University, MS, US, 38677

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

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Definition of Class

This position provides technical guidance to subordinate personnel and responds to the painter supervisor. Incumbent hand brushes, rolls, and spray paints University buildings, areas, and equipment, including mixing, blending, and matching paints and stains. Incumbent also prepares surfaces prior to painting.

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.
  • Hangs banners.
  • 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. Paints University buildings, areas, and equipment.
  2. Prepares surfaces prior to painting.

Minimum Education/Experience

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




Four (4) years of experience related to the above described duties.




Must possess a valid driver’s license.

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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