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Maintenance Leader

Salary: $18.51-$22.60 hourly / $3,219-$3,930 monthly / Range: 5184

DEFINITION: Under direction, performs skilled painting of buildings, furniture, and facilities; performs other skilled and semi-skilled building maintenance and repair duties; and performs related duties as required.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: This class is distinguished from the Building Maintenance Worker series by its emphasis on skilled painting. However, incumbents in this class may routinely perform building maintenance and repair duties not related to painting, such as carpentry, plumbing, electrical, masonry, cement work, heating, welding, and roofing.


1. Mixes and matches paint; prepares surfaces for painting by scraping, burning, sanding, and filling nail holes and cracks; rigs scaffolding; applies paint with brush, roller, and spray equipment; uses paint, varnishes, enamels, and stains for building interiors and exteriors, furniture, concrete, and other materials; cleans brushes and other equipment used; may do simple lettering and sign painting.
2. May perform a variety of building maintenance and repair duties, such as: building and installing cabinets and shelves, repairing furniture, replacing switches, repairing faucets, and pouring and finishing concrete.
3. Estimates time and materials needed and records time and materials used; depending on assignment, may regularly supervise inmate helpers.


1. One year of skilled painting experience; or,
2. two years of experience performing duties equivalent to the class of Building Maintenance Worker II with Santa Barbara County that included skilled painting work; or,
3. a combination of training, education, and experience that is equivalent to one of the employment standards listed above and that provides the required knowledge and abilities.

Additional Qualifications: Possession of a valid California Class C Driver's License may be required.

Knowledge of: tools and methods of painting; rigging and scaffolding; repair methods and maintenance practices for structures, furnishings, and equipment; arithmetic sufficient to calculate time, labor, and quantities of materials needed; work safety practices.

Ability to: mix and match paint and select harmonizing colors; work with limited supervision; follow oral and written instructions; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; plan, organize, assign, and review work; explain and demonstrate painting methods to others.

Supplemental Information: Incumbents in this classification may be exposed to a variety of hazardous and/or unpleasant working conditions, including: working in correctional facilities (i.e. County jail), working at heights, and exposure to chemicals. Performing the essential functions of this classification requires various types of physical exertion, such as prolonged reaching, bending, kneeling, and lifting.

Depending on assignment, appointees to some positions in this class will be required to undergo a background investigation and polygraph examination.

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