The groundskeeper assistant supports the overall maintenance and appearance of the Association's grounds and physical facilities to ensure the safety of staff, volunteers, participants, and the public. Duties may include but are not limited to, preparation of facilities for meetings, rentals, & events (including the county fair); mowing; light repairs; maintenance of equipment; set up/breakdown; and coordinating facility needs with the Facilities Manager and/or designated staff/volunteers. Responsible for following OSHA/PESH safety regulations.
**THIS IS A PART-TIME, TEMPORARY POSITION THROUGH SEPTEMBER 1, 2021**
High School or Equivalent Education.
Ability to work in an outdoor setting, requiring regular physical activity, as well as walk, stand, bend and stretch.
Ability to follow written and oral instructions.
Ability to organize and prioritize work.
Ability to communicate with supervisor and staff as pertains to the duties of the job.
Ability to clearly communicate (speak, read and write proficiently) in English.
Ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position.
Ability to work flexible hours which may include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate.
Ability and willingness to work with diverse audiences and maintain cultural sensitivity.
Basic computer skills for computer-based time collection.
Ability to understand and follow safety regulations and procedures.
Physical ability to lift up to approximately 50 pounds, and occasional lifting of heavier supplies or equipment may be required.
Ability to safely and properly use tools and equipment.
Knowledge of cleaning, maintenance, and repair methods, materials, and techniques applicable to public buildings.
Experience in facilities and /or grounds maintenance including light maintenance tasks, i.e., changing light ballasts, minor plumbing, painting.
Administrative Coordination/Operation = 95%
Assist with cleaning, maintenance, and repair of Extension's buildings and the grounds to insure a safe, clean, and orderly work environment for clientele, volunteers, and employees.
Clean and maintain all public areas, restrooms, meeting rooms, and offices. Empty trash, cleaning restrooms and restock supplies, sweep/clean/mop/vacuum/wax floors, taking down and setting up tables and chairs, etc., interacting with and assisting customers and staff as needed and directed.
Prepare, clean and maintain grounds, buildings, driveways, etc., before, during and after fair; assist with fair set up and tear down; manage trash/debris removal. NOTE: Work hours will be adjusted during this period.
Set up and tear down meeting and fair facilities based on needs of staff, volunteers, and rental clientele.
Assist with maintaining lawn and landscaping as needed including mowing, weeding, leaf removal, setting fencing, removal of branches and debris using various light machinery such as mowers, weed whackers, leaf blowers, etc. in safe and efficient manner.
Comply with established health and safety regulations and guidelines including OSHA/PESH regulations.
Follow instructions regarding the use of chemicals and supplies.
Record use and storage of all chemicals and cleaners utilized in MSDS record book as required.
Interact with clientele, staff, volunteers, and the public in a courteous and respectful manner at all times.
Prepare and submit accurate expense reports, mileage reports, receipts/supporting documentation, and/or vouchers in a timely manner per established policy and procedures.
Maintain confidentiality of all information and data collected.
Provide data and information to assist with preparation of reports, impact statements, and success stories for funders, advisory committees, Board and others as requested.
This position requires the transport of self and/or program materials/resources in performing position responsibilities.
Professional Improvement and Other Duties as Assigned - 5%
In cooperation with the Supervisor, jointly develop and pursue a professional development plan as a means to increase competencies relative to position accountabilities and to address changes in programming and association priorities.
Participate in all required orientation, training, and/or in-service meetings and trainings as scheduled/required.
Pursue personal growth through expanding personal knowledge of the total organization and through updating techniques and technical skills relating to the position.
Carry out assignments and other duties as assigned by supervisor, including but not limited to local fairs, community activities, etc.
Collaborate in activities that are in general support of Cornell Cooperative Extension including but not limited to attendance at staff meetings, timely reporting of expenses, working with other staff, general marketing of Cooperative Extension programs and other duties as assigned.
Maintain regular and predictable attendance and punctuality.
Health and Safety - Applies to all duties and functions
Support the association to maintain a safe working environment.
Be familiar and strive to follow any applicable federal, state, local regulations, association health and safety policy/procedure/requirement and standard.
Act proactively to prevent accidents/injuries and communicate hazards to supervisors when identified.
EEO/EPO and Policy - Applies to all duties and functions
Conduct all programming and activities in accordance with the Civil Rights Act, Title IX Rehabilitation, Americans with Disabilities Act, and local, state, and regional affirmative action plans.
Appreciate and embrace diversity in all interactions with clientele, staff, volunteers and the public.
Assist the Cornell Cooperative Extension system in reaching out to diverse audiences.
Represent Cornell Cooperative Extension to the public, community leaders, colleagues, volunteers, members of Cornell University faculty and staff, government officials and the general public in a professional manner.
Aware of, and adheres to, established Cornell Cooperative Extension Association policies, procedures and Cornell Skills for Success.
Contribute to the overall success of the organization by performing all assigned duties in a professional, timely, and accurate manner.
At all times act in a professional Customer Service manner including but not limited to business-like demeanor, tactful communications, cooperative, helpful, positive and receptive manner.
Cornell Cooperative Extension is a collaboration among Cornell University, the United States Department of Agriculture, the State of New York, and the residents of New York State. Per NYS Law, county and regional extension service associations are subordinate government agencies. This employment opportunity is with the entities listed and not with Cornell University.
Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. Individuals who bring a diverse perspective and are supportive of diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.
Notice to Applicants: Please read the required Notice to Applicants statement. This notice contains important information about applying for a position at Cornell Cooperative Extension as well as some of your rights and responsibilities as an applicant.
Internal Number: WDR-00026287
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