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About the Role

The Presidio Trust is seeking a Carpenter who will support the Building Maintenance Department. Once an Army Base, the Presidio of San Francisco is now a new kind of national park. The 1,500-acre Presidio is richly layered in history, is a natural oasis for wildlife, plants, and people, and offers iconic views known around the world. In its third decade as a park, public awareness and enjoyment of this exceptional place continues grow.

The Carpenter constructs, erects, installs, and repairs structures and fixtures while conforming to local building codes. Uses a wide variety of wood working machines and tools to assemble items with a variety of joining techniques. Interprets drawings, blueprints, and specifications in order to determine layout, work sequences, types of lumber or special related materials, plans and carries out projects from initial layout to completion in a safe, compliant and environmentally conscientious manner.

Our ideal candidate is a team player with excellent communication skills, strong computer skills, and the ability to assess and problem solve.

This is a full-time position with benefits and a starting at $44.45 per hour, based in the SF Bay Area. This position is included in a bargaining unit, specifically The Laborer’s International Union of North America, Local 792, United Public Employees of California. Applications received by June 24, 2024 will receive first consideration.

Submit Your Application

Acrobat Reader 7 is required to a​ccess and fill out the application. Visit the Adobe website to obtain the free Acrobat Reader 7 program. You can also obtain an application by contacting the Presidio Trust Human Resources Department.​​


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  • Study blueprints, sketches, or building plans for information pertaining to type of material required, such as lumber or fiberboard, and dimensions of structure or fixture to be fabricated.
  • Select specified type of lumber or other materials and prepare layout and erect scaffolding and ladders for assembling structures above ground level.
  • Shape materials to prescribed measurements. Assemble cut and shaped materials and fastens them together with nails, dowel pins, or glue
  • Verify trueness of structure with plumb bob and carpenter’s level.
  • Erect framework for structures and lays subflooring.
  • Cover subfloor with building paper to keep out moisture and lays hardwood, parquet, and wood‐strip‐block floors by nailing floors to subfloor or cementing them to mastic or asphalt base.
  • Apply shock‐absorbing, sound‐deadening, decorative paneling to ceilings and walls.
  • Fit and install prefabricated window frames, doors, doorframes, weather stripping, interior and exterior trim, and finish hardware, such as locks, letter drops, and kick plates.
  • Construct forms and chutes for pouring concrete.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Associate degree (A. A.) or equivalent from two‐year college or technical school; or Six (6) months to one (1) year related experience and/or training; or Equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Skilled in setting up and operating the full range of industrial woodworking and related machinery such as routers, band and scroll saws, and drill presses;
  • Skilled in operating and using power and hand tools and other woodworking equipment such as portable drills, clippers, joiners, shavers, tenoners, sanders, power activated nailers, combustion type saws, screw fasteners, and table saws.
  • Ability to use advanced shop mathematics to plan, compute and lay out projects, including the ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals, and the ability to compute ratios and percentages.
  • Ability to independently evaluate problems and determine how or what repairs to make and the type and grade of wood or wood substitute materials and type of tools to use.
  • Ability to accomplish all phases of work independently including work requiring close tolerances, precise fit, and finished appearance.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form
  • Skilled in performing routine maintenance on equipment
  • Other duties as assigned.

Desired Qualifications

  • A passion for the mission and values of the Presidio Trust.

About the Department

The Presidio is an extraordinary place to work for the thousands of employees of approximately 100 businesses who lease commercial space in the park. More than 3.5 million square feet of non- residential space is located throughout the park. Approximately 3,000 people reside in 2 million square feet of residential apartments, multiplexes, or single-family homes in one of the 21 distinct Presidio neighborhoods, which are located near forest groves, trails, waterfront paths, a golf course and two beaches. Two-thirds of the buildings are historic, representing a variety of architectural styles, spanning the periods of Spanish rule, the Civil War, World War I & II, through the 20th Century, to present day. The Presidio Trust Building Maintenance Department ensures that these beautiful, historic buildings are renovated and maintained for contemporary uses, while preserving their unique characteristics for our tenants, residents, employees, and visitors.

Background Check and Review

The Presidio Trust has identified this position as subject to an employment background check which shall consist of a review of applicable county, state and Federal criminal and civil records, state bankruptcy indexes, driver’s license. An individual’s granting of a background investigation and resulting report is voluntary. However, employment in this sensitive position is contingent upon the successful completion of an employment background check. The Presidio Trust may refuse to hire an individual, may rescind an offer of employment to an individual, or may review and terminate the employment of a current employee not successfully completing the background check.


The Presidio Trust is an equal opportunity employer, offering a competitive benefits package. To apply, download the employment application from our website at and submit your application to our email address listed on our website.

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Montgomery Street Barracks. Photo by Dan Friedman.