Oregon Public Universities


Classification Specifications


Classification Number: 4221


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Salary Range 19B $3540 $3710 $3887 $4072 $4265 $4479


The PLASTERER applies standard journey-level skills of the trade to construct, maintain, and repair various surfaces requiring plaster, dry wall or stucco. Work is performed inside and outside of State buildings.


This is a single classification and not currently part of a series of classes.


  1. Plaster. Typical tasks: removes loose, chipped, cracked, or damaged plaster and lath; installs new lath, plasterboard or drywall; mixes and applies plaster, stucco, mortar or cement; finishes and prepares surface for painting, with use of sanders.
  2. Miscellaneous Duties. Typical tasks: builds, alters, or repairs brick, stone, rock, or concrete block walls, buildings, roofs, and marble or tile surfaces; lays tile, brick, concrete blocks or other stone building material, using mortar or appropriate medium; pours or finishes concrete; patches existing surfaces; builds concrete forms; nails sheetrock to framing; sands sheetrock to finished texture; uses power tools such as sanders, saws, drills, and nailing guns to accomplish tasks.


Employees in this class have regular in-person contact with agency staff and clients in order to minimize disruption of unit operations. Plasterers also have regular in-person contact with members of other trades to coordinate and prioritize work. Plasterers may have occasional in-person contact with regulatory officers such as fire marshals or building inspectors.


Employees in this class work under general supervision of a trades supervisor. Work is assigned verbally, or through written work orders. Work is reviewed several times a week for quality, completeness and compliance with State Building Codes, Fire Safety Laws, Occupational Safety Laws, and regulations and policies of agency.


Positions are found in central and remote locations throughout State government (e.g., general government agencies, human or natural resource agencies, correctional, mental health, or higher education institutions, hospitals, etc.). They require the willingness to work within the environment associated with the position's location. They require the willingness to work outdoors in inclement weather. They require the willingness to walk, stand, and work while bending and stooping for extended periods. They require the willingness to work from ladders, scaffolds, and other above ground locations. They require the willingness to work in an environment containing dust, odor, and high levels of noise. They require the willingness to lift heavy materials such as concrete blocks.


  • Journey-level Plasterer's status; OR
  • Four years of experience showing:
    • knowledge of plastering practices, tools, and materials;
    • knowledge of safety precautions and occupational hazards;
    • skill mixing and applying plaster;
    • skill using appropriate tools and equipment to construct, maintain, and repair various surfaces requiring plaster, drywall, or stucco;
    • skill estimating time and materials needed for projects;
    • skill using blueprints and following instructions.