Golf Operations Assistant

Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland
Jul 24, 2021
Jul 28, 2021
Full Time


This position is assigned to the Golf Course Division, Morale, Welfare and Recreation Department, Fleet and Family Readiness (FFR); located at Naval Air Station (NAS) Patuxent River, Maryland. The incumbent of this position is an assistant to the Golf Course Manager and is responsible for efficient golf operation inside and outside.
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A. Lead Responsibilities
  • Leads and assists in the oversight of flexible employees assigned to the golf carts (Recreation Aides Starters), Golf Pro Shop (Recreation Aide Sales) during his/her shift.
  • Incumbent may participate in the interviewing and selection of recreation aid. In initial stages, deals with workers to resolve complaints and grievances. Explains work procedures and work schedules, assists and trains personnel in the proper performance of their duties, use of efficient work methods, and safe practices.
  • Contributes to the planning and scheduling of work assignments to accommodate weekends, holidays by recommending number and placement of employees. Directs daily work schedule of the personnel assigned and coordinates the upkeep of facilities and equipment.

B. Program Maintenance
  • Merchandizes Pro Shop in an effort to be inviting with an appropriate mix of product for sale. Maintains carts in a clean and working order per manufacturer's requirements, stages cart for the purpose of patron usage.
  • Keeps Driving Range up and running by picking up range balls and baskets, cleaning and putting them in a dispenser.
  • Stages play on the first tee and along with the Rec Aide Starters, pairs groups up for the purposes of maximizing tee time usage. Monitors pace of play to insure timeliness.
  • General maintenance of buildings, which may include cleaning of rest rooms, locker rooms. If grounds maintenance is necessary, coordinate's general maintenance with the Golf Course Superintendent and may do some mowing, weed eating, and painting.
  • Responsible for assisting in course preparation (course markings), i.e., hazards, ground under repair, out of bounds areas, and yardages on sprinkler heads.

C. Administration
  • Assists the Golf Course Manager in organizing, publicizing and running golf leagues and tournaments held at the course.
  • The incumbent may do Golf Club Repair after he/she demonstrates the ability to do so to the Golf Course Manager. When these conditions are met the incumbent may do Club Repair on his/her own time. The incumbent will receive an agreed upon percentage of his/her repair income, once a month, and the NAFI will receive the remaining agreed upon percentage of income.

Other duties as assigned.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • A valid State driver's license is REQUIRED to operate the golf carts (a copy of your driver's license MUST be submitted with your resume for consideration)
  • Must have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer
  • Must successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. Any discrepancies must be resolved as a condition of employment
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a National Agency Check


  • MUST be thoroughly familiar with the game of golf in order to instruct the game and provide rulings.
  • Experience working with an organized golf program and golf operations.
  • Ability to communicate and relate to patrons of all ages and ranks.
  • Ability to provide leadership, supervision and gain respect from all participants
  • Skill to tactfully deal with patrons under various situations, such as enforcing rules, policies or providing instruction.


A registered PGA Apprentice is preferred but not necessary.

Additional information

Spouses of active duty military members of the Armed Forces may receive preference in hiring under this announcement if they are among the best qualified referred and are within reach of selection. Spouse Preference does not apply to NF 04 and NF 05 positions. Please clearly identify in your application that you are asking for spouse preference and complete the Request for Military Spouse Preference form and submit a copy of current PCS orders. Failure to submit current PCS orders with application will prevent spousal preference from being granted. Acceptance or declination of a regular full or part-time non-appropriated or appropriated fund position ends your ability to claim this preference.

Some positions have special requirements. In these cases selection is tentative pending satisfactory completion of these requirements. Applicants may be required to provide proof of education, etc. All selections are contingent upon the obtaining of satisfactory employment reference checks.

As a condition of employment, the selected individual will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit/Electronic Fund Transfer program.

SELECTIVE SERVICE REQUIREMENT: If you are a male born after December 31, 1959 and at least 18 years of age, employment law (5 U.S.C. 3328) requires that you must register with the Selective Service System (military draft), unless you meet certain exemptions. If applicable, failure to register will prevent you from being considered for employment. To register, please visit the Selective Service web site at .

The Department of the Navy is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or any other non-merit factor.

The Department of the Navy provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. Applicants with disabilities who believe they require reasonable accommodation should contact our Human Resource Office to ensure that the Department of the Navy can consider such requests. The decision to grant an accommodation will be made on a case by case basis.

When relocation expenses are authorized to perform a Permanent Change of Station (PCS) with the federal government, the IRS considers the majority of your entitlements to be taxable. Additional information:

Public Trust is a type of background investigation, but it is not a security clearance. Depending on the job, you must complete either the Standard Form 85 (SF85) or 85P (SF85P) questionnaire.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

All resumes will be reviewed to determine if they meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements listed in this announcement, and will be rated based on the information provided in the resume to determine the level of knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) related to the job requirements. Using the qualifications of the position, a predetermined rating criterion of KSAs will be used for each resume. Best qualified applicants will be referred to the hiring manager. The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews.

Click the following link to preview the applicant questionnaire: Preview Applicant Questionnaire .

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

Required Documents

  • A resume should be provided. It should include relevant work experience (start/end dates stated in month/year, description of duties and salary), applicable education at a minimum, and your contact information. For current or previous Federal employees, it should also include the Pay Plan, Series and Grade for each work experience entry.

Military Spousal Preference (MSP) Form and Military Orders.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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