Freeport Park District is seeking a full-time Assistant Golf Course Greenskeeper to oversee golf course grounds and turf maintenance. The ideal candidate shall be a responsible, safety-oriented team player and leader that enjoys working outdoors. Experience in turf maintenance or landscaping is preferred.
Duties: The Assistant Golf Course Greenskeeper is responsible for leading a team of golf course maintenance workers to ensure the golf course turf and grounds are maintained to standards. Supervisory responsibilities include scheduling, directing and monitoring daily work assignments and assist with hiring, training and appraising performance of workers. Job duties also include operation and routine maintenance of equipment; maintenance of irrigation system; tree trimming and gardening; building repairs and upkeep; risk management; herbicide and pesticide applications; and other duties as assigned by the Head Greenskeeper. Weekend and holiday hours may be required.
Qualifications: High school diploma or general education degree (GED); and one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Associate’s Degree in Horticulture or Turf Management preferred. Must have valid Illinois Driver’s License with capability of attaining CDL and experience operating equipment. Experience with landscape maintenance including herbicide and pesticide applications preferred. Ability to attain Illinois Pesticide Applicators License within six months of employment.
Closing Date: September 15, 2021
Starting Annual Salary: $36,000 – 42,000 Starting Annual Salary
To Apply: Apply by sending a resume and cover letter to:
Freeport Park District
P.O. Box 417
Freeport, IL 61032
Or, online at www.freeportparkdistrict.org