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.
EXAMPLES OF WORK:
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.
KNOWLEDGES AND ABILITIES
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
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
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
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:
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.