Painter - Temporary

California State University, Monterey Bay
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Jun 01, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Painter - Temporary

Classification: Painter
Department Name: Facilities Svcs & Operations
Job Number: MB2021-SA2709
Status: This is a full-time temporary position through June 30, 2022.Apply Priority Screening Begins Monday, June 14, 2021
Priority Screening Date: 06/13/2021
Recruitment Status: Apply Priority Screening Begins Monday, June 14, 2021

Position Description:
Powered by an inspiring Founding Vision Statement, California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) is a mid-sized comprehensive baccalaureate and masters granting university whose staff and faculty help transform student lives through a focus on student success and engagement through project-based learning, service learning in its regional community, and the promotion of multicultural and global perspectives on and beyond campus. CSUMB is both a Minority Serving Institution (MSI) and an Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and has a vibrant, diverse student body of over 7,600 students.

The university's Strategic Plan prioritizes inclusive excellence through recruiting and investing in the development of a diverse body of faculty, staff, and administrators. CSUMB's sustainability initiative is to be carbon neutral by 2030. The university's faculty and staff, many of whom live in the East Campus housing development, appreciate living and working so close to the shores of the beautiful Monterey Bay. As one of the 23 campuses in the California State University (CSU) system, CSUMB offers excellent benefits, including access to below market rate campus housing and competitive salaries for faculty and staff.



Under the general supervision of the Associate Director of Facilities Maintenance & Operations and the daily work direction of the lead Painter, the Facilities Painter is responsible for performing a full range of skilled journey-level work in painting, finishing and maintaining a wide variety of interior and exterior surfaces and structures to ensure a clean, safe and attractive learning environment. Position makes decisions based upon sound maintenance practices.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Journey-level Paint Work - Prepares surfaces for painting and finishing to include repair or replacement of drywall and ceiling tiles; Performs minor associated maintenance such as replacement of baseboards, light covers, emergency exit signs, light and outlet switch plates. Applies undercoats and finish coats using the full range of application methods including brush, roll, and spray; mixes and matches paints and finishes; performs sand and water blasting; erects scaffolding and/or staging for painting projects; paints signs and parking lot/roadway markings; advises in the selection and storage of painting materials; inspects completed work for conformance with specifications, requirements and compliance with applicable building and safety codes and regulations; inspects related work performed by contractors; estimates cost, time and materials for painting projects; participates in the maintenance and operations of a paint shop; cleans and maintains painting and finishing materials, tools, and equipment used in the performance of duties; performs all work in accordance with established safety procedures; maintains a safe and clean work environment. Work may involve exposure to hazardous materials such as paint thinners, lead and asbestos. Performs preventative maintenance per shop schedule. Responds to graffiti calls within 24 hours and, if immediate repair is not possible, apply temporary fix.
  • Safety and Training - Performs all work in accordance with established safety procedures; including lead abatement, if certified. Maintains a safe and clean work environment.
  • Shop, Tool and Equipment Maintenance - Operates power tools and shop equipment including tint machine, shaker, grinder, power air sander shop vacuum, portable generator and manlift.
  • General Guidelines - Maximizes productivity through use of appropriate tools. Provides feedback to the Lead Painter, when requested, on strategies to efficiently utilize resources to create a timely and efficient workflow. Adheres to guidelines that support the functions of the unit. Contributes, participates and functions within a team environment. Acts with consideration towards others when working in their areas while operating equipment, tools and vehicles, etc. Communicates and conducts oneself in a professional manner at all times to properly represent yourself, your team (Shop/FS&O Division/ University). Contributes, participates, and functions in a team environment. Communicates and conducts self in professional manner at all times.

  • Other Functions:

    Performs other job-related duties and special projects as assigned.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
    p>Knowledge: Work requires thorough knowledge of the methods, materials, tools and equipment used in the painting trade including painting, finishing, drywall, and paperhanging; and a thorough knowledge of the applicable state codes and regulations, including the Safety Orders of the Division of Industrial Safety of the State of California.

