About Vassar College Located in the scenic Mid-Hudson Valley, Vassar College is a highly selective, residential, coeducational liberal arts college. Vassar is strongly committed to fostering a community that reflects the values of a liberal arts education and to promoting an environment of equality, inclusion and respect for difference. Vassar College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged. Vassar College is a smoke free, tobacco free campus.
Position Summary and ResponsibilitiesReporting to the Grounds Manager, the Grounds Maintenance Attendant is responsible for maintenance of the College landscaping, grounds and athletic fields, snow and ice removal and when assigned, to provide a safe and attractive environment.
Maintain campus lawns;
Remove snow/ice from walks, drive and parking lots;
Maintain athletic fields, natural and synthetic, using appropriate lawn care procedures including striping of playing surfaces, dragging of infields, mowing, irrigating, fertilizing and controlling weed growth;
Maintain campus trees and shrubs;
Maintaining and operating landscape irrigation systems;
Perform minor parking lot and road repairs using hot and cold patch;
Utilize grounds maintenance equipment and tools including but not limited to: riding mowers, rototillers, lawn sweepers, aerators, snow plow, tractors and salt spreaders;
Collect trash from all exterior trash receptacles and performs litter collection;
Respond to after hour calls for snow/ice removal;
Perform other duties as assigned;
Willingness to work overtime as available.
Qualifications Qualifications: Three (3) years experience in the maintenance and care of grounds is required; Must possess knowledge and technical skills required for the maintenance of landscaped surfaces; Knowledge of, or demonstrated ability to learn, irrigation systems programming and operations; Knowledge of maintenance of athletic fields is preferred; Must possess and maintain a valid Driver's License; A New York State Pesticide Applicators License Category 3A is preferred; Ability to communicate effectively in English, including understanding, speaking, reading and writing; Willingness to work overtime as available. Overtime is assigned according to seniority guidelines.
Required Applicant Documents Contact Information for 3 References
Optional Applicant Documents Resume Cover Letter
Special Instructions to Applicants You are required to attach the names and contact information of 3 references who have directly supervised your work (no relatives, friends, or co-workers, please). You are encouraged to attach a resume and/or cover letter (Word or PDF format). Application should include a complete work history. Be sure to include any relevant work experience.
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Vassar is strongly committed to fostering a community that reflects the values of a liberal arts education and to promoting an environment of equality, inclusion and respect for difference. Vassar College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.
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Founded in 1861, Vassar College is a highly selective, residential, coeducational liberal arts college. Consistently ranked among the top liberal arts colleges in the country, Vassar is renowned for pioneering achievements in education, for its long history of curricular innovation, and for the beauty of its campus.