Facility Operations Assistant 1 (Grounds)- Grounds Department

Job description

Category:: Classified
Department:: Grounds
Locations:: Oswego, NY
Posted:: Jul 23, 2019
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Full-time

About SUNY Oswego:

Founded in 1861, SUNY Oswego is a public comprehensive university located in Central New York on the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, 45 minutes from Syracuse. One of 13 comprehensive colleges in the 64-campus State University of New York (SUNY) system, SUNY Oswego is recognized nationally for its academic quality, focus on student success outcomes, and the growing diversity of its student body. Ranked 11th among public master's-level universities in the 2019 "Top Regional Universities in the North" by U.S. News and World Report, SUNY Oswego is also recognized among Princeton Review's Best Regional Colleges in the Northeast - an honor bestowed on the college every year since 2003.

Inspired by a shared commitment to excellence and the desire to transcend traditional higher education boundaries, SUNY Oswego provides a transformative experience to 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The college offers preeminent academic programs in the arts and sciences, business, communications, and teacher education, and its success is built on providing students outstanding educational experiences with attention to a liberal arts and sciences foundation, practical applications, interdisciplinary approaches, independent scholarly and creative work, and skills for living in multicultural and global communities.

SUNY Oswego works continuously to create an inclusive environment which respects, embraces, and promotes cultural safety, belonging, civil discourse, cultural humility, and other values and goals outlined in SUNY Oswego's Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Plan (https://www.oswego.edu/diversity/). As such, the Facility Operations Assistant 1(Grounds) will be expected to contribute to these efforts and possess communication and interpersonal skills necessary to engage effectively with an increasingly diverse community of students and colleagues.

In accordance with USCIS regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to work in the United States per the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

Requests for reasonable accommodations of a disability during the application and/or interview process should be made to the Human Resources Office by calling 315-312-2230 or emailing [email protected]

For Campus Safety information, please click here to see the Annual Security and Fire Report (Clery) on the Human Resources Website:

SUNY Oswego is a smoke free/tobacco/e-cigarette free campus. Please click here for further policy details, including education and cessation resources.

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 is 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 protected]

Job Description:

The Facility, Maintenance, and Operations - Grounds Department at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications to fill a Permanent, full-time Facility Operations Assistant 1 (Grounds), Grade 06 position.

Posting Date: July 23, 2019

Review Date: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Salary: $31,245/year. Commensurate with qualifications and experience. In addition, the State University of New York provides an excellent benefit package. Click here for more information on benefits for a full-time CSEA professional.

Date of Appointment: As soon as possible

Description of Responsibilities:

Operational Needs:

  • Must obtain a CDL Class B license with air-brake endorsement during probationary period.
  • Have a record of dependability & satisfactory work performance.
  • Knowledge of and ability to use a variety of hand and power tools and motorized equipment.
  • Knowledge of the properties of various cleaning substances.
  • Ability to climb ladders or scaffolds.
  • Ability to stand, stoop, bend, and stretch for long periods of time.
  • Ability to perform medium to heavy manual labor.

Job Duties:

  • Provides visitors with information regarding tourist attractions, office locations and the facility's rules and regulations.
  • Inspects, checks and patrols areas to detect vandalism or non-adherence to safety procedures; reports defects, possible hazards or potentially dangerous conditions in the building and adjacent areas.
  • According to direction from higher level staff, 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.
  • Sets up chairs, podiums and related equipment for conferences, seminars and special events, and loads, unloads and assembles furniture and equipment as assigned.
  • Assists higher level staff in performing 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.
  • Operates self-propelled and motorized equipment, such as lawn mowers, pumps, compressors, vehicles, small trucks, light construction equipment, electric pallet jacks and forklifts.
  • Assists higher level staff in performing routine and unskilled tasks in the repair and maintenance of automotive equipment and other machinery such as mounting and dismounting snowplows, salt spreaders, engines, transmissions and differentials, performing minor engine tune-ups, changing oil, tires, and batteries and cleaning and polishing vehicles.
  • Cleans buildings and facilities, which includes but is not limited to: vacuuming, mopping, and waxing floors; emptying trash receptacles; washing lavatories and fixtures within; dusting and polishing wood and metal fixtures.
  • Performs a variety of routine building maintenance tasks such as unclogging toilets and sinks, and changing light bulbs and tubes.
  • Collects fees and tickets for parking and special events and prepares reports of revenue and tickets collected and issued.
  • Directs patrons to designated parking areas and/or specific parking spots or locations; directs persons or vehicles not authorized to use the parking facilities to alternate locations; inspects vehicles for current and correct parking permits; assures that cars are parked in the correct area and not in reserved or handicapped spaces; and keeps records of vehicles for which parking privileges have been suspended or revoked and controls access to parking areas accordingly.
  • Responds to patron complaints from people denied access by explaining parking requirements and suggesting alternate parking areas.
  • May lead volunteers, students, and inmates assigned to work crews by making assignments, distributing and accounting for equipment and supplies, demonstrating the proper methods of completing work, and supervising the on-site performance of activities and tasks.
  • May travel to other offices within the State or facility to pick-up or move equipment, supplies or persons.
  • Moves heavy supplies, furniture, and equipment.
    • Loads and unloads heavy equipment, supplies, and furniture from trucks and rail cars by physically lifting items or operating a hand truck, forklift or pallet jack.
    • Moves items to and from storerooms and/or warehouses. May maintain storage areas.
    • Assists truck drivers and motor vehicle operators in picking up and delivering items. May drive delivery vehicles.
    • Moves heavy furniture, office equipment, and records.
    • Sets up and removes furniture, partitions, and equipment for office moves, conferences, meetings, and special events.
    • Delivers forms and supplies to various offices.
    • Assists in the receiving and shipping of various office 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.
  • Responsible for maintaining the appearance and condition of grounds, athletics fields, walkways, and roads at State facilities.
  • Performs a variety of grounds maintenance, gardening, and manual labor duties.
  • Use a variety of hand and power tools including saws and chain saws, lawnmowers, shovels, various tree pruning equipment, and snow blowers.
  • 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 and individual needs of the State entity.


Minimum qualifications:

  • There are no education or experience qualifications for this class. Applicants must be physically able to perform the tasks of the position and be able to understand and carry out written or oral instructions. When required to operate motor vehicles, incumbents must possess a valid New York State driver's license appropriate for the type of vehicle being operated.

**Employees in this position are subject to pre-employment, pre-assignment (promotion), reasonable suspicion, post-accident, random, follow-up and return-to-duty drug and alcohol testing.**

Additional Information:

For more details, reference New York State Department of Civil Service, Job Title Code #3010120, Facility Operations Assistant 1 (Grounds), Grade 6.

If you have any questions about the position, please e-mail:

Eugene Stuart

[email protected]

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Posted: 7/24/2019
Application Due: 9/13/2019
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