Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Painter in Canandaigua, New York
Summary This position is in the Facilities Management Service, Engineering Section in the Maintenance and Operations Shop at the Canandaigua VA, of the Finger Lakes VA HCS. The primary purpose of the position involves journeyman painting work in support of activities of Engineering section. Performs maintenance, repairs, applications and installations associated with the painting trade throughout the Medical Center. Responsibilities Major duties include but are not limited to; Prepares multiple surfaces for painting. Levels imperfections, holes and scaling paint. Applies coating materials with any of the accepted trade devices, paints indoor and outdoor surfaces. Prepares drywall, wood, concrete and plaster types of surfaces, including finishing of new drywall construction. Touch-ups on walls, existing wooden and metal doors and metal and wood furniture. Ability to tint, tone and match surfaces. Meet's prescheduled times for re-locations; Conducts all necessary prior assessments of the scheduled room condition, execute furniture storage and moves and maintaining stock of an array of cabinets, chairs, furniture and desks etc. Setting up of chairs, desks and furniture. The incumbent will be required to assemble furniture and desks. Makes sound, well informed, and objective decisions; perceives the impact and implications of decisions; commits to action, even in uncertain situations, to accomplish organizational goals; causes change. Must be skilled in the use of tools and equipment such as brushes, rollers, sponges, spray guns, trowels, screeds, straight edges 'viscosity testers and wet film and other thickness gauges when their specified. Ability to apply painting of stripes on roadways and parking lots to meet prescribed dimensions and layouts. Does proper maintenance on the Paint shops equipment. Ability to properly clean and store brushes, rollers and pans. Clean up the work site at end of the task or shift. Ability to read and interpret work orders instructions, complete assignment and correctly close the work order upon completion. Determine the methods, techniques, materials and devices best suited to obtain smooth-textured and decorative surfaces and ensuring that surface coatings meet level and thickness requirements. Ability to be familiar with the SDS "Safety Data Sheets". Notify Supervisor of all SDS's for any new materials acquired. Ability to identify hazardous materials, ingredients, reactivity and explosion hazards. Ability to keep track of shop materials on hand for your work. Be prepared for upcoming jobs, including proper communication with those affected by the painter's work. Keep your tool boxes and work carts, clean and in order and ready for daily tasks and assignments. Knowledge of the array of patching and filling materials best suited for each specific job. The Painter relates to other trade workers in engineering while doing assignments and inhouse projects. May have to work in conjunction with contractors, other services and Medical Center personnel, such as nurses Doctors, PSA's and Patients to complete projects. Knowledge of correct cleaning agents for different surfaces. Knowledge of the proper and safest application of such agents. Have ability to observe and follow Hospital safety regulations and VA polices accordingly. Knowledge of emergency procedures in case of a spill or on the job accident. Ability to measure out specific ingredients for paint mixing and matching. Ability to be trained on this facility's paint tinting and color matching equipment. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM Compressed/Flexible Schedule: Not Available Position Description Title/PD#: Painter / 07789-A Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 12/08/2021. EXPERIENCE: A specific length of training and experience is not required, but you must show evidence of training or experience of sufficient scope and quality of your ability to do the work of this position. Evidence which demonstrates you possess the knowledge, skills, and ability to perform the duties of this position must be supported by detailed descriptions of such on your resume. Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Federal Wage System Qualification Standards. SCREEN-OUT ELEMENT: Your qualifications will first be evaluated against the prescribed screen out element, which usually appears as question 1 in the on-line questionnaire. Those applicants who appear to possess at least the minimal acceptable qualification requirement are considered for further rating; those who do not are rated ineligible and are eliminated. The potential eligibles are then rated against the remainder of the Job Elements: Attention to DetailBuilding and ConstructionPaintingPlanning and EvaluatingReading Comprehension Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment. Physical Requirements/Working Conditions: Prepares and coats surfaces from ladders, scaffolds, platforms, aerial platforms and where the surfaces to be coated are in cramped and hard-to-reach places. This requires standing, stooping, bending, kneeling, climbing and working in tiring and uncomfortable positions. Frequently lifts, carries and sets-up materials and equipment that weigh up to 5 kilograms (10 pounds). Occasionally, may handle materials and equipment that weigh 18 kilograms (40 pounds) and over. Using proper lifting techniques. The work is done inside and outside, and dirt, spray and fumes are usually present. May be required to prepare and coat surfaces outside in inclement weather. Wear safety shoes. May occasionally be required to wear protective equipment and clothing that are sometimes heavy and uncomfortable. Understand product SDS's, stay current and use proper SDS safety precautions. Frequently exposed to the possibility of cuts and bruises. May occasionally be exposed to the possibility of broken bones. Physical or muscular effort in performing duties includes fatigue producing actions such as painting overhead, lifting, pulling, pushing, stooping and working in cramped positions. Must work in an area with unpleasant fumes and thus wear a face mask to prevent injury or illness due to fumes and dust. Ability to wear a respirator. Performs work from ladders and scaffolds. Education There are no education requirements for this position. Additional Information COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement. As required by Executive Order 14043, Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law by November 22, 2021. If selected, you will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination before your start date. Per the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), you are fully vaccinated for COVID-19, 2 weeks after receiving the requisite number of doses of a COVID-19 vaccine approved or authorized for emergency use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration or that has been listed for emergency use by the World Health Organization. For Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, or AstraZeneca/Oxford, full vaccination is 2 weeks after receiving the second dose in a 2-dose series. For Johnson and Johnson (J&J)/Janssen, full vaccination is 2 weeks after an employee has received a single dose. HR Office staff must verify your vaccination status prior to issuing a final offer of employment and before you report for New Employee Orientation. [In addition, new hires must show vaccination documentation and submit their completed VA FORM 10230, COVID-19 Vaccination Form, to VA HR staff when reporting for New Employee Orientation. HR staff will upload vaccination information in the VA Light Electronic Action Framework (LEAF) system. If you are unable to obtain the COVID-19 vaccination due to a legally covered exception (i.e., medical or religious reasons),] VA will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation is needed and how you can request an exception. If you request a legally required exception, you must first complete the VA FORM 10230, COVID-19 Vaccination Form, and return the form to the servicing HR Office staff within 2 business days. The HR Office staff will submit the form to your new supervisor of record for adjudication of the exception request. You may receive a final offer or be appointed while your request for medical or religious exception is being adjudicated. Some positions must be adjudicated favorably prior to receiving a final offer. Please contact the HR Point of Contact listed in the JOA for more inform. Receiving Service Credit for Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave: Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employee's credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed. This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.