Golf Course Superintendent

10 September 2020

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Country: USA
State: Arizona

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Golf Course Superintendent
Country Club in Queen Creek, Arizona is looking for a Golf Course Superintendent.

Position Overview:
Duties:
• Must be proactive in developing long range plans for the division so as to facilitate the continual delivery of exceptional products to the marketplace and profit contributions to the company.
• Organizes and directs the functions of the Equipment Manager, the Landscape Supervisor, and the First Assistant Superintendent. The Golf Course Superintendent remains in close contact, communicates and takes direction from the Club Manager.
• Lead by example. He/she sets the benchmark of performance in the area of innovation, motivation and animation for his team.
• Interview and hire key staff positions including the First and Second Assistant, Equipment Manager, Irrigation Technician and Spray Technician, among others.
• Develop creative programs for the retention and recognition of employees under his supervision.
• Responsible for the performance management of the First and Second Assistant, Equipment Manager, Irrigation Technician and Spray Technician in a timely fashion according to the Resort & Golf’s established guidelines.
• Functions as a coach in encouraging team members to be successful in both a professional and personal capacity.
• Participate in and identify the team members under his/or her supervision that will participate in the annual 360 review process.
• Support and encourage succession plans for the team member of the golf course maintenance team by demonstrating a commitment to personal learning and development.
• Maintain effective communication with all team members in regards to course operation, human resource issues, and general BlueStar Resort & Golf communication. It is important that the Golf Course Superintendent demonstrate the core values, Trilogy 10 and code of conduct of BlueStar Resort & Golf through demonstration by example.
• Knows what questions to ask to identify opportunities and uncover concerns.
• Develop/implement tracking tools to provide early detection of challenges.
• Produce a timely annual budget that includes all expenses incurred in the maintenance of the golf grounds including landscape, and the maintenance on all the structures, buildings and systems supporting these grounds maintenance efforts.
• Develop preventative maintenance programs in conjunction with the Club Manager or Director of Agronomy.
• Reviews quality control and budget statistics to plan and modify maintenance activities.
• Spot-checks machines and equipment for conformance with operational standards.
• Plans, develops and implements new methods and procedures designed to minimize maintenance costs.
• Reviews new plans and discusses equipment needs and modification with the Club Manager and Director of Agronomy.
• Requisitions tools, equipment and supplies for use in maintenance operations.
• Monitor expenditures on a weekly basis to insure budget compliance.
• Develop a three-year planning budget for capital appropriations after conferring with the Club Manager. This plan will be updated and modified each year for fine-tuning.
• Annually, re-evaluate agronomic and equipment maintenance program and make the necessary recommendations to reflect new realities.
• Assist the Club Manager in establishing business goals through timely budgeting and capitol project planning.
• Confer with management to resolve maintenance problems and recommend measures to improve operations and conditions of equipment, systems and golf course.
• Direct training and indoctrination of new team members and to improve work performance and acquaint workers with company policies and procedures.
• Create a shared vision for a stable golf maintenance environment..
• Plans, develops and implements new methods and procedures designed to improve golf course conditioning.
• Consistently challenge yourself and your team to find innovative ways of doing more with less.
• Ability to compute rates, rations, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, volumes of cones, cylinders, etc. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, and financial reports, legal documents.
• Ability to calibrate sprayers, spreaders, scientific instruments, computer software, etc.
• Ability to operate basic software including word processor, spreadsheet, and email software, irrigation control software.
• Solid understanding in preventative maintenance systems.
• Basic understanding of mechanical operations of engines and hydraulics for guidance of equipment managers.

Requirements:
Bachelor of Science Degree in Turf Science, Landscape, Horticulture, Agronomy or similar field, or equivalent work experience.
Certified Applicator’s License applicable to state.
Two years of proven experience as a superintendent, or work equivalent.
Class A or B Superintendent in good standing and member of the GCSAA.
Previous Superintendent experience in Desert Climate.
Member of local professional superintendent’s association.
Involved with this association when assigned facility is in good stead is also recommended.

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

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