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Mineral County Schools 36 Baker Place, Keyser, WV 26726            Phone: 304-788-4200            Fax: 304-788-4204







POSITION:                                 CARPENTER


IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR(S): Director of Support Services/Assistant Director of Support Services




EMPLOYMENT TERM:             Minimum 200 days annually, pursuant to WV Code §18A-4-8; extended employment terms may be established by the Mineral County Board of Education.


SALARY:                                    Pursuant to WV Code §18A-4-8a, in accordance with Mineral County Salary Scale, Pay Grade E (Carpenter I) or F (Carpenter II), commensurate with experience and education level.


EVALUATION:                          Performance in this position will be evaluated annually by the Director of Support Services or the Assistant Director of Support Services and in accordance with WV State Code §18A-2-12, WV State Board Policy 5314 and Mineral County Board of Education Evaluation Policy. 


JOB SUMMARY:                       The carpenter helps to maintain all aspects of the building structures in the county’s physical facilities in a condition of operating excellence so that all educational use of it may be made at all times while insuring compliance with State and County building codes.


PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:  Additional duties may be assigned.

  • Demonstrates appropriate safety, hygiene and health standards;
  • Demonstrates safety of work area;
  • Adheres to schedules; demonstrates punctuality;
  • Willing to be called out in emergency situations;
  • Demonstrates flexibility and adjusts to change;
  • Performs duties in full compliance with state and county requirements;
  • Maintains regular attendance
  • Assumes primary responsibility for the safe condition of flooring, door frames, window frames, staircases, stair treads, wall paneling, hardware, and similar structural elements in the facilities owned and/or operated by the county;
  • Determines which repair jobs may be performed by carpenters, and which must be performed by outside contractors, and advises the Assistant Director and Director of Support Services accordingly;
  • Is responsible for all carpentry work performed by county personnel;
  • Is responsible for the formation of concrete forms, and similar nonstructural projects attendant upon repairs and construction;
  • Is responsible for the proper use and care of hand tools (such as hammers, saws, chisels, planes), equipment (power saws, drills, rivet guns), hardware (nails, screws, glue), and materials (lumber acoustical tiles);
  • Recommends supplies and equipment for purchase, and maintains the inventory of county-owned hand tools, equipment, hardware, materials and supplies;
  • Estimates costs of carpentry repair projects in terms of labor, materials, and overhead;
  • Examines county-owned facilities on a regular basis for purposes of preventive maintenance;
  • Is responsible for the maintenance and repair of playground equipment;
  • Has the duty to perform tasks at or below classification when instructed to do so by the immediate supervisor;
  • Complies with County Policies;
  • Uses climbing equipment;
  • Prepares surfaces for finishing and painting;
  • Finishes surfaces;
  • Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective function of the work unit including, but not limited to, mowing, snow removal, and moving various items/equipment;
  • Adheres to Employee Code of Conduct as outlined in Mineral County School’s Policy 4210; and
  • Performs duties as assigned by immediate supervisor(s).


  • High School diploma or equivalent, pursuant to WV Code §18A-2-5;
  • Meet the definition of “Qualifications" in WV Code §18A-4-8b;
  • Demonstrated competency, pursuant to WV Code §18A-4-8e (state-approved competency test), as required; and
  • Criminal background check conducted pursuant to WV Code §18-5-15c and/or §18A-3-10, as appropriate.

‘Carpenter I’ means a person classified as a carpenter’s helper. ‘Carpenter II’ means a person employed as a journeyman carpenter. (Pursuant to WV Code §18A-4-9)

  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from administrators, staff and the general public;
  • Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations consistent with the duties and the position;
  • Ability to interface effectively with other departments, school personnel, other maintenance staff and business contacts from outside the county;
  • Ability to pass written and physical tests that are directly related to the position;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, staff and community;
  • Ability to perform duties in full compliance with all county requirements and the Board of Education policies;
  • Ability to read and comply with labels and safety warnings on cleaning agents and hazardous materials;
  • Ability to perform strenuous physical activity related to carpentry;
  • Ability to work under minimal or no supervision; be an effective self-starter;
  • Ability to understand and follow both written and oral directions;
  • Complete necessary training and in-service as required by the county;
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists consistent with the duties of this position; and
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


The employee shall remain free of any alcohol or non-prescribed drugs while in the workplace. Alcohol and controlled substance which affects employee productivity, safety or judgment in the workplace will not be tolerated.



The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stoop, reach overhead and shoulder height, stand, walk, lift, grasp, write, talk, hear, see, use interior and exterior rear view mirrors, and use repetitive motions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may frequently lift and/or move at least 100 pounds without assistance. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision such as to read handwritten or typed material, the ability to adjust focus. The position requires the individual to meet multiple demands from several people and interact with the public and other staff members.



The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The work environment includes indoor as well as outdoor settings and can range in temperature from below freezing to 90°F. The work surface can include unfinished crawl spaces and attics as well as roof tops, walk-in freezers, and concrete floors of pads. The noise level in the work environment is moderate to loud (60-90 dB).



The information contained in the job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and is not an exhaustive list of duties performed by this position. Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned by the Superintendent or his/her designee.


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MINERAL COUNTY SCHOOLS: 36 Baker Place, Keyser, WV. 26726      |      Phone: 304-788-4200      |      Fax: 304-788-4204
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