Painter

This position is closed. 11/19/2013 12:00:00 AM

Location:
Agency:

Department Of Veterans Affairs

Occupation:

Painting

Announcement Number:

AG-T5-13-254-CSy-956625

Job Series/Grade:

WG-4102-09 to 09

Salary Range:

$19 to $22

Open Dates:

10/28/2013 to 11/19/2013

Who May Apply:

Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles)

Appointment Duration:

Permanent

Brief Description:

OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans? Central Texas Veterans Health Care System (CTVHCS) is one of the largest integrated health care systems in the Department of Veterans Affairs and includes facilities in Temple, Waco, and Austin, TX. Community-Based Outpatient Clinics are located in Brownwood, Cedar Park, Palestine, and Bryan-College Station. NO STATE TAXES!!! Special Employment Consideration: VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities [i.e., intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities], and/or Disabled veterans with a compensable service-conn

Job Series:

4102

DUTIES:

IF PATIENT NEEDS ARISE, THE INCUMBENT OF THE ABOVE POSITION MAY BE REASSIGNED WITHIN THE CENTRAL TEXAS VETERANS HEALTH CARE SYSTEM.    

DUTIES:

  Incumbent is assigned to the Central Texas Veterans Health Care System (CTVHCS) of VISN 1

7.

  Incumbent serves as a Painter for Maintenance and Operations Section, Engineering Service.  The purpose of the position is to perform as a painter, applying coating materials on wood, metal, glass, synthetic, concrete, and other surfaces.  Incumbent either independently or as a team member applies coating materials such as paint, varnish, lacquer, epoxy resin and vinyl to interior and/or exterior surfaces using any of the accepted methods of the trade, including special preparation and finishing techniques such as marbling, mottling, etc.  Uses spray guns and spraying equipment for flat areas such as walls and ceilings by first spraying, priming, or spray treating with special pre-coating agents, and then sprays finish coating with multi-colored coating materials and mixtures which cannot be brushed or roller applied.  Also, spray coats shelving, lockers, radiators, pipes, equipment, and some furniture.  Incumbent applies primers, pre-coating agents, and finish coating to smaller areas, doors, windows, trim, etc.  Incumbent prepares surfaces by scraping, filling, shaping, leveling with metal and synthetic resins, plastics, and patching compounds; smoothing with pumice, rottenstone, and abrasive compounds and evening out dents and scars by burning-in process.  Mixes and applies specialized coatings such as catalyzed epoxy, clear and pigmented, which are varied and complex in use and application.  Incumbent finishes sheetrock.  Installs vinyl wall covering where required.  Incumbent performs other duties incidental to the trade, such as installing window glass, and is responsible for the proper care and storage of tools and materials used.  Occasionally, he/she may supervise a patient helper or one or two laborers assigned to specific projects.  Familiarizes self with how job activities impact to implement sound stewardship practices that are protective of the air, water, land, and other natural and cultural resources.  This may include activities associated with proper storage, handling and disposal and/or recycling of chemicals and wastes associated with their trades.  In accordance with the goals of the VA GEMS program, seeks to cost-effectively meet or exceed compliance with applicable Federal, state and local environmental public health and resource protection laws, regulations, and VA requirements.  Incumbent has the skill and knowledge to apply primers, mix and apply pre-coating agents, and apply finish coats using brushes, rollers, and other tools and devices (some designed to give special effects).  Determines the methods, techniques, devices, agents, and materials that are best suited to the surface finish required, for example, flat, glossy, and decorative finishes, or a finish to meet specified texture, thickness, and levels.  Incumbent is capable of finishing sheetrock when required with little or no assistance and installing vinyl wall covering.  Assignments are given orally or by work order and are performed with little or no work direction.  Incumbent plans and lays out the work to be done, selects the proper tools, maintains tools, and determines materials to be used to accomplish the work in accordance with appropriate methods and trade practices.  Incumbent must meet all Federal, state, and local environmental public health and resource protection laws, regulations, and VA requirements.  Work Schedule:  8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - FridayTHIS IS A BARGAINIG UNIT POSITION.Position Description Title/PD#:  Painter, PD # 7872A  Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position. 
  • Prepares surfaces by scraping, filling, shaping, leveling with metal and synthetic resins, plastics, and patching compounds; smoothing with pumice, rottenstone, and abrasive compounds and evening out dents and scars by burning-in process.
  • Applies pre-coating agents such as pickling and alkali compounds, and applies specialized coatings, such as catalyzed epoxy, clear and pigmented which are varied and complex in use and application.
  • Installs window glass.
  • Finishes sheetrock when required with little or no assistance.
  • Installs vinyl wall covering.
  • Utilizes accepted trade methods and techniques as well as other guidelines and codes.
  • Independently or as a team member, applies coating materials such as paint, varnish, lacquer, epoxy resin, and vinyl to interior and exterior surfaces using any of the accepted methods of the trade, including special preparation and finishing techniques such as marbling, mottling, etc.
  • Uses spray guns and spraying equipment for flat areas such as walls and ceilings by first spraying, priming, or spray-treating with special pre-coating agents, and then sprays finish coatings with multi-colored coating materials and mixtures which cannot be brushed or roller applied.
  • Applies primers, mixes, and applies pre-coating agents, and applies finish coatings using brushes, rollers, and other tools and devices (some designed to give special effects).
  • Utilizes technical books, manufacturers' manuals, and knowledge of equipment and machines in use.
  • Utilizes VA manuals.
  • Works from building plans, engineering drawings, and maintenance and repair manuals to plan and lay work.
  • Properly cares for tools and materials used.
  • Properly stores tools and materials used.
  • Plans and lays out the work to be done, selects the proper tools, determines materials to be used, and accomplishes the work in accordance with appropriate methods and trade practices.
  • Selects the proper tools to be used.
  • Determines the materials to be used.
  • Accomplishes the work in accordance with appropriate methods and trade practices.
  • Determines the methods, techniques, devices, agents, and materials that are best suited for the surface required, i.e.; flat, glossy, and decorative finishes, or a finish to meet specified texture, thickness, and levels.
  • Exercises sound stewardship practices that are protective of the air, water, land, and other natural and cultural resources, including proper storage, handling, and disposal or recycling of chemicals and wastes associated with the painting trade.
  • Aware of surroundings to ensure that the work areas are clear and safe.