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Grounds Keeper
Job Type
Full Time
Job Category
Schenectady, NY


  • Receives written work orders or verbal instructions from supervisor.
  • Cuts grass and trim weeds on organization's property.
  • Digs flower beds and plants flowers.
  • Cleans internal areas of buildings, including buffing, dusting, sweeping, and mopping. 
  • Empties trash cans and consolidates trash for weekly pickup.
  • Paints interior and exterior walls and trim.
  • Operates lawn tractor with front-end loader.
  • Repairs parking lot and sidewalks with asphalt, cold patching materials, and concrete.
  • Operates snow removal equipment to maintain parking lots and sidewalks.
  • Maintains and repairs buildings' plumbing and electrical systems, including replacing worn or defective parts such as switches and fuses.
  • Repairs or replaces building brick, stone, and concrete.
  • Maintains and repairs wood parts of buildings.
  • Replaces worn or damaged parts such as hoses, wiring, and belts, in machines and equipment such as truck, street sweeper, and riding mower.
  • Assists other departments with moving furniture and unloading and storing supplies.
  • Assists in inspecting buildings and facilities for repairs or general maintenance.
  • Assists in fire inspections and other inspections as needed.
  • Provides own vehicle for site work – van or truck; mileage reimbursement provided.
  • Assists in preparing estimates for repair or improvements of facilities.
  • Assists in the purchase of cleaning and maintenance supplies for the agency facilities.
  • Provides own hand and small power tools as required to perform daily tasks.
  • Maintains MSDS records.
  • All supervisors, managers, and employees are all responsible for helping to create a workplace free of recognized hazards, and for acting safely.


  • One year certificate from college or technical school; or three to six months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • A valid New York State Driver’s License and ability to drive and driving record acceptable for agency insurance coverage are required.


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