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Green Thumb is Hiring for 2 Part-time Positions


Multiple Openings.

Experience! New York's senior citizens have it and for 42 years they have put it to work every day in the Empire State through the Green Thumb Environmental Beautification, Inc. program. Enacted by the State Legislature in 1974, the Green Thumb Program continues its successful operation of employing seniors serving to beautify our surroundings. It represents one of the earliest environmental efforts established during the rapid growth of the environmental movement in the 1970's. It continues today as the premier environmental organization dedicated to beautifying our state through the tireless efforts of our senior citizens.

There is currently a position available at Herkimer College assisting with janitorial work, cleaning, mowing, trash removal and light snow removal.

To join the ranks of Green Thumbers one must be at least fifty-five years old and fall within the income guidelines provided within state law. Income levels may not exceed $29,700.00 for an individual or $64,080.00 for a couple.

A certificate from a healthcare provider stating that one is healthy enough to work is also required. Green Thumb will provide $50.00 toward the cost of a medical evaluation. It is important to note that one should not have a medical evaluation until they have been instructed to do so by a Green Thumb representative.

Green Thumb work is part-time and the rate of pay is New York State minimum wage. On the average, Green Thumbers work three days a week. Some state agencies have openings for Green Thumb employees year round. Other assignments are limited to spring, summer and fall work schedules.

There are currently two positions available. One Herkimer College and one at the Department of Environmental Conservation on Main Street in Herkimer. Both jobs entail assisting with janitorial work, cleaning, mowing, trash removal and light snow removal.