Minimum Qualifications MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Applicants must be physically able to perform the tasks of the position and be able to understand and carry out written or oral instructions
Incumbents must possess a valid New York State driver's license.
Duties Description POSITION DESCRIPTION:
Facility Operations Assistants 1 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:
• 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 completed.
• Performs minor electrical duties including but not limited to replacing receptacles, light fixtures, and circuit breakers.
• 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.
• Performs 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 surrounding areas.
• 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 *Downstate Adjustment of $3,087.00 would be added to hiring rate/job rate for base is of Hudson Valley DDSOO Thiells location (Rockland County).
Benefits of Working for NYS Generous benefits package, worth 65% of salary, including: Holiday & Paid Time Off Thirteen (13) paid holidays annually Up to Thirteen (13) days of paid vacation leave annually Up to Five (5) days of paid personal leave annually Up to Thirteen (13) days of paid sick leave annually for PEF/CSEA Up to Eight (8) days of paid sick leave annually for M/C Up to three (3) days of professional leave annually to participate in professional development Health Care Benefits Eligible employees and dependents can pick from a variety of affordable health insurance programs Family dental and vision benefits at no additional cost Additional Benefits New York State Employees’ Retirement System (ERS) Membership NYS Deferred Compensation Access to NY 529 and NY ABLE College Savings Programs, as well as U.S. Savings Bonds Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) And many more.
• For CSEA positions: Local Bidding Agreements will be honored
• 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.
• 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.
• OPWDD is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
• 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 their 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
• 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.
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