Minimum Qualifications Must be physically able to perform the tasks of the position and to communicate effecively to obtain and convey information.
Possess a valid New York State drivers license.
Possess appropriate licensure or certification to apply pesticides, herbicides and other treatments, OR a willingness to obtain required licenses and certifications within a year of employment.
Possess a valid CDL OR able to obtain one within 12-months of employment.
Possess a GED or high school diploma.
Duties Description Facilities Operations Assistant 1 (Grounds) are responsible for maintaining the appearance and condition of grounds, athletics fields, walkways, and roads at State facilities. Facilities Operations Assistant 1 (Grounds) serve as a member of a work crew performing a variety of grounds maintenance, gardening, and manual labor duties. The positions typically use a variety of hand and power tools including saws and chain saws, lawnmowers, shovels, various tree pruning equipment, and snow blowers. In addition, the positions may be required to operate riding lawnmowers, and light to heavy duty vehicles or equipment such as dump trucks, tractors, and tree trimming and removal equipment. The activities, tasks, and required equipment and vehicles to operate vary according to the season.
Maintains the appearance and conditions of grounds at State facilities
Cleans grounds by sweeping, raking, shoveling and removing debris, leaves, branches, etc.
Clears sites and prepares them for planting by raking, tilling soil, adding mulch and digging.
Plants seeds, bushes, trees, etc. using hand or power equipment.
Cuts grass using lawnmowers; fertilizes and waters grounds; prunes bushes and trees; removes or transplants bushes or trees.
Removes dead trees by cutting and splitting logs using chainsaws, sledge hammers and wedges.
Loads trucks with debris, logs, dirt, etc. using hand or power equipment.
May construct, repair or paint fences.
Maintains roads, walkways and parking lots at State facilities
Breaks up concrete to repair holes using hand or power equipment.
Mixes and applies concrete and asphalt for patches.
Removes trash and debris from roads, walkways and parking lots by sweeping and shoveling by hand.
Removes snow and ice from walkways by shoveling and operating snow removal equipment.
Plows roads and parking lots with trucks and tractors.
Mixes salt, sand, and calcium for use on walkways and roads and spreads by hand or power equipment.
Maintains athletic fields and grass fields
Cuts and rakes grass as required.
Resods, and repairs damaged areas of fields.
Checks the correct operation of water sprinkler systems, and reports deficiencies to higher level staff.
Lines and prepares fields for athletic events.
May be assigned to apply pesticides or fertilizer in accordance with State pesticide application regulations.
May perform a variety of manual tasks in support of the building and grounds program
Sets up and removes snow fences and markers at fire hydrants and catch basins.
Performs routine building maintenance work and minor maintenance on tools and power machines.
Loads and unloads trucks and moves furniture.
Shovels, digs ditches, and installs signs.
May lead students, contract employees in the performance of grounds and maintenance activities.
Additional Comments This is a SG-6 position.
The salary range for this position is $31,870 - $39,423.
The work schedule for this position is full-time, Monday - Friday (Saturday/Sunday pass days) 7 am - 3:30 pm.
This position offers full New York State benefits which are among the most comprehensive in the country.
SUNY Cobleskill is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community for our students and employees. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Any offer of employment is contingent on the successful completion of the background check.
This position may be designated 55 b/c and is subject to verification of applicant eligibility.
Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.
Notes on ApplyingThe application review process will begin immediately and will continue until a suitable candidate is found. Priority is given to applications submitted by May 26, 2022.
A complete application consists of the following:
1. Letter of application, addressing qualifications, position responsibilities, and college values
2. Current CV or Resume
3. Names, emails and phone numbers of at least three professional references, preferably former supervisors
To apply go to http://cobleskill.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=147452