U.S. Army Central Carpenter in Afghanistan

U.S. Army Central
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Afghanistan
Work Schedule is Full Time - Term NTE 13 months

Opened Tuesday 10/18/2016 (3 day(s) ago)

** Closes Thursday 10/27/2016 (6 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.

About the Position:

Incumbent performs the full range of work involved in the planning and lay out of carpentry work based on work orders, sketches, and/or blueprints. They determine the materials and tools needed and utilize accepted trade methods and safety practices to construct, assemble and maintain a variety of wooden items, structures, office and shop furniture, containers, and interior and exterior structures/facilities.

This is a TERM position not to exceed 13 months.It may be extended in one year increments up to a maximum of four years. TERM positions cannot be made permanent without further competition.

  • Plans and completes projects from initial layout to final assembly or installation and selects the materials and/or supplies required to complete assigned work.
  • Works from complex instructions, drawings, sketches, blueprints and knowledge of construction methods, techniques, and building codes to complete projects.
  • Measures and cuts materials to required lengths and dimensions using skill in making intricate fittings and fabricating needed items.
  • Constructs repairs and/or remodels shop structures, portable buildings and other interior and exterior structures/facilities
  • Constructs, repairs and maintains a wide variety of wooden structures and items to include but not be limited to picture frames, hardwood plaques, work benches, doors, wooden dollies, platforms, and cabinets.
Travel Required
  • 25% or Greater
  • Up to 25% temporary duty (TDY) travel may be required.
Relocation Authorized
  • Yes
  • Selectee will receive benefits authorized in accordance with the Joint Travel Regulations.
Job Requirements
Key Requirements

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Screen Out Element:Ability to Do the Work of a Carpenter without More Than Normal Supervision - experience interpreting work orders, and/or sketches to plan the work to be completed; safely setting up, adjusting and operating various wood cutting machines, power tools and hand tools and applying knowledge of the characteristics, strength and machining properties of various woods and wood properties to determine what would be best suited for the work assigned; constructing and repairing shop structures, portable buildings, and interior and exterior structures and/or facilities; installing sheet rock and paneling to finish rooms; and cleaning and maintaining tools.

NOTE:Failure to meet the screen out element will result in an ineligible rating.

The following job elements should be possessed to be adequately qualified for this position:

  • Knowledge of Equipment Assembly, Installation, Repair, etc.
  • Technical Practices
  • Ability to Interpret Instructions, Specifications, etc.
  • Measurement and Layout
  • Ability to Use and Maintain Tools and Equipment
  • Knowledge of Materials

Physical Effort:

The incumbent performs work which requires considerable standing, stooping and bending. They may work on ladders, in stretched, cramped or awkward positions. Arm movement is considerable when nailing and using such tools as hand saws or planes. The work may occasionally require lifting and carrying items that weigh up to 35 pounds without assistance, and over 35 pounds with assistance from another worker or weight handling equipment. In this position, one may handle bulky or heavier items with the aid of a hoist or assistance from other workers.

Working Conditions:

Work is performed both inside and outside. Inside work is usually in buildings, adequately heated, lighted, and ventilated. Noise from hammers, saws and other power tools is frequent. There is dust, and sometimes dirt, when repairing structures and operating power tools. Injuries may occur in lifting heavy pieces of lumber or equipment; cuts and bruises in using hand tools and equipment; more serious injuries in operating power tools and falls from ladders. The incumbent is required to wear safety gear, e.g., ear devices, eye glasses, face mask, apron, etc., as working conditions may warrant. Work requires use of personal protective, equipment to include but not be limited to: half/full face respirators, air pack, dusk masks, safety glasses, and shoes appropriate to the work are and work performed. Discomfort may be experienced while wearing protective equipment.

Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted.

Other Requirements: Click here for expanded definitions.

  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
  • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
  • One year trial period may be required.
  • Direct Deposit of pay is required.
  • This position requires you to live and work in extremely austere conditions.
  • This position requires completion of 40 hours on-line computer based training and successful completion of residential deployment training at Camp Atterbury, Indiana or a similar training facility.

Conditions of Employment:

  • This position requires satisfactory completion of a medical examination prior to deployment and satisfactory completion of an annual physical may be required.
  • This position is designated Emergency Essential (E-E). Accordingly, the selectee will be required to sign a statement agreeing to the E-E condition of employment which states the employee will perform the duties and requirements of the position in the event of crisis situation or wartime.
Security Clearance


Additional Information
What To Expect Next

If you provided an email address, you will receive an email message acknowledging receipt of your application. Your application package will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position.

If you are determined to be ineligible or not qualified, your application will receive no further consideration.

The documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "incomplete application" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.


The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program.In addition to your take-home pay, your comprehensive compensation/benefits package will include most of the benefits described in the USAJOBS Resource Center.

Other Information
  • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
  • If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitantinformation sheet.
  • You may claim military spouse preference, see the information in the Military Spouse Preference Under Delegated Examining Procedures information sheet.
  • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
  • Selectees may be entitled to post differential (compensation for service in foreign areas where environmental conditions differ substantially from those in the continental US).
  • Selectees may be entitled to danger pay (compensation for service at designated posts where conditions threaten physical harm or imminent danger to US citizens).
  • Selectees may also receive additional foreign area benefits and benefits authorized in accordance with the Joint Travel Regulations.

Salary Range: $22.12 to $25.34 / Per Hour

Series & Grade: WG-4607-09/09

Promotion Potential: 09

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 453083800

Job Announcement Number: SCBK166048391816080D