The Cornell University campus is widely admired as one of the world's most beautiful academic settings. The Division of Facilities and Campus Services is committed to providing the highest quality service to faculty, students, staff, alumni and visitors.
With more than 260 major buildings enhancing the magnificent landscape of the Ithaca campus, approximately 1,000 highly talented and dedicated staff serve as steward of the campus resources and operations.
Facilities Management (FM) provides maintenance, grounds, and custodial services to the entire campus. The Grounds Department is looking for dedicated temporary grounds workers with 6 months of full time availability beginning in April or May.
We are looking for a motivated, hardworking Grounds Worker to join our team in the Cornell Grounds Department! As as Temporary Grounds Worker, you will perform manual labor and independently operate light equipment for general landscape maintenance and/or landscape construction tasks, including turf maintenance, plant maintenance, litter control, snow removal, and other duties. It will be expected that you will promptly report unsafe conditions or damage to campus landscape, equipment, or facilities. You will safely operate hand and self-propelled equipment and tools including string trimmers, walk behind mowers, blowers, snow blowers, rakes, and shovels to achieve required landscape standards.
Your position will be subject to call-in twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week to handle emergencies, including, but not limited to, snow related emergencies. It is also subject to shift changes and extended working hours (including nights, early mornings, evenings, weekends and holidays) to meet seasonal work demand. You could be subject to working in weather related extremes of high and low temperatures or snow and rain for extended periods. You may come into contact with sewage and dead animals and being exposed to bees/stings and other environmental allergens is a possibility as well.
Position is full time (39 hours per week), temporary, non benefits eligible. Rate of pay is $15.00/hour with potential overtime opportunities.
Start time: Normally 6:00 or 7:00am.
Ours is a values-based organization where all employees are accountable for supporting the organization's values of truth, respect, excellence, teamwork, and integrity. Employees are required to attend staff development trainings and participate in the performance evaluation process.
High School Diploma or equivalent. Must have and maintain a valid driver's license. May be required to drive a university vehicle. Some working knowledge of the methods, materials, tools and equipment used in the landscaping or labor trade. Excellent interpersonal (oral and written) skills in order to interact with a diverse range of people.Self-motivated with ability to work effectively as a member of a team. A strong customer service orientation while providing a helpful and friendly approach to serving the campus community. Must have reliable transportation to report to work. Must be able to lift more than 50 lbs.
Two seasons of demonstrated work experience with landscape maintenance, landscape construction, or related field. Formal training in ornamental horticulture, agronomy, arboriculture, phytopathology, ornamental plant pests, and/or equipment operation helpful.
Typically lifts more than 50 lbs.
Acute concentration/eye-hand coordination
Highly toxic chemicals
*Please provide three (3) professional references with your application materials for your application to be considered complete. We will notify you prior to checking references.*
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