CITY OF OVERLAND PARK - POSITION DESCRIPTION
JOB SUMMARY STATEMENT: Under direct supervision, performs a variety of skilled and semi-skilled tasks to maintain the golf course, equipment and facilities such as mowing, chemical and pesticide applications, repair of irrigation system, and turf maintenance. Operates equipment during emergency operations, including snow removal.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Assists in course set up. Cuts hole in green for cup and sets up tee; removes trash, places trash containers and benches near play area; fills ball washers with fluid; and visually inspects tees and greens for disease. Fills out daily pump station report. .
Conducts various mowing and turf maintenance operations. Mows and trims greens, tees, collars, fairways, and rough playing areas. Performs fluid check on equipment prior to operation; sharpens blades and units as required. Repairs mowers as required.
Assists in the identification of disease and/or insect condition. Applies chemicals to turf areas. Reads and understands all precautions and mixing and application instructions. Calibrates applicator to label rate. Wears proper protective clothing and mix proper amounts of chemical. Applies chemical using spray rig or spreader. Properly disposes of containers and records application process.
Checks equipment prior to operation. Diagnoses problems and orders parts if necessary. Checks fluid levels and adds or changes as necessary. Sets cut and height on rotary and reel-type mowers and sharpens mowers as needed. Reports malfunctioning equipment to supervisor. Repairs as necessary per equipment manual instructions. Communicates with lease provider's mechanic concerning repairs and maintenance issues on equipment.
Assists in training/supervising employees. Monitors job quantity/quality, explains duties to be performed, corrects unsatisfactory performance and unsafe work practices.
Participates in construction projects. Forms, pours, and finishes concrete; constructs sound structures, installs irrigation and drainage systems, lays sod; prepares seed and sod beds.
Performs general labor as needed. Rakes sand traps and leaves, digs holes, plants trees and flowers, cleans walkways, and operates hand tools.
Operates equipment such as loader, backhoe, trencher, and chipper in a safe and judicious manner. Checks fluid levels prior to operation.
Works with special tournament setup.
Conforms with safety standards and procedures.
Operates equipment during emergency operations, including snow removal.
The employee must work the days and hours necessary to perform all assigned responsibilities and tasks. Must be available (especially during regular business hours or shifts) to communicate with subordinates, supervisors, customers, vendors and any other persons or organization with which interaction is required to accomplish work and employer goals.
The employee must be punctual and timely in meeting all requirements of performance, including, but not limited to, attendance standards and work deadlines; beginning and ending assignments on time; and scheduled work breaks, where applicable.
EDUCATION & SPECIAL LICENSE(S)/CERTIFICATIONS:
High school education or additional equivalent experience.
Possession of a valid Class A or B commercial driver's license with air brake endorsement, or ability to obtain within six months of employment.
Employees hired or promoted on or after January 1, 2012, must possess a valid Class A commercial driver's license with air brake and tanker endorsements, or ability to obtain within six months of employment.
Must maintain an insurable driving record.
Possession of Kansas Commercial Applicator Certification, with 3A and 3B endorsements, or ability to obtain within six months of employment
One year of experience as a Golf Course Attendant I, or one year general grounds labor and equipment operation experience, or an equivalent level of experience.
Basic oral and written communication skills.
Basic reading skills.
Basic math and accounting skills.
Basic computer skills.
Ability to read and comprehend technical equipment manuals and chemical and pesticide labels.
Ability to understand and follow oral and/or written instructions.
Exposure to extreme environmental conditions.
Exposure to vehicle noise and fumes.
Exposure to chemical liquids, powders, and fumes.
Ability to drive and operate City vehicles and equipment.
Ability to work early morning hours and extended day hours during the golf season.
SEE ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS BELOW FOR ADDITIONAL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY (Direct & Indirect):
Indirect: Park Attendant I, Part-time and temporary staff.
The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.