Colorado State University Structural Trades II - Trim Carpenter / Cabinet Builder in Fort Collins, Colorado

Posting Detail Information

Working Title Structural Trades II - Trim Carpenter / Cabinet Builder

Classification Title Structural Trades II

Posting Number 201800225P

Position Type State Classified

Open Date 09/12/2018

Close Date 09/24/2018

Salary $3,628 - $3,991 monthly + FULL BENEFIT OFFERINGS

Full/Part Time Full-time

State Classified Hourly No

Overtime Eligible

Position Location Fort Collins, CO 80523

Description of Work Unit

Provide construction and remodel service to the various departments on campus to fulfill the mission of the university community.

Position Summary

The position will exist primarily to provide carpentry labor including design, estimating, fabrication, and installation of various types of cabinetry, countertops, lecterns, tables, mailboxes, shelving, chalkboards, bulletin boards, and other furnishings in order to comply with building standards. The position modifies, repairs, and rebuilds cabinetry parts and components to ensure a safe and functional environment.

Minimum Qualifications

Four years of experience performing trim carpentry in a commercial setting, which must have included work on cabinetry, countertops, shelving, etc.


Preferred Qualifications

The highly desired candidate will possess the following knowledge, skills, abilities, personal characteristics, and experience directly related and critical to this position:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of locksmithing and door hardware.

  • Extreme attention to detail with work product and tasks.

  • Demonstrated customer service skills.

  • Knowledge and ability to safely operate a variety of power tools.

  • Basic math skills.

  • Knowledge of industry products, materials, costs, etc. in order to maximize effective manufacturing and distribution of goods.

  • Interpersonal skills.

  • Team-focused with the ability to work independently.

  • Verbal and written communication skills.

  • Desire and ability to train/demonstrate tasks to apprentice level staff.

  • Ability to execute technical plans and/or blueprints to specification.

Essential Job Duties

Job Duty Category Carpentry Remodel


  • Provide advanced carpentry skills for wood trim, cabinets, countertops, doors, window sills, bulletin boards/screen frames, table shelves, mailboxes, partitions, and other miscellaneous furnishings for commercial and institutional construction and/or remodel projects.

Percentage Of Time 45%

Essential Job Duties

Job Duty Category Fabricate and/or Install Casework


  • Fabricate, finish, and install casework based on drawings.

  • Install factory built metal and wood casework as required for projects.

Percentage Of Time 25%

Essential Job Duties

Job Duty Category Set Metal Doorjambs, Hang Doors, and Hardware


  • Set hollow metal frames including hanging new and existing wood & metal doors.

  • Install associated hardware such as lock sets, closers, panic hardware, etc.

Percentage Of Time 10%

Essential Job Duties

Job Duty Category Framing


  • Layout and frame walls, soffits, and chases using metal studs and tract as required.

Percentage Of Time 5%

Essential Job Duties

Job Duty Category Drop Ceilings


  • Install and repair drop ceiling systems.

Percentage Of Time 5%

Essential Job Duties

Job Duty Category Wall Systems - FRP and Similar Products & Other Duties


  • Perform layout installation of products based on MFG specifications and project drawings.

  • Other duties as assigned

Percentage Of Time 10%

Application Details

Special Instructions to Applicants


  • Clearly document job duties you have performed that relate to minimum qualifications, preferred qualifications, and essential job duties in the Work Experience section on the application. Human Resources must be able to evaluate your experience based on this information.

  • Clearly outline dates of employment and hours worked per week for each employment experience listed in the Work Experience section of the Application so that Human Resources can calculate full-time work experience.

  • The APPLICATION is the only document that will be utilized to determine if minimum qualifications, as outlined in the job posting, have been met. The Application is considered to be the legal document on file; resumes will not be reviewed for minimum qualification requirements.


  • If an Application is considered “Incomplete”, the Application will be removed from consideration for the position.

  • An Application is incomplete if no current/ previous employment is included in the Work Experience section of the Application.

  • An Application is incomplete if “see resume” (or something similar) is noted, or previous employment does not contain job duties for every position in the Work Experience section of the Application.

