0923 Manager II - Golf and Turf
|Department||Recreation and Parks|
|Date Opened||10/17/2017 4:00:00 PM|
|Filing Deadline||10/31/2017 4:00:00 PM|
|Salary||$52.23 - $66.64/hour; $9,052.00 - $11,551.00/month; $108,628.00 - $138,606.00/year|
|Job Type||Permanent PBT|
This is a Position-Based Test conducted in accordance with Civil Service Commission Rule 111A.
The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department manages and maintains more than 220 parks, playgrounds and open spaces in the city, including two outside of city limits: Sharp Park in Pacifica and Camp Mather in the High Sierras. Our 4,100-acre system includes 25 recreation centers, 9 swimming pools, 5 golf courses and numerous athletic facilities, including sports courts, ball diamonds, soccer fields and gymnasiums. Included in the department's responsibilities are Golden Gate Park, Coit Tower, the Marina Yacht Harbor, the Palace of Fine Arts and Lake Merced.
More than 2,000 talented individuals comprise our team, from gardeners, foresters and recreation leaders to park patrol officers, custodians, electricians, painters and more. Our core mission, as it has been throughout our history, is to provide opportunities for San Francisco residents and visitors alike to gather, play, learn, relax, and enjoy nature in the city.
Under direction of 0954 Director of Operations, the 0923 Manager of Golf and Turf is responsible for a budget of about $20 Million, heads a staff of about 70; and manages the care and maintenance of 900 acres of parkland comprising golf courses and athletic fields.
The Manager of Golf and Turf must:
1. Manage turf practices; employ golf facility construction principles, practices and methods; and direct the turf maintenance and agronomy practices for parkland management;
2. Exercise independent judgment in the assignment, supervision and instruction of subordinates and in the inspection of their work;
3. Employ a thorough understanding of the game of golf to assist in developing, as well as to maintain, 6 golf courses;
4. Ensure the implementation and maintenance of standards essential to the department's hosting of the PGA TOUR tournaments and events at TPC Harding Park;
5. Direct the turf maintenance and renovation of 100 athletic fields; and
6. Make public contact and presentations regarding turf and athletic issues, as well as prepare records of activities, including required reports.
The nature of this outdoor work requires considerable physical effort and occasional exposure to rain and seasonal elements and some disagreeable working conditions. .
1. Three (3) years of professional experience in golf and turf management; AND
2. A Bachelor of Arts Degree in Environmental Science, Horticulture or a related field; AND
3. A valid California Driver's License at the time of appointment.
Four (4) years of professional experience in park maintenance, horticulture or a related field may substitute for the required education on a year for year basis.
Two (2) years of supervisory experience in golf and turf management.
How To Apply
Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are only accepted through an online process. Visit www.jobaps.com/sf to register an account (if you have not already done so) and begin the application process.
- Select the desired job announcement (PBT-0923-081192)
- Select “Apply” and read and acknowledge the information
- Select either “I am a New User” if you have not previously registered, or “I have Registered Previously”
- Follow instructions on the screen
Computers are available for the public (from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday) to file online applications in the lobby of the Dept. of Human Resources at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco.Applicants may be contacted by email about this announcement and, therefore, it is their responsibility to ensure that their registered email address is accurate and kept up-to-date. Also, applicants must ensure that email from CCSF is not blocked on their computer by a spam filter. To prevent blocking, applicants should set up their email to accept CCSF mail from the following addresses (@sfgov.org, @sfdpw.org, @sfport.com, @flysfo.com, @sfwater.org, @sfdph.org, @asianart.org, @sfmta.com, @sfpl.org, @dcyf.org, @first5sf.org).
Applicants will receive a confirmation email that their online application has been received in response to every announcement for which they file. Applicants should retain this confirmation email for their records. Failure to receive this email means that the online application was not submitted or received.
All work experience, education, training and other information substantiating how you meet the minimum qualifications must be included on your application by the filing deadline. Information submitted after the filing deadline will not be considered in determining whether you meet the minimum qualifications.
Applications completed improperly may be cause for ineligibility, disqualification or may lead to lower scores.
If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the exam analyst, Harry Bullock, by telephone at (415) 831-6836, or by email at email@example.com.
Supervisory Test Battery (Weight 40%)
Candidates will be invited to participate in a computer-based examination designed to measure competencies in job-related areas which may include but not be limited to: Problem Solving; Leadership; Decision Making; Interpersonal skill; Human Resources Management; Team Building; Communication & Conflict Management. For more information about this Supervisory Test (and a suggested reading list) please visit: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=325
A passing score must be achieved on the Supervisory Test Battery in order to continue in the selection process.
This is a standardized examination, and, therefore, test questions and answers are not available for public inspection or review.
Scores attained on the Supervisory Test Battery (STB) will be valid and 'banked' for three years, starting from the date of the examination. This means that, during this three-year time period, you will not be required to take the STB. The STB may be used for many other classes; therefore your test score may be applied to one or more of these classes if you choose to apply to future recruitments. If the selection process for the future announcement is held within one year of the date of this examination and it includes the STB, your score will be automatically applied to that announcement, however, after one year, you have the option to either (a) apply your test score to the other announcement or (b) re-take the STB. Re-testing is permitted no sooner than one year from the date of the examination and only in association with your eligibility for another announcement for which the STB is used. Please note that, should you re-test, your re-test score would become your official score since it is the most recent.
