Greenskeeper I Job at City of Portland, OR – 3.6 Oregon

The Position

About this position:
The Greenskeeper I is a skilled Golf Course maintenance position located in Portland Parks and Recreation. Individuals in this position will interact with a broad range of multicultural and multilingual communities. A Greenskeeper I is knowledgeable of all golf course maintenance equipment, possess a working knowledge of irrigation repair, fertilizers applications and knows the rules of golf and golf etiquette. The current vacancy is at Red Tail Golf Course.

About the Work: The Greenskeeper I grooms turf on all areas of golf course according to USGA guidelines for playability and difficulty for tournament play, club play or daily user play, and is responsible for answering inquiries from the golfing public regarding course maintenance, basic etiquette and the rules of golf.

As a Greenskeeper I you will:
Operate a variety of equipment (precision mowers, loaders and trenchers)

Apply fertilizers and pesticides

Clean and maintain golf course grounds and facilities

Repair irrigation systems

Work constructively on a diverse team

As a person, you are:
Inclusive: Someone who values and respects diversity and has a desire or experience working with and serving people from a variety of backgrounds.

Collaborative: An outgoing professional who values partnership and develops and supports relationships to get things done.

Solutions Oriented: Uses strong communication skills to work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders to create, implement, and document solutions.

Emotionally Intelligent: Motivated, passionate, team-oriented, and empathetic.

This classification is represented by Labors’ (LiUNA) Local 483 – Portland City labors’ . To view this labor agreement, please go to https://www.portland.gov/bhr/employee-relations/labor-relations/labor-agreements and click on the appropriate link.

About the Bureau:
Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) is committed to the overall Citywide vision that race will have no detrimental effect on people of color, refugee and immigrant communities in accessing our parks and natural areas, or from the benefit of our services. We recognize, understand, and encourage celebration of the differences that surround us. Diversity and equity are vital to PP&R’s ideals and values. The City of Portland, Oregon is a growing and diverse city of 650,000 residents, nearly 20% of whom speak languages other than English at home. PP&R values a diverse workforce and seeks ways to promote equity and inclusion within the organization and with the public. PP&R encourages applications from candidates with knowledge, ability and experience working with a broad range of individuals and communities with diverse racial, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds. Although not required, PP&R encourages candidates that can fluently speak another language to include that information in their application materials. Multilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

City of Portland Core Values:
Anti-racism | Communication | Collaboration | Equity | Transparency | Fiscal Responsibility

These values guide our actions as we serve the community and engage our workforce. To learn more about the City’s core values, please click here.

Why work at the City of Portland?

The City of Portland workforce serves a population of over 650,000. We are culture- and solutions-driven, viewing every challenge as an opportunity to learn, improve, and share our expertise. We are committed to removing systemic barriers to resources, access, and opportunity. The City is a believer in ALL people and continues to actively recruit and retain diverse top talent every day. We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including but not limited to medical, dental, vision, basic life, short- and long-term disability coverage to eligible employees and their families. If you are open-minded, motivated, community-focused, and self-aware, please apply yourself at the City of Portland today.

The City of Portland also participates in the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System (PERS). For more information on the City of Portland’s benefits please click here.

The City is offering an optional information meeting for this recruitment. Please see the Additional Information section below for details.

To Qualify

Applicants must specifically address and demonstrate in their supplemental question responses and resume how their education, training and/or experience, meets each of the following minimum qualifications:

Knowledge and experience operating golf equipment including but not limited to greens mowers, fairway mowers; trim mowers and the minor repair of equipment.

Knowledge and experience maintaining and repairing golf course irrigation and landscape.

Knowledge and experience setting up golf courses and applying golf rules and etiquette.

Experience safely and effectively applying fertilizers and pesticides.

Experience establishing and maintaining working relationships with co-workers, diverse communities from different races, backgrounds and ethnicities and work constructively in a team.

Applicants must also possess:
A valid state driver’s license and an acceptable driving record at the time of appointment.

A Public Pesticide applicator’s License within 6 months of appointment.

The Recruitment Process

An evaluation of each applicant’s training and experience, as demonstrated in their résumé and answers to the supplemental questions, weighted 100%. Do not attach materials not requested. Only candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be placed on the equally ranked eligible list. You have 14 days from the notice of the examination results to let us know if you disagree with your results. Please read the City of Portland Administrative Rule 3.01 for complete information. Additional evaluation may be required prior to establishment of the eligible list and/or final selection.

** PLEASE NOTE: The eligible list generated from this recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies**

Recruitment Activity Schedule:
Job Posting closes: 3/15/2021

Applications Reviewed: 3/3/21- 3/19/21

Eligible List / Notices Generated: week of 3/22/21

1st Round of Interviews: Early to mid-April

2nd Round of Interviews (if needed): mid-April

Job Offer: Late April

  • Timeline is approximate and subject to change.

Applicant Instructions

Applicants must submit a professional resume and responses to the supplemental questions online, specifically focused on your qualifications for this position as identified in the “To Qualify” section of this announcement in accordance with the following Application Instructions:

Your résumé and responses to the supplemental questions will be the basis for our evaluation of your qualifications for this position. Incomplete or inappropriate information may result in disqualification.

Your responses to the supplemental questions should include details describing your education, training and/or experience, and where obtained which clearly reflects your qualifications for each of the numbered items in the “To Qualify” section of this announcement.

Your resume should support the details described in your responses to the supplemental questions.

If you are requesting Veteran’s Preference, as identified below, please describe in your responses to the supplemental questions and resume any transferrable skills obtained during your military service and how they relate to each of the required minimum qualifications under the “To Qualify” section above.

Please note, all completed applications for this position must be submitted no later than on the closing date and time of this recruitment. All applications must be submitted via the City’s online application process. Do not attach materials not requested. E-mailed and/or faxed applications will not be accepted.

Additional Information

Work Status: Non-citizen applicants must be authorized to work in the United States at the time of application.

Veterans’ Preference: If you are requesting Veterans’ Preference, attach a copy of your DD214/DD215 and/or Veterans Administration letter stating your disability to your profile, as well as checking the box identifying yourself as a Veteran. You must request Veterans’ Preference AND include a copy of your documentation for each recruitment to which you apply. Veterans’ Preference documentation must be submitted no later than the closing date and time of this recruitment.

ADA, Pregnancy, and Religious Accommodations: If you identify as a person with a disability, are pregnant or nursing, or observe a religious practice(s), and would like to request a reasonable accommodation when applying for this job, please contact the Recruiter below for assistance.

Equal Employment Opportunity: It is the policy of the City of Portland that no person shall be discriminated against based on race, religion, color, sex, marital status, family status, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or source of income. The City values diversity and encourages everyone who is interested in employment with the City to apply.

Did you know? The City of Portland offers How to Apply Classes that are free and review best practices for applying to the City. Follow the link for the most recent list of scheduled dates: www.bit.ly/howtoapplyclass

Contact Information

Tamara Larison, Senior Recruiter

Bureau of Human Resources

[email protected]

(503) 823-3523

An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer


To assist you in understanding this position and the recruitment process, we will offer an Optional Information Session that will provide you with details about the position and about the application process. You are not required to attend to apply for this job. You are welcome to join us for the optional session below:

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

12:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Hosted on Zoom Online: https://zoom.us/j/94723944466?pwd=WmlldWZGb3VHMnYwWEVZbjlGMWFHQT09

Meeting ID: 947 2394 4466

Passcode: 165518

Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/abFUDbmLMU

About the Company

Company: City of Portland, OR – 3.6

Company Location:  Oregon

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