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Russell Sage College Landscape Crew Coordinator in Troy, New York

Landscape Crew Coordinator

Category:Staff Positions


Locations:Troy, NY

Posted:Jun 28, 2021

Closes:Open Until Filled

Type:Full-time Non-Exempt

Position ID:132856


About Russell Sage College:

Russell Sage College is a dynamic, comprehensive college of approximately 2,600 students. Through a strong liberal education curriculum and progressive academic programs, Russell Sage College serves traditional students and working professionals who pursue bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees on campuses in Troy and Albany, NY. Russell Sage College also offers online programs.

Job Description:

Oversees landscaping, mowing, weeding and overall appearance of the grounds; Maintains grass, shrubbery, flower beds and trees through weeding, cutting, pruning, planting, fertilizing and spraying; Creates and implements landscaping plans within the allocated budget; Ensures that grounds and property perimeters are neat, clean and free from trash ; Completes special projects as assigned; Works with specialized maintenance-ground personnel to maintain college landscaping; Other responsibilities as assigned by the Crew Coordinator or Senior Director of Facilities and Planning

The anticipated schedule for this position is Monday through Friday, 7:00AM to 3:30PM


  • Mows, fertilizes and waters lawns, shrubs and trees and spreads mulch as required

  • Weeds, prunes, trims and generally maintain gardens/flower beds, shrubs and trees and the surrounding perimeter of the college campus.

  • Plants and maintains flower beds

  • Maintains the pond(s) by filling and emptying, chlorinating and maintaining filtration system

  • Plans, organizes and oversees landscaping projects

  • Snow removal using shovels and/or equipment as assigned: on-call 24 hours. Operates snow blower, tractor for blowing, bucket loader and truck mounted salter and sander

  • Decorates campuses for holiday seasons.

  • Performs all work assigned in accordance with applicable safety precautions/procedures

  • Communicates with Public Safety and Staff via 2-way radio communication

  • Receives, completes, and submits all work order processing documentation accurately and on time

  • Works on other facilities projects when work cannot be performed outside.

  • All other general maintenance duties as assigned


  • Degree or certification in landscaping or grounds management and five years of experience

  • Experience designing/installing hardscaping

  • Experience managing irrigation systems

  • Must be able to lift and carry objects up to 51 lbs without assistance

  • Must be able to work from heights, including mechanical lifting devices

  • Must be able to read/follow instructions/safety rules, write sentences, and communicate verbally

  • Must be able to add, subtract, multiply and divide

  • Must be able to walk, stoop, bend, crouch, sit, kneel, climb and crawl

  • Must be able to work independently with minimal supervision

  • Must be available for emergency call-ins

  • Valid NYS driver's license required

Additional Information:

Russell Sage College will not discriminate in the recruitment or selection of faculty and employees, or in any other area of employment, on the basis of age, sex, race, national origin, religion, religious belief, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression and veteran status. In this regard, opportunities for advancement will be made available without bias. The College is also subject to state and federal laws, supports efforts to attract and retain fully qualified women and other minority group members for faculty and other positions. Russell Sage College will comply with the letter and intent of all State and Federal laws and applicable orders pursuant to Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action.

  • No phone calls please.

  • Applications accepted until position is filled.

  • Reports to: Senior Director of Facilities and Planning

Employee benefit information can be found on theEmployment Opportunities ( page and then also on theEmployee Benefits ( page.

Application Instructions:

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  • Resume

  • Cover letter

  • A list of three professional references (Name, phone number, email address etc.)

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