Seasonal Painter II- West

Commonwealth of Massachusetts - Westfield, MA3.9

Full-time$3,300 a month
The Department of Conservation and Recreation manages one of the largest and most diverse state parks systems in the nation and protects and enhances natural resources and outdoor recreational opportunities throughout Massachusetts. The DCR system includes over 450,000 acres of parks, forests, water supply protection lands, beaches, lakes, ponds, playgrounds, swimming pools, skating rinks, golf courses, trails and parkways.

The Department of Conservation and Recreation seeks qualified applicants for the position of Seasonal Painter II.

The basic purpose of this position is to Supervise and performs various painting and remodeling tasks in connection with the operation and maintenance of all DCR facilities.

Select and purchase appropriate materials by conferring with vendors.

Prepares surfaces for painting, staining, etc., mixes and blends paints, stains varnishes, etc.

Applies protective covering to any kind of surface; applies paints, varnishes, stains, wallpaper and other covering to interior and exterior surfaces.

Supervise employees and provide on the job training to new employees.

Read or interpret blueprints, sketches, instructions or layouts to understand work to be done.

Estimates time and materials needed to complete a project by measuring surface area, computing number of gallons of paint or rolls of paper needed and time required for the purpose of scheduling work to be completed.

Ensures that all safety precautions are followed by adhering to Mass. State Riggers codes when erecting ladders and scaffolding in high and low places on or around water.

Repairs damages to interior walls, refinishes floors, and prepares wallboards and plasters.

Uses hand tools, paint brushes, scrapers, sand blasters, sprayers trowels, putty knife, glass cutters, mixers, sanders, drills, compressors, generators, ladders

Operates maintenance equipment and vehicles as necessary.

Performs related duties as required such as preparing various reports; maintaining records and files; setting up signs and barricades, etc.
Preferred Qualifications Knowledge of the practices and techniques of painting.

Knowledge of the types and uses of painting material such as paints, varnishes, stains, etc.

Knowledge of the types and uses of painting tools such as brushes, rollers, spray machine guns, etc.

Knowledge of the types and uses of small hand held tools such as hammers, saws, screwdrivers, chisels, drills, etc.

Knowledge of the types and uses of hand held power tools such as power saws, power drills, power hammers, etc.

Knowledge of the properties and characteristics of wood.

Knowledge of the methods of preparation of wood, metal, glass, plaster, cement and other materials and surfaces for painting.

Knowledge of the practices and techniques of mixing and matching paints.

Knowledge of the types and uses of safety or climbing equipment used in painting such as scaffolds, ladders and rigging.

Knowledge of the safety practices and procedures followed in painting.

Knowledge of chemical solvents used to prepare surfaces for painting and cleanup.

Ability to climb and work from ladders and scaffolds.

Ability to follow oral and written instruction.

Ability to give oral instruction in a precise, understandable manner


First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.

Applicants must have at least (A) two years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, experience in painting work, or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitution below.

I. A diploma or certificate from a recognized trade, technical or vocational school at the high school level with a major in painting may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required experience.

Special Requirements:
Based on assignment, possession of a current and valid Massachusetts Rigger's License issued by the Department of Labor and Industries (Division of Industrial Safety) may be required.