Training and Experience Evaluation (Weight 60%)
Upon application, candidates will be prompted to complete a Supplemental Questionnaire which comprises a Training and Experience evaluation (T&E). For those who have passed the STB, the T&E weighted score will be incorporated to help determine relative knowledge, skills, and abilities in job related areas which may include but are not limited to: (1) knowledge of strategic management as applied to public parkland, including the formulation and implementation of major goals and initiatives which serve the public; (2) knowledge of principles, techniques, plans, blueprints, materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction, repair and maintenance of golf courses, turf, athletic fields, landscapes and public parkland; (3) knowledge of customer service principles and processes, including needs assessment, quality standards, and presentation skills applied to a public park department; (4) skill to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong, and adjusting actions as needed; (5) skill to analyze information, to evaluate results, as well as to choose the best solution to problems within a public parkland environment; (6) skill to listen, speak and write clearly in order to build effective working relationships within, as well as outside, the department, and to persuade others to adopt new ideas; (7) ability to motivate, develop and direct people as they work, identifying the best people for the job; and (8) ability to prioritize a demanding workload & manage multiple projects, maintain operating records and draft reports, as well as correspondence and recommendations.
The certification rule for the eligible list resulting from this examination will be Rule of the List. Additional selection processes may be conducted by the hiring department prior to making final hiring decisions.
The eligible list resulting from this examination is subject to change after adoption (e.g., as a result of appeals), as directed by the Human Resources Director or the Civil Service Commission.
The duration of the eligible list resulting from this examination process will be of Six (6) months, and may be extended with the approval of the Human Resources Director.
Upon approval of the Human Resource Director (see Civil Service Rule 111A.26.5), the eligible list resulting from this announcement may be used by other departments that also use this classification or a similar classification. To find other Departments which use this classification, please see http://www.sfdhr.org/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentID=21246. Search that document by title or job code to see which departments use the classification.
Candidates who receive passing scores on both selection procedures will be placed on the eligible list in rank order according to their final score. Once the list is established, the department may administer additional position-specific selection procedures to make final hiring decisions.
Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed to advance through all of the steps in the selection process. The department may administer additional selection procedures to make final hiring decisions.
Falsifying one's education, training, or work experience or attempted deception on the application may result in disqualification for this and future job opportunities with the City and County of San Francisco.
Department Selection Procedure
The Recreation and Park Department may administer additional position-specific selection procedures to make final hiring decisions for position(s) in class 0923 Manager III. Candidate scores on this examination may also be applied to other announcements involving other job titles, when directed by the Human Resources Director. Only those candidates deemed best qualified will continue in the departmental selection process, which may consist of an oral interview and/or performance exercise.
Verification of Experience and/or Education
Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point during the recruitment and selection process. If education verification is required, information on how to verify education requirements, including verifying foreign education credits or degree equivalency, can be found at http://sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=456
As a finalist for a job, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction (or arrest, in limited circumstances) conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you are a finalist. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances, such as:
- Candidates applying for positions with the Unified School District and the Community College District may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under the California Education Code.
- Candidates applying for positions with the Recreation and Park Department may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under California Public Resources Code 5164.
Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with the City.
If you are selected as a finalist, the hiring department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment.
Requests: Applicants with disabilities who meet the minimum eligibility requirements for this job announcement can find information on requesting a reasonable ADA Accommodation at: http://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process#applicantswithdisabilities
Information regarding requests for Veterans Preference can be found at: http://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process#veteranspreference.
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Terms of Announcement
Position Based Tests are administered in accordance with Civil Service Rule 111A. General information concerning City and County of San Francisco employment policies and procedures may be found in the pamphlet entitled "Important Employment Information for Position Based Testing". This information is part of the terms of this announcement. The pamphlet is available at the Department of Human Resources Information Center, 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103 or on-line at: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#positionbasedtesting.
Applicants must be guided solely by the provisions of this announcement, including requirements, time periods and other particulars, except when superseded by federal, state or local laws, rules, or regulations. Clerical errors may be corrected by the posting of the correction on the Department of Human Resources website at: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#announcementsdefinitions.
The terms of this announcement may be appealed under Civil Service Rule 111A.35.1. The standard for the review of such appeals is ‘abuse of discretion’ or ‘no rational basis’ for establishing the position description, the minimum qualifications and/or the certification rule. Appeals must include a written statement of the item(s) being contested and the specific reason(s) why the cited item(s) constitute(s) abuse of discretion by the Human Resources Director. Appeals must be submitted directly to the Executive Officer of the Civil Service Commission within five business days of the announcement issuance date.
Copies of Application Documents
Information can be found at: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#copies.
Reasonable Accommodation Request
Applicants with disabilities requiring reasonable accommodation for this recruitment can find information on requesting a reasonable accommodation at: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#reasonableaccommodation.
May be corrected by the posting of the correction on the Department of Human Resources website at: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#announcementsdefinitions.
Concerning City and County of San Francisco Employment Policies and Procedures: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20.
Driver's License requirement
Most positions require a valid California's driver's license: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#license.
Information can be found at: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#veteranspreference.
Seniority Credit in Promotional Exams
Information regarding seniority credit can be found at: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#senioritycredit.
Right to Work
All persons entering the City and County of San Francisco workforce are required to provide verification of authorization to work in the United States. http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#identification.
Exam Type: CPE
Issued: 17 October 2017
Micki Callahan, Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
Recruitment ID Number: PBT-0923-081192
REC / HB / 415-831-6836
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