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SUNY Plattsburgh Facilities Operations Assistant 1 in Plattsburgh, New York

TitleFacilities Operations Assistant 1 (Grounds) CategoryClerical/Maintenance/Service DepartmentGrounds Maintenance Position Summary The Administration & Finance division provides essential services to our campus, local, state, federal and international customers. We are responsible for human, physical, financial and technical resources. As professionals, we navigate systems in a collaborative and sensitive way to assist the College in achieving its educational mission. Grounds Maintenance is dedicated to maintaining the natural beauty of our 300-acre campus completing routine maintenance for a variety of surfaces and areas. This position is expected to work Monday-Friday, 6:00a.m - 2:30p.m. Examples of Duties & Responsibilities: Working both within a crew and alone, this position is responsible for the upkeep of campus grounds including but not limited to, mowing lawns by hand and with power equipment; management of trees, shrubbery, plants, and flowers, including the pulling of weeds; spraying of pesticides under the supervision of a certified applicator; and maintaining outdoor athletic and recreational facilities. In the winter, duties are expected to include shoveling, plowing, and snow blowing of snow which requires the proper and safe use of multiple types of equipment and vehicles. Other duties may include patching blacktop and operating chainsaws. Ensuring the proper maintenance of grounds equipment is also necessary. As illustrated, it is important to note that the activities and tasks assigned will vary according to the season and daily weather conditions. Evening and weekend work are also expected and may be required based on operational need and this position is subject to recall when deemed necessary by appropriate personnel. As SUNY Plattsburgh is an institution that delivers challenging and high-quality educational experiences to a diverse group of learners, the successful candidate must demonstrate an understanding of and sensitivity to diversity, inclusion, and equity-minded policies, programs, and practices. Required Qualifications: Ability to understand and carry out written and/or oral instructions Physically able to perform the tasks of the position including, but not limited to, those in the Examples of Duties & Responsibilities Valid driver's license and the ability to drive state vehicles with proper authorization A demonstrated ability to work effectively and collegially with a variety of individuals Preferred Qualifications: Prior grounds maintenance experience