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Building Maintenance Worker I

Full Time, Non-competitive, Grade 6

35 hrs/week, 12 months/year


Application Deadline: February 28, 2022 @ 4:00 PM EST.

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: This is a broad class covering many types of recurring routine mechanical work in the building maintenance trades and for assisting in a variety of construction, maintenance and repair work.  General instructions are received and the work is performed under immediate or general supervision depending on the nature of the task.  Supervision over the work of other is not normally a function of this class.  Does related work as required.


TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES: The typical work activities listed below, while providing representative examples of the variety of work assignments in the title, do not describe any individual position.  Incumbents in this title may perform some or all of the following, as well as other related activities not described.

Performs minor work involving plumbing, masonry, carpentry, electrical or other building maintenance functions;

Assists in the installation and repair of wiring systems and electric fixtures and equipment;

  • Repairs windows, doors, floors, walls and other parts of buildings;
  • Does interior and exterior painting where quantity rather than fine quality of work performed is the principle object;
  • Assists in the installation and repair of general plumbing equipment such as: sinks, toilets, baths and septic systems;
  • Assists in checking, cleaning and repairing boilers, pumps, heaters, pipe lines, valves and traps;
  • Mixes plaster and concrete and assists in laying brick, plastering walls, finishing concrete work, etc.;
  • May assist a skilled mechanic in performing repairs to motor equipment;
  • Takes part in general grounds maintenance activities.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:  Working knowledge of building maintenance and repair practices; ability to follow oral and/ or written instructions; mechanical aptitude; manual dexterity; reliability; good judgment; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.



  1. One year of full-time paid experience, or its part-time equivalent, in general building construction or maintenance work; OR
  2. One year satisfactory completion of a BOCES, or substantially similar, training program which must have included basic carpentry, electrical and plumbing courses. 



  • Commitment to community college goals and objectives of providing quality programs and services for culturally, socio-economically, ethnically, and academically diverse students and students with disabilities; personal qualities to work effectively and with sensitivity in a multicultural environment; awareness of and commitment to the needs of non-traditional and/or re-entry students with diverse abilities and interests.


Application Process:

The position is open until filled. However, to ensure consideration, application materials should be received via email by February 28, 2022 at 4:00 pm EST to be given priority consideration. Applications received after the deadline are not guaranteed to be reviewed.  SUNY Ulster reserves the right to close, continue, cancel, postpone or restart the recruitment at any time.


Applicants must submit the following materials to be considered for the position:


  • Cover Letter/ letter of interest
  • Resume
  • Contact information for three references, including a phone number, email, professional title, and relationship to you.


To apply for the position, email the required documents to: resumes@


Please submit only materials requested. All documents included in your application file become the property of the College. Applicants who fail to submit all required materials will not be considered. Only email submissions will be considered.

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SUNY Ulster is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The college encourages applications from all qualified applicants. This position is contingent upon adequate funding. Offer and assignment of employment is subject to verification of all information provided on the employment application, credentials, transcripts, fingerprint check, verification of the right to work in the United States and all other required pre-employment conditions are met.


Applicants who are protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act and who, due to a disability, require accommodations for completing the application process, testing (if required for the position), or the interview, should notify the Human Resources Office 10 working days before the accommodation is required.


Neither the smoking of tobacco (nor other substances) nor the use of electronic vaporizers is permitted on the campus grounds.


SUNY Ulster does not reimburse applicants for travel, lodging or any other costs incurred by applicant to attend interviews.  All interviewing costs incurred will be the responsibility of the applicant. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview. Internal applicants are not guaranteed an interview.



SUNY Ulster mandates that all employees be fully vaccinated and show proof of completed vaccine status at time of hire. If you cannot receive the COVID-19 vaccine due to a disability/medical reason or sincerely held religious belief, you will be required to follow SUNY Ulster policy and process to apply for an accommodation.


Membership in the Civil Service Employee Association, Inc., Local 100, AFSCME, AFL-CIO is required and union fees are deducted.


Offers of employment are contingent upon Board of Trustee approval. Employment with SUNY Ulster is not complete or official until applicants meet all pre-employment requirements, and the Board of Trustees has approved. All new employees are required to submit proof of eligibility to work in the United States. Employees must submit fingerprints for the New York Department of Justice clearance. All positions are contingent upon adequate funding.





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