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University of San Diego
  • Position Number: 1459429
  • Location: San Diego, CA
  • Position Type: Facilities Management

Seasonal Painter, Building Maintenance

Posting # 1004

University Description: The University of San Diego, a contemporary and engaged Roman Catholic institution, was founded by the Diocese of San Diego and the Society of the Sacred Heart in 1949. Governed by an independent board of trustees since 1972, USD remains committed to a liberal arts education grounded in the Catholic intellectual tradition and the pursuit of truth, goodness and beauty. Inspired by this centuries old tradition of Catholic higher education, the University welcomes people of all faith traditions and any, or no, religious background. The future success of USD relies on the contributions of those who seek to foster the development of engaged global citizens and an earnest confrontation of humanity's urgent challenges.

Detailed Description: This is a seasonal, temporary, non-benefit based, part-time position with an anticipated assignment end date of September 15, 2019.

Perform semi-skilled to skilled level work related to the painting trade in connection with maintenance, repair and renovation of buildings, on any University property. Assists in scraping, burning, sanding, and otherwise preparing surface for painting; applying undercoats and finishing coats of stain, paint, enamel, varnishes and lacquers by brush, and spray. Fills nail holes, cracks and joints with putty, plaster, and other filler. Erects scaffolding or sets up ladders to perform tasks above ground level. Receives supervision from Superintendent.

Job Duties:
Perform semi-skilled to skilled level tasks related to painting in the following categories.
  • Performs routine maintenance on all interior and exterior buildings either on a work request or scheduled maintenance as directed by supervisor.
  • Sands, primes, and applies finish coats of paint to newly constructed carpentry work.
  • Refinishes furniture, doors, shelves, and wall covering as directed by supervisor by stripping, sanding, staining, and varnishing.
  • Maintains interior and exterior color scheme as per interior decorator's instruction.
  • Works in a neat and orderly manner, cleans up daily at the end of each job.
  • Maintains tools and equipment in good condition.
  • Works from ladders and scaffolding as well as in confined spaces.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

    Job Requirements:
    Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum three to five years of experience in this trade
  • Substantial knowledge in all of the functional areas.
  • Substantial skills at the semi-skilled level in all of the functional areas.
  • Demonstrated ability to operate and maintain hand and power tools, typically used in the trade, in a safe manner.

    Performance Expectations:
    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Physical ability to perform indicated tasks.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well in teams or alone.
  • Knowledge of surface preparation material and techniques.
  • Knowledge of surface finishing materials.
  • Knowledge of color matching.
  • Knowledge of safety techniques in the painting trade.
  • Skilled applying paint and other surface materials by brush, roller, or spray.
  • Ability to work effectively in an environment subject to frequently changing priorities.
  • Ability to access input and retrieves information from a computer system for word processing, records retrieval and maintenance, research and communication purposes;
  • Understands the importance of customer service and has the ability to follow-up as well as communicate to FM and the campus clients.

    Special Conditions of Employment:
  • Must be able to work assigned hours and may be assigned to work any shift.
  • Must wear a uniform prescribed and furnished by USD
  • Subject to occasional overtime and possible callback.
  • Must work individually or in teams coordinating assigned work with other groups and departments.
  • May be assigned to work at any USD facility/location.
  • Assist craft workers from other trades or shops when assigned

    Background check: Successful completion of a pre-employment background check.

    Degree Verification Requirement: Persons offered employment in this position will be required to provide official education transcripts for degree verification purposes.

    Posting Salary: $15.00 - $17.00 per hour

    Special Application Instructions:
    Visit to complete our online application and, for full consideration, please upload a resume to your application profile for the hiring managers' review. If you have any questions or difficulties please contact the Employment Services Team at 619-260-6806, or email us at

    Additional Details:
    Hours: 40 hours per week

    Note: External job postings will be up for at least five days. After that time, applications will be reviewed by the hiring manager/committee throughout the posting period. A candidate may be selected at any time which could then close this posting on a date earlier than listed.

    The University of San Diego is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the campus community.

    The University of San Diego is a smoking and tobacco-free campus. For more information, visit

    In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the Clery Act, the University of San Diego publishes a combined Annual Security and Fire Safety Report for review. This report includes institutional policies concerning: campus security; procedures for reporting crime, fire, and other emergencies; emergency response and evacuation procedures; sexual misconduct and relationship violence reporting and response standards and protocols; alcohol and drug policies; and statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred within the institutions Clery reportable geography. Individuals may request a print copy of the report at the University of San Diego Department of Public Safety, located in the Hughes Administration Center, Room 150.

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