Painter Journeyman (DPS)

Promotional & Open Competitive

Recruitment #24-0028B-002

Examination Date

Week of April 22, 2024
Civil Service Board Office 
371 West Second Street, Lower Level 
Dayton, Ohio 45402 

*Certified candidates will be sent an email containing specific exam details at a later date.


Performs skilled surface preparation and painting of a variety of surfaces for the interior and exterior of Dayton Public Schools buildings and structures. Evaluate the condition of painting in district facilities to identify needed repairs and preventive maintenance. Review blueprints and building codes and specifications to determine work details and procedures.

Minimum Qualifications

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

Must have 5 years of professional experience in painting repair and maintenance.

License Requirements

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

General Requirements

  • Must be knowledgeable of the kinds of paint and other coatings applied to various surfaces and the methods of preparing, mixing and applying them. 

  • Perform physical activities that require considerable use of arms and legs. 

  • Ability to climb, lift, balance, walk and stoop while handling materials. 

  • Ability to lift and maneuver materials up to 50 pounds regularly and in excess of 100 pounds periodically. 

  • Regular exposure to fluids and hazards associated with plastering repairs.


Must be a U.S. citizen or have the legal right to work in the United States at time of application.

Military Credit

Open Competitive applicants who have had military service will receive an additional credit of 20% if a passing grade is attained.  To obtain credit, a NON-RETURNABLE copy of the DD214 OR Certificate of Service (INDICATING Honorable Discharge) must be UPLOADED to your application or PRESENTED at time of examination.

Promotional Qualifications

Current full-time permanent employment with Dayton Public Schools must be indicated on your application in order to receive promotional credit. Current employment will be verified by Dayton Public Schools’ Human Resources Department. Identical scores will be broken by (1) seniority and (2) random selection method.

Open Competitive Applicants

Applicants appearing on the Promotional eligible list shall be considered for appointment prior to those on the Open Competitive list.  Identical scores will be broken in favor of: (1) the candidate who received military credit and (2) random selection method.


Examination dates and times are subject to change. Calculators will be provided for the Civil Service examination. Final appointment is contingent upon the applicant passing a job-related medical examination, drug screen and/or police background investigation and providing documentary evidence of Employment Authorization and Identity. 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.