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Groundskeeper

Company:
Colgate University
Job Location:
Hamilton, 13346
Category:
Facilities Management
Type:
Full-Time

Division: Finance and Administration

Department: Facilities - Grounds

Hiring Wage/Salary Range

$20.05-$22.59

Determination

When extending an offer, Colgate University considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate's work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, as well as market and organizational considerations.

Benefits

Current Benefits
Colgate University is proud to offer in-depth, competitive benefits that support the health and wellbeing of our employees and their family. The majority of benefits are effective on the date of hire.
We pride ourselves on the scope and quality of the benefits offered to our employees. We invite candidates to visit our Benefits page to learn more about our generous benefits package, which includes but is not limited to:

Health and Wellness:
Comprehensive medical, dental, vision, behavioral health benefits, disability and life insurance, 403 B Retirement with employer core and matching contributions.

Paid Time Off:
Vacation time (varies based on position classification), sick time, 13.5 holidays including a Winter Recess between Christmas and New Year's and 3 floating holidays.

Paid Family Leave:
After six months of employment, employees become eligible for up to 12 weeks of paid time off up to 67% of salary to a state maximum for bonding with a newborn, adopted or foster child, caring for a family member with a serious health condition or to help after a family member has been deployed to active military duty abroad.

Continuing Education and Professional Development:
Employees and their spouse/domestic partner may take up to 2 courses per semester at Colgate, tuition free with a $20 per course registration fee.
Funding for work related courses to obtain an undergraduate or graduate degree related to your current position.
After 7 years of service in an eligible position an employee's eligible children may be awarded up to half of Colgate's tuition to attend an accredited college, university or trade school of their choice.

Along with a generous benefits package, additional perks unique to Colgate University include but are not limited to free on campus parking, free gym membership with discounts for family members, reduced Seven Oaks Golf Course memberships, University Bookstore discount, free library access, 3 free tickets for any regular season athletic home event, access to Colgate owned Bewkes Center and Glendening Boathouse, free access to all cultural events.

Department Statement

It is the mission of the Facilities Department at Colgate University to create the safest, cleanest, and most comfortable environment that further distinguishes Colgate University as a world-class educational institution. We work hard as part of a unified team, to make everyone who arrives on campus feel welcomed.

"One team, one mission"

The Facilities Department provides the physical environment, utilities, and facilities support services necessary to promote the educational and research activities of the university. To ensure quality service to our community, we provide strong coordination and communications between multi-functional groups and our customers, with a customer-oriented approach. Training and development of self-directed teams promotes a work environment that encourages employee initiative, engagement and development.

Accountabilities

Accountable for maintaining beautification of campus grounds and athletic fields, as well as completing campus work requests such as moves, large deliveries and event set ups.

Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Delivery of large items, stage/chair set ups and other related duties for campus events and furniture moves.
  • Assist tradespersons as general laborers.
  • Maintain traffic signage.
  • Cleaning of garage and fleet vehicles.
  • Snow and Ice removal (mechanically and manually),
  • Respond to all general tasks related to campus work requests as assigned. Must be willing to accept assignments at any work location, as workload requires.
  • Perform lawn maintenance including grass cutting, trimming, seeding, fertilization, litter and leaf removal, hedge trimming, brush cutting, limited tree trimming and felling, planting, weed control and general beautification of University property.
  • Maintain athletic fields for intramural and intercollegiate events, care of hockey rink including ice making and Zamboni operation, pest control and pesticide application, minor maintenance and lubrication of mechanical equipment, operation of garbage and recycling trucks, and other similar kinds of work as required.

Professional Experience/ Qualifications

  • Must be capable of working cooperatively with a diverse group of faculty, staff and students on a daily basis.
  • Requires the ability to communicate effectively with a diverse range of constituents.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in operation of motorized farm-type equipment and some background knowledge of general grounds work and equipment maintenance preferred.
  • New York State DEC Pesticide Applicator license highly desirable.
  • CDL (Class B) permit or license.

Education

A high school diploma or equivalent is preferred.

Certifications

  • A current valid driver's license, in accordance with the University's Driver Safety and Motor Vehicle Use Policy is required.
  • The successful candidate will be required to obtain CDL (class B) permit within 45 days from the date of hire and a CDL (class B) license will be required within six months of hire/transfer date. CDL holders are subject to random drug testing and required to pass a physical exam in accordance with state and federal regulations.

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time, as well as stoop, bend, reach and climb.
  • Required to lift and carry up 50 pounds, while from time-to-time may be required to assist with lifting objects up to 100 pounds.
  • Required to work in all type of weather conditions.
  • Position is deemed essential under the University's Essential Personnel Policy.
  • Ability to work evenings, weekends and overtime, as required.
  • Responsible for following all procedures to conduct work activities in a safe manner including but not limited to wearing PPE required for specific duties and safe handling of chemicals as outlined by University policies and/or the supervisor.
  • Responsible for immediately reporting any unsafe conditions to the supervisor and/or Environmental Health and Safety.
  • Required to wear a uniform, as provided.

Other Information

 Colgate bargaining unit employees must apply by June 12, 2024, to be considered.

Requisition Number: 2024S044Posting

Temporary: No

Work Schedule: April - November: Monday-Friday, 6:00am - 2:30pm
December - March: Monday-Friday, 2:30pm - 11:00pm

Shifts may change based on the needs of the University.

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