Yeshiva University Groundskeeper in New York, New York
This position will perform general groundskeeping maintenance within the university. The Groundskeeper is responsible for maintaining and improving site grounds. Assigned work such as mowing, trimming, leaf removal, de-icing, etc. may fluctuate by season Essential functions and responsibilities of the position may vary by location based on university's requirements and needs.
The shift for this position Sun.-Thurs.-6:00am-2:30pm
Maintain all grounds within the YC campus as determined by the university's plan designs
Seed, plant, fertilize, mow, weed and prune
Remove snow and ice as needed
Remove trash from grounds, clean & maintain equipment, clean stairwells
Operate various types of equipment including trucks, tractors and attachments used to maintain grounds, power mowers, saws, weed eaters, hedge trimmers, sprayers, etc.
Occasional evenings and weekend hours required to remove snow.
Adheres to all safety policies and procedures
Other duties and tasks as assigned by manager
Experience & Educational Background:
High school diploma and 1-5 years related ground experience required
Valid State issued drivers license
Prior horticultural experience a plus, but not required
Skills & Competencies:
Must be able to safely operate maintenance and grounds equipment with training including but not limited to salt spreaders, gas and electric grass cutters, hedgers, self propelled mowers/blowers, etc.
Must be able to physically lift boxes and bulk items such as furniture, supplies, etc. up to 50 lbs.
Good communication skills.
Standing, walking, stooping kneeling and crouching
Founded in 1886, Yeshiva University (YU) has a strong tradition of combining Jewish scholarship with academic excellence and achievement in the liberal arts, sciences, medicine, law, business, social work, Jewish studies, education, psychology, and more.
We are a leading global educational institution that employs 2,000 people across our various campus locations -- Wilf Campus, Beren Campus, Brookdale Center, Resnick Campus in the Bronx, the Gruss Institute in Jerusalem, the Boys High School in Manhattan and the Girls High School in Queens. From the distinguished faculty who teach here, to the dedicated staff, we work to fulfill our mission through all that we teach, by all that we do and for all those we serve. We seek to attract and retain engaged and committed individuals who contribute to an exciting working environment, where there is a sense of community and belonging, balanced with a significant cross section of people from diverse backgrounds working and studying together.
The University offers an excellent compensation package, and a broad range of employee benefit plans, including immediate participation in the University's retirement plan. Staff members are typically eligible for four weeks paid vacation each year and have access to a shuttle to nearby subway locations.
Equal Employment Opportunity:
Yeshiva University is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.