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Apply now Posting Number: 493117
Type of Position: Full-time
Location: Poughkeepsie, NY
Categories: Service

Position Title:



Physical Plant

Job Summary:

Marist College invites applications for the position of Groundskeeper. To perform daily landscape maintenance for all grounds and exterior areas on campus including, but not limited to lawns, parking lots, trees, shrub and flower beds, irrigations systems, athletic fields, etc. Perform duties as requested such as removal of docks, event set ups, emergency snow removal, daily trash removal, and equipment or furniture moves.

Minimum Qualifications:

Minimum of four years of experience in grounds maintenance and snow removal. Verifiable skill or experience in the use of heavy equipment required, lawn mowing equipment, general knowledge of tools and their use related to landscaping and grounds maintenance. In addition, applicant must be able to work evening shifts (depending on seasonal needs of the college) and must have the ability to work overtime due to adverse weather conditions, heavy workloads, emergencies, and/or at the need of the supervisor and Marist College. Applicant must hold a New York state driver’s license.

Essential Functions:

  • Install new lawns and landscape as assigned
  • Maintain all existing lawns, fields, flowerbeds,
  • Hedges, trees, and shrubs        
  • Apply pesticides and herbicides under the direct supervision of a licensed applicator
  • Responsible for garbage pick-up on campus
  • Informs supervisor of any repairs needed in assigned work areas immediately
  • Informs supervisor of any safety concerns on campus immediately
  • Informs supervisor of any repairs needed on vehicles, equipment, and tools
  • Repairs and sweeps roadways, parking lots as needed and assigned
  • Responsible for snow removal on roadways, walkways, stairs, and entrances
  • Transports furniture and or equipment necessary for the operation of the college
  • Assist in set ups, staging, or special effects as needed
  • Responsible for maintenance of storm drains
  • Performs non-related work indoors when inclement weather outdoors prohibits "normal" outdoor assignments
  • Install and remove docks as needed
  • Responsible for the proper operation and maintenance of all vehicles and equipment
  • Maintains and cleans all hand tools
  • Maintains a safe work environment
  • Responsible for minor electrical and plumbing repairs to irrigation systems as assigned
  • Responsible for minor equipment repair and fluid level checks
  • Must be familiar with OSHA standards and related MSDS sheets
  • Must comply with all OSHA regulations and Marist College safety policies
  • Responsible to complete OSHA training annually as required
  • Must be computer literate with knowledge and ability to use email, navigate for training, work requests and time sheets as required and directed

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with sustainable groundskeeping practices

Required Application Documents:

Cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references

About the Department:

The Grounds Department mission is to provide a world class living, learning, working, and environment on campus through developing a park like environment fostering the use of sidewalks, lawns, gardens, and open vistas. The department consists of 15 local 200 United SEIU employees and 1 Supervisor who collaborate as a team to deliver a beautiful campus.

About Marist College:

Located on the banks of the historic Hudson River and at its Florence, Italy campus, Marist College is a comprehensive, independent institution grounded in the liberal arts. Its mission is to “help students develop the intellect, character, and skills required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century.” Marist educates approximately 5,000 traditional-age undergraduate students and 1,200 adult and graduate students in 47 undergraduate majors and numerous graduate programs, including fully online MBA, MPA, MS, and MA degrees, and also Doctor of Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant programs. Additionally, our graduates go on to great success; 97% over the last five years are employed or in graduate school within six months of graduating. Marist is consistently ranked among the best colleges and universities in America by The Princeton Review (Colleges That Create Futures and The Best 386 Colleges), U.S. News & World Report (2nd Most Innovative School/North), Kiplinger’s Personal Finance (“Best College Values”), and others. Marist’s study abroad program is ranked #3 in the nation by the U.S. State Department and includes unique first-year programs in Florence and Dublin. At Marist, approximately 50% of graduates study abroad during their undergraduate experience. Its 30-year Joint Study partnership with IBM has brought the College the kind of world-class technology platform typically found at leading research institutions. Marist’s academic centers of excellence include the nationally-known Marist Poll, Center for Civic Engagement and Leadership, Hudson River Valley Institute, Center for Sports Communication, and Institute for Data Center Professionals. The College also hosts the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library’s digital archives, making it one of only six colleges or universities in the nation affiliated with a presidential library.

Type of Position:




Months per Year:


Work Schedule:

7:00AM-3:45PM & 3:00PM-11:45PM

(Final schedule and Days off TBD)

Hours per Week:



Marist College Main Campus, Poughkeepsie, NY

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Equal Employment Statement:

Marist College is committed to creating a diverse workforce on our campus by ensuring that barriers to equal employment opportunity and upward mobility do not exist here. To this end, the College will strive to achieve the full and fair participation of minorities, women, people with disabilities, and any other protected groups found to be under represented.

Equal opportunity means employment, development, and promotion of individuals without consideration of race, color, disability, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, or veteran status unless there is a bona fide occupational requirement which excludes persons in one of these protected groups. The College will review its employment policies and procedures to ensure that barriers, which may unnecessarily exclude protected groups, are identified and eliminated. The College will also explore alternative approaches if any policy or practice is found to have a negative impact on protected groups.

Marist's policy of non-discrimination includes not only employment practices but also extends to all services and programs provided by the College. It shall be considered a violation of College policy for any member of the community to discriminate against any individual or group with respect to employment or attendance at Marist College based on race, color, disability, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other condition established by law.

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