Full-time Golf Course Superintendent

7 June 2018

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Country: USA
State: Arizona

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Full-time Golf Course Superintendent
Public golf course in Tucson, Arizona is looking for a Full-time Golf Course Superintendent.

Position Overview:
The position is responsible for maintaining a world-class golf course, the design and landscaping of the course and supervision of crews. The incumbents have budget responsibility for the greens management and maintenance, which includes planning for annual turf reseeding requirements, greens equipment and preventive maintenance and landscaping. This position ensures the quality of the golfing experience, supervising staff and focusing on customer service. Oversees the maintenance and construction of a golf course, and practice facility.

Duties & Responsibilities (specific areas of responsibility include but are not limited to):
• Supervises staff to include: prioritizing and assigning work; conducting performance evaluations; ensuring staff is trained; ensuring that employees follow policies and procedures and maintaining a healthy and safe working environment; and, making hiring, termination, and disciplinary recommendations.
• Develops, implements, and evaluates strategic short-and long-range course maintenance and design goals and objectives; applies these goals to internal procedures.
• Oversees all phases of the course maintenance including but not limited to the following: care and maintenance of the turf, ornamental plants, shrubs, trees and water capture ponds.
• Manages water usage tracking plan and irrigation systems and provides monthly reporting on cost and water source usage.
• Provides training for staff on greens maintenance and grooming, this includes the application and recording of chemical applications such as fertilizers and pesticides.
• Ensures maintenance staff does not interfere with golf course guest and provide high quality customer service when interacting with patrons.
• Serves as a liaison with other public agencies, municipalities, citizens and external organizations.
• Researches greens maintenance methods; and prepares a variety of reports and documentation; analyzes statistics and data.
• Performs complex or technical work of professional and technical staff.
• Administers and monitors the departmental budget including allocating resources and approving expenditures.
• Responds to and resolves sensitive questions or concerns from the public, the community and staff.
• Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.

Requirements:
Associates Degree in agronomy, horticulture, soil science plus five (5) years in golf course maintenance, with at least two (2) of those years in a management role; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed.
A Certificate in Turf Management is required.
Golf Course Superintendents Association of America Certification and Bilingual in English/Spanish is preferred.
Knowledge of management and leadership principles.
Knowledge of management and maintenance of greens, fairways, roughs and local soil conditions.
Knowledge of use and operating standards of equipment and tools used in golf course construction and maintenance work, including but not limited to the following: mowing machines, back hoe and hand landscaping equipment preventive maintenance requirements.
Knowledge of safe use and applications of chemicals and commercial products on the course.
Knowledge of the game of golf, golf rules and methods of plan.
Knowledge of irrigation planning and maintenance.
Knowledge of customer service principles.
Knowledge of budget administration principles.
Knowledge of negotiation and mediation techniques.
Knowledge of strategic planning principles.
Knowledge of Yaqui culture, customs, resources and traditions and a willingness to learn.
Must possess and maintain a valid Arizona driver’s license.
Pesticide Application License is preferred.

How to apply:
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