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City of Bloomington, Indiana

Position Description

Employee performs a wide variety of painting and refinishing duties and tasks in city parks and at City owned facilities. Also, at times, operates power washer to clean surfaces and/or remove graffiti. Employee works under the direction of the Facilities Maintenance Working Foreman. Self-directed with minimal supervision. Frequently, the employee may be directed to complete a job task without direct supervision. Additional duties include but are not limited to:

  • Paints park site equipment such as trash barrels, playground equipment, gates, signs, railings, etc.
  • Paints building exteriors, trim, etc. as required. Must be able to work at 50’ heights (light poles).
  • Paints building interior, trim, etc. as required.
  • Removes graffiti and cleans surfaces of shelters, buildings and other structures through use of automated power washer.
  • Removes litter and other debris from assigned areas as directed.
  • Takes part in set-ups and dismantles of tables, chairs, tents, stages, etc. for special events as needed
  • Other duties as assigned.

Training/Special Skills

Most duties are performed based on a project schedule, and are reviewed by a supervisor to ensure quality and efficiency standards are met.

  • Working knowledge, skill, and experience in the proper use and application of various stains, paints, primers, application tools, and equipment.
  • Ability to complete projects in a timely manner and at a high quality standard.
  • Working knowledge of mechanics and ability to perform safety/maintenance equipment inspections.
  • Must be self-motivated, and have the ability to interact and work well with the public and other employees.
  • Must be reliable, punctual, have the ability to follow oral and written direction, and be capable of performing physically demanding work.
  • Valid driver’s license. Good driving record.

Physical Effort/Working Conditions

Must be in good physical condition. Moderate to strenuous physical effort is exerted by the employee in the setup and preparation time prior to painting; including frequent bending, stooping, and the movement of extremities. Employee must be physically capable of lifting weights in excess of 50 pounds. Must be physically capable and legally allowed to work at heights in excess of 50 feet. Employee performs duties in and out of doors, in varying weather conditions, and is periodically exposed to work sites with traffic, noise, dust, and vehicle and equipment fumes.


8 hours per day, 7:30am-3:30pm. 40 hour work week, except holiday weeks and during periods of inclement weather. Employees under age eighteen are subject to restrictions on both hours and prohibited occupations.


April 9 – September 7. Term of employment not to exceed nine months.


$11.61 - $12.88 per hour

Applicants for this position are subject to a criminal history background check. Direct deposit is a required condition of employment.


Anyone wishing to apply for this position must submit an application to Bloomington Parks and Recreation, 401 N. Morton St. Ste. 250, Bloomington, Indiana either in person during business hours (8 a.m. - 5 p.m. M-F), by mail (PO Box 848, Bloomington, IN 47402) or by fax ((812) 349-3705).

Students attending Indiana University may submit applications to the Student Employment Office at 625 N. Jordan. Applications are available at the City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation main office and at the Student Employment Office. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

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The City of Bloomington does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, ancestry, marital status, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation and disability status in employment or the provision of services.

The City of Bloomington validates authorization to work using eVerify. The City will provide the Social Security Administration and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security, with the information from each new employee's I-9 form to confirm work authorization.