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Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: W1005 / Greenskeeper
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Grade: 05

This is a description of a Staff Position Classification. It is not an announcement of a position opening. To view descriptions of current openings, please go to UNMJobs and Search Postings to view positions that are currently accepting applications.

The following statements are intended to describe, in broad terms, the general functions and responsibility levels characteristic of positions assigned to this classification. They should not be viewed as an exhaustive list of the specific duties and prerequisites applicable to individual positions that have been so classified.

Summary

Prepares and maintains golf course greens, fairways, and other golf course surfaces as required, ensuring compliance with all golfing regulations and standards. Sets course tee and cup placements, installs and repairs irrigation systems, and operates and maintains greenskeeping equipment.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Sets golf courses to include cutting cups, setting tees, repairing greens, raking bunkers, and mowing greens and fairways.
  2. Maintains golf course, including bunkers, greens, driving range, and tee boxes; mows bunker faces; prunes trees; performs pest control.
  3. Installs, maintains, and repairs irrigation systems.
  4. Performs or oversees performance of golf cart maintenance.
  5. Assists in special construction projects as required.
  6. Ensures proper care in the use and maintenance of equipment and supplies; promotes continuous improvement of workplace safety and environmental practices.
  7. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED; at least 1 year of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
  • Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Ability to install, operate, troubleshoot and repair manual and/or computerized irrigation systems.
  • Knowledge of USGA regulations regarding course settings.
  • Knowledge of light equipment operation and/or maintenance.
  • Knowledge of fertilizer and/or pesticide applications.
  • Ability to read, understand, follow, and enforce safety procedures.
  • Knowledge of golf course maintenance activities to include placement of tees and pins, irrigation techniques, and turf care.

Distinguishing Characteristics

    Position requires: a) Preparing and maintaining golf course greens, fairways and other surfaces; b) Installing and repairing irrigation systems; c) Operating and maintaining greenskeeping equipment; and d) Performing pest control, pruning, and mowing.

Conditions of Employment

  • Possession of a valid New Mexico driver's license is a requirement for this job.
  • This position is represented by a labor union and is subject to the terms and conditions of the CWA Collective Bargaining Agreement.
  • Successful candidate must submit to post-offer, pre-employment physical examination and medical history check.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • Work involves considerable exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises.
  • Extensive physical activity. Requires strenuous physical work; heavy lifting, pushing, or pulling required of objects over 50 pounds.
  • Work environment involves some exposure to hazards or physical risks, which require following basic safety precautions.

The University of New Mexico provides all training required by OSHA to ensure employee safety.

Revised Date: 03/20/2017