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Senior Carpenter (10998, Grade T04), The Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission (Prince George's County, MD)
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Contributed By: Tabatha Stith
Website: http://www.mncppc.org/jobs

Prince George's County, Department of Parks and Recreation, Natural and Historical Resources Division is seeking a dedicated and skilled individual to serve as a Senior Carpenter within the Historic Property Maintenance Unit (HPMU).  Our nationally recognized Parks and Recreation Department has a long history of stewardship of historic properties and a large inventory of active house museums, historic structures and landscapes, and historic assets.  Located just outside of the nation's capital, in Prince George's County, Maryland, the Department manages 46 historic properties including 14 properties listed in the National Register of Historic Places, 2 National Historic Landmarks, 35 properties designated as County Historic Sites, 7 properties subject to Maryland Historical Trust Easements, and more than 100 archaeological sites.
 
The applicant will work closely with the Division's Historic Asset and Project Coordinator and HPMU Manager on historic preservation projects which includes projects such as rebuilding and replication of historic windows, re-glazing window sashes, dismantling and reassembling and/or repairing and stabilizing old tenant houses, barns and out structures; installing windows, doors, siding, and flooring in historic structures. The applicant will need to effectively work and communicate with internal staff assisting with the project and managing the different historic structures. The applicant being sought must have strong field experience working directly as a carpenter on historic projects and understand the most up-to-date construction approaches being used on such structures.
 
Important Worker Characteristics:
 
Considerable knowledge of: (1) standard carpentry practices and methods; (2) knowledge and field experience working directly as a carpenter on historic projects and understand the necessary approaches and/or be able to learn the steps that must be taken to work on historic sites; (3) OSHA and MOSH, fire, and building codes; (4) Commission policies and procedures; *(5) hazardous materials.
 
Skill in operation of: (1) carpentry hand and power tools; (2) light construction equipment (e.g., skid loader, forklift, etc.); (3) motor vehicles; and (4) appropriate office equipment.
 
Ability to: (1) understand and apply principles to solve practical problems; (2) calculate fractions, decimals and percentages; (3) read and understand manuals, blueprints, sketches, and different colors; (6) lift up to 100 pounds; (7) acquire CPR and first aid certification;* and (8) work at heights.

Work Conditions:
Indoor/outdoor, exposure to varied weather conditions, confined spaces, heights, dirt, noise, dust, and fumes.  Must be available to work during emergencies.


Posted: January 13, 2017
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