Golf Course Superintendent

8 January 2021

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Country: USA
State: New Mexico

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Golf Course Superintendent
Golf Links in Silver City, New Mexico is looking for a Golf Course Superintendent.

Position Overview:
Job Summary (Essential Functions):
• Manage and maintain golf course properties including golf course, clubhouse grounds and landscaping, open spaces and the equipment used to maintain these areas.
• Responsible for the development and implementation of all golf course maintenance programs, budgets, and personnel decisions.
• Maintains all grounds and course maintenance equipment according to the club’s / company’s turf management program.
• Schedules, trains, supervises and evaluates all personnel assigned to department.
• Maintains accurate work records for all personnel in the department.
• Supervises all planting, fertilizing, care and removal of turf, plants, shrubs, trees and
other facilities on the golf course.
• Maintains course in proper playing condition.
• Inspects course regularly to evaluate and recommend improvements.
• Plan all future improvements to the golf course, and oversees all construction, maintenance and renovations.
• Oversees repairs of broken water lines or valves and may perform necessary repairs in an emergency.
• Records all maintenance on course.
• Supervises operation of the Equipment Repair Shop.
• Prepares annual budget for department; takes corrective action as necessary to help assure that budget goals are met.
• Prepares and revises grounds manual.
• Establishes short- and long-range plans for the golf course.
• Selects and prepares proper fertilizers and nutrients for all flora and fauna.
• Develops and maintains drainage, irrigation and watering systems.
• Implements and enforces comprehensive safety program for employees, members, and guests on course in compliance with local, state and federal laws; implements and manages the club’s hazard communication (HAZCOM) program.
• Ensures that chemicals, petroleum and other controlled products are used, stored and disposed of in accordance with local, state and federal regulations; maintains required records and strives to minimize the use of chemicals and petroleum products.
• Communicates as necessary with Director of Golf and Golf Professional to discuss conditions of facilities, maintenance plans, scheduled events and the number of rounds played.
• Communicates as necessary with Grounds, Golf or House committees or other applicable committees.
• Attends staff and management meetings.
• Keeps members informed about current and future maintenance activities.
• Conducts daily facility security checks ensuring accurate inventory of equipment and keys.
• Assists with snow removal planning.
• Plans professional development and training activities for subordinates including safety training for equipment use and proper handling of fertilizers, herbicides, and all other chemicals used on course; assures that SDSs are available in convenient location.
• Makes recommendations for capital improvement and purchases.
• Supervises road and roadside maintenance within the club’s grounds.
• Ensures proper landscaping for property outside of golf course including the clubhouse and surrounding areas.
• Coordinates applicable work with outside contractors.
• Determines when course should be closed due to weather conditions that may damage the course if play continues.
• Conducts other appropriate tasks assigned by the General Manager.

Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree in Agronomy, Horticulture or Plant Science.
An Associate’s degree from an intensive two-year turf grass management program.
Previous work as an assistant to an experienced Golf Course Superintendent required
Previous supervisory experience in a club or golf course setting.
Have a basic understanding of the rules of golf.
Be up-to-date on federal, state and local laws on golf course operations.
Administrative and executive ability, especially critical in problem-solving and decision-making.
Knowledge of ability to perform required role in emergency situations.
Golf Course Superintendent Association of America (GCSAA), class A.
Pesticide Application certification.
Valid driver’s license.

How to apply:
Please apply via the URL provided.

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