Edmonton Catholic Schools
Edmonton, AB
Edmonton Catholic Schools is a large urban school district whose mission is to provide a Catholic education that inspires students to learn and that prepares them to live fully and to serve God in one another. The District is comprised of over 42,000 students and 5,000 employees in 96 schools plus other sites.


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The job performs a wide range of work including preparing surfaces and painting materials and performing brush, roller and spray-painting for maintenance, repair, decoration and construction projects.

Work may involve procedures of a technical nature and requires the use of a variety of hand and power tools. The duties are of moderate complexity and are completed with minimal supervision. Assignments will vary considerably depending on the unit served.

Some jobs in this class may entail supervisory responsibility. Where supervision is required, the job must achieve smooth workflow by delegating assignments and explaining procedures.

Responsibilities require a qualified journeyman painter trades certificate and the ability to demonstrate considerable expertise, working knowledge and leadership in their unit. The Job also requires an understanding of other trades and the department activities.

Work is performed within District/department policies and procedures and is guided by painting/ spray painting principles, standards, practices and those established by the department. Work is completed in compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety (OH & S) and Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS), Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) regulations and guidelines and the District’s goals and objectives.

There is considerable discretion exercised by the incumbent in the performance of its regular duties.

This is a temporary position ending October 15, 2020.

High School (Grade 12), plus a current Alberta Journeyman Painter and Decorator Certificate. Equivalencies will be considered i.e. Employees/Applicants without journeyman qualifications, but with demonstrated ability and years of experience shall be paid at a rate ten percent (10%) lower than the rate paid to employees with journeyman qualifications for the corresponding trade;
Several years of related experience is required;
Thorough knowledge of painting and painting-related materials, products, blending techniques, application and safety procedures;
Requires a general understanding of the Alberta Building Code and strong knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety regulations and legislation, regulations governing Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) and Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TGD);
Knowledge of department and unit policies, procedures, business and operations;
Working knowledge of Microsoft programs – Word, Outlook and the Internet is required; knowledge of electronic attendance systems is an asset;
Standard First Aid/CPR is an asset;
Ability to calculate and estimate proportions and quantities of paints;
Ability to exercise tact, courtesy and good judgment when dealing with other trades, school principals, teachers, students, co-workers and the general public;
Ability to work at heights is required as well as a good sense of colour;
Strong problem solving skills with the ability to work independently with minimal supervision;
Fluency in the English language including both oral and written communication skills;
Ability to schedule, plan task priorities for self and others, while managing several projects with conflicting demands;
Physically able to complete the duties of the job using appropriate tools and techniques (lifting up to 30Kg/66lbs);
A valid Class 5 driver’s license and the ability to travel to various sites within Edmonton;
Ability to provide a clean driver’s abstract upon hire and as requested;
Possession of a full kit of recognized basic hand tools.
Closing Date: October 21, 2019

Edmonton Catholic School District offers a comprehensive benefits program as part of its total compensation package, based on contract status.

Prior to employment, successful candidates will be required to submit Police Information Check and Intervention Record Check documents.

Candidates must be a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident.