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SUNY Brockport
  • Position Number: 5247482
  • Location: Brockport, NY
  • Position Type: Facilities Management

Facility Operations Assistant 1 - Moving

Job no: 496939

SUNY Budget Title: Facility Operations Assistant 1
Salary Level/Grade: SG006
Work type: Full time
Location: Brockport, NY
Department: Facilities Moving
Categories: General Labor & Custodial

Founded in 1835, State University of New York (SUNY) Brockport is an exceptional regional comprehensive public university that offers high-quality undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the arts, business, education, health, humanities, social sciences, and STEM. The University's curriculum is grounded in the liberal arts and sciences and emphasizes experiential learning.

Located only a few miles from Lake Ontario in a quaint "Village on the Erie Canal," SUNY Brockport is conveniently situated between the cities of Rochester and Buffalo - the fourth and second largest cities in New York State. Inspiring excellence through growth, engagement, and transformation is our mission. Join the inclusive community of dedicated faculty, staff, and students who together are Building a Better Brockport!

SUNY Brockport has a strong commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. We are committed to creating a diverse environment and are proud to be an affirmative action equal opportunity employer. We welcome individuality and encourage you to utilize your unique talents and bring your skills as we collaboratively strive to build meaningful lives and vibrant communities.

Job Summary:
The Facilities Operations Assistant 1, under the general direction of the Facilities Operations Assistant 2 or higher-level trades, will perform a variety of routine unskilled and semi-skilled manual tasks related to the operation and maintenance of the University facilities and grounds. This position will be responsible for performing a variety of laborer tasks. The day-to-day tasks assigned will vary according to the operational needs of the University.

Essential Functions:

  • Moves heavy supplies, furniture, equipment, and records.
  • Load and unload heavy equipment, supplies and furniture from trucks by physically lifting items or operating hand truck or forklift.
  • Moves items to and from storerooms and/or warehouses. May maintain storage areas and track items.
  • Delivers supplies and forms to various locations across the University.
  • Assists with the management of moving hand carts, bin inventory and other moving-related furniture, as assigned.
  • Assembles and dissembles furniture using powered and manual hand tools.
  • Assists truck driver and motor vehicle operators in picking up and delivering items. May drive vehicles.
  • Set up, tear down, and remove furniture, partitions and equipment for office moves, conferences, meetings and special events using a diagram or verbal direction.
  • Travels to other offices or locations within the State or facility to pick-up or move equipment, supplies or persons.
  • May lead volunteers and students assigned to work crews by making assignments, distributing, and accounting for equipment and supplies, demonstrating the proper methods of completing work, and supervising the on-site performance of activities and tasks.
  • Assist in the receiving and shipping of various office materials.
  • May work scheduled and unscheduled overtime, including evenings and weekends.

During special events and down-time from moving-related tasks, these duties could be assigned:

  • Perform office-related activities such as filing, alphabetizing, photocopying, sorting, and delivering mail, storing records or supplies on shelves, bins and/or on the floor.
  • Provide campus visitors with information regarding tourist attractions, office locations and the facility's rules and regulations.
  • Inspect, check, and patrol areas to detect vandalism or non-adherence to safety procedures, report defects, possible hazards or potentially dangerous conditions in the building and adjacent areas.
  • Perform general grounds maintenance tasks such as clearing sites, raking or tilling soil, mowing lawns, applying fertilizers and pesticides, cutting brush and wood, trimming, and removing trees and shrubs, maintaining roads and sidewalks, and removing snow, trash, and other obstructions from the building and surrounding areas. Load trucks with debris, dirt, and other materials.
  • Assist trades positions in performing the routine and unskilled work such as carrying supplies and equipment, erecting ladders and scaffolding, cleaning, flushing and repairing gutters and drains, removing materials from construction sites, preparing surfaces and spreading paint, digging ditches, loading and unloading trucks, carrying bricks and mortar, performing rough carpentry and masonry work and cleaning the work site after repair work is completed.
  • Operate self-propelled and motorized equipment, such as lawn mowers, pumps, compressors, vehicles, small trucks, and light construction equipment.
  • Assist automotive and other mechanics in performing routine and unskilled tasks in the repair and maintenance of automotive equipment and other machinery such as mounting and dismounting snowplows, salt spreaders, engines, transmissions, and differentials, performing minor engine tune-ups, changing oil, tires, and batteries and cleaning and polishing vehicles.
  • Clean buildings and facilities, which includes but is not limited to vacuuming, mopping, and waxing floors; emptying trash receptacles; washing lavatories and fixtures within; dusting wand polishing wood and metal fixtures.

Working Environment:
  • Requires heavy lifting, pushing, or pulling objects weighing up to 50lbs.
  • Work outside in all types of weather.
  • Work indoors in spaces that are not climate controlled.
  • Work may involve considerable exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises.

Minimum Qualifications:
There are no education or experience qualifications for this class. Applicants must be physically able to perform the tasks of the position and be able to understand and carry out written or oral instructions. This position is required to operate motor vehicles, incumbents must possess a valid New York State driver's license appropriate for the type of vehicle being operated pass the License Event Notification System (LENS) check.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience physically lifting items and/or operating a hand truck, forklift, or pallet jack.
  • Experience driving delivery vehicles.
  • Basic mechanical ability to assemble/disassemble furniture.
  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision.

    Work Schedule: 40 Hours/Week; Monday-Friday; 7:00am - 3:30pm
    Salary and Benefits:

    May be benefits eligible; Find out more about benefits at Careers@Brockport! This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship.

    Application Instructions: Submit your application, cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references via our Employment Opportunities website at by May 23, 2024.

    Background Investigation Statement:
    All applicants are subject to a pre-employment background check.

    Pre-Employment Drug Testing:
    Pre-employment drug test and DOT physical may be required for positions requiring a valid Class A or B CDL driver's license with passenger endorsement.

    New York State 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 via email at

    Non-Discrimination Statement/Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer:
    SUNY Brockport does not discriminate. SUNY Brockport is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University is committed to fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students, as well as ensuring equal educational opportunity, employment, and access to services, programs, and activities, without regard to an individual's race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, or criminal conviction. Employees, students, applicants or other members of the university community (including but not limited to vendors, visitors, and guests) may not be subjected to harassment that is prohibited by law, or treated adversely or retaliated against based upon a protected characteristic.

    Diversity Statement:
    SUNY Brockport is committed to creating and maintaining an equitable environment that welcomes, values, and supports individuals and communities who affirm human dignity. The University provides opportunities for engagement, learning, growth, and transformation to foster a diverse, equitable, and inclusive institution.

    Reasonable Accommodations:
    SUNY Brockport provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities, veterans, or wounded warriors where appropriate. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the Office of Human Resources or email your request to Tamara Gouger, AVP for Human Resources and ADA Coordinator, at Determinations or requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

    SUNY Brockport is an AA/EEO/ADA employer. The University actively seeks applications from women, veterans, individuals with a disability, members of underrepresented groups or anyone that would enrich the diversity of the University.

    To apply, visit

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