Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • New York City



Required Qualifications: As per Civil Service Standards and Specifications. Four (4) years full time experience under a skilled journeyman painter, which provides training equivalent to that given in an apprenticeship program. Apprentice training in a trade or training gained by the completion of technical courses in a trade at a school or institute may be substituted for the above experience on a year-for-year basis. The Trades Generalist performs journey level work in Painting and semi-skilled level work in Carpentry. Candidate must have the ability to perform the physical tasks of the position such as bending, lifting up to 50 lbs, stretching and climbing. Must have the ability to work in confined spaces and from a ladder, scaffolding or man lift over ten feet in height. Must have, keep and maintain the appropriate valid NYS Driver’s License; have a motor vehicle record which is free from major violations or a pattern of repeat violations. (***Out-of-State Applicants, see "Special Notes”).

Preferred Qualifications: Ability to supervise and train assigned subordinate personnel. Secondary trade is Carpentry.

Brief Description of Duties: The Trades Generalist performs journeyman Painting work including preparing surfaces for painting by such methods as washing surfaces, use of paint remover, wire brushes, or chipping tools to remove all paint and by sanding surfaces to smooth them, as well as Carpentry as the secondary trade. Incumbent follows verbal or written instructions and resolves most job-related problems that arise. Incumbent performs the physical tasks required of a trade’s person, such as bending, lifting, stretching, climbing ladders and scaffolding, and being able to work in small areas. May be asked to respond to emergencies. Successful incumbent must have a working knowledge of math used for the craft trades.

- Plan, layout and complete varied painting work. Prepare surfaces for painting by such methods as washing surfaces, use of paint remover, wire brushes, or chipping tools to remove all paint and by sanding surfaces to smooth them. Mix paint or uses pre-mixed paint. Inspect work performed to ensure the quality of the work is satisfactory. Resolve most job-related problems that may arise. Install and repair cove base.

- Plan, layout, and complete varied carpentry work. Install and repair ceiling and floor tiles. Install, maintain and repair doors, door hardware, windows, window hardware, fixtures and equipment. Inspect work performed to ensure the quality of the work is satisfactory. Resolve most job-related problems that may arise.

- Use and maintain tools, machines, equipment and materials used in the painting and carpentry trades. Work with a variety of materials in addition to wood, sheet metal, wallboard, plastics, aluminum, paint, paint remove, wire brushes, and chipping tools.

- Prioritize, plan and lay out work for new installations and alterations to existing items consistent with specification, building code, and blue prints and plans. Such items would include walls, partitions, floors, doors, window framework and trim, counters, cabinets and benches.

- Conduct inspections for the assigned areas to determine maintenance needs and recommend priorities for repair based on the maintenance problems.

- Estimate materials and labor required to complete a project. Plan new installations alteration to existing installations and major repairs consistent with specifications codes.

- Implement and enforce safety procedures and standards.

- Other duties or projects as assigned as appropriate to rank and departmental mission.

Special Notes: This is a full-time position, 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. FLSA Nonexempt position, eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Internal and external search to occur simultaneously. Mandatory rehire roster candidates have preference.
The selected candidate must successfully clear a background investigation.
Seniority for promotion is the length of service in the Operational Services Bargaining Unit. Seniority applies only to those who meet the posted qualifications/job requirements for vacant non-competitive class positions in salary grades higher than the applicants grade.
You must show how your training and experience meets the qualifications and requirements specified on the vacancy announcement. Applications failing to show the necessary qualifications will not be considered. The requirement to prove qualifications rest with the applicant.
Upon conditional offer, the State Classified Appointments Unit will ask for proof of experience. The State Classified Appointments Unit will accept only DD-214 discharge papers for a branch of the Armed Forces; and W-2 or 1040's - federal documents which give legal/taxable information about employment. Official letterhead documentation regarding length of time worked, detailed description of job duties, title, etc. will be accepted.
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***Out-of-State Applicants: Please note as a condition of employment and in order for this position to be tendered, the successful incumbent will be required to provide evidence of a valid license and driving abstract from the state issuing the license within five business days of a conditional offer and must obtain a NYS driver's license within 30 days of acceptance of offer.
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Job Field: Skilled Trades
Primary Location: US-NY-Stony Brook
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Shift
Posting Start Date: Nov 8, 2019
Posting End Date: Nov 22, 2019, 10:59:00 PM

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