State of Florida SAINT AUGUSTINE, FL
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January 29, 2023
State of Florida

Requisition No: 763503 

Agency: School for the Deaf & Blind


Position Number: 48008647 

Salary:  $31,901.22 - $34,901.22 

Posting Closing Date: 11/28/2022 

Job Advertisement

Carpenter – Position Number 48008647

Department – Safety & Facilities

Position Type – Career Service


The Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind Safety & Facilities Department has a full-time job opening for a Carpenter.


As a State of Florida Employer, full-time employment positions include:


Paid holidays and one personal day

Automatic enrollment into the Florida Retirement System

Earn 4 hours of annual leave and 4 hours of sick leave per pay period

Medical insurance coverage is $90 per pay period for family coverage; $25 per pay period for employee only

Low-cost supplemental benefit packages that include dental, vision, and much more

Summer camp driving opportunities

Professional development opportunities and ability to learn American Sign Language on campus at no cost

Tuition waiver program – earn up to 6 credit hours per semester at state universities


Take this opportunity to make a difference in a student’s life and become part of a great school. Apply today!


Salary Range

12 month position: $31,901.22 - $34,901.22 annually. This range is inclusive of verified experience and education.



Monday – Friday 7:00am to 3:30pm


Your Specific Responsibilities

The purpose of this position is to perform a wide variety of tasks associated with carpentry work and painting. Performs preventative maintenance inspections on campus buildings including doors, door hardware, wall coverings, ceilings, floors, structural roofs and windows, etc. Documents nature of repairs needed for issue of corrective work order and gives feedback on preventative measures.  Keeps accurate records of attendance and work orders. Construct, install and repair cabinets, doors, shelves, windows, acoustical ceilings, door hardware, locks, plaster ceilings, walls, roofs, sheetrock, concrete, ceramic floor and wall tile, toilet partitions, etc. Other related duties as assigned.


Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge and skills to safely use shop machines, power tools and hand tools;  Knowledge of carpentry techniques; Knowledge of safety precautions and procedures;  Ability and skill to safely lift various objects when necessary;  Ability to apply pressure to an object with the fingers and palm;  Ability to apply sealer, paints and varnish using brushes and rollers;  Ability to ascend or descend ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, and the like, using feet and legs and/or hands and arms;  Ability to follow safety procedures and directives;  Ability to follow written and oral instructions;  Ability to install acoustical ceiling. Ability to install, finish and repair sheetrock, plaster ceiling and walls; Ability to keep records. Ability to lift 50 pounds; Ability to operate pressure-cleaning equipment. Ability to perform building inspections;  Ability to place and finish concrete, brick, block, ceramic tile, carpet, vinyl floor tile, stair treads, etc;  Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments;  Ability to read and work from blue prints, drawings and schematics;  Ability to repair shingles, built-up, modified and tile roofs;  Ability to repair windows, replace glass and window screens;  Ability to stand for sustained periods of time;  Ability to work with minimum supervision. Ability to complete training and administer skills acquired in CPR and CPI.



Minimum Requirements:

Two years of experience in the maintenance and repair of buildings, plumbing or electrical or mechanical equipment; or

Vocational/technical training in mechanical repair or one of the building trades can substitute at the rate of 720 classroom hours


Sign Language Requirements

Applicants who are selected for hire will be encouraged to learn sign language.


Please note: The Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind provides education to acquire sign language skills.


About Our Organization and Mission

FSDB is a state public school available at no cost to eligible pre-K and K-12 students who are deaf/hard of hearing, blind/visually impaired or deafblind, including boarding and transportation services. FSDB is nationally recognized for its comprehensive educational services, designed for the unique communication and accessibility needs of students. FSDB also provides educational outreach programs for children ages 0-5 and their families. The FSDB experience provides students with the edge to do more, be more, and achieve more, fulfilling our vision of preparing them for a lifetime of success.


The mission of FSDB is to utilize all available talent, energy, and resources to provide free appropriate public education for eligible sensory impaired students of Florida. As a school of academic excellence, the school shall strive to provide students an opportunity to access education services in caring, safe, unique learning environment to prepare them to be literate, employable, and independent lifelong learners. The school shall provide outreach services that include collaboration with district school boards and shall encourage input from students, staff, parents, and the community. As a diverse organization, the school shall foster respect and understanding for each individual. (Section 1002.36, Florida Statutes)


How You Will Grow

FSDB provides staff members with opportunities to grow professionally, enhancing their ability to support students' growth. School- and state-required training and skills development is offered both online and in-person for academic and non-academic staff members.


Where You Will Work

The FSDB campus is situated in the Uptown area of historic St. Augustine, by the Intracoastal Waterway. St. Augustine, also known as the nation’s oldest city, has a rich heritage that makes the city and its surroundings a charming and distinctive place to live and to visit.


St. Augustine has its own unique character, with friendly local people at farmers markets, nearby beaches, entertainment venues, shopping areas, community events, restaurants, and more. The links below give insight into the city we love:


Florida’s Historic Coast

Visit Florida – St. Augustine

First Coast Relocation Guide

Historic Coast Culture

Florida, the Sunshine State, is known for warm climates, friendly residents, and exceptional outdoor and recreational opportunities. It offers a great quality of life with a reasonable cost of living without a state income tax. Florida continues to be a magnet for new residents each year.


An attached resume is not a substitute for the information required on the application. It is the responsibility of all applicants to keep their application current.


All members of the Florida Retirement System are required to contribute 3% of their salary on a pre-tax basis.




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The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE.  Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply.  Certain service members may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements.  Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code.  Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here.  All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement. 

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