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The Crew Leader - Golf Course is responsible for supervising and working with golf course maintenance workers in the performance of fundamental and specialized tasks in maintaining golf course grounds, buildings, structures and equipment. Work assignments and supervision are provided by the Golf Course Superintendent. Annual performance goals will be set for the Crew Leader - Golf Course.

Hiring Salary Range: $37,849.79 - $45,570.06

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (with illustrative examples of work)

Assist with supervision of personnel:

  • Assist with the direction of employees in the maintenance of golf course grounds and equipment.
  • Promote high levels of work performance and employee morale.
  • Communicate necessary golf course maintenance and staffing information to the Golf Course Superintendent on a regular basis.

Maintain golf course grounds:

  • Cut dead and/or damaged trees and saw up logs and limbs using chain saws.
  • Mow and water greens, fairways and tees using a variety of mowing equipment including tractors, mowers and string trimmers.
  • Identify and effectively treat turf pests, damage and disease, pick up ground litter, and collect and dispose of litter and trash.
  • Clear and maintain trails.
  • Plant and maintain trees/shrubs and planted beds.
  • Oversee the safe and proper application of fertilizers, herbicides, pesticides, fungicides and other materials as needed and/or scheduled.
  • Keep abreast of golf course maintenance standards and changes.
  • Advise management on turf management problems.
  • Operate equipment and perform work of a golf course maintenance employee.

Maintain golf course facilities:

  • Make minor carpentry, plumbing and electrical repairs.
  • Repair and/or assemble park benches and picnic tables; install split-rail fences and/or replace damaged rails.
  • Apply paint/stain in both exterior and interior sites.
Maintain golf course equipment:
  • Sharpen chain saws and mower blades, fuel equipment and otherwise prepare equipment and tools for use.
  • Make minor repairs and perform routine maintenance on small engine equipment.
  • Assist with maintenance/repair of vehicles and tractors.
  • Assist with the maintenance and repair of irrigation system.
  • Properly calibrate fertilizer spreaders and pesticide sprayers.
Perform miscellaneous maintenance tasks:
  • Clean, organize storage areas and maintenance shop, and dispose of debris and perform other maintenance shop housekeeping duties.
  • Ability to create work requests using the agency wide computer software system.
  • Ability to carry out oral and written instructions
  • Maintain all appropriate records relating to pesticide and fertilizer applications.
  • Set up and take down tents and assist with other jobs associated with special projects in other parks.
  • Supervise full and part-time/seasonal employees and/or volunteers.
  • Run errands to deliver or pick up materials.


Education: Graduation from high school.

Physical: Manual work with strength and dexterity necessary to perform all required tasks, including lifting, stooping, bending and working in tiring and uncomfortable positions in outdoor and maintenance shop settings; and will perform heavy manual labor in all weather conditions, lift and move items equal to or greater than 80 pounds, climb ladders, use various hand tools and operate various mechanical equipment.

Experience: Two years’ experience in golf course maintenance work, with mechanical aptitude, or any equivalent combination of education, training, or experience which provides:

  • Working knowledge of the methods and materials used in maintenance of golf course grounds, facilities, and equipment.
  • Working knowledge of plumbing, electrical and irrigation systems and other utility systems with ability to make minor repairs and provide routine servicing.
  • Working knowledge of small engine equipment with ability to perform routine maintenance and make minor repairs.
  • Working knowledge of the safe and proper use of park maintenance equipment and tools.
  • Ability to supervise full, part-time/seasonal maintenance staff.
  • Possession of or ability to obtain and maintain driver’s license with safe driving record.
  • Possession of or ability to obtain and maintain commercial pesticide and fertilizer applicator certification.
  • Availability for call in emergency situations and to work additional hours during peak operating season including shift work and weekends.
  • Regular and predictable attendance is an essential function of the position.
Duties and responsibilities are designed to be the essential elements of the job. They do not preclude the performance of related, or even unrelated, jobs which may be necessary to properly and efficiently complete all work assignments. NOVA Parks reserves the right to amend job specifications to meet current needs.

Benefits: This position is a benefit eligible position. Benefits include medical and dental insurance, life insurance, long-term disability, retirement plan, and more.

Testing: The Crew Leader - Golf Course position is classified as a safety sensitive position. Candidates for full-time, safety sensitive positions must submit to a pre-employment drug screening and achieve a negative result as a condition of employment.

It is the policy of the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-352-5900 and ask for Human Resources for assistance.