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Finish Carpenter

Omaha Housing Authority

Omaha Housing Authority


Job title:
Finish Carpenter

Job level:

Job description:
Finish Carpenter

The Omaha Housing Authority:

The Omaha Housing Authority is a Non-Profit Government Agency based in Omaha. The OHA contracts with HUD to provide low and moderate-income individuals with safe and sanitary housing through rent subsidies and administers over 2700 public housing units and over 3700 Section 8 units.

Core Values:

We are Welcoming
We Actively Listen
We are Diverse, Inclusive & Equitable
We are Exceptional
We Practice Self Care
We Share Power
We Practice De-Escalation
We are a Team


The Omaha Housing Authority offers an exceptional benefits package for full-time employees that includes medical, dental, vision, and life insurance; retirement and 457 compensation; 12 days of vacation that begin on your date of hire; and 17 paid holidays, including your birthday, a floating holiday, and a self-care day. For information on Omaha Housing Authority, including more information on employee benefits and our company culture, visit our website at

Salary Range:

Hire Rate: $22.21

Job Function:

The Finish Carpenter will work with a team to modernize and renovate public housing. This position will perform standard construction which include rough carpentry, finish carpentry, trim work, siding, light concrete, etc. This position also requires an individual to train unskilled laborers.

Essential Functions:

Read and interpret blueprints and have a working knowledge of building codes and regulations.
Knowledge of methods, tools, and equipment used in carpentry and woods and their uses and adaptability.
Repairs and/or replaces plumbing fixtures, such as sinks, pipes, faucets, wax seals and water heaters.
Repair interior electrical systems including replacement of switches, outlets, wall plates, fuses, breakers, etc.
Repairs and/or replaces doors, windows, locks, floor tile, door and window frames, window and patio door screens, shelving, cabinets, counter tops, etc.
Repair interior and exterior structural damages (i.e., holes in walls, ceiling, damaged flooring, etc.).
Assist with sheetrock installation, minor painting, and plastering.
Prepare vacant renovations within the established guidelines and timeframe.
Responsible for ensuring work orders are completed timely and that the inventory used in completing the work orders is accounted for.
Complete maintenance items in development sites, high-rise towers and scattered-site OHA properties as identified in work orders as required.
Must be familiar with Uniform Physical Conditions Standards and ensure the property is maintained in accordance with those standards.
Maintain vehicle log when OHA vehicle is used.
Monitor maintenance and repair of the vehicle assigned to zone.
Refers as needed for pest control, plumbing, and electrical as necessary.
Safety practices must be followed at all times to prevent cuts from sharp metal, burns from soldering and welding falls from ladders and scaffolds, and damage to hearing from harmful noise.
Employees must wear work boots and OHA-issued uniforms.
Regular and predictable attendance required.

Additional Responsibilities:

Will provide training to other staff.
Recommending job improvements, alternative methods, etc. (problem solve)
Knowledge of job site safety rules and regulations (OSHA)
Other duties as assigned.


High school graduate (or equivalent) is preferred. Three (3) years of experience in carpentry or completion of a recognized carpentry apprenticeship.
Must possess and maintain a valid motor vehicle license and have a good driving record. Must be insurable under the OHA Auto Insurance Policy.
Ability to understand written or oral instructions. Ability to complete assignments with minimal supervision.
Basic knowledge of computers and smartphones, including the ability to complete work orders using the mobile maintenance system.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, consultants, contractors, HUD, local, state, federal officials; ability to communicate with people from a broad range of socio-economic backgrounds.

Working Conditions:

Work is performed indoors in a variety of settings or outdoors in normal weather conditions. It may be performed amid above-normal noise levels, near machinery with moving mechanical parts, near or with electrical currents, in high places or confined spaces, and in conditions such as high humidity, fumes, odors, and exposure to chemicals.


The employee routinely works from an upright standing position. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 100 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
Requires the ability to withstand physical activity including; bending, twisting, climbing, reaching, flexibility, mobility and standing for extended periods of time.

Equipment Operation:

(Any one position may not use all of the tools and equipment listed nor do the listed examples comprise all of the tools and equipment that may be used in positions allocated to this classification)

Telephone/Cell Phone/Smart Phone
Copier/Facsimile Machine
Specialized Equipment
Hand and Power Tools

OHA is Committed to Equal Opportunity:

Omaha Housing Authority is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristics protected by federal, state or local laws.

Positions available:

Posted on:
September 22, 2021