Painters' Assistant & Building Maintenance Worker (8213C) 18077

San Francisco
May 03, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Painters' Assistant & Building Maintenance Worker (8213C) 18077 About Berkeley

At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.

We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.

Departmental Overview

Residential and Student Service Programs (RSSP) is part of the Division of Student Affairs under the direction of the Associate Vice Chancellor of RSSP. RSSP provides student housing, residential life programs, self-operated dining services for undergraduate and graduate students and their families, and child care services for students, faculty, and staff; it also conducts a year-round conference business, operates eleven campus restaurants/retail operations, and manages twenty-six faculty apartments.

Family Housing is part of the Housing Operations Maintenance and Environment (HOME) department within Residential and Student Services Programs (RSSP). RSSP is a division of Student Affairs. RSSP provides housing, dining, childcare and student programs. HOME provides housing for single students and student families. University Village Family Housing complex, located in Albany, CA includes 974 student family apartments in 70 apartment buildings plus numerous common areas such as laundries, administrative offices Community Center, Academic Center, gymnastics building (app bay), ECEP, etc.


  • General (repair, replace): Screens, dry erase boards, chalk and bulletin boards, toilet paper dispensers, and similar items.
  • Carpentry (repair, replace): Replace ceiling tile, perform minor repairs to furniture, rubber base, toilet partitions, railings, and similar items. Perform caulking, grouting under direction. Refer trades level work through supervisor in a timely manner.
  • Electrical (test, reset, clean, change batteries, repair, replace and/or conduct installations of): Replace light bulbs, fluorescent tubes; working under direction replace ballasts and starters; reset breakers as directed, set timers, replace batteries, repair, service battery operated items including: door alarms, battery powered smoke detectors; working under direction replace bathroom ventilation fans, repair vacuum cleaners, other small equipment. Receive training and follow lock-out, tag-out procedures. Incumbent will not work with live electricity. Refer trades level work through supervisor in a timely manner.
  • Plumbing (Unclog, clean-out): Drains in sinks/showers/floors (non-powered auger), toilets. Refer trades level work through supervisor in a timely manner.
  • Wall/ceiling treatment: Prepare, clean, walls for painting. For areas under 16” X 16”: Working under direction, patch and repair damage as necessary; texture, touch up/repaint surfaces. Paint and/or match existing paint using brushes, rollers, and spray cans. Refer trades level work through supervisor in a timely manner.
  • Doors (Repair, clean, lubricate): Latches, hinges, partitions, pilasters (toilet partition systems) and similar items. Refer trades level work through supervisor in a timely manner.
  • Windows, mirrors, glass (board-up/tape): Broken windows and tape cracks for safety prior to replacement. Replace residential mirrors. Refer trades level work through supervisor in a timely manner.
  • Flooring (Repair, replace, adjust and/or conduct installations of): Working under direction, repair / spot replace only - Tile (VC and ceramic), baseboard, carpet squares, thresholds, safety strips, etc. Refer trades level work through supervisor in a timely manner.
  • Furniture: Working under direction, assemble/disassemble and move and store as needed. Disassemble/reassemble bunk beds and lofts.

General Cleaning-Room/Apartment Turnover Cleaning:
  • Properly clean walls, window, sills, tracks, light fixtures; clean all interior surfaces including closets, shelves, blinds, and drapes.
  • Prepare apartments for painting.
  • Clean, extract and vacuum carpets; sweep, mop, strip, buff, wax floors
  • Kitchens: Properly clean refrigerators, ranges, ovens, sinks, countertops, cabinets, ventilation fans and hoods, water heaters, other appliances. Remove grease from all surfaces.
  • Bathrooms: Properly clean floors, walls, closets, sinks, toilets, showers, tubs, cabinets, and counters.
  • Clean stairwells, storage closets, patios, decks and balconies. Remove trash, debris and abandoned property.
  • Power washing sidewalks, other hardscape surfaces working under direction.
  • Clean and organize maintenance shop spaces as directed.

  • Preventative Maintenance (PM): Assists in performing PM work.

  • Maintain records on the upkeep of University assigned vehicle (if applicable).
  • Log-in mileage.
  • Maintain vehicles according to fleet services.
  • Operate vehicle on UC business with valid CA driver's license while observing traffic laws.
  • Park vehicle in proper locations.
  • Responsible for any citations relating to the operation of the vehicle.

