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Senior Grounds Worker

Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title Senior Grounds Worker
Classification Title Senior Grounds Worker
Posting Number C1700154
Employer State
Appointment Type
Appointment Term Permanent
Position Type Non-Competitive Classified
Temporary Until
Salary Grade SG09

Posting Detail Information

Position Summary

The selected candidate will:

• Supervise, organize, schedule and assign work
• Provide clear and concise instructions, train staff, order material in a timely manner and produce detailed and comprehensive written reports and records.
• Possess the ability to properly and safely use a variety of hand and power tolls, equipment, and vehicles in the performance of grounds maintenance duties.
• Act as a liaison between Facilities and the Athletic Department regarding athletic field care and maintenance
• Have a working knowledge of the methods of athletic field design, layout and striping
• Have knowledge and ability to closely monitor athletic field turf conditions and maintain same using fertilizers, pesticides, irrigation, aeration, top dressing, overseeing, etc. as each season requires.
• Perform moderate to heavy physical labor in all weather conditions for sustained periods of time.
• Have experience coordinating snow removal for a large facility. Incumbent will organize and supervise snow and ice removal tasks including hand shoveling of walkways, and stairs, bus stops, doorways, and handicap access areas and plowing roads, sidewalks and parking lots using trucks, tractors, and other snow removal equipment.
• Be willing to work overtime for snow removal and other seasonal requirements.

At the time of applying for this position, incumbent is required to possess a category 3A New York State Commercial pesticide applicator license, as well as a valid class B New York State Commercial Driver’s license. To receive consideration, candidate must detail their qualifications and submit appropriate documentation with their application.

Successful candidates in the position must be able to effectively communicate with coworkers, supervisors and the campus community. This position may require you to work in a team so the candidate should have strong interpersonal and teamwork skills. The candidate must possess and have proven positive customer service skills; must also possess good listening skills and be able to understand and follow written and/or oral instructions.

Since the activities of other employees depend upon the availability of the employee in this position, reliable attendance is a factor that will be considered when filling this vacancy.

This position is defined as safety-sensitive, and as such, is subject to alcohol and drug testing under the Omnibus Transportation Employee Testing Act of 1991.

Minimum Qualifications

•Two years of experience and/or training in grounds maintenance work; or one year as a Grounds Worker.

•Must possess a valid New York State class B driver’s license at the time of application.

•Must possess a valid category 3A New York State Commercial pesticide applicator license at the time of application.

Preferred Qualifications
Physical Demands

Must be able to perform physical demands of the position as outlined in the Position Summary.

Salary Range $35,344
Work Hours

Days and shift may vary

FTE 1.00
Campus As Assigned
Special Instructions to Applicants
Additional Information

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

Contact Information

Contact's Name Facilities Human Resources
Contact's Title
Contact's Email
Contact's Phone 716-645-5277

Posting Dates

Posted 12/04/2017
Deadline for Applicants 12/18/2017
Date to be Filled 12/19/2017

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How many years of directly related experience do you have?
    • 0
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
    • 6
    • 7
    • 8
    • 9
    • 10+
  2. * Do you possess a valid NYS Class B driver’s license without an air brake restriction?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you currently possess a valid category 3A NYS Commercial pesticide applicator license?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Public Job Posting
    • Internal Job Posting
    • Agency Referral
    • Advertisement/Publication
    • Personal Referral
    • Website
    • Other
  5. * List source mentioned above.

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Certifications