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Job Standard for Painting Foreman

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The statements on this job standard are intended to describe the general nature of the role and level of work being performed. They are not intended to represent an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of the employee.

Painting Foreman Overview

  • Person Group: Classified
  • Job Code: 06558
  • Pay Grade: I
  • FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
  • Career Level: Supervisor 1
  • Family: Campus Planning & Facilities
  • Function: Facilities Maintenance


To plan, organize, supervise, and perform journey-level surface preparation and application of paints, stains, and related products on buildings, furniture, floors, and similar surfaces; perform related work.

Level Scope

Provides immediate supervision to a unit or group of operational or technical employees. A portion of time may be spent performing individual tasks related to the unit; however, supervisory activities must constitute a primary part of the job. Supervises unit operations to ensure compliance with departmental or campus policies, procedures, and defined internal controls. Ensures accountability and stewardship of campus resources (operational, financial, and human) in compliance with departmental standards and procedures.

Minimum Qualifications

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

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; estimating time and materials for jobs; mixing, matching, and color coordinating paints and stains.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services.
  • Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance
  • Ability to communicate and convey information effectively

Essential Functions

Key Responsibilities

60% of Time the Painting Foreman must:

  • Supervises journey-level painters and temporary help; plans and organizes work and evaluates staff performance; completes time sheets, accident reports, and work orders; sets schedules of work to be accomplished considering preventive maintenance and emergency conditions.
  • Meets with individuals needing work done and defines project; advises on effect the surface, lighting conditions, and location will have on preparation; selects appropriate products for job; protects adjacent areas before painting by taping; mixes paints; selects primer and application method; uses power sprayers, rollers, brushes, and other equipment for applying paints and stains; selects and maintains tools and equipment for jobs; stores paint inventory for future use.
  • Coordinates work with contractors; inspects facilities for needed maintenance; trains others in painting methods and techniques and reviews work for compliance with standards; reviews catalog and product bulletins for new equipment.
  • Assists other maintenance and crafts personnel performing their duties; responds to emergency call-backs.

35% of Time the Painting Foreman

Determined by department needs

5% of Time the Painting Foreman

Perform other duties as assigned

Work Environment and Physical Demands

This job involves the physical ability to lift and carry items weighing approximately 90 pounds; work on scaffolding; climb ladders; and bend and stoop.

Travel Requirement

Not applicable for Painting Foreman

Career Path

Other facility and maintenance, other professional positions

Additional training/education or equivalent experience, as well as business need, are required for movement into higher level jobs.


Incumbent must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work.  Final employment offers are  contingent upon a Final Candidate’s successful completion of a Background Verification, and a determination by the University that the information derived from the Background Verification does not disqualify the individual.  In addition, a Financial History Check and Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) Check may be required.