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University of California Santa Cruz
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Santa Cruz, CA 95064
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Santa Cruz
Job ID: 31291


UC Vaccination Policy: With limited exceptions, COVID-19 vaccinations are required for Covered Individuals under the Policy. Covered Individuals include all employees, students, or trainees who physically access a University facility or program in connection with their employment, appointment, or education/training.

Covered Individuals do NOT include employees who work 100% remotely with NO expectation that they will physically access any University location or program at ANY time. If 100% remote work ends, the employee is subject to policy.


UC Santa Cruz staff jobs are posted until filled. Application materials submitted by 11:59 pm on the IRD will be routed to the hiring unit for consideration. NOTE: Materials submitted after the IRD will be forwarded only at the request of the hiring unit. Submit your materials before the IRD to ensure consideration by the hiring unit.

The IRD for this job is: 03-28-2022


UC Santa Cruz is a public university like no other in California, combining the experience of a small, liberal arts college with the depth and rigor of a major research university. It's known as an unconventional place where innovation and experimentation is part of the campus's DNA. That playful, bold spirit still thrives today, all on a campus renowned as among the most beautiful in the world.


Physical Planning, Development & Operations manages and oversees all University activities and services related to real estate, physical and environmental planning, design and construction, engineering, physical plant maintenance and operations, and the associated business services necessary to support these functions. The University's main campus is spread across more than 2,000 acres and includes over 500 buildings comprising more than 8 million square feet. The department includes an operating budgets of over $48 million, manages a capital project portfolio in excess of $350 million, and employs nearly 300 full time staff to carry forth the duties necessary for the campus' development and operation.

More information can be found here: https://ppc.ucsc.edu/ppdo/index.html


Under general supervision of the Physical Plant Building and Utility Services Carpenter Shop Superintendent, perform preventative maintenance, repairs, remodels, and new construction functions to campus buildings, equipment, and related facilities.


Salary Information: Salary Range: Step 1.0, $39.69/hourly. After successfully completing the 6 month probation period, the salary will increase to Step 2.0 $44.10/hourly per the K7 Union contract.

No. of Positions: 1

Benefits Level Eligibility: Full benefits

Schedule Information:
  • Full-time, Fixed
  • Percentage of Time: 100%, 40 Hours per Week
  • Days of the Week: Mon-Fri
  • Shift Includes: Day

Employee Classification: This is a Career appointment

Job End Date: None

Work Location: UC Santa Cruz Main Campus

Union Representation: K7 Santa Cruz Skilled Craft

Job Code Classification: 008110 CARPENTER

Travel: Up to 25% of the Time


60% Maintenance And Repairs
  • Work from a written schedule of preventative maintenance and work tasks to be performed. Inspect building interiors, exteriors, for deficiencies of systems, equipment, or deterioration of building elements. Recommend and or perform various maintenance, construction tasks on campus structures, including but not limited to patching of floors, walls and roofs and the ability to analyze building envelopes to determine possible water intrusion sources and repairs needed. Install, repair and/or replace doors, windows etc. in various wood frame, metal frame, masonry, buildings, enclosures, sheds, trailers etc. Repair and or replace broken hardware and fixtures in bath rooms not requiring a plumber. Experience repairing dry rot. Work with campus architects and inspectors, to coordinate carpenter shop work with outside contractors, vendors, and other campus trades, providing oversight and direction as needed. Ability to work safely on two or more story buildings with the assistance of scaffolding, ladders, boom-lifts, etc. Ability to safely use various products and chemicals necessary for construction and or repair, including but not limited to caulking, mastics, adhesives, sealants, epoxies and solvents etc. Ability to safely wear, and work using a half mask respirator for long periods of time.
  • Ability to analyze, fabricate and install protective devices to minimize earthquake damage and provide safety to personnel. Examples include securing bookshelves, cabinets, shelves, equipment racks, etc., in offices, labs and trailers
  • Perform safety inspections and routine maintenance on tools and equipment. Attend safety and training classes and perform job related tasks in a safe manner. Familiarity with and use of MSDS. Follow all product and university specific safety procedures when using tools and equipment. Good interpersonal skills with ability to interact effectively with diverse groups of faculty, staff and students. Help Physical Plant mechanics and supervisor maintain an inventory of shop materials, supplies and tools by informing them of specific needs.

