This position will assist in the care and maintenance of designated campus golf course grounds areas; Grade, seed, pack, water, and sod golf course area; Mow grass to include greens, tees, fairways, and roughs; Apply sprays to include fertilizer, herbicides, insecticides, and fungicides to appropriate golf course grounds areas; Change cups, rake sane bunkers, aerate turf areas, prune trees, and care of flowers; Operate trucks, tractors, and related equipment for maintenance of golf course areas; Assist in the cleaning of golf course areas after tournaments; Assist with repair and maintenance of irrigation systems; Care of golf course for weekends, holidays, and tournaments; Clean and care for grounds keeping tools, equipment, materials, buildings, and supplies; May include participation in Campus Snow Removal Plan; Provide customer service to MSU Community and the public; Respond or inform supervisory staff of complaints, comments and/or unmet service needs.
This is a nine (9) month position which is active from March 15 through December 14 and allows for the person currently holding the position in December to return to the same position in the Spring.
This position will engage in high performing, leading edge practices, valuing people, partners and stewardship. At IPF, we are committed to fostering an equitable, inclusive culture; engaging and hiring a diverse workforce.
Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills
One year of satisfactory experience as a golf course laborer, sports turf industry laborer, turf management, or an equivalent combination of golf course/turf management education and experience; Working knowledge of tools, methods, equipment and materials used in golf course maintenance; Possession of a valid Michigan Commercial Pesticide Applicator's certifications – Turf (3A), Ornamental (3B) and Right of Way (6); Possession of a valid Loader and Toolcat Operator Permit upon completion of probation or trial period; Possession of a valid Michigan vehicle operator's license; Must meet MSU safe driving standards and drive a University vehicle to perform job duties of this classification; The ability to work in variable or severe weather conditions; During golf season (April 1 to November 1) significant after-hours, weekend and holiday work is required; Frequent lifting of 26 to 50 pounds and occasional lifting of over 75 pounds is required; this position requires or will require prior to the completion of the probationary period: knowledge of basic personal computer terminology and operations and the ability to use e-mail and the Internet. This position will progress to a Greenskeeper II after the following has been achieved: two years’ experience as a Greenskeeper I, satisfactory performance and successful demonstration of operating equipment or an equivalent combination of technical training and experience.
A two-year degree in turf management; experience in fertilization and boom spraying one year of professional paid snow removal experience.
A creative and innovative lifelong learner with the ability to communicate effectively with a diverse population; able to problem solve within a collaborative team environment; ability to understand different perspectives while utilizing expert knowledge of the technical operations of the job.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.
Required Application Materials
Monday through Friday; Work hours vary from 6:00am to 2:30pm to 7:00am to 3:30pm and may require significant after-hours, weekend, and holiday work. This position will require overtime and varied schedule shifts.
Summary of Physical Demands
Frequent lifting of 50 pounds with occasional lifting of up to 75 pounds, carrying, pushing, pulling, and climbing.
Summary of Health Risks
Duties associated with this position involve working in noisy (above 85 decibels) areas, ability to work in variable and severe weather conditions.
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