City of San Bernardino Municipal Water Department (SBMWD)
Onsite - San Bernardino, CA
Application Deadline: 5/19/24


Under general supervision, to perform skilled duties in the maintenance painting of a wide variety of exterior and interior surfaces of Department buildings, structures, equipment, machinery, and facilities; perform general maintenance duties; and to perform other related duties as required.



The class of Painter is an entry/journey level position. Initially under close supervision, transitioning to general supervision as independent judgment, initiative, and capability are demonstrated, incumbents perform a variety of semi-skilled and skilled duties in the painting of a variety of interior and exterior surfaces of buildings and structures and the application of industrial coatings to machinery and equipment. As experience is gained, assignments become more varied, complex, and difficult; close supervision and frequent review of work lessen as the incumbent demonstrates skill to perform the work independently. Direction is received from the Water Reclamation Facilities Maintenance Lead Worker or Water Utility Lead Worker and supervision is received from the Water Reclamation Maintenance Supervisor or Water Utility Supervisor, depending on assignment.


Education:      Graduation from high school, or equivalent,




Experience:     Two (2) years of painting or construction and maintenance experience,




Certificates:     Possession of a valid Class “C” California Motor Vehicle Operator’s License. For out of state applicants, a valid Driver’s License is required and a valid Class “C” California Motor Vehicle Operator’s License must be obtained within ten (10) days of appointment (CA Vehicle Code 12505c). 

A valid California Water Environment Association (CWEA) Mechanical Technologist Grade I certificate is highly desirable.



Employee will be required to be clean shaven or have trimmed facial hair in order to properly use personal respirators or SCBA equipment. Must pass a respirator medical exam and be physically able to wear SCBA equipment. Must be able to work in enclosed spaces while wearing protective clothing under extreme temperatures and hazardous equipment.



Work is primarily performed in a field environment that is frequently loud and prolonged, in a variety of environmental and extreme weather conditions (both indoors and out), and in or near street traffic with significant exposure to hazardous drivers. Incumbents regularly work near moving mechanical parts, are exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and heavy vibrations and work in precarious places. Incumbents frequently work on slippery or uneven surfaces or work occasionally involves exposure to potential harm, to fumes or airborne particles, sewage (untreated wastewater), communicable disease, toxic, hazardous, or caustic chemical, smoke, or fumes in various states (gaseous, liquid, or solid), and risk of electric shock.

Incumbents require sufficient mobility to work in a field setting in varying weather conditions, to operate hand tools and mechanical and motorized equipment, to transport materials and supplies, and to travel to various locations. Incumbents must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and frequently over 100 pounds.

Incumbents are regularly required to sit, walk, and stand, talk and hear, use hands to finger, handle, feel, or operate objects, tools, or controls, reach with hands and arms, perform repetitive movements of hands or wrists, climb or balance on ladders or stairs, stoop, kneel, bend at the waist, crouch or crawl, and smell. Incumbents may be required to work from heights on ladders, scaffoldings, motorized platforms, building roofs, or other elevated surfaces. Incumbents must be able to identify and tolerate unpleasant order and environments and take appropriate safety precautions.

Incumbents must be able to see in the normal visual range, with or without correction, with vision sufficient enough to read small print and gauges, to see up close and at a distance, use both eyes, have depth perception, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus. Must be able to hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.

Employee accommodations for physical or mental disabilities will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

This recruitment is to establish an eligibility list only for the Water Reclamation Maintenance section.

Salary: $30.5364 to $39.0892 hourly

Apply online at:

Recruitment opens 5/6/2024 at 8:00 a.m. and closes when first 50 qualified applications are received or 5/1/2024, whichever occurs first.

EEO/ADA (909)453-6091

Recruiter Information:

Janice Reins