Painter I

County Of Maui
Full Time, Permanent $5,389 Per year HI 700 Halia Nakoa St STE 2, Wailuku, HI 96793, United States


Performs skilled painting work in preparing a variety of surfaces for painting and applying paint and other decorative and protective coatings by brush or spray gun; and performs other related duties as required.
Distinguishing Characteristics:
This is the journeyman class in the Painting series. This class differs from that of Painter Helper in that the Painter I performs skilled work in the application of paints and protective coatings to a variety of surfaces; whereas the Painter Helper works under the supervision of a skilled painter or performs simple painting independently.
This class differs from that of Painter II in that the Painter I performs skilled painting work and may supervise the work of painters and helpers from time to time; whereas the Painter II supervises painters, helpers and others on a continuing basis and participates in painting work.

Examples of Duties

The following are examples of duties and are not necessarily descriptive of any one position in this class. The omission of specific duties statements does not preclude management from assigning such duties if such duties are a logical assignment for the position.

  • Applies paint, varnishes, stains, lacquers, and enamels by brush or spray gun to building exteriors and interiors, furniture, cement and other surfaces;
  • Estimates time and materials needs;
  • Erects scaffolding and removes or covers objects to prevent their becoming splattered with paint;
  • Prepares surfaces for painting by scraping, burning, sanding or washing and by puttying nail holes and cracks;
  • Makes minor repairs to surfaces preparatory to painting;
  • Cleans brushes and other painting equipment;
  • May mix paints;                                              
  • May assign tasks to other painters and supervise the work of helpers;
  • May perform services in other building trades when not engaged in painting.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

Training and Experience: A combination of education and experience substantially equivalent to graduation from high school and three years of experience as an apprentice or helper under a journeyman painter.
Knowledge of: Practices, tools, and equipment used in applying paints, varnishes, stains, lacquers and enamels and other painting materials; methods of cleaning brushes and other painting equipment; methods of preparing surfaces for the application of paint and other similar coverings; methods of preparing and preserving different painting materials; occupational hazards and safety precautions of the trade.
Ability to: Work from riggings and scaffolds; estimate time and materials needed to perform a job; understand and follow oral and written instructions.
Health and Physical Condition:
Persons seeking appointment to positions in this class must meet the health and physical condition standards deemed necessary and proper for the performance of the duties.
Physical Effort Grouping: Heavy

Supplemental Information

Qualified applicants will be required to take an online assessment. Applicants are required to test alone in a quiet, distraction-free area using a reliable computer with a high-speed internet connection, a microphone, a webcam (internal or external), and a Windows or Apple Operating System. Applicants who do not meet the system requirements will be provided an opportunity to take the online assessment on site.  


If you have never applied for a job using the NEOGOV system, you must create an account.  You will need a username, password, and working email address to create your account. Your detailed work history is required on the application. A resume submitted in lieu of an application will not be sufficient. Furthermore, "See resume" is NOT an acceptable response under the "Work Experience" section. An application containing this response may be deemed incomplete. Applications may be rejected if they are incomplete.


The above examination is being given on an open-competitive basis to establish an eligible list which shall be effective for not more than one year unless extended by the Director of Personnel Services.


The County of Maui does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, color, ancestry, national origin, disability, marital status, pregnancy, arrest and court record, assignment of child support, national guard participation or any other basis covered by state or federal laws governing non-discrimination

Pre-Employment/Post-Offer Drug Screening Test: All applicants, who will enter a safety sensitive position or certain designated categories that the Personnel Services Director has established or who are required by law to be drug tested must pass a pre-employment/post-offer drug screening test as a condition of employment. There is no retesting or re-evaluation process. Cost for the drug screening test shall be borne by the County of Maui.

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