Title:  Carpenter


Requisition Id: 2724 

Salary: $43,176.00 - $53,880.00  

Salary Grade: S7 

Job Location:  Commission Headquarters (JEFFE1) 

Closing Date: December 29, 2023

Our Culture: The Missouri Department of Conservation supports a culture of trusted professionals that are dedicated to our mission, responsible stewards, and believe in One MDC. 

To learn more about the job, feel free to contact the hiring supervisor- Eric H Volmert at Eric.Volmert@mdc.mo.gov or at 573 5224115.  


Build and maintain infrastructure to ensure safe and well maintained public use areas.

Essential Job Duties

  • Maintain facilities and grounds infrastructure, including painting, carpentry and construction.
  • Troubleshoot and perform electrical, concrete, HVAC, and plumbing repairs.
  • Complete new construction projects by completing bids, assigning tasks and monitoring timesheets, progress, budgets, etc.
  • Address all other repair or maintenance issues.
  • Troubleshoot and operate all hand tools and power tools.
  • Procure materials for construction projects.
  • Order tools and other inventory supplies, as needed.
  • Communicate with internal and external parties regarding maintenance needs and project status, by phone, email and in-person discussions.

Ancillary Job Duties

  • Other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Three (3) years of experience in general carpentry and building construction work.
  • Must maintain a valid, current driver's license.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Mechanical, electrical, HVAC, plumbing and construction knowledge.
  • Ability to read construction drawings
  • Ability to perform semi-skilled and skilled work in building, electrical, plumbing and mechanical trades.
  • Ability to use office equipment, such as computer, calculator, camera, scanner and printer.
  • Ability to lay out projects from information shown on Department plans and specifications.
  • Ability to define a problem, analyze relevant information and develop solutions and plans to solve the problem.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work varying shifts and hours, as needed.
  • Ability to travel and stay overnight for multiple days.
  • Ability to make independent decisions.
  • Ability to enter data into Infrastructure and Project Management Programs.

Work Environment

  • Occasionally work in confined spaces, and in high places, requiring the use of lift devices.
  • Frequently exposed to vibration and loud noises associated with power tools requiring hearing protection.
  • Occasionally exposed to oils, chemicals and airborne particles which may require the use of a respirator and to electrical hazards requiring proper specific safety procedures.
  • Regularly work in outdoor environments where hot, cold, wet and/or humid conditions exist.

Physical Abilities

  • Move about grounds, both inside and outside of buildings.
  • Regularly operate tools and other machinery and relocate machinery to other areas.
  • Frequently ascends/descends a ladder whilst working.
  • Frequently communicate and exchange accurate information.
  • Clarity of vision, three-dimensional vision, precise hand-eye coordination, and the ability to identify and distinguish colors.
  • Frequently lift up to 75 pounds, correctly lift up to 100 pounds.
  • Concentrated attention is required at all times.
  • Regular attendance is a necessary and essential function.


This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive; an employee will also perform other reasonably related job responsibilities as assigned by immediate supervisor and other management as required.  The Missouri Department of Conservation reserves the right to revise or change job duties as the need arises.  This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.  Management reserves the right to change job descriptions, job duties, functions, and requirements.

Exemption Status/Special Notes

This position has been determined to be Nonexempt according to the Fair Labor Standards Act.  Employees must agree to accept compensatory time in lieu of cash payments in accordance with the Department's Compensatory Time Off and Overtime Policy. 

Salaried and hourly employees are expected to use a mobile device-cellular phone for Department business, as needed. 

MDC promotes a Tobacco-Free (smoke and smokeless) working environment.

The Department of Conservation will only hire United States citizens and aliens authorized to work in the United States.  All new employees will be required to complete an "Employment Eligibility Verification" (Form I-9) and produce requested documentation after employment.

Candidates seeking initial employment or re-employment must submit to a drug screen following offer of employment.

All persons employed with the state of Missouri shall file all state income tax forms and pay all state income taxes owed.

Nearest Major Market: Jefferson City
Nearest Secondary Market: Columbia Missouri