Qualified candidates from this hiring process will be used to fill other vacancies in the Golf Course Tech title at any SPR location for up to one year
About Parks and Recreation
Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR)is a national leader and innovator in the services and programs we provide to our residents who enjoy our public spaces such as parks, community centers, specialty gardens and swimming pools. Our mission is providing welcoming and safe opportunities to play, learn, contemplate and build community and promote responsible stewardship of the land. We promote healthy people, a healthy environment and strong communities. We strive to deliver excellent customer service to each visitor and participant. SPR is also deeply committed to advancing the City of Seattle's Race and Social Justice Initiative (RSJI) by working to end institutional and structural racism.
About SPR Golf Course Program:
SPR golf courses provide a high-quality golf experience for golfers. More than 200,000 rounds of golf are played annually at the four municipal courses and help is needed to smoothly run the golf maintenance operations.
The Golf Course Technician performs specialized semi-skilled work in the maintenance and repair of golf course grounds and facilities. Duties may include mowing, irrigation repair, fertilizer and pesticide applications, aerifying, top-dressing, course rennovation, and related golf course maintenance operations consistent with accepted standards for the golf course maintenance industry.
Mows greens greens, tees, fairways and roughs. cleans and rakes bunkers; maintains ball washers and related facilities; changes cup and tee placements.
Operates mowers, tractor and gang mowers, aerifiers, trailered equipment, and small power equipment such as drills, chain saws, grinders and buffers, solder guns, air hammers, compressors, tapping machines, and other tools, equipment, and trucks used in golf course maintenance, construction, and repair work; performs minor mechanical repairs on such equipment.
Operates golf course tractor with a front end loader attached and a bucket capacity of 1/4 yard or larger with attachments such as backhoe.
Identifies turf diseases; takes soil samples; mixes and applies pesticides, fertilizers, algaecides, and herbicides; aerifies, seeds, top dresses turf, and lays sod; plants and maintains bushes and flowers.
Constructs, installs, and repairs golf course sod according to design plans and diagrams.
Adjusts mower reel units; backlaps reels; checks for leaks in hydraulic lines; checks oil, gas, and hydraulic fluid levels; tightens nuts, bolts, and pulleys.
Digs holes and trenches in order to maintain or construct irrigation and drainage lines; shores excavation; installs pipe and backfills excavation; repairs and maintains irrigation systems.
Performs various semi-skilled tasks in plumbing, electrical, mechanical, carpentry, concrete, and general maintenance work; these tasks are not at the journey level of any skilled trade and are not subject to code inspection.
Installs, maintains, and repairs drainage or non-potable irrigation pipe; cuts, glues and lays irrigation pipe for new lines; removes old piping; flushes and removes debris and roots from drain lines.
Adjusts automatic irrigation system controller or central control computer to provide proper and timely irrigation at each watering location.
Performs limited repairs, typically of an emergency nature, of mainline, laterals, valves, and heads down line from the double check valves pump and vacuum breaker. (Course crews will not work on potable water lines, appliances, or pumps.)
Installs drainage, drain tile, and small catch basins.
Manufactures tee mat pads by constructing forms, pouring, and finishing cement. Lays asphalt, patches holes in roadways, cart paths, and around facility buildings. (These are typically small quick-fix projects.)
Performs various landscape work including installing landscape timbers for the development of flower beds, raking, digging, tree planting, pruning bushes, cutting brush, and applying chemicals.
Trims, prunes, and sprays trees; removes stumps; chips branches and grinds stumps; fells small to moderate sized trees.
Changes light bulbs and fuses; manages central control irrigation system.
Completes small interior and exterior painting projects including signs, graffiti items, benches, garbage cans, posts, and fences.
Reads work orders and obtains needed supplies; completes forms and writes simple reports on work; maintains accurate records of time and materials used.
Leads the work of intermittent employees in lower job classifications.
Performs related work as assigned.
Three years of work experience directly related to the duties described above in a golf course environment.
Experience with Toro or Rainbird central control irrigation system
Irrigation repair and troubleshooting
Experience maintaining Poa Annua putting surfaces
Experience spraying pesticides
Current Washington State driver's license.
Must possess or be able to obtain a Washington State license to apply pesticides.
Benefits: The City of Seattle offers a comprehensive benefits package including retirement, vacation, holiday and sick leave as well as medical, dental, vision, life and long-term disability insurance for employees and their dependents.
Please fill out application completely and be specific about your eperience. Be sure to detail all relevant qualifications, duties and experience or your application may be screened out.
Also, you may have applied for this position last year but the mayor imposed a hiring freeze due to Covid before we could fill any positions.
Internal Number: 2021-00218
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