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Painter – FT – Temporary

Omaha Housing Authority


Job title:
Painter – FT – Temporary

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Job description:

The Omaha Housing Authority is a Non-Profit Government Agency based in Omaha and established in 1935. Omaha Housing Authority contracts with HUD to provide safe and sanitary housing to low and moderate-income individuals through rent subsidies and administers over 2700 public housing units and up to 4,300 Housing Choice (Section 8) Vouchers.

OHA is Committed to Equal Opportunity

Omaha Housing Authority is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or expression, or any other characteristics protected by federal, state or local laws.

Core Values

We are Welcoming
We Actively Listen
We are Diverse, Inclusive & Equitable
We are Exceptional
We Practice Self Care
We Share Power
We Practice De-Escalation
We are a Team


The Omaha Housing Authority offers an exceptional benefits package for full-time employees that includes medical, dental, vision, and life insurance; retirement and 457 compensation plans; 12 days of vacation that begin on your date of hire; and 17 paid holidays, including your birthday, a floating holiday, and a self-care day. Omaha Housing Authority is actively seeking diverse candidates and affirming of all identities. For information on Omaha Housing Authority, including more information on employee benefits and our company culture, visit our website at

Salary Range

$19.76 – $27.60 per hour

Job Function

This is skilled work preparing surfaces for painting and matching, mixing, and applying paints to equipment, furniture, buildings, swimming pools, sports courts, and other structures.

Essential Functions

(This position may not perform all the functions listed, nor is this an exhaustive list of all the functions that may be performed.)
Inspects surfaces to be painted and estimates and orders needed materials.
Prepares surfaces by sanding, sandblasting, stripping, masking, scraping, and re-glazing.
Installs and finishes drywall, including patching.
Erects and disassembles scaffolding.
Applies paint to interior and exterior building surfaces, to metal equipment such as picnic tables.
Lays out and stripes parking lots.
Applies stain and varnish to furniture and other wood surfaces.
Cleans and maintains brushes, spray guns, and other equipment.
Complete and document work orders using the paperless Yardi Mobile Maintenance system, or other method specified by management. Monitor accurate processing of work orders by assigned staff.
Must be familiar with HUD’s physical condition standards and ensure properties are maintained accordingly.
Ensure careful preparation and cleanup of work sites to protect OHA and resident property.
Performs other related duties as assigned, or as the situation dictates, within the scope of this classification.


Three years of experience in the painting trade on a variety of surfaces or completion of a recognized painter’s apprenticeship.
Knowledge of the standard methods, practices, tools, and materials of the painter’s trade.
Knowledge of the properties and uses of paints, varnishes, lacquers, enamels, primers, paint removers, and other surface preparation and finish materials.
Knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions involved in the painting trade.
Skill in matching and mixing paints and varnishes and in applying them to differing surfaces with brushes, rollers, or spray guns.
Ability to perform minor repairs in preparation for painting.
Ability to understand written or oral instructions.
Valid motor vehicle license; good driving record sufficient to be insurable under OHA’s Auto Insurance Policy.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, consultants, contractors, HUD, local, state, federal officials; ability to communicate with people from a broad range of socio-economic backgrounds.
Ability to read, write, speak, and understand the English language
Basic math skills, including addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and geometric calculations.

Working Conditions

May be in or around potential hazards, including confined spaces, heavy machinery, moving mechanical parts, electrical currents, high noise levels, fumes, odors, dust, poor ventilation, and chemical exposure.
May be in high places, including on ladders and scaffolding.
May involve interaction with hostile, uncooperative, unreasonable, or obnoxious people.
May require wearing a variety of protective equipment for extended periods, including mask/respirator, eye protection, hearing protection, coveralls, gloves, and headgear.
May require contact with or proximity to household pets.
Primary schedule is Monday through Friday, from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, but this may be modified to respond to emergencies.
May require working holiday, weekend, morning, evening, or overtime hours.
Work may be performed in vacant units, occupied units, and common areas.


Physical and cognitive abilities sufficient to perform all the job functions.
Ability to perform heavy physical labor for extended periods.
Ability to work up to 100% of shift standing and/or walking.
Ability to walk, balance, bend, crouch, kneel, reach, twist, climb, crawl, push, pull.
Ability to move and transport objects weighing up to 50 lbs. frequently, and up to 100 lbs. routinely, and more than 100 lbs. occasionally.
Ability to communicate in speech and writing.
Hand-eye coordination, manual dexterity, and sensory abilities sufficient to operate office technology, power tools, painting equipment, and motorized vehicles.
Mobility sufficient to visit all assigned work sites.

Equipment Operation

(This position may not require the use of all the equipment listed below, nor is this an exhaustive list of all the functions that may be performed.)

Air Paint Sprayers
Airless Paint Sprayers
Service Truck
High Reach Truck
Air Compressor
Line Stripers
Hand and Power Tools

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Posted on:
April 11, 2024

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