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Seasonal Trail Maintenance Worker

at City of Hobbs

Pay: $12.32 to $14.17/hour
$12.32 - $14.17
Posted: 9/26/2019
Job Status: Seasonal
Job Reference #: 2583354

Job Description

Overall Job Objective


Maintains grounds for the golf course to include putting greens, tees, fairways, roughs, bunkers, open space areas, and other related areas.  

Essential Duties

  • Performs duties such as mowing, weed eating, edging, seeding, fertilizing, aerating, and applying pesticides, herbicides, and fungicides. 
  • Plants turf, trees, shrubs, and flowers. 
  • Prunes trees and disposes of large branches. 
  • Weed eats around fence lines, tee boxes, and sand bunkers. 
  • Maintains and cleans sand bunkers. 
  • Inspects, washes and maintains ball washers, drinking fountains, cleans bathrooms and replenishes supplies. 
  • Assists in the maintenance of sprinkler systems and the repair and installation of sprinkler lines and heads. 
  • Assists with laying cement and cement repair, basic plumbing, carpentry, landscaping and painting. 
  • Assists in the construction of new facilities, including clearing, grading, drainage, plantings and foundation work. 
  • Conducts visual inspections of golf course turf and trees to determine corrective action necessary to alleviate any problems. 
  • Performs routine cleaning and maintenance for assigned equipment.  Operates various types of  mowers, weed eaters, edgers, blowers,  hand tools, sprayers, sod cutters, chain saws, sprayers, trencher, a cement mixer and other equipment as needed. 
  • Operates heavy equipment such as a welder and cutting torch, front-end loader, forklift, and a backhoe. 
  • Operates tractors of various sizes and weight in loading, hauling and unloading of various equipment and supplies. 
  • During winter months, performs preventative maintenance on golf course facilities and equipment as needed.

Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience:
Graduation from high school or high school equivalency (HSE)
 preferred with experience in grounds maintenance and landscaping work preferred. 

  • Working knowledge of equipment, materials and supplies used in golf course turf irrigation maintenance and landscaping, and related facilities.
  • Working knowledge of basic water hydraulics, turf, soil and tree water requirements.
  • Knowledge of pesticides/herbicide sprays used in the control of common insects, rodents and weed pests.
  • Basic knowledge of carpentry, plumbing, electrical, concrete, and painting practices.
  • Ability to understand the dynamics of landscape irrigation systems.
  • Ability to work independently and to complete daily activities according to work schedule.
  • Ability to effectively communicate orally. 
  • Ability to understand, follow and transmit written and oral instructions.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with Utilities personnel, General Services personnel, Parks and Recreation personnel, Golf Course personnel, and general public.
  • Valid state issued driver's license.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain New Mexico Department of Agriculture Pesticide Applicator's License.

Physical Demands & Work Environment

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to talk and hear, or reach with hands and arms from a standing position.  The employee is frequently required to sit, stand, walk, kneel and use hands and fingers to handle feel or operate objects, tools or controls. The employee is occasionally required to lay, climb or balance, stoop, crouch or crawl.
The employee must frequently lift and/or move objects 50 pounds or more and occasionally lift and/or move 100 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works near moving mechanical parts and equipment and regularly works outdoors.  The employee occasionally works in high, precarious places and is frequently exposed to adverse weather conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and vibration.  The employee is occasionally exposed to risk of electrical shock and insect bites or stings. The noise level in the work environment is loud