Occ. Code 3008100




New York State Department of Civil Service


Classification Standard




SUNY Campus Worker performs a variety of relatively unskilled tasks related to the operation of State University of New York (SUNY) campus facilities including grounds, parking services, and maintenance services.




SUNY Campus Worker is a generalist class that performs routine unskilled tasks in various areas that may require light, medium, or heavy physical labor.  Duties may also involve public contact, such as collecting parking fees from SUNY patrons and providing information regarding SUNY facilities and their use. A SUNY Campus Worker is classified only where the activities required do not justify full-time employees in operational services or labor class titles such as Parking Services Assistant, Grounds Worker, and Laborer, but the position requires a variety of these duties to be performed on a regular basis.



Building Services Assistant 1 is a generalist class that performs a variety of routine unskilled and manual 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.  These positions exist in the Office of General Services.

Laborer, on a full time basis, performs unskilled physical work requiring limited or no training; may frequently work outdoors in inclement weather; may use hand tools and operate motor driven equipment; and generally perform activities as part of a work crew.  Some positions may be assigned to warehouses or agencies where there is frequent need to move heavy supplies, equipment, and furniture.


Grounds Worker, on a full-time basis, performs a variety of routine manual tasks in maintaining the appearance and condition of grounds, walkways and roads at State facilities.


Maintenance Helper, on a full-time basis, assists skilled and semiskilled trades positions by performing a variety of relatively unskilled tasks under direct supervision, while learning a trade.


            Parking Services Attendant, on a full-time basis, is responsible for an assigned parking area or small parking lot or facility.  They provide information to the public, assure that users are authorized to park in specific areas, are responsible for the security of their assigned area, and may collect parking fees.


            Cleaner, on a full-time basis, performs a variety of routine manual tasks requiring light, medium, and heavy physical effort in cleaning and caring for an assigned area in public buildings and adjacent grounds and sidewalks.




May perform a variety of tasks in support of campus parking programs:








May assist in the overall cleaning, care, upkeep, and beautification of campus buildings, grounds, structures, and spaces:   





May assist in the overall maintenance of facility and campus grounds, including parking areas, sidewalks and walkways, green areas, roads, and other outdoor spaces: 






Performs various manual labor tasks in support of campus operations:






May assist maintenance positions by performing unskilled and routine maintenance and repair activities:











May operate basic hand and power tools in the performance of unskilled and routine trades tasks.


Provides patrons, visitors, students, and faculty with general and routine information such as: directions to campus buildings, areas, and events; campus policies regarding such areas as parking, grounds, and facility use; and fee information for parking and campus events.


May be required to collect monies from campus vending machines, parking meters, and other campus-owned fee collecting equipment, and may be required to collect fees for campus events or parking.




There are no education or experience requirements.  Applicants must be physically able to perform medium to heavy physical labor.  When required to operate motor vehicles, candidates must possess a valid New York State driver's license appropriate for the type of vehicle to be operated.  Applicants must also be able to speak, read, and understand English.



Revised:  8/11



NOTE:  Classification Standards illustrate the nature, extent and scope of duties and responsibilities of the classes they describe. Standards cannot and do not include all of the work that might be appropriately performed by a class. The minimum qualifications above are those which were required for appointment at the time the Classification Standard was written.  Please contact the Division of Staffing Services for current information on minimum qualification requirements for appointment or examination.