Grounds Worker S04 | Cornell University Job at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

  • Cornell University
  • Ithaca, NY

Job Description

Grounds Worker S04


Performs manual labor for general landscape maintenance and /or landscape construction tasks, including turf maintenance, plant maintenance, litter control, snow removal, and other duties. Promptly reports unsafe conditions or damage to campus landscape, equipment, or facilities.

Subject to call-in twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week to handle emergencies, especially snow emergencies.

Subject to shift changes and extended working hours (including nights, early mornings, evenings, weekends and

holidays) to meet seasonal work demand. Subject to working in weather related extremes of heat and cold for extended

periods. May encounter sewage and dead animals. Regular exposure to bees and pollen.

This position is covered by the UAW Collective Bargaining Agreement. At the end of the probationary period employees will be required to pay union dues per article 1 of the agreement. Starting wage for an S04 is $20.95/hr.

All employees are accountable for supporting the organization's values of truth, respect, excellence, teamwork, integrity; and supporting inclusive and sustainable practices in carrying out everyday responsibilities.

Required Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent. Valid motor vehicle operator license required.
  • Minimum of two year experience with landscape maintenance, landscape construction, or related field.
  • Experience and ability to work in a fast paced commercial and or residential landscaping environment.
  • Working knowledge of the methods, materials, tools and equipment used in the landscaping trade.
  • Excellent interpersonal (oral and written) skills to interact with a diverse range
  • of people.
  • Proven ability to work effectively as a member of a team.
  • A strong customer service orientation while providing a helpful and friendly approach to serving the campus community.
  • Is motivated and takes initiative to be proactive.
  • Demonstrated experience utilizing independent judgment and problem solving to ensure a safe and efficient work environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Formal training in ornamental horticulture, agronomy, arboriculture, phytopathology, ornamental plant pests, and/or equipment operation helpful.

University Job Title:

Grounds Worker S04

Job Family:

United Auto Workers



Pay Rate Type:


Pay Range:

Refer to Union Pay Rates Link Below

Remote Option Availability:

Fully Onsite


Contract College

Contact Name:

Carson Lopez

Job Titles and Pay Ranges:

Non-Union Positions

Noted pay ranges reflect the potential pay opportunity for each job profile. The hiring rate of pay for the successful candidate will be determined considering the following criteria:

  • Prior relevant work or industry experience

  • Education level to the extent education is relevant to the position

  • Unique applicable skills

  • Academic Discipline (faculty pay ranges reflects 9-month annual salary)

Union Positions

Current Employees:

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Notice to Applicants:

EEO Statement:

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University's heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, and we do not tolerate discrimination based on any protected characteristic, including race, ethnic or national origin, citizenship and immigration status, color, sex/gender, pregnancy or pregnancy-related conditions, age, creed, religion, actual or perceived disability (including persons associated with such a person), arrest and/or conviction record, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender expression and/or identity, an individual's genetic information, domestic violence victim status, familial status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations in accordance with applicable law.

Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty, and staff to all identities and backgrounds. We encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.


Job Tags

Hourly pay, Holiday work, Contract work, Seasonal work, Local area, Remote job, Shift work, Night shift, Weekend work, Afternoon shift, Early shift,

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