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Facility Operations Assistant 1 (Grounds)
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Date Posted Jun. 11, 2024
Title Facility Operations Assistant 1 (Grounds)
University University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Buffalo, NY, United States
Department Campus Operations
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Classified Staff
  • Facilities/Maintenance/Transportation
The Facility Operations Assistant 1 (Grounds) is part of the Buildings and Grounds department within the Facilities Department of the University. During the non-winter months the work schedule is Monday - Friday 6:00am - 2:30pm. During the winter months the incumbent will be required to work 2nd and/or 3rd Shift, which may include weekends as bid on based on seniority.

This position is responsible for maintaining campus cleanliness by utilizing both mechanical and hand methods such as sweeping, shoveling, raking, etc. These responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
  • Remove refuse and debris as needed. This includes picking up litter manually or using equipment such as sweepers and litter vacuums
  • Empty trash containers on campus. Assisting on garbage pickup using a garbage packer.
  • Cleaning sidewalks using manual methods such as sweeping or power washing
  • Work on horticultural tasks such as planting, pruning, and turf repair. This includes removing weeds from planting beds; planting trees, shrubs, and flowers; pruning trees and shrubs both from ground level and using a man-lift
  • Repairing damaged turf using manual methods such as shoveling, raking and rototilling.
  • Maintain proper grass height using hand mowers, self-propelled mowers and riding moving equipment.
  • Removal of snow/ice from paved surfaces using hand shoveling/salting and some mechanical equipment.

In addition to the duties listed above the incumbent will contribute to a safe campus by responding to departmental seasonal needs as requested by the Supervisor.

Outstanding Benefits Package
Working at UB comes with benefits that exceed salary alone. There are personal rewards including comprehensive health and retirement plan options. We also focus on creating and sustaining a healthy mix of work, personal and academic pursuit - all in an effort to support your work-life effectiveness. We support your growth and development through our career coaching and training department and we qualify as a public service loan forgiveness organization. Learn more about our benefits website.

About The University at Buffalo
The University at Buffalo (UB) #ubuffalo is one of America’s leading public research universities and a flagship of the State University of New York system, recognized for our excellence and our impact. UB is a premier, research-intensive public university dedicated to academic excellence. Our research, creative activity and people positively impact the world. Like the city we call home, UB is distinguished by a culture of resilient optimism, resourceful thinking and pragmatic dreaming that enables us to reach others every day. Visit our website to learn more about the University at Buffalo.

University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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