EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

This is our current list of employment opportunities. If you would like to post an open position please contact Ben Ellis at: Golfturf54@gmail.com.

Job Postings are FREE for current MTC members, Non-Members for $50. Posting will be up for 30 days which then can be extended upon your request.

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  • 13 Nov 2018 5:08 AM | Ben Ellis (Administrator)


    Territory Sales Manager for Weedingtech™ Product Line

    Turf Equipment and Supply Company, an award-winning Toro distributor, has an opening for an outside sales position for the newly acquired Weedingtech line of weed control, cleaning, and sanitation products. Weedingtech is the manufacturer of the world’s leading eco-friendly weed control system, which uses patented technology for eliminating unwanted vegetation. For more information about Weedingtech, visit www.weedingtech.com

    In this position you will be responsible for sales, developing network opportunities and demand for the product line. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated and have excellent customer service, communication, presentation and public speaking skills. Bachelor's degree in business, agriculture, landscape management or equivalent combination of experience is required. Prefer at least three years’ experience in technical product field sales. Experience and/or training in irrigation, turf management, agronomy or landscape management is a plus. Candidates must be proficient in the use of personal computers and business software applications and have a strong technical aptitude.

    We offer attractive, competitive compensation and benefits including medical, dental, life, short-term disability, paid vacation and personal days, 401(k) and profit-sharing program. If you think this opportunity is a fit for you, please send your resume to Lance Ernst at lanceernst@turf-equipment.com

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  • 23 Aug 2018 5:58 AM | Ben Ellis (Administrator)

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    Athletic Fields Manager/Groundskeeper

    Under the supervision of the Superintendent of Grounds this position will coordinate, supervise, and participate in maintenance of all campus athletic and intramural fields, including immediate surroundings. Position will prepare and conduct seasonal turf maintenance plans for all athletic competition and practice fields.  Will participate in the maintenance of sand-based, irrigated, hybrid bermuda turf and artificial turf playing surfaces. Tasks will include mowing, painting and striping, grading, irrigating, seeding, sodding, top dressing, dragging, fertilizing, weed control, and other maintenance tasks as required. This position will advise and perform turf grass maintenance needs for campus general turf as needed. Position is responsible for preparation of outdoor court areas (tennis courts, volleyball courts) for practice and competition events. This position applies pesticides and herbicides as needed.  Performs safety inspections on field and court surfaces.  Position will operate and oversee general maintenance and care of heavy equipment.  Operates various power tools and equipment.  Performs general grounds maintenance tasks of a standardized nature involving the operation of motorized equipment and a variety of hand tools. Position will perform duties as assigned during hazard weather events, daily campus and event cleanup as well as assist other staff in general maintenance requirements. Supervision of staff will be required as needed or assigned by Superintendent.

    Qualifications:  Required:  High School Diploma or GED with 3-5 years previous experience in athletic turf maintenance or similar field or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Position requires a valid Virginia driver’s license. Minimum requirement is possession of a Registered Technician License for Turf. 

    Preferred Requirements:   Commercial Turf Applicators License and Associate or BS degree in turf management.

    Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Position is available immediately.  Apply here or you may also mail your application materials to:  Human Resources, Hampden-Sydney College, P.O. Box 127, Hampden-Sydney, VA 23943.  Hampden-Sydney College welcomes applications from minority candidates and is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.


  • 05 Jun 2018 6:44 PM | Ben Ellis (Administrator)


    Groundskeeper

    Washington, DC

    Join a prominent non-profit organization located on 60-acres of the most beautiful grounds in Washington, DC. The Protestant Episcopal Cathedral Foundation, including the Washington National Cathedral and three schools, offers a diverse and collaborative work environment and we are currently seeking a Groundskeeper to join our Facilities Services Department.  

    Reporting to the Assistant Director of Horticulture and Grounds, the Groundskeeper will carry out all grounds maintenance including mulching, leaf removal, mowing, trash pick-up, and snow removal.  The Groundskeeper also acts as general laborer to assist with turf and landscape renovations, irrigation projects, office moves, and special work orders.

