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Facility Operations Assistant 1 (Grounds)

Apply now Job No: 494820
Local Title: Facility Operations Assistant 1 (Grounds)
Budget Title: Facility Operations Assistant 1
Work Type: Full Time
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Categories: Maintenance & Skilled Trades, General Labor & Cleaning


Are you looking to take your career to new heights with a leader in healthcare? SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is one of the nation's leading metropolitan medical centers. As the only academic medical center in Brooklyn, we serve a large population that is among the most diverse in the world. We are also highly-ranked by Castle Connolly Medical, a healthcare rating company for consumers, among the top 5 leading U.S. medical schools for training doctors.

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Job Summary:

The Department of Facilities Management and Development at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is seeking a full-time Facility Operations Assistant 1 (Grounds). The successful candidate will:

  • Clean grounds by sweeping, raking, shoveling, and removing debris, leaves, branches, etc. 
  • Clear sites and prepares them for planting by raking, tilling the soil, adding mulch, and digging.
  • Plant seeds, bushes, trees, etc. using hand or power equipment. 
  • Cut grass using lawnmowers fertilizes and waters grounds; prunes bushes and trees; removes or transplants bushes or trees. 
  • Remove dead trees by cutting and splitting logs using chainsaws, sledgehammers, and wedges. 
  • Load trucks with debris, logs, dirt, etc. using hand or power equipment. 

Required Qualifications:

  • Must be able to physically perform the task of the position and be able to understand and carry out written and oral instructions. 
  • Valid New York State Drivers License. 

Preferred Qualifications:


Work Schedule:

Days Variable; 6:00am to 2:30pm

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Salary Range:

As per civil service guidelines

Executive Order:

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation.  If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction, and all other protected classes under federal or state laws.

Women, minorities, veterans, individuals with disabilities and members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please contact Human Resources at 718-270-3025.


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