Golf Tractor Operator Leader

Norfolk, Virginia
Mar 25, 2023
Apr 02, 2023
Full Time

Assists the supervisor in the daily training, guidance and supervision of a staff of tractor operators, greenskeepers and laborers who are responsible for performing a variety of duties necessary for the maintenance of the Golf Course greens, tees, fairways, rough and adjacent areas to keep them in the best possible playing condition.

Relays instructions received from the supervisor and ensures the work is carried out in compliance with instructions given and Safety Standards. Demonstrates proper work methods and may inspect work in progress and upon completion to ensure that all instructions, procedures and deadlines have been met. Reports the status of work in progress and any causes for delays to the supervisor.

Operates gas and diesel powered tractor drawn and tractor powered mowing equipment, including a gang real mower, off-set counter-balanced rotary mower, sweeper, aerator, fertilizer spreader, sod cutter, stump remover, front-end loader, back-hoe and grading blade.

Operates a dump truck, truckster, portable pump, utility mower, weed eater and other types of heavy-duty equipment needed to do daily maintenance, make special repairs and to do tree pruning, trimming or planting. Uses a variety of hand tools, including an axe, crow bar, wheelbarrow, sod edger, sod lifter, shovel, spade, hoe, rake, pruning sheers and other types of specialized hand tools.

Mows lawns at designated cuts; removes debris, dead grass, broken tree limbs, leaves and keeps assigned areas clean, presentable and as attractive as possible. Digs trenches, cleans ditches and removes weeds around buildings, fences, trees, shrubbery, sidewalks and other such locations. Applies the proper amounts of fertilizers, insecticides, fungicides and nemacides according to manufacturer's directions and instructions.

Maintains, repairs and installs irrigation system lines, sprinkler heads and low voltage electric lines and switches associated with automatic irrigation systems. Performs preventive maintenance on gas and diesel powered machinery and other types of mechanical equipment and hand tools used to accomplish assigned duties and responsibilities.

Performs other related duties as assigned.


Conditions of Employment

  • Must pass all applicable records and background check.
  • Must successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. Any discrepancies must be resolved as a condition of employment.


Resumes must include information which demonstrates experience and knowledge, skills, and ability (KSAs) as they relate to this position. Applicants are encouraged to be clear and specific when describing their experience level and KSAs.

Must be able to read and write and understand both written and verbal instructions. Must posses a minimum one-year documented experience in golf course maintenance. Must have the ability to lead a small staff and work independently. must have a general knowledge of maintenance of fine turf, trees and ornamentals, skill in the use of a variety of power/hand tools and equipment pertinent to gold course maintenance. Must possess the skill to operate manual transmission vehicles and maneuver driver-operated machinery in spaces that are small, tight, and confined spaces with small turning radius, hills and steep grades.


This position does not have a positive education requirement.

Additional information

To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. Therefore, to the extent a Federal job announcement includes the requirement that applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 pursuant to Executive Order 14043, that requirement does not currently apply. Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.

Salary is dependent on experience and/or education.

Some positions have special requirements. Selectee may be required to complete a one (1) year probationary period. Participation in Direct Deposit/Electronic Fund Transfer within the first 30 days of employment is required. We utilize E-Verify to confirm selectee's eligibility to work in the United States. Salary is dependent on experience and/or education.

This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies within 60 days of issuance of selection certificate. For positions requiring travel more than twice per year, selectee may be required to obtain and maintain in good standing a Government-issued Travel Card for official government travel purposes.

Executive Order 12564 requires a Federal workplace free of illegal drugs. According to the Executive Order, all Federal employees are required to remain drug free throughout their employment. Commander, Navy Installations Command is a Drug-Free Federal Workplace. The use of illegal drugs will not be tolerated, and use of or intoxication by illegal drugs will result in penalties up to and including removal from Federal Service.

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