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This position is assigned to the Non-Appropriated Fund (NAF) Morale, Welfare and Recreation Department; Fleet and Family Readiness Support Services (N94); Commander, Navy Region Hawaii (CNRH); Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH), Hawaii. Incumbent serves as a Golf Course Superintendent providing technical expertise on the turf management of an eighteen-hole regulation golf course, a driving range, and putting greens, as well as an extensive range of golf course equipment.
This job is open to: the public, U.S. Citizens, Nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.
Duties include but are not limited to the following:
* Responsible for technical golf course maintenance operations at a regulation par 72 Golf Courses at JBPHH, assigned to Navy Marine, Mamala Bay or Barbers Point Golf Course. Golf course maintenance operations include tees, fairways, greens, roughs and surrounding areas as well as landscaping, structures (buildings, fences, bridges, golf cart paths and pads, roads, parking lots and shelters), irrigation systems, pump stations, equipment, materials and records.
* Advises the Golf Program Director on maintenance and turf management, providing technical direction and recommending changes.
* Responsible for a corrective and preventive maintenance program on a variety of equipment, vehicles and carts. Plans, schedules, and ensures maintenance and repair work accomplished in a timely manner.
* Establishes and maintains adequate replenishment levels for supplies and materials. Obtains price and other information regarding purchase of equipment, accessories, parts, fertilizer, seeds, sand, gravel, and other materials, supplies and equipment required to maintain the golf courses.
* Supervises one Assistant Golf Course Superintendent, NF-03; one Automotive Mechanic, NA-10; one Tractor Operator Foreman, NS-06, one Pest Controller, NA-07; six Tractor Operators, NA-06; two Greens keepers, NA-05/06; nine Laborers, NA-03 and one General Clerk, NF-02 (as needed). Incumbent is responsible for training, supervising and scheduling employees. Work reviewed for accuracy, timeliness and compliance with objectives and goals.
* Proposes changes to existing golf course configurations. Establishes criteria for minor and major repair and construction, remodeling, renovation and alteration projects for short, mid-, and long-range plans. Develops design, establishes layouts and drafts specifications for changes. Works with Golf Program Director, Facility and Projects Manager, Regional Facilities Representative, private and public Golf Course Superintendents and architects and others regarding golf course projects.
Acts as the technical expert regarding designs, plans and specifications and is responsible for satisfactory and timely completion of projects.
* Maintains liaison with higher-level management by keeping the Golf Course Director apprised of important developments. Conducts thorough and comprehensive inspections and evaluations of the conditions of the golf courses and analyzes specific problems and/or conditions. Makes recommendations to the Golf Program Director on local golf issues.
* Responsible for the overall maintenance of the golf course, an extensive corrective and preventive maintenance program on a variety of equipment, vehicles, internal controls of property, etc. Plans and projects change in operations and improvements.
* Develops and establishes budget criteria for all turf maintenance. Analyzes financial data, reviews budgets and submits reports and recommendations to the Golf Program Director. Ensures financial integrity and required reports and records are properly maintained for the operation.
* Attends conferences and meetings in relation to golf course matters at other locations as required by the Golf Program Director. Attends Golf Program Advisory Board Meetings as a non-voting member.
* Establishes and maintains an adequate safety program to ensure compliance with fire, safety and security regulations.
* Establishes and maintains proper pesticide and chemical use programs to ensure compliance with environmental, health and safety regulations.
* Provides for adequate staffing, effective training and supervision of subordinate employees; informs staff of required operational policies.
* Evaluates personnel performance, initiates disciplinary action and recommends other appropriate personnel actions.
* Carries out EEO policies and communicates support of these policies to subordinates. Assures quality in determining selections, assignments, training, promotions, details, qualifications, discipline and awards to employees. Cooperates and participates fully in the development of an EEO affirmative action plan and its effects regarding staffing, motivation and training to develop all employees. Ensures that minorities and women are considered for training opportunities and are also nominated/appointed to boards and committees. Coordinates efforts with EEO officials during the development of policies.
* Performs related duties as assigned by the Sports and Fitness Director.
Conditions of Employment
* Must pass all applicable records and background check.
* Must successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. Any discrepancies must be resolved as a condition of employment.
Resumes must include information which demonstrates experience and knowledge, skills, and ability (KSAs) as they relate to this position. Applicants are encouraged to be clear and specific when describing their experience level and KSAs.
A qualified candidate possesses the following:
KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED BY THE POSITION
* Four-year degree in horticulture, turf management practices, agronomy, or other directly related field is preferred. The incumbent must possess an extensive and detailed knowledge and experience in design, construction, management, maintenance, renovation and restoration of golf courses.
* Knowledge of golf course design and restoration, disease identification and control, environmental issues, drainage and irrigation systems, water quality, pest management, budgeting, and forecasting.
* Knowledge of golf course maintenance principles and practices.
* Knowledge of fire, safety, and hazardous waste.
* Knowledge of turf management principles and practices.
* Knowledge and ability of inventory procedures and controls.
* Knowledge of the complexities and interrelationships of soils, fertilizers, irrigation, drainage, insects, insecticides, turf diseases, fungicides, weeds, herbicides, tools and equipment ranging from hand tools to complex, hydraulically operated fairway mowing units.
* Ability to read, understand and interpret A&E drawings and specifications, technical documents and journals.
* Ability to read blueprints and make corrections and changes.
* Ability to analyze and report on physical conditions of the golf course. Ability to prepare a budget and forecast needs.