    Ideal candidates will possess a minimum of one year experience in landscaping and grounds maintenance plus a valid driver’s license and good driving record. A degree or certification in turf or landscape management is a plus.

    A full position guide is available at www.pecf.org/employment.

    The Protestant Episcopal Cathedral Foundation seeks interest from those who will contribute to an atmosphere in which diversity is valued and supported. To apply, send a letter of interest and résumé, and please note job code ­DZ-9.  E-mail to foundationjobs@cathedral.org; or fax to (202) 537-5661; or mail to Protestant Episcopal Cathedral Foundation,

    Human ResourcesDept., Massachusetts & Wisconsin Aves., NW, Washington, DC  20016-5098.


  • 13 Feb 2018 7:58 PM | Ben Ellis (Administrator)

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    AGRONOMIST I, TURF 

    AND SEED 

    (CONTRACTUAL)

    Recruitment #18-002250-0001

    DEPARTMENT MDA Ofc of Plan Ind & Pest Mgmt - Turf & Seed
    DATE OPENED 2/12/2018 5:15:00 PM
    FILING DEADLINE 3/6/2018 11:59:00 PM
    SALARY $18.64/hour
    EMPLOYMENT TYPE Full-Time 
    HR ANALYST Hazel Day
    WORK LOCATION Anne Arundel 

    Go Back Click HERE to apply Click HERE to view benefits

    GRADE

    14

    LOCATION OF POSITION

    50 Harry S. Truman Parkway, Annapolis, MD 21401

    Main Purpose Of Job

    Manages the supervised seed mixing program. Assists the certification manager in all aspects of the seed and turfgrass certification program of the Turf and Seed Section.

    POSITION DUTIES

    Manages and supervises the mixing program of seed lots in accordance with the appropriate seed regulations. Approves component seed lots, calculates batch sheets in excel format, and performs calculations when changes are necessary. Samples component seed lots and prints tags intended for use in this program. Schedules inspectors to supervise mixes.

    Assists the certification manager with the seed certification program to insure that all Maryland certified seed meets established standards. Performs field inspections on soybeans and small grains. Samples seed lots according to protocol of the Association of Official Seed Analysts.

    Assists the certification manager with the turfgrass certification program to insure that all Maryland certified turfgrass meets established standards. Performs field inspections on certified turfgrass fields.

    Identifies weed, disease, insect and agronomic problems and makes appropriate recommendations to growers.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

    Education: Possession of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with at least 24 semester credit hours in one or more of the following; agriculture, agronomy, botany, crops, horticulture, plant pathology, or soils. 

    Experience: One year of experience in agronomic, horticultural, seed or sod work. 

    Note: 

    1. Possession of a master’s degree from an accredited college or university in agriculture, agronomy, botany, crops, horticulture, plant pathology or soils may be substituted for one year of the required experience.

     2. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in soil science classifications or soil science specialty codes in the soil science field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and education. 

    LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

    Candidates appointed to positions in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle.

    Employees assigned such duties may be required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland.

    SELECTION PROCESS

    Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment.  All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year.

    BENEFITS

    Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program (the Program), have a current employment contract and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents.  As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.

    FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

    Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the online or paper application.

    Online applications are STRONGLY preferred, however paper applications will be accepted from candidates who may not have internet access.  All paper applications must be received by 4:30 PM on the closing date, no exceptions.  (Postmarks not accepted.)  

    If you are submitting additional information, such as transcripts, the preferred method is to upload them online with your application.  If you are unable to upload, you may mail, hand-deliver or fax (HR Fax # 443-602-9831).  Mailing Address: Maryland Department of Agriculture, Human Resource Office, Room 304, 50 Harry S. Truman Parkway, Annapolis, MD  21401.