20% Fabrication/Construction
  • Perform remodeling, and construction of walls, windows, doors, floors, decks and roofs pertaining to campus buildings and facilities. Work from blueprints and/or simple drawings. Knowledge of specifications of products from building plans. Perform rough carpentry construction of walls consisting of metal, wood, block, or cast cement; form, pour, and finish concrete; framing of windows and doors; installation of floor, deck, and ceiling joists; hang both metal and wood doors, sheet rock and/or other surface materials. Perform finish carpentry work of cabinets, hardwood flooring, moldings, and shelving. Repair and install suspended track ceiling systems. Use a combination of materials and methods suitable to each construction application, (rough or finish).

20% Wood Shop Mill Work
  • As necessary, perform millwork using power saws, planers, sanders, shapers, drill press, band saw, and other equipment using proper safety procedures. Inspect and make necessary repairs and adjustments to the shop's tools and equipment. Keep inventory of tools and equipment. Order parts and materials as required.
  • Drive University van or truck to various job locations on and off campus including hardware stores, suppliers, and lumberyards off campus.

  • Ability to read, write, follow oral and written instructions and perform basic mathematical computations required in the performance of skilled maintenance duties.
  • Four years, experience in commercial building construction, or commercial building maintenance, sheet rock application, door/window hanging, hardware installation, concrete forming/pouring, finishing, suspended track ceiling systems repair and/or replacement and wall and roof patching.
  • The ability to analyze building envelopes, determine possible water intrusion sources and repairs needed.
  • Experience in working in busy, occupied buildings, offices and labs without disturbing occupants.
  • The ability to direct others in repair work and oversee contractors and vendors assisting in repairs.
  • Knowledge and awareness of asbestos containing materials such as but not limited to drywall and VCT tiles and the willingness to be certified to remove and dispose of properly.
  • Experience in working with various products including but not limited to: caulking and roofing materials that may have some toxicity. Familiarity with and use of MSDS.
  • Perform finish carpentry work of cabinets, hardwood flooring, moldings and shelving, Knowledge of rough framing.
  • Knowledge of safety procedures to operate, under direction, power saws, planers, shapers, drill press, band saw, and other mill equipment.
  • Knowledge of, and strong skills in the use of various types hand and power tools used in the carpentry trade, such as but not limited to, sanders, planers, drills and power saws, etc.
  • Ability to drive a pickup truck or van.
  • Ability to learn Enterprise Asset Management System Software (FAMIS) work order tracking program, document daily work performed, UCSC electronic purchasing tools.

  • Experience working within federal, state and local building codes.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, fostering teamwork by maintaining a cooperative atmosphere and effective working relationships with a diverse population from various cultural backgrounds.
  • Ability to implement a customer service approach, with a commitment to high ethical standards.

  • The selected candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment criminal background check.
  • Must possess a valid license to drive in the State of California.
  • Ability to bend, stoop, reach and/or kneel while working in confined spaces such as attics, mechanical rooms, and under buildings. Able work on two or more story buildings, on scaffolding, and other boom lift equipment without a fear of heights. Ability to safely wear, and work in at least a half mask respirator for long periods of time.
  • Ability to move construction materials, i.e., sacks, lumber, paper rolls, timber, fasteners, equipment, etc., from one location to another. Access to locations may be by stairs, ladders or at ground level. The ability to move materials weighing up to 100 lbs. with or without accommodation.
  • Ability to work scheduled overtime.
  • Ability to occasionally work overtime with little or no advance notice.
  • Ability to respond to emergencies after hours as necessary.
  • Ability to work a variable schedule including evening or night shifts.
  • The University of California has implemented a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy covering all employees. To be compliant with the policy, covered employees must submit proof of vaccination or have an approved exception or deferral, eight (8) weeks from date of hire.
  • Per the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA), this position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter. The selected candidate will be required to report known or suspected child abuse or neglect as defined by CANRA and will be required to sign a Statement Acknowledging Requirement to Report Child Abuse prior to commencing employment. CANRA Penal Codes, and related definitions, requirements, and responsibilities may be obtained here.


All UCSC employees must understand and follow job safety procedures, attend required health and safety training, proactively promote safety at work, and promptly report actual and potential accidents and injuries.


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The University of California is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.

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To ensure review of application materials by the hiring unit, they must be submitted on or before the initial review date (IRD) via the Staff Employment Opportunities web site; https://jobs.ucsc.edu. A computer is available at the UC Santa Cruz Staff Human Resources Office located at Scotts Valley Center. The Scotts Valley Center is located at 100 Enterprise Way, Suite E100, Scotts Valley, CA 95066. To learn more or to request disability accommodations, call 831-459-2009. Hearing impaired are encouraged to use the California Relay Service at 800-735-2922. UC Santa Cruz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.jeid-92e800bf1457604caa961a606e0e073f

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