    Ability to: be able to apply paints and finishes neatly and accurately; mix paints and finishes and match colors; erect and work from scaffolds, rigging and ladders; select the most appropriate materials; read, interpret and work from blueprints, plans, drawings, and specifications; make rough sketches; estimate cost, time and materials of painting work; maintain records and retrieve data using manual and/or computerized record-keeping systems; prepare standard reports; provide instruction to unskilled and semi-skilled assistants in an effective and professional manner ; analyze and respond appropriately to emergency situations; read and write at a level appropriate to the position; and perform arithmetic calculations as required by the position. Incumbents may be required to possess a California Driver’s License valid for the operation of any vehicle or equipment they are required to operate.

    Minimum Qualifications:
    The abilities normally would be acquired through any combination of progressively responsible training and experience which demonstrates achievement of journey-level skills equivalent to that acquired through completion of a standard painter’s apprenticeship program.

    Specialized Skills:

    Preferred Qualifications:
    2 years of journey-level experience as a painter.

    Special Conditions of Employment:
    • All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check (including a criminal records check).
    • The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
    • This position will have a duty to report to the Campus Title IX Officer information pertaining to victims of sex discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, dating/domestic violence, and stalking as required by CSU Executive Order 1095.
    • This position has been designated as a sensitive position with responsibility or access/possession of building master or sub-master keys for building access; and responsibility for operating commercial vehicles, machinery or equipment that could pose environmental hazards or cause injury, illness, or death.
    • Must possess and maintain a valid license to drive in the State of California, pass the Defensive Training Class, and be insurable under the University’s liability coverage.
    • Due to the nature of the work, this position requires the ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends.


    Required to work indoors and outdoors in University buildings and grounds year-round, including during inclement weather. Includes working in the presence of loud noise, vibration, dark and/or confined spaces, moving mechanical parts, automobile exhaust, dust, chemical, and paint fumes. Required to work in elevated, precarious places. Work involves risk of being exposed to fire, electrical shock, and hazardous materials, such as, paint thinners, lead and asbestos.


    Position requires full range of motion, and a variety of movements necessary to perform strenuous manual labor, including but not limited to lifting and moving moderate-sized equipment up to 50 pounds (moving up to 100 pounds is required rarely). Position requires bending, climbing, reaching, moving heavy objects and equipment, and applying force. Requires use of a video display terminal. Standard vision requirements with/without corrective aides: Close (clear vision at 20 inches or less); Distance (clear vision at 20 feet or more); Color (ability to identify and distinguish colors); Peripheral; Depth Perception; ability to adjust focus.

    Compensation and Benefits:
    • Type of Appointment: Temporary
    • Collective Bargaining Unit: Teamsters Local 2010
    • Anticipated Campus Hiring Salary: Low to mid $5,000’s per month
    • CSU Salary Range
    • FLSA Status: Non Exempt

    CSUMB offers a premium benefit package that includes outstanding vacation, health, dental & vision plans; a fee waiver education program; membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS); and 14 paid holidays a year. For more information, visit: CSU Benefits R06. Additionally, University Corporation at CSU Monterey Bay provides access to affordable campus housing based on availability, visit: Employee Housing.

    How to Apply:
    To apply, visit

    For full consideration, applicants must complete the required online application prior to the priority screen date found at Application submissions received after the application screening date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University. Materials submitted become the property of CSUMB and will not be returned.

    CSUMB is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions.

    Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting University Personnel at (831) 582-3389. For computer/online access you may visit the Tanimura and Antle Family Memorial Library (map). All employees must be eligible for employment in the U.S.


    CSUMB hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States and is an E-Verify employer. In compliance with state and federal crime awareness and campus security legislation, including The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, California Education Code section 67380, and the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA), the Cal State University, Monterey Bay Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available at:

    CSUMB is a smoke and tobacco-free campus.


    CSUMB is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, veteran status, or disability.


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