Greenskeeper Apprentice

Norfolk, Virginia
Jun 08, 2023
Jun 15, 2023
Full Time

Operates all types of power turf maintenance equipment including but not limited to tractors with pull­ behind gang mowers, bush hogs, grading blades, aerator, drag mats and other attachments; tractor loader/backhoes, out front rotary mowers, push mowers, brush cutters, power reel mowers, power sand trap rakes, verticulters, seeders, pick-up and dump trucks, trucksters, etc. May learn to operate tractors with various attachments and/or tractor loaders/backhoes. Operates a variety of equipment such as weed eaters chainsaws chippers hedge trimmers blower tillers edgers, etc..

Services equipment before use; may do minor repairs and adjustments as necessary. Cleans equipment after use and informs the Equipment Manager of problems encountered.

Cultivates greens by aerating, top-dressing, preparing ground for sod or seed and installing same, installing and maintaining flower beds, assisting with installing and maintaining irrigation and drainage systems1 and/or construction tees and other course features. Under the direct supervision of a Virginia Registered Technician/Pesticide Applicator Permit holder, calibrates sprayers and spreaders and applies fertilizers and pesticides at appropriate rates.

Performs a variety of golf course maintenance tasks as necessary such as changing cups and moving tee markers, removing trash, mowing greens, tees, collars and aprons, fairways greens and tee banks, rough and adjacent areas; raking and edging bunkers; removing leaves and debris; hand watering greens and other areas. Uses all types of hand tools such as rakes, shovels, hoes, axes, etc. Cleans building interiors, including bathrooms and replenishes supplies as necessary. Paints interior spaces; repairs and, paints course accessories during the off-season. May be assigned as crew leader for assigned tasks. Assists in training new employees in !earning golf course tasks and the safe, proper operation of equipment.

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.

A qualified candidate possess the following:

Must be able to read, write and understand both written and verbal instructions, be a high school graduate or equivalent, and have a minimum 1 year documented experience in golf course maintenance. Must have a general knowledge of maintenance of fine turt, trees and ornamentals and have the ability to operate a variety of equipment pertinent to golf course maintenance. Ability to operate vehicles such as pick-up trucks and 5-ton dump trucks with manual transmissions. Must have the ability to operate all types of turf maintenance equipment.

Must possess and maintain a valid state driver's license and have the ability to operate manual transmissions. This position is subject to an irregular tour, which may include weekends and holidays.


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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