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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 10/02/18

Applications Due10/30/18

Vacancy ID60378

AgencyMental Health, Office of

TitleFacility Operations Assistant 1 (Temporary/Hourly), Central Office;

Occupational CategorySkilled Craft, Apprenticeship, Maintenance

Salary GradeNS

Bargaining UnitOSU - Operational Services Unit (CSEA)

Salary RangeFrom $14.67 to $14.67 Hourly

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Temporary

Jurisdictional Class Labor Class

Travel Percentage 20%

Workweek Other (see below)

"Other" Explanation Monday through Thursday

Hours Per Week 40


From 6 AM

To 4:30 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Suffolk

Street Address NYS Office of Mental Health

Downstate Surplus & Caretaking Revite Team

City West Brentwood


Zip Code11717

Minimum Qualifications This is a labor class position. There are no education or experience qualifications for this class. A Facility Operations Assistant 1 must be physically able to perform the duties assigned.

Possession of a valid Commercial Driver License (CDL) is preferred, but not required, for this position.

Duties Description The Office of Mental Health (OMH) is recruiting to fill a Facility Operations Assistant 1 (formerly Laborer) position. This is a temporary/hourly position in the Bureau of Environmental Design and Improvement located in the Long Island region. Specific duties to be performed may include, but are not limited to the following:

Assist with continuous maintenance, repair and care of all grounds including recreation areas, playgrounds, lawns, gardens, driveways, parking lots and walkways, and other properties.

Conduct landscaping work such as mowing lawns, tree trimming and clearing brush.

Maintain grounds by mowing grass, sweeping, raking, shoveling, and removing by hand debris, branches, snow, ice, trash, etc.

Make minor repairs of damaged buildings and structures due to weather conditions and vandalism.

Operate a variety of equipment in the maintenance and care of all grounds including recreation fields, lawns, gardens, driveways, and walkways.

May operate large machinery including backhoe, dump truck, tractor and commercial lawn machines, as needed.

Perform ongoing maintenance, small repair and environmental improvement projects; perform housekeeping tasks and heavy cleaning, general grounds keeping, landscaping, building maintenance, and painting as needed.

Move and transport surplus furniture, office equipment and other items.

Assist facility in packing boxes of sustainable materials and cataloguing fixtures, furniture, and equipment and other surplus items.

Implement proper surplus procedures and ensure that all required documentation is provided.

Assist with decommissioning services such as shut down of water systems, heating systems and boarding up windows of state property.

Provide emergency response for floods, snow storms, etc. as needed.

Assist as “back up” for the regional revitalization and special project teams in the New York City and Long Island area.

Lift heavy objects up to 75 pounds.

Additional Comments This position is part of the Downstate Surplus & Caretaking Revite team, which is responsible for grounds maintenance, surplus services and decommissioning projects at OMH facilities in Long Island/NYC region. The regional revitalization team concept was first adopted for the New York City region in 1984-85, and soon expanded to five regions that cover the entire state. The Environmental Revitalization Teams are made up of temporary Trades Generalist, Maintenance Assistant and Facility Operations Assistant 1 positions that perform ongoing maintenance and small renovation projects to augment facility support staff services. The teams operate on an ongoing basis, making visits at each OMH facility in the region twice each year.

Candidates are not eligible for reimbursement of travel costs.

Generous benefit package includes:
• Paid vacation leave
• Paid personal leave
• Paid holidays
• Paid sick leave
• Medical, Prescription, Dental and Vision care benefits
• Membership in the New York State and Local Employees' Retirement System, and
• Various savings plan programs.

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Name Nicole Swankey


Fax (518) 486-3897



Street NYS Office of Mental Health

44 Holland Avenue

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12229


Notes on ApplyingTo be considered for this position, interested candidates should email a resume in Microsoft Word or PDF format to Please include the title of the position and Vacancy ID #60378 in the subject line of your email when applying.

You are advised that, should you accept a job offer with the Office of Mental Health, you may be required to be fingerprinted and pay a fingerprint fee.

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