    For questions concerning this recruitment, please contact: Hazel Day at 410-841-5840 or hazel.day@maryland.gov

    Leave may be granted to a temporary/contractual employee who has worked 120 days in a 12 month period. This leave accrues at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked, not to exceed 40 hours per calendar year. 

     TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

    As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.



    Click on a link below to apply for this position:

    Fill out the Application NOW using the Internet. Apply Online
    Apply via Paper Application. You may also download and complete the Paper Application here.


  • 31 Jan 2018 6:09 PM | Ben Ellis (Administrator)

    Athletic Field Renovation and 

    Construction Supervisor (14763, 

    Grade 22)


    Salary 

    $52,480.00 - $89,803.00 Annually

    Location 

    Montgomery County, MD

    Job Type

    Career Full-Time

    Department

    REGION SOUTH - CABIN JOHN MAINTENANCE

    Job Number

    14763

    Closing

    3/8/2018 11:59 PM Eastern

    Description

    The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, a six-time National Recreation and Parks Association Gold Medal Award Winner, is seeking an Athletic Field Renovation and Construction Supervisor for the Southern Parks Division, Montgomery County Department of Parks located in Chevy Chase, Maryland.  The Montgomery County Department of Parks serves a diverse population of over one million residents in Montgomery County, Maryland, by managing more than 419 parks on approximately 37,000 acres of parkland.  The Department serves an estimated 14 million visitors per year, with an annual operating budget of about $100 million, and a career staff of nearly 800 employees.


    Athletic Field Renovation and Construction Supervisor coordinates daily activities of a crew or crews of full-time and part-time athletic field staff to perform a wide range of highly specialized and technical assignments. This position will possess the ability to evaluate present on-site grading and develop plans to increase positive drainage while matching surrounding existing grades. Incumbents may provide direction to lead the work of crew leaders or related crew members engaged in project work. Performs other related duties as assigned.

