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Greenskeeper I

Company: Michigan State University
Location: East Lansing
Posted on: January 22, 2023

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Greenskeeper I

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Work type: Support Staff

Pay Grade:12

Major Administrative Unit / College:Infrastructure Planning And Facilities

Department:Ipf Campus Services Landscape Services 40001052

Sub Area:1585- Service Maint.


Location: East Lansing

Categories: Agriculture, Athletics/Recreation, Labor/Service/Maintenance, Service Maintenance- 1585, Full Time (90-100%), Union

Position Summary

This position will assist in the care and maintenance of designated campus golf course grounds areas (Forest Akers Golf Courses); Grade, seed, pack, water, and sod golf course area; Mow grass to include greens, tees, fairways, and roughs; Apply sprays to include fertilizer, herbicides, insecticides, and fungicides to appropriate golf course grounds areas; Change cups, rake sane bunkers, aerate turf areas, prune trees, and care of flowers; Operate trucks, tractors, and related equipment for maintenance of golf course areas; Assist in the cleaning of golf course areas after tournaments; Assist with repair and maintenance of irrigation systems; Care of golf course for weekends, holidays, and tournaments; Clean and care for grounds keeping tools, equipment, materials, buildings, and supplies; May include participation in Campus Snow Removal Plan; Provide customer service to MSU Community and the public; Respond or inform supervisory staff of complaints, comments and/or unmet service needs.

This position will engage in high performing, leading edge practices, valuing people, partners and stewardship. At IPF, we are committed to fostering an equitable, inclusive culture; engaging and hiring a diverse workforce.

This posting will fill two (2) vacancies.

Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills

One year of satisfactory experience as a golf course laborer, sports turf industry laborer, turf management, or an equivalent combination of golf course/turf management education and experience; Working knowledge of tools, methods, equipment and materials used in golf course maintenance; Possession of a valid Michigan Commercial Pesticide Applicator's certification - Turf (3A), Ornamental (3B) and Right of Way (6); Possession of a valid Loader and Toolcat Operator Permit upon completion of probation or trial period; Possession of a valid Michigan vehicle operator's license; Must meet MSU safe driving standards and drive a University vehicle to perform job duties of this classification; Must be able to work in variable or severe weather conditions; During golf season (April 1 to November 1) significant after-hours, weekend and holiday work is required; Frequent lifting of 26 to 50 pounds and occasional lifting of over 75 pounds is required; May require one year of professional paid snow removal experience. This position will progress to a Greenskeeper II after the following has been achieved: two years' experience as a Greenskeeper I, satisfactory performance and successful demonstration of operating equipment or an equivalent combination of technical training and experience.

Desired Qualifications

A two-year degree in turf management; Experience in fertilization and boom spraying application.

A creative and innovative lifelong learner with the ability to communicate effectively with a diverse population; able to problem solve within a collaborative team environment; ability to understand different perspectives while utilizing expert knowledge of the technical operations of the job.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Application Materials


Together-we-will Statement

The university is requiring all MSU students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at:https://msu.edu/together-we-will/

Special Instructions

Please provide a copy of Michigan Commercial Pesticide Applicator Certificate. Must be certified in the following categories: Turf (3A), Ornamental (3B), and Right of Way (6).

Work Hours

M-F from 6am-2:30pm with significant after-hours, weekend, & holiday work. Shifts may vary depending on seasonality of work requirements or emergency situations e.g. snow removal, parking ramp maintenance, football cleanup, or other events.

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Summary of Physical Demands

Duties associated with this position involve working in noisy (above 85 decibels) areas, ability to work in variable and severe weather conditions, frequent lifting of 50 pounds with occasional lifting of up to 75 pounds, carrying, pushing, pulling, and climbing.

Summary of Health Risks

Duties associated with this position involve working in noisy (above 85 decibels) areas, ability to work in variable and severe weather conditions, frequent lifting of 50 pounds with occasional lifting of up to 75 pounds, carrying, pushing, pulling, and climbing.

The Bidding Eligibility ends on 01/17/2023 at 11:55 PM

Advertised: Jan 11, 2023 Eastern Standard Time

Keywords: Michigan State University, East Lansing , Greenskeeper I, Other , East Lansing, Michigan

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