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Job ID: 189146

Journy - Painter
Foothill-De Anza Community College District

Date Posted Jul. 5, 2022
Title Journy - Painter
University Foothill-De Anza Community College District
Los Altos Hills, CA, United States
Department Facilities
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Classified Staff
  • Facilities/Maintenance/Transportation

Journy - Painter

Initial closing Date: 06/16/22*

*This position will become Open Until Filled after the initial Review Date. Any complete applications received while the position is Open Until Filled will be reviewed by the hiring committee only upon committee request.

Salary Grade: C3-52

Starting Salary: $5,389.22 (per month)

Full Salary Range: $5,389.22 - $7,177.65 (per month)

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District is currently accepting applications for the classified position above.

Foothill - De Anza Community College District Mission Statement:

The mission of the Foothill-De Anza Community College District is student success. We are driven by an equity agenda and guided by core values of excellence, inclusion, and sustainability. Every member of our district contributes to a dynamic learning environment that fosters student engagement, equal opportunity, and innovation in meeting the various educational and career goals of our diverse students. We are committed to providing an accessible, quality undergraduate education dedicated to developing a broadly educated and socially responsible community that supports an equitable and just future for California.


This is a skilled position at the journey level, involved planning, preparing, and completing painting of various surfaces on special and regular projects as needed. This work requires comprehensive knowledge of the trade of Painter. The employee uses appropriate tools, safety techniques, equipment and supplies to prepare a variety of surfaces for painting and finishing to assist in maintenance, remodeling and repair of buildings and other College and District facilities. A high degree of independent judgment and creativity is required to select from alternative solutions, materials, supplies and appropriate procedures.

Incumbents in this classification are assigned to work as a painter, but may also be assigned to assist other Plant Services personnel as needed.


Depending upon assignment, duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

General Responsibilities
  • Uses safety equipment, supplies, and procedures to perform job duties as required; reports fire, sanitary and safety hazards and the need for repairs to appropriate administrator.
  • Responds to immediate safety and/or operational concerns (e.g. facility damage, alarms, etc.) for the purpose of taking appropriate action to resolve immediate safety issues and to maintain a functional educational environment; provides reports on activities as requested by appropriate administrator.
  • Stores and shelves equipment and other supplies in conformance with various local, state, federal, and district rules and regulations; maintains equipment in a safe operating condition; maintains preventive maintenance procedures, records, and reports.
  • Directs visitors and safeguards district property; adheres to all state and federal laws and regulations regarding safety and health.
  • Attends and participates in District and/or College provided training or information sessions; incorporates new information or technology into existing job duties.
  • Shall carry a communication device, if assigned one, and be available for general painting duties.
  • Uses a computer for entry and retrieval of information.
  • Communicates effectively orally, in writing, and electronically.
  • Operates equipment such as District vehicles, electric carts, electric power lifts, forklift, etc.; will use ladders.
  • Estimates cost of jobs; specifies, orders, and procures supplies, materials, tools, and equipment for the purpose of maintaining availability of required items and completing jobs efficiently; maintain inventory of supplies, parts and equipment; confers with appropriate administrator regarding cost effective use of materials and supplies.
  • Transports various items (e.g. tools, equipment and supplies) for the purpose of ensuring the availability of materials required at job site.
  • Provides direction and training to apprentices as assigned.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Trade Responsibilities
  • Prepares surfaces for painting, including erecting and hanging scaffolding' removes all paint or varnish or graffiti by scraping, or sanding washes, cleans and patches surfaces and otherwise prepares surfaces for painting.
  • Applies paints and other surface preservatives to the exterior or interior of buildings, including painting and finishing of partitions, window casings, doors, cabinets, cases, and woodwork; paints street equipment and other outdoor equipment.
  • Uses a variety of brushes, spray guns, scrapers, mixers, rollers, brooms, vacuums and other related tools to prepare, paint and finish a variety of surfaces.
  • Inspects facilities (e.g. exterior and interior walls, ceiling, etc.) for the purpose of identifying necessary repairs/patching; determines appropriate paint, surface covering, and equipment to be used; inspects sites to evaluate quality of finished work.
  • Mixes and prepares paints, lacquers, varnishes, and other preservatives as appropriate to the project; selects and blends colors in proper proportions.
  • Occasionally performs more exacting work such as specialized painting, wallpapering, lettering and touch-up work.
  • Exchanges information with other staff to plan major and minor painting and other project timelines, required materials, supplies, supplemental staffing and to prioritize work orders; confers with other trades on assignments as needed; confers with other staff on preventive work as needed.
  • Sweeps, vacuums, picks up debris, and cleans areas and surfaces when work is completed.
  • Moves furniture and other equipment as necessary to complete assigned tasks.
  • Performs HAZMAT/safety inspections; maintains logs, records and signs fire extinguisher tags.
  • Maintains equipment rooms, shops, vehicles and tools.