* Ability to maintain reports and records.
* Ability to work independently and make sound decisions and judgment based upon facts.
* Experience and training which clearly shows the possession of necessary skills, knowledge and the ability perform the duties of the position effectively.
* Ability to make favorable personnel contacts with all levels of management personnel, operating officials and department personnel.
* Experience in a supervisory capacity and have leadership ability to be able to influence the actions of others in obtaining cooperation and assistance.
* Knowledge of CNIC’s organizational structure, functions, and mission.
* Skill in the use of Microsoft Office Programs (e.g., Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook
* Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Works under the direct supervision of the Golf Program Director who outlines overall program objectives and policies. The incumbent works independently within the framework of program objectives, policies and procedures established by Naval Personnel Command (NPC), Golf Course Superintendents’ Association of America (GCSAA), Golf Professional Association (PGA) and higher authority. Work is reviewed in terms of accomplishing goals, objectives and physical condition, playability and accessibility of· golf course.
Guidelines used consist of a variety of sources in planning, managing, developing, improving, alerting, repairing, constructing, renovating, designing, and coordinating an extensive golf course turf management program. Specific guidelines concerning broad responsibilities for planning and coordinating activities are not available. The incumbent must use initiative and judgment in the interpretation of policies or regulations and in developing new or improved criteria when existing guidelines are lacking applicability. The incumbent is the technical authority on the interpretation of guidelines, policies, rules and regulations covering golf course maintenance. The incumbent must formulate management techniques or practices.to accommodate unique or special problems related to such factors as turf management practices, agronomy and horticulture issues, disease identification and control, environmental issues, drainage and irrigation systems, water quality, pest management, golf course design and restoration, etc. The work also requires development of alternative procedures and guidelines to supplement higher guidelines.
The work consists of assignments that involve planning, managing, developing, improving, altering, repairing, constructing, renovating, designing, disease control, and coordinating of work forces and resources. The work also involves maintaining a corrective and preventive maintenance program, negotiating with management and patrons on program matters and problems, and providing expert advisory services to management, technical and supervisory personnel within the DoN and in the golf course maintenance industry regarding military golf course maintenance. Assignments are diverse in nature and cover a number of unique or special problems. Work requires a planning, budgeting, formulating, coordinating and advisory function to ensure the efficient and economical development, operation and management of services and resources. The incumbent makes recommendations concerning changes in funding and budget plans, design, repair, construction, etc., that corresponds to changes in program needs.
SCOPE AND EFFECT
Incumbent is responsible for the development of plans, criteria and policies to include serving in a technical and advisory capacity for all matters related to the management, maintenance and operation of golf course matters and resources. The incumbent works independently resolving a variety of problems, difficulties, conflicts or issues related to the application and coordination with major program functions within the golf course operation.
Contacts are with higher level MWR management, command leadership, Regional departmental/organizational representatives, private and public Golf Course Superintendents, base safety, environmental, hazardous waste and fire officials, MWR staff members, patrons, community groups or officials, Golf Program Advisory Board members, Men’s and Women’s Golf Clubs, vendors, contractors, and others.
PURPOSE OF CONTACTS
The purpose of these contacts is to ensure efficient planning, exchange of information; to gain acceptance and influence patrons’ cooperation and attitudes, resolve conflicts among patrons and employees and others.
Work requires some physical exertion such as long periods of standing, walking over rough, uneven, or rocky surfaces, recurring bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching, or similar activities, or recurring lifting of moderately heavy items such as maintenance equipment, materials, and supplies. The work may require specific, but common characteristics and abilities such as above-average agility and dexterity.
The work involves moderate risks or discomforts that require special safety precautions, e.g., working around moving parts, carts, tractors, or machines, exposure to turf fungi and diseases, insects and irritant chemicals. May be required to use protective clothing or gear such as masks, respirators, coveralls, boots, goggles, gloves or shields.
* Position IS NOT telework eligible.
* Occasional travel of less than 20% may be required, as needed for training, and travel between facilities within JBPHH.
* Driver’s License required.
This position does not have a positive education requirement.
To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. Therefore, to the extent a Federal job announcement includes the requirement that applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 pursuant to Executive Order 14043, that requirement does not currently apply. Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.
Salary is dependent on experience and/or education.
Some positions have special requirements. Selectee may be required to complete a one (1) year probationary period. Participation in Direct Deposit/Electronic Fund Transfer within the first 30 days of employment is required. We utilize E-Verify to confirm selectee’s eligibility to work in the United States. Salary is dependent on experience and/or education.
This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies within 60 days of issuance of selection certificate. For positions requiring travel more than twice per year, selectee may be required to obtain and maintain in good standing a government-issued Travel Card for official government travel purposes.
Executive Order 12564 requires a Federal workplace free of illegal drugs. According to the Executive Order, all Federal employees are required to remain drug free throughout their employment. Commander, Navy Installations Command is a Drug-Free Federal Workplace. The use of illegal drugs will not be tolerated, and use of or intoxication by illegal drugs will result in penalties up to and including removal from Federal Service.
How You Will Be Evaluated
* You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
* All resumes will be reviewed to determine if they meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements listed in this announcement, and will be rated based on the information provided in the resume to determine the level of knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) related to the job requirements. Using the qualifications of the position, a predetermined rating criterion of KSAs will be used for each resume. Best qualified applicants will be referred to the hiring manager. The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews.