Golf Course Groundskeeper I & II

  • City of Seattle, WA
  • 700 5th Avenue, Seattle, Washington
  • Jun 17, 2022
Full Time Grounds and Landscaping Services Parks and Recreation
  • Salary: $18.56 - $23.32 Hourly USD

Job Description

Position Description
About Seattle Parks and Recreation:

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) is a national leader and innovator in the services and programs we provide to our residents who enjoy our public spaces such as parks, community centers, specialty gardens and swimming pools. Our mission is to provide welcoming and safe opportunities to play, learn, contemplate, and build community and promote responsible stewardship of the land. We promote healthy people, a healthy environment, and strong communities. We strive to deliver excellent customer service to each visitor and participant. SPR is also deeply committed to advancing the City of Seattle's Race and Social Justice Initiative (RSJI) by working to end institutional and structural racism.

About SPR Golf Course Program:

SPR golf courses provide a high-quality golf experience for golfers. More than 200,000 rounds of golf are played annually at the courses and help is needed to smoothly run the ground maintenance operations.

We are currently hiring three Regular, Seasonal Part-Time positions. These are 8-month positions with full benefits during the 8-month period. Other opportunities within the department may be available during the 4-month lay-off period. The locations are the West Seattle Golf Course, Jefferson Park Golf Course, and the Jackson Park Golf Course.
Job Responsibilities

Golf Course Groundskeeper I - $18.56/hr*
Performs manual labor daily that may include, but is not limited to:
  • Litter pick-up and changing garbage liners.
  • Raking golf course bunkers.
  • Raking leaves and setting golf course up for plan.
  • Changing flag cups.
  • Watering golf course manually where needed.
  • Digging holes.
  • Painting yardage markers.
  • Loading and unloading supplies.
  • Trimming or pruning hedges.
  • Spreading bark in flower beds.
  • Use hand tools and small power equipment such as a gas-powered weed eater, blower, or other walk behind equipment used for maintenance of greens and grounds.
  • May assist Groundskeeper II in general golf course maintenance duties as assigned.

Golf Course Groundskeeper II - $23.32/hr*
Performs manual labor daily that may include, but is not limited to:
  • Mows greens and fairways; roughs bunkers and tee areas; cleans and rakes sand bunkers; maintains ball washers and related facilities; changes cup and tee placements.
  • Operates mowers, tractor, and gang mowers, aerifiers, trailered equipment, and small power equipment such as drills, chain saws, grinders and buffers, solder guns, air hammers, compressors, and other tools, equipment and trucks used in golf course maintenance, construction, and repair work.
  • Aerifies, seeds, top dresses turf and lays sod; plants and maintains bushes and flowers.
  • Constructs, installs, and repairs golf course sod according to design plans and diagrams.
  • Digs holes and trenches to maintain or construct irrigation and drainage lines; shores excavation; installs pipe and backfill excavation; repairs and maintains irrigation systems.
  • Performs various landscape work including installing railroad ties for the development of flower beds, raking, digging, tree planting, pruning bushes, cutting brush, and applying non-license chemicals.
  • Assist with adjustments to electronic irrigation system.
  • Reads work orders and obtains needed supplies; completes forms and drafts simple reports on work; maintains accurate records of time and materials used.

Required Qualifications:
  • Six months' experience in golf course grounds maintenance or general landscaping is required for Golf Course Groundskeeper II.
Work Environment/Physical Demands:
  • Requires the ability to work outside 95% of the time, in all types of weather conditions.
  • Required to stand, walk, or bend for extended periods.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.
  • May need to utilize some personal protective equipment such as respirator, gloves, ear protection, boots, and hats.
  • Shifts are early morning, usually 4:30-5am-1-1:30pm and may require weekends but you will always receive two consecutive days off.
License, Certification and Other Requirements:
  • A current, valid Driver's License.
  • Pre employment physical.
Driving Abstract Information: If you are selected to advance in this hiring process, you will be asked to obtain a complete 5-Year driving record from the Department of Licensing.
Additional Information
SPR's Core Competencies are:

Accountability & Action: Holding yourself accountable for achieving goals, completing tasks, and delivering quality work. Demonstrating thoughtful initiative in actions and decision-making and promoting high quality standards.

Equity and Inclusion: Supporting the goals of the Race and Social Justice Initiative and the City's commitment to workforce equity.

Communication : Sharing and exchanging information and ideas with people in a variety of ways to help them understand and remember the information.

Service: An ongoing commitment to base decisions and actions on the needs and priorities of the City.

Teamwork : Participating as an engaged member of a team to achieve group goals. Effectively working with internal and external people to complete tasks and achieve work group goals.

The City of Seattle offers a comprehensive benefits package including vacation, holiday and sick leave as well as medical, dental, vision, life and long-term disability insurance for employees and their dependents.

More information about employee benefits is available on the City's website at:
"Most" Employees Plans - Human Resources |

Job Address

700 5th Avenue, Seattle, Washington 98104 United States View Map