Summer Student Jobs: Trades & Grounds Assistants
About Westfield State University:
In 1839, Horace Mann founded Westfield State University as the first public higher education institution without barrier to race, gender or economic class. Westfield State University is committed to a policy of non-discrimination, equal opportunity, diversity and affirmative action. We are dedicated to providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people including minorities, women, veterans, individuals with disabilities and other protected persons, or individuals with diverse cultural backgrounds.
Westfield State is the most residential of the state universities in Massachusetts, with over 60% of our 5600 full-time undergraduate students living on campus. The campus is ideally situated on the edge of the Berkshire Mountains in western Massachusetts just 30 minutes from the thriving cultural centers of Northampton and Amherst, and 1.5 hours from both Boston and Albany.
THIS POOL IS INTENDED TO PROVIDE EMPLOYMENT FOR WESTFIELD STATE UNIVERSITY STUDENTS DURING SUMMER 2023; CURRENT AND FUTURE STUDENTS WILL RECEIVE FIRST CONSIDERATION.
Campus Title: Summer Student Jobs: Trades & Grounds Assistants
Department: Facilities and Operations
Job Type: Full-Time, Temporary
Shift: Monday-Friday, 6:00a.m.-2:30p.m.
Regular Days Off: Saturday and Sunday
Salary: $15.00-$18.00 per hour (To commensurate with skill and experience)
General Statement of Duties: The summer student Trades & Grounds Assistant(s) will, under general supervision, assist with duties in their assigned trade(s). Based on campus needs, individuals may be asked to assist with other work as needed. This posting intends to hire:
Four (4) Grounds Assistants
Five (5) Paint Assistants
One (1) Trades Assistant
NOTE: You must be at least 16 years old to be employed at Westfield State University
For the majority of new employees, the minimum starting salary will apply. Specific salary for current Westfield State University employees and individuals currently working for the state of Massachusetts must be calculated individually in accordance with collective bargaining and state policies and procedures.
State job specifications for this position may be found at the department of higher education website: http://www.mass.edu/foremployees/classificationspecs/classspecs-pers.asp
Westfield State University understands that persons with disabilities may need assistance with the job application process and/or with the interview process. For confidential assistance regarding disability accommodations, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (413) 572-8106.
Employment at Westfield State University is contingent upon a background check that is satisfactory to the University. Failure to provide written authorization for a background check will nullify the offer of employment.
An online application is required. A resume and cover letter may be attached but this is not required.
Deadline: Review of applications will begin (posting date here). The job posting will be open a minimum of ten days and, if needed, will remain open until finalist have been selected.
NOTE: If you need assistance completing your application please contact our online Help Desk. The link to the help desk can be found at the top of the page via Contact Us.
As a condition of employment, you will be required to complete an initial series of COVID vaccination (2 doses of Pfizer/Moderna or 1 dose of J&J) prior to coming to campus. Initial booster doses are strongly encouraged for everyone who is eligible. New employees will be required to provide proof of vaccination to Human Resources prior to onboarding. Employees who require a medical or religious exemption should email Tatyana Horne, Associate Director of Employee Benefits, Recognition & Transitions, at [email protected].
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