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Job opening: Tractor Operator (Gardener)

Salary: $20 per hour
Published at: Mar 28 2024
Employment Type: Intermittent
About the position: This is a Temporary Flexible (part-time) position, not to exceed 15 November 2024 and will be assigned to the Eaglewood Golf Course at Join Base Langley-Eustis, VA. This position does not have guaranteed work hours. You may be scheduled from 0 to 40 hours per week. The purpose of this position is to plan and perform seasonal gardening and grounds maintenance duties associated with the golf course. The position requires the use of motor vehicles and tractors.

Duties

Maintain the grasses of the golf course by operating both field and farm-type tractor on level or rolling terrain. Frequently operates towed or attached equipment (e.g., mowers, aerators, plow spreaders, harrows, sprayers) manipulating both tractor and equipment controls at the same time through hydraulic or mechanical controls. Operates boom slope mowers to cut grass on slopes while operating the tractor on level ground along roads. Operates tractors and equipment between shrubs and trees; along fences and curbs; in snowy or marshy areas; and in areas where tree limbs, bushes and rocks are more likely to cause clogging or jamming of the equipment. Determines equipment operations for maneuvering over level or rolling terrain that are appropriate to the operating characteristics of the tractor and towed or attached equipment. Operates a variety of gasoline, diesel or electric powered-wheeled vehicles, such as platform trucks, van trucks, stake trucks or dump trucks that typically have a gross vehicle weight (GVW) of more than I 0,000 and up to 26,000 pounds. Uses and maintains a variety of hand and power operated garden tools and equipment such as seeders, spreaders, edgers, hedge trimmers, pruning shears, sprayers, spades, hoes, weed eaters, rakes and mowers. Washes, cleans, oils, sharpens, lubricates and performs minor maintenance on equipment. Determines when and how to plant/transplant flowers, shrubs, grass and trees based on seasonal schedules or project plans for the golf course, suitability of the weather, degree of moisture in the soil and stage of plant growth. Determines quantities of plants, seeds, fertilizer and other materials needed for specific areas. Landscapes assigned areas and determines need for spreading topsoil, fertilizing, liming, seeding, planting and watering. Mows and trims grass; weeds flowerbeds; waters lawn and nursery; and prunes/trims shrubs and trees to obtain the shape, size and growth required. Performs grounds maintenance work such as mowing, weeding, watering, pruning and trimming, sod, selecting and applying established gardening methods. Makes proper cuts using pruning shears, saws, and other tools; seals tree wounds with coating mixtures in order to protect and minimize damage. Observes all safety rules and regulations pertaining to vehicle operation. Performs pre-check and post-check on all equipment used to include tractors and vehicles. Monitors equipment and vehicles during use and reports any issues immediately. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Requirements

  • This position requires the incumbent to complete a background investigation with favorable results.
  • This position requires shift work to provide coverage on evenings, weekends, holidays, or special situations.
  • This position requires the completion of a pre-employment Physical Examination and one every three years thereafter to ensure the continued, required level of physical health and ability or fitness to perform the duties of the position.
  • This position is subject to a pre-employment screening, and random testing thereafter, to include testing based on reasonable suspicion and testing due to direct involvement with an on-duty accident.
  • The duties of this position require the incumbent to possess or obtain and maintain a valid state Driver's License in one of the 50 U.S. states or possessions to operate vehicles.

Qualifications

Who May Apply: Open to everyone. Applicants will be categorized by preference(s) and/or priority consideration eligibilities. An applicant's eligibility will be determined based on eligibility claimed in the questionnaire and proof of eligibility MUST be provided with application by the closing date, 04/15/2024 Business Based Action, Military Spouse Preference, Outside Applicant Veteran, Spouse/Widow/Parent of Veteran, and Transition Hiring Preference In order to qualify, you must meet the experience requirements described below. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if the position allows for qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Qualifying Experience: Must have experience which demonstrates knowledge of seasonal gardening tasks, such as; fertilizing, preparing seedbeds, transplanting, laying sod, aerating, pruning, trimming, and applying chemicals to plants; grounds maintenance; skill in operating a variety of tractors and in operating one or more gasoline, diesel, or electric powered wheeled vehicles with a GVW of more than 10,000 and up to 26,000 pounds. Must be able to follow written and/or oral instructions, work orders, and specifications related to gardening, motor vehicle and tractor operation, and to perform pre-check and post-check operations on equipment and vehicles. Must be able to reach, bend, turn or move hands, arms, feet, and legs. Must be able to lift and carry parts and equipment weighing up to 50 pounds. Must be able to satisfactorily complete a pre-employment physical. Requires possession of a valid motor vehicle license. Must be able to satisfactorily complete a National Agency Check with Inquiries (NACI). "This is a drug testing designated position. The incumbent is subject to random testing for drug use."

Education

This position does not have an education requirement.

Contacts

  • Address JBLE Langley Community Services Flight 633 FSS/FSCN 45 Nealy Ave, Ste 215 Langley AFB, VA 23665-5000 US
  • Name: JB Langley-Eustis NAF HR Office
  • Email: [email protected]

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