Business / Organization Name: 
Massachusetts Department of Conservation & Recreation
Contact Person: 
Joe Leary
Phone Number: 
508.745.4533
Street Address: 
2167 Washington Street
City: 
Canton
State: 
MA
Zip Code: 
02021
Job Title: 
Greenskeeper
Job Type: 
Golf Course Maintenance
Job Description: 
Seasonal Greenskeeper Dept. of Conservation and Recreation $1,109.49 Biweekly Shift: Day Number Of Vacancies: 13 City/Town: Weston & Canton Facility Location: DCR Mass Parks & Recreation, Leo J. Martin Golf Course, 190 Park Road Weston, Ma or Ponkapoag Golf Course, 2167 Washington Street Canton, Ma. Application Deadline: 04-1-2014 Posting ID: J40074 This position is funded from the Commonwealth's annual operating budget. Duties: About the Department of Conservation and Recreation: The Department of Conservation and Recreation manages one of the largest and most diverse state parks systems in the nation and protects and enhances natural resources and outdoor recreational opportunities throughout Massachusetts. The DCR system includes over 450,000 acres of parks, forests, water supply protection lands, beaches, lakes, ponds, playgrounds, swimming pools, golf courses, skating rinks, trails and parkways. The Department of Conservation and Recreation seeks qualified applicants for the position Seasonal Greenskeeper I. Incumbents of this position cut turf areas; seed, water and fertilize turf areas; mix and apply various types of pesticides and fertilizers; operate various types of’ maintenance equipment; clean and/or perform minor repairs on greens keeping and other maintenance equipment; and perform related work as required. The basic purpose of this work is to maintain greens, fairways, turf, playing areas and surrounding areas of a golf course. Cuts turf on green and tee areas using hand or power mowers. Seeds lawns and/or turf areas. Sprays pesticides for treating insect, fungus or other problems in golf course areas. Mixes chemicals as prescribed for fertilizing and/or disease or pest control work. Operates light maintenance equipment such as lawn mowers, rototillers, power tools, and chain saws in order to maintain grounds and turf on golf course. Operates power driven equipment in order to till, cultivate and grade new turf areas. Cleans and/or performs minor repairs on greens keeping equipment such as lawn, mowers or insect pest control equipment. Performs related work such as emptying rubbish barrels, picking up trash, raking lawns, cleaning drains and/or catch basins, and putting lime in ponds to combat acid rain. Qualifications: Minimum Entrance Requirements: None. Special Requirements: None. Preferred Qualifications: Knowledge of the policies, procedures, specifications, standards and guidelines governing assigned unit activities Knowledge of the types and uses of materials and equipment used in greenskeeping. Knowledge of the proper care and maintenance of equipment used in greenskeeping. Knowledge of the terminology and standard abbreviations used in connection with greenskeeping. Knowledge of safety practices and procedures followed in greenskeeping. Knowledge of the types and uses of hand power tools such as chain saws, hedge trimmers, etc. Knowledge of the procedures followed in greenskeeping. Comments: POSITION INFORMATION: Position: (5) Seasonal Greenskeeper I Location: Ponkapoag/Leo J. Martin Golf Course Work Schedule: Monday – Friday 5am-1:30pm Start Date: March 31, 2014 End Date: November 21,2014 Position: (8) Seasonal Greeskeeper I Location: Ponkapoag/Leo J. Martin Golf Course Work Schedule: Monday – Friday 5am-1:30pm Start Date: April 22,2014 End Date: November 07,2014 Salaries are based upon full-time/40 hours worked per week. Work schedules and days off are at the discretion of the Director. This position will require working weekends and/or holidays. How To Apply: Interested persons should respond in writing, accompanied by a resume, cover letter and a DCR application for employment, no later than 5:00 p.m. on the closing date to: Department of Conservation and Recreation Kristine Tolman, Business Management Specialist Boston Region Headquarters 165 Day Boulevard South Boston, MA 02127 An application must be completed and returned with a resume. Resumes will not be considered without an application. Applications are available on the DCR WEB site at www.mass.gov/dcr/ Once on our website, go to "Inside our Agency" and then "Employment". Links to the various types of applications are there. The Department of Conservation and Recreation, is an affirmative action employer, is committed to ensuring that all of its programs and facilities are accessible to all members of the public. It is the policy of the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation not to discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex or sexual orientation. Inquiries regarding compliance by the Department of Conservation Title IX and other civil rights laws may be directed to Human Resources at 617-626-1282. This document is available in other formats to accommodate the needs of individuals with disabilities. Agency Web Address: http://www.mass.gov/dcr/ Diversity Officer: Ms. Agatha Summons-McGuire, Diversity Officer/ADA Coordinator, (617) 626-1282 An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Stockbridge Majors: 
Landscape Contracting
Plant and Soil Sciences
Sustainable Horticulture
Turfgrass Management
Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, April 1, 2014