Greenskeeper - City of Brockton, MA

February 26, 2020 10:15 AM | Julie Heston (Administrator)

Job Description:
Salary: $47,154 - $48,922

Performs contour lawn mowing of tees, greens, fairways, and roughs using rotary, hydraulic, and triplex machines; cuts and trims hedges and shrubs; applied fertilizers, fungicides, insecticides, pesticides, limestone, and other chemicals; trims around fences, trees, and other areas; spreads loam.  Performs general maintenance on golf carts, including changing fluids, greasing, and checking tires and batteries; maintains mowers and cutting units.  Uses chain saw to cut wood; performs building maintenance duties for golf course buildings.  Keeps records of daily receipts and enters information into computer system; makes deposits; may order supplies.  Operates computerized automatic irrigation system.  Performs similar or related duties as required, or as situation dictates.

Works under the direct supervision of the General Foreman; follows an established schedule to complete assigned tasks. 

Work is performed outside with exposure to constant loud noise and potential exposure to mowers and equipment with moving mechanical parts; outdoor work may be performed in adverse weather conditions with exposure to hazards associated with the use of equipment.  Some repair work is performed in shop conditions.  Workload is subject to seasonal fluctuations.  Operates hand and power tools, light trucks, and light and heavy equipment, such as front-end loaders, hydraulic motors, and chain saws.  Generally has contact with other employees and incidental contact with users of the golf course.  Errors could result in personal injury and damage to the grass and equipment.


Education and Experience: High school diploma required; three years of landscaping experience and turf management experience desirable; experience with maintaining and repairing small engines and related work; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Valid Massachusetts Commercial Driver's License and Massachusetts Pesticide Applicator's License Preferred.

Knowledge of techniques of turf care and the operation of mowers and related landscaping equipment; knowledge of safety practices and procedure; some knowledge of golf.  Ability to perform landscaping work; ability to maintain and repair small engines; ability to use power tools, hand tools, and specialized equipment.  Landscaping and maintenance skills; skill in operation of equipment and tools.

Most work is performed outside and requires strenuous physical effort; some work is performed in shop conditions.  Strenuous physical effort is generally required to perform duties.  Frequently required to use hands to operate equipment, walk, stand, sit, speak, hear, reach with hands and arms, balance, crouch, crawl, stoop, and climb.  Stamina is required to work in adverse weather conditions.  Required to lift or move items weighing up to sixty pounds.  Physical ability to use power and hand tools, drive motor vehicles, and operate and drive various pieces of special maintenance equipment.  Vision requirements include the ability to read routine documents and operate vehicles and equipment

Additional Information:
The City of Brockton provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, genetic information, pregnancy or a pregnancy-related condition, or membership in any other protected class.  The City of Brockton complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in all locations in which the City operates.  This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment.

As a condition of employment the City of Brockton will conduct a MA Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check once an offer has been accepted.
The City of Brockton, Section 2-110 of the Revised Ordinances of the City of Brockton mandates that at the time of employment you must be a resident of the City of Brockton or shall, within one (1) year of employment establish residency within the City.

City of Brockton is an Equal Opportunity / ADA Compliant /Affirmative Action Employer

Application Instructions:
Applicants interested in applying MUST submit the following documents via this online process:

  •     Resume/Cv
  •     Cover Letter
  •     Copy of an unattested driving record from the RMV (It is recommended that you redact any personal information such as your Driver's License Number or Social Security Number from any documents submitted)

For more information and to apply - click here

Application deadline is  Mar 10, 2020 - 11:59 PM EDT

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