    Examples of Important Duties
    • Plans, schedules, and assigns the work of athletic field operations staff (Leaders, park workers, temporary employees, volunteers). Recruits, selects, and trains staff. Evaluates work and counsels/coaches staff for improvement. Approves time cards and leave requests. Documents employee accidents and injuries.
    • Provides input and makes recommendations concerning major renovation or park development projects, park master plans, CIP projects, etc. as requested for geographical area. Works with other Commission divisions to ensure that plans and specifications meet athletic field program goals and objectives.
    • Conducts meetings with community and user groups within geographical area to plan programs, identify needs, resolve problems, promote customer service, etc. Develops strategies, action plans, and coordinates the necessary resources to accomplish objectives.
    • Coordinates and facilitates special programs and events within geographical area (Equipment expos, tours, tournaments, etc.). Develops publicity materials to promote activity. Allocates necessary resources (personnel and budget) to achieve a successful program or event.
    • Researches technical publications, professional organizations, or other government agencies to identify trends or seek information that would be useful to develop programs, solve problems, or enhance Montgomery Parks athletic fields.
    • Researches technical publications, professional organizations, or other government agencies to identify trends or seek information that would be useful to develop programs, solve problems, or enhance Montgomery Parks athletic fields.
    • Responsibilities include advanced skills and knowledge in pesticide application, soils, turf grass, and athletic field management to include soil textures, compaction, grading, construction, native, modified, and sand based systems; turf grass varieties in establishment and maintenance, plant identification, disease and insect identification; athletic field design, layout, and drainage.
    • On-site field inspections, project management which will require advanced knowledge of specialized machinery and techniques. Inspects and identifies athletic field safety issues, estimates staff and equipment requirements for projects, obtains construction and sediment control permits, coordinates projects and activities with other commission units.
    • Ability to understand laser transit operations, solve complex issues with advance laser technology, and modify grades to produce positive drainage.
    • Plans work, an extreme attention to detail in daily activities to ensure successful projects and writing reports and instructions.
    • Writes, designs, and interprets specifications for projects and contract supervision for athletic field construction, renovation, and maintenance.
    • Manages annual budget and ongoing project budgets, controls expenditures in accordance with approved budget. Obtains bids and price quotes, and initiates purchase requisitions and check requests. Approves payment within budget.
    • Manages multiple work units, assigns and evaluates unit's accomplishments and work program, evaluates work, counsels/coaches staff for improvement.
    • Prepares records and reports. Maintains budgetary and personnel records. Develops and writes memoranda, publicity materials, financial reports, activity reports, etc. Oversees inventory of supplies and materials. Issues permits, licenses, etc. as appropriate.
    • Must have excellent communication skills to respond to both external and internal inquires and provide training and technical instructions as needed.
    • Inspect and approve materials, install approved materials to very specific specifications with advanced techniques used in the athletic field renovation and construction industry.
    • Ability to understand grading plans and specifications to work with architects and engineers for new construction and progress meetings.
    • Ability to apply research and recommendations into application to improve soil and turf grass quality.
    • Must calculate and make analytical decisions about moisture levels on a daily basis to modify the current project plans.
    • Ability to adhere and document IPM policies and make information based decisions for pest pressures.
    • Ability to maintain records of expenditures, time cards, inventory, pesticide use, nutrient applications, accidents, and injuries. 
    • Responsibilities include advanced skills and knowledge in pesticide application, soils, turf grass, and athletic field management to include soil textures, compaction, grading, construction, native, modified, and sand based systems; turf grass varieties in establishment and maintenance, plant identification, disease and insect identification; athletic field design, layout, and drainage.
    • On-site field inspections, project management which will require advanced knowledge of specialized machinery and techniques. Inspects and identifies athletic field safety issues, estimates staff and equipment requirements for projects, obtains construction and sediment control permits, coordinates projects and activities with other commission units.
    • Ability to understand laser transit operations, solve complex issues with advance laser technology, and modify grades to produce positive drainage.
    • Plans work, an extreme attention to detail in daily activities to ensure successful projects and writing reports and instructions.
    • Writes, designs, and interprets specifications for projects and contract supervision for athletic field construction, renovation, and maintenance.
    • Manages annual budget and ongoing project budgets, controls expenditures in accordance with approved budget. Obtains bids and price quotes, and initiates purchase requisitions and check requests. Approves payment within budget.
    • Manages multiple work units, assigns and evaluates unit's accomplishments and work program, evaluates work, counsels/coaches staff for improvement.
    • Prepares records and reports. Maintains budgetary and personnel records. Develops and writes memoranda, publicity materials, financial reports, activity reports, etc. Oversees inventory of supplies and materials. Issues permits, licenses, etc. as appropriate.
    • Must have excellent communication skills to respond to both external and internal inquires and provide training and technical instructions as needed.
    • Inspect and approve materials, install approved materials to very specific specifications with advanced techniques used in the athletic field renovation and construction industry.
    • Ability to understand grading plans and specifications to work with architects and engineers for new construction and progress meetings.
    • Ability to apply research and recommendations into application to improve soil and turf grass quality.
    • Must calculate and make analytical decisions about moisture levels on a daily basis to modify the current project plans.
    • Ability to adhere and document IPM policies and make information based decisions for pest pressures.
    • Ability to maintain records of expenditures, time cards, inventory, pesticide use, nutrient applications, accidents, and injuries.
    • Skilled with large heavy specialty soil and turf grass improvement 

    Working Conditions:
    Primarily works outdoors' work conditions may include exposure to dust, vibration, noise, and chemicals, as well as exposure to adverse weather conditions (heat, cold, snow, rain, etc.). The work may require the use of protective devices such as masks, googles, gloves, or full personal protection equipment. Work requires constant bending, lifting, and carrying of heavy objects of up to 100 pounds. On-call 24 hours for emergencies.
     
