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Ithaca College
New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Nov 1, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Facilities Management & Physical Plant
Employment Type
Full Time
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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 hours.

  1. 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 filling.
  2. 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 equipment.
  3. Pick up trash and debris from trash collection areas, campus grounds, streets and walks; sweep and clean; remove snow and ice from assigned areas.
  4. 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.
  5. 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 instructed.
  6. 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.
  7. Perform snow removal to include shoveling stairs and entryways, plowing roads and sidewalks and applying ice melt.
  8. Participate in any mandated training courses for safety-sensitive employees.
  9. 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.

Application Instructions

Interested applicants must apply online at 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.

About Us
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 achievements.

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
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