Purpose of Classification
The purpose of this classification is to perform turf and grounds maintenance and landscaping activities associated with the upkeep of the City's golf course.
Position will not exceed 29.5 hours per week and will require working holidays and weekends.
The following duties and functions, as outlined herein, are intended to be representative of the type of tasks performed within this classification. They are not listed in any order of importance. The omission of specific statements of the duties or functions does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.
Operates tractors and specialized mowing equipment to maintain a neatly manicured golf course; determines shape and grass height for fairways, roughs, and greens; ensures putting greens are properly maintained according to applicable standards; trims and edges as necessary.
Performs tasks associated with turf maintenance; applies knowledge of turf and landscaping activities to ensure a healthy and lush course; mixes and applies fertilizer, herbicide or other agents as appropriate; installs, maintains, and adjusts irrigation system to ensure adequate supply of water; assists with regular aeration, top dressing, and reseeding of turf.
Assists with landscaping activities for all property associated with the golf course; plants and maintains trees, shrubbery, potted plants, and flowerbeds; spreads mulch in appropriate areas; pulls weeds, prunes trees and shrubs, rakes leaves, and performs similar functions.
Performs grounds maintenance activities for all properties associated with the golf course, including lakes and water hazards; mows, trims, and edges grass; sweeps walks; removes litter, trash and other debris from grounds; performs tasks associated with upkeep of facilities, including painting, routine maintenance/repairs, cleaning and disinfecting restrooms; secures buildings to prevent theft; repairs gates and fences; and ensures that grounds are safe for public access and use.
Assists with small construction projects related to the shape and design of the golf course as well as addition of new facilities and equipment; works with Manager or other professionals to implement designs pertaining to placement, grade, and elevation of course components; conducts major course repairs as necessary.
Operates a variety of routine and specialized vehicles and gas/electric powered tools and equipment related to completion of essential tasks; adheres to all local, state, and federal safety regulations; ensures compliance by coworkers and supervisors.
Performs general maintenance tasks and minor repairs necessary to keep machinery, equipment and tools in operable condition, which may include inspecting equipment, calibrating equipment, checking and replacing fluids, greasing equipment, replacing parts, and cleaning equipment; monitors equipment operations to maintain efficiency and safety; reports faulty equipment.
Utilizes safety equipment and monitors work environment to ensure safety of employees and other individuals.
Communicates with supervisor, employees, other departments, golfers, golf associations, the public, and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review status of work, exchange information, or resolve problems.
Provides assistance to other employees or departments as needed.
Performs other related duties as required.
- Must possess (or obtain within fourteen (14) days of hire) and maintain a valid Florida driver's license.
- High School Diploma or valid equivalent.
- Experience and/or training involving golf course maintenance, turf management, landscaping, or grounds maintenance.
- Must maintain, possess or attain a valid CPR/First Aid certification within 90 days of hire.
Effectively communicates with supervisor, employees, other departments, contractors, engineers, companies, vendors, outside agencies, the public, and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review status of work, exchange information, or resolve problems.
Accurately and expeditiously receives and delivers messages and information to the appropriate individuals.
Ability to prepare accurate and thorough written records and reports.
Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions and to complete assigned tasks with minimal supervisory direction.
Ability to understand and quickly and accurately follow brief oral and written instructions on moderately complex matters.
Ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with Supervisor, customers, other employees, other departments, other governmental and regulatory agencies, and the general public as needed.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Ability to operate small machinery.
Ability to perform manual labor.
Ability to move heavy objects.
Ability to work in a variety of weather conditions while performing maintenance tasks.
Working knowledge of the hazards and safety precautions of the profession.
Ability to understand and follow oral and written direction.
PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS / ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS
Physical Ability : Tasks require the regular and, at times, sustained performance of moderately physically demanding work, typically involving some combination of climbing and balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling, and that may involve the lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling of moderately heavy objects and materials.
Sensory Requirements : Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate colors or shades of colors, sounds, depth, texture, and visual cues or signals. Some tasks require the ability to communicate orally.
Environmental Factors : Performance of essential functions may require exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as dirt, dust, pollen, odors, wetness, humidity, rain, fumes, temperature and noise extremes, machinery, vibrations, traffic hazards, and toxic agents.
Certain servicemembers and veterans, and the spouses and family members of such servicemembers and veterans, receive preference and priority in the City's hiring process. Additionally, certain servicemembers may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements in employment by the City.
Full time benefits package not available for part-time employees. EAP is available for all employees (full-time and part-time).
Closing Date/Time: 9/15/2023 11:59 PM Eastern