Knowledge of:
  • Properties of various types of paint and their applications to a variety of surfaces.
  • Mixing and blending of paints and pigments.
  • Methods, materials, tools, safety practices and equipment used in the painting trade.
  • Safety factors in the operation of equipment and materials.
  • Applicable safety codes, ordinances and regulations.

Ability to:
  • Demonstrate understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.
  • Estimate the scope of a project, costs, materials and timelines required to complete assignments.
  • Read and work from blueprints, technical manuals, charts and schematics.
  • Erect and work from scaffolding and high places.
  • Maintain accurate records and reports on completed assignments.
  • Assign work to and oversee the work of Apprentices in the painting trade.
  • Operate and maintain a variety of equipment and tools.
  • Understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
  • Observe safety requirements and safe work practices and methods as required.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative work relationships.
  • Work independently and under minimal supervision.

  • Understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.
  • Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade. Completion of appropriate trade school courses or the equivalent AND three years of experience in a comparable position.

License or Certification

Possession of a valid class C California driver's license.


  • Indoor, office environment and outdoor environment, with climate changes.
  • Hazardous conditions.
  • Exposure to chemicals and fumes.
  • Includes travel to conduct work.

Physical Abilities:
  • Hearing and speaking to exchange information.
  • Dexterity of hands to perform the tasks required of the position.
  • Sight in order to be aware of hazards and dangers found in the nature of the work.
  • Regularly stand, walk, and sit for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to climb, stoop, kneel, reach, push, pull, grasp, and perform repetitive motions.
  • Climb ladders of varying heights.
  • Ability to maneuver in crawl spaces, attics, and utility tunnels.
  • Lift moderate to heavy objects up to 60 lbs.

  • A District on-line application on *In the application, you will provide information, which demonstrates your understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff. Additionally, you will be asked to explain how your life experiences, studies or work have influenced your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • A cover letter addressing your qualifications for the position.
  • A current resume of all work experience, formal education and training.

If any required application materials are omitted, the committee will not review your application. Items not required (including reference letters) will not be accepted. For full-consideration, all application packets must be received by 11:59 pm on the closing date.

Please allow yourself ample time to complete your application and resolve any technical difficulties that may arise with your submission. We do not guarantee a response to application questions within 48 hours of the closing date. You may also visit our "Applicant Information" to assist with technical difficulties at:


Position: Full-Time, Permanent, 12-months per year

Work Schedule: 6:00 am to 2:30 pm with 30 minute lunch

Starting date: As soon as possible upon completion of the search process.

Excellent benefits package which includes medical coverage for employee and eligible dependents, dental, vision care, employee assistance program, long term disability, retirement benefits and basic life insurance. For information on our benefits package that includes medical for employees and dependents, visit our web site:

Persons with disabilities who require reasonable accommodation to complete the employment process must notify Employment Services no later than the closing date of the announcement. The successful applicant will be required to provide proof of authorization to work in the U.S. All interviewing costs incurred by applicant are the responsibility of the applicant.

For more information about our application process contact:

Employment Services

Foothill-De Anza Community College District

12345 El Monte Road

Los Altos Hills, California 94022


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