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Syracuse University
New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Oct 14, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Facilities Management & Physical Plant, Auxiliary Services
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job # 037610 Department Code 31224-5561 Department Facilities Services Job Title Groundskeeper Location Facilities Services Grounds Department Pay Range Based on Syracuse University and SEIU Contract Staff Level 07 FLSA Status Non-exempt Hours
There are 3 open positions

Monday-Friday 6:00am-2:30pm
(All days and hours subject to change, may work nights and weekends)
Overtime will be required Job Type Full-time Campus Syracuse, NY Unionized Position Code UP Job Description
Exercise some judgment to comply with instructions in grounds keeping and proficient equipment operation. Qualifications
The ability to read, write and follow instructions.

At least 1 year experience in grounds keeping, including equipment operation and identification of plant materials or an equivalent combination of training and practical experience.

A valid driver’s license; the ability to drive both manual and automatic transmission vehicles. Job Specific Qualifications Responsibilities
Cut grass, lawns and playing fields, edge lawns and mark fields; fertilize lawns, trees and shrubs. Plant and care for flowers. Trim, prune and mulch trees, hedges and shrubs. Tree removal. Keep mower blades sharp and report equipment malfunction or need for repairs to Supervisor. Install brick pavers, requiring training. Install grass/lawns, hydroseeding. Dig holes for shrubs and trees; rake dirt, grass, leaves and clean up litter from lawn and shrubs. Remove snow and ice and apply salt as needed. Load materials and equipment on trucks for transport to work areas. Taking care of roof top gardens, climate gardens and rain gardens. Designing, installing and maintaining landscape projects.

Physical Requirements
Repetitive standing, bending, stooping, walking, daily lifting of items that weigh up to 80 pounds, pushing, pulling and working in extreme outdoor temperatures.

Safely operate and maintain all listed items with proficiency. Each piece of equipment requires separate training in its operation and function. The grounds persons may be asked to operate multiple pieces of equipment in 1 day. Given the cost of the equipment and the investment, a tremendous amount of responsibility is placed on the grounds persons.

Trucks – ¾ ton and 1 ton heavy duty trucks with different types of plows and salters, chainsaws, Hydroseeder, Boom sprayers, Deep tiners, Top dresser, Kubota tractors with brush hogs and aerifiers, Vicon broadcast spreader, Bucket trucks for tree and ivy removal
Holder sidewalk machine
Toolcat with 3 implements
Wacker Nuesen w/ 3 implements
Ventrack w/ 2 implements
Dingo w/ 2 implements
Zero turn mowers w/ bagger system
Wing mowers
Skid steer
Spider remote control mower
Application Instructions
. About Syracuse University
Syracuse University is a private, international research university with distinctive academics, diversely unique offerings and an undeniable spirit. Located in the geographic heart of New York State, with a global footprint, and nearly 150 years of history, Syracuse University offers a quintessential college experience.

The scope of Syracuse University is a testament to its strengths: a pioneering history dating back to 1870; a choice of more than 200 majors and 100 minors offered through 13 schools and colleges; nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students; more than a quarter of a million alumni in 160 countries; and a student population from all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. For more information, please visit About the Syracuse area
Syracuse is a medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of New York State approximately 250 miles northwest of New York City. The metro-area population totals approximately 500,000. The area offers a low cost of living and provides many social, cultural, and recreational options, including parks, museums, festivals, professional regional theater, and premier shopping venues. Syracuse and Central New York present a wide range of seasonal recreation and attractions ranging from water skiing and snow skiing, hiking in the Adirondacks, touring the historic sites, visiting wineries along the Finger Lakes, and biking on trails along the Erie Canal. EEOC
Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities. Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans
Syracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The University’s contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members. Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community
Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity. Quick Link Job Posting Date 10/14/2021 Application Deadline 10/20/2021 Full Consideration By Job Category Union/Bargaining Unit Message to Applicants
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