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The College of Saint Rose Groundskeeper - Main Campus in Albany, New York

Location: Albany, NY Category: Administrative & Staff Posted On: Mon Jan 30 2023 Job Description:

The Groundskeeper is primarily responsible for maintaining the campus landscaping, collection and disposal of trash and recyclables, carrying out move requests and outdoor events set ups.


  • Maintains grass, shrubbery, flower beds, seasonal plantings and trees through cutting, pruning, planting, and fertilizing.

  • Mows, fertilizes and waters lawns, shrubs and trees as required

  • Weeds, prunes, trim and generally maintains the gardens, shrubs and trees.

  • Clears sidewalks, entrances, courtyard, parking lots and driveways of debris using brooms and power sweepers, blowers and other related equipment.

  • Maintain/install irrigation systems and related replacement parts.

  • Chemically clean and/or power wash sidewalks or building surfaces to remove stains or graffiti.

  • Installs and repairs signs and banners

  • Police assigned work zones for a variety of trash and litter and dispose appropriately.

  • Collect and dispose of outdoor trash and recyclables.

  • Operate commercial lawn mowers, tractors, front-end loaders, and trucks as necessary to the performance of the assigned task.

  • Performs minor repairs to pavement, fences, walls, and other exterior areas.

  • Repairs and maintains equipment during off-seasons and during inclement weather

  • Moves furniture and related items associated with interdepartmental moves requests. Utilizes equipment and chemicals in a sensible manner.

  • Performs set up of outdoor/off campus events to include tent set up, waste receptacles, and barricades in coordination with the Events Department.

  • Removes snow from sidewalks, entrances, courtyards, parking lots, etc. using shovels, snow blowers, snow plows and other related snow removal equipment, as directed in "Snow and Ice Control Plan for The College of Saint Rose".

  • Initiates request to purchase supplies related to work assignments according to established procedures.

  • At times, performs responsibilities contained in the BMW job description, consistent with training and experience.

  • Attends safety, equipment and material training as scheduled by supervisor.

    Job Requirements:

  • At least 1 year experience in a landscaping, nursery and/or grounds maintenance position.

  • Previous employment experience using commercial equipment such as lawn mowers, tractors, front-end loaders, and snow plows.

  • Coursework in proper horticultural techniques preferred.

  • Ability to frequently lift and carry objects up to 75 lbs.

  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide

  • Must be able to read instructions and safety rules, write sentences, communicate verbally, and follow instructions.

  • Must be able to climb stairs, ladders, lifts, etc as well as stand, reach, stoop, crouch, sit, kneel, climb, crawl and walk extensively across multiple areas of campus.

  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision

  • A valid NYS driver's license required

    Additional Information:

Two Full Time, Full Year positions are open at this time

  • Work Schedule: Sunday-Thursday, 7:00am -3:30pm

  • Work Schedule: Tuesday-Saturday, 7:00am-3:30pm

RATE OF PAY: $14.20/hour

In addition to pay, compensation includes comprehensive health and dental benefits, generous time off, a tuition remission plan for employees and eligible dependents, a 403b retirement plan, and wellness programs including the use of our fitness center.

Employees in this position are considered "essential personnel", which requires them to report for duty during weather/other emergencies that may result in College closings or delays. When this occurs, employees receive double-time pay. Regular work assignments change to performing snow removal duties such as shoveling, snowblowing, etc.

Union membership required: UPSEU Local 1222

The College of Saint Rose values diversity and abides by federal, state and local law in admissions, employment and all services and programs provided. It does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion/creed, disability, age, national/ethnic origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, marital status, military status, domestic violence victim status, or any other condition established by law.

When appropriate, based on the facts and circumstances of each particular situation, the College may agree to sponsor a foreign national for the most appropriate non-immigrant visa and/or permanent visa for such foreign national based upon the needs of the College. The College's visa sponsorship policy covers certain full-time faculty tenure track positions with respect to current and prospective employees who may require sponsorship for a visa or a nonimmigrant status. This visa sponsorship policy does not apply to non-tenure track faculty positions, part-time faculty positions, visiting faculty positions, or temporary faculty positions. Nor does this visa sponsorship policy apply to administrative, support, technical or other positions. Exceptions to the prior prohibitions may be made in circumstances where the College, in its discretion and on a case-by-case basis, decides to provide visa sponsorship for certain staff positions. The College retains the right to make decisions about visa sponsorship that support the College's business and academic needs, including providing visa sponsorship for only certain academic titles. Visa sponsorships are based solely on the needs of the College and at the sole discretion of the College.

The College of Saint Rose is committed to providing a safe, supportive, and secure environment for the entire college community and upon request, will provide its annual security report. This report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the College, and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. This report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning sexual assault and other matters. You can obtain a copy of this report by contacting the Office of Safety and Security at 518-454-5187 or on line at .