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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 02/26/24

Applications Due03/08/24

Vacancy ID152075


AgencyParks, Recreation & Historic Preservation, Office of

TitleGolf Course Manager 2 (NY HELPS)

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade18

Bargaining UnitPS&T - Professional, Scientific, and Technical (PEF)

Salary RangeFrom $63108 to $80248 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Other (see below)

"Other" Explanation Will discuss in an interview - must be willing to work weekends and holidays as needed.

Hours Per Week 40


From 5 AM

To 2:30 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Rockland

Street Address Rockland Lake State Park Golf Course

300 Championship Road

City Congers


Zip Code10920

Minimum Qualifications This title is part of the New York Hiring for Emergency Limited Placement Statewide Program (NY HELPS).*

To be considered for appointment through NY HELPS, or 55 b/c, candidates must meet the open-competitive minimum qualifications for this position. The qualifications are:

Four years of experience in the maintenance, operation, or management of a golf course and related facilities, including one year of supervisory experience.

Substitution- An associate degree in a related field can substitute for two years of specialized experience; a bachelor’s degree in a related field can substitute for four years of experience; a master’s degree in a related field can substitute for five years of experience; and a doctorate in a related field can substitute for six years of experience.
Candidates may also be qualified for permanent competitive appointment if reachable from the appropriate Civil Service eligible list or eligible for reassignment or transfer in accordance with Civil Service Law.

Duties Description Under the general supervision of higher-level personnel, the incumbent will:
• Supervise, schedule, train, golf course maintenance employees, assist with the development of all golf maintenance staff to
ensure that staff are well-prepared and trained to perform assigned tasks, monitor performance, and implement mandatory
training, updates, evaluations, and corrective measures. Assign duties and regularly follow-up with staff to inspect their work to
ensure completion of routine and special projects in a safe and timely manner.
• Responsible for all aspects of golf course maintenance on 36 holes, two putting greens, including cup changes, greens
maintenance and tees.
• Direct and oversee chemical application program including insecticide, fungicide, herbicide, fertilizer, lime, and tree maintenance.
Inspect golf courses daily to observe and monitor irrigation needs, pest and disease problems and overall turf health and
conditions. Apply fertilizers, pesticides, and take other actions to maintain and improve turf conditions and playability according to
Integrated Pest Management plans and best practices.
• Schedule and oversee mowing of tees fairways, approaches, aprons, greens, rough, aerification, vertecut, top dress program.
• Initiate, complete, and review standard reports and written communication including, but not limited to pesticide use reports,
procurement reconciliation and recordkeeping, Integrated Pest Management recordkeeping, irrigation water usage, equipment use
reports, and training records. Maintain chemical inventory and usage records for DEC, order supplies, solicit bids following
purchasing guidelines, check deliveries.
• Schedule and maintain irrigation system, repair and replace malfunctions, monitor wells for safe and maximum performance.
Assist in determining and recommending the needed equipment, materials, and supplies for the operation and maintenance of the
golf course. Follow standard agency procedures to purchase necessary supplies and materials: perform contract searches,
obtain quotes, perform M/WBE vendor searches, and ensure that all proper procurement documentation is completed.
• Investigate complaints, take immediate corrective actions, and forward findings to supervisors immediately; follow agency
emergency notification protocols to report incidents and emergencies. Communicate regularly with Park Management to provide
recommendations regarding rehabilitation and improvements to the golf course, and to better manage golf operations, employee
and patron issues, park incidents, and emergencies.
• Recommend replacement of equipment, rehabilitation and capital projects based on need and priority. Conduct regular
inspections of motorized equipment, identify maintenance needs and repairs, make recommendations to supervisor regarding
needed parts, tools, supplies and equipment necessary for repairing small engines and motorized equipment.
• Operate light trucks, passenger vehicles, tractors, landscape equipment and other equipment as required,
• Load, move or unload materials of varying weights and sizes as required in the performance of the duties as described.
• Perform other related duties as required.

Additional Comments *For the duration of the NY HELPS Program, this title maybe filled via a non- competitive appointment, which means no examination is required but all candidates must meet the minimum qualifications of the title for which they apply. At this time, agencies may recruit and hire employees by making temporary appointments. In May 2024, if a temporary NY HELPS employee is satisfactorily performing in the position, the appointment will be changed from temporary pending Civil Service Commission Action to permanent non-competitive and the official probationary period will begin.

At a future date (within one year of permanent appointment), it is expected employees hired under NY HELPS will have their non-competitive employment status converted to competitive status, without having to compete in an examination. Employees will then be afforded with all of the same rights and privileges of competitive class employees of New York State. While serving permanently in a NY HELPS title, employees may take part in any promotion examination for which they are qualified

• Must be available to work weekends and holidays, and regular shifts between the hours of 5am – 2:30pm depending on season.
• Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license as a term and condition of employment.
• Selected candidate must obtain a Pesticide Technician’s License (Category 3A) within 6 months of appointment and maintain it as a term and condition of employment.
• Selected candidate must upgrade to a commercial applicator’s license within two years of appointment and maintain it as a term and condition of employment.
• Ability to supervise small work crews of seasonal employees.
• Ability to operate and skill in the use and maintenance of lawn/garden equipment and small hand tools.
• Ability to read and understand written and/or verbal material and instructions, effective communication skills.

There are various benefits that a permanent employee is entitled to, based on their negotiating unit:
• Vacation, Holiday, Sick, And Personal Leave
• Health Care Coverage
• Retirement Plan
• Payroll Deduction Savings Plans
• Tuition Assistance Programs
• Life Insurance and Disability Insurance
• Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
• Employee Wellness Program (EWP)

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Name Personnel



Email Address


Street Rockland Lake State Park Golf Course

Box 217, Route 9W

City Congers

State NY

Zip Code 10920


Notes on ApplyingIf you feel you meet the minimum qualifications and the agency’s operating needs, and are interested in being considered for this vacancy, you can obtain an Employment Application from your local park office, your region’s administrative headquarters or you can download an application from the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation by visiting the website at

Please forward your application and resume, if available, to and include “Golf Course Manager 2 RLG Item 6757” in the subject line of your email.

All qualified persons are invited and encouraged to apply.

It is the responsibility of each applicant to accurately describe their experience and demonstrate that they meet the minimum qualifications and agency operating needs.

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