Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Qualified Craft Worker (Painting) (37.5 Hour)

Recruitment #201014-6826TC-001


The State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut, Storrs campus has two job openings for Qualified Craft Workers (QCW), Painters.  These QCW Painting positions are permanent, full-time, 1st Shift positions with a work schedule of Monday - Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. with an unpaid half an hour for lunch.  Hourly salary is $26.25 and is non-negotiable. 

These positions offer a full benefits package including medical and dental insurance, and are categorized as Emergency Support Services/Essential Staff.  Incumbents must be willing and able to work during emergency closures/delayed openings due to inclement weather or for significant events that effect campus operations.

Please Note:  At UConn, the QCW Painting position requires an active Eight Hour Course Certification in Lead Paint – EPA Renovation, Repair and Painting as a minimum qualification and special requirement. Certification MUST be active and obtained prior to submitting an application for this position. Applicants MUST indicate on their application (under the Licenses and Professional Certifications section of the application) the Type of Certification, Issuing Agency, Reference Number, Date of Issue and Expiration Date.

Selection Plan

In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the minimum qualifications as listed on the job opening and must specify your qualifications on your application. 


If applicable, applicants are strongly encouraged to indicate on their application (under the Job-Related Academic, Technical or Vocational Training section of the application) the name(s) of any Educational Institution(s) attended in the trade of painting, and to indicate the (in person and/or online) painting course studies, Address, City, State where the Educational Institution(s) are located, the years attended and the number of Credits earned or Diploma Earned.


If the License and Certification section of the application is not completed in its entirety, the applicant will not be considered qualified for the position.  Additionally, applicants that provide information on their application indicating an expired certificate OR a course date, exam date, or date of issue that exceeds the closing date of the job posting will not be considered qualified for these positions.


Please note that applicants will be unable to edit or add any additional information to their application once it has been submitted. 


If selected for an interview, applicants will be required to:


1.)    Provide a copy of their active Eight Hour Course Certification in Lead Paint – EPA Renovation, Repair and Painting documenting a course date, exam date, and issue date prior to the closing date of this job posting. 

2.)    Provide the names, titles and phone numbers of three (3) professional references.

3.)    If you are a current State of Connecticut employee at UCONN or at another State of CT agency, you may be asked to provide copies of your last two (2) performance appraisals and attendance records.

Employment will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment physical examination, including drug testing, as well as a criminal background check. 

Applicants must possess and retain a motor vehicle operator license and an active Eight Hour Course Certification in Lead Paint - EPA Renovation, Repair and Painting throughout employment with the University. 

Questions pertaining to this position should be directed to UCONN HR's Services Unit phone number at 860-486-3034.


In a state agency, this class is accountable for performing highly skilled duties in one or more trade areas.


Performs highly skilled maintenance and/or construction work requiring application of trade skills, codes and standard trade practices; makes estimates of time, personnel and material required on assigned tasks; keeps necessary records; in smaller trade areas may be the sole worker running a skilled trade area; performs duties related to trade or similar trade areas as required; at state owned airports may be required to stand by for and respond to fire and/or crash emergency situations; performs related duties as required. 

At UConn, QCW Painters perform tasks utilizing various paints, stains, polyurethanes and other top coats through the use of both mechanical and hand applications; knowledge of the proper storage and disposal of materials used in the finishing process is a critical requirement of the position.  Work assignments also include the preparation of both new and old furniture for finishing.   QCW Painters perform maintenance and cleaning of equipment such as sprayers which includes parts assessment and proper care and cleaning of the tips and spray guns.  Job assignments require the ability to carry, set up and climb ladders and scaffolding.  The use of step ladders and extension ladders at heights of 40 feet is common. These positions require the use of a variety of respirators along with the completion of an annual medical respirator questionnaire, fit testing and training.    


Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply standard tools, materials, methods and practices of the particular trade; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to prepare estimates and keep shop records; some ability to utilize computer software.


Four (4) years of experience in the particular trade area indicated by the parenthetical title.


Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been performing skilled trade functions in the particular craft indicated by the parenthetical title.
Note: For State Employees, this is interpreted at the level of Skilled Maintainer or Transportation Maintainer 2. Housekeeping, custodial and food services duties will not be considered as qualifying experience.


1. Graduation from a vocational or technical school with a diploma designating completion of subject requirements in a maintenance trade area may be substituted for two (2) years of the General Experience.
2. Two (2) years of experience as a Qualified Craft Worker Intern may be substituted for the General and Special Experience.
3. Experience performing technical duties within the maintenance trade area on a military base, aircraft carrier or large compound may be substituted for the General and Special Experience on a year for year basis.


·       Extensive knowledge of various paints, stains and epoxies and their proper applications.

·        Knowledge and ability to use IOS software platforms.

·        Knowledge and experience with Sher-Color paint matching and tinting software.

·        Knowledge and ability to match colors through fandeck comparison or color eye machine matching.

·        Computer skills relating to a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) such as AiM.

·        Experience using an IPad.

·        Experience working at a college campus or similar setting and/or the ability to supervise student employees.

·        Extensive knowledge and experience in the preparation of both new and old furniture for finishing.


  1. Incumbents in this class may be required by the appointing authority to possess and retain appropriate current licenses, permits and/or certifications, including possession and retention of an Unlimited Journeyperson's license in the trade area indicated by the parenthetical title.
  2. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain specific education and/or experience to meet various certification requirements.
  3. Applicant must have an active Eight Hour Course Certification in Lead Paint - EPA Renovation, Repair and Painting. 


At State Airports: In addition to the checking of references and of facts stated in the application, a thorough background investigation of each candidate may be made before persons are certified for appointment.


1. Incumbents in this class must have adequate physical strength, stamina, physical agility and visual and auditory acuity, and must maintain such physical fitness as to be able to perform the duties of the class.
2. A physical examination may be required.


1. Incumbents in this class may be required to lift moderate to heavy weights; may be exposed to extreme weather conditions and to risk of injury from equipment.
2. The appointing authority may require completion of an asbestos removal program consistent with EPA guidelines for operations and maintenance during employment in this class. Incumbents may be required to use protective equipment such as respirators and safety goggles.


All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at

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