Painter (99407)

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Department - To Be Determined

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Employees at this level perform skilled work in the trade of painter. They work under direct supervision from a designated supervisor.

A Painter typically:

  • mixes/color matches paints, stains, varnishes, and/or enamels in order to produce desired color;
  • prepares interior and/or exterior surfaces to be painted;
  • as necessary for interior projects, performs tasks such as removing furniture and wall hangings, covering floors and fixtures, washing surfaces, and preparing surfaces for painting or covering;
  • as necessary for interior projects, performs tasks such as removing foreign objects (vines, nests, etc.), cleaning and preparing surfaces for painting or covering;
    • erects/breaks-down scaffolding, sets up ladders, and/or operates motorized lift;
    • tapes and finishes new or existing drywall projects;
    • applies paint, shellac, varnish, enamel, stain, sealer or other protective coatings to prepared surfaces using brush, spray, roller, cloth or other means necessary to ensure adequate coverage;
    • finishes/refinishes wood surfaces (i.e. wood trim, doors, shelves, cabinets or floors) with stain, urethane or lacquers;
    • lays-out, paints, and finishes gymnasium floors and/or bleachers;
    • applies wall and/or ceiling finishes (i.e. stucco, spray texture, faux finishes, stenciling, etc.) and/or wall coverings (i.e. wallpaper, vinyl, etc.) to surfaces;
    • performs glasswork;
    • cleans and maintains work areas and equipment;
    • is responsible for sign making including repairing signs, preparing surfaces, painting/lettering/
    • stenciling, sealing, etc.;
    • strips, refinishes or repaints furniture, file cabinets, desks, etc.;
    • assists in the training and/or supervision of new employees;
    • performs other related duties as assigned.

    Minimum Qualifications:
    1. high school graduation or equivalent;
    2. successful completion of a recognized painter apprenticeship program or four (4) years of full-time journey-level painter experience;
    3. as required by position to be filled, current license/certification consistent with vehicles, machinery and equipment that is routinely used in the general occupational area.

    For more information about this classification:

    Painter positions are benefits-eligible civil service positions. Most positions are full-time (40 hours per week, 12 months per year). The minimum salary is $35.29 per hour.

    There may not be current vacancies in this classification.

    Application Procedures:
    To apply, submit a Civil Service application at and an exam request form for Painter. Documents such as college transcripts (unofficial are accepted), resumes, driver's license, professional licenses, and certifications should be uploaded to the application by the time you submit an exam request, as these documents may be required for your exam.

    Do not apply if you are a current employee working in this classification. Current employees may request to be added to the Transfer List.

    Please monitor your email (including spam or junk mail) for testing and other correspondence from [email protected] and [email protected].

    For further information regarding application procedures, contact Staff Human Resources at 217-333-2137 or [email protected].

    The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Other pre-employment assessments may be required, depending on the classification of Civil Service employment.

    The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit To learn more about the University's commitment to diversity, please visit

    College Name or Administrative Unit: Staff Human Resources
    Category: 4-Crafts and Trades
    Title: Painter (99407)
    Open Date: 07/09/2018
    Close Date: 07/16/2018
    Organization Name: Staff Human Resources Operations





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    Job No:
    Posted: 10/9/2018
    Application Due: 10/16/2018
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