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Facility Operations Assistant 1 (Grounds)

Buffalo, New York ~ November 21, 2018

The Facility Operations Assistant 1 (Grounds) is part of the Buildings and Grounds department within the Facilities Department of the University. 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.
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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