    Bilingual encouraged to apply.
     Minimum Qualifications

    1. Bachelor's degree in park management/administration, outdoor recreation, natural sciences, or related field, and two years of progressively responsible experience which includes park operations program planning and development and supervision of staff; or

    2. An equivalent combination of education and experience.

    3. Valid driver's license.

    4. Additionally, contingent upon area of assignment, some positions in this class may require:

    a. Commercial Driver's License with appropriate endorsements upon appointment, or the ability to acquire one within six months.
    b. Maryland Department of Agriculture Pesticide Applicator's certification in the categories appropriate to the work assignment.
    c. Certification by the National Playground Safety Institute.

    AgencyThe Maryland-National Capital Park & Planning Commission

    Address6611 Kenilworth Avenue
    Suite 103 
    Riverdale, Maryland, 20737.

    Phone301-454-1411 

    Websitehttp://www.mncppc.org/jobs


  • 31 Jan 2018 5:51 PM | Ben Ellis (Administrator)

    Athletic Field Renovation and 

    Construction Leader (14764, Grade 18)

    Salary 

    $46,293.00 - $79,213.00 Annually

    Location 

    Montgomery County, MD

    Job Type

    Career Full-Time

    Department

    REGION SOUTH - CABIN JOHN MAINTENANCE

    Job Number

    14764

    Closing

    3/8/2018 11:59 PM Easten Standard Time 

    Description

    The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, a six-time National Recreation and Parks Association Gold Medal Award Winner, is seeking an Athletic Field Renovation and Construction Leader for the Southern Parks Division, Montgomery County Department of Parks located in Chevy Chase, Maryland.  The Montgomery County Department of Parks serves a diverse population of over one million residents in Montgomery County, Maryland, by managing more than 419 parks on approximately 37,000 acres of parkland.  The Department serves an estimated 14 million visitors per year, with an annual operating budget of about $100 million, and a career staff of nearly 800 employees.


    Under the supervision of an Athletic Field Renovation and Construction Supervisor, performs a wide variety of professional park operations and administrative work to assist in the planning and implementation of programs and projects within a geographical area. A geographical area includes diverse park facilities and structures that are found within the park system (e.g. regional, recreational, local, neighborhood, conservation, special and stream valley parks).
     
    Athletic Field Renovation and Construction Leader supervises the daily activities of a crew or crews of full-time and part-time athletic field equipment operators to perform a wide range of highly specialized and technical assignments. This position will possess the ability to evaluate present on-site grading and develop plans to increase positive drainage while matching surrounding existing grades. Incumbents may provide direction to lead the work of crew leaders or related crew members engaged in project work. Performs other related duties as assigned.

    Example of some duties:

    • Responsibilities include advanced skills and knowledge in pesticide application, soils, grading, texture modifications, compaction, construction, native, modified, and sand based systems; turf grass varieties in establishment and maintenance, plant identification, athletic field design, layout, and drainage.
    • On-site field inspections, project management which will require advanced knowledge of specialized machinery and techniques.  
    • Ability to understand laser transit operations, solve complex issues with advance laser technology, and modify grades to match previous drainage.
    • Plans work, an extreme attention to detail in daily activities to ensure successful projects and writing reports and instructions.
    • Manages project budget for supplies and staff time. Obtains bids and price quotes, and writes purchase orders.
    • Supervises designated personnel. Prepares performance ratings and counsels and coaches employees for performance improvement. Recruits, selects, and trains designated staff. Assigns and schedules work, approves time cards, leave requests, accident and injury reports as required.
    • Must have excellent communication skills to respond to both external and internal inquiries and provide training and technical instructions as needed.
    • Inspect and approve materials, install approved materials to very specific specifications with advanced techniques used in the athletic field renovation and construction industry.
    • Ability to understand grading plans and specifications to work with architects and engineers for new construction and progress meetings.
    • Ability to apply research and recommendations into application to improve soil and turf grass quality.
    • Must perform and make analytical decisions about moisture levels on a daily basis to modify the current project plans.
    • Ability to adhere and document IPM policies and make information based decisions for pest pressures.
    • Ability to maintain records of expenditures, time cards, inventory, pesticide use, nutrient applications, accidents, and injuries.
    • Skilled with large heavy specialty soil and turf grass improvement equipment with complex operations to improve infiltration rates, drainage, soil health, turf grass quality and safety of the fields, which requires operating various equipment weighing 10,001 or more pounds and transport non-hazardous and hazardous materials that requires placards under Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations.
    • Leads work to perform construction, maintenance and repairs with specialty athletic field renovation and construction equipment. Leads crew to install construction fences, rebuilding pitching mounds, repair irrigation systems, identifies and corrects player safety issues.
    • Leads crews to carry out large construction/renovation projects. Constructs/renovates infields, establishes cool and warm season grasses, grades athletic fields for positive drainage.
    • Will work with Park Development and Design, Facilities Management Division, Specialized athletic field contractors.
    • Computer skills to include Microsoft office, video editing, virtual conferencing.
    Strongly Prefer:
    • Commercial Driver's License Class A
    • Maryland Pesticide License in 3C Turf
    • Maryland Professional Fertilizer Applicators Certification
     
