State of Washington Classified Job Specification
Performs journey-level skilled painting work.
Prepares and cleans surfaces by use of sandpaper, burners, scrapers, sanding machines, dusters, power washers, power sanders and paint removers;
Preparatory to painting, make minor repairs in plaster, sheetrock, metal, wood and masonry surfaces by filling with putty, caulks, fiberglass, resin, etc.;
Mixes paints and allied products; matches colors; applies undercoats and finish coat to furnishings, equipment and exterior and interior surfaces of buildings and other structures by means of brush, roller or spray equipment; use tinting machines; erects and removes portable mechanical scaffolding;
Cleans brushes, containers, spray guns and other equipment;
Performs glazing, paper hanging, stencil lettering; tape, texture and patch wall coverings using trowels, taping knives, texture machines; repair plaster, sheetrock, cement and marble;
Lay out and stripe parking lots and crosswalks using striping machine;
Estimates materials and time needed to complete jobs; May direct and instruct helpers, patients or inmates;
Tape and flush smooth wall sheetrock joints using trowels, hawks, taping knives and other taping equipment; apply texture material to walls and ceilings using texture machines, pumps and hand tools; install vinyl and paper wall coverings;
Install, work from and remove scaffolding, stages, planks, ladders, jacks, spider staging and other work platforms;
Drive service truck as required; load and unload materials and supplies;
Develop preliminary cost estimates for installations and repairs;
Provide required assistance using respirators and protective clothing in support of the asbestos abatement program;
May operate and perform minor maintenance on sandblasters, power washers, striping machines, airless and conventional paint sprayers, and spray booth; operate engraving machine, Leteron machine;
May operate ladder and boom trucks and forklift;
May refinish gym floors and other hardwood floors; sealing, stripping, and sanding;
Performs other work as required.
Knowledge and Abilities
Knowledge of: standard practices, methods, materials, tools and equipment of painting trade; characteristics of paints, varnishes, stains, shellacs, lacquers, enamels and solvents; methods of preparing metal, wood, glass, plaster, cement and other surfaces; safety precautions; possess basic computer skills.
Ability to: blend, harmonize and contrast colors; apply paints and other finishes by brush, roller or spray gun; work on scaffoldings and swing stages.
There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.
Journey‑level standing as a painter as attested by:
a. Completion of recognized apprenticeship.
b. Full journey‑level status in Painters' Union.
c. Four years of experience in State service as full‑time helper to a journey‑level Painter.
Some positions may require a valid motor vehicle driver’s license.
Class Specification History
New class, consolidates 5410 Painter, 70320 Painter, adopted May 10, 2007, effective July 1, 2007