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Tractor Operator

Announcement Number:
MWR 71A-2018
Position Status:
$13.21 - Hourly (Locality Pay Incuded)
Areas of Consideration:
Local Commuting Area
Relocation Expenses:
Application Email:
Opening Date:
Cutoff Date:
Closing Date:

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JOB SUMMARY:  This position is located at the Golf Maintenance Department, Morale, Welfare and Recreation Department, NAS Jacksonville, FL.


BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:  Operates gas and diesel powered tractor and tractor powered mowing equipment and other related golf course maintenance equipment.  Operates dump truck and other heavy equipment.  Mows greens, fairways, roughs, and tees at designated cuts; removes debris, dead grass, broken tree limbs, leaves and other obstacles that hamper the groomed look expected at a golf course. Digs trenches, cleans ditches and removes weeds around building, fences, shelters, tee markers, etc.  May assist in maintaining, repairing, and installing watering system lines, sprinkler heads, and low voltage electric lines and switches associated with an automatic watering system. Operates weed-eaters and several other types of hand tools. Performs other related golf course grounds maintenance duties as assigned.


QUALIFICATIONS:  Must have a high degree of skill in maneuvering driver operated machinery in small, tight, confined spaces with small turning radius.  A degree of manual skill is required to work safely with various equipment related to a golf course grounds maintenance department.  Must be able to follow both written and oral instructions and accomplish work independently with minimal supervision.  Must have a valid driver’s license.


NOTE:  Some positions have special requirements. Selection may be tentative pending the completion of the satisfactory employment reference checks and receipt of proof of education (where applicable). Selectee may be required to complete a one (1) year probationary period. Participation in the 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 closing date.

The Department of the Navy is an Equal Opportunity Employer where employees are respected and valued. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation or any other non-merit factor. Reasonable accommodations are provided to applicants with disabilities. If reasonable accommodation is needed for any part of the application and hiring process, contact the NAF HR Office. The decision on granting reasonable accommodations will be on a case by basis.


HOW TO APPLY:   All interested applicants should submit an application OR resume as well as the Declaration of Federal Employment (OF 306) ( in one of the following ways:

IN PERSON TO: MWR Personnel Office located in Bldg. 1 Langley Street; NAS Jacksonville, Florida

BY FAX TO: (904) 542-3424



EMPLOYMENT PREFERENCE: If requesting any type of employment preference, supporting documentation must be submitted with the application/resume to prove preference eligibility. The submission of a preference does not guarantee a position as applicant still must be highly qualified with the knowledge, skills, and educational requirements of each submittal.

*If claiming Veteran's Preference, completed SF-15 and a legible copy of DD-214 (page 4) as well as any other supporting documentation (disability, official statements, proof of service, etc). is required.

*If claiming Gold Star Veteran's Preference, completed SF-15 and a legible copy of DD-1300 as well as any other supporting documentation (official statements, document of service, court decree, etc.) is required.

*If claiming Department of Defense (DOD) Non-appropriated Fund (NAF) Business Based Action (BBA) Priority consideration, submit a copy of the notice of separation.

*If current federal employee, submit your most recent Personnel Action Report (PAR) or SF-50.

*Proof of education (transcripts/copy of degree/high school diploma), if applicable to position requirements.

SPOUSAL PREFERENCE: Spousal Preference can be used only once to gain regular full time employment in the commuting area but may be used multiple times for flexible type position.
To prove eligibility, you must submit the following with your resume/application:

  • Request for Military Spouse Preference form
  • Copy of spouses’ orders that state the “Ultimate Activity” is within the average commuting distance to NAS Jacksonville.
  • A copy of the marriage certificate that provides proof that marriage occurred prior to the issuance of the orders.


Employment is contingent upon a successfully completed and positively adjudicated National Agency Check (NACI) or higher background clearance as required by the position or local security requirements.

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