Facility Operations Assnt 1 Grounds

Grade 06

New York State has approximately 422 positions* in this title statewide. You may view a breakdown of positions by county. This position exists in various agencies statewide. View links to all New York State agencies including agencies that have this title. For more information, New York State employees can contact the Career Mobility Office at (518) 485-6199 or (800) 553-1322. If you are not a current New York State employee, you can use the Department of Civil Service Web site to explore possible employment opportunities.

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  1. Facility Operations Assnt 1 Grounds

    Grade 06

  2. Facility Operations Assnt 2 Grounds

    Grade 09

Summary of Job Description

As a Facility Operations Assistant 1 (Grounds), you would be responsible for maintaining the appearance and condition of grounds, athletics fields, walkways, and roads at State facilities.  The positions report to higher level grounds positions such as Supervisor of Grounds or Head Grounds Supervisor, or higher level trades or building supervisor titles. Positions are classified in these titles when the predominant duties reside within an agency'’s grounds program. All Facility Operations Assistant 1 (Grounds) positions are in the labor jurisdictional class; all Facility Operations Assistant 2 (Grounds) positions are in the non-competitive jurisdictional class.

The positions serve as a member of a work crew performing a variety of grounds maintenance, gardening, and manual labor duties. The positions typically use a variety of hand and power tools including saws and chain saws, lawnmowers, shovels, various tree pruning equipment, and snow blowers.  In addition, the positions may be required to operate riding lawnmowers, and light to heavy duty vehicles or equipment such as dump trucks, tractors, and tree trimming and removal equipment. The activities, tasks, and required equipment and vehicles to operate vary according to the season and individual needs of the State entity.  

The number of filled Facility Operations Assistant 1 and 2 (Grounds) reflects the size of the grounds and the number of locations to be maintained; seasonal weather related issues, such as snow removal; reliance on contractors or temporary employees to perform grounds maintenance duties (e.g., pesticide application, tree removal and pruning, and road salting and snow removal); agency priority to meet higher grounds maintenance standards; purchasing and budgeting responsibilities; and more difficult or frequent field maintenance duties to meet professional sports or athletic department requirements.

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Summary of Minimum Qualifications

Please note: qualifications for this position may be subject to change. If substitutions for education and/or experience are allowed, this information would be available on the announcement.

There are no education or experience qualifications for this class*. Applicants must be physically able to perform the tasks of the position and be able to understand and carry out written or oral instructions.  When required to operate motor vehicles, incumbents must possess a valid New York State driver's license appropriate for the type of vehicle being operated.

*In addition, as determined by the State agency or campus, some positions may be required to obtain appropriate license or certification to apply pesticides, herbicides, and other treatments, within six months of appointment.

How to Apply

An examination is not used to fill this title. You must meet the minimum qualifications of the title in order to be considered for this position. You must apply directly to the agency or agencies that have this title.

Career Mobility

Career mobility is not just limited to the titles in the Career Ladder, above. Additional movement may be achieved through other examinations, additional education and/or work experience. For additional information or clarification, current State employees should contact the Career Mobility Office. Visit ELMS Online to view established open-competitive, promotion, and transition eligible lists. If you are not a current New York State employee, see Employment Opportunities with New York State and find out how to become a New York State employee.

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