Golf Course Superintendent

27 August 2018

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Country: USA
State: New Jersey

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Golf Course Superintendent
Golf Club in Watchung, New Jersey is looking for a Golf Course Superintendent.

Position Overview:
Raise the level of conditioning and present the course at a level matching its architectural pedigree.

Duties:
• Prepares annual budget for department; takes corrective action as necessary to help assure that
• budget goals are met.
• Maintains all grounds and course maintenance equipment according to the club’s
• turf management program.
• Schedules, trains, supervises and evaluates all personnel assigned to department.
• Maintains accurate work records for all personnel in the department.
• Supervises all planting, fertilizing, care and removal of turf, plants, shrubs, trees and
• other facilities on the golf course.
• Evaluates the golf course regularly and recommends improvements.
• Oversees all construction, maintenance and renovations on the golf course.
• Oversees repairs of broken water lines or valves and may perform necessary repairs in an emergency.
• Records all maintenance on the golf course.
• Supervises operation of the equipment repair shop.
• Prepares and revises grounds manual.
• Establishes short- and long-range plans for the golf course.
• Maintains and improves drainage and irrigation infrastructure.
• Implements and enforces comprehensive safety program for employees, members, and guests on course in compliance with local, state and federal laws; implements and manages the club’s hazard communication (HAZCOM) program.
• Ensures that chemicals, petroleum and other controlled products are used, stored and disposed of in accordance with local, state and federal regulations; maintains required records and strives to minimize
• the use of chemicals and petroleum products.
• Communicates as necessary with Head Golf Professional to discuss conditions of facilities, maintenance plans, scheduled events and the number of rounds played.
• Attends staff and management meetings.
• Keeps members informed about current and future maintenance activities.
• Conducts daily facility security checks ensuring accurate inventory of equipment and keys.
• Assists with snow removal around clubhouse in winter.
• Makes recommendations for capital improvement and purchases.
• Supervises road and roadside maintenance within the club’s grounds.
• Ensures proper landscaping for property outside of golf course including the clubhouse and surrounding areas.
• Determines when course should be closed due to weather conditions that may damage the course if play continues.
• Conducts other appropriate tasks assigned by the CEO.

Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree in Agronomy, Horticulture or Plant Science or Associate’s degree from an intensive two-year turfgrass management program.
Previous work as a First Assistant Golf Course Superintendent or Golf Course Superintendent.
Previous supervisory experience at a private golf club required.
Possesses experience with bentgrass/Poa greens in the Northeast.
The ideal candidate should have experience: (1) maintaining “push-up” and USGA spec greens (as the course has a mix of both); (2) maintaining sod-faced bunkers; and (3) making improvements to irrigation systems “in-house.”
Experience at a Raynor/Macdonald/Banks golf course or with the “grow-in” of golf course renovations/restorations is a plus.
A proven track record of delivering “fast and firm” playing conditions at a top private club a must.

Compensation:
$95,000 – $125,000 per year.
Competitive salary, Health benefits after 90 days, 401K after 1 year, clothing allowance, cell phone allowance, and meals on duty.

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

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