Golf Course Superintendent

1 January 2019

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Country: USA
State: Missouri

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Golf Course Superintendent
Country Club in Springfield, Missouri is looking for a Golf Course Superintendent.

Position Overview:
Under general supervision by the Greens and Grounds Committee and the Club Manager, the Golf Course Superintendent organizes, supervises and directs the maintenance and management of golf course grounds.

Duties:
• Supervises maintenance crew; prioritizes and assigns tasks and projects; trains and evaluates staff; reviews the completed work to assure the work quality and timely accomplishment of assigned duties.
• Continuously monitors golf course grounds, including greens, tees, fairways, rough and hazards; identifies projects and priorities, and supervises the work activities to maintain, repair and improve the turf, grounds and irrigation systems; inspects work in progress and completed work for compliance to safety standards.
• Assures the golf course maintains the best possible playing conditions including proper placement of pins, tee markers, and proper raking of bunkers.
• Supervises and assists in the maintenance and repair of golf course irrigation systems. Supervises drainage problems, including irrigation controls and pumping stations; supervises proper water management.
• Inspects and tests turf grasses and turf conditions and identifies irrigation problems, insect infestation and other problems; determines and implements appropriate action to restore turf to optimum playing conditions.
• Oversees and performs pesticide, chemical and fertilizer applications; tracks hazardous chemical, and reports on OSHA Material Safety Data Sheets.
• Confers with Golf Pro to prepare for special events and tournaments.
• Oversees the maintenance and operation of golf course equipment, including backhoe, tractors, mowers, aerators, sprayers and others.
• Prepares and oversees annual maintenance budgets.
• Manages a variety of administrative activities including employee scheduling, payroll reporting, maintenance procedures and work activity reports; maintains inventories and assures that adequate materials, supplies, and tools are available; processes and responds to work requests and complaints.
• Evaluates and analyzes issues, and recommends and implements solutions; provides leadership to assure that construction and maintenance programs are in alignment with the goals and objectives and budget constraints.
• Monitors and reviews trends in turf management and irrigation systems and recommends new equipment and maintenance procedures.
• Performs other duties as assigned or required.

Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree with course work emphasis in turf grass or golf course management preferred; supplemented by 5 years previous experience & 2 years supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination of education, training, & experience. Technical training in turf maintenance & irrigation management is preferred.

Required Knowledge of:
Golf course maintenance, turf management & agronomy principles & techniques.
Methods, equipment & materials used.
Proper operation, use & care of specialized tools & equipment used.
OSHA MSDS for hazardous chemicals used in the workplace.
Safety protocols for specialized equipment operation & the handling of pesticides & chemicals.

Required Skill in:
Monitoring golf course grounds & identifying maintenance & safety issues.
Evaluating golf course grounds & soil conditions, & managing projects to assure that the grounds & the turf are properly maintained.
Determining appropriate action within clearly defined guidelines.
Safely operating & maintaining various types of maintenance equipment & tools.
Assessing & prioritizing multiple tasks, projects & demands.
Supervising staff, & delegating tasks & authority.
Operating a computer and working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.

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

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