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Painter I

Framingham State University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jul 25, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Art
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
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Company Description:

Framingham State University is a vibrant comprehensive liberal arts institution located in the MetroWest suburbs of Boston, which integrates an academically challenging liberal arts education with workforce preparation programs. Founded in 1839, FSU enrolls about 4,000 undergraduates and 1,200 graduate and professional students. FSU offers 35 bachelor's degrees with 55 specialized concentrations, 63 minors, and 26 master's degree programs, in a highly personalized teaching environment. Our community takes pride in empowering student success by providing a superior education, leading research and innovation opportunities, and a strong first-year experience.

At FSU, we are deeply committed to inclusive excellence, encouraging a supportive, diverse and collaborative learning environment, and providing culturally relevant education. We are honored that our commitment earned FSU six Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Awards from INSIGHT Into Diversity and that we are the only public institution in Massachusetts recognized in 2018, 2019, and 2020. FSU is designated as an emerging Hispanic-Serving Institution by the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities and also belongs to the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Inclusive Excellence community, providing national leadership in science education and exploring strategies that will lead to more inclusive science education. We encourage applications from those who share our commitment to promoting a diverse, welcoming, and inclusive community.

Our founding motto, LIVE TO THE TRUTH, was said at the end of each class by beloved first principal, Cyrus Peirce, who sought to discover and teach "truth in theory and principle...truth in spirit and motive...truth in manner and form...truth intellectual and truth moral." Principal Bagnall found this motto "speaks of sincerity of spirit...of intensity of effort, of resolution to succeed, of joy in achievement." LIVE TO THE TRUTH continues to guide our institution in practice and endeavor. If you share in this quest for truth and a commitment to living it fully, make the next chapter of your career the best chapter at Framingham State University.

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Job Description:


Incumbents of positions in this series apply paint, varnish and/or stain to all types of surfaces; prepare surfaces for painting; select types and colors of paint, varnish or stain; mix, blend and prepare paints for proper color match; erect stagings and scaffolding; and perform related work as required.

The basic purpose of this work is to maintain, decorate and protect wood, metal, plaster and other surfaces by applying paints, varnish and/or stains. Please see the Painter Series classification.


Incumbents of positions at this level may exercise functional supervision (i.e. over certain but not all work activities, or over some or all work activities on a temporary basis)


Incumbents of positions at this level receive direct supervision from painters or other employees of higher grade who provide instruction, assign work and review performance through inspections and reports for compliance with standard procedures.


1. Applies paints, varnish, and/or stains to all types of surfaces (e.g. wood, metal, plaster, etc.) in order to protect and beautify such surfaces using appropriate utensils and equipment such as paint spraying machines.

2. Prepares surfaces for painting using appropriate tools, equipment and techniques.

3. Selects the types and color of paints, varnish or stain and mixes, blends and prepares the same for proper color match.

4. Erects, repairs, maintains and operates staging, rigging and scaffolding following accepted safety practices in order to gain access to areas needing painting.

5. Estimates length of time, cost and quantities of materials and manpower needed to complete a job.

6. Operates, cleans and maintains hand and power tools, air compressors and painting equipment as required.

7. Confers with supervisors and department heads regarding the scheduling of work, the handling of emergencies and the feasibility of installing painting equipment and materials in the area in order to ensure that needs of the agency are met expeditiously and at a convenient time.

8. Prepares surfaces for plaster or cement work by taping joints on sheetrock, caulking and waterproofing walls and cracks in floor, etc. by using appropriate tools and equipment.

9. Performs related duties such as preparing various reports; maintaining records and files; setting up sign and barricades; reading instructions on lay-outs; removing and placing glass; drilling holes in signs; printing letters and signs; laying out drop cloths; and moving office furniture.

10. Based on assignment, may operate road-line painting machines and sand blasting equipment; plaster ceilings and walls; clean gutters; and/or load and unload furniture and supplies.


Painters stand for long periods of time; work outdoors in all types of weather; are exposed to noxious gas and fumes; work on ladders and/or scaffolding at heights greater than 10 feet; lift and carry heavy objects; may be exposed to high-speed vehicular traffic; may work in confined areas; may work varied shifts, weekends and nights; and may be subject to a standby (on call) work status.



Applicants must have at least (A) one year of full-time, or equivalent part-time, experience in painting work, or (B) the substitution below.


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


Candidates who are bilingual in English and Spanish or English and Portuguese are strongly encouraged to apply.]

Additional Information:

This is a full-time, non-exempt, benefits-eligible position in the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) bargaining unit with a title of Painter I. The bi-weekly pay rate is $1,733.18 (grade 14, step 1).

It is the policy of Framingham State University that all employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including booster if eligible, before they begin employment. Proof of the COVID-19 vaccine is required of all individuals hired by FSU, to be verified after a verbal offer of employment has been accepted, and before employment begins. Prospective employees may submit a request for a medical or religious exemption to the COVID-19 vaccination requirement to Human Resources. Furthermore, FSU employees must wear a mask inside certain campus spaces.

Framingham State University conducts criminal history and sexual offender record checks on recommended finalists prior to final employment for all positions.

Framingham State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Members of underrepresented groups, minorities, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and all persons committed to diversity and inclusive excellence are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application Instructions:

Candidates must apply online by submitting:

  • Cover Letter,
  • Resume/CV,
  • Names and contact information for three (3) professional references.

For full consideration, application materials must be received by August 7,2022. However, applications may continue to be reviewed until the position is filled.

Framingham State University only accepts application materials through our online application system. We are unable to accept application materials through mail, email, fax, or hand delivery. If you experience technical issues with the online application process, please submit a helpdesk ticket.

Framingham State University understands that persons with specific disabilities may need assistance with the job application process and/or with the interview process. For confidential assistance, please contact the Human Resources Office at 508-626-4530 or


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