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State of Massachusetts SUMMER 2024 - Seasonal Greenskeeper I (STS) in Weston Maintenance, Massachusetts

POSITION INFORMATION Position: Seasonal Greenskeeper I Location: 190 Park Street, Weston, MA Start Date: 05/26/2024 End Date: 09/04/2024 Number of Positions: 2 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, campgrounds, swimming pools, golf courses, skating rinks, trails and parkways. The Department of Conservation and Recreation seeks applicants for the position Seasonal Greenskeeper I. This position will 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. DUTIES: 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. 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. First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days. Minimum Entrance Requirements: None. Special Requirements: None. *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: *SUMMER 2024 - Seasonal Greenskeeper I (STS) Location: Massachusetts-Weston Maintenance Requisition ID: 240004WO