Golf Course Superintendent

9 July 2018

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Country: USA
State: Wyoming

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Golf Course Superintendent
Resort in Saratoga, Wyoming is looking for a Golf Course Superintendent.

Position Overview:
This position is a working position that requires a passion to see and take the course to its full potential with hard work and dedication. The position is directly responsible for all aspects of care and maintenance of the course and grounds. He/She will supervise and schedule all Course and Grounds staff as well as ensure that all tasks are performed safely, efficiently and up to the standards set forth by the General Manager. The Turf and Grounds Superintendent is responsible for managing all purchasing for the course and grounds and will track all expenditures as instructed by the General Manager. He/She will also play an integral role in short and long term planning for the Grounds Maintenance department as a whole. In the off season, this position is responsible for plowing snow and assisting the maintenance manager with the repairs and upkeep of the resort.

Duties:
• Actively participate, oversees planning, scheduling and supervising the daily tasks performed by the Grounds Maintenance staff to insure safe, efficient, and timely progress in these areas.
• Responsible for the planning and execution of all relevant projects including but not limited to drainage, irrigation, renovations, planting and upkeep relating to the golf course and all other resort grounds.
• Oversees and assists the grounds maintenance personnel with preparations for daily course set up and all agronomic practices of the daily golf schedule.
• Assists in the planning and supervises the implementation of all agronomic practices related to all turf and non-turf areas.
• Gain authorization, for all orders, capital improvements and tracks all necessary purchases related to the course and resort grounds.
• Maintains communication with the golf professional, and resort GM on course conditioning in relation to daily play, outings, and events.
• Must be able to collaborate with the general manager, and IRP Board members and the golf course professional to promote the course to attract golf members through relevant membership groups and organizations.
• Degree in turf management or related field a plus.
• Off season requirements include, but not limited to, plowing snow and working with the maintenance manager on repairs and upkeep. Seasonal work a possibility.
• All other duties as assigned.

Requirements:
Advanced Educational Degree or strong working knowledge/experience in turf grass management.
Minimum of 3 years prior experience in golf course maintenance industry preferred. Preferred 2 or more years as an Assistant Superintendent of similar size course and geography.
Current pesticide license and basic knowledge of pesticide and fertilizer usage, soil conditioners and alternative methods of plant health management needed in the Rocky mountain region.
Wyoming state licenses must be obtained within the first year of employment.
Sufficient understanding of the game of golf and how it applies to the conditioning of the course.
Knowledge of the construction, establishment and maintenance practices employed on golf course playing surfaces, roughs, and bunkers.
Working knowledge of planting and cultural practices of turf grasses used in the Rocky Mountain Region of the country.
Knowledge of drainage methods, watering practices, and irrigation systems including equipment operation, servicing, and repair.
Strong organizational and supervisory skills including the ability to schedule, train, motivate, reprimand, and direct employees in a safe and efficient manner.
Ability in preparing budget estimates, maintaining records, and formulating daily, short-term and long-range planning programs which are realistically attainable.
Knowledge of safety regulations and standards governing pesticide usage, employee work standards and conditions and Right-to-Know.
Strong interpersonal skills in order to deal effectively with resort board members, employees, vendors, guests, other resort employees and local members.
Dedication to personal improvement and course advancement; self starter.
Strong problem solving, multi-tasking, resourcefulness and creativity skills.
Strong “team player” attitude displaying a eagerness to work cooperatively with all other resort staff and departments to accomplish a unified goal.
Must be willing to work on weekends and Holidays when necessary.

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

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