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New York State Civil Service Facilities Operations Assistant 1 (Grounds) in Brockport, New York

Agency SUNY Brockport

Title Facilities Operations Assistant 1 (Grounds)

Occupational Category Skilled Craft, Apprenticeship, Maintenance

Salary Grade 06

Bargaining Unit OSU - Operational Services Unit (CSEA)

Salary Range From $34152 to $34152 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Contingent Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 40


From 6 AM

To 2:30 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County New York

Street Address 350 New Campus Drive

City Brockport

State NY

Zip Code 14420

Minimum Qualifications Labor Class: 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 to be operated and pass LENS Check.

Duties Description We currently have two openings for a Facility Operations Assistant 1 (Grounds). These positions are responsible for maintaining the appearance and condition of grounds, athletics fields, walkways, and roads. Acts as a member of a work crew performing a variety of grounds maintenance, gardening, and manual labor duties. This position typically uses a variety of hand and power tools and equipment. The activities, tasks, and required equipment and/or vehicles operated will vary according to the season and individual needs of the campus. Maintenance:Cleans grounds by sweeping, raking, shoveling and removing debris, leaves, branches, etc.Clears sites and prepares them for planting by raking, tilling soil, adding mulch and digging.Plants seeds, bushes, and trees using hand or power equipment.Cuts grass using lawnmowers; fertilizes and waters grounds; prunes bushes and trees; removes or transplants bushes or trees.Maintains campus turf and garden beds by irrigating, mowing, and edging, hand trimming, fertilizing, and using weed control methods.Removes dead trees by cutting and splitting logs using axes, chainsaws, sledge hammers and wedges.Loads trucks with debris, logs, dirt, using hand or power equipment.Constructs or repairs fences.Breaks up concrete to repair holes using hand or power equipment.Mixes and applies concrete and asphalt for patches.Removes trash and debris from roads, walkways and parking lots by sweeping and shoveling by hand.Uses hand tools to remove snow and ice from walkways, stairs, and ramps by shoveling and operating snow removal equipment.Plows roads, sidewalks and parking lots with trucks, tractors, back hoes, front end loaders, and skid steer.Applies salt and ice melt on walkways and roads and spreads by hand or power equipment.Sets up and removes snow fences and markers at fire hydrants and catch basins.Performs minor maintenance on tools and power machines.Shovels, digs ditches, and installs signs.Applies herbicides, insecticides, dormant oil, and fungicides to control weeds and insects, using hydraulic sprayer. Sport Facilities Maintenance:Maintains athletic fields using appropriate lawn care procedures including striping of playing surfaces, dragging infields, setting bases in position.Uses riding mowers, rototillers, aerators, lawn sweepers.Maintains artificial turf of athletic fields and grass fields.Cuts and rakes turf.Re-sods and repairs damaged areas of fields.Checks the correct operation of water sprinkler systems, and reports deficiencies to higher level staff.Lines and prepares fields for athletic events.Applies pesticides or fertilizer in accordance with State pesticide application regulations.Recycling:Sweeps dirt and debris, cleans around recycle compactors, and collects rubbish left in recycling area.Collects, loads, and transports waste, recycling, and compostable materials to the campus recycling center Collect and breakdown cardboard from campus buildings.Operates equipment such as; bobcat, forklift, skid steer, compactor, bailer and box truck on a daily basis to assist with recycling duties.Sorts, shreds and bales paper and cardboard by hand. Recyclable paper shall be sorted and contaminants removed.Collects pallets and load/unload on to truck.Miscellaneous:Assists and guides students in the performance of grounds and maintenance activities.Operates brush chippers and stump grinders as needed.Works within the overall organization of the Physical Plant and collaborates with skilled and unskilled personnel.Loads and unloads trucks and moves furniture.Performs light cleaning duties as assigned.Assists other campus departments with special projects.Contains and cleans up gas and/or oil spills.Works nights and weekends in the event of emergencies, snow removal, or campus events.Operating Needs:Ability to work independently with limited supervision.Ability to conduct simple calculations and measures for the purpose of fertilizing and lining fields.Candidate must be able to work scheduled and unscheduled overtime in a team atmosphere.Working Environment:Considerable physical activity, requires heavy lifting, pushing or pulling objects weighing up to 80lbs.Ability to climb trees for pruning work, be able to climb in and out of holes and/or trenches, and be able to lift balled or burlap planting materials.Must be able to work outside in all types of weather.Work involves considerable exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noise.

Additional Comments Submit your application, cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references at by November 30, 2023.

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

Name Kallee Quill

Telephone 5853955938


Email Address


Street 350 New Campus Drive

City Brockport

State NY

Zip Code 14420

Notes on Applying Submit your application, cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references at by November 30, 2023.