Under supervision, to operate spraying equipment, spread chemicals by hand for the control of turf and ornamental pests and perform golf course maintenance work as required.
Through visual inspection interprets soil, water and air conditions and determines proper types and quantities of pesticides. Recognizes and understands treatment for various causative agents of fungi and pest infestation.
Controls weeds and unwanted plant material by sprays and pre-emergence chemicals. Applies poisons for rodent control and other animal pests subject to state and federal law. Mixes pesticides and applies both preventive and curative after infestation and operates/maintains assigned equipment. Drives a truck and maintains a truck inventory of materials and supplies.
Regular attendance required. All duties are performed on-site for the Community.
Works effectively with co-workers, customers and others by sharing ideas in a constructive and positive manner; listens to and objectively considers ideas and suggestions from others; keeps commitments; keeps others informed of work progress, timetables and issues; addresses problems and issues constructively to find mutually acceptable and practical business solutions; addresses others by name, title or other respectful identifier; and respects the diversity of our workforce in actions, words and deeds.
Work with Golf Maintenance Foreman to create a schedule to perform needed spraying as well as other general course maintenance tasks.
Truck, spray rig, spreaders, shovels, traps, cages, vehicle power sprayer, bate stations, mowers, other maintenance equipment, and hand tank sprayers.
Exposure to dust, dirt, chemical mist and normal outdoor elements. Does not work in extreme inclement weather.
Educational development, which produces the ability to read and apply common sense and understand how to carry out oral or written instructions. Experience in grounds maintenance work or equivalent combination of education and experience that produces the following:
Knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions of the job.
Knowledge of the work hazards and applicable safety precautions associated with assigned
equipment and operations.
Ability to calibrate with assigned equipment.
Ability to perform manual work requiring physical strength and stamina appropriate to the
area of assignment.
Ability to learn the principles, practices, methods, materials and equipment included in
Ability to read and write work-related job instructions in English.
Ability to communicate effectively with others in English.
Skill in the use and care of tools and equipment appropriate to the nature of assignment.
Possession of a valid California driver’s license.
Possession of a state issued qualified applicator’s license (QAL).
Ability to pass respiratory pulmonary function test and annual medical examination.
Requires walking for periods of up to 5 hours and standing for periods of up to 3 hours, frequent lifting of up to 25 lbs., constant grasping and pulling, frequent climbing, crawling, crouching, feeling, fingering, pushing, reaching and stooping and occasional balancing and kneeling with occasionally working at heights of up to 40 feet and lifting up to 50 lbs.
Reading, routine problem solving, reasoning, verbal communications skills, customer contact.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being
performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of
all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.