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Work type: Full Time
Location: Troy, NY
Categories: Trades, Service, and Maintenance, Staff

Who we are:

For nearly 200 years, Rensselaer has been defining the scientific and technological advances of our world. Rensselaer serves over 7,600 undergraduate and graduate students from 49 states and 63 countries. Guided by the Rensselaer Plan 2024, Rensselaer seeks to transform the delivery of pedagogical innovations, and to be a transformative agent in the 21st century and beyond.

Job Summary

The Landscape and Athletic Fields Department seeks applicants to fill openings for Groundskeepers. The Groundskeepers perform landscape duties, snow removal and equipment operations associated with the maintenance and care of the campus grounds and athletic fields.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates will have, at least a High School diploma or equivalent.

Candidates are expected to have one (1)  or more years experience in operation of grounds related equipment, institutional grounds maintenance, equivalent Green Industry background, or equivalent education or training.  Relevant combinations of education, training and experience may be considered.

This position also requires a valid US driver’s license. 

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to read, write and perform simple arithmetic
  • Ability to follow instructions and work independently or as part of a team
  • Ability to effectively communicate with coworkers, supervisors, faculty, students, alumni, vendors and neighbors of the Campus Community
  • Requires excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to operate hand power tools and grounds keeping machinery


  • Business Hours: Monday - Friday. 
  • Candidates must have the ability to work flexible hours which may include, evenings, nights, weekends and holidays


Local travel between campus locations only


Driving a Rensselaer vehicle for non-passenger use

For more details, and to apply


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We welcome candidates who will bring diverse cultural, ethnic, national and international perspectives to Rensselaer’s work and campus communities.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity, Race/Gender/Veterans/Disability Employer.




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