10 W Fallon Ave Baker, MT 59313
Fallon County of Montana

Seasonal Golf Course Grounds Crew Hand

Seasonal Golf Course Grounds Crew Hand

Vacancy Announcement

We are accepting applications for:  Seasonal Golf Course Grounds Crew Hand
Date Posted:  April 03, 2024
Closing Date: April 30, 2024                       

About the Position and Department: The Seasonal Golf Course Grounds Crew Hand is under the direct supervision of the Golf Course Superintendent. This a full-time seasonal position. The Golf Course department is responsible for the maintenance and groundskeeping of the Lakeview golf course.

Position Overview: This position performs a variety of grounds maintenance tasks at the Lakeview golf course including but not limited to mowing of golf course grounds and property. Assists in the installation and repair of irrigation lines and chemical applications in the maintenance of the grounds. Performs general maintenance and repair on mowers and similar equipment. Engages in extensive outside manual labor in a variety of weather conditions.

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Required Education and Experience:  Must be a minimum of sixteen (16) years of age to operate power tools. 

Preferred Education and Experience:  Previous experience with grounds and/or general maintenance is preferred.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications:  Must possess a valid Driver License. This position will use County owned vehicles and/or equipment and is subject to a motor vehicle driving history review.

Applicant Pool Statement:  If another department vacancy occurs in this job title within six months, the same applicant pool may be used for the selection.

How to Apply:  Applications and a complete job description are available at the Human Resources office, 10 W. Fallon Avenue, Baker, Montana or online at www.falloncounty.net. You may submit your application online; via mail to: Human Resources Manager, PO Box 846, Baker, Montana, 59313; email to straubj@falloncounty.net,; or stop by the Human Resources office in the Courthouse. Questions may be directed to Doug Varner 406-891-2026 or Julie Straub 406-778-8164.  

Fallon County Job Description

Fallon County is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to affirmative recruitment, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, religion, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. Applicants with disabilities who need accommodation with the application or selection process should contact Human Resources.

Job Title:  Golf Course Grounds Crew HandDepartment:  Golf Course
Reports to:  Golf Course Superintendent Job Status:  Seasonal, Non-exempt
Location:  Baker, MontanaProbationary Period:  Six (6) months

Job Overview
This position performs a variety of grounds maintenance tasks at the Lakeview Country Club including but not limited to mowing of golf course grounds and property. Assists in the installation and repair of irrigation lines and chemical applications in the maintenance of the grounds. Performs general maintenance and repair on mowers and similar equipment. Engages in extensive outside manual labor in a variety of weather conditions.

Essential Functions
Grounds MaintenanceMows and maintains fairways, greens, tees, roughs, driving range and ditches using variety of mowers and weed eaters. Assists in installation of new irrigation lines and repair of existing lines by digging manually with shovels; repairs irrigation heads. Assists in chemical applications of fertilizer, fungicides, and herbicides. Requires extensive walking, lifting, pushing, and bending. 

Equipment Maintenance – Performs regular maintenance on mowers, weed eaters, golf carts and related equipment, including checking and/or changing oil, tire pressure, lubrication needs. Cleans equipment including washing vehicles. Cleans and organizes the shop.

Competencies
The knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics to perform this work include but are not necessarily limited to:  Adaptability, Attention to Detail, Customer Service, Flexibility, Golf Mechanics, Initiative, Mechanical, Oral & Written Expression.
This position requires knowledge of routine manual labor including use of shovels, lawn mowers, weed eaters, and other tools as provided to complete a sundry of grounds maintenance at the golf course.  Knowledge of basic tools including purpose, repair and maintenance. Ability to work independently and in teams. Possess excellent customer service and interpersonal skills to resolve questions and concerns using good judgment and discretion. Effectively interact with variety of personalities and demands of the public. Resolve questions or concerns with courtesy and respect. Understand the mechanics of golf.  Willingness to work beyond routine and scheduled hours. Listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences. Communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand. 

Safety
Safety is a primary duty and a personal responsibility. County employees are responsible for reading, understanding and following safety rules and procedures as identified within County Policy, our Safety Program as well as at each department/work location/JSA. This position is responsible for wearing PPE as identified in the JSA or when working in areas where there is danger of injury. Responsible for wearing suitable work clothes as determined by the Golf Course Superintendent. Reports all injuries, hazards and/or near misses utilizing established reporting forms and procedures. Knows the location of first aid kits, fire extinguishers and other safety devices. Attends all safety meetings including annual training. This position will not perform potentially hazardous tasks or use any hazardous material until properly trained.

Supervisory Responsibility
This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

Work Environment
This position performs work in and around the Golf Course and shop in a variety of weather conditions including but not limited to heat, sun, wind, and rain. Exposed to a variety of grasses, weeds, trees, shrubs, flowers, and other sources of pollen.

Required Education and Experience
Must be a minimum of sixteen (16) years of age to operate power tools. 
 

Preferred Education and Experience
Previous experience with grounds and/or general maintenance is preferred. 

Additional Eligibility Qualifications
Must possess a valid Driver License. This position will use County owned vehicles and/or equipment and is subject to a motor vehicle driving history review.

Compensation
The starting wage for this position is $15.00 per hour.  Experienced and returning seasonal crew hands will be paid on the following schedule:
                        2nd Year: $16.50 per hour
                        3rd  Year: $18.00 per hour 

Position Type/Hours of Work
This seasonal position typically works 6:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, forty (40) hours per week the end of May through the end of August; will also work weekends on a rotating basis and during tournaments.  May work weekends from the end of August until the course closes in the fall per the demands of the course and employee availability. Schedule is often dependent upon workload, demand and weather. The needs of the department may result in overtime (in excess of forty (40) hours per week) and will be compensated at time and a half.

Required work attire includes safety-toed boots (no tennis shoes), pants/jeans. May wear sleeveless shirt but no tank tops. May wear shorts when using a riding mower with supervisor approval. This position will be eligible to receive up to two hundred dollars ($200.00) reimbursement annually for the purchase of the required safety-toed footwear.

Physical and Environmental Demands
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to speak or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk on uneven surfaces, sit, bend, and reach with hands and arms. May be required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. May be required to lift up to fifty (50) pounds. Specific vision abilities include close and distant vision.