Nathan S. Kline Institute
  • 11-Feb-2019 to 24-Mar-2019 (EST)
  • Nathan Kline Institute
  • Orangeburg, NY, USA
  • $16.50/20 hours per week
  • Hourly
  • Seasonal


The Nathan S. Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research (NKI) is seeking a temporary grounds maintenance employee for their Maintenance Department beginning April 2019 through September/October 2019. The shift hours are flexible between the hours of 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday Friday. Reliable and regular attendance is expected.



Under the direction of the department supervisor, the grounds worker will perform a variety of routine and manual tasks in maintaining the appearance and condition of grounds, walkways and roads of the NKI campus. Tasks require light to medium and, occasionally, heavy physical effort.


Specific duties to be performed may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Maintaining the appearance and conditions of grounds at the NKI campus.
  • Cleaning grounds by sweeping, raking, shoveling, and removing debris, leaves, branches, weeding, etc.
  • Clearing sites and preparing them for planting by raking, tilling soil, adding mulch and digging.
  • Planting bushes, trees, etc. using hand or power equipment.
  • Cutting/pruning bushes and trees; removing or transplanting bushes or trees.
  • Removing trash and debris from roads, walkways, and parking lots by sweeping and/or shoveling by hand.
  • Repairing and seeding damaged lawn areas.
  • May be required to shovel, dig ditches, and install signs
  • Performing other job-related duties as assigned.


High school diploma or equivalent is required. Must be at least 18 years old. Must possess and maintain a valid New York State Driver's License.

  • Experience working in maintenance, grounds work, or other labor-intensive work environment preferred.
  • Must be able to understand and follow verbal instructions and ensure follow through and completion of assignments and seek assistance or report concerns when necessary.
  • Must be able to work well independently.
  • Working knowledge of safety standards and procedures.
  • Must possess the ability to use the tools, machines, equipment, and material associated with grounds care.
  • Ability and willingness to perform moderate to heavy manual labor. Must be willing and able to perform physical tasks which involve lifting and moving heavy objects, walking, stooping, standing, pushing, pulling, climbing ladders, and working at heights on scaffolds and platforms.

Background Investigation/Justice Center Review Requirements:

Prospective appointees will be: 1) Checked against the Staff Exclusion List (SEL) maintained by the Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs. Prospective employees whose names appear on the SEL as having been found responsible for serious or repeated acts of abuse or neglect will be barred from appointment. 2) Screened against the Statewide Central Register of Child Abuse and Maltreatment (SCR).  Prospective employees whose names are indicated on the SCR may be barred from appointment.

*The Research Foundation is a private not-for-profit corporation and is not an agency or instrumentality of the State of New York.  Employees of the Research Foundation are not state employees, do not participate in any state retirement system, and do not receive state fringe benefits. Excellent Benefits Package. Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/Minority/Women/Disabled/Veteran Employer. VEVRAA 41 CFR 60-300.5(a) compliant.

Applications will only be accepted through website at: - Click on Employment Opportunities. Applications will be accepted only during the posting dates as listed at the top of the job announcement.

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