Occ. Code 7002700 



New York State Department of Civil Service

Classification Standard


Supervising Carpenters supervise carpenters and other workers engaged in the construction and repair of structures and other wood items. Incumbents are working supervisors and may perform any task in the carpenter trade. Such activities are covered in the Classification Standard for Carpenter, Occ. Code 7002000.

Supervising Carpenters are employed by a number of agencies with the greatest number of positions existing in the Department of Mental Hygiene and the Office of Parks and Recreation.


Characteristically a Supervising Carpenter is a working supervisor of a crew of ten or more subordinates including skilled, semiskilled and relatively unskilled positions in the carpentry trade, and occasionally other trades such as locksmith, painter, and mason. Incumbents assign staff to a project, plan and lay out work, provide instruction and assistance and inspect work.

Employees engaged in supervising other building and maintenance trades positions performing specialized activities are classified under a variety of titles such as Supervising Electrician, Supervising Plumber and Steamfitter, and Supervising Mason and Plasterer.

In State facilities in which the volume of work in a single trade is insufficient to warrant a specialized trade supervisor position, Maintenance Supervisors 1 supervise a minimum of ten positions in various trades at the skilled, semiskilled and relatively unskilled level performing building maintenance work.


Supervising Carpenter performs the activities and tasks listed in the classification standard for Carpenter, Occ. Code 7002000.

In addition, Supervising Carpenter supervises and plans the work for a subordinate maintenance crew of skilled, semiskilled and relatively unskilled employees.


Supervising Carpenter activities are characterized by frequent verbal communications in assigning work and giving instructions in supervising a subordinate maintenance crew. Verbal communications are also conducted with foremen in other trades working on a project. Written progress reports following a standard format are prepared periodically for the supervisor on the projects under way.

On occasion, the Supervising Carpenters may be expected to verbally communicate with administrators and others to explain the project in terms of what has to be done and when it will be completed. Written and verbal communications with the general public are not typical of this class.


Supervising Carpenters are supervised by higher level maintenance trades positions such as Maintenance Supervisors 2 or 3 who assign projects and provide blueprints, plans or verbal instructions. Generally work priorities are prescribed and detailed plans and drawings are provided. However, Supervising Carpenters frequently work from rough sketches or from verbal instructions.

Although the projects under the supervision of a Supervising Carpenter are inspected periodically by the supervisor, incumbents work with considerable independence as is characteristic of the trade.

Supervising Carpenters supervise a maintenance staff by assigning work, giving instructions and assistance, and observing and inspecting the project to insure that plans have been followed and schedules met.


Supervising Carpenters use the tools of the carpentry trade including hand tools, portable power tools, shop equipment and standard measuring instruments.



One year of experience. as a skilled journey-level carpenter subsequent to the completion of apprenticeship or equivalent training and experience.


NOTE: Trades positions other than Carpenter regularly assigned to a Supervising Carpenter for one year, possessing the knowledges and abilities required of Supervising Carpenter as listed under the Job Requirements in this standard, are also eligible for promotion to Supervising Carpenter.


Reviewed: 7/02 


NOTE: Classification Standards illustrate the nature, extent and scope of duties and responsibilities of the classes they describe. Standards cannot and do not include all of the work that might be appropriately performed by a class. The minimum qualifications above are those which were required for appointment at the time the Classification Standard was written. Please contact the Division of Staffing Services for current information on minimum qualification requirements for appointment or examination.