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Painter II

The University of Southern Mississippi is currently accepting applications for the position of Painter II.

Position Details

Location Hattiesburg

118 College Drive Hattiesburg, Mississippi, 39406-0001 United States Division Building Maintenance Position Type Staff Employment Status Full Time Grant Funded No Salary Range 12.72 - 12.72 Pay Grade


Posting Close Date Open until filled

Job Summary Paints University buildings, areas, equipment, and furniture with hand brushes, rollers, and sprayers to include mixing, blending, and matching of paints and stains.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Paints University buildings, areas, equipment, and furniture with hand brushes, rollers, and sprayers. Mixes, blends, and matches paint and stains to proper color and consistency.
  • Determines sequences of paint operations and methods utilized; provides advise for scaffolding, rigging, color blending, equipment recommendations, materials needed, and areas to be painted according to work orders.
  • Estimates time and cost for painting jobs.
  • Finishes sheetrock, plaster and lathe, walls and ceilings in preparation for painting.
  • Performs such typical operations as applying decorative and/or protective finish coats to mill-work.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Minimum Qualifications

    High School Diploma or GED and one year related experience and/or training. Valid driver's License.

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge of, or the ability to learn, University policies and procedures.
  • Skill in completing assignments accurately and with attention to detail.
  • Skill in determining the kind and use of standard tools and equipment of the profession as well as the ability to maintain and care for hand and power tools.
  • Ability to perform maintenance, to follow instructions, and to interpret drawings and diagrams.
  • Ability to analyze, organize and prioritize work while meeting multiple deadlines.
  • Ability to set priorities and complete assignments on time.
  • Ability to obtain a driver's license prior to employment.
  • Ability to work evenings, nights, and weekends as necessary.
  • Ability to react quickly and calmly in emergency situations.
  • Ability to operate office machines, including calculator, and personal computer.
  • About The University of Southern Mississippi The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) is a comprehensive public research institution delivering transformative programs on campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, at teaching and research sites across the Mississippi Gulf Coast, as well as online. Founded in 1910, USM is one of only 131 universities in the nation to earn the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education's "R1: Doctoral Universities - Very high research activity" designation, and its robust research enterprise includes experts in ocean science and engineering, polymer science and engineering, and large event venue safety and security, among others. USM is also one of only 37 institutions in the nation accredited in theatre, art and design, dance and music. As an economic driver, USM generates an annual economic impact of more than $600 million across the state. USM welcomes a diverse student body of more than 14,000, representing 71 countries, all 50 states, and every county in Mississippi. USM students have collected four Truman Scholarships and 37 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, while also leading Mississippi with 27 Goldwater Scholarships, an honor that recognizes the next generation of great research scientists. Home to the Golden Eagles, USM competes in 17 Division I sports sponsored by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). For more information, visit www.

    As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer/Americans with Disabilities Act institution, The University of Southern Mississippi encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.

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