Journeyperson Painter, Temporary

Minneapolis Public Housing Authority | Minneapolis, MN

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Posted Date 3/26/2024
Description Job Description
Internal Close Date: April 2, 2024

Grade level: N/A

Salary: $42.40 per hour

Department/Location: Planning & Development

This is a temporary position with an estimated assignment length of 3 months.


The primary purpose of this position is to perform construction-related painting activities for capital improvement and development projects at MPHA properties.

All activities must support the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority's ("MPHA" or "Authority") mission, vision, and values.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The position duties and responsibilities listed below describe the general nature and scope of work. Other responsibilities, duties and skills may be required and assigned, as needed.
  • Tapes and covers surfaces not being painted to protect them.
  • Cleans and prepares surfaces to be painted by washing, sanding, scraping, or grinding.
  • Fills holes and cracks with spackle, plaster, or taping mud to provide smooth surface.
  • Mixes paints and products to be used; primes, paints, and/or varnishes surface with a brush, roller, or spray gun.
  • Cleans job location upon completion of job; moves furniture and equipment into place.
  • Removes contact paper and wallpaper; removes mirrors, strips woodwork, and pressure washes.
  • Orders paint and related supplies as required; organizes supplies and work areas.
  • May be assigned maintenance-related painting work.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
Behavioral Competencies

MPHA expects all employees to exhibit the following behavioral skills:

Customer Service: Meets/exceeds the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; identifies, understands, monitors, and measures the needs of both internal and external customers; talks and acts with customers in mind; and recognizes working colleagues as customers.

Commitment: Sets high standards of performance; pursues aggressive goals and works hard/smart to achieve them; strives for results and success; conveys a sense of urgency and brings issues to closure; and persists despite obstacles and opposition.

Effective Communication: Employee is prepared, clear, concise, and organized in all facets of communication in order to fully establish understanding. Actively listens and understands the audience to adapt message appropriately. Communicates information with appropriate personnel in a timely manner.

Teamwork: Balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; gives and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a positive team spirit; puts success of team above own interests; supports everyone's efforts to succeed.

Initiative: Proactively seeks solutions to resolve unexpected challenges. Actively assists others without formal/informal direction. Possesses the capacity to learn and actively seeks developmental feedback. Applies feedback for continued growth by mastering concepts needed to perform work.

Work Environment

The work of this position is performed entirely on-site in support of our agency's mission.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The work environment requires a demonstrated ability to interact effectively with persons from diverse economic, social, and ethnic backgrounds, including new immigrants, limited English language proficiency clients, and clients with a variety of mental health issues and other disabilities.

The position generally works on Authority properties, which may cause the employee to experience a range in temperatures and other weather conditions. The noise level may be loud, and the environment may be more hazardous than a standard office environment. This position may be required to work with contractors as well as Authority residents.

Experience and Skills
Education and/or Experience

High School Diploma or GED, with vocational training focused on painting and a minimum of three (3) years of experience in construction or building maintenance. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Must be a Journeyperson Painter who has successfully completed a state-approved Apprenticeship training program. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Some positions may require possession of a valid driver's license. Those positions may also require use of a personal vehicle and evidence of individual automobile insurance coverage, or the ability to be insurable under the Authority's automobile insurance plan at the standard rate. Must pass a criminal history background check.

Technical Skills

To perform this job successfully, the employee should be able to successfully operate a variety of applicable hand-held tools and equipment. Must have the ability to learn proper use of other tools and equipment as required by assigned tasks.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

To perform this job successfully, the employee is frequently required to travel to various Authority properties to perform maintenance work. Daily movements include sitting; standing; reaching and grasping; operating handheld tools and other machinery; moving about the properties; and attending onsite meetings and offsite meetings. The employee must be able to exchange information in person, in writing, and via telephone. The employee must occasionally transport up to 50 pounds.

Job Benefits
Salary42.40 Hour
Per Diem

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