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Paint Crew Leader

Omaha Housing Authority

Omaha Housing Authority


Job title:
Paint Crew Leader

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Job description:
Paint Crew Leader

The Omaha Housing Authority

The Omaha Housing Authority is a Non-Profit Government Agency based in Omaha. The OHA contracts with HUD to provide low and moderate-income individuals with safe and sanitary housing through rent subsidies and administers over 2700 public housing units and over 3700 Section 8 units.

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; 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. For information on Omaha Housing Authority, including more information on employee benefits and our company culture, visit our website at

Salary Range

$46,195 - $63,858

Job Function

The Paint Crew Leader coordinates painting and wall repairs in apartments and common areas. This position has both supervisory and hands-on duties. Supervisory duties include managing a team of workers; scheduling and assigning tasks; inspecting completed work; providing training, coaching, and evaluation; implementing procedures; tracking expenses. Hands-on duties include prepping work areas and applying paint; wall repairs such as patching holes in drywall and plaster; drywall installation work such as hanging, taping, and mudding; and the operation and maintenance of vehicles and equipment.

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.)
Train, supervise, and evaluate assigned staff performance, including their attendance, productivity, quality of work. Provide coaching and corrective action when warranted.
Create and manage staff schedules and assignments in accordance with property zone needs and requests. Ensure accurate recording of staff hours worked using the provided payroll software system.
Coordinate and oversee all work to ensure its completion on time and to the required standards.
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.
Ensure regular communication with all staff through means of group and individual meetings.
Ensure all department workers adhere to the safety policies and procedures, including the appropriate use of PPE.
Assist in the procurement of outside contractors when necessary and help establish general guidelines for the scope of work. Monitor contractors to ensure work is done properly.
Manage an inventory of supplies and equipment. Ensure proper maintenance and storage. Create/approve purchase orders, and ensure goods and services are received, and invoices/receipts are appropriately processed.
Research and recommend appropriate paint and related products; maintain a record of product specifications for each area/location.
Coordinate access to paint materials and specifications with zone maintenance staff.
Track expenses and oversee the budget for paint-related items.
Must be familiar with HUD’s physical condition standards and ensure properties are maintained accordingly; train staff to indemnify and report deficiencies.
Ensure careful preparation and cleanup of worksites to protect OHA and resident property.
Prepare surfaces by sanding, sandblasting, stripping, masking, and scraping.
Apply paint to interior and exterior surfaces, including walls, ceilings, doors, trim, furniture, and equipment using a variety of equipment including brushes, rollers, and sprayers.
Applies stain and varnish to furniture and other wood surfaces.
Install sheetrock, patches drywall, ceilings, and floors.
Conduct all work according to lead paint safety procedures and regulations.
Work in vacant units, occupied units, and common areas.
Erect and disassemble scaffolding.
Clean and maintain brushes, spray guns, and other equipment.
Lay out and stripe parking lots
Additional Functions
Frequently engage in effective, professional communication with residents and OHA staff.
Use the appropriate PPE in the correct manner.
Follow all applicable Fair Housing laws.
Successfully complete all required training, including initial and ongoing OHA, HUD, and other industry training.
Assist with special projects.
Assist with response to emergency situations.
Other duties as assigned.


High school diploma or equivalent.
This position requires proficiency in a wide range of both painting and drywalling skills; furthermore, incumbents are expected to have advanced skills in either painting or drywalling.
Good understanding of paint products and application methods, including the safe use of a wide range of tools, equipment, and chemicals.
Good understanding of drywall and plaster installation and repair.
Five years of paint and/or drywall experience required.
Two years of lead, supervisory, or crew management experience preferred.
Lead Paint Certification preferred.
Proficiency in using personal computers with Windows OS, MS Office Suite, web-based data management systems, tablets, smart phone, digital camera, and other office technology.
Proficiency with construction tools and equipment, including basic hand tools, power tools, painting tools, and drywalling tools.
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, government officials, and residents from a broad range of socio-economic backgrounds.
Good organizational, leadership, time-management, and communication skills; good judgment and problem-solving ability.
Ability to read, write, speak, and understand the English language.
Basic math skills, including addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and geometric calculations.
Working Conditions
Work is expected to be approximately 75% in the field, and 25% in the office.
May be outdoors in all weather conditions, including extreme temperatures.
May be performed in an industrial setting.
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.
The 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.


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.)
Basic construction tools
Paint rollers/extension poles
Paint sprayers
Drywall joint/taping tools
Ladders and scaffolding
Other specialized equipment

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.

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Posted on:
November 23, 2021