  • Positions requiring a degree or if using education as a substitution for work experience (e.g.: Associate or Bachelor’s) transcripts are required in order to verify receipt of the required degree or coursework. If official or unofficial transcripts are not supplied at the time of application, the Application is incomplete.


  • When a resume is listed as a required document, it may be used in the comparative analysis/ evaluation process to determine the candidates that most closely meet the qualifications of the position. This process occurs after an application has passed the minimum qualifications screening.

  • Resumes will not be accepted in place of a completed application; however, some positions may still require a resume as a component for complete application materials.

**Please see the Required Documents section of the posting.


  • The selection process for State Classified positions may include an exam(s), which requires candidates to physically appear (at the CSU campus in Fort Collins, CO) at the candidates’ own expense.

  • All status updates for this position will be sent via email from In addition to your Inbox, remember to check the Deleted and Junk folders for these important communications.

  • Pertinent updates to your Application status can be obtained by logging into your application account at


  • Please check the Help link online at for assistance on your application or for answers to Frequently Asked Questions.

  • All other inquiries should be directed to the Colorado State University Human Resources Office (970) 491- MyHR(6947).

Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires), Pre-employment Physical, Valid Driver’s License, Shift Work, Special Requirements/Other - Assigned to an after hours call list for emergency response

EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

The Title IX Coordinator is the Executive Director of the Office of Support and Safety Assessment, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523 -2026, (970) 491-7407.

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Associate Vice President for Human Capital, Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

Employment and Appeal Rights

If you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for the position, you may protest the action by filing an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the date you receive notice of the elimination. Also, if you wish to challenge the selection and comparative analysis process, you may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the receipt of notice or knowledge of the action you are challenging.

Refer to Chapters 4 and 8 of the State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director’s Administrative Procedures, 4 CCR 801, for more information about the appeals process. The State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director’s Administrative Procedures are available at

A standard appeal form is available at: If you appeal, your appeal must be submitted in writing on the official appeal form, signed by you or your representative, and received at the following address within 10 days of your receipt of notice or knowledge of the action: Colorado State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director, Attn: Appeals Processing, 1525 Sherman Street, 4th Floor, Denver, CO 80203. Fax: 303-866-5038. Phone: 303-866-3300. The ten-day deadline and these appeal procedures also apply to all charges of discrimination.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  • Are you willing and able to submit to a pre-employment background check that may include, but is not limited to, criminal history, national sex offender search and motor vehicle history as a condition of hire?

  • Yes

  • No

  • Are you willing and able to submit to a pre-placement physical exam (Workwell) as a condition of hire?

  • Yes

  • No

  • Are you willing and able to maintain availability for shift work as needed?

  • Yes

  • No

  • Do you possess a current and valid driver's license?

  • Yes

  • No

  • Are you willing and able to be on-call, work shift work, flexible hours, and/or overtime as directed by your supervisor in order to meet the needs and timelines of construction and remodel projects?

  • Yes

  • No

  • Please describe your experience in fabricating and installing cabinets, countertops, and shelving. Include the work setting, job duties, methods, tools, and equipment used.

(Open Ended Question)

  • * Please provide a detailed description of a position or work assignment that required attention to detail, organization, and accuracy in order to result in a successful outcome. What was the outcome? What work habits or characteristics do you possess that contributed to the outcome?

(Open Ended Question)

  • * Please give an example of a time at work where you did NOT pay close attention to detail which resulted in a major problem/issue. Be sure to [1] describe the task/project, [2] what area(s) were overlooked that required close attention to detail, [3] the steps taken to fix the problem, and [4] what was the final outcome of the problem/issue.

(Open Ended Question)

  • * Please describe your experience with installing door jambs, hanging doors, and installing door hardware. Also, include the types of jambs and doors you have experience with and your experience with door hardware.

(Open Ended Question)

  • * Please describe your experience with laying out and framing walls, soffits, and chases on remodels and new construction. Include the guidance used, job duties, and, materials, tools, and equipment used.

(Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Resume

  • Cover Letter

  • List of Professional References

Optional Documents

  • Veteran DD214 Form (Member-4) (For State Classified searches ONLY)