our talented employees have established Fairfax County as a leader in nearly every facet of public service and have won national recognition as innovators in local government.The size of Fairfax County government and the diversity of services it provides to citizens allows opportunities for personal growth and development, without ever having to change employers. In addition to pay, Fairfax County Government provides an employee benefits package worth approximately 25% of your salary in additional compensation. This package of benefits consists of programs designed to protect you and your family during your employment with the county and into your retirement years.

Health Insurance
Dental Insurance
Group Term Life Insurance
Contributory Retirement Plan
Deferred Compensation
Flexible Spending Account Programs
Long Term Disability Insurance
Long Term Care Plan
Tuition Assistance Program
Employees' Child Care Center
Virginia College Savings Plans

Fairfax County's Application Process: Fairfax County uses an online application process called NEOGOV at nearly all positions.

Applicants who need assistance with the online application process are welcome to come to the Application Center at Fairfax County's HR Central where staff will be happy to work with you to establish an account and get your resume into the system. HR Central is located in the Government Center at 12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 270, Fairfax, VA, and is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Or call 703-222-5872 for more information.

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12000 Government Center Parkway
Suite 270

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