Assistant Golf Course Superintendent

29 April 2022

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Country: USA
State: Indiana

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Assistant Golf Course Superintendent
Golf Complex in West Lafayette, Indiana is looking for an Assistant Golf Course Superintendent.

Position Overview:
The Golf Course Assistant/Associate Superintendent is a management position working collaboratively with the Superintendent to fully execute an all-inclusive golf course maintenance plan for two 18-hole championship golf courses, including turf maintenance, tree and shrub programs, “curb appeal”, etc. In this role, you will assess critical-path decisions which ultimately affect the play-ability of assigned course as well as supervise regular and temporary hourly staff.

Responsibilities:
• Manage daily golf course turf maintenance and related projects ‎‎(includes .drainage mowing, turf maintenance, chemical applications, irrigation, ‎tree and ‎shrub maintenance, golf course aesthetics).
• Develop and maintain positive, ‎productive working relationships with athletics crew, ‎agronomy and physical facilities staffs, and outside vendors.
• Oversee scheduling and work assignments of regular, temporary non-student and student maintenance employees to ensure good, playable conditions, and cost control.
• Make recommendations for hiring, pay adjustments, performance feedback, and terminations.
• Train and supervise employees in equipment operation and golf course maintenance.
• Review and maintain accurate time ‎cards.
• Maintain accurate daily log book of completed task for the day.
• Responsible for pesticide applications for assigned golf course.
• Daily inspect golf course to assess need for pesticide herbicide, fungicide, group control, chemical balance, quantity, and location of all appropriate and ‎necessary chemical applications and evaluate recommendations with the Superintendent.
• Maintain complete and accurate records.
• Collaboratively with Superintendent and/or Associate Superintendent, oversee maintenance and shop operations ‎by: repair and upkeep of ‎equipment within approved budget, developing multi-year plan for maintenance equipment purchase, trade-in and salvage.
• Learn all aspects of equipment repair and maintenance, i.e. grinding, lapping, adjusting infield diagnosis and clear concise communication to mechanic.
• Ability to adjust to equipment failures.
Assist Superintendent in developing and managing annual budget.
• Collaborate with Superintendent and/or Associate Superintendent and outside ‎constituencies such as NCAA and USGA to meet specifications of tournaments.
• Participate in continuing education opportunities such as ‎seminars, workshops, correspondence ‎courses, field days, and trade shows.
• Subject to 24 hour call-backs.

Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree in Agronomy, Horticulture or Turf Management.
1 year of golf course maintenance experience.
In lieu of degree consideration will be given to an equivalent combination of related education and required experience (Associate’s degree + 3 years of related experience; HS diploma/GED +5 years of related experience).
Supervisory golf course experience.
Basic knowledge of Federal, State, and local laws and regulations affecting the management of golf course operations, e.g., safety and environmental standards, etc.
Working knowledge of agronomy and turf grass management practices.
A thorough understanding of the rules of the game of golf.
Ability to effectively interpret, communicate, and implement University policies & procedures.
Excellent communication (oral & written), problem-solving, decision-making, organizational, and customer service skills.
Ability to influence and build work relationships among a diverse workforce at all levels.
Must possess a learning orientation to changing technology impacting golf course business processes.
Personal computer and related software skills, e.g., word processing, spreadsheets, Internet, etc., necessary.
Must have or be able to obtain a valid State pesticide applicators ‎‎license (3A & B)
Must have or be able to obtain a valid Indiana driver’s license.
Ability to communicate and adhere to University, Big Ten Conference and NCAA policies, procedures, rules and regulations.

Compensation:
$45,000 – $60,000 per year.

How to apply:
Please apply via the URL provided.

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