Golf Course Superintendent

9 May 2019

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Country: USA
State: Rhode Island

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Golf Course Superintendent
Golf Course in Rumford, Rhode Island is looking for a Golf Course Superintendent.

Position Overview:
Responsible for maintaining a championship 18 hole golf course and overall grounds maintenance for a 130 acre property. Duties will also include maintenance of 10 grass tennis courts, 4 HarTru clay courts, and landscaping around the clubhouse. The responsibilities include: turf grass/plant material maintenance programs, property/asset management, personnel management, budget/forecasting, financial management, member relations, scheduling/maintenance of irrigation systems, BPM (Best Management Practices), IPM chemical applications and related recordings, and compliance of regulatory issues.

Basic Functions:
• Responsible for all phases of Golf Maintenance and Agronomic operations, cost control, and personnel.
• Direct reporting relationship to the executive team member responsible for golf operations.
• Works closely with, advises, and coordinates with the Assistant General Manager, Head Golf Professional, and Executive Management Team as required on any issues related to golf course/grounds maintenance.
• Directs and participates in the construction and maintenance of the grounds.
• Designs and implements landscape plans for facility grounds.
• Administers and enforces all Club rules, regulations and policies for staff.
• Supports and assists with membership communications related to golf course operations. One on one professional member interaction necessary.
• Must be able to work independently and be a self-starting problem solver. A strong work ethic, a hands on approach with the ability to delegate when necessary, fiscal responsibility, and professionalism required.
• Must be able to work with and ultimately take input/direction from the Agawam team and prioritize tasking in the best interest of the club.
Primary Duties:
• Oversees the care and maintenance of the turf, ornamental plants, shrubs, trees and wetlands on the facility grounds.
• Maintains an aggressive water usage tracking plan and irrigation systems and provides monthly reporting on retaining ponds, wells and other water source usage.
• Recruits, supervises, and trains maintenance staff. Conducts employee performance evaluations bi annually and exercises disciplinary action. Creates an environment of trust, teamwork, and opportunity for employee advancement.
• 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 capital equipment.
• 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.
• 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 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 and where necessary.
• Must attend and participate in Club Meetings as requested by the Executive Team.
• Oversees the mechanic to repair and perform preventative maintenance on golf course equipment as required.

Requirements:
Knowledge of management and maintenance of greens, fairways and roughs.
Knowledge of use and operating standards of equipment and tools used in golf course construction and maintenance work.
Skill in recruiting, supervising, training, monitoring, evaluating and motivating personnel.
Interpersonal skill to 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 irrigation systems and best practice water management techniques, including hand watering and use of ground water meters
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.
Ability and knowledge to lay out irrigation patterns, drainage patterns, construct tees, bunkers, and/or greens.
Knowledge of and ability to execute equipment maintenance as required.
Ability to be hands on and a team player.
3-5 years experience as a Golf Superintendent or 1st Assistant
Working knowledge and familiarity of computer skills required for financial reporting and control of operations, including use of Microsoft Office Suite
Valid driver’s license.
Pesticide Application License.
College degree in turfgrass management strongly preferred.
Basic knowledge of the Spanish language preferred.
Prior experience with John Deere equipment preferred.

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

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