Painter I

Recruitment #22-6135-001


This is skilled painting work involving the responsibility of performing a variety of painting tasks in accordance with standard practices of the trade. Incumbents perform skilled brush and spray painting of buildings, as well as mechanical maintenance and automotive equipment. Work is subject to review in process and upon completion by a technical supervisor.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from high school (or G.E.D.).

Must have one year of experience in limited skill painting work or completion of an approved training in the trade.

License Requirements

Must possess a valid driver’s license at time of appointment and maintain thereafter as a term and condition of continued employment.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT FOR DEPARTMENT OF AVIATION ONLY: Within 120 days of appointment, incumbent must obtain and maintain a valid Ohio Class B Commercial Driver's License, including the qualification to operate a vehicle with airbrakes, and any other endorsements required by the State of Ohio for a particular vehicle type, in accordance with Ohio State Law.

General Requirements

Incumbent must be able to:

  • Frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.
  • Perform duties at various heights in precarious places and under all weather conditions.
  • Perform duties while frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals. 
  • Works with moving mechanical parts.

Promotional Qualifications

Must be a full-time permanent or part-time permanent employee in pay grade 118 (Wage) or below, pay grade 29 (Clerical) or below, or equivalent, and been employed for 6 consecutive months by the City of Dayton in a classified Civil Service position.  Identical scores will be broken by (1) seniority and (2) random selection method.

Open Competitive Applicants

Final appointment is contingent upon the applicant passing a job-related medical examination and providing documentary evidence of Employment Authorization and Identity. Identical scores will be broken by a random selection method.


Examination dates and times are subject to change. Calculators will be provided for the Civil Service examination.  Applicants appearing on the Promotional eligible list shall be considered for appointment prior to those on the Open Competitive list. Applicants are responsible for providing all necessary employment dates, experience, training, or any other requirements as stated in the Exam Announcement, in order for their application to be considered for certification and admittance to the examination process.

Background Check 
A background investigation is required prior to employment. All candidates must pass any level of background investigation applicable to the position, including current city employees seeking transfer, promotion, demotion, etc. into a classified position. 

Special Requirement for Department of Aviation ONLY: Police and U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) fingerprint and background investigations are required to work at Dayton International Airport.
Drug and Nicotine Testing 
Final appointment is contingent upon the applicant passing a drug screen. Applicants offered employment with the City will be required to pass a nicotine screening. Newly hired employees must remain tobacco and nicotine free as a condition of continued employment. The Tobacco and Nicotine Free Hiring Policy does not apply to current City employees. 
Important COVID-19 Information 
Beginning November 1, 2021, newly hired City of Dayton employees must attest to being fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus or be required to become fully vaccinated within 90 days of being hired.

Examination Date

Date & Time to be Announced 
Civil Service Board Office 
371 West Second Street, Lower Level 
Dayton, Ohio 45402 
*Certified candidates will be sent a link to self-schedule their examination time at a later date.