Golf Course Superintendent

28 April 2022

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Country: USA
State: Texas

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Golf Course Superintendent
Golf Course in El Paso, Texas is looking for a Golf Course Superintendent.

Position Overview:
Responsible for planning, organizing, and directing all aspects of maintenance of the club grounds and golf course areas, and all tree maintenance, with the goal of producing a championship golf course and attractive landscape for the clubhouse grounds. The Golf Course Superintendent will organize and direct adequate training programs for golf course maintenance staff, with particular emphasis on quality agronomy maintenance and to achieve excellence in every aspect in the game of golf. The nature of this position requires the Golf Course Superintendent to deal effectively with people: to hire, lead and supervise staff, to communicate closely with other departments, and to show courtesy and friendliness to club members, guests, and employees from other departments. It also requires the ability to learn and challenge himself and his staff to always produce at a higher level.

Duties:
1. Plan and oversee the golf course maintenance operation, based on proper agronomic and horticultural practices to achieve the highest quality, maintained and groomed playing surface for our members and their guests. The maintenance will include aesthetic beauty of turf and landscapes to protect and nurture trees and shrubs on the golf course.
2. Maintain the golf course irrigation system and all other equipment to provide the proper amount of moisture for optimal turf and landscapes. Cognizant of the cost of this resource and is efficient and economical as possible.
3. Serve as staff liaison to building and grounds committee. Work with other committees as needed to meet Club goals.
4. Work closely with the other directors to coordinate special projects, and all other departments of the Club as needed to coordinate activities of mutual concern.
5. Design, install and protect new plantings, including ornamental beds, tree installations, and landscape improvements, keeping low maintenance a priority.
6. Be capable by education and experience of performing all maintenance tasks by proper licensing to include pesticide, fungicide, herbicide applications, application of fertilizers and other chemicals such as dyes, foams etc to aid in the cultivation of grass. and operating all equipment.
7. Work along with the grounds staff as needed.
8. Maintain records of expenditures, chemical or other applications, planting records, and daily maintenance procedures.
9. Engage outside contractors as needed for special projects such as tree pruning, large-scale pesticide application, construction, etc.
10. Manage and where appropriate, complete capital improvement projects.
11. Prepare and submit yearly operating, capital, and payroll budgets of grounds maintenance operations, and operate within Board-approved budgets.
12. Review all operating and capital expenses and preserve the assets within the department to assure cost efficiency and asset protection.
13. Monitor payroll costs, keeping overtime costs to a necessary minimum.
14. Monitor weekly employee schedules to ensure that scheduling is done in an efficient and cost effective.
15. Hire and supervise the grounds maintenance staff.
16. Enforce departmental time and attendance policy.
17. Monitor staff performance to assure high standards of professionalism, appearance, friendliness, and service to members. Maintain written documentation of misbehavior and rules infractions by employees to insure that disciplinary action or dismissal of employees is done in a fair and legal manner.
18. Complete annual performance reviews. Set knowledge and performance goals for each employee to enhance staff development.
19. Hold periodic meetings with all grounds maintenance staff to discuss areas of concern.
20. Organize and direct safety training programs and procedures for grounds staff.
21. Follow the proper procedures for workman’s compensation should any employee be injured on the job.
22. Three months before the end of the fiscal year, will produce an operating budget and will suggest a capital budget with an explanation of variances or new items. Will always nurture and protect the tangible and intangible assets of the Club which includes its employees.

Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree in Agronomy or related field preferred.
Must be familiar with all aspects of grounds maintenance and have hands-on work experience in the field.
Minimum of 5 years of supervisory experience.
Pesticide or other necessary chemical application certification by either, Federal, State or local requirements.
Must be knowledgeable in grounds maintenance cost-control procedures.
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office software, including Word, Excel, Access, Power Point, and other computer programs used at the club.
Minimum 2 year degree in turfgrass management or related field.
Minimum 3 years in a position of supervision and leadership.
Bentgrass and bermuda experience required.
Bi-lingual in a positive but not a prerequisite.
Ability to adapt to the Southwest culture.
Southern Bentgrass experience.

Compensation:
$80,000 – $100,000 per year.
Family insurance.
Paid dues and subscriptions & conference attendance.
Clothing allowance.
Two weeks of PTO after one year of employment.

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

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