Class specifications are intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties performed by employees in the class. Specifications are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job.
Under general supervision, performs a variety of skilled painting duties for City buildings, facilities and furnishings; mixes and applies paints or other surface coatings; performs all duties in a safe and effective manner, ensuring a safe work environment for self and others; maintains and properly disposes of flammable and hazardous paints and materials; and performs general preventive maintenance.
The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.
- Prepares interior and exterior surfaces for painting by scraping, brushing, scrubbing, washing, patching and priming; applies primer, undercoats and finish coats; finishes interior and exterior surfaces with proper interior and exterior water and oil-based paints; refinishes or repaints wood, metal furniture or other equipment.
- Uses brush, roller or spray gun to apply a variety of surface coverings such as paint, varnish, shellac, enamel and lacquer; maintains, cleans and repairs a variety of painting tools, brushes, machinery and other equipment.
- Performs drywall installation and repairs damaged drywall; measures and cuts drywall according to established specifications and building codes; finishes joints with proper compounds and tape; sands surfaces in preparation for texturing and painting.
- Performs repairs on damaged stucco using proper cements and color coats; ensures replacement stucco matches existing stucco and texture.
- Repairs damaged, broken or missing tile; replaces with new tile, granite or marble surfaces and proper cements and grouts.
- Inspects work site for any safety hazards or obstacles; ensures adherence to safe work practices and procedures; cleans work area and protects other surfaces from spattered or sprayed paint.
- Maintains storage and inventory of supplies and equipment according to safe practices; properly disposes of hazardous materials according to established safety procedures.
- Estimates time, materials, labor and equipment required for jobs assigned; prepares and maintains records of materials used and work orders completed.
- May provide direction to assigned staff.
- Performs related duties as required.
The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties.
- Methods and techniques of painting.
- Methods, equipment and tools used in painting interior and exterior walls, equipment and furniture.
- Methods and techniques of airless spray gun usage.
- Methods and techniques of surface preparation and painting.
- Principles and procedures of record keeping.
- Proper storage and maintenance of painting supplies and equipment.
- Occupational hazards and standard safety practices.
- Pertinent federal, state, and local codes, laws, and regulations governing use and disposal of hazardous materials.
- Perform skilled work in paint and finish work.
- Prepare a variety of surfaces for painting or other surface covering.
- Perform drywall and stucco installation.
- Use and care for tools and equipment used in painting.
- Maintain storage and inventory of supplies and equipment.
- Estimate time, materials, and equipment for required jobs.
- Ensure adherence to safe work practices and procedures.
- Properly dispose of paint and other hazardous materials.
- Maintain time and materials records.
- Work independently with little direction.
- Understand and follow oral and written instructions.
- Demonstrate an awareness and appreciation of the cultural diversity of the community.
- Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Education and Experience Guidelines - Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Education/Training: Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade. Additional specialized training in painting or a related field is desirable.
Experience: Three years of responsible journey level painting experience.
License or Certificate - Possession of a valid Class “C” California driver’s license. Designated positions may require a Class “A” or Class “B” unrestricted commercial driver’s license within six months of employment with the City. A Commercial driver’s license with a tank endorsement may be required of some positions.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT
The conditions herein 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 job functions.
Environment: Work is performed in both indoor and outdoor field environments; travel from site to site; work at heights on scaffolding and ladders; exposure to noise, dust, grease, smoke, fumes, noxious odors, gases, and all types of weather and temperature conditions; work and/or walk on various types of surfaces including slippery or uneven surfaces and rough terrain. Work environment is informal, team-oriented, having both routine and variable tasks with variable pace and pressure.
Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to walk and stand for prolonged periods of time; frequently stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, crawl, climb, reach, and twist; push, pull, lift, and/or carry moderate to heavy amounts of weights; dexterity of hands and fingers to operate specialized hand and power tools and equipment; operate assigned equipment and vehicles; verbally communicate to exchange information.
Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction; vision sufficient to operate vehicles and equipment and observe work in progress, distinguish color and read computer screens and printed documents.
Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.
Date: January 2007
Johnson & Associates