Painter, Temporary, Multiple Openings (104987)

  • Sonoma State Unversity
  • Rohnert Park, California
  • Mar 13, 2020
Full Time Construction and Skilled Trades

Job Description

Department Name
Facilities Management

Salary and Benefits
Starting salary placement will not exceed $5,402. Upon appointment, employees with 0.75 or greater time base, but do not meet other criteria for full benefits, will be eligible for medical coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The same type of coverage will be offered to hourly intermittent employees, who work an average of 130 hours or more per month, after an evaluation period defined by the ACA.

Application Deadline
This position is open until filled. For full consideration, please submit application, by 8am on March 26, 2020. Please refer to the Application Process section of this posting for additional details.

Conditions of Employment
This is a full time, temporary, non-exempt position. Reappointment to this position is dependent upon the individual's performance as well as administrative and budgetary considerations. The university reserves the right to terminate this appointment earlier than the scheduled expiration date.

Sonoma State University is committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, learning and inclusion. In line with our Strategic Plan and our Seawolf Commitment, our values include diversity, sustainability, community engagement, respect, responsibility, excellence and integrity. We strive to cultivate a community in which a diverse population can learn and work in an atmosphere of civility and respect. We encourage innovation, experimentation and creativity, as well as contributions to equity and inclusion, in the pursuit of excellence for all members of our university community.

Reporting to the Housing Operations Manager, with additional lead work direction provided from other members of the Facilities Management team, the Painter will perform a full range of skilled work in the painting, finishing, and maintaining of a wide variety of interior and exterior surfaces and structures.

Working under general supervision, the major duties of the position include, but are not limited to the following: planning and coordinating painting work with other trades in remodeling and other projects; assist in the selection, ordering, and storage of paint and equipment; preparing orders for materials and estimate jobs; performing skilled work in painting and refinishing all commonly used surfaces; mixing paints and stains to specified colors; cleaning and maintaining brushes, rollers, and equipment, streets, walkways, and parking lots; taping and texturing gypsum walls; applying waterproofing to building exteriors; erecting scaffolding for painting projects; inspecting completed work for conformance with specifications, requirements, and compliance with applicable building and safety codes and regulations; maintaining records and making reports of work progress and completion; maintaining a safe and clean work environment; and ensuring that safety equipment is available and that safety procedures are observed.

Performs other secondary duties as assigned.

Duties take place primarily in campus buildings and dorms located in various locations on the Sonoma State University campus, including working both indoors and outdoors in periods of inclement or hot weather to support and participate in university activities and events. The incumbent must expect to work occasionally in confined spaces and in marginally illuminated areas. Work may involve exposure to hazardous materials such as paint thinners, lead, and asbestos and paint fumes. The normal work schedule is Monday through Friday aligned with regular campus hours. Your specific start time is determined by your Appropriate Administrator. As a non-exempt employee, any request for overtime will be specified and pre-approved by Appropriate Administrator. Evening and weekend hours may be required and will be specified only by the supervisor to meet operational needs. The incumbent must maintain regular and acceptable attendance at such levels as is determined by the Appropriate Administrator.

This position requires, with or without reasonable accommodations, the ability to frequently sit, move or stand for office and/or event functions, be at a computer for 1-2 hours/day, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, work on ladders and scaffolding, stoop and kneel and lift objects of up to 50 lbs in weight.

This position requires the incumbent to perform abilities normally 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. Beginning proficiency with computers and Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel) required. Knowledge of Google Suite, AIM work orders system and PeopleSoft preferred. The incumbent must successfully complete a pre-placement exam and must possess and maintain a California Driver's License valid for the operation of any vehicle or equipment required to maintain and operate.

In addition, this position requires the following:
A 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; be willing and able to comply with all safety laws and all of the university's safety policies and rules; be willing to report safety violations and potentially unsafe conditions to management; and work in a safe manner when handling and working with chemicals and operating equipment. Must 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; meet deadlines; prepare standard reports; provide instruction to unskilled and semi-skilled assistants; 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.

The incumbent must prioritize and perform all work efficiently and effectively; possess good customer service skills; effectively communicate with all levels within the university, including with fellow tradespeople; possess strong interpersonal skills; must be service oriented and fiscally responsible; work effectively and cooperatively in a team and/or group environment or as an individual; accept constructive feedback; and establish and maintain productive and effective, inclusive working relationships amongst diverse populations including staff, faculty, administration, students, and other internal and external constituents. Must also possess the ability to operationalize sustainability concepts (economy, society, and environment) into all aspects of performing job duties.

Physical Requirements
Requires successful completion of a pre-placement physical exam.

Application Process
Please visit to apply to this position, materials submitted with your application will not be returned. For questions related to the application process, please reach out to Human Resources ( | 707.664.3100).

Qualified candidates must submit Online Employment Application. Cover letter and resume are optional.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current employees who apply for this position.

The ADA Coordinator is available at 707.664.2664, to assist individuals with disabilities in need of accommodation during the hiring process.

Other Information
Equal Employment Opportunity: The University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.

Mandated Reporting: This position may be 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.

About Sonoma State University
Sonoma State University, located 48 miles north of San Francisco, is one of the 23 campuses of the California State University. Sonoma State University is a liberal arts institution with an enrollment of approximately 10,000 students and 530 full-time and part-time faculty. Our beautiful campus is located in Rohnert Park, at the foot of the Sonoma hills in the Wine Country.

Sonoma State University is proud to be a smoke-free campus, where smoking and other uses of tobacco products, such as smokeless tobacco, the use of e-cigarettes and similar devices, are prohibited.

Sonoma State University's Jeanne Clery Act Annual Security Report is available at; Annual Campus Housing Fire Safety Report is available at

Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

Rohnert Park, California 94928 United States View Map