SUNY Buffalo State Facility Operations Assistant 1 in Buffalo, New York

Facility Operations Assistant 1

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Please see Special Instructions for more details. Applicants will only be contacted on an as needed basis for interviews. Please do not call to inquire about your application status.

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About Buffalo State

Buffalo State is the largest comprehensive college in the State University of New York system. As a civic, urban, and engaged campus community, we pride ourselves as having small college learning environments coupled with large university opportunities. We are a diverse and inclusive college committed to the intellectual, personal, and professional growth of its students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Our mission is to transform lives, to empower students to succeed and to inspire a lifelong passion for learning. Buffalo State is dedicated to excellence in teaching, research, service, scholarship, creative activity, and cultural enrichment. With degree programs in education, the arts, science, and professional studies, each year nearly 10,000 students choose Buffalo State for its broad array of high-quality academic programs, diverse and creative environment, hands-on learning opportunities, affordable SUNY tuition, NCAA Division III athletics, and prime location in Buffalo’s cultural corridor. We welcome applicants who are committed to helping us fulfill our mission.

Posting Date 11/09/2017

Department Human Resource Management Office

Line Number temporary service

Budget Title Facility Operations Assistant 1

Rank/Grade SG-6

FTE Full-Time

FLSA Non-Exempt

Negotiating Unit CSEA

Appointment Type Temporary

Jurisdictional Class Labor (3)

Shift Hours

Hours will vary based on operational needs.

Department Operating Needs

Brief Job Description

This is a continuous recruitment posting to fill current and future temporary part-time or full-time positions.

Note, this title was previously ‘Laborer’ and was changed by the NYS Department of Civil Service effective 9/13/2018.

Perform a variety of routine manual tasks, requiring medium to heavy physical effort, to assist in maintaining, constructing, and repairing buildings, roads, offices, other structures, furniture, facilities, and grounds. May also assist in operations by performing routine activities requiring limited or no training, such as taking tickets and giving directions, using a forklift, pallet jacks, power tools, dollies, and hand trucks.

Duties may include: maintaining grounds, roadways, waterways, and trails; assist skilled and semi-skilled trades workers by performing the more routine manual tasks of trade; moving materials to and from work sites; operating and maintaining motorized equipment and machinery; assist in operations by performing routine, repetitive activities; assemble furniture based on blueprints or schematics; move heavy supplies, furniture, and equipment.

Salary = $14.67/hourly

Required Qualifications

There are no education or experience qualifications for this class. Applicants must be physically able to perform the duties assigned. When required to operate motor vehicles, candidates must possess a valid New York State Driver’s License appropriate for the type of vehicle operated.

Preferred Qualifications

Application Deadline Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Special Instructions to Applicant

Applicants will only be contacted on an as needed basis for interviews. Please do not call to inquire about your application status.

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Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Buffalo State is an affirmative action/equal opportunity institution that subscribes to all federal, state, and SUNY legal requirements and does not discriminate against applicants, students, or employees on the basis of race, sex, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, or marital or veteran status (Nondiscrimination Notice). Any violation of this policy should be reported to the Equity and Diversity Office, Cleveland Hall 415, (716) 878-6210. Buffalo State is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. If you have any questions, please contact Lydia Kawaler at or call (716) 878-4822.

Background Investigation Statement

All applicants are subject to a pre-employment background investigation. Our Pre-Employment Background Screening Policy is available at

Clery Statement

Applicants interested in positions may access the Annual Security Report (ASR) for SUNY Buffalo State at The ASR contains information on campus security policies and certain campus crime statistics. Crime statistics are reported in accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. Applicants may request a hard copy of the ASR by contacting the SUNY Buffalo State University Police Department at (716) 878-6333.

New York State Executive Order 161

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 at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  • How did you hear about this employment opportunity?

  • Buffalo State website

  • Buffalo News

  • Buffalo Rocket

  • Challenger

  • Chronicle of Higher Education

  • HigherEdJobs

  • Panorama Hispano News

  • Employee Referral

  • Other

  • All applicants are subject to a pre-employment background investigation. The college's Pre-Employment Background Screening Policy is available at Prior to an offer of employment, an applicant will be required to sign an authorization release form, allowing Buffalo State to conduct a background investigation. Failure of an applicant to sign the authorization release form will disqualify an applicant from further consideration for appointment.

  • I agree to comply with the college's policy.

  • I do not agree to comply with the college's policy. (Note, this selection will disqualify you from further consideration for appointment.)

  • Do you have a high school diploma or equivalent (e.g., GED)?

  • Yes

  • No

  • Do you possess a valid driver's license?

  • Yes

  • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents

Optional Documents

  • Resume / Curriculum Vitae