Lead Carpenter, Maintenance Department

Primary duties include:

  • Performs carpentry work including: window and sliding door repair, replacement of locks, hanging of interior and exterior doors, repair/replacement of: base trim, cove, or millwork, bathroom or kitchen cabinets, and interior floor tile.

  • Performs wall repair, including repairs to wall coverings and preparation for paint or wallpaper.

  • Performs all painting duties with the ability to effectively use brush, roller, and spray-painting equipment in a manner that avoids excessive clean-up and delivers a quality finish free of defect.

  • Performs seal coating of parking areas and repainting of parking space lines.

  • Performs snow removal and de-icing at all Housing Authority properties on an as-needed basis.

  • Inspects vacated units to determine repair requirements, materials required, and estimated turnover time. Carpenter will take all necessary actions to make a unit ready for a new resident with the specified schedule.

  • Develops requisitions for maintenance materials and supplies so that adequate stock is on hand and identifies for the Working Foreman any special purchase needs or limitations

  • Qualifications and Experience: 

  • Ability to perform physical labor requires reaching full extension, bending at the waist and knees, and lifting at least 50 lbs. without assistance, and a sense of balance sufficient to stand on a ladder of at least 6 ft. for an extended period.

  • Ability to read blueprints, shop drawings, specifications, schematics, and technical documents.

  • Skill with a wide range of hand tools and power equipment such as drills (Ohm) meters, saws, threaders, wrenches, plumbing snakes, hammers, pliers, electrical, etc.

  • Ability to repair and maintain simple gas motors such as those on mowers and snowblowers.

  • Knowledge of State and local codes and HUD's Housing Quality Standards (HQS).

  • High School diploma or equivalent and Driver's License.

  • Vocational training in two or more of the work classifications listed in the Section on Essential Job Duties or four years of experience performing tasks identical to those in the Section on Essential Job Duties.

To apply:

Submit a resume OR a completed application form by email to jobs@brooklinehousing.org 

Application forms are available at the BHA website www.brooklinehousing.org, by email request to jobs@brookline-housing.org.

Deadline: October 1 at 4:00 p.m.  


BHA offers a competitive salary and strong benefits package, including state GIC health insurance and a defined-benefit pension.  This is a union position.

The BHA is an equal opportunity/affirmative action, Section 3 employer.  Females, LGBTQ individuals, minorities, veterans, Section 3 qualifying individuals, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

   BHA Graduate Fellow Program

The BHA offers part-time employment to currently enrolled or recently graduated students of graduate programs in urban planning, sustainable development, and other related programs who are interested in gaining experience in a highly functioning, small/medium sized local housing authority. Positions are offered on a rolling basis. For program details click here. Please send a resume and cover letter to: ed@brooklinehousingauthority.org.  

BHA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. BHA does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, religion or religious creed, disability, gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law.


Well-qualified Section 3 residents are strongly encouraged to apply for BHA employment opportunities.

Career Opportunities

(617) 277-2022

90 Longwood Ave #1, Brookline, MA 02446, USA