Groundskeeper I

Grand Cherokee Golf Course in Langley, OK

Recruitment #220525-F45A-35

Introduction

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GROUNDSKEEPER I

The Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department’s (OTRD) mission is to advance the exceptional quality of life in Oklahoma by preserving, maintaining, and promoting our natural assets and cultural amenities. OTRD is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

OTRD is seeking a full-time unclassified Groundskeeper II to maintain the grounds at Grand Cherokee Golf Course in Lone Wolf, OK. OTRD offers a comprehensive benefits package, including a benefit allowance to offset the cost of insurance premiums for employees and their eligible dependents. The annual salary for this position is $27,500.

DEFINITION:
Under immediate to general supervision, performs gardening, tree and lawn care and/or greenhouse work.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED:
*Supervises, as working leader, crew(s) engaged in landscape activities, such as the laying out, planting and maintenance of lawns, flower beds, shrubs and trees.
*Maintains necessary records of time, materials, supplies and work performed.
*Fertilizes and applies insecticides, herbicides and fungicides for pest control on trees, lawns, gardens and/or greenhouse plants.
*Loads and transports soil and fertilizers; cultivates and weeds soil for gardens or lawns; levels and seeds new lawns.
*Mows and trims grass with hang and power mowers; operates trucks and tractors; services and makes minor repairs to equipment.
*Seeds, sods or plants greens and grounds; maintains traps, hazards and roughs.
*Supervises and participated in the fertilizing, planting and cutting of grass and turf.
*Instructs laborers in gardening, lawn care and/or greenhouse work.
*May also perform greenhouse duties as required:  plants seeds in flats, transplants seedlings; sterilizes and changes soil in greenhouse beds; cuts, arranges and delivers flowers and pitter plants for institutional buildings and offices.
*Performs related work as required and assigned.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
Knowledge of lawn care and gardening methods, such as planting, pruning and spraying; of the use of machines, tools and materials in lawn care and gardening; of greenhouse and nursery techniques; of the care of turf; and of the various plant diseases and their control.

Skill in operation equipment, tools and materials used in plant and lawn care; and in following oral and written instructions.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Two (2) years of experience in gardening, lawn care or greenhouse work:  OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.

All applicants tentatively selected for this position will be required to submit to a background check.

Drug and Alcohol Pre-employment and Preplacement Testing:  Upon a conditional offer of employment, applicants for safety sensitive positions shall be required to submit to urinalysis to test for drugs. Appointment to a safety sensitive position shall be contingent upon a negative drug test result.


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