Assistant Golf Course Superintendent

3 May 2019

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Country: USA
State: Illinois

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Assistant Golf Course Superintendent
Golf Club in Lake Forest, Illinois is looking for an Assistant Golf Course Superintendent.

Position Overview:
The individual we are seeking will join this system with the goal being to transition into the Senior Assistant role when it becomes available. The Assistant Superintendent / Spray Tech will play an integral role in all aspects of the operation, with an emphasis on leading the crew on day-to-day activities, managing proper moisture levels on playing surfaces, and performing chemical and fertilizer applications. Aside from the management team, they will join a well-seasoned staff including a foreman, two section leaders, and several staff members with fifteen-plus year tenures. The Asst Supt / Spray Tech will also be involved in the development and growth of our summer interns. It’s the Superintendent’s goal to ensure all members of the grounds department team are assisted in their pursuit of personal development and career growth.

Responsibilities:
• Closely work with Superintendent and Assistant in the planning and organization of all department operations.
• Effectively lead staff on daily jobs and weekly schedules.
• Conduct irrigation and drainage maintenance and repair.
• Assist with daily course setup.
• Lead crews on course improvement projects.
• Maintain accurate maintenance records for chem/fert applications, culture practices, labor schedules, etc.
• Ensure cleanliness and presentation of all grounds department areas and buildings are upheld to standards.
• Assist with administrative duties including budgeting, employee relations, purchasing, and long-range planning.
• Work with equipment tech in off-season on equipment servicing and grinding.

Requirements:
The candidate must possess an excellent attitude, with an eagerness to continue learning the art and science of golf course management.
Possesses humble character with integrity and empathy.
Excellent communicator with demonstrated abilities in written, verbal and interpersonal communication.
Speak, interact, and conduct oneself with professionalism.
Ability to problem solve, handle multiple duties under pressure, and work flexible hours when needed.
Big picture oriented with demonstrated ability to plan, organize, and execute short / long-term goals.
Commitment and desire to accelerate in turf industry.
Keen eye for detail.
B.S., A.S., or certificate in turfgrass management or related field.
3-5 years golf course experience with 1-2 years in partial supervisory role preferred
The Assistant Superintendent / Spray Tech must be well composed and controlled with the crew, members, and other department staff.
They will possess a solid work history and have high expectations for themselves in all areas of personal and career growth.
They must obtain an IL spray license within 90 days and possess a valid drivers license.
Spanish speaking a plus.

Compensation:
$42,000 – $48,000 per year.
Housing, health, dental, vision ins, 2 weeks paid vacation, flexible off-season work schedule, 401k after first year (50% match of first 4%) plus additional 3% after vested, December bonus, GCSAA and MAGCS dues, continued education allowance (including GCSAA golf industry show), meals, uniforms, and golfing privileges.

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

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