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DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS This is skilled work involving the responsibility for the efficient performance of a variety of painting tasks and related maintenance jobs requiring a thorough knowledge of the trade. General supervision is provided by the Master Mechanic I and/or Master Mechanic II, with considerable leeway for the use of independent judgment in planning the details of each assignment. General supervision is exercised over subordinate Maintenance Painters, Laborers or other helpers, while fully participating in the work. Performs related work as required.

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES: (Illustrative only)

  • Leads and participates in the execution of painting projects throughout County-owned facilities;
  • Applies paint, lacquer, rustproof oil or other coating onto walls, floors, ceilings, metal, woodstock or fabricated items using brush, roller or other application devices;
  • Prepares surfaces and repairs damaged surfaces and subsurfaces for paint application, including cleaning, filling, sanding, and scraping surfaces to ensure quality applications and outcomes;
  • Cleans floors using hand scraper, wire brush, sandpaper or turpentine;
  • Prepares rooms or work areas for painting, laying drop cloths, covering furniture, taping trim, etc.;
  • Communicates with other tradesmen in the department, i.e. Carpenters, Plumbers, Electricians, Project or Facilities Managers, Master Mechanics, in the planning and execution of projects;
  • Ensures that safety precautions for employees and public are exercised and adhered to at all times;
  • Instructs subordinates in the proper use of equipment and materials;
  • Cleans brushes, rollers or other application devices and surrounding surfaces such as the floor, etc., using solvent or soap and water;
  • May transfer items to and from work area using hoist, hand truck or other mechanism;
  • May perform maintenance tasks including but not limited to repairing doors, windows, glass, chairs, tables, lights, ballasts, switches, plugs, lamps, fixtures, water closets, drinking fountains, shower controls, and sinks, as well as assist with snow removal;
  • Performs a variety of related activities as required.

Typical Work Activities are intended only as illustrations of possible types of work that might be appropriately assigned to an incumbent of this title. Work activities that do not appear above are not excluded as appropriate work assignments, as long as they can be reasonably understood to be within the logical limits of the job.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Thorough knowledge of the common practices, tools, terminology and accident precautions of the trade; ability to follow oral and written instructions; ability to communicate effectively with others in completing tasks; ability to operate common painting equipment; ability to rig and work from scaffolds; ability to lay out the work for self and others; good motor, hand and eye coordination; manual dexterity.


Three (3) years of experience as a skilled painter.


Access to transportation may be required to complete possible field work assignments in a timely and efficient manner.



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Mission Statement

Our mission is to administer, in a fair and equitable manner, the provisions of New York State Civil Service Law and Putnam County Civil Service Rules with respect to the offices and employments in the classified service of Putnam County and the civil divisions therein, which include the towns, villages, school districts, libraries and special districts.

It is Putnam County Personnel Department’s responsibility to ensure Putnam County taxpayers of a public workforce qualified for their jobs pursuant to the principles of selection according to merit and fitness as set forth in Article 5, §6 of the New York State Constitution.

  • Paul Eldridge

    Personnel Officer

Putnam County Office Building

40 Gleneida Avenue
Carmel, New York 10512

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