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GROUNDSKEEPER/LIGHT EQUIPMENT OPERATOR

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

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.

Position Details

Position Information

Vacancy ID S2206
Job Title GROUNDSKEEPER/LIGHT EQUIPMENT OPERATOR
Department Facilities Grounds&Transportation
School/Parent Organization Office of Facilities Parent Org
Division Finance and Administration Division
Employment Category Parttime-Regular
Anticipated start date 12/11/2017
If temporary, expected end date 05/25/2018
Hours per week 40
Weeks Per Year 24
Normal Start Time 7:00 AM
Normal End Time 3:30 PM
Position/Job Summary

On-going, 6-month position (December – May) to operate a variety of grounds-keeping equipment and vehicles; assist in repair and maintenance of equipment; perform routine grounds maintenance tasks including lawn care, landscaping, and repair of walkways and parking lots. Operate mini compactors and process solid waste, campus recycling material and compost; transport waste and materials to local transfer stations and compost centers. This position is considered to be essential during emergency situations and the incumbent is subject to being requested to report to work.

Position/Job Responsibilities

  1. Plant, cultivate, fertilize, and water trees, flowers, shrubs and grass; maintain greenery to include trimming and edging around walks, flowerbeds, and walls using clippers and edging tools. Assist with Greenhouse operations; distribute flowers and create floral patterns.

  2. Cut lawns using large power mower; operate equipment and light vehicles. Prune shrubs and trees to shape and improve growth. Rake and remove leaves; clean drainage ditches and culverts and haul debris to dumping area; assist in removing trees.

  3. Pick up trash and debris from campus grounds, streets and walks; sweep and clean streets; remove snow and ice from streets and walks as required.

  4. Operate mini compactor 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.

  5. Water lawns and shrubs using hose or by activating fixed or portable sprinkler system; assist with spraying weed control products that do not have require special licensing, as directed.

  6. Participate in the servicing, maintenance, painting and minor repair of equipment.

  7. Transport summer equipment/machinery to and from storage areas. Participate in hardscape projects and use field mowers, as directed.

  8. Assist in the maintenance of campus grounds, walkways, roads and parking lots as needed using a variety of light equipment and vehicles including large mowers, forklifts, high lifts, and snow removal equipment.

  9. Develop and demonstrate a multicultural awareness and contribute to cultivating an inclusive, diverse and respectful College community. Demonstrate civil and inclusive behavior when interacting with staff, faculty, students and visitors to the College. Promote a flexible, collaborative and inclusive work and living environment and engage in educational opportunities to increase awareness and understanding of diversity and inclusion.

  10. Assist the Athletic Field Specialist in laying out athletic fields as directed.

  11. Participate in the setting up and taking down of equipment and materials such as tents, chairs and stages for special events as assigned
Position/Job Qualifications

High school diploma and a minimum of 2 years experience operating light grounds and construction equipment; possession of a valid NYS driver’s license and demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal supervision; experience operating various grounds keeping equipment such as mowers, trimmers, edging tools and snow blowers; ability to operated a minim compactor, lift 60 pounds, and climb a six-foot ladder; good interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to effectively work and interact respectfully within a diverse and inclusive environment are required.

EEO Statement

Ithaca College is committed to building a diverse academic community and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply. Experience that contributes to the diversity of the college is appreciated.

Instructions for submitting your application:

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.

Work authorization (select one): Visa sponsorship is not provided for this position
Department description
College Description

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 http://ithaca.edu

Market Hiring Range $15.10
FLSA Status Non-Exempt
Is this position eligible for benefits? No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Reference List

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