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Located in Utica, NY

Groundskeeper position to maintain grounds of a campus environment and assist in other areas when needed.  Must be COVID Vaccinated due to location and nature of this job.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Acts as groundskeeper by: planting, pruning, fertilizing, transplanting flowers, trees, shrubs, removal of litter, mowing, edging, weeding, removal of snow/ice from parking lots/driveways/walking surfaces/stairways.
  • Assists in construction of annual summer arts festival fencing, stage, and FE Invitational.
  • Assist with other projects in maintenance, custodial, or other areas when needed.
  • Make pick up and deliveries for all Institute departments, which could include office moves, exhibition pedestals/risers/furniture, dorm furniture, items from painting/storage, or other storage areas.
  • Make trash pickups and separate recyclables.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Working Environment: The Groundskeeper will regularly stand, walk, bend, stoop, reach, sit, climb and may lift and carry heavy (up to 50 lbs.) materials throughout the day. Significant portions of daily assignments involve application of manual skills requiring motor coordination in combination with finger dexterity. A majority of the work is subject to seasonal conditions and weather extremes.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • High School diploma or equivalent. Previous job-related experience is helpful but not necessary.
  • Will operate all types of gasoline, diesel and power equipment (i.e. plow truck, 4wd tractor). Valid NYS Driver’s license is required to operate vehicles.
  • Basic knowledge of small engine maintenance or repair is helpful. Training will be provided on care of grounds equipment.
  • Effective organizational and time management skills and ability to prioritize tasks, work independently, and follow through on all assignments with minimal direction.
  • Ability to safely operate grounds power equipment (zero turn mower, ride on tractor, push mower, string trimmer, snow thrower, chain saw, leaf blower, hedge trimmer, aerator, sod cutter, leaf vacuum, etc.).
  • Ability to safely operate a plow truck, UTV (Bobcat), broom, compact tractor with loader.
  • Ability to safely tow and backup a 12’ dump trailer with electric brakes.
  • Basic personal computer skills that include the ability to send/receive e-mail messages, post information.

Drug screen and fingerprint background check prior to hire.

Express Office: Utica/Rome
The Landmarc Building
118 Columbia Street, Suite 103
Utica, NY 13502
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