Maintenance Operations Coordination:
  • Exercise care and follow the manufacturer's instruction in the use of UC equipment, supplies, and power/hand tools.
  • Maintain the shop, storage, and various work areas in clean orderly and safe condition.
  • Maintain, secure, and inventory all tools, equipment and supplies.
  • Participate in: Maintenance shop set-up, clean-up, improvement and oversight
  • Follow the established priority repair system in performance of duties. At the end of each work day delivers completed work orders to the Unit office.
  • Maintain files to include, but not limited to, paint charts, supplier information, warranties, specifications, inventory, plan/blue prints, detailed floor plans.

Materials and Services:
  • As directed: Pick up purchases, stock, and inventory supplies.

Administrative Functions (administer or complete):
  • Work requests/orders.
  • Daily log sheets.

Safety and Health Awareness/Responsibilities:
  • Performs all work in conformance with EH&S health and safety policies, OSHA and other applicable federal, state and local fire, health, safety, emergency-preparedness, pollution-prevention policies, RSSP policies and procedures and University of California's policies and procedures, including IIPP (Safety and Health Procedures), Hazardous Materials Communications Program, Health and Safety Manual, as well as any other document authorized by the RSSP management to have bearing on employee safety and conduct.
  • Aware of potential hazardous operations, and takes appropriate precautions.
  • Immediately stops work in the event of danger to people or property.
  • Proceeds with work only after ensuring that appropriate safety procedures have been implemented.
  • Reports all accidents and/or incidents immediately to supervisor for record keeping.

Interpersonal Relations:
  • Utilizes good judgment in interpersonal communications in situations requiring sensitivity and tact. Treats customers, co-workers, supervisors and managers with respect and courtesy.
  • Works in a cooperative manner with co-workers and promotes a cooperative team environment.
  • Has a good working relationship with a complete understanding of the roles of students, faculty, staff and other RSSP employees as clients.
  • Demonstrates at all times good communication skills with campus community, including students, building managers, faculty, and co-workers.
  • Interacts directly with all levels of clients throughout the division in defining project requirements.
  • Responds to requests for service in a timely manner.
  • Supports and achieves organizational goals established to maintain and enhance customer satisfaction.
  • Reports progress or delays and refers major problems to superintendent for resolution and informs customers as needed.

Required Qualifications
  • Building maintenance experience including methods, processes, materials used in performing building maintenance work.
  • Basic understanding of maintenance practices, methods, procedures, roles, equipment, tools, materials, sources for obtaining specialized materials and services, time required to perform work, and proper sequencing of the required steps in structuring and completing maintenance work and assigned projects.
  • Knowledge of: buildings, systems, construction terminology; household appliances - trouble shooting, repair; parts and materials sources, vendors, including location of obscure or obsolete parts or materials.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in person, by telephone, radio, and in writing with customers, supervisors and co-workers.
  • Ability to organize; keep records related to work orders assigned and completed.
  • Knowledge of safe work practices
  • The ability to perform basic construction math, take accurate measurements, write materials lists.
  • Understanding or can quickly learn of the University environment, its mission, and operational needs
  • Able to work safely at heights; able to gain access to work in small/tight areas and be able to gain access to work or maneuver around obstacles that requires stairs and ladders, able to safely maneuver supplies and objects up to 75 lbs; sets up and uses scaffolding and/or ladders to perform tasks above ground level.
  • COVID-19 'essential worker' requirements may apply.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Any combination of education, technical training, and work experience in construction or building maintenance.
  • Troubleshooting and repair knowledge, work experience repairing household appliances.

Salary & Benefits

This is a non-exempt, hourly paid position. Rate will be commensurate with experience (stepped rates).

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.

Driving Required

A valid driver's license and DMV check for driving record is required.

Other Information

This is a full-time, 40-hours per week, Limited (temporary) position with an anticipated end date of October 29, 2021. Renewal is possible with continued funding.

This position is governed by the terms and conditions in the agreement for the Service Unit (SX) between the University of California and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME). The current bargaining agreement manual can be found at:

Physical Exam

Employment is contingent upon passing a physical exam.

Conviction History Background

This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.

Mandated Reporter

This position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter required to report the observed or suspected abuse or neglect of children, dependent adults, or elders to designated law enforcement or social service agencies. We reserve the right to make employment contingent upon completion of signed statements acknowledging the responsibilities of a Mandated Reporter.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see:
For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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