Colgate University

Temporary - Groundskeeper (no benefits)

3+ months agoHamilton, NY

Position Information

Job Category Facilities
Position Title Temporary - Groundskeeper (no benefits)
Full Time/Part Time Part Time
Division Finance and Administration
Department Facilities - Grounds
Department Statement
The Facilities Department provides the physical environment, utilities, and facilities support services necessary to promote the educational and research activities of the university. To ensure quality service to our community, we provide strong coordination and communications between multi-functional groups and our customers, with a customer-oriented approach. Training and the development of self-directed work teams promotes a work environment that encourages employee initiative and development.
Every facility is the result of an intense collaborative process. Bringing together the dreams, knowledge, philosophies, and experiences of each team member, these talents are aggregated to produce a single result - a campus that will inspire and support the discovery of knowledge.

Responsible for deliveries of large items, stage/chair set ups and other related duties for campus events, furniture moves, assisting tradespersons as general laborers, traffic sign maintenance, garage and fleet vehicle cleaning, snow and ice removal (mechanically and manually), and all general tasks related to campus work requests as assigned. Must be willing to accept assignments at any work location, as workload requires.

- Perform lawn maintenance including grass cutting, trimming, seeding, fertilization, litter and leaf removal, hedge trimming, brush cutting, limited tree trimming and felling, planting, weed control and general beautification of University property.
- Maintain athletic fields for intramural and intercollegiate events, care of hockey rink including ice making and Zamboni operation, pest control and pesticide application, minor maintenance and lubrication of mechanical equipment, operation of garbage and recycling trucks, and other similar kinds of work as required.


Professional Experience/ Qualifications
- Must be capable of working cooperatively with a diverse group of faculty, staff and students on a daily basis.
- Requires the ability to communicate effectively with a diverse range of constituents.

Preferred Qualifications
- Must be capable of working cooperatively with a diverse group of faculty, staff and students on a daily basis.
- Requires the ability to communicate effectively with a diverse range of constituents.

High school degree or equivalent preferred.

Physical Requirements
Must be able to stand for long periods of time.
Required to lift and carry up 50 pounds, while from time-to-time may be required to assist with lifting objects up to 100 pounds.
Required to work in all type of weather conditions.
Ability to work overtime is required. Position is deemed essential and will be required to report during inclement weather (e.g. snow storms).
Responsible for following all procedures to conduct work activities in a safe manner including but not limited to wearing PPE required for specific duties and safe handling of chemicals as outlined by University policies and/or the supervisor. Responsible for immediately reporting any unsafe conditions to the supervisor and/or Environmental Health and Safety.

Other Information
A current valid driver's license, in accordance with the University's Driver Safety and Motor Vehicle Use Policy is required.

Posting Detail Information

Requisition Number 2019CW034P
Temporary Yes
Work Schedule
The work schedule varies based on needs of the University. These positions may be on-call or may be scheduled for longer durations of 40 hours per week to cover during employee long term absences.

Job Open Date 10/04/2019
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions Summary
EEO Statement
It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of their race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, disability, protected Veterans status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, being or having been victims of domestic violence or stalking, familial status, or any other categories covered by law. Colgate is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, women, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Clery Act
The Campus Safety Department will provide upon request a copy of Colgate's Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. This report includes statistics as reported to the United States Department of Education for the previous three years concerning reported: 1. crimes that occurred on-campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Colgate University; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus and 2. fires that occurred in student housing facilities. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security and fire safety, such as policies concerning sexual assault, life safety systems, and other related matters. To obtain a copy, contact the Campus Safety Compliance Manager via e-mail at You may also access the report from the Campus Safety web page at:

Client-provided location(s): Hamilton, NY 13346, USA
Job ID: Colgate-3273

Perks and Benefits

  • Health and Wellness
    • FSA
    • Wellness Program
    • On-Site Gym
    • Health Insurance
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • Life Insurance
    • Short-Term Disability
  • Parental Benefits and Childcare
    • Paid Family Leave
  • Office Life and Perks
    • Company Outings
    • Casual Dress
    • Happy Hours
    • Snacks
  • Vacation and Time Off
    • Leave of Absence
    • Personal/Sick Days
    • Paid Holidays
    • Paid Vacation
  • Professional Development
    • Learning and Development Stipend
    • Access to Online Courses
    • Lunch and Learns
    • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Diversity and Inclusion
    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program