Golf Course Superintendent

28 April 2022

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Country: USA
State: Wisconsin

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Golf Course Superintendent
Golf Course in Neenah, Wisconsin is looking for a Golf Course Superintendent.

Position Overview:
The responsibilities include: turf grass/plant material maintenance programs, property/asset management, maintenance staff management, budget/forecasting, financial management, scheduling and maintenance of irrigation systems, herbicide and pesticide applications, related recordings, and compliance of regulatory issues. The Golf Course Superintendent works to create an environment where staff is involved and enthusiastic, with open communications and respect for themselves, guests and the property.

Basic Functions:
• Responsible for all phases of Golf Maintenance and Agronomic operations, cost control, personnel, and equipment.
• Works closely with, advises, reports to and coordinates with the General Manager on any issues related to golf course maintenance.
• Directs and participates in the construction and maintenance of the grounds
• Designs landscape plans for facility grounds and implements the plan.
• Administers and enforces all Golf Course rules, regulations and policies for staff.
• Works closely with the GM to operate the Golf Course in a fiscally responsible and professional manner.
• Must be able to work independently, collaboratively and be a self-starting problem solver.

Primary Duties:
• Oversees the care and maintenance of the turf, bunkers, ornamental plants, shrubs, trees and wetlands on the facility grounds
• Overseas the care and maintenance of the Golf Course amenities and infrastructure, including cart paths, signage and yardage markers
• Directs and assists the staff on the planting of new 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
• Provides detailed annual plan for the various property levels and the designated landscaping areas. Includes rotational design to provide facility with fresh, eye-catching, interesting and pleasant atmosphere
• Manages a water usage tracking plan and irrigation systems and provides monthly reporting on retaining ponds, wells and other water usage.
• Recruits, supervises and retains maintenance staff. Conducts employee performance evaluations and exercises appropriate disciplinary action
• Provides technical, operational and safety training for employees to ensure that staff is working within OSHA, Golf Course safety and state and federal guidelines for safe working conditions.
• Oversees subordinates in proper and safe operation and maintenance of mechanical and power equipment
• Makes recommendations for replacement of capital equipment
• Supervises and participates in the application and recording of chemical applications (fertilizers and pesticides) on the Golf Course 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, fertilizers and equipment upkeep.
• Develops annual operating budget and plans for maintenance and capital improvement projects to be approved by GM and Board.
• Maintains records and completes required reporting. Order parts, supplies and equipment as needed, subject to approval by the General Manager and Board as appropriate.
• Schedules maintenance practices around play and outings to maximize efficiency and minimize disruption to golfers.
• Coordinates snow removal and winter maintenance activities when necessary.
• Performs upkeep and maintenance on all equipment.
• Works closely with educational institutions and students to provide learning opportunities at the Golf Course and in the classroom.
• Performs other related work as needed.

Requirements:
2 years experience as a Golf Superintendent or 1st Assistant.
2-year Degree or Certificate in Turf Management (or related field, like agronomy, horticulture, plant science, soil science).
Computer skills required for financial reporting and control of operations, including use of Microsoft Office Suite.
Valid driver’s license.
Wisconsin Pesticide Application License or the ability to obtain.
Considerable knowledge of equipment operation, repair and maintenance.
Prefer Certification by the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America
Must pass pre-employment drug screen.
Knowledge of management and maintenance of greens, bunkers, fairways and roughs.
Knowledge of use and operating standards of equipment and tools used in golf course construction and maintenance work.
Knowledge of proper equipment repair and maintenance practices.
Skill in recruiting, supervising, training, monitoring, evaluating and motivating personnel.
Interpersonal skill to resolve conflict and work with supervisors, officials, Board members, employees, students and the general public.
Knowledge of safe use, mixing and application of chemicals and commercial products.
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 and/or greens.
Interpersonal skill to positively interact with golfers and other Golf Course guests.

Compensation:
$60,000.00 – $70,000.00 per year.

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

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