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PO Box 444332
Moscow, Idaho

(208) 885-3638

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University Housing

Open for Recruitment:  February 21, 2013 - April 2, 2013
Announcement #:  18529058197
Pay Rate:  $23,982-$32,032 Annually
Full or Part Time:  Full Time
Location: Moscow

Materials Required:
    Online Application
    Job References
    Painter Questionnaire



Major Function: 


Perform journeyman-level work including but not limited to : surface/substrate preparation,  application of primers, paints, stains, & various specialty products & techniques,  or related products on building interiors & exteriors, furniture, floors, and similar surfaces; plan, organize; perform related work, ability to work in a team environment & around students.


Assist in maintenance functions by:  70 %  E      


Performing skilled painting and refinishing of all interior and exterior building components; mixing, blending, and matching paint colors; selecting primer and

application methods; using airless & air assist,  sprayers, HVLP, rollers, brushes, compressors and other equipment used for applying paints and stains; lettering and

sign painting; removing paint and drywall/plaster related debris from work site, performing general clean-up of work site area; selecting and maintaining tools and

equipment for jobs; maintaining brushes, rollers, , sprayers, compressors, and related equipment; storing paint and stains and inventories for future use; maintaining

the paint shop including accessing inventories for re-ordering supplies; reading and interpreting blueprints, Working with and around outside contractors/sub-contractors.


Prepares work to be accomplished by: 25 %  E


Assisting in the assessment for painting and refinishing; selecting appropriate products to accomplish the job; removes grease, oil, dirt, mold, loose or peeling material,

etc. so surface or substrace is sound and  properly prepared for applications; patch cracks, holes, or other damaged  substrates for repairs, texture walls and similar surfaces; protect adjacent areas before painting by  masking, using drop cloths etc…to protect all existing fixtures and surfaces not included in scope of  project.


Contribute to team effort by: 5 % M

Be available for special projects during the regular school year, holidays and summer breaks; performing other related duties as needed.




Considerable knowledge of:  painting equipment, materials and techniques used to apply paint, stain, varnish, and similar products; painting safety techniques.


Experience:  determining suitable paint and stain products to use in various applications; preparing surfaces and applying painting products; using and maintaining tools and equipment associated with painting; mixing, matching, and color coordinating paints and stains.


Physical ability to:  lift and carry items weighing approximately 90 pounds; work on scaffolding, high lifts, climb ladders; bend and stoop.


Specific to this position: Some knowledge of supervisory practices.

Must possess: valid driver's license and pass a driving record check
May require: Lead Abatement Certification and the ability to wear personal protective gear; participation in fit test and medical surveillance program

Must:  Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.




Knowledge and ability to work with painting spray equipment.

Experience working around students.

Experience working with outside contractors or sub-contractors.

Ability to estimate time and materials for specific jobs and projects; experience painting interior and exterior buildings and facilities.


About the University of Idaho

Founded in 1889, the University of Idaho is the state’s land-grant institution and its principal graduate education and research university, bringing insight and innovation to the state, the nation and the world. University researchers attract nearly $100 million in research grants and contracts each year. The University of Idaho is classified by the prestigious Carnegie Foundation as high research activity. The student population of 12,000 includes first-generation college students and ethnically diverse scholars, who select from more than 130 degree options in the colleges of Agricultural and Life Sciences; Art and Architecture; Business and Economics; Education; Engineering; Law; Letters, Arts and Social Sciences; Natural Resources; and Science. The university also is charged with the statewide mission for medical education through the WWAMI program. The university combines the strength of a large university with the intimacy of small learning communities and focuses on helping students to succeed and become leaders. It is home to the Vandals, and competes in the Western Athletic Conference. For more information, visit





To enrich education through diversity, the University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.