The City of Bettendorf

Golf Operations Specialist

Job ID
Palmer Hills Golf
Seasonal, Part-Time
USD $10.92/Hr.
USD $13.68/Hr.


Palmer Hills


Under supervision and according to established procedures, is responsible for the safe operation of a variety of equipment related to the upkeep of the golf course. Provides input into course construction plans and mowing and irrigation schedules. Oversees and assists temporary part time employees on assigned work projects.


  1. Operates a variety of equipment such as commercial mowers used on tees, fairways, greens and rough. Tree spade, trencher, skid steer, medium duty tractors, push mowers, and weed eaters.
  2. Participates in and oversees the work of temporary employees on assigned work projects such as mowing, changing pins, trash pickup and removal, trimming and/or removing shrubbery or trees, shoveling and grading and the like.
  3. Assists with routine maintenance on mowers such as changing oil, lubrication and sharpening of blades. 
  4. Performs related job duties as assigned.


Education: The job requires a level of knowledge normally acquired through completion of a high school diploma program.


Experience: Knowledge of the game of golf as well as tools and equipment used in the maintenance of the golf course is desired. Must possess a valid Driver’s License. Possession of a Commercial Applicators license is desired but not required. The applicant must have a minimum of at least three years of work experience in a golf course, turf maintenance, or related field. If an applicant has an associate degree/or a minimum of 2 years of completed course work, in an agronomy or related educational degree, then one year of similar experience is adequate.


Interpersonal Skills: The ability to communicate work assignments and to interact with citizens.


Working Conditions: Works outside in all weather conditions. The job requires the ability to occasionally lift up to 80 lbs., as well as manual work duties. Exposed to a variety of chemicals.


Job Requirements: The job requires the ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions and the ability to perform equipment maintenance and repair.



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