Grounds Worker

Posting Number 2023-11519
Posted Date 2 months ago(1/25/2023 10:02 AM)
Location : Location
US-NY-New York
Hybrid Remote Work Classification
Fully Onsite
Grounds and Waste
Capital Projects and Facilities (WS2548)
Compensation Grade
Local 810
Local 810 - I.B.T. (International Brotherhood of Teamsters)
Campus/Auxilary/Transportation, Facilities, Public Safety

Position Summary

SHIFT: Monday - Friday 5:00AM - 1:30PM


Primarily responsible for maintaining the appearance, health, safety, and effectiveness of grounds, waste management, and recycling programs on NYU owned, leased, and licensed properties.


Required Education:
High School Diploma or equivalent

Preferred Education:
NALP Certified Landscape Technician. NOFA Certified in Organic Land Care.

Required Experience:
3+ years of work experience in grounds maintenance. New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Pesticide Technician License Class 3(a), for Ornamentals and Turf. Certified Citizen Pruner from Trees New York.

Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Good general knowledge of proper horticultural practices related to installation and maintenance of grounds including planting of herbaceous and woody plants, fertilization, pruning, and weed removal. Good general knowledge of plants indigenous to the Northeast. Good general knowledge of botanical nomenclature of native and commonly used exotic plant species. Good weed identification and removal skills. Good general knowledge of best practices in recycling, and NYU recycling policies in particular. Good general knowledge of best practices in composting food and garden waste. Valid driver’s license and ability to drive a truck and a snowplow. Ability to safely operate power tools (e.g., mowers, tillers), to carry heavy loads, to dig a proper hole, and to work on ladders and scaffolds. Good communication skills with ability to follow verbal and written instructions.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
A good understanding of sustainable landscaping practices as they relate to soil, vegetation, and hydrology.

Additional Information

In compliance with NYC's Pay Transparency Act, the hourly rate for this position is USD $38.094. This rate is based on bargaining unit contracts.

NYU aims to be among the greenest urban campuses in the country and carbon neutral by 2040. Learn more at

EOE/AA/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity


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