Minimum Qualifications Non-competitive:
One year of service as a Facility Operations Assistant 1 or Motor Vehicle Operator.
Two years of full-time, verifiable experience in custodial, grounds, or maintenance operation or assisting in a journey-level
Incumbents must possess a valid New York State driver's license
Duties Description POSITION DESCRIPTION:
Facility Operations Assistants 2 are working supervisors that perform a variety of routine unskilled and semiskilled
manual tasks related to the operation and maintenance of State owned buildings and facilities, the surrounding grounds,
and the vehicles and equipment used in maintaining these sites. Daily travel within the district is required and may
require travel within NY State to assist other districts with special projects.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Duties include, but are not limited to:
• Supervises Facility Operations Assistants 1, or other grounds, custodial, or maintenance crew, providing work
assignments based on priorities set by management, ensuring schedules, standards and guidelines are met.
• Performs routine and unskilled work such as carrying supplies and equipment, erecting ladders and
scaffolding, cleaning, flushing and repairing gutters and drains, removing materials from construction sites,
preparing surfaces and spreading paint, digging ditches, loading and unloading trucks, carrying bricks and
mortar, performing rough carpentry and masonry work, and cleaning the work site after repair work is
• Performs minor electrical duties including but not limited to replacing receptacles, light fixtures, and circuit
• Operates self-propelled and motorized equipment, such as lawn mowers, pumps, compressors, vehicles, small
trucks, light construction equipment, electric pallet jacks, forklifts, and snow removal equipment. Preforms a
variety of painting related duties including but not limited to preparing surfaces, priming, and painting.
• Performs general grounds maintenance tasks such as clearing sites, raking or tilling soil, mowing lawns,
applying fertilizers and pesticides, cutting brush and wood, trimming and removing trees and shrubs,
maintaining roads and sidewalks, and removing snow, trash and other obstructions from the building and
• Loads trucks with debris, dirt and other materials.
• May perform office-related activities such as filing, alphabetizing, photocopying, sorting and delivering mail,
inventorying and storing records or supplies on shelves, bins and/or on the floor; documents work performed
and labor and materials used.
• Requires daily travel within the district
Additional Comments Please note:
OPWDD is committed to creating and sustaining a culture of inclusion. We believe that we are most effective in managing and improving our service system with a diverse team of employees. With such a large workforce, we rely on the collective individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, self-expression, ideas and talent that our employees bring to their work. This speaks to our culture and is a key part of our successes. As we continuously recruit people for our team, we welcome the unique contributions that applicants bring in terms of their education, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, veteran’s status, color, religion, disability, sexual orientation and beliefs.
If you are employed by state government, you may be able to receive loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF). The PSLF Program forgives the remaining balance on Direct Loans after 120 qualifying monthly payments have been made under a qualifying repayment plan while working full-time for a qualifying employer. For more information on PSLF, please visit www.studentAid.gov/publicservice.
Employees on long term leave can bid on positions but must be able to report to work within fourteen (14) days and be able to perform the essential functions of their positions with or without reasonable accommodation (RA). If an employee believes that they need a reasonable accommodation, they should contact the NYS OPWDD Workforce and Talent Management Central Office (518) 473-4785 or Email at firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain information and RA forms.
Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at email@example.com.
For CSEA positions: Local Bidding Agreements will be honored.
Preference will be given to OPWDD employees impacted by closures. If you are being impacted by closure, please indicate this on your resume/cover letter.
In order to be eligible for appointment and to maintain employment, you cannot be listed as an excluded individual or entity on any of the Federal and/or State Medicaid and Medicare exclusion lists (or excluded from any other Federal or Federally assisted program). If you are appointed and subsequently listed as an excluded individual or entity on any of these lists (or excluded from any other Federal or Federally assisted program), you may be terminated from your employment.
OPWDD is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.
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