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State of Massachusetts Seasonal Groundskeeper I- Leo J. Martin Golf Course, Weston MA in Newton, Massachusetts

POSITION INFORMATION: Groundskeeper I Leo J. Martin Golf Course, Weston 2 Positions Start Date: 5/5/2024 End Date: 10/26/2024 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 of Seasonal Groundskeeper I. The basic purpose of this work is to provide for the care and maintenance of grounds and facilities including buildings, open space areas, lawns, trees, shrubs, flower beds, walks, roadways and parking lots. SPECIFIC DUTIES: Trims, prunes, cuts and/or plants flowers, bushes, etc, as part of groundskeeping activities. Seeds, waters, weeds and/or fertilizes lawns, flower beds, shrubs, etc. Sprays lawns, flower beds, shrubs, etc. with fertilizers or pesticides. Assists in designing floral beds and planning plan placement for grounds beautification. Cuts lawns using hand mower or power mower. Maker minor repairs of sidewalks, roadways and parking lots and clears them of snow. Performs related duties such as emptying rubbish barrels; picking up trash; cleaning ditches, drains and catch basins on grounds or roadways; shoveling snow and raking leaves. Based on assignment, incumbents of positions may also: Prune, cut and remove tree limbs and branches. Clean and maintain recreational facility restroom facilities Excavate grounds using backhoe and front and back loaders. Vacuum, sweep, and clean the interior of recreational facilities. Perform other related duties as required. Preferred Qualifications: Possession of a current and valid Massachusetts Class D Motor Vehicle Operator's License preferred. Ability to understand and apply the rules, regulations, procedures, specifications and standards governing assigned unit activities. Ability to follow oral and written instructions. Ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with others. Ability to exercise sound judgment. Ability to lift and carry heavy objects. Ability to stand for prolonged periods of time. Salaries are based upon full-time/40 hours worked per week. Work schedules and days off are at the discretion of the Supervisor. This position may require working weekends and/or holidays. First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days. Minimum Entrance Requirements: None Special Requirements: Possession of a current and valid Massachusetts Class D Motor Vehicle Operator's License. Based on assignment, possession of a current and valid appropriate hoisting license, issued by the Massachusetts Department of Public Safety, may be required. Based on assignment, possession of a current and valid pesticide applicator's certificate issued by the Pesticide Bureau, Department of Food and Agriculture, may be required. *Comprehensive Benefits* When you embark on a career with the Commonwealth, you are offered an outstanding suite of employee benefits that add to the overall value of your compensation package. We take pride in providing a work experience that supports you, your loved ones, and your future. Want the specifics? Explore our Employee Benefits and Rewards! An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. The Commonwealth is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. Research suggests that qualified women, Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Color (BIPOC) may self-select out of opportunities if they don't meet 100% of the job requirements. We encourage individuals who believe they have the skills necessary to thrive to apply for this role. Job: Agriculture* *Organization: Department of Conservation & Recreation *Title: *Seasonal Groundskeeper I- Leo J. Martin Golf Course, Weston MA Location: Massachusetts-Newton - 190 Park Road Requisition ID: 2400047T