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Garden Grove Unified School District Garden Grove, CA
  • Expired: November 14, 2019. Applications are no longer accepted.
Under general supervision, performs skilled work in preparation of surfaces and application of paints and some other finishes; performs related work as required.

  • Uses and maintains electric, gas or hand equipment, including brush, roller, or spray guns in applying paint, varnish, shellac, enamel, lacquer, or other protective or decorative finishes to interior and exterior surfaces such as wood, metal, glass, plaster, stucco, wallboard, brick, and cement.
  • Scrapes, sands, waterblasts, tapes, patches, plasters, fills, and in other ways prepares or repairs surfaces for painting or repainting.
  • Applies primer and finish coats.
  • Applies line stripes to parking lots and athletic courts; lays out stencils and paints logos and symbols on concrete and asphalt surfaces.
  • Moves furniture and equipment to complete painting jobs.
  • Erects, rigs, dismantles and/or moves ladders, scaffolding and platforms.
  • Masks and covers objects to protect them from paint.
  • Cleans brushes, tools, and other equipment; mixes paints to meet color needs.
  • Disposes of used rags, solid waste from thinner, and empty containers in accordance with current government guidelines and district policies.
  • Keeps records of time and materials; estimates labor and materials needed.
  • Refinishes furniture and equipment.
  • Operates boom lifts and scissor lifts.
  • Drives to various district sites.
  • May lead the work of others.
Education and Experience:  High school graduation or equivalent and any combination equivalent to one year of experience (equivalent to full-time work) as a journey-level painter. (Journey-level is typically acquired through a formal apprentice program or through four years of experience under a journey-level tradesperson whom provided training equivalent to that given in an apprentice program.) Part-time experience will be considered and adjusted appropriately. Any other combination of training and experience which would likely provide the required skills, knowledge and abilities may be considered.
LICENSEMust possess and maintain a valid Class C California Driver License and remain insurable at the standard insurance market rate.  Candidates must submit a recent (within the last 30 days) original DMV driving record by the oral rating exam.

Knowledge of:

  • Methods, materials, and equipment used in the painting trade.
  • Proper techniques for preparing and painting a variety of surfaces.
  • Current related government guidelines, district policies, and safety practices.
 Ability to:
  • Apply paints and prepare surfaces by hand or power tools.
  • Mix paints and match colors.
  • Erect and work from high riggings and scaffolding.
  • Climb and work standing, using arms and hands, for entire shift.
  • Follow written and oral instructions.
  • Read and write English at a level required for successful job performance.
  • Work cooperatively with others.
  • Lead the work of others.
  • Operate a boom lift and scissor lift.
  • Keep accurate work records.
  • Estimate labor and materials needed.
The Garden Grove Unified School District prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation and bullying in educational programs, activities, or employment on the basis of actual or perceived ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, parental, pregnancy, family, or marital status, military status or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

Applications will be accepted from the general public and district employees who possess the above qualifications. The district reserves the right to invite applicants whose qualifications most closely meet the requirements needed for the position to continue in the examination process. The examination may consist of an evaluation of training and experience, multiple choice, performance, and oral/technical exams. Persons needing reasonable accommodation must notify the Office of Personnel Services by the last day to file. A qualifying score must be achieved on all portions of the examination in order to be placed on the open eligibility list. Outside and district candidates will be placed on one ranked list, with eligible permanent district employees receiving five seniority points which will be added to their final scores.HOW TO APPLY:  Applications may be completed on our website @ or obtained from the receptionist in the lobby of the District Education Center, 10331 Stanford Avenue, Garden Grove.  Please note that the district office will not be giving out or accepting hard copy applications for those recruitments that are online only.   Please read each posting carefully or call our office if you have any questions.  All applications should be received by the Personnel Commission Office by 5:00 p.m. on the last day to file.
VETERAN'S CREDIT: Veterans shall have an additional five (5) points added to their final percentage score on an open eligibility list as prescribed by Education Code, Section 45296. "Veteran" as used in this article means any person who has served in the United States armed forces in time of war, or national emergency declared by the President of the United States of America, and who has been discharged or released under conditions other than dishonorable. "Armed forces" means the United States Air Force, Army, Navy, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard. At least thirty (30) days of active service are required to obtain veteran preference points.

Disabled veterans shall have an additional ten (10) points added to their final percentage score on an open eligibility list as prescribed by Education Code, Section 45296. A "disabled veteran" as used in this article means any veteran who is currently declared by the United States Veterans Administration to be ten percent (10%) or more disabled as a result of service in the Armed Forces of the United States. Proof of disability shall be deemed conclusive if it is of record in the United States Veterans Administration.

Additional eligibility may be granted based on future changes to the law and verification from the Veteran's Administration or the United States Office of Personnel Management.

In order to obtain credit, the applicant shall furnish satisfactory proof of qualifying military service prior to establishment of the eligibility list. No adjustment of rank on the list shall be made when such proof is presented thereafter.

A veteran may be credited veterans' preference points only to obtain initial employment in the district. Thereafter, the only additional points for an open examination shall be seniority points granted in accord with section 4220.3(C)2.

HIRING PROCEDURES: Garden Grove is a merit system (civil service) school district. Employment and promotions are based upon merit, fitness and qualifications. The person selected to fill any regular position will be from among the top three ranks on the eligibility list approved by the Personnel Commission. All regular employees will serve a six (6) month probation.

Garden Grove Unified School District


Garden Grove, CA
92840 USA