Maintenance Helper - Painter

Alfred, NY
Apr 07, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Nestled in a beautiful valley in the Southern Tier of New York, Alfred State has a long tradition of drawing the best faculty and staff from every field. This College of Technology offers outstanding opportunities in more than 70 majors, where project-based learning, sustainability, and civic engagement are cornerstones of the curricula. When students work on real-world problems, they learn how to think, not what to think, and they learn how to be involved in their community. That is why Alfred State graduates have a 99 percent employment and transfer rate.

Our faculty is dedicated to teaching and the academic success of our students. Alfred State seeks educators who are student-centered and engage in the life of the College. Our tenure process emphasizes teaching and university service with a more flexible approach to scholarship and professional growth. For faculty interested in research, the college maintains a teacher-scholar program to support research including applied research that complements our emphasis in experiential learning, civic engagement and sustainability.

Category: Classified

Department: Facilities - Trades

Location: Alfred, NY

Posted: Apr 06, '17

Type: Part-time Temporary

Job Description:

Per the New York State Department of Civil Service, a Maintenance Helper performs a variety of relatively unskilled maintenance, repair and related activities assisting skilled and semiskilled trade positions in one or a combination of crafts functioning as a general handyman in an assigned location.

For the purposes of this temporary 14 week position the selected candidates will be assigned the duty of painting Alfred State College dormitory facilities for 29 hours per week. One (1) week of vacation will be authorized due to operational needs of the department relative to the painting work load schedule during this temporary assignment.


  • Ability to understand and carry out written and oral instructions.
  • Ability to use a variety of hand and power tools and motorized equipment.
  • Ability to perform moderate to heavy manual labor.


There are no education or experience requirements for this class. Applicants must be physically able to perform moderate to heavy physical labor. When required to operate motor vehicles, candidates must possess a valid New York State Driver's License appropriate for the type of vehicle operated.

Additional Information:

Pursuant to University policy, Alfred State College is committed to ensuring equal employment, education opportunity, and equal access to services, programs, and activities without regard to an individual's race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, gender characteristics, marital status, veteran status, military status, domestic violence victim status, or ex-offender status. Employees, students, applicants or other members of the University community (including but not limited to vendors, visitors, and guests) may not be subjected to harassment that is prohibited by law or treated adversely based upon a protected characteristic.

All applicants are subject to drug and criminal background checks.

Applicants interested in positions may access the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report for the College at Crime statistics are reported in accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. Applicants may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the SUNY Alfred State College University Police Department at 607-587-3999.

Application Instructions:

Please be sure to articulate any experience you feel is relevant to this Maintenance Helper painting position. One (1) week of vacation will be authorized due to operational needs of the department relative to the painting work load schedule during this temporary assignment.


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