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Renovation, Repair and Paint (RRP) Worker

Central Administration
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Title:              Renovation, Repair and Paint (RRP) Worker

Department: Office of Environmental Management and Services (OEMS)

Reports To: RRP Foreman, Supervisor-LBP, Project Manager, OEMS Director


For forward-thinking administrators and educators, opportunities abound in the School District of Philadelphia. The School District of Philadelphia is committed to transforming the education opportunities it offers the city’s more than 203,000 school-aged children. The District seeks leaders who have a passion for working with schools, principals and communities who are committed to ensuring all students achieve. Serving a population as diverse as ours requires creativity, commitment and vision. Will you join us?




SALARY RANGE: $51,217 - $60,416


Job Summary

Performs renovation, repair and painting projects that disturb lead-based paint and follows lead-safe work practices in accordance with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) work practice standards as set forth by the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Title 40 Chapter 1 Subchapter R Part 745 Subpart-E 745.85.

Essential Functions

  • Performs RRP activities that impact lead-based paint (LBP) and utilizes all RRP protocols during all aspects of work.
  • Physically designates a work area, utilizing all protective measures to limit the disturbance and distribution of lead-impacted materials, including the removal and proper disposal of plaster, brick, drywall, or any other substrate that contains LBP.
  • Repairs the damaged substrate or makes it safe for other trades to complete more extensive repairs once the LBP substrate is stabilized.
  • Removes, cleans, and protects movable items that are in the work area prior to work and may include moving furniture, instructional items, and carpets and rugs.
  • Work may be performed on the interior or exterior of buildings during non-instructional

time periods.

  • Performs all work in accordance with the EPA Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) procedures and any additional safety measures that the School District deems necessary to obtain “Lead Safe “spaces.
  • Performs all work wearing the appropriate safety equipment, including Tyvek coveralls, HEPA-equipped respirators, eye protection, and gloves, at a minimum.
  • Performs a variety of routine and complex tasks; maintains a clean work area, pre-cleans, and protects the work area during all phases of work.
  • Performs any demolition necessary to obtain a stabilized surface or access lead-containing components.
  • Builds and disassembles scaffolding; performs duties from a scaffold where necessary.
  • Repairs, repaints and replaces items that were impacted by the work.
  • Cleans and maintains tools and equipment.

Ensures that materials and equipment are kept in proper condition and are protected against damage and deterioration; maintains adequate safety measures; may estimate, order, and transport necessary materials to complete work order(s) at the assigned location.

Minimum Requirements

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Successful completion of an EPA RRP Certification Course.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrated knowledge of:
    • the principles, methods, and procedures governing the repair, renovation, and painting (RRP) activities.
    • the occupational hazards and safety precautions of lead-based paint RRP activities.
    • the materials and tools used in the RRP trades.



  • Demonstrated skill in:
    • the care and use of the tools of the trade.
  • Demonstrated ability to:
    • accurately follows oral and written instructions.
    • establish and maintain effective working relationships.
    • work  while  wearing    a  NIOSH-approved  respirator    or a NIOSH-approved high-efficiency air purifying respirator, type "D” for extended periods of time.

O   wear protective clothing and equipment for extended periods of time.

O   understand the City of Philadelphia LEAD Regulations, EPA and any other governing entity’s rules, regulations, or procedures that govern this work.

O   identify workplace hazards and ways to remedy such for the safety of the workforce.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.


The School District of Philadelphia provides to all persons equal access to all categories of employment in this district, regardless of race, color, age, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, ancestry, national origin or handicap/disability, gender identity, or genetic information. Please refer to Board Policy 104 for further information regarding the District's commitment to Nondiscrimination in Employment Practices.



Special Medical Requirements

  • Before a candidate can be employed for this position, he/she must successfully pass a physical examination as legally required by the regulations of NIOSH, the EPA, and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.



  • Possession of a proper class license valid to operate a motor vehicle in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania prior to appointment and during the tenure of appointment.
  • Possession of a valid EPA RRP Certificate.

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