Organization: Great Parks of Hamilton County
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Great Parks of Hamilton County is accepting applications for a Golf Maintenance Technician at Winton Woods. The Golf Maintenance Technician performs a variety of semi-skilled and skilled tasks to maintain and improve grounds, equipment and facilities at one or more golf courses. Resolves routine problems and ensures work is completed as directed and in conformance with quality standards. Requires weekend, holiday, early morning and evening work.
Job Skills / Requirements
To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to satisfactorily perform each essential duty listed below. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Performs various grounds maintenance tasks at one or more golf courses. Applies fertilizer, pesticides and aquacides. Clears brush and small trees. Mows right of way, rough areas, and golf course playing surfaces. Plants flowers, shrubs, trees and grass seed. Water and fertilize plants, prunes trees and shrubs, weeds flower beds and performs other gardening tasks as directed.
Carries out functional supervision responsibilities in accordance with Great Parks’ policies, applicable laws, and delegated authority. Coordinates work assignments, trains employees, provides guidance, resolves work issues, and ensures work complies with Great Parks’ policy and performance standards. Reports work progress and related information to Golf Course Superintendent or Assistant Golf Course Superintendent.
May assist with snow removal from roadways, parking areas and walkways.
Performs minor mechanical repairs and performs routine preventive maintenance to small gasoline engines in tractors, mowers, pumps, utility carts, trucks and other equipment.
Adjusts reel and rotary mowers for proper cutting heights and correct quality of cut. Performs annual, or as needed mower repairs and rebuilding work. May participate in annual reel mower grinding and sharpening program.
Performs janitorial responsibilities. Performs irrigation and other minor plumbing repairs. Performs minor building and carpentry repairs.
Responds to public questions and represents Great Parks in a positive manner at all times.
Places a high priority on employee and guest safety. Ensures compliance and adherence to safety procedures, training is completed and documentation is maintained.
Purchases supplies and equipment as assigned. Adheres to purchasing card procedures and submits expenditures for supervisor approval. Logs work performed, problems encountered, parts used and other required information.
Performs job duties in accordance with Great Parks of Hamilton County’s policies, procedures, and performance expectations.
Maintains confidentiality of confidential and sensitive information.
Works assigned schedule, exhibits regular and punctual attendance and works outside of normal schedule as required.
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Regularly works early mornings, evenings, weekends and holidays.
Responds to emergencies that require timely response at assigned course and other GPHC locations as directed.
Utilizes and promotes environmentally sustainable practices and processes.
May provide short-term functional supervision to volunteers, part time staff or contractors on an assigned basis.
Performs other job duties as assigned.
SCOPE OF SUPERVISION
Sprayer and other pesticide application equipment; turf mowers and related maintenance equipment; dump truck; tractor; skid steer loader; trencher; lifts and hoists; blowers; weed trimmer; chain saw; various gardening tools; circular saw; other hand tools and industry related equipment.
CONTACT WITH OTHERS
GPHC staff and volunteers; general public; student work groups; other job contacts
Working conditions typical of a Golf Maintenance Technician including frequent exposure to noise, dust, heat, cold, rain, snow and other inclement weather conditions.
USUAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The following physical demands are typically exhibited by position incumbents performing this job’s essential duties and responsibilities. These physical demands are not, and should not be construed to be job qualification standards, but are illustrated to help the employer, employee and/or applicant identify tasks where reasonable accommodations may need to be made when an otherwise qualified person is unable to perform the job’s essential duties because of an ADA disability.
The employee frequently exhibits manual dexterity performing job duties, and regularly talks and hears when working and interacting with job contacts.
The employee regularly sits for extended periods of time, and frequently stands or walks. Employee frequently reaches with hands and arms, climbs and balances, stoops, kneels, crouches or crawls.
Employee frequently exhibits normal vision demands. Vision demands include close, relatively detailed vision when focusing on a computer or tablet screen.
Employee regularly lifts or exerts force on items up to 25 pounds, with occasional weights in excess of 50 pounds.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of: Building, facility, equipment and grounds maintenance methods and equipment; turf care; horticulture; pesticide application methods and safety procedures; plumbing; electrical wiring; carpentry skills; GPHC policies and procedures.
Ability to: Exhibit good problem solving and good judgement in keeping with the mission of the park district; maintain confidential and sensitive information; understand and demonstrate respect for cultural and socio-economic differences; support a working atmosphere consistent with Great Parks’ equal employment opportunity; embrace and support constructive change; consistently follow safety and security procedures and practices; contribute toward building a positive team working environment; establish and maintain an effective working relationship with associates, officials, general public, and other job contacts.
Skill in: Verbal and written communication; planning, scheduling and organizing work activities; operating grounds maintenance and other job-related equipment; maintaining healthy turf necessary for a successful golf course.
Education Requirements (Any)
High School Diploma/GED
Certification Requirements (Any)
State Motor Vehicle Operator's License
Additional Information / Benefits
An appropriate combination of education, training, course work and experience may qualify an applicant to demonstrate required knowledge, skills, and abilities. An example of an acceptable qualification is: High School Degree or GED with 2 years prior work experience in golf course maintenance or grounds/park maintenance.
Ability to document identity and employment eligibility within three (3) days of original appointment as a condition of employment in compliance with Immigration Reform and Control Act requirements.
LICENSE OF CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
State Motor Vehicle Operator’s License that meets GPHC current carrier guidelines; State of Ohio Pesticide Applicator’s License within one year of employment.
Typical starting rate is between $18.08-$21.74/hour depending on experience.
Apply by 11:59 pm, July 5, 2020
Great Parks is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or any other classification protected under applicable law.
Benefits: Medical Insurance, Life Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Paid Vacation, Paid Sick Days, Paid Holidays, Pension/Retirement, Recreation
This job reports to the Golf Course Superintendent
This is a Full-Time position 1st Shift, varies.
Relocation is not provided and travel is not required