Golf Course Superintendent

26 December 2018

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Country: USA
State: Minnesota

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Golf Course Superintendent
Golf Course in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota is looking for a Golf Course Superintendent.

Position Overview:
Duties:
• Reports to owners.
• Oversees the care and maintenance of the golf course grounds, including turf, plants, shrubs, trees, and native areas on the facility grounds.
• Assists in development of annual operating budget and plans maintenance and capital improvement projects.
• Schedules maintenance practices around guest play and outings to maximize efficiency and minimize disruption of play.
• Supervises and controls all maintenance expenses associated with golf course operations, including staff hours, supplies, chemicals, and fertilizers.
• Establishes emergency evacuation plans for all areas of the golf course should an injury/illness occur, necessitating access and exit by emergency response vehicles/equipment.
• Develops and maintains a “Rainy Day” schedule of projects that can be completed when the day-to-day functions cannot be performed due to inclement weather.
• Recruits, supervises, motivates, and retains maintenance staff. Conducts & documents employee performance evaluations and exercises disciplinary actions.
• Provides technical, operational, and safety training for employees to ensure the staff is working with OSHA, club safety, state and federal guidelines for safe working conditions.
• Frequently inspects the golf course and related areas to evaluate how well management standards are being achieved and to effect change in management programs.
• Communicates with the general manager to coordinate tournaments and special requests.
• Supervises and participates in construction, renovation, and/or reconstruction of properties whether performed by in-house staff or outside contractors.
• Participates in continuing education opportunities, such as seminars and/or workshops.
• Directs and assists the staff on planting of new vegetation, the replacement, spraying, pruning and trimming of tree and shrubs, the preparation of soil plant beds for aesthetically pleasing arrangements and tending to high stress areas.
• Plans and budgets for additional or replacement capital equipment.
• Supervises and participates in the application and recording of chemicals (fertilizers and pesticides) on the club grounds in compliance with all local, state, and federal regulations.
• Purchase and maintain proper inventory of chemicals (fertilizer and pesticides), parts, and equipment.
• Supervise and participates in winterization of cart fleet and maintenance equipment, sharpening reels, and other course improvement projects.

Requirements:
4-year degree in turf management or related degree from an accredited college or university, or 2-year degree in turf management from an accredited college.
3 to 5 years’ experience as a golf course superintendent or assistant superintendent (or similar positions).
Current pesticide applicator license or the ability to obtain upon hiring.
Thorough understanding of all facets of golf course irrigation systems including the related machinery and equipment as well as proper water management.
Advanced knowledge of agronomy and turf management practices.
Working knowledge of golf facility construction principles, practices and methods
Thorough understanding of the rules and strategies of the game of golf.
Oral and written communication skills.
Knowledge of current federal, state, and local laws and regulations affecting the management of golf course operations (including, but not limited to: employment, safety and environmental standards, laws and regulations).
Current and future participation in continuing education opportunities such as seminars and workshops.
Computer skills required to prepare reports, track course data, and to communicate with members and staff.

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

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