Salary & Classification

Type: Full Time
Classification: Non-exempt, eligible for overtime compensation
Salary: $14.37–$17.95/hr, D.O.Q.
Grade: 174
Closing Date: Open until filled

Download recruitment announcement: Painter (PDF)


Nature of Work
Under general supervision, performs work of moderate difficulty in the painting on exteriors and interiors of buildings, structures, signs and equipment. This position has department specific responsibility.

Experience & Education
High School Diploma or GED equivalent; two (2) years experience in painting exteriors and interiors of buildings, structures, signs and equipment; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Additional Requirements
May require successful completion of a background check, polygraph examination, and drug test prior to appointment; must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license.

The above information is intended to describe the general nature of this position and is not to be considered a complete statement of duties, responsibilities and requirements.

Reasonable accommodations will be made in order for an “otherwise qualified applicant” with a disability to participate in any stage of the recruitment process. Requests for accommodation must be made through the Yuma County Human Resources Department in advance of the event, or as soon as practical, so that necessary arrangements can be made. (928) 373-1013 OR TDD (928) 373-1013.

Examples of Work
(Illustrative only) Prepares surfaces to be painted by use of power cleaning equipment, chemicals, scrapers, wire brushes, sandpaper, and sanding machines; patches plaster and sheet rock by using fillers, tape, spackling compound, and patching plaster; removes fixtures such as pictures, doorknobs, lamps, and electric switch covers prior to painting; applies paints, stains, sealers, varnishes, fillers, and other coating materials to interior and exterior of buildings, structures, signs, and equipment; mixes and prepares paints, lacquers, varnishes, shellacs and other preservatives; selects, blends and matches colors in proper proportions; assembles, operates various types of painting equipment, including striping machines, spray guns, pressure washer, grinder, high reach power and other equipment, erects various types of scaffolding, staging, ladders, and planks to reach surfaces of work areas; cleans and maintains brushes and other painting equipment; identifies, handles, and disposes of paints, stains, preparatory and undercoating materials, and other hazardous materials; monitors building and facilities for the purpose of evaluating conditions, identifying necessary repairs and recommending preventative maintenance; removes graffiti for the purpose of minimizing vandalism and maintaining attractive facilities; supervises working inmates assigned to painting detail; prepares costs and material estimates, work orders, and other job relating documentation; requests equipment and supplies; schedules projects; conducts inventory on materials, tools, and equipment for accountability; maintains regular and reliable attendance; performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Knowledge of: Yuma County Policies and Procedures; Sheriff’s Office policies and procedures; various methods of preparing surfaces; methods, techniques, materials, tools, and equipment used in painting; properties of various types of paint, and the application for mixing and blending paints; safety practices and procedures; required detention and security training; arithmetic and measurements.

Skills in: The preparation and application of paints, stains, and surface preparation materials to a wide variety of surfaces; handling and disposal of hazardous materials; supervision; planning and managing projects; preparing and maintaining accurate records; using computers.

Ability to: Operate and care for a variety of hand and power tools necessary to perform painting work; perform manual labor for extended period of time as required by work assignments; estimate labor and/or material costs by performing arithmetic functions; organize work load, set priorities, and meet critical deadlines; supervise working inmates effectively; follow written and verbal instructions; communicate clearly, both verbally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationship with supervisors, employees, other agencies, and the public.

Work Environment/Physical Demands
(Illustrative Only) Work is performed inside and outside facilities; work in confined spaces; exposure to dust, pollen, noise, temperature extremes, and hazardous material; lift, carry, push, and/or pull objects weighing up to 60 pounds; climb, crawl, bend, reach, kneel, and stoop to reach paint areas; remain in a standing position for extended period of time; body flexibility and balance, to include climbing and working on ladders, scaffolding and/or power lifts up to 20 feet; visual and muscular dexterity to operate: equipment, hand tools, computer, telephone, and two-way radio; operate a motor vehicle and travel to/from various locations.

Apply Online

All Yuma County applications must be submitted on-line through NeoGov. Yuma County no longer accepts paper applications. To apply on-line, click link: Yuma County Employment

If you do not have access to a computer, Yuma County has kiosks located at 198 S. Main Street, Yuma, AZ.

If you have questions or need assistance with the on-line application process, please contact:

Yuma County Human Resources Department
198 S. Main Street
Yuma, AZ 85364
Tel: (928) 373-1013

Job Line: (928) 373-6090