Golf Course Equipment Mechanic (Greenskeeper III) – City of Portland – Eastmoreland Golf Course

Job Listing Posted:

Golf Course Equipment Mechanic (Greenskeeper III)

City of Portland

Salary: $31.99 – $38.75 Hourly

Job Type: Regular

Job Number: 2024-00371

Location: Eastmoreland Golf Course, OR

Bureau: Portland Parks & Recreation

Closing: 4/22/2024 11:59 PM Pacific

The Position

Job Appointment: Full-Time
Work Schedule:

• May – September: 5:00 am – 1:30 pm* Monday – Friday (possible weekends)
• October – April: 6:00am – 2:30pm* Monday – Friday (possible weekends)
• *Days and hours may change due to seasonal needs.
• Employee may be required to work weekends and holidays.

Work Location: Eastmoreland Golf Course, 2425 SE Bybee Blvd, Portland, OR 97202
Benefit: Please check our benefits tab for an overview of benefits for this position
Language Pay Premium Eligible: This position is or may be eligible for for qualifying employees.

Union Representation: LiUNA Laborers’ Local 483 – City Laborers. To view this labor agreement, please click

Application Material: Please click APPLY to submit your application via the City of Portland’s online portal. You will need to respond to the supplemental questions and attach a resume.

Position Summary:
The Greenskeeper III serves as a Golf Course Equipment Mechanic within Portland Parks and Recreation. This role is responsible for executing mechanical repairs, maintenance, and modifications on equipment utilized in golf course operations. Additionally, the Golf Course Equipment Mechanic oversees others in the proper utilization of equipment and grounds maintenance. This position may entail maintenance of golf course greens, grounds, and facilities, including irrigation systems. The Greenskeeper III directs, trains, and evaluates the work of others to ensure adherence to grounds care standards and equipment operation protocols.

What you’ll get to do:
• Provide proper use and care of golf turf equipment operation and care.
• Diagnose, repair, and maintain specialized golf course equipment.
• Rebuild engines, sharpen mowing reels, bed knives.
• Provide daily maintenance and adjustment of equipment.
• Perform light welding.
• Troubleshoot hydraulic and electrical systems.
• Keep computerized records and purchase parts and supplies.
• Work effectively with industry representatives, salesmen, service people and fellow employees.
• Perform all aspects of routine golf course maintenance.
• Apply a working knowledge of disease identification and pesticide applications.
• Provide irrigation troubleshooting and scheduling.
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with crews, other employees, and the public.
• Maintain a current Oregon Pesticide License.

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.

Virtual Zoom Meet & Greet Opportunity Come meet the hiring manager and the senior recruiter! We’ll be talking about the position duties and responsibilities, day to day life in the role, review the announcement, discuss how to apply, and answer questions you may have about the position.

March 27, 2024 12:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
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Meeting ID: 840 4089 7187
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Contact Information:
TroyLynn Craft
Senior Recruiter

To Qualify

The following minimum qualifications are required for this position:

• Knowledge of golf course grounds maintenance and equipment operations.
• Experience in troubleshooting, diagnosing, and repairing golf course equipment.
• Experience sharpening golf course reel mowers.
• Experience in effectively instructing others in the safe use of golf course equipment.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and diverse communities and work constructively as a team. Applicants must also possess:

• A valid state driver’s license and an the time of appointment.

• A Public Pesticide Applicator’s License (must be obtained within 6 months of appointment).

The Recruitment Process

STEP 1: Apply online between March 25 and April 22, 2024

Required Application Materials:

• Resume
• Answer to the Supplemental Questions (click on the Questions tab to preview the questions)

Optional Application Materials:

• If you would like to request Veteran’s Preference, please submit your Veteran documents (ex, DD214-Member 4, VA Benefit Letter, etc.) by the closing date of the recruitment.

Application Tips:

• 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.
• Salary Range/Equity Pay Analysis: Please note per the your salary is determined based on the experience and education listed in your resume/application. It is strongly encouraged to include any transferable experience (paid or unpaid regardless of how recent) to ensure your offer is reflective of all directly related and equivalent experience.
• Do not attach any additional documents.
• Please note, all completed applications for this position must be submitted no later than on the closing date and time of this recruitment.

Step 2: Minimum Qualification Evaluation: Week of April 22, 2024

• An evaluation of each applicant’s training and paid and unpaid experience, as demonstrated in their resume and supplemental questions, weighted 100%.
• Your resume 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.
• You have 14 days from the notice of the minimum qualification evaluation results to let us know if you would like to review and discuss your evaluation result. Please read the City of Portland for complete information.
• Additional evaluation may be required prior to establishment of the eligible list and/or final selection.

Step 3: Establishment of Eligible List: Week of April 29, 2024

• Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be placed on the equally ranked eligible list.
• Please note, the selection process may take up to 90 days from the notification of being placed on the eligible list.

Step 4: Selection (Interview): May

• Hiring bureau will review and select candidates for an interview.
• Please note, the selection process may take up to 90 days from the notification of being placed on the eligible list.

Step 5: Offer of Employment: June

Step 6: Start Date:

• A start date will be determined after all conditions of employment have been met.

*Timeline is approximate and subject to change.

Additional Information for additional information regarding the following:

• City of Portland Core Values
• Recruitment Process – Work Status
• Equal Employment Opportunity
• Veteran Preference
• ADA, Pregnancy, and Religious Accommodations

An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer

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