Golf Course Superintendent

2 January 2019

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Country: USA
State: Pennsylvania

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Golf Course Superintendent
Country Club in State College, Pennsylvania is looking for a Golf Course Superintendent.

Position Overview:
Basic Functions:
• Responsible for all phases of Golf Maintenance and Agronomic operations, cost control, and personnel.
• Works closely with, advises, and coordinates with the Head Golf Professional on any issues related to golf course set up and general day-to-day maintenance requirements. • Directs and participates in all general grounds maintenance and approved construction projects.
• Must be able to work independently and be a self-starting problem solver.
• Administers and enforces all Club rules, regulations and policies for staff.
• Works closely with the Board of Directors and Green Committee to operate the Golf Course in a fiscally responsible and professional manner.
• Maintains non-turf areas in an effort to beautify the property.
• Supports and assists with designated membership activities and orientations.

Primary Duties:
• Oversees the care and maintenance of the turfgrass, ornamental plants, shrubs, and trees, while tending to high stress areas (ie. poor drainage, shade, limited air circulation.)
• Uses specific care that promotes vigor of fine turfgrass areas and important agronomic considerations, including nutrient management, irrigation scheduling, management of root-zone physical properties, playability considerations, and scouting/mapping/control of pests.
• Designs and implements an integrated pest management (IPM) strategy while following state led best management practices (BMP’s) as it relates to nutrient and pesticide inputs.
• Supervises and participates in the application and recording of chemical applications (fertilizers and pesticides) on the Club’s grounds in compliance with all local, state, and federal regulations.
• Builds a culture of excellence through effective mentoring of maintenance staff. Recruits, supervises and retains competent staff to maximize productivity. Identifies and encourages career building educational opportunities for staff. Leads the staff with positive encouragement and through positive reinforcement whenever possible. Conducts employee performance evaluations and exercises disciplinary action.
• Directs and assists the staff on the planting of new vegetation, the replacement, spraying, pruning and trimming of trees and shrubs.
• Provides technical, operational and safety training for employees to ensure that staff is working within OSHA, club safety, state and federal guidelines for safe working conditions.
• Oversees subordinates in proper and safe operation and maintenance of mechanical and power equipment. Plans and budgets for additional or replacement of capital equipment.
• Supervises and controls all maintenance expenses associated with Golf Course Operations, including payroll, supplies, chemicals and fertilizers.
• Develops annual operating budget and plans for maintenance and capital improvement projects.
• Maintains certified applicator license for any staff applying pesticides. Keeps accurate records and completes required reporting. Orders parts, supplies and equipment as needed.
• Schedules maintenance practices around member play and outings to maximize efficiency and minimize disruption to members.
• Coordinates snow removal and winter maintenance activities when necessary.

Requirements:
Strong agronomic, communication and leadership skills.
The candidate must have a passion for providing exceptional member golfing conditions and experiences.
Enthusiastic, with open communication and respect for themselves, members, guests and the property.
7-10 years experience as a Golf Superintendent or 1st Assistant
4-year B.S. Degree in Turfgrass Science or 2-year Certificate in Turf Management (or related field, like agronomy, horticulture, plant science, soil science).
Advance computer skills required for financial reporting and control of operations.
Valid driver’s license.
Pesticide Application license.
Management of high and low maintenance turfgrass areas including putting greens, tee tops, fairways, roughs, and non-mow zones.
Basic use and operating standards of all turfgrass maintenance equipment, including machines and tools used in golf course construction and maintenance work.
Skill in recruiting, supervising, training, monitoring, evaluating and motivating staff personnel.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to solve problems, positively resolve conflict and work with supervisors, officials, employees, members and the general public.
Knowledge of safe use, mixing and application of chemicals and commercial products.
Knowledge of the game of golf, golf rules and methods of play.
Ability to anticipate personnel, equipment, and material requirements related to golf course maintenance and repair assignments.

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

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