Primarily responsible for operating mini compactors and processing
solid waste, campus recycling material and compost; transport waste
and materials to local transfer station. The incumbent will operate
a variety of grounds-keeping equipment and vehicles to perform
these tasks. The incumbent will also assist in repair and
maintenance of equipment; perform routine grounds maintenance tasks
including lawn care, landscaping, and snow removal. This position
is considered to be essential and the incumbent is subject to being
requested to report to work outside of normally scheduled
- Operate mini compactors and other power equipment and vehicles
used in the processing of solid waste, campus recycling material,
and compost; transport solid waste to the local dump site,
recycling to the local transfer site, and deliver compost to the
local composting center. Collect solid waste and process by
reducing, reusing, recycling, composting and then land
- Follow established schedule for pick-up of solid waste and
campus recycling material. Perform daily safety checks and report
deficiencies on assigned vehicles. Train and instruct new employees
in the operation of waste removal trucks and related
- Pick up trash and debris from trash collection areas, campus
grounds, streets and walks; sweep and clean; remove snow and ice
from assigned areas.
- Participate in the servicing, maintenance, painting and minor
repair of solid waste and grounds keeping equipment. Keep totes,
dumpsters and solid waste vehicles clean and well operative.
- Plant, fertilize and water trees, shrubs, flowers and grass.
Maintain plants by pruning, trimming and weeding using both hand
and power tools. Edge shrub beds and trees and apply mulch as
- Mow lawns using both walk behind and ride on mowers. Use string
trimmers and backpack blowers to maintain grounds. Rake and remove
leaves from lawns and beds as instructed.
- Perform snow removal to include shoveling stairs and entryways,
plowing roads and sidewalks and applying ice melt.
- Participate in any mandated training courses for
- Report to work outside of normally scheduled hours when
requested to perform tasks.
High school diploma and possession of a valid Driver’s License and
adherence to the requirements set forth by the Office of Risk
Management. Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal
supervision and also in large groups. Ability to operate a variety
of equipment such as walk behind mowers, string trimmers, hedge
trimmers, bed edgers and mini compactors. Ability to lift 60
pounds, climb a 6 foot ladder and work in adverse weather
conditions. Experience operating a mini compactor and performing
solid waste and recycling pickup is preferred.
Interested applicants must apply online at http://ithaca.edu/jobs/
and attach a resume and cover
letter. Questions about online application should be directed to
the Office of Human Resources at (607) 274-8000. Screening of
applications will begin immediately.
At Ithaca College, a comprehensive residential campus community of
6,500 students, we strive to be at the forefront of the higher
education landscape. We offer a distinct integrative learning
experience that makes students ready for the personal,
professional, and global challenges of our age.
We seek candidates who embrace integrative learning and want to be
a part of this exciting time in Ithaca College history. We
encourage creative collaboration and innovation in our faculty and
staff, providing support and resources for them to grow in their
fields and lead students to their own innovative ideas and
We welcome different ways of thinking and look for candidates with
unique points of view and life experiences. We are inclusive of
individuals with a wide range of cultural, personal, and
professional backgrounds, talents, and skills. Our campus is a
vibrant and rewarding community where diverse minds can learn,
succeed, and excel.
When reviewing candidates, we are looking for indicators of a
number of core competencies. Prospective candidates must be
adaptable, collaborative, inclusive, respectful, responsive,
results driven, and sustainable. They must communicate effectively,
demonstrate leadership, exhibit professional integrity and ethics,
take initiative, value personal and professional development, and
show that they will engage in the college.
Nestled in the heart of New York State’s scenic Finger Lakes
region, Ithaca College sits atop South Hill overlooking picturesque
Cayuga Lake and is just minutes away from the city center.
Combining small town warmth and charm with the vibrancy of a
college community, the thriving and culturally diverse city of
Ithaca has been rated by Kiplinger’s as one of the top 10 places to
live in the United States.
To learn more about Ithaca College, visit us at http://ithaca.edu