The Town of Niskayuna is currently looking to hire two Groundsworkers.


This full-time union position has a starting hourly rate of $21.58 with available overtime and scheduled annual pay increases. There is opportunity for growth into positions of higher responsibility. The job includes full benefits, offering health, vision and dental insurance, paid time off, and is part of the NYS retirement system.


Applicants need a high school diploma or GED, and 1 year of experience in grounds maintenance.


Contact Highway Superintendent Ray Smith at (518) 785-9753.


From Civil Service Job Description:




DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: This position involves responsibility for performing a variety of routine, semi-skilled maintenance tasks in connection with the upkeep of grounds around a particular building or park. The work is performed under general supervision of a superior who outlines policy, with leeway allowed for performing tasks. Direct supervision may be exercised over one or more subordinate laborers. Does related work as required.




  • Mows lawns and cares for flower beds, walks and drives;

  • Trims hedges, trees and shrubs;

  • Rakes leaves;

  • Shovels snow;

  • Cleans gutters and catch basins;

  • Removes ashes and tends fires;

  • Performs a variety of grounds maintenance tasks.