Golf Course Superintendent

14 May 2019

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Country: USA
State: Iowa

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Golf Course Superintendent
Golf Club in Graettinger, Iowa is looking for a Golf Course Superintendent.

Position Overview:
The Superintendent is responsible for golf course operation, maintenance and supervising staff. 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, pesticide application, and compliance of regulatory issues.

Basic Functions:
• Responsible for all phases of Golf Maintenance and Agronomic operations, cost control, and personnel.
• Directs and participates in the construction and maintenance of the grounds.
• Creates plans for landscaping and implements the plan
• Administers and enforces all Club rules, regulations, and policies for their employees
• Works closely with the board to operate the Golf Course in a fiscally responsible and professional manner.
• Must be able to work independently and be a self-starting problem solver.

Primary Duties:
• Oversees the care and maintenance of the turf, ornamental plants, shrubs, and trees on the facility grounds.
• Directs and assists the staff on the planting of ne vegetation, the, replacement, spraying, pruning, and trimming of trees and shrubs, the preparation of soil plant beds for aesthetically pleasing arrangements and tending to high stress areas.
• Manages water usage and irrigation systems and provides monthly reporting on issues.
• Recruits, supervises, and retains maintenance staff. Conducts performance evaluations and exercises disciplinary actions.
• Ensures all employees are 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 of chemicals (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.

Requirements:
2-4 years’ experience as a golf superintendent or 1st assistant.
2-year degree preferred, but not required.
Valid driver’s license.
Pesticide application license.
Prefer certification by the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America.
Knowledge of management and maintenance of greens, fairways, and roughs.
Knowledge of use and operating standards of equipment and tools used in golf course maintenance.
Interpersonal skills to resolve conflict and work with employees, members, and the general public.
Knowledge of safe use, mixing, and application of chemicals.
Knowledge of the game of golf, golf rules, and method of play.

Compensation:
$25,000 – $30,000 per year.

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

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