Seasonal Specialist - Golf Maintenance

  • Westminster, Colorado
  • Westminster, Colorado
  • Apr 10, 2019
Seasonal Building Maintenance Parks and Recreation
  • Salary: $11.10 - $14.00 Hourly

Job Description

POSITION PURPOSE / IMPORTANT APPLICATION INFORMATION

The Seasonal Specialist - Golf Maintenance position is a seasonal position at either of the City's two golf courses, Legacy Ridge Golf Course or Walnut Creek Golf Preserve.This position is unskilled and semi-skilled, involving light equipment operation and maintenance work of a primarily physically demanding nature.All positions require manual labor, customer service skills, and the availability to work varied hours, including weekends and holidays.
SPECIAL NOTE: The starting range of pay is dependent on qualifications and experience of each individual candidate. The higher pay rates are reserved for those candidates who display additional skillsbased on previous background and work independently with more technical responsibilities.

Part-time and full-time positions are available for candidates age 16 and up. Some weekend and holiday availability is required.

ORGANIZATIONAL COMPETENCIES AND CULTURAL VALUES/GENERAL COMPETENCIES

The mission of every employee at the City of Westminster is to deliver exceptional value and quality of life through SPIRIT.Each employee is measured by the ability to adhere to the City's core values of Service, Pride, Integrity, Responsibility, Innovation, and Teamwork.

This position supports the goals of the Parks, Recreation, and Libraries Department, which enhances the quality of life for all Westminster citizens by providing diverse leisure, recreational, and informational services and resources; and acquiring, developing, and maintaining first-class parks, facilities, open space, and trails.

Every employee is accountable to:
  • Demonstrate a high level of customer service; encourage others to focus on the customer; foster an environment where customer service is a priority
  • Communicate with customers to ensure that, where possible, they are satisfied, and that their needs are being addressed; solicit and evaluate customer feedback
  • Act as an ambassador by understanding and fostering the organization's mission and vision
  • Exhibit pride in self, the department, the city, and the community; conduct self in a professional manner
  • Demonstrate integrity and build trust through credibility, reliability, commitment, loyalty, and ethical behavior
  • Address difficult or contentious issues in a constructive manner
  • Support and promote change; demonstrate flexibility and take calculated risks when appropriate
  • Participate in personal growth opportunities, and attend trainings designed to enhance capacity to bring new skills and ideas to the job and the organization
  • Work to continuously improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the service or product being delivered
  • Demonstrate support for team efforts by accepting new roles and responsibilities, and helping others achieve objectives
  • Value diversity; demonstrate an awareness of differences; demonstrate sensitivity, and adapt behaviors and communication to accommodate these differences

GENERAL COMPETENCIES
Citywide - Every employee in this position is accountable to:
  • Establish effective interpersonal relationships through honest, open communication and follow-through on commitments
  • Recognize personal strengths and weaknesses, and target areas for personal self-development
  • Demonstrate initiative in performing job tasks
  • Exhibit problem-solving skills leading to sound judgment and quality decisions
  • Achieve goals, handle assigned workload and new assignments effectively; demonstrate an ability to work independently
  • Communicate effectively with individuals and groups using clear and concise verbal and written communications
  • Demonstrate accountability for work and take ownership in job performance
  • Demonstrate concern for the accuracy and quality of work; take steps to correct mistakes and improve the overall product
Job Specific - Every employee in this position must be able to:
  • Demonstrate knowledge of practices used in golf course maintenance, construction and repair
  • Operate equipment such as mowers, weeders, backpack blowers and hand tools
  • Demonstrate understanding and importance of safety rules and procedures
  • Understand and follow oral and written instructions
  • Demonstrate the ability to take care of equipment
  • Work independently and in a team environment and show initiative to complete tasks
  • Assist the public and City staff in a friendly and helpful manner establishing effective working relationships


JOB SPECIFIC FUNCTIONS

Essential Job Functions, Duties, Responsibilities, and Tasks
1. Assists in daily maintenance of golf course, including:
  • mowing
  • weeding
  • edging
  • flymowing
  • waters flowers, trees, and shrubs
2. Operates light equipment, including:
  • walk-behind mowers
  • sand trap rakes
  • golf carts
  • manual hand tools
  • spray equipment
  • tractors
  • trimming machines
  • other related mowing equipment
3. Assists with small construction and maintenance projects
4. Assists in daily course set-up including cutting cups, moving tee markers, "hot spot" watering, and sand trap maintenance
5. Assists with various levels of irrigation and drainage projects
6. Assists with additional maintenance of the golf course, including:
  • greens maintenance programs
  • application of fertilizers and herbicides
  • sodding, top dressing, and tree and shrub planting
  • annual and perennial beds
  • tee and green renovation
7. Maintains regular and punctual attendance
Mechanics Helper (special position reserved for 1-2 employees)
1. Assists mechanics in repairs of small and large equipment, tire repair, oil changes and related mechanical work
2. Retrieves and delivers parts
Other Duties and Responsibilities
1. Work in a fast-paced environment, take instruction, and learn quickly
2. Operate special mowing and grooming equipment and power tools
3. Acts as lead worker for Seasonal Laborers
Incumbent is accountable for all duties of this job, and other projects and responsibilities may be added at the City's discretion.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS/WORKING CONDITIONS/PRE-EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS

Education, Experience, Skills, Formal Training, Licenses, and Certifications
Required :
  • Must be a minimum of 16 years of age or older (limited positions available for 16- and 17- year-olds as there are age requirements for operating some pieces of equipment)
  • A valid driver's license, provide proof of a safe driving record, and maintain a safe driving record for continued employment
Preferred :
  • Landscape and maintenance experience
Any equivalent combination of education, training and experience, which would provide the required knowledge and skills, may be considered.
Physical Requirements
Work performed is physical in nature and requires sufficient stamina and strength to:
  • Frequently sit, stand, and walk indoors and outdoors, and over uneven terrain
  • Frequent step up and down, and actuate mechanism to safely operate and enter and exit golf carts and vehicles
  • Constant near acuity to perform office tasks; constant far acuity to observe course for maintenance needs and safety hazards; constant hearing to effectively communicate with guests and staff, and to be aware of any possible dangers on golf course
  • Constant noise levels of machinery and equipment such as lawnmowers, edgers, and string weed trimmers require safety precautions that include the wearing of ear protection and possibly safety goggles
  • Occasional lifting of up to fifty (50) pounds from floor to overhead to stock material and supplies; occasional lifting of up to eighty (80) pounds from floor to waist and carrying of up to eighty (80) pounds fifteen (15) feet to move bags of concrete, fertilizer, and rocks to work site and storage; occasional pushing or pulling of up to 100 pounds to transport maintenance supplies in clubhouse and on course using a pallet jack and wheelbarrows

WORKING CONDITIONS
Exposure to constant noise levels of machinery and equipment such as mowers, edgers, and string weed trimmers.May be required to utilize safety precautions that may include the wearing of ear protection, glovesand safety goggles when directed by supervisors.
Required Materials and Equipment
Employee may utilize the following: large and small mowing equipment, small landscape equipment (weed cutters, edgers, etc.), small hand tools, fertilizer spreaders, golf carts, tractors, spray equipment, power washers, trenchers, and other general golf course equipment.

PRE-EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS
  • Background checks will include employment references and criminal history, and when applicable, credit check, driver's license record, and education verification
  • Drug screen
  • Must be legally entitled to work in the United States

Closing Date/Time: 6/3/2019 8:30 AM Mountain