Painter II


University, MS, US, 38677

Department:  Student Housing (10001023)
Employee Designation:  Regular Full-time (Benefits Eligible)

Note for Current UM Employees

Current employees must apply internally via connectU >

Definition of Class

This position serves as assistant to the paint shop foreman, and is responsible for completing various campus paint jobs as required or assigned. This position assumes the duties and responsibilities of the supervisor in the absence of the supervisor.

Examples of Work Performed

  • Hand brushes, rolls, and spray paints University buildings, areas, and equipment; hangs vinyl and decorative wall coverings.
  • Mixes, blends, and matches paint and stains to proper color and consistency.
  • Determines sequences of paint operations and methods to be used, including need or advisability for scaffolding and rigging, color blending and matching required, type and amount of materials needed, and areas to be painted according to work orders; estimates time and cost for painting jobs.
  • Prepares surfaces prior to painting, including finishing, sheetrock, patching walls and ceilings.
  • Provides technical guidance and direction to lower rated personnel.
  • Maintains the paint of buildings on campus.
  • Fills in sheet rock.
  • Finishes hardwood floors.
  • Gathers materials needed to complete jobs.
  • Barricades areas with wet paint to protect the job and unsuspecting persons.
  • Performs similar or related duties as assigned or required.

Essential Functions

These essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following. Additional essential functions may be identified and included by the hiring department.

  1. Performs activities to prepare surfaces for painting.
  2. Maintains and refreshes painted surfaces as assigned.
  3. Supervises the work of lower classified personnel.    

Minimum Education/Experience

Graduation from a standard four-year high school or equivalent (GED).




Three (3) years of experience related to the above described duties.


Must possess a valid driver’s license.


Interview Requirements:

Any candidate who is called for an interview must notify the Department of Equal Opportunity/Regulatory Compliance in writing of any reasonable accommodation needed prior to the date of the interview.

Salary/Wage Information

To learn more about our pay structure and view our salary ranges, click here to visit the Compensation page of our Human Resources website. This link is provided for general pay information. Hourly rate or salary may vary depending on qualifications, experience, and departmental budget. Note: Unclassified positions (faculty, executives, researchers and coaches) do not have established salary ranges.

EEO Statement

The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, citizenship, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.

Background Check Statement

The University of Mississippi is committed to providing a safe campus community. UM conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

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