MOWA Choctaw
Housing Authority

Job Description

Job Title:                  Temporary Lead Carpenter                 Department:                  Construction   
Reports to:                Executive Director &                             Construction Superintendent     Employment Status:     Full-time
 Classification:            Non-Exempt        Salary Range:                $24-$32/hr
 Supervisory Status:   N/A            Revision Date:               February 2023


The MOWA Choctaw Housing Authority (MCHA) is looking for a Lead Carpenter to engage in plumbing, electrical, general carpentry, and upkeep of general properties. This position requires at least three (3) years’ experience in general carpentry. The Lead Carpenter must be skilled in building construction practices and terminology, standard safety and health rules, including fire prevention, techniques used in the maintenance and repair of residential buildings and equipment, read schematics, prints or as-built drawings, and troubleshoot problems. Employment contingent on successful completion of a criminal background check, education, work history verification and drug screening test. Send resume to

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:  


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the Essential Duties and Responsibilities. Additionally, individual must meet the minimum standards as highlighted below:

Education and Experience:

Certificates and Licenses:

Supervisory Responsibilities:

The Lead Carpenter will report to and be supervised by the Executive Director, through the Construction Superintendent. The Lead Carpenter may have ad hoc supervision over other personnel, if assigned by the Executive Director.

 Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk and sit for long periods of time.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by people assigned to this work.  This is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities associated with it.  The MCHA reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet business and organizational needs.

NAHASDA activities are subject to Section 7(b) of the Indian Self-determination and Education Assistance Act (25 U.S.C. 450e(b)). PREFERENCE WILL BE GIVEN TO QUALIFIED NATIVE AMERICAN INDIANS. Proof of tribal citizenship is required to be deemed preference eligible.