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Temporary Painter (8199C) Facilities Services
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Jul. 22, 2019
Title Temporary Painter (8199C) Facilities Services
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Department N/A
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Facilities/Maintenance/Transportation

Temporary Painter (8199C) Facilities Services

About Berkeley
The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's most iconic teaching and research institutions. Since 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world. Berkeley's culture of openness, freedom and acceptanceacademic and artistic, political and culturalmake it a very special place for students, faculty and staff.

Berkeley is committed to hiring and developing staff who want to work in a high performing culture that supports the outstanding work of our faculty and students. In deciding whether to apply for a staff position at Berkeley, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the alignment of the Berkeley Workplace Culture with their potential for success at

Departmental Overview
Facilities Services works to maintain a campus built environment that is conducive to teaching, learning and research. We strive to continuously improve the campus in partnership with all members of the campus community. Facilities Services is comprised of the following units: Campus Recycling and Refuse Services, Custodial Services, Environmental Services, Grounds Operations, Shops, Quality Assurance & Customer Service, Sustainability and Engineering Services and People's Park.

  • Apply coats of paint, varnish, stains, enamel or lacquer to decorate and protect interior or exterior surfaces, trimmings and fixtures of buildings and other related structures; smooth surfaces using sandpaper, brushes, steel wool and remove old paint using paint remover, scrapers, or wire brushes to prepare surfaces for painting; fill nail holes, cracks, and joints with putty, plaster or other fillers; select premixed paints or prepare paints to match specified colors; paint surfaces using brushes, spray guns or rollers; design, layout, engrave lettering and graphics using automated and manual sign making equipment to make signs and related items for application on surfaces such as metal, wood, glass, oil cloth, poster board, directories, and vehicles.
  • May cover interior walls and ceiling of offices and related facilities with decorative wall paper or fabrics, install floor coverings, repair and install window shades, blinds and blackout drapery; repair/install projection screens; paint crosswalks, curbs, ADA, and other traffic control signage; remove graffiti from walls, sidewalks, dumpsters, and other university properties.

Administrative Duties
  • Adherence to the scheduling of work through the work management program is required.
  • Consult shop superintendent and/or lead for technical information.
  • Support maintenance projects and programmatic work assignments. Keep accurate work records and complete paperwork in a neat and timely manner.
  • Define and describe materials, tools and/or equipment, work methods and task sequences.
  • Serve as liaison with clients, relaying their needs and requirements to the appropriate department or superintendent.
  • Obtain materials and equipment as required.

  • Adhere to all University and departmental safety guidelines. Attend job-related safety training as required.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications
  • Must have completed a four year painter apprenticeship program or equivalent.
  • Employee must possess three years journeyman experience in a comparable position or related experience in a university, hospital or large building complex.
  • Education and training can be through documented experience and/or professional development through an accredited college or university.
  • Must be able to work in confined spaces.
  • Must be able to safely move supplies and objects up to 75 pounds with or without a reasonable accommodation.
  • Employee must be available to respond to emergencies, work on-call, weekend on-call, rotating swing shift, watch and holidays.
  • Adhere to Facilities Services' work rules and Code of Conduct.
  • Employee is personally responsible for following health and safety guidelines/instructions.
  • Prepare various surfaces for painting by washing, scraping, burning, sanding, sandblasting or other means.
  • Fill and feather defects for all types of surfaces to be painted.
  • Mix, match, and blend various paints, enamels, varnishes, lacquers, stains, and protective coatings to achieve desired color.
  • Perform painting tasks such as applying coats of paint, varnish, stain, lacquer, enamel, and other materials to indoor and outdoor surfaces.
  • Prepare interior or exterior surfaces, trim, and fixtures of buildings and other structures, equipment, or furniture that is to be painted.
  • Keep accurate time and material records; order supplies and/or materials.
  • Ability to work in confined spaces and to gain access to areas that normally require stairs, ladders, and/or scaffolding using specific methods to perform tasks.
  • Ability to safely move supplies and objects up to 75 pounds with or without a reasonable accommodation.
  • Must possess excellent communication skills and ability to interact in a positive manner with the campus community; including students, building managers, academic personnel, and craft personnel, in a multi- cultural environment.
  • Ability to track jobs to completion and prioritize requirements; able to work and support shutdowns and project schedules to minimize interference with others.
  • Ability to read information from equipment manufactures manuals, service requests, layout sketches, blueprints, and appropriate state and local codes.
  • Knowledge of relevant building codes and regulations.
  • Ability to communicate clearly over the telephone and two-way radio.
  • Ability to execute all jobs in a timely manner.

Salary & Benefits
Hourly pay for this role is $41.73
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:

How to Apply
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.

Driving Required
A valid driver's license and DMV check for driving record is required.

Other Information
This position is governed by the terms and conditions in the agreement for the Skilled Crafts Unit (KB) between the University of California and the Alameda County Building and Construction Trades Council (ACBCTC). The current bargaining agreement manual can be found at:

Physical Exam
Employment is contingent upon passing a physical exam.

Conviction History Background
This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.

Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see:
For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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