TERM Assignment:

Carleton University also welcomes applications from continuing employees. If a Continuing employee is the successful candidate, this assignment will be considered a Term Assignment, and the successful candidate must obtain a leave of absence from their current and substantive position, where applicable. Permission for such leave must not be unreasonably withheld.


About Carleton University

Carleton University is situated on unceded Algonquin territory and bordered by the Rideau River and the Rideau Canal, a UNESCO World Heritage site, in Ottawa, Ontario. The university is just minutes from the heart of our nation's government and G-7 organizations and this capital advantage provides opportunities for staff and faculty and students to make a positive impact in our community and around the world.

As one of the 2023 Top 100 Employers in Canada and one of the National Capital Region’s Top Employers for nine consecutive years, Carleton University is one of Canada’s most resourceful and productive hubs of learning and research, fuelling a rich talent pipeline that is supporting social and economic renewal. The university’s smart, caring and connected community inspires and empowers individuals to become change leaders who drive impact in the world while challenging conventional modes of thinking and doing. At Carleton, we are committed to fostering an innovative, equitable and welcoming work environment. Carleton is also a nationally certified Healthy Workplace and is a recipient of the Canada Awards for Excellence, Healthy Workplace Order of Excellence and Platinum Level Certification for Mental Health at Work.

The university’s Strategic Integrated Plan 2020-2025 is an ambitious vision for the future, anchored in Carleton’s strengths and student-centric, community-engaged values.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Under the supervision of the Manager, Architectural Services, the primary job responsibilities include painting walls, equipment and other structural surfaces. The job is also responsible to ensure that the visual appearance of the University Campus is maintained.


The incumbent must possess the following qualifications:
• Knowledge of painting and maintenance upkeep
• Knowledge of the fire protection for the work being performed
• An understanding of job safety on the work site in the use of ladders and scaffolding
• Has the ability to work with limited supervision while performing painting related duties in all areas of the campus
• Is familiar with the safe operation and maintenance of all related tools and shop equipment
• Ability to effectively work individually, and or as part of a team of diverse groups
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers
• Ability to follow through and carry out assignments
• A creative approach to problem solving
• Knowledge of hazards involved with work and safety measures to be taken
• Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
• Knowledge of FMP policies and procedures
• Ability to read and write English
• Has the ability and also trained using a Genie or similar aerial devices
• Able to use elevated work platforms with appropriate training

Education and Experience:

The above is normally acquired through:
• The completion of the Painter and Decorator Trade regulated by the Ontario College of Trades and Apprenticeship Act, 2009 or equivalent
• A minimum of 5 years of experience including an apprenticeship-training program that consists of on-the-job and in-school training.
• Please note that the program duration set in regulations for the trade of Painter and Decorator — Commercial and Residential is 6,000 hours (approximately three years) consisting of 5,280 hours of on-the-job work experience and 720 hours of in-school training

HR Note:

Equivalencies will be considered. Applicants are encouraged to provide information which may demonstrate equivalent qualifications. Please note that applicants may be required to complete an employment test as part of the selection process for this position. Those applicants that are selected for an interview will be requested to contact the Human Resource Advisor assigned to this competition as soon as possible to discuss any accommodation requirements. Arrangements will be made to accommodate your request in a timely manner. Carleton University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within its community as a source of excellence, cultural enrichment, and social strength. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our University including, but not limited to: women; visible minorities; First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples; persons with disabilities; and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expressions.

Health and Safety Requirements

This position is regularly required to work on campus in person. In the event of a public health emergency or a health and safety issue, it is possible that you may be required to work temporarily remotely due to public health orders, directives and/or health and safety requirements. If this happens, you will work with your direct manager to set up a remote work environment including discussing appropriate technology and requirements. You are required to follow all University policies and directives, including to set up a safe and confidential workspace in a remote location and ensure all Carleton property (intellectual and other) is safeguarded. If required to work remotely, you will be notified by your manager when working full time physically onsite will resume.

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