Landscape Gardener II

Commonwealth of Kentucky - 42038
February 8, 2021
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Landscape Gardener II
Pay Grade 08
Salary $10.20 - $16.32 Hourly
Employment Type
Hiring Agency
Tourism, Arts, & Heritage Cabinet | Kentucky Department of Parks
48 Finch Ln
Eddyville, KY 42038 USA
Do you like working outside with your hands and with equipment? Do you like working with plants or turfgrass? If so, Mineral Mound State Park Golf Course may have the job for you!
Mineral Mound is hiring a Landscape Gardener II position for the golf maintenance operation. This is a full-time position, offering benefits with the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Another benefit of this job is free golfing privileges (space available) and if you inquire about this job do not forget to ask about the Department of Parks "Park Familiarization Program" for the full time employees!
Mineral Mound State Park Golf Course is located on the shores of Lake Barkley in Western Kentucky near Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area. This 18 hole Michael Hurdzan designed course features Tifeagle Ultradwarf Bermudagrass greens with Tifway II bermudagrass tees, fairways and rough.
No golf course experience? No problem.
If you have the appropriate employment and/or education background to meet the minimum requirements for the position possess the willingness to learn, our skilled and experienced Golf Course Superintendent and staff is well equipped to provide the necessary training to get you up to speed with the art of golf course maintenance.
Some of the skills we are looking for are:
• Experience operating mowers, tractors and other landscaping equipment and tools.
• Golf course maintenance experience a plus.
• Creating and maintaining landscape beds.
• Good communications skills.
• Chemical and fertilizer applications.
• Irrigation repair and installation.
• Basic equipment maintenance.
• Attention to detail.
• Time management.
• Leadership, teamwork, and decision-making skills.
• Experience leading small groups of staff.
Minimum Requirements
EDUCATION: High school graduate.
EXPERIENCE, TRAINING, OR SKILLS: Must have two years of experience in grounds maintenance, golf course greenskeeping, landscaping, farming, or other related experience.
Substitute EDUCATION for EXPERIENCE: College courses in horticulture or related fields, technical training in horticulture or related fields, or possession of a Kentucky Nurseryman's Certification or other related trade certification will substitute for the required experience.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS (AGE, LICENSURE, REGULATION, ETC.): Must possess a valid driver's license prior to appointment in this classification. Must maintain any required licensure(s), certification(s), or other credentials for the length of employment in this classification. Employing agency is responsible for ensuring employee possesses and maintains required licensure(s), certification(s) or other credentials.
Working Conditions
Work outdoors in all weather conditions. Operate power equipment and work with pesticides. Exposed to loud noises and sharp objects.
Probationary Period
This job has an initial and promotional probationary period of 6 months, except as provided in KRS 18A.111.
If you have questions about this advertisement, please contact Christopher Cary at or 1-270-388-3673.
An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D