BARGAINING UNIT QUALIFICATION STANDARD
(1020-05XX) SIGN PAINTER-ILLUSTRATOR
November 30, 1987
Performs sign painting, lettering, mechanical drawings, and other
related tasks; performs work requiring artistic and limited creative
ability in preparing illustration material, using various media, for
promotional or informational use in postal facilities.
DESCRIPTION OF WORK:
See the Standard Position Description for the Occupation Code given
This section is composed of Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)
which are required to satisfactorily perform the tasks of the position.
Applicants must demonstrate that they possess a sufficient level of each
KSA, to include at least minimum competency for senior-qualified
positions to enable them to perform these tasks satisfactorily.
Applicants demonstrate these levels by describing examples of
experience, education, or training, any of which may be non-postal.
Ratings are based on the demonstration of the level of possession of
each of the KSAs. Failure to demonstrate any KSA is disqualifying.
B-1. Ability to use and maintain tools and equipment.
B-4. Ability to work without immediate supervision.
B-6. Ability to use reference materials and manuals relevant to the
B-9. Safety in performance of duties common to the position.
B-13. Ability to plan, lay out, and set up work independently.
B-14. Ability to interpret instruction, specifications, etc.
B-15. Ability to paint.
B-18. Ability to estimate time and materials.
B-43. Ability to work from ladders, scaffolds, and mechanical lift
Knowledge of drafting, art design, illustration, sign painting, and
related fields in commercial art.
Ability to perform the techniques of an artist in the areas of sign
painting, lettering, and illustration.
Applicants must have 2 1/2 years of general experience as noted under
"General" and "Special" proficiency requirements.
The successful completion of a full 4-year or senior high school
curriculum which has included courses in sketching, painting or art may
be substituted for 1 year of experience.
Study in an art institute above high school level may be substituted at
the rate of 1 year of study for 9 months of experience.
A 2-year college course leading to an associates degree in drawing,
painting, or art may be substituted for 2 1/2 years of experience.
The required amount of experience will not in itself be accepted
as proof of qualification. The applicant's record of experience and
training must show the ability to perform the duties of the position.
Applicants must be able to perform the physical requirements of this
Applicants must submit a sample of work which shows the quality of their
sign painting and illustration ability.