Assistant Golf Course Superintendent

17 January 2018

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Country: USA
State: Illinois

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Assistant Golf Course Superintendent
Golf Club in Lake Forest, Illinois is looking for an Assistant Golf Course Superintendent.

Position Overview:
The assistant golf course superintendent reports directly to the golf course superintendent. Under the superintendent’s supervision, the assistant superintendent directs and participates in the maintenance of the golf course greens, tees, fairways, and the entire property of the golf club; supervises the maintenance and repair of motorized and other mechanical equipment; and does related work as required. The assistant superintendent may serve in the superintendent’s capacity during his/her absence. Candidate will work closely with superintendent, assistant superintendent, crew foreman, and mechanic. Candidate will be expected to carry out any and all jobs assigned with great detail and attitude. This is a great opportunity to expose yourself in what it takes to maintain at tournament level everyday as well as be a part of numerous projects as we enter into a long-range planning project to address many areas throughout the course.

Functions:
• Assists in planning and supervising the maintenance of greens, tees and fairways; schedules work; and supervises the employees and the use of the equipment.
• Instructs equipment operators on the operation and care of mowing and other equipment; supervises pesticide applications and/or operates and calibrates pesticide application equipment; and supervises and participates in the operation and maintenance of pumps, and in the maintenance of irrigation and drainage systems.
• Assists in personnel management and evaluation, employee safety and personnel discipline.
• May modify the daily work schedule based on professional interpretation.
• Attending educational seminars and industry trade shows to keep up with current best practices and help bring new ideas back to the club.
• Any miscellaneous tasks assigned by the superintendent.

Requirements:
Degree in Turfgrass Management or related field.
Previous golf course experience is preferred, but not required.
Working knowledge of the maintenance of golf course tees, fairways and greens; seeding and maintenance practices for golf course turf; planting, cultivating, pruning, and caring for plants, shrubs and trees; characteristics and proper use of various fertilizers and soil conditioners; herbicides and pest control methods and materials; drainage control methods; and irrigation systems, including wells, pumps and automatic controls.
Ability to schedule and supervise maintenance work to achieve the most efficient utilization of workers and equipment; prepare clear and concise reports; and maintain effective employee and public relations.
Self-motivated, independent thinker with a positive team-focused attitude.
Knowledge and interest in the game of golf.
Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint.
Possession of a valid driver’s license.
Possession of current state licensing as a pesticide applicator.

Compensation:
$40,000 – $45,000 per year.
Uniform allowance, meals in the clubhouse, golf privileges, local and national association dues, education allowance, tournament experience, and attend green committee meetings.

How to apply:
Please send your resume and cover letter to the email provided.

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