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Job Specification



  Under direction of a Crew Supervisor, applies paint, and other 
  coating materials to various surfaces from ground level and/or 
  scaffolds, platforms, and ladders at various heights, using brushes, 
  rollers, and spray guns; follows accepted methods and uses proper 
  materials and/or tools to prepare various surfaces for painting; cares 
  for and cleans standard painting tools; does related work as required.

  NOTE:  The definition and examples of work for this title are for
  illustrative purposes only.  A particular position using this title may
  not perform all duties listed in this job specification.  Conversely, 
  all duties performed on the job may not be listed.

  NOTE:  Although not specifically outlined in the following list of tasks, 
  certain jurisdictions occasionally require painters to measure, cut, 
  and install panes of glass to replace broken windows and/or hang 
  wallpaper.  Those not specifically outlined in the following list of tasks, 
  may be considered as related work, but it is not normally required that 
  candidates possess the skills, knowledges, and abilities to perform them 
  upon entering the position. 


  May work alone or as a member of a team, on both indoor and outdoor 

  Prepares surfaces utilizing various methods which may include sandpaper, 
  wire brushes, or steel wool, and removes loose and old paint from surfaces
  using paint remover, scrapes, or wire brushes to properly coat, cover and 
  adhere to the surface.

  Fills nail holes, cracks, and joints with putty, spackle, or other fillers to 
  make a suitable surface for the finish coat.

  Uses premixed paints or prepares paints to match specific colors by 
  mixing required portions of tints and colorants to obtain proper colors, 
  hues, and shades.

  Thins, stirs, and mixes paint to obtain proper consistency.

  Applies paint or other coating materials to various surfaces with
  brushes, rollers, and spray guns, and observes that the paint finish
  meets surface protection requirements.

  Applies various coating materials such as varnish, stain, shellac,
  lacquer or enamel using brushes and/or other related tools, 
  methods and techniques to refinish cabinets, desks, chairs, or 
  doors, or to decorate and protect interior or exterior surface, trim, 
  and fixtures of buildings, and other structures.

  Paints various surfaces including cramped and hard to reach
  places, from ladders scaffolds, and platforms at varied heights, 
  using brushes, rollers, or spray guns.

  Erects various types of scaffolding such as prefabricated metal or
  aluminum, wooden and/or swing stages (suspended by ropes or
  cables attached to roof hooks or outriggers), "A" ladders, window 
  jacks, or ladder jacks, or ladder jacks by following standard methods 
  to paint tall buildings and structures.

  Receives oral and written work orders outlining the work to be done 
  and methods to be used to accomplish the job according to specifications.

  Cleans and cares for  brushes, rollers, and other equipment using 
  water, turpentine, paint thinner, or other cleaning materials.

  In the Department of Corrections and the Juvenile Justice Commission, 
  may be required to act as Team Leader and provide appropriate on-site 
  work assignments to a group of assigned inmates/residents.

  Will be required to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or 
  manual recording and information systems used by the agency, office, 
  or related units.


  Three (3) years of experience in work involving the painting
  and repainting of the interior and exterior of buildings and

  NOTE: Applicants not having the above experience may meet 
  the requirements if they have the following:

  Successful completion of an apprentice painting program
  approved by the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of
  Apprenticeship and Training.

  Appointee will be required to possess a driver's license valid in 
  New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than employee
  mobility, is necessary to perform the essential duties of the position.


  Knowledge of the procedures used in preparing surfaces for

  Knowledge of standard tools, materials, methods, occupational
  hazards, and safety precautions involved in general painting work.

  Knowledge of the methods involved in the thinning, mixing, and 
  matching paint.

  Knowledge of the procedures involved in staining, vanishing, and
  refinishing cabinets, desks, chairs and other woodwork.

  Knowledge of the procedures involved in the cleaning and use of
  standard painting tools.

  Ability to understand, remember, and carry out verbal or written orders 
  and assignments.

  Ability to putty, spackle, and fill holes and cracks where needed.

  Ability to work from various elevations.

  Ability to rig scaffolding at various elevations.

  Ability to use the brush, roller, or spray method for application of 

  Ability to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual 
  recording and information systems used by the agency, office, or
  related units.

  Ability to read, write, speak, understand, or communicate in English 
  sufficiently to perform the duties of this position.  American Sign 
  Language or Braille may also be considered as acceptable forms of

  Persons with mental or physical disabilities are eligible as long 
  as they can perform essential functions of the job with or without 
  reasonable accommodation.  If the accommodation cannot be 
  made because it would cause the employer undue hardship, 
  such persons may not be eligible.

This job specification is applicable to the following title code(s) which
are different work week or work month and/or variants of the job class title:
Local or
Class of

This job specification is for state government use only.
Salary range is only applicable to state government.
Local salaries are established by individual local jurisdictions.