Golf Operations Apprentice (Seasonal)

Milwaukee, WI, USA Req #1058
Sunday, June 4, 2023

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Milwaukee County offers a wide variety of interesting jobs for people who want to make a difference in our community. Milwaukee County provides a competitive benefit package and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  If disability related accommodations are needed, please contact 414-278-3936.

Come and join our team and discover our diverse and versatile community of independent spirits and unique talents, we are redefining the way you think about Milwaukee County!

Golf Operations Apprentice (Seasonal)

Department: Parks
$17.27 - $19.40/hr   

Parks Equity Statement: 
Milwaukee County Parks is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse work force that is demographically and racially representative of Milwaukee County residents. Milwaukee County Parks leadership is committed to honoring diverse experiences, perspectives, and unique identities, while fostering work environments that are inclusive, equitable, and welcoming.


Job Summary

The purpose of creating this position is to identify potential candidates who would be interested having a career in golf operations. This position would play a vital role in the finding the next generation of full-time workers.   


Job Responsibilities

  • Golf Course and Clubhouse Grounds Maintenance - Oversees and performs the care and maintenance of the turf, ornamental plants, shrubs, trees and natural areas on the facility grounds. Performs mowing, trimming, edging and mulching duties.
  • Equipment Maintenance - Supervises and performs the maintenance and repair of motorized and other mechanical equipment. Hauls equipment to service department if "in house" resources have been exhausted.
  • Chemical and Fertilizer Applications - Supervises and participates in the application of chemicals and fertilizers on the golf course grounds in compliance with all local, state and federal regulations. Calibrates sprayers and spreaders based on application rates required by pesticide labels.
  • Scouting and Monitoring - Performs daily scouting of disease and insect pressure to help determine pesticide application needs. Keep logs of environmental conditions and indicator areas to better plan for chemical control timing.
  • Irrigation Maintenance - Observe moisture levels throughout the golf course on a daily basis to determine irrigation needs. Periodically check through sprinklers to ensure proper function. Expose and fix sprinkler or piping issues when they arise. Update and adjust irrigation computer accordingly.
  • Record Keeping - Supply accurate records of fuel usage, water usage, daily work assignments, inventories and other various logs as directed by the Superintendent.
  • Project Management - Supervise and manage projects as delegated by the Superintendent. Determine supplies and number of staff needed to fulfill project completion.
  • Ability to properly or safely operate: triplex mowers, rotaries, fairway mowers, sand pros, loaders, weed eaters, edgers, blowers, saws, computers, hand tools and other various equipment.
  • Ability to push, pull, carry and lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Required Education, License/Certification and Experience

  • Valid Wisconsin Driver’s License required and must be maintained throughout employment
  • High School Diploma or GED equivalency required
  • Previous Golf Course Management work experience required



Note: This Original Examination is open to all qualified applicants authorized to work in the United States. In accordance with Rule III section 11 of the Civil Service Rules a non-competitive examination will be held for this position. The non-competitive examination will consist of a review of candidate materials, education and related experience.

Milwaukee County is committed to fostering an equitable working environment, free from discrimination and harassment, on the basis of any characteristic protected by law. We prohibit any form of discrimination, harassment based on race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, pregnancy related condition, national origin, age, disability, FMLA status, sexual orientation, military status, marital status, or any other category or status that is now or in the future protected by federal, state, and local law. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing, background checks and pre-employment physicals subject to job requirements. If special accommodations are needed, please contact 414-278-3936.


Other details

  • Job Family 6 - Natural Resources/Parks and Recreation
  • Job Function 8 Service-Maintenance
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Employment Indicator Seasonal
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  • Milwaukee, WI, USA