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
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
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GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:
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
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.
EXAMPLES OF SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
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
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
Applicants must have at least (A) one year of full-time, or
equivalent part-time, experience in painting work, or (B) the
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
Candidates who are bilingual in English and Spanish or English
and Portuguese are strongly encouraged to apply.]
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
Members of underrepresented groups, minorities, women, veterans,
persons with disabilities, and all persons committed to diversity
and inclusive excellence are strongly encouraged to apply.
Candidates must apply online by submitting:
- Cover Letter,
- Names and contact information for three (3) professional
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 email@example.com.