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Job Req ID:  19088


General Description

Performs interior and exterior painting jobs requiring use of scaffolding, swinging stages, and motorized lifts. Prepares surfaces for painting, staining, or varnishing such as walls, ceilings, interior furnishings, trim work, exterior of buildings and offices. Mixes and applies paints, stains, or varnish.


Essential Job Functions

Performs interior and exterior painting. Uses scaffolding, swinging stages, and motorized lifts to reach high places regularly.

Prepares surfaces by washing down with special acids and catalysts, by stripping, sanding, wire brushing, burning to remove old coats, filling nail holes and spackling cracks, sandpapering rough spots, brushing off dust, caulking, applying primer or sealer on new surfaces, and removing hardware, masking trims and molding, laying down drop cloths before painting.

Mixes and thins paints or stains to achieve the right color, shade, and texture.

Applies paints, varnishes or stains choosing and using the right applicator for each job depending on the surface to be covered, the characteristics of the finish, and other factors to achieve the desired outcome.

Blends surface colors and contours to prevent detection of repaired areas. Applies repeated coatings to achieve a smooth and uniform finish.

Observes all safety precautions and uses equipment and chemical treatments properly to avoid harming self and others, and damaging property.

Maintains tools, equipment and work area in clean and orderly condition.


Perform other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications Required:

High School degree or equivalent.

3 years of relevant experience.


Special Skills and Knowledge:

  • Demonstrated work experience that includes knowledge and skill in surface preparation, application techniques, paint mixing and matching, wood finishing, staining and varnishing.
  • Ability to paint high places both indoors and outdoors using scaffolding, swinging stages, and motorized lifts on a regular basis.
  • Ability to interact and/or work with faculty, students, and visitors in a respectful and courteous manner.
  • Ability to read and write in order to read work orders, to maintain records and schedule, and so forth.
  • Must be able to read and write in order to read work orders, maintain records and schedules; must be able to understand and follow verbal instructions.


Physical requirements for the job:

  • Lifting
  • Bending
  • Reaching
  • Standing
  • Climbing on ladders


License/Certification: Valid MD Driver’s License preferred.

Machines and/or equipment used: Painters tools and materials.

Additional information: Overtime required as needed. Must be able to work other days and times as necessary to meet the objectives of the department.




Classified Title: Painter II 
Working Title: PAINTER II  ​​​​​
Role/Level/Range: SKILL9/01/BU 
Starting Salary Range: $19.87, after 12 months increases to $23.69
Employee group: Casual / On Call 
Schedule: May Vary, 6:00am-2:30pm Monday-Friday
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt  
Location: 05-MD:School of Public Health 
Department name: 10001054-Maintenance 
Personnel area: School of Public Health


The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.


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