    Working Conditions:
    Primarily works outdoors' work conditions may include exposure to dust, vibration, noise, and chemicals, as well as exposure to adverse weather conditions (heat, cold, snow, rain, etc.). The work may require the use of protective devices such as masks, googles, gloves, or full personal protection equipment. Work requires constant bending, lifting, and carrying of heavy objects of up to 100 pounds. On-call 24 hours for emergencies.
     
    Bilingual applicants encouraged to apply.
      Minimum Qualifications

    1. Bachelor's degree in park management/administration, outdoor recreation, natural sciences, or a related field and one year of park management experience that included supervision and leadership of a staff; or

    2. An equivalent combination of education and experience.

    3. Valid driver's license.

    4. Additionally, contingent upon area of assignment, some positions in this class may require:
    a. Commercial Driver's License with appropriate endorsements upon appointment, or the ability to acquire one within six months.
    b. Maryland Department of Agriculture Pesticide Applicator's certification in the categories appropriate to the work assignment.
    c. Certification by the National Playground Safety Institute.

    AgencyThe Maryland-National Capital Park & Planning Commission

    Address6611 Kenilworth Avenue
    Suite 103 
    Riverdale, Maryland, 20737.

    Phone301-454-1411 

    Websitehttp://www.mncppc.org/jobs


  • 18 Jan 2018 2:55 AM | Ben Ellis (Administrator)

    Assistant Manager-Newsom Seed

    Newsom Seed is seeking a full-time Assistant Manager for our headquarters location in Fulton, Maryland. The Assistant Manager will assist with sales, administrative & clerical duties, customer service, and warehouse operations. Practical agronomic and or turf knowledge experience preferred. Must possess a valid driver’s license with a safe driving record. Compensation based on experience.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    Assist the Manager with routine procedures such as deliveries, cycle counts, annual inventory counts, and end of the day procedures;

    Provide customer service in a helpful and professional manner;

    Respond to inquiries and assist customers with the sale of products over the telephone and/or email;

    Maintain the cleanliness and organization of the office.

    Qualifications:

     1.      High School diploma and two years of supervisory experience or equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

    2.      Working knowledge of computers.

    3.     Bi-lingual is preferred.

    4.      Ability to perform cash and credit card transactions.

    5.      Practical agronomic and or turf knowledge experience preferred. This would include, but not being limited to landscaping, pest control, golf course maintenance or experience with pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers and fungicides.

    6.      Ability to learn the operation of the facility.

    7.      Strong communication, customer service and excellent problem-solving skills.

    8.   Ability to operate a forklift to load and unload trucks when necessary

    9.   Strength and dexterity necessary to perform all required tasks, including lifting, stooping, bending, and working in tiring and uncomfortable positions. Must have ability to lift and move items equivalent to or greater than 50 pounds, climb ladders, and operate equipment.

