Facility Operations Assnt 2 Grounds - Grade 09

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This title exists within Various New York State Agencies and has approximately 78 positions statewide.

*The number of positions is approximate and represents the number of positions established (both filled and vacant); it is not an indication or reference to position type or duration, or intent to be filled.

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Salary Information for Facility Operations Assnt 1 Grounds
Title Grade Hiring Rate/yr Job Rate/yr
Facility Operations Assnt 1 Grounds 06 $35,177 $43,521
Facility Operations Assnt 2 Grounds 09 $41,399 $50,884

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Job Duties

As a Facility Operations Assistant 2 (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.

Facility Operations Assistant 2 (Grounds) are working supervisors of ten or less staff, including permanent staff in various titles and temporary per diem or contract workers, or serve as an immediate assistant to a Supervisor of Grounds in the administration of a grounds department. The positions perform similar duties as Supervisor of Grounds and Head Grounds Supervisor, but the work is distinguished by the role of the position, total staff supervised, and complexity factors described above.  The number of classified Facility Operations Assistant 2 (Grounds) depends upon the number of subordinate staff required to meet grounds program requirements, number of shifts requiring grounds supervisors, and presence of higher level grounds management staff.

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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.

One year of service as a Facility Operations Assistant 1 (Grounds)*; OR, two years of experience and/or training in grounds maintenance work*.

*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.

Mobility Options

Career mobility is not just limited to the titles in the Career Ladder, above. Additional movement may be achieved through transfers opportunities or other examinations.

For additional information or clarification of transfer determinations, current State employees should contact the Career Mobility Office at (518) 485-6199 or (800) 553-1322.

You can also visit ELMS Online to view established open-competitive, promotion, and transition eligible lists.

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