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Supervisor, Labor & Paint Shop

Basic Position Information

Job Code: 7134

Title: Supervisor, Labor & Paint Shop

Department: Facilities Management

Essential Personnel: Y

Job Family: Administrative Operations

Job Sub-Family: Facilities Management

FLSA Classification: NE

Job Grade: 014

Grade Min: $52,981

Grade Mid: $63,578

UHD Succession Plan: N

Criticality of Position: N/A

Career Ladder: In-Range

Campus Security Authority: Y

Screening Committee: N

Motor Vehicle Record Check: Y

Job Summary

The Supervisor, Labor & Paint Shop supports and assists the facilities management leadership in maintaining the physical appearance of the university, by supervising the Labor and Paint Shops.


  • Collaborates and coordinates as necessary with staff, faculty, students, and visitors regarding furniture moves, and painting and construction projects
  • Schedules, assigns, monitors, and evaluates work performed by the Labor and Paint Shops staff
  • Supervises the Labor Shop by evaluating, inputting, assigning, monitoring, and closing work orders in FAMIS software
  • Supervises the Paint Shop by evaluating, assigning, monitoring, and coordinating tasks with the Paint Shop Lead
  • Collaborates and coordinates with Conference and Events Services staff, faculty, and students regarding event setups to ensure that a high quality of service is provided in a timely manner
  • Performs the same work duties as those supervised; assists in the duties performed by subordinates

Marginal Duties

  • Provides support to the Carpenter Shop, Custodial Shop and MEP Shops by supervising, coordinating, and scheduling work as requested by other supervisors and/or managers
  • Conducts inspections of classrooms, study/lounge areas, corridors, restrooms, and furniture for any necessary repairs
  • Approves all actions in TRAM for the Labor and Paint Shops
  • Ensures the required tools and materials are available for the daily tasks and duties of the Labor and Paint Shops
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Supervisory Responsibilities

Direct Reports:

  • Full Time Employees

Delegation of Work:

  • Regularly assigns work to subordinate(s)

Supervision Given:

  • Has primary responsibility for conducting performance evaluations and making recommendations for hiring and dismissing employees.


Required Education:

  • Associate's degree

Required Experience:

  • Minimum of three (3) years of related job experience


  • Must maintain a valid, current driver's license

Preferred Qualifications

  • None

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


  • Knowledge of the operations of Labor and Paint Shops, and the related trends, issues, and accepted practices


  • Good technical skills, including proficiency in MS Office and in using a work order system;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Good multi-tasking and organizational skills


  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment;
  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable to changing priorities;
  • Ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse community

Work Location and Physical Demands

Primary Work Location:

  • Routinely works in an inside and outside environment

Physical Demands:

  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior work environment which does not subject the employee to any unpleasant elements; individual has discretion in relation to walking, standing etc., and has minimal exposure to physical risks
  • Work involves some exposure to elements, such as adverse weather conditions, extreme temperatures, oils, dirt, dust, fumes, and airborne particles
  • Position requires occasional bending, stooping, kneeling, crawling, jumping, climbing, and reaching. May, on rare occasions, be required to work in a high dangerous place, in a confined or windowless space, or be exposed to the risk of an electric shock
  • May work near moving mechanical parts or be exposed to vibration. May, on rare occasions, be exposed to potentially hazardous bodily fluids and to potentially hazardous or cancer-causing agents or chemicals
  • Must have precise hand-eye coordination, good spatial awareness, and the ability to identify and distinguish colors. Must be able to climb and maintain balance on a ladder
  • Must have the ability to move items of up to 100lbs

Position Specific Competencies

Commitment to Excellence - UHD

  • Demonstrates a commitment to competently perform his/her job duties and responsibilities within established time frames.
  • Continuously strives to improve work performance.
  • Accepts responsibility for his/her commitments to the university.
  • Contributes to the success of the university by consistently providing quality results in the performance of his/her job duties and responsibilities.


  • Demonstrates high ethical standards of conduct in the performance of his/her job duties and responsibilities.
  • Accepts responsibility for his/her actions.
  • Respects and complies with department and university policies, procedures, and work rules.

Respect and Cooperation

  • Treats others with courtesy, respect, and dignity in the workplace.
  • Promotes cooperation through open and honest communications and consideration of others ideas, thoughts, and opinions.


  • Takes responsibility to accomplish job assignments within reasonable deadlines.
  • Willing to accept new projects and/or commitments.
  • Does due diligence to complete projects within specified timeframes and/or fulfill commitments.
  • Arrives to work on time prepared and ready to contribute.


  • Willingly adjusts to changing work assignments or conditions.
  • Open to changes in operational procedures, technology, and/or organizational structure.
  • Views changes as opportunities for learning and professional development.
  • Displays a positive attitude to encourage others.
  • Promptly responds to changes in work priorities and/or unexpected circumstances or situations.


  • Possesses required job skills and knowledge.
  • Demonstrates the ability to apply those skills and knowledge to competently perform his/her job duties and assignments.

Focus on Customer Service

  • Focuses on customer's needs and expectations. (Customers can be students, external constituents, employees, or university guests.)
  • Respectfully ascertains customer's needs and determines appropriate response.
  • Promptly responds by providing requested information, takes appropriate action, or refers customer to appropriate individual or department.
  • If further actions need to be taken, advises customers of realistic timeframes for a response to their request.
  • Follows up with customers on outstanding requests in a timely manner.
  • Tactfully explains to customers why their needs and/or expectations cannot be met if the university does not provide the requested information or services.


  • Supervises the work of staff employees.
  • Sets clear goals and expectations within reasonable timeframes.
  • Motivates staff through constructive feedback, challenging assignments, and recognition of achievements.
  • Provides mentorship and guidance by sharing expertise and best practices.
  • Supports staff by providing essential resources, professional development opportunities, and open communication.
  • Promptly addresses performance issues with appropriate measures and discretion.

Problem Solving

  • Formulates plans and strategies to proactively resolve anticipated problems.
  • Prudently responds to unforeseen problems through careful consideration and analysis of problem and relevant information and circumstances.
  • Recognizes and apprises appropriate university administrator when resolution requires senior management input and/or approval.

Computer/Automated System Proficiency

  • Proficient in the use of university applications or automated systems to perform job duties.
  • Complies with related policies, procedures, and work rules to maintain system security and data integrity.

This job description may not encompass all duties and responsibilities associated with the position.

Last updated 4/27/2022 6:13 AM