    10.   Regular and predictable attendance is an essential function of the position.

    Position available: immediately.  Please send resumes to Perry Whaley via email: Perry@newsomseed.com        


  • 18 Dec 2017 8:00 AM | Ben Ellis (Administrator)
  • 15 Oct 2017 7:25 PM | Ben Ellis (Administrator)

    THE MARYLAND-NATIONAL CAPITAL PARK AND PLANNING COMMISSIONThe Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission

    Job Title: Athletic Field Senior Equipment Operator (14765, 14766, Grade T04)
    Closing Date/Time: Mon. 10/30/17 11:59 PM Eastern Time
    Salary: $19.66 - $33.65 Hourly
    $40,897.00 - $69,983.00 Annually 
    Job Type: Career Full-Time
    Location: Montgomery County, Maryland

    Description  Benefit

    The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC), a six-time National Recreation and Parks Association Gold Medal Award Winner, is seeking two Athletic Field Senior Equipment Operators to work within Montgomery County Department of Parks, Southern Parks Division, Cabin John Maintenance.  The department serves a diverse population of over one million residents in Montgomery County, Maryland, and manages 419 parks on more than 37,000 acres of parkland.  The Department has an annual operating budget of over $100 million, a six-year Capital Improvement Program of over $180 million, and a career staff of nearly 800 employees.

    Southern Parks Division meets both local and regional leisure needs by providing opportunities for a wide variety of outdoor recreational activities in the most densely populated areas of Montgomery County.  Its mission is to provide users with choices of active and passive recreation in parks and facilities that are safe and well-managed; and to apply best practices of stormwater management and stewardship for both undeveloped land, and our build resources located within the natural environment.
     
    Athletic equipment operators analyze situations, and exercise judgment to best complete project tasks; extremely unusual situations or challenges are reported to the supervisor. This position will possess the ability to evaluate present on-site grading and develop plans to increase positive drainage while matching surrounding existing grades. Incumbents may provide direction to lead the work of team leaders or related team members engaged in project work. Performs other related duties as assigned.

    This position will be required to work both the Southern and Northern Regions.  This position is based out of Cabin John. 
     Examples of Important Duties:
    • Responsibilities include advanced skills and knowledge in heavy equipment operations including but not limited to skid steers, front end loaders, precision laser graders, top-dressers, advanced aerification equipment, large and small tractor controls and function.
    • On-site minor repairs and inspections equipment which will require advanced knowledge of specialized machinery operations.
    • Ability to understand laser transit operations, solve complex issues with advance laser technology, and modify grades to match previous drainage.
    • Plans work, an extreme attention to detail in daily activities to ensure successful projects and writing reports and instructions
    • Manages area operation staff
    • Must have excellent communication skills to respond to both external and internal inquires and provide training and technical instructions as needed.
    • Inspect and approve materials, install approved materials to very specific specifications with advanced techniques used in the athletic field renovation and construction industry.
    • Provides advanced equipment operation to improve soil and turf grass quality on athletic fields.
    • The ability to work independently or with a crew to improve athletic surface conditions for turf users.
    • Must perform and make analytical decisions about moisture levels on a daily basis to modify the current project plans.
    • Skilled working with large heavy specialty soil and turf grass improvement equipment with complex operations to improve infiltration rates, drainage, soil health, turf grass quality and safety of the fields.
    • Equipment will include but not limited to: large area power take-off soil de-compaction equipment, skid steers, top-dressers, vegetation removal equipment, and complex nutrient modification machinery.
    • Must operate large trucks with trailers to mobilize equipment onsite daily that require a CDL Class A license to construct, renovation, and improve maintenance on athletic fields.
    Will work with Park Development and Design, Facilities Management Division, Specialized athletic field contractors
     Minimum Qualifications:
    1. High school diploma or GED, and
    2. Three years of equipment operation, including a minimum of one year of experience using heavy equipment; or
    3. An equivalent combination of education and experience.
    4. Must possess a Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with appropriate endorsements at time of employment.
    5. Successfully pass Commission medical examination.


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