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Facility Operations Assistant 1 (Grounds)

SUNY Cortland
Cortland, New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Apr 16, 2024

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Facility Operations Assistant 1 (Grounds)

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Position Summary

A full-time grounds worker position working Tuesday through Saturday, with Sunday and Monday pass-days, 6:00 AM-2:30 PM. During winter and summer months this position returns to Monday through Friday with Saturday and Sunday pass-days. In the winter, the position may work 4:00 AM to 12:30 PM, or 2:00 PM to 10:30 PM depending on operational need and seniority within the grounds dept.

Benefits/Perks of NYS Employment:

Generous benefits of working for New York State, including, but not limited to, the following:
Holiday & Paid Time Off:
-Thirteen (13) paid holidays annually.
-Thirteen (13) days of paid vacation leave (increases with years of service).
-Five (5) days of paid personal leave annually.
-Thirteen (13) days of paid sick leave annually.

Health Care Benefits:
-Eligible employees and dependents can choose from a variety of affordable and generous health insurance programs.
-Family dental and vision benefits at no additional cost!
-Pre-Tax Flex Spending Accounts: Health Care and Dependent Care.

Additional Benefits:
-Enrollment in the New York State pension system which has earned the distinction of being one of the best-managed and best-funded plans in the nation OR Optional Retirement Defined Contribution Plan with 8% salary match (eligibility requirements apply).
- NYS Deferred Compensation and an exclusive 403(b) Optional Retirement Savings Plan.
-Paid Parental Leave for all employees.
-Public Service Loan Forgiveness ( PSLF )
-Eligibility for various life insurance options.
-Tuition Assistance.
-Free access to our state of the art fitness center, the Student Life Center!

Major Responsibilities
  • Maintain the appearance and condition of grounds by sweeping, raking, and shoveling debris.
  • Plant seeds, shrubs, and trees.
  • Cut grass, trim shrubs, and fertilize lawns.
  • Remove dead trees and load trucks.
  • Maintain roads, parking lots, walkways, and steps.
  • Break up concrete and asphalt and apply patch.
  • Maintain athletic fields.
  • Assist with snow removal during winter months. Comprises 80-90% of the job and hand shoveling represents a significant portion of snow removal.
Functional and Supervisory Relationships

Required Qualifications

Must have a valid drivers license at time of hire.
Applicant will be required to obtain a NYS commercial pesticide technician license within twelve (12) months of appointment.

SPECIAL NOTE : This position is a labor class position and as such is not subject to selection on the basis of seniority. Selection of the candidates shall be at the campus’s discretion from among those who apply.

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EEO Statement

The State University of New York Cortland is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity/Americans with Disabilities Act (AA/ EEO / ADA ) employer. The university actively seeks applications from women, veterans, individuals with a disability, members of underrepresented groups or anyone that would enrich the diversity of the university.

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  1. * Are you a current SUNY Cortland employee?
    • yes
    • no
  2. * Do you currently possess, OR are you willing to obtain a NYS commercial pesticide technician license within 12 months of appointment?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you possess a valid NYS Class D driver license?
    • yes
    • no
Documents Needed to Apply
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  1. Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  2. Cover Letter


SUNY Cortland

From your first steps on campus, you’ll feel the spirit of Cortland. It’s an energy that extends from the classroom to competition to the community.

SUNY Cortland stands out as one of New York’s top public universities — a medium-sized school that offers academic strength across 68 majors, a high quality of student life and a degree that pays back graduates.

Reputations in teacher education and health-related majors laid the foundation for exciting new programs related to business, natural sciences, the arts and specialized professional fields.

Our students, faculty and staff members are invested in the world around them. Whether it’s a class assignment, independent research or a passion project, Red Dragons look to make a difference.

With more than 1,400 employees, we are the leading employer in the City of Cortland and in Cortland County, and we’re also one of the most desirable places to work.

Job seekers will find competitive salaries, outstanding benefits and an invigorating work environment with full access to Cortland’s exceptional recreation and fitness facilities, library and other resources.

We offer full- and part-time employment in academic, administrative and staff positions, plus a wide range of employment opportunities for undergraduates and graduate students, including graduate assistantships.

Also offering employment opportunities on campus are two affiliated organizations, Cortland Auxiliary and the Research Foundation of SUNY.

Cortland Auxiliary is a private, not-for-profit organization that provides the SUNY Cortland community with food services and the Campus Store, to name a few. 

The Research Foundation for SUNY is a private, nonprofit educational corporation that administers externally funded contracts and grants that support research and discovery for and on behalf of SUNY Cortland. The Research Foundation offers professional, research, day care, tutoring and clerical employment opportunities.

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