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State University of New York at Oswego Facility Operations Assistant 1 (Grounds) - Village (Grounds & Custodial) in Oswego, New York

Location: Oswego, NY Category: Classified Posted On: Fri Aug 5 2022 Job Description:

Description of Department:

The mission of Facilities Services is to operate, maintain and renew campus facilities to support the mission of the campus, using quality materials and workmanship to ensure a safe, reliable, attractive, and efficient physical environment.

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 6 position.

Shift: Tuesday - Saturday, 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (Shift is subject to seasonal needs of the department.)

(Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday in the Grounds Department/Friday and Saturday in Housing Custodial)

Posting Date: August 5, 2022

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

Salary: $31,870/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 the 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.

  • Ability to perform medium to heavy manual labor.

  • Performs routine maintenance tasks on windows such as replacing broken panes, adjusting slipped panes, glazing and painting sashes, and oiling mechanisms.

  • Repairs or replaces shelves, locks, sash cords, screens, and other simple equipment.

  • Hangs pictures and other d-cor; installs blinds and other window treatments.

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 the 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.

    Job Requirements:

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 contact Human Resources at 315-312-2230 or

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.