Supervise and participate in the work of employees engaged in the maintenance of Park and Recreation Board golf courses to fulfill the organizations mission in serving the community. Provide golf course turf maintenance that meet the park and recreation needs of diverse communities and ensure race equity, gender inclusion and universal access.
The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board shall permanently preserve, protect, maintain, improve, and enhance its natural resources, parkland, and recreational opportunities for current and future generations. The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board exists to provide places and recreation opportunities for all people to gather, celebrate, contemplate, and engage in activities that promote health, well-being, community, and the environment.
Performs under the general supervision of the Golf Operations Manager and is responsible for, but not limited to, the following duties:
Responsible for planning, coordinating and prioritizing the work of subordinate staff and evaluate results to ensure that expectations of the customers that patronize facilities are met.
Assist MPRB in identifying and addressing the park and recreation needs of underserved and under-represented communities.
Develop and administer a comprehensive turf management program.
Direct and inspect the work of crews engaged in the maintenance activities on golf course including irrigation, fertilization, pesticide applications, grooming turf, maintaining hazards normally found on golf courses including ponds, sand traps and wildlife areas.
Monitor, inspect and if necessary, corrects turf conditions.
Responsible for applying fertilizers, insecticides, herbicides and fungicides in a safe, specific and calibrated manner in accordance with product labels and MPRB established policies.
Effectively document and inventory pesticide and fertilizer usage as required by the State of Minnesota Department of Agriculture and the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board.
Hire, train, supervise, evaluate, develop and discipline subordinate employees for development of a professional and support staff with a high degree of competence and sound judgment.
Create a work environment that encourages staff to perform to the best of their abilities and holds every employee accountable for results.
Coordinate, communicate, and interact with various MPRB trades and general contractors on golf course projects.
Plan, develop and monitor yearly budgets for golf course.
Inspect equipment for safety and monitor equipment use; make adjustments to equipment used to ensure well-groomed turf in different applications throughout the golf course.
Communicate with Golf Course Manager and golf patron on a daily basis to keep them informed of projects and turf conditions. Keep updated on upcoming events and customer concerns and makes corrections to current practices if concerns warrant.
Develop, implement, prioritize and review capital improvement projects; plans direct and inspect the work of contractors and crews performing special projects on the golf courses.
Foster and demonstrate effective leadership building in a collaborative environment including working across unit lines and forming partnerships that foster better services; eliminate barriers to achieving results; take full advantage of available resources; and provide input in the development of short and long range plans.
Evaluate programs, activities and services to ensure they are meeting planned objectives using best practices.
Enforce Park Board policies, procedures and work/safety rules in a fair and equitable manner. Conduct regular inspections on quality of work completed and follow-up with staff on work.
Establish and maintain an effective, respectful, and productive work environment and encourage professional development for all employees.
Courteously respond to the public inquiries as needed in areas of responsibility.
Perform other duties and special projects as they become apparent or are assigned
Accurately code invoices for payment and monitor expenses.
Work with contractors, architects, sales representatives and vendors and evaluates their products/services.
Participate in and promote continuing education in turf management and the computer field.
Understanding and respect for diversity of internal and external stakeholders.
Demonstrate continuous effort to improve operations, decrease turnaround times, streamline work processes, and work cooperatively and jointly to provide quality seamless customer service.
Create a healthy, safe, respectful work environment for Park Board employees, customers, and the public.
Adhere to all MPRB policies, procedures, and work/safety rules.
Foster and demonstrate effective relationship building in a collaborative environment including working across department and division lines and forming partnerships for better access and services; eliminate barriers to achieving results; take full advantage of available resources.
Establish and maintain effective, respectful, and productive working relationships across a diverse customer base and in a diverse work environment.
Negotiate and meet deadlines and prioritize issues, identifying which issues require immediate attention and taking effective and appropriate action based on that determination.
Remain current in industry best practices and apply knowledge to best serve the MPRB.
Perform related work as assigned and adapting daily work to the changing needs of the park system.
Respond effectively and in a timely manner to administrative requests.
Serve actively on MPRB committees to ensure that safety, maintenance, planning and recreation services complement and support each other in addressing community interests, issues and needs, and are in alignment with the mission, vision, values, goals and objectives of the MPRB.
Keep the department director promptly informed of matters as they relate to the unit, department and MPRB.
The Way We Work
The Employees of the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board...
Work and accept responsibility to search for, create and execute new and innovative approaches to improve the performance of Park Board services and objectives.
Assist external and internal customers to serve their needs and take responsibility for continuously improving customer service.
Foster meaningful interaction among people through the exchange of information to produce understanding.
Continuously develop and use effective strategies and interpersonal styles to engage and guide others toward the accomplishment of identified objectives and goals in the best interest of the Park Board and community.
Consistently work toward the common good of the organization and encourage others to do the same.
Conduct themselves at all times in a professionally appropriate and respectful manner.
Apply the proper safety/security practices according to established protocols, guidelines and policies.
Need to Have:
Associate's degree from an accredited college or university in Turf Management, Horticulture, or Soil Sciences.
Increasingly responsible experience in supervising/managing the care of golf courses: at least two (2) years.
A combination of education and experience may be considered.
Possess and maintain a valid driver's license.
Nice to Have:
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Turf Management, Horticulture, or Soil Sciences.
Possess and maintain a Pesticide Applicator's license within three (3) months of hire.
Skills Crucial to Success in This Role:
Specialized knowledge of turf management and disease identification, including types of grasses and pest prevention and control methods and techniques.
Knowledge of insecticides, fungicides, herbicides and fertilizers and proper calibration for their particular applications.
Knowledge of tools and equipment used in developing and maintaining golf course greens, tees, fairways, roughs and hazards including the minor repairs and maintenance of equipment.
Understanding of budget and financial procedures and record keeping.
Outstanding customer service principles and practices and standards for a diverse customer base.
Additional Salary Information: Union Represented position. After 1 year probation the candidate will be at the top step for wage.
Internal Number: REQ00443
About Minneapolis Park and Rec Board
Who We Are
Established in 1883, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) oversees a renowned urban park system spanning 6,809 acres of parkland and water. Featured among its 180 park properties are 55 miles of parkways, 102 miles of Grand Rounds biking and walking paths, 22 lakes, 12 formal gardens, 7 golf courses and 49 recreation centers. The MPRB is proud to provide services, programs and activities that meet the park and recreation needs of diverse communities and ensure race equity, gender inclusion and universal access. Altogether, MPRB properties receive about 23 million visitors annually, and employs approximately 570 full-time and 1,400 part-time and seasonal employees.
Park it here for an exciting career by joining the #1 urban park system in the United States as recognized by the Trust for Public Land in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.