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SUNY Upstate Medical University Facility Operations Assistant 1 (Grounds), SG006 in Syracuse, New York

Job Summary: This position will report to the Plant Operations Supervisor. Will perform a variety of routine manual tasks requiring little planning or special knowledge, and sustains medium to heavy physical effort involving frequent exposure to all kinds of weather conditions. Duties include, but not limited to: cleans grounds by sweeping, raking, shoveling and removing by hand debris, leaves branches etc., clears sites and prepares them for planting; plants seeds, bushes, etc. using hand and power tools; cuts grass, fertilizes and waters grounds, prunes, removes bushes and trees; loads trucks with debris, logs etc.; breaks up concrete to repair holes; assist in mixing and applying concrete and asphalt; removes trash and snow from roads and walkway; plows roads and parking lots and mixes salt and sand used on them; cuts glass; adjusts and paints window panes; oils ventilating mechanisms; cleans, flushes, and repairs gutters and drains; repairs bench flats; sterilizes pots and mixes soils used for planting; plants and transplants seedlings; must be available to perform moderate to heavy lifting; moves furniture and office equipment and follows instructions when transporting equipment; must be able to assist skilled and semi-skilled trades in various tasks; must have the ability to use various hand/power tools, and motorized equipment; ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.

Will be required to be on-call as weather conditions necessitate. Must be available for immediate recall and prepared to return to CG within 1 hour. Must possess a valid NYS driver's license appropriate for the type of vehicle to be operated.

Minimum Qualifications:

Must possess a valid NYS driver's license appropriate for the type of vehicle to be operated.

Preferred Qualifications:

Commercial snow plowing experience preferred.

Work Days:

Schedule based on 40 hour work week. Monday-Friday 7am-3:30pm; with rotating shifts in the winter season

Message to Applicants:

Position Status: Permanent

Recruitment Office: Human Resources

Executive Order: Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at