Golf Course Superintendent

21 June 2018

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Country: USA
State: New York

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Golf Course Superintendent
Country club in Sands Point, New York is looking for a Golf Course Superintendent.

Position Overview:
The Golf Course Superintendent should be a proven leader in the industry who will be
responsible for the planning and implementation of the budget, development and
implementation the operating and agronomic plans, as well as the hiring, training and
supervision of the maintenance team among other tasks as necessary, all while being
constantly focused on providing consistently high-quality conditions. The selected individual will join our team and play a major role in enhancing our club, its staff and its excellent reputation.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Oversee and direct all operations of the golf course maintenance department and all members of the Turf Maintenance Team.
• Maintain the golf course in proper playing condition according to company standards.
• Plan and implement staffing schedules to ensure quality standards are achieved with high efficiency.
• Develop the annual maintenance budget and operating plan. Implement the plan according to Company operating policies and procedures to ensure cost containment.
• Ensure all appropriate quality and cleanliness standards are being followed, including; but not limited to, employee hygiene and uniforms, equipment repair areas, equipment storage areas, chemical and fertilizer storage areas, receiving areas, washing areas, lunch room areas, restrooms, etc.
• Supervise and perform various maintenance duties as necessary to maintain the golf course in proper playing conditions according to club standards.
• Supervise and lead course construction projects.
• Supervise equipment maintenance and repair operations. Establish and implement a
cleaning and preventative maintenance program for appropriate equipment, tools, vehicles, etc.
• Monitor soil moisture levels and manage or oversee daily irrigation practices and scheduling to ensure optimal levels of soil moisture for playability and turf health.
• Perform routine inspection and upkeep of the irrigation system including changes and
repairs as necessary.
• Develop and implement programs, including; fertility, Integrated Pest Management and cultural practice programs, among others to maintain turf grass health and ensure the
courses are being presented at the desired level of conditioning.
• Perform application equipment calibration along with overseeing or making with fertilizer and pesticide applications as necessary.
• Ensure compliance with all applicable state and federal laws, OSHA rules and regulations, all rules and regulations relating to chemical and fertilizer application, storage and disposal, employee safety, public safety, etc.
• Management of employment activities for golf course maintenance team members, including but not limited to, personnel recruitment and selection, training, performance evaluations, discipline and termination, etc.
• Maintain accurate records pertaining to departmental activities including, but not limited to; labor schedules, course maintenance programs and activities, construction activities, equipment inventory and repair, safety meetings and activities, fertilizer and chemical applications and pest control practices.
• Submit all required operational, financial, budgetary and related reports in a timely manner.
• Maintain necessary inventories, purchase necessary items through the purchase order system and complete all necessary forms and processes.
• Maintain knowledge of current and projected industry developments through continuous attention to industry periodicals and participation in relevant trade associations and organizations.
• Perform other duties as appropriate and necessary.

Requirements:
The individual should be self-motivated, hard-working and possess a keen eye for detail.
College degree required, B.S. in a Turfgrass related field preferred.
Experience in a private club setting preferred.
Bentgrass management experience required.
Five years of applicable functional, supervisory and/or management experience in the golf industry required. Experience effectively leading a predominately non-English speaking staff.
Demonstrated experience and capability in the areas of budget development, financial management, strategic planning, staff management.
Possess a high-level of written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
Ability to analyze and solve problems; efficiently handle multiple duties under pressure with minimal supervision; work flexible hours as required including nights/weekends.
Demonstrated ability to maintain a positive attitude, professional manner and appearance in all situations.

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

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