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State of Washington Classified Job Specification


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Class Code: 611E
Category: Maintenance Trades & Labor


Perform journey - level floor-laying or floor-covering work.

Distinguishing Characteristics

Positions in this class perform journey - level work in applying a variety of decorative and functional covering to floors, walls, and countertops.

Typical Work

Scrape, chip, and clean surfaces to prepare for installation of covering;

Apply adhesives, pastes, and grouts;

Lay tile, linoleum, and rubber cove base;

Remove, repair, and replace damaged, loose, and broken asphalt, asbestos, vinyl, and rubber tile; repair and replace rubber cove base;

Lay carpet; measure and cut padding and carpet to size; sew, trim, and tack in place;

Operate power carpet stretcher, electric hammer and drill; use chisel, knife, carpet shears, needle and thread;

Inspect surfaces for damages; estimate time and materials for repair;

Drive service vehicle;

May repair and replace ceramic counter tops;

May repair and grout ceramic tile in bathrooms and shower stalls;

May perform work in other trades;

Perform related duties as required.

Legal Requirement(s)

There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.

Desirable Qualifications

Completion of a recognized apprenticeship as a floor-layer or carpet-layer;


Full journey status as a floor-layer or carpet-layer in a union;


Four years' applicable work experience. Vocational training may be substituted for work experience on a year-for-year basis. Possession of a valid motor vehicle operator's license may be required.

Class Specification History

New class adopted March 15, 1974.
Revise class. Revises class code (formerly 5347); adopted May 10, 2007, effective July 1, 2007.