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Facility Operations Assistant 1

Why #TeamOGS

The Office of General Services helps New York State move. From contracting to construction and everything in between, when you join #TeamOGS, you’ll provide necessary services to every corner of the agency and amplify our good work. Employee benefits include: 

  • Generous paid time off: sick, vacation, holidays, and personal 
  • Health benefits, including vision and dental plans 
  • Membership in the New York State Retirement System 
  • The security and stability of a career in New York State 

Job Duties

An OGS Facilities Operation Assistant 1 may perform a variety of tasks related to the operation and maintenance of State-owned buildings and facilities, the surrounding grounds, and the vehicles and equipment used in maintaining these sites. 

Duties May Include: 

  • Clean buildings, facilities, (including) restrooms and restock supplies.  

  • Perform routine maintenance and repair of buildings, facilities, and surrounding grounds using the appropriate tools and equipment. 

  • Perform other maintenance tasks such as collecting and disposing of trash, mowing lawns, and snow removal by shovel or powered snow removal equipment. 

  • Move furniture and equipment in the performance of custodial functions. 

  • Replace light bulbs; wash and dust fixtures, furnishings, floors, corridors, stairs, stairwells, and partitions using appropriate supplies and equipment; including ladders and scaffolding. 

  • Pick up and remove hazardous articles from floors and equipment and place them in designated receptacles or appropriate locations. 

Qualifications Needed

Applicants must be physically able to perform the tasks of the position and able to understand and carry out written or oral instructions.  When required to operate motor vehicles, incumbents must possess a valid New York State driver's license appropriate for the type of vehicle being operated. 

  • Ability to lift 50 lbs. 

  • Ability to work at heights using ladders, scaffolding, platforms and boom lifts. 

  • Ability to operate small equipment including lawnmowers, snow blowers, weed eaters, floor buffers, vacuums, etc. 

Additional Information

Title: Facility Operations Assistant 1

Locations: Albany (Empire State Plaza), Albany (Harriman State Campus), Syracuse, Harlem, Menands, Watertown, Suffolk 

Salary: From $16.36 to $16.36 Hourly

Hours: 7:30AM-3:30PM

Bargaining Unit: OSU – Operational Services Unit (CSEA)

Vacancy ID: 131041

How to Apply

To apply, please download and complete the OGS Employment Application and return to: By email: [email protected]

Please use the subject line "Facility Operations Assistant 1 Job Application"

By mail:

NYS Office of General Services Human Resources 31st Floor Corning Tower Empire State Plaza Albany, NY 12242

By fax: 518-486-1631

Questions? Contact OGS Human Resources: Phone: 518-473-5282