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

Groundskeeper - Main Campus

Category:Administrative & Staff

Department:Facilities Services

Locations:Albany, NY

Posted:Jul 31, 2019

Closes:Open Until Filled

Type:Full-time Non-Exempt


About The College of Saint Rose:

The College of Saint Rose is a dynamic institution of higher education, enrolling nearly 4,000 students. Located in the City of Albany, the heart of New York State's Capital Region, the College is an independent, coeducational institution, with dedicated faculty, administrators, and staff, all focused on transforming the lives of our students. Through a strong liberal education curriculum, and professional programs, Saint Rose serves four-year, transfer and graduate students in undergraduate, graduate degree and advanced certificate programs in four academic schools: Arts and Humanities; Business; Education; and Mathematics and Sciences. The College is preparing to celebrate its Centennial in 2020 with the launch of the 2016-2020 Strategic Plan which focuses on global connectedness, student success and fostering creativity and innovation.

Guided by the values of our founders, the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Carondelet, the College is proud of its mission of service to the urban community. As an institution that values inclusion, we seek to attract and employ individuals who reflect the cultural diversity found within our student body, and across the nation and globe.

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.


  • 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:

This is a Full Time - Full Year position.

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

RATE OF PAY: $13.15/hour

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. Regular work assignments change to performing snow removal duties such as shoveling, snowblowing, etc.

Pro-rated benefits including health and dental benefits, vacation, holiday and other time off, a tuition remission plan to further enhance your knowledge and skills, pension plan and wellness programs including the use of our fitness center.

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.

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 .

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