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Skidmore College Groundskeeper in Saratoga Springs, New York

Position Summary:

Maintains grounds of College property and supports events by performing duties that include cutting lawns, trimming and edging, pruning shrubs/trees, removes litter debris and refuse, snow removal from walks and driveways, plants grass, flowers, trees, waters lawns, shrubs and flower beds, cleans out drainage ditches, establish and maintain a high level of customer service.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


High School diploma or general education degree (GED); one to three months of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities, or those not physically able, to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand and walk. The employee frequently is required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands andarms; talk or hear; and taste or smell. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 80 pounds with appropriate equipment and assistance. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


Monday through Friday 7:00 am-3:30 pm May through October 31 & 3:00 pm-11:30pm November through April.


$15.71 per hour per the contract which is 90% of the prevailing wage for someone new or the rate will be the full $17.45 if current regular union member eligible for 100%.



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