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General Function

Performs a variety of custodial and technical tasks related to setting up for events and maintaining the University's buildings, facilities, and grounds in a clean, neat, and safe manner

Job Details

Functional Title

Building and Grounds Assistant, Senior

Job Code


Classification Series

Building and Grounds






Non exempt

Last Updated

September 2013

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities—Essential Functions

  • Assists in the set up and break down for events; arranges tables, chairs, and staging; moves technical equipment.
  • May set up and operate technical equipment including lighting and sounds system.
  • May operate moving equipment including fork lift and high lift.
  • Picks up trash and/or litter from University buildings and/or grounds; empties trash receptacles.
  • Performs custodial or groundskeeping tasks which may include mowing, trimming, raking, removing shrubs and trees, sweeping, mopping, dusting, or vacuuming.

Reporting Relationships

Direction Received: Reports to Manager of Special Events, Assistant Manager of Special Events, Manager PFD-Middletown Campus, Maintenance/Repair Supervisor, or Physical Facilities Manager

Direction Given: May occasionally train student employees or classified staff

Minimum Requirements

Requires a high school diploma or GED and one year of technical experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  May require driver's license. 

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Worker Characteristics

  • Knowledge of event set-up operations
  • Knowledge of sound/lighting equipment or moving equipment
  • Knowledge of custodial or groundskeeping operations 

Working Conditions

Frequent standing, walking, climbing, and operating equipment. Some lifting of materials weighing up to 70 pounds. Periodic assignment given which entail dealing with modestly unpleasant physical situations. There may be considerable noise generated by machine operation and some machinery may present an element of personal risk of injury due to an accident.

Please note: The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular positions. Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. For jobs occupied by more than one employee, the identification of non-essential functions shall be determined from the individual’s position description.

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