Greens Worker – City of Elgin

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Greens Worker

SALARY: $22.59 – $32.27 Hourly $46,991.00 – $67,130.00 Annually

OPENING DATE: 04/18/18 CLOSING DATE: 05/02/18 11:59 PM

Under direction, performs activities necessary for the care, upkeep and maintenance of a city golf course to include; grounds maintenance, pest, weed and disease eradication; and the operation, maintenance and repair of essential machinery and equipment.

Checks golf course grounds for identification of area requiring pest or weed control and identifies need for turf disease eradication; mixes and applies appropriate chemical solutions and treatments as prescribed by Greens Superintendent.
Maintains, repairs and adjusts a variety of machinery, equipment, and tools used in golf course and park operations; performs needed repairs to in ground watering system. Performs maintenance activities required for the care and upkeep of golf grounds including, but not limited to, the following: mows and trims greens, fairways, tees, and all peripheral golf areas; sickles weeds; rakes sand traps; irrigates grounds; seeds and fertilizes areas as directed by the Superintendent; prunes, trims, and plants trees, shrubs etc.
May work at a major city park location during the golf off-season; performs various activities including maintenance of equipment and facilities; removal of ice and snow and preparation of skating rinks for winter use.
Performs other duties as required or assigned.

This is medium work requiring the exertion of 80 pounds of force occasionally, up to 40 pounds of force frequently, and up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects; work requires climbing, stooping, kneeling, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, and grasping; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; visual acuity is required for reading and preparing written or computer reports, visual inspection involving small defects and/or small parts, use of measuring devices, operation of machines, and operation of motor vehicles or equipment; the worker is subject to inside and outside environmental conditions, noise, hazards, atmospheric conditions, and oils. Regular attendance is an essential function of the position.

Requires working knowledge of mechanics necessary for operation, repair, and maintenance of golf course machinery, equipment and tools; working knowledge of golf course terminology; working knowledge of horticulture as it relates to the cultivation, grooming and care of trees, shrubs, and other plant life; ability to operate tractors with auxiliary attachments, gang mowers, mulchers, plows, etc; ability to operate, maintain and repair machinery, equipment and tools; ability to determine watering needs of golf grounds and provide appropriate amounts of water; ability to mow golf grounds at appropriate cutting lengths; ability to detect areas in need of weed and pest control; ability to mix, calibrate and apply chemicals and fertilizers; ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions; ability to provide guidance and direction to subordinate maintenance workers; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, fellow workers, and the general public. Demonstrative

knowledge of the use and application of electronic mail systems.

Must have a high school diploma or a GED and two years experience in golf course maintenance operation.

Requires possession of a current pesticide applicators license. Requires possession of a valid Illinois Class A CDL Driver’s License.

Applicants must pass a written exam to be considered for an interview. The written exam will be held on Friday, May 11, 2018. Time, location and self-registration details will be provided to candidates who have applied after the closing date for this posting.

The chosen candidate must submit to and have approved results for fingerprinting, a physical, driving record review, and drug test.

This is a class description and not an individualized job specification. The class description defines the general character and scope of duties, responsibilities, and requirements of all positions in one job classification, but is not totally restrictive or all inclusive.


City of Elgin
150 Dexter Court Elgin, IL 60120 847-931-6076 847-931-5906 (F)

Position #20180309-02 